"WE PRACTICE YOGA TO ACHIEVE YOGA."
Sujal H. V. Patel (Sri Sudarshan) began exploring the meaning of health and happiness in our human experience. He was always curious about the interconnection of nature and the person - and what is their ideal balance. In 2005, Sujal began practicing Yoga whereby a consistent practice revealed the infinitely positive physical, mental and spiritual outcomes of Yoga. Sujal realized that with body and mind quiet, the soul begins to speak. He began reading the authoritative texts and original scriptures of Yoga, and dove heart-first into the teachings of India’s enlightened sages and Yoga Masters. While living in the United States, Yoga was Sujal's way of truly connecting. He studied the teachings of other traditions and discovered an underlying unity - it was essentially who we are.
Each practice gave Sujal more knowledge, vitality and enthusiasm. The blessings of Yoga started to become too much to keep to himself. In 2011, Sujal formally began teaching Yoga at M.B. Patel Higher Secondary and Secondary School in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Sujal had begun walking the footsteps of his late great-grandfather, Purushottamdas (Daskaka) Patel, Indian Member of Parliament, pioneer of education and founder of the campus. Sujal returned to the United States to receive a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University, with thesis papers on Gandhian Economics; Eastern & Western Religions; Nations, States & Boundaries; Global Sustainability; and the Ethnography of Yoga. They were expressions of his interest in personal and social leadership.
Sujal then obtained his license to teach Yoga by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Yoga started strongly pulling him toward the path of Self-Realization. He sought the knowledge and wisdom from the unbroken lineages of Yoga. He has the deepest gratitude for their profound teachings and is eternally thankful to the Masters who have preserved the gift of Yoga by their shining example.
Sujal has accepted the title of Yoga Siromani and the responsibility of committing his life to disseminating the teachings of Yoga. Under the world's most authentic and renowned spiritual masters, Sujal H. V. Patel received his name, Sri Sudarshan, meaning "Remover of blindness and ignorance, and bestower of true vision" and "Divine Grace through Self-Effort." Having received Initiation, Sri Sudarshan is now practicing and teaching under the direct guidance of his Guru, Pujyatman Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda Saraswati, the last direct disciple of one of the world's most esteemed and prominent Yoga & Spiritual Masters to have ever lived, Param Guru Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Sri Sudarshan also received Initiation and tutelage from Sri Swami Rajarshi Muni, a direct disciple of Sri Swami Kripalvananda, at the Lakulish Yoga University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Through many years and lifetimes, Sri Sudarshan reminds his students of three profound questions: "Who Am I? What Is My Purpose? and What Is My Goal?" Bringing philosophy into action is his way of serving the world at large.
Sri Sudarshan brings the practical wisdom of the ancient Yoga tradition into simple, focused actions for the modern practitioner.
He teaches with non-injury, truth, compassion, intelligence and humor, guiding students to increase their potential by building self-confidence and poise. Sri Sudarshan sees that true health, integrative wellness and peak performance of the body and mind are the ultimate keys to unlocking and harnessing the power the human spirit.
From expertise and experience, Sri Sudarshan utilizes his intuition to help others significantly improve their quality of life.
With profound insight and a unique perspective, he is credited with upholding the torch of classical Yoga. Imperative to the integrity and professionalism of teaching Yoga in the modern day, SKYLIGHT YOGA's "Ancient Way Modern Day" message, is Sri Sudarshan's steadfast commitment to the Yogic way of life. His extensive knowledge and years of experience teaching Yoga worldwide empowers individuals and businesses to create the proper attitudes to transform themselves today. Sri Sudarshan now lives and teaches out of SKYLIGHT YOGA's Miami Beach Ashram and continues spreading the teachings through SKYLIGHT YOGA. He looks forward to
helping people move forward in their lives with physical strength, mental stability and spiritual grace.
Sri Sudarshan is the Founder, Director & Lead Trainer of SKYLIGHT YOGA and SKYLIGHT YOGA EXPEDITIONS.
He leads all worldwide functions of SKYLIGHT YOGA's purpose-driven instruction including 1-On-1, Corporate Health Programs, Workshops & Special Events, Worldwide Yoga Expeditions & Retreats; and Yoga Teacher Training Certification.
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"In the midst of raging storm and blinding spray,
the Yogi keeps his vision of the Sun undisturbed,
and lets thunder rock him to sleep."
MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND MAHATMA GANDHI
PRACTICAL WISDOM, HEALTHY LIVING & WORLD-CLASS YOGA TEACHING
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