"WE PRACTICE YOGA TO ACHIEVE YOGA."
Sujal H. V. Patel (Sri Sudarshan) started exploring the meaning of health and happiness in our human experience. He was always curious about the interconnection of nature and the personality - and what is their ideal balance. In 2005, Yoga revealed its infinitely positive physical, mental and spiritual outcomes. Sujal's body and mind became so quiet that the soul's voice was heard saying, "Welcome to You." Sujal began reading the texts and scriptures of Yoga, and dove heart-first into the authoritative teachings of India’s enlightened Sages and Yoga Masters. Yoga was Sujal's way of truly connecting himself with all. Studying the teachings of other traditions, Sujal discovered an underlying unity - it was essentially who we are.
With more knowledge, vitality and enthusiasm, the blessings of Yoga became too much to keep to himself. Sujal began teaching Yoga at M.B. Patel Higher Secondary and Secondary School in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. In 2011, he began walking in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, Purushottamdas (Daskaka) Patel, Indian Member of Parliament, pioneer of education and founder of the campus. Sujal graduated from Indiana University, writing thesis papers on Gandhian Economics; Eastern & Western Religions; Nations, States & Boundaries; Global Sustainability; and Ethnography of Yoga. They were expressions of his interest in personal and social leadership.
Sujal was officially licensed to teach Yoga by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Yoga strongly pulled him toward the path of Self-Realization. Having the knowledge and wisdom from the unbroken lineages of Yoga, and having developed a deep gratitude for their profound teachings, Sujal is eternally thankful to the Masters of Yoga who have preserved this gift by their shining example. Sujal accepted the title of Yoga Siromani and the responsibility of committing his life to disseminating the teachings of Yoga.
An initiated disciple of the world's most authentic and renowned spiritual masters, Sri Sudarshan received his name meaning, "Remover of Blindness and Ignorance, and Bestower of True Vision" and "Divine Grace Through Self-Effort." Sri Sudarshan is now practicing and teaching under the direct guidance of his beloved Guru, Pujyatman Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda Saraswati, the last direct disciple of one of the world's most esteemed and prominent Yoga Masters to have ever lived, Param Guru Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati of the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh, India. 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 us of three profound questions: "Who Am I? What Is My Purpose? and What Is My Goal?"
Serving the world by turning philosophy into action, Sri Sudarshan transforms 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. Increasing 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.
Sri Sudarshan utilizes his expertise, experience and intuition to help Yoga aspirants 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 organizations to create the proper attitudes to transform themselves today. Sri Sudarshan is based at the SKYLIGHT YOGA Ashram in Miami Beach, FL, USA and continues sharing the teachings of living profoundly and deeply through SKYLIGHT YOGA.
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 Teacher Training Certification,
Worldwide Yoga Expeditions, Corporate Health Programs, 1-On-1 Training, Workshops & Special Events.
We look forward to helping you move forward in your life with physical strength, mental stability and spiritual grace.
OM TAT SAT
"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