Sujantra was born in San Francisco in 1962 and moved to San Diego in 1980 to attend UCSD. He is the founder and owner of the Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga Studio, which he opened in 2006.
Sujantra first became interested in hatha yoga as a young boy and used his practice of asanas (the yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) as a stepping stone into the “inner aspects” of yoga: concentration, meditation, and contemplation.
In 1980, Sujantra began studying meditation with spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy. He has taught meditation for over 40 years in over 20 different countries and has authored several books on eastern philosophy, success motivation, and meditation. Two of his books were used by major universities to teach wellness, stress reduction, and comparative religion.
Sujantra believes it is important to demystify meditation and to offer the complete yoga experience by teaching all eight aspects of yoga and exploring the relevance of this ancient art in our modern lives. While he has taught Yoga for Children and Yoga I, Sujantra currently leads meditation classes, workshops, and training for the community. He encourages students to practice both at home and at the studio.
Sujantra is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor.
Sujantra’s publications are available on Amazon and in our studio retail boutique. They include:
- 7 Secrets to Super-Health
- Paths are Many, Truth is One: Exploring the Unity of All Religions
- Learn to Meditate
- Strategies for Success: An Outline for Personal Growth
- Focus – Relax – Peace (60 min. CD)
- Learn to Teach Meditation and Mindfulness
- Teaching Mindfulness to Children: A Practical Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Care Givers