When Ramanand was 12, his father introduced him to yoga philosophy and asana, and he learned early on to embrace yoga with a childlike joyousness and delight. In 1968, after coming across a few other teachers, Ramanand became a student of Guruji, Yogacharya Shri B.K.S. Iyengar, who profoundly influenced the strength, discipline, deepening understanding, confidence and enthusiasm of his asana and pranayama practice. In 1994, Ramanand intensified his pursuit of truth and knowledge by studying Vedanta philosophy under H.H. Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He also considers J. Krishnamurti to be a major influence on this thinking. Ramanand Patel has been one of the the world’s leading Yoga teachers. Co-founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, he trained and educated a great multitude of teachers, many of whom went on to become famous internationally. His vast depth of knowledge regarding physical problems, his technical understanding regarding Asana and Pranayama, and his deep understanding of the fundamental questions of philosophy and psychology are well-balanced by his keen sense of humor.
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Ramanand Patel is currently not instructing any classes.