At the age of 7 years, Guru Mukh was sent to a monastery by his parents where he lived for next 12 years. During his study years in monastery, he learnt different philosophies about life revealed to him by ancient Indian sages. This pious learning at an early age laid a strong spiritual foundation in his nature. At the monastery, he also came to learn about ancient meditation techniques through traditional hatha yoga practice.
After his monastery education, he took a diploma in Computer Science and started a career as web designer. In 2008, after working in the IT industry for 5 years, Guru Mukh finally decided to quit his job and follow the path he believed he was born to tread upon. He received OSHO Sanyaas Initiation in the same year and OSHO’s vibrant spiritual lessons helped him in further on the path he has chosen for himself.
Since then he has been an inseparable part of yoga community. Here at Siddhi Yoga, he shares his understanding in the teachings of Traditional Hatha Yoga, Philosophies, Pranayama, Meditations and various Cleansing Processes, while occasionally expressing his being through Reiki, Singing and Playing a String Instrument called ‘Dilruba’.
As he puts it, “Yoga surely helps to stay relaxed in any degree of situational and emotional intensity.”
Yoga Style: I like to teach and practice the traditional style of Hatha Yoga with Slow and Graceful movements of body and breath, between two postures. This way of Yoga Asana practice had been developed and suggested by ancient Mystics of India, as a helpful tool for humanity of all ages of time, for transforming all kinds of divisions created by human consciousness.
Because somehow humans have always looked for solutions after creating problems they were not aware of, mystics then advised, please do not look for solutions because there is none, and at the same time they offered humanity a few tools of self awakenings, which can help them to stop creating problems. The full stop in finding solutions and creating further problems is a solution according to the mystics.
This way of practicing yoga brings a different kind of revolution in the consciousness that it itself stops creating further problems without finding any solution and suddenly the practitioner realizes oh! There is no problem at all. All is well! 🙂
Programs I teach at Siddhi Yoga: In Siddhi Yoga’s 200 hrs and 300 hrs Yoga Teacher Trainings Courses, I share the beautiful aspects of Philosophy, Hatha Yoga and Meditation Practices.
Favorite yoga pose: The 12 postures of Classical Sun Salutations are very close to my heart. This complete journey teaches the practitioner, how the consciousness travels down from the empty space of sky, towards its physical manifestation, into different situations, experiencing all kinds of easiness and difficulties and goes back again to the sky, to the source or emptiness, without stopping, clinging, liking and disliking itself in the flow.
My favorite place in the world: A place surrounded by nature and with the music of birds, crickets, frogs, shining fire flies in the night.
I knew within the first few moments of meeting Gurumukh that he was a true yoga teacher who does not merely practice and teach yoga, but truly lives by it in each moment. I have been fortunate... more
Gurumukh was my philosophy teacher during my teacher training and I think that he is one of the most inspiring persons I met . In his philosophy classes he was sharing the ancient and traditional practices of... more
Philosophy lectures with our smiley Guru Mukh were definitely my favourite. I connected with him instantly, day by day I felt more at ease by listening to his stories and life experiences. He has become much more... more
I have never been much of a religious person, and only found spirituality a few years back when starting my yoga practice. For about a 10 year period, I kept finding myself in one terrible situation after... more
I have never been much of a religious person, and only found spirituality a few years back when starting my yoga practice. For about a 10 year period, I kept finding myself in one terrible situation after another, and not knowing how to cope and move forward, but life goes on and so do we. That’s until I met Guru Mukh and all that changed. I decided to come to India because of a dream I had, yes sounds absurd but I knew it was my path. After the long trip around the world to include trains, planes, and tuk tuks I found a little village tucked away in the Himalayas. I was a long way from home and a bit unsure of this decision. Then I met Guru Mukh, and everything around me became a bit lighter and filled with love and grace. Guru Mukh taught our Philosophy class, and I couldn’t dream of a better person to do it. He taught us about life and love and how to be present in your journey. I learned from my past, look forward to my future, and am thrilled to be in the present today. But this was not just my story, he changed the lives of the 32 other yogis from around the world, all looking to find peace and growth. I will forever cherish our time together, and will always be grateful. Today I live my life happy and free. Thank you G
Philosophy lectures with our smiley Guru Mukh were definitely my favourite. I connected with him instantly, day by day I felt more at ease by listening to his stories and life experiences. He has become much more than an ordinary teacher. He’s an amazing friend, with whom we shared so many beautiful moments in Goa. From very challenging asana lessons and inspirational philosophy classes to relaxing evenings in local restaurants and walks along the beach. Still giggling inside, when thinking about him passing by on a pushbike and me offering my hand as driving pass on a scooter, to give him an extra push. 🙂 Can’t believe he accepted it… Beautiful crazy moments.
Gurumukh was my philosophy teacher during my teacher training and I think that he is one of the most inspiring persons I met . In his philosophy classes he was sharing the ancient and traditional practices of yoga as well as talking on many philosophical questions of a great importance then and now. With a good sense of empathy and flexibility he was open to explore whatever came up in the class , picking up every student on his own level of understanding . Gurumukhs words are profound and deep but still there is always a lot of space for joy and laughter. He is one of those teachers with whom you feel that they are living their wisdom every single day . Under his gentle and warm guidance we could create a space for gaining a deeper understanding how important love and togetherness are. In Meditation classes we explored many different ways and techniques to find meditation and exchanged our experiences. The compound of deep wisdom and his spreading joy personality is very authentic and unique and touched my heart deep inside.
I knew within the first few moments of meeting Gurumukh that he was a true yoga teacher who does not merely practice and teach yoga, but truly lives by it in each moment. I have been fortunate to have been around many great yoga teachers, and none of them with as deep a commitment and complete understanding of yoga as him. If you are looking to learn yoga in it’s truest form, you couldn’t find anyone better in all of India. He has the ability to take difficult to understand concepts and turn them into relatable experiences for his students. Everyone in our training immediately fell in love with him and shared a deep connection to his teaching style which is full of laughter, joy, love and insight. He is not just a teacher but a dear friend, a mentor, and a student himself. I feel so, so lucky to have met him and to be able to call him my friend.