Born & raised in Kerala, South India, Rajesh spent his time as a teenager working for an Ayurvedic pharmacist. This led to further studies in Ayurveda and Yoga. After working for some time as an Ayurvedic therapist and a Yoga teacher everywhere from resorts to hospitals, in 2008 Rajesh fully committed himself to the yogic path when he completed the Sivananda Teacher Training, and subsequent advanced trainings.
Rajesh returns to the ashram every year, lecturing on yoga philosophy, teaching daily asana classes, assisting on several teacher trainings, as well as serving as a Karma Yogi. His time at the Ashram has given him a deep experiential knowledge of yoga, both as teacher & student. He brings this experience into class in order to give each student the guidance that they need to develop further on their personal path.
Rajesh explains his passion for teaching with the words “My work enables me to share my knowledge of the ancient science of Yoga and Ayurveda to help create wellness of mind, body and spirit.”
During 2012 and 2013 he was also a familiar face on a famous national TV-channel in Kerala, with his daily yoga show.Rajesh is the founder of Yoga Shastra. He lives with his wife and daughter in Sweden.