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Kanthi Yogi Sri. Sandeep Shivashankar

Sandeep Shivashankar is a very well know yoga and wellness teacher who is based in Mysuru, the Yoga capital of India. He is one of the very few authorized yoga instructor from the world renowned yoga shala, K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), Mysuru. Having over 15 years of experience in asana practice, he has mastered the skills in clear explanation, instructor guided classes, proper adjustments and breathing techniques.
Sandeep was born in Mysore, he grew up in a typical orthodox Brahmin family with passion towards artistic field he started his career in theater, dance, fitness at a very young age. Though he spent the next three years focused on his scholastic education, earning a diploma in computer since and engineering from Srimath Polytechnic, Mysore.

Sandeep started practicing yoga with an intention to balance his lifestyle and after about several years of practice with various instructors, he took it as a way of life when he started to practice in 2012 under the guidance of Yoga Paramaguru Sri. R. Sharath Jois of KPJAYI, who is a renowned yoga teacher and underwent rigorous training to obtain authorization to teach traditional Mysore style Ashtanga yoga.

With this foundation he established his own shala – Yoga Purusha Ashtanga yoga shala in Mysuru. His sincere devotion and discipline to the study and practice of yoga compels him to rise six days a week at 3:00 a.m. to complete his practice before he starts teaching his regular classes.

His students comprise of many corporates, officials, house-wives and is now designing a programme for kids above the age of 7 years.

He was invited and travelled to the US to teach at workshops in several states. In his recent trip to Atlanta, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Seattle he taught for around 100 students. He received good reviews about his clear teaching techniques and adjustments.
He has now been invited to conduct workshops and yoga session in other countries. He also aspires to travel around the country to teach Ashtanga yoga to spread the essence of authentic, dedicated and holistic learning’s from the masters of yoga.


  • I decide to give a test to yoga during my stay in mysuru, because of my girlfriend who was practicing yoga for few years, sandeep was suggested to me as he is authorized by sharat, and after 1 month and practicing 6 days per week i already feel difference in my body , i am flexible, i am more strong, and i am pretty happy for this opportunity and i will keep practicing yoga.

    Gabriel , Brazil

  • i have joined sandeeps yoga class since 2 months, initially i had back pain and could not even bend properly or go down, but now after 2 months i am really happy to say that i can easly touch the ground and even my back pain has reduced and i have lost about 3 to 4 kgs. i would like thank sandeep alot for that.


  • YOGA..... !!! Sandeep 's Studio for yoga and fitness is the ultimate place to do Yoga .... an hour of sandeep's class is such a stress buster n energy booster .... I feel so refreshed with whole bunch of mind charged for rest of the day..... I thoroughly recommend his class to stay fit ..... sandeep u r a rockstar !!! Keep motivating us 😊


  • Was my first time experience in any Yoga class. Was hesitant initially but am loving it now. The sessions are so energetic that the moment Sandeep starts, you get infected with the energy and get started in no time, leaving all your aspersions and hesitations aside. Try once and you will it to be continuing for a long period of time. High five to Sandeep!

    NN Choudhary

  • My stress buster My high energy level My happiness The best place to keep you fit, fab n active throughout the day

    Rashmi Jayakumar

  • It's a good place for Yoga. It's worth the amount. Instructors are friendly and really co-operative. It's out of the city crowd and pollution. The environment is appreciably nice and situated in a locality that has the best environment for yoga and fitness. If you have interest in any of these activities, it's a place must to visit and have a great experience.

    Kush Rajeev Menda

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