Yogi Charu is the master teacher of Savitri Yoga Shal (Savi Yoga).
His yoga journey began at 16 when he encountered the Bhagavad Gita through a friend in his native Belize, and left home shortly thereafter to pursue yoga. He spent most of his early career in India where he trained in traditional Himalayan ashrams.
In 2002 he relocated to Hong Kong and began teaching in the Hong Kong Country Club, HK Pacific Club, and privately to the staff of UBS and HSBC, Nike, and various law firms.
In 2006 he relocated to Australia to co-manage Govinda’s Lotus studio, where he studied under Anandakapila Saraswati.
In 2010 he moved to New York City to set up a yoga studio at The Bhakti Center.
Today, Yogi Charu teaches public classes at The Bhakti Center and at Pure Yoga, where he is the co-head of instructor training. Pure Yoga has been voted “Best Yoga” by New York Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and is one of New York City’s leading studios.
Hatha Yoga & Tantric Meditation Lineage
Yogi Charu is an inducted disciple of the Saraswati lineage, one of the ten classical monk orders in India founded by Adi Sankaracharya in the 8th century. Yogi Charu was inducted into this lineage by Anandakapila Saraswati, a celebrated author on Tantra and Kriya yoga, who now lives in seclusion in Australia.
Bhakti Devotional Yoga Lineage
Yogi Charu is also an inducted brahmin in the Bhakti tradition in the Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya lineage. His extensive knowledge of yogic tradition and spirituality, and a compassionate personal perspective bring depth to his teaching and infuse the shared philosophy of the school..