"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 spiritual name given to Sujal H. V. Patel by his beloved Guru, Pujyatman Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda, for Sri, meaning "divine elegance and virtuous qualities" and Sudarshan, meaning "remover of blindness and ignorance and bestower of true vision by the power of divine grace through self-effort." Having sought and found real peace, happiness and enlightenment within the very nature of himself, he promotes active self-leadership and vibrant living. Sri Sudarshan uplifts humanity with joy, devotion and wisdom and he is the Founder, Director and Spiritual Leader at SKYLIGHT YOGA!
SRI SUDARSHAN SUJAL H. V. PATEL Founder | SKYLIGHT YOGA™ Leader | SKYLIGHT YOGA EXPEDITIONS™ Director | SKYLIGHT YOGA CORPORATE HEALTH™ "We practice Yoga to achieve Yoga."
Sri Sudarshan oversees all worldwide functions of SKYLIGHT YOGA's purpose-driven health and wellness instruction.
Sri Sudarshan [Sujal H. V. Patel] has for lifetimes been exploring health, happiness and success in the human experience. He was curious about the interconnection of universal nature and individual personality and their ideal balance. Sujal began practicing Yoga before it rose to popularity in the West and became widely known for postures, breathing and meditation. Yoga revealed its infinitely positive physical, mental and spiritual outcomes to Sujal in a revelation. Sujal's body became absolutely quiet, and his mind became completely calm, that the voice of truth was heard. It said:
"Welcome to You."
Sujal began teaching Yoga at M.B. Patel Higher Secondary and Secondary School in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, and walked the footsteps of his adored great-grandfather, Purushottamdas “Daskaka” Patel, Indian Member of Parliament, pioneer of education, national reformer and founder of the K-through-college campus where Sujal was teaching English and Yoga. Sujal completed his Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, writing thesis papers on "Gandhian Economics in Applied Anthropology," "Commensurability of Eastern and Western Religions," "Global Sustainability in an Environmental, Social and Political Context," and "The Ethnography of Yoga," as they were 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 evolved him on the path of Self-Realization.Graciously receiving the sublime knowledge from the unbroken lineages of Yoga, and developing a deeper gratitude for their teachings, Sujal knew this meant that he would give his life to the mission of teaching powerful, practical and profound Yoga and spirituality, and to the Masters who have preserved this undeniable gift by their shining example. Sujal accepted the title of Yoga Siromani (Jewel of the Crown of Yoga) and committed his life to artfully, skillfully and responsibly disseminating the teachings of Yoga by upholding Dharma, purity and virtuousness in the world.
"Yoga is physical strength, mental stability and spiritual grace!"
An initiated disciple of the world's most eminent spiritual masters, Sri Sudarshan lives with the purpose of his spiritual name, "Remover of blindness and ignorance and bestower of true vision by the power of divine grace through self-effort." Sri Sudarshan practices and teaches Yoga under the direct guidance of his adored Guru, Pujyatman Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda, the true saint and living Sage, "Genius of Yoga," and the last direct disciple of one of the most esteemed and prominent spiritual masters to have ever lived, Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Sri Sudarshan also received initiation from Sri Swami Rajarshi Muni, at the Lakulish Yoga University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. These are the Masters whose lives embody the teachings of Yoga.
"Realize that you are the sky in the light of wisdom!"
Sri Sudarshan reminds us of life’s essential questions: “Who Am I?” “What Is My Purpose?” “What Is My Goal?” and with profound insight and clarity, transforms their ancient wisdom into simple, focused actions for the modern spiritual aspirant. An advanced teacher, Sri Sudarshan encourages the joyous movement toward Self-realization through the integration of action, will, emotion and reason. Sri Sudarshan’s and all spiritual teachers' lives serve as examples of Yoga, grace and humanity applied in daily life.
"Truth is one, with many appearances."
By developing self-confidence and poise in the Yoga practitioner, Sri Sudarshan leads spiritual aspirants, trainees and clients from simple endurance to peak performance, and shows 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 for success. Sri Sudarshan is based at the SKYLIGHT YOGA Ashram in Miami Beach, Florida where he shares Yoga’s teachings and mystic insights into living profoundly and deeply, and provides spiritual guidance full-time, virtually and in-person around the world. Health is the first step towards any goal. Let us go together!