Yogi Charu is the master teacher of Savitri Yoga Shal (Savi Yoga).

His yoga journey began at 15 when he encountered the Bhagavad Gita through a friend in his native country 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. His teaching style stems from classical yoga traditions including pranayama (breath work), asana (poses), kriyas (cleansing techniques) and tantric meditations. Additionally, he is a master teacher of yoga philosophy and often holds workshops on yoga sutras, vedic numerology and more.

As a teacher, he went from the Himalayas to Hong Kong in 2000, where he was one of the early yoga instructors to teach at the Hong Kong Country Club, HK Pacific Club, and privately to the staff of UBS and HSBC, Nike, and various law firms. From Hong Kong, he relocated to Australia in 2006 to co-manage Govinda’s Lotus studio, where he studied under Anandakapila Saraswati. In 2009 he moved to New York City to set up a yoga studio at The Bhakti Center. He is also the co-head of training at Pure Yoga, one of New York City’s leading studios.

Today, Yogi Charu lives in Hawaii and continues to teach and inspire students from all over the world through retreats, privates and virtual meditation & philosophy classes.



Swami Sivananda Saraswati

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.

Anandakapila Saraswati

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…


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