- Pattabhi Jois grandson.

R Sharath is the son of Saraswathi and grandson of Guruji, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. He was born September 29, 1971 in Mysore, South India.

Growing up in a "yoga family" meant for Sharath that he began yoga already at age seven. Until the age of fourteen, he experimented with movements in the first and second series (primary and intermediate) of Ashtanga Yoga.

Sharath trained as an electrician but knew somewhere within himself that he would one day follow in his grandfather's footsteps and follow the yogic path. Encouraged by his mother, he returned wholeheartedly to yoga when he was nineteen.

He got up at 3:30 every morning, drove to his grandfather's shala in Lakshmipuram, to first do their own practice and then assist Guruji with his students. Sharath followed this routine for many years.

Nowadays, he rises up at 02.00 to do his practice, then he begins to teach his students in the shala from 5:30 until noon during the busiest season.

Since Gurujis death in May 2009, Sharath is responsible for all teaching at the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) together with his mother Saraswathi Rangaswamy.

Sharath is the only one of Sri Pattabhi Jois students who have completed all six series of Ashtanga Yoga. Want to read more about Sharath see and

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