I am from a very small town Arruppukkottai, Southern India. Yoga and I met when I was fourteen. A Professor named Sundaralingam, who was living next to my house, was my first Asana teacher. Seeing his grace and peace while he was doing shoulder stand and head stand, I fell in love in yoga. Like everyone else, the incredible physical potential brought from asana was the first motivation for me to learn yoga. This first yoga teacher, Mr. Sundaralingam, opened the door of yoga for me.
The second gurus were Alumuthu and Arunagiri I met in a ‘Yoga ashram’-“Thiruvalluver Yoga and Naturopathy Centre” in my home town.
第二時期是我在家鄉的瑜珈靜修處(yoga ashram)，Thiruvalluver Yoga and Naturopathy Centre的老師，Alumuthu先生和Arunagiri先生。
During the time of being a diligent student in this ashram, I realized that asana was only the small step on the path of yoga. It was my first time to learn about yoga philosophy in the ashram. If asana learning is like a yoga seed, the nutrition of yoga philosophy started to make me blossom and enjoyed the juicy fruit in the yoga path. By the time I left the ashram after being 8 years with my Gurus, I came to realize yoga was not just a system of a physical practice, it was a way of living.
The essence of my Gurus’ teachings focus on penetrating our awareness in three dimensions (physical body, mental body and spiritual body.) And this teaching guided the direction and affected the way of my yoga teaching later on. Most of all, this yoga guru introduced me another enlightened guru, Osho . Since then, Osho’s teaching has been accompanying me whenever I am in the thirst of truth .
My guru once said if you want to master one thing, you had better become the teacher of it. And that’s how I become my guru’s assistant when he was teaching yoga. Being an assistant here for a few years here laid a foundation of the career in teaching yoga .
After I left the ashram, with the strong longing of sharing my guru’s love and my own yoga practice. In 2002, I started my own yoga school “Elysium school of yoga ” in Coimbatore, south of India. In 2005, I was chosen to be yoga instructor in Yoga Plus in Hong Kong, and started my new life teaching abroad. This new experience has broadened my teaching styles with all different students all over the world.
離開靜修處後，帶著強烈渴望與大家分享我老師的慈愛以及瑜珈，在2002年印度南方的Coimbatore，我開始了我的瑜珈學校，Elysium school of yoga。2005年香港的Yoga Plus聘請了我，開啟了我海外教學的第一章。這一項新的經驗和來自不同地區的學生，豐富了我的教學方式
In 2009, I started my teaching style named Nirvana yoga in Taiwan, which includes chanting, and yoga philosophy and asana practice. It aims to help students to grow in three dimensions – physically, mentally and spiritually.
In 2010, not only teaching in regular yoga centers, I also started to travel around the island of Taiwan and other Asian countries in teaching workshops. ………………..
— Prathap 黑p老師