Growing up in a traditional family in Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh India, Devvrat was introduced to yoga in his early childhood. Next to giving importance to educating him according to ancient Indian culture, his parents also introduced him to modern science. This led him to his multi-perspective approach to studying and teaching yoga.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering, Devvrat started his career with the multinational company ABB in Bangalore. He used to work four years as a Project Manager in an international environment, until he decided to leave the corporate world for now.
This allowed him to devote himself fully to the study of the ancient science of yoga. Practicing with different teachers around India, he gained experience by constantly taking different perspectives on yoga. This not only developed his practice as a student, but also significantly inspired and enhanced his teaching skills. Further deepening his knowledge in the therapeutic approach of asana and anatomy, he completed his Yoga Alliance certified 500h Teacher Training.
Since 2016 Devvrat is pursuing a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy at SVYASA Yoga University Bangalore. In his studies he is combining the best practices of yoga with modern science in order to contribute to the welfare of society. Devvrat´s corporate background made him understand people´s needs when it comes to the suffering from common psychosomatic disease, caused by permanent stress in office jobs. Incorporating asana, pranayama, and meditation, he is working on solutions catering to these needs.
Next to this more practical approach, Devvrat dedicates his yoga studies to its original, philosophical perspective. Already during his childhood, he was interested in metaphysical questions which today he is continuously applying in the context of yoga philosophy. According to his perception, without understanding the very source of yogic science, practitioners will not be able to understand the true essence of yoga.
As a practicioner Devvrat is specialising in the traditional Ashtanga method after K. Pattabhi Jois. Constantly developing his own practice as well as his teachings, he is regularly practicing at the KPJAYI in Mysore. He is also experienced in teaching Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin Yoga. For him practice of physical Asana means practice of awareness. It is not just about mastering the pose on a physical level, but putting mindfulness into these particular moments of movement, becoming aware of the connection among body mind and soul.