Ravi Shankar has been on the path of Yoga for more than 25 years. He is a student of TKV Desikachar and has spent a number of years working under him and continues to teach in the same tradition. That is, a style of yoga that is breath centric, gentle and therapeutic.
He has completed the intensive 2‐year teacher training Diploma in Yoga at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. The learning he cherishes most is the years spent working on TKV Desikachar’s yoga journal Darsanam. The association with his teacher during that time influenced him deeply and has shaped his life thereon.
He was the Scholar‐in‐Residence (2008‐09), Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
He also conducted workshops for the departments of Wellness, Dance and Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin ‐ Steven’s Point. He was earlier the Lilly Scholar at the Laura C. Harris Symposium, March 2007 at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
He has conducted yoga programs for leading corporate houses in India in areas of Wellness, Stress Management, and Learning.
Sheela Shankar is also a student of T.K.V. Desikachar. She too has undergone the 2‐year teacher training Diploma in Yoga at the KYM and was working with Ravi in the editing and production of the journal Darsanam. She was one of TKV Desikachar’s foremost teachers of Vedic Chanting and is also a trained classical singer in both the Carnatic and the Hindustani tradition. She has worked extensively in the field of education with children and educators, both in India and around the world, to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics.