"YOGA IS THE MOVEMENT TOWARD PHYSICAL HEALTH, MENTAL STABILITY AND SPIRITUAL GRACE." SRI SUDARSHAN
SKYLIGHT YOGA™ LEADERSHIP
A PORTAL THROUGH WHICH ONE ACCESSES THE PROFOUNDER DIMENSIONS OF LIFE
Sri Sudarshan is the Name given to Sujal H. V. Patel by the beloved and revered Guru, His Holiness Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda, for Sri, meaning "divine elegance and virtuous qualities" and Sudarshan, for the "remover of blindness and ignorance and bestower of true vision by the power of self-effort through divine grace." Having sought and found real peace, happiness and enlightenment within our own human nature, he promotes active self-leadership, vibrant living and uplifts humanity with joy, devotion and wisdom!
Sri Sudarshan oversees all worldwide functions of SKYLIGHT YOGA's purpose-driven curricula.
SRI SUDARSHAN Founder & Director | SKYLIGHT YOGA™ Leader | SKYLIGHT YOGA EXPEDITIONS™
"We practice Yoga to achieve Yoga."
Sri Sudarshan [Sujal H. V. Patel] has for lifetimes been exploring health, happiness and success in the human experience. Being curious about the interconnection of universal nature, individual personality and their ideal balance, Sujal had been practicing Yoga consistently before it rose to popularity in the West and became widely known for postures, breathing and meditation. In his first experience, Yoga revealed its infinitely positive outcomes to Sujal in a moment of pure revelation. Sujal's body became so completely quiet, his mind became absolutely calm, that the voice of truth was heard, and it said:
"Welcome to You."
Sujal started officially teaching Yoga at M.B. Patel Higher Secondary and Secondary School in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, walking the footsteps of his widely-adored great-grandfather, Purushottamdas “Daskaka” Patel, Member of the Indian Parliament, pioneer of education, national reformer and founder of the campus. Sujal completed his Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, writing treatises on Gandhian Economics, Eastern and Western Religions, Global Sustainability, and the Ethnography of Yoga, as natural expressions of his interests in personal, professional and civil leadership. Sujal was licensed to teach Yoga by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Yoga continued evolving him on the path of Self-Realization.With the development of a deeper gratitude and aspiration for the sublime knowledge of Yoga's unbroken lineages, Sujal felt the clear call to give his life to the mission of teaching and studying under the Yoga Masters who have preserved this undeniably powerful gift by their shining example. Sujal accepted the title of Yoga Siromani, Jewel of the Crown of Yoga, and committed his life to Dharma, upholding truth, virtue and purity in the world.
"Yoga is physical strength, mental stability and spiritual grace!"
Sri Sudarshan lives with the purpose of his name "remover of blindness and ignorance and bestower of true vision, by the power of divine grace through self-effort." An initiated and dignified disciple of two of the world's most illustrious spiritual masters, Sri Sudarshan studies and teaches Yoga for attaining the Goal of Life by the direct guidance of adorable Guru, His Holiness Pujyatman Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda, the enlightened Sage, living Saint, referred to as "Genius of Yoga," and now presiding at the Yoga Research Foundation in Miami, FL, U.S.A. Sri Sudarshan's beloved Gurudev is the highly-revered and last-remaining direct disciple of one of the world's preeminent spiritual masters, Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati of the Divine Life Society. Sri Sudarshan also received the direct proof of initiation from Sri Swami Rajarshi Muni, at the Lakulish Yoga University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Their lives embody all of Yoga's teachings.
"Realize that you are the sky in the light of wisdom!"
Sri Sudarshan reminds us of life’s most essential questions: “Who Am I?” “What Is My Purpose?” & “What Is My Goal?” With profound insight and clarity, Sri Sudarshan transforms the wisdom of the ancient way into simple and focused actions for the modern day. Uniting practice with proper understanding is the way to improving oneself, serving the world and gradually attaining Self-realization. An advanced teacher, Sri Sudarshan encourages the joyous movement toward Self-realization through integration of action, will, emotion and reason. Sri Sudarshan serves the body, heart, mind and soul of humanity in his daily life.
"Truth is one, with many appearances."
Sri Sudarshan leads all of his students, trainees and clients from simple endurance to peak performance, by developing their self-confidence and poise, and by showing them how to unlock and harness the power of the human spirit. Sri Sudarshan's inspiring teachings, steadfast commitment to Yoga and practical knowledge empowers individuals and businesses to maximize their health and realize their goals. Sri Sudarshan is based at the SKYLIGHT YOGA Ashram in Miami Beach, Florida where he shares the mystic insights into living profoundly and deeply, and provides full-time guidance, virtually and in-person, worldwide. His school and teachings support the physical health, mental stability and spiritual grace of people everywhere.