KAVI PATEL

HOMETOWN

Originally from Ahmedabad, India. Currently New York.

PHILOSOPHY

From “chitta vrtti nirodhah" to "isvarah pranidhana”, he aims to teach classes with precision, timing and scientific intuitive sequencing of the yoga asana. He aims to challenge students, to bring a sense of fun to his classes, and to explore not just the physical aspects of yoga, but also its psychological and spiritual dimension — meaning surrender to the Supreme Higher Self.

CLASSES AT PURE

Iyengar

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Iyengar yoga teacher at Introductory II in 2010; Anusara training in 2002: Integral yoga certification in 1999-2001. Been teaching since 1996.

MENTORS

Late Mary Dunn, along with James Murphy, Carrie Owerko, Genny Kapular, Patricia Walden, Manuso Manos

BEFORE YOGA

Commerce student in college, trained in professional cricket in 1977, but left everything and lived in Hare Krsna Ashrams in India and United States from 1978-2008, studying Sri Chaitanya Bhakti Yoga and chanting Hare Krsna Maha Mantra based on the sacred Bhakti text of Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad-gita and the works of Six Gosvāmīs of Vrindaban.