Biography of a yoga teacher
Ajay started practicing yoga at ten years old with BNS Iyengar at the Shri Pathanjala Yoga Shala at Parkala Mutt in Mysore; he soon discovered he had a passion for yoga. Practicing at the ParkalaMutt, Ajay developed a commitment and understanding for both the physical and spiritual dimensions of yoga, which have now become an integral part of his life.
Today Ajay maintains an individual practice, drawing from his personal experience in practicing asana he applies the lessons that he has leant to his teachings, offering a unique insight to Ashtanga. Alongside this Ajay is currently studying a PHD in Sanskrit at the University of Mysore.
Ajay has been teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for the passed six years. Under his supervision, students gain the strength, stamina and flexibility to move through the asanas. He has the ability to work with a wide range of individuals, from complete beginners to the advanced practitioners. Ajay’s first priority is to guide the student through the physical aspects of yoga asana. From there the foundation is set for the other limbs of Ashtanga Yoga to build.
Ajay teaches his students with sensitivity to their body and his adjustments are gentle and precise. Ajay is particularly concerned with alignment and correct posture and guides his student to this end. His aim is that his students reach there full potential.
Ajay firmly believes that with a daily Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice both the physical and spiritual beliefs will be attained.
Through his style of teaching Ajay built up a regular number of international students who return to Mysore every year to study and deepen their practice under his guidance.
“There is a lot to feel from yoga and Asana is only the beginning feeling” (Ajay).
Comments by Ajay's Students
|I thoroughly enjoyed my time studying primary series with Ajay. He pays close attention to safety and stresses the importance of proper alignment. His physical adjustments enabled me to understand how to achieve the pose on my own, not just forcing me into the position. He is a great communicator and is able to adapt his teachings to each individual student. I found Sthalam8 to be a very relaxed and positive environment.
Robin Armstrong Ottawa,
"Ajay is an incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable teacher. His understanding of the deeper dimensions of asana practice, which pertain to resolving negative karmas, enabling one to become a kinder person, is awe inspiring for such a young teacher. This guru is Mysore's secret treasure and his smile is bigger than a rainbow!" Sharon Gannon, founder of the Jivamukti Yoga Method--NYC USA
New York USA
"Thanks for interesting site. Keep up a great work."
I can't thank Ajay enough for his yoga instruction...his years of practice make him an understanding and knowledgable teacher. In addition, his "ashtanga for everyone" style means that he caters to each student's needs. I highly recommend Ajay!!!
Ajay has a natural gift in his practice and teaching of yoga. Don't let the young face fool you! Like many gifted people, Ajay is beyond his years in many ways. He has advanced the practices of countless people from around the world. He is respectful, professional, and very dedicated. On top of these things, Ajay is a truly wonderful person. You really can't go wrong if you choose to study with him. You'll get tons of adjustments and increase your strentgh and flexibility in no time.
Get website for a great teacher - really enjoyed my time in Mysore with you.
Ajay is a wonderful yoga teacher. He teaches with passion and dedication that can only be described as divinely guided. He is also a great guy with very positive energy that comes through in his teachings. I will always be grateful to him for my beautiful yoga experience in India