Sidharth Ji – Founder of Maharishi Yoga Peeth
Sidharth Shankar Arukha, Yogi Sidharthji, is the founder of Maharishi Yoga Peeth. Situated on the banks of the mesmerising river Ganges that emerge from the Himalayan Mountains at the holy city of Rishikesh. Coming from a family of love, kindness and high traditions, values and spiritual practices, Yogiji has spent his early life in Odisha (Eastern India), a home of tribal cultures and ancient Hindu temples.
It was in 2008 when he finally decided to quit his “concrete jungle lifestyle” and launch his journey to live life through the glossy lens of Yoga and the spiritual practice.
Starting from the basics of Yoga, he perfected expertise in various styles of Hatha yoga, such as Sivananda, Iyengar, Ashtanga and Meditation techniques. In 2010, Yogiji arrived in the Yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh. He completed 200 hrs and 300 hrs of Certified Yoga Teacher Training from Shiva Yoga Peeth, licensed by Yoga Alliance USA. In 2012, he traveled south to Mysore, India, to become an authorized Ashtanga Yoga Educator and within the same year, he began managing and teaching at Shiva Yoga Peeth, Rishikesh, India. Through his Yogic way of lifestyle, Yogiji has also extracted the essence of various ancient meditative techniques such as Vipassana, Silence Meditation, Ancient Sound Healing etc., and used them extensively in his daily routine. His ideology as a Yoga Guru is to focus on each student’s needs with mindful attention on correct alignment, clear communication, thorough explanation and a proper demonstration of each practice.
In his words – “Your body is like the Tree…and Yoga is the Main Source that Enlightens your Path to Stay Connected with your Roots”