Anand Mehrotra is the youngest known spiritual Master in the world to develop and present the Himalayan yogic tradition in its pure and raw form. He has dedicated his entire life to bringing the original teachings of the Himalayan yogic tradition to the world and does so in a unique and powerful way. His Sattva Yoga teachings come from the Vedic tradition and merge with the pure Tantric roots as taught by the ancient Masters in the far reaches of the Himalayas where he was born and raised.
Anand is originally from Rishikesh, which is recognized as the yoga capital of the world. Rishikesh is one of the most sacred places in India. It calls thousands of pilgrims and spiritual seekers from around India and many countries of the world.
Anand is a world citizen who is fluent in many languages. For the last fifteen years, he has traveled the world, teaching in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. He has led hundreds of diverse human beings – seekers, students, teachers, and artists – to discover their deepest nature and to step into their freedom and aliveness. His teachings are gradually being shared all around the planet due to the extreme impact of the wisdom that he communicates to students of various backgrounds. Many travel to learn at the Sattva Retreat, where the Sattva Yoga Academy is located.
As intended by Anand, Yoga in its purest form is meant to transform one’s life. There is no halfway point and no return, only a one-way ticket to freedom and liberation. To him, Yoga is not just a practice. It is a way of life, a continuing experience of transformation where an individual can step into his or her real nature and pure freedom. Anand’s teachings are for those who are not afraid to find the answers to challenging questions. “Who am I?” “What is the meaning of this life?” “What is the nature of the reality?” “Am I willing to live a free life?” and “What is beyond the obvious?”
Deep self-inquiry is required to approach the teachings of Sattva Yoga with passion, joy, and a love for life in all its forms. Anand’s teachings are not puritanical, but whole, inclusive, and all-embracing. His teachings have been developed fully for the age in which we live, so that we can be connected with the grace of the heart, learn to master the Self, and master the mystery of existence. Anand’s teachings make you humble, make you understand that there is so much more to learn and to explore. They bring you to surrender that which no longer serves and eventually find your true Self.
It is very limiting to attempt to explain Anand Mehrotra in words. He is to be experienced. Being in his presence, one can easily feel the field of the bliss in life and connect with the pure field of potentiality that an individual can experience beyond the limited mind. Meeting Anand Mehrotra is meeting life with all that fully means to you. Meeting him will change your life and bring you to be the most authentic version of your true Self in its deepest meaning. Are you ready to meet yourself where you are not, yet where you have been eternally? There also is where you will meet Anand and the practices of Sattva Yoga.
Anand is not only a sublime Master and teacher of Yoga. He is an artist and a creative volcano of ideas! He has an eclectic approach to existence and a deep desire to share and realize his vision in many different ways. His creativity and passion for bringing people together, creating opportunity for growth and evolution, has pushed him to birth other projects that engage the participation of both local people, charitable organizations, and worldwide businesses. He is the founder of the Sattva Organic Farm, Khushi Foundation, Sattva Foundation, the Sattva Collection, and Yogini Ayurveda. These are conscious companies that work with awareness in many different fields to inspire and touch many lives. They now include a line of conscious jewelry and personal care products from the ancient tradition of Ayurveda.
Anand is also a visionary, a conscious entrepreneur, and the founder of Sattva Yoga, Sattva Yoga Academy, Sattva Retreat – a retreat paradise that is listed as one of the top ten in the world – and Sattva Connect, an online portal for giving the teachings of Yoga to the world. Another powerful peak experience that has come through his vision and brilliant intuition is the Sattva Summit, a unique conscious gathering. Every year for one week in November, he takes a large group of yogis through a transformative experience of practices. It is a life-changing time at the Sattva Retreat.
In the Himalayas, Anand enjoys leading yogis on transformative journeys with great impact, riding motorcycles and testing the limits of the mind, pushing the participants to get in touch with their alive nature. One of his Himalayan motorcycle journeys is depicted in the documentary, “The Highest Pass.” It is another of the so-called peak experiences of Sattva. The journey is an invitation to absolutely break the patterns of limitation and access fully the limitless experience of life. These initiatives not only bring the teachings of Yoga as intended from its source, but are expressions of the full experience and lifestyle of Yoga.
Anand Mehrotra guides his students with an immense passion and fearlessness. He is recognized and loved for his ability to speak truthfully. He guides students intimately into a deep and transformative process of self-revelation and growth. He breaks the wall of the mind with its limitations, fears, and self-sabotaging conditioned patterns of each individual.
Anand is an explorer of all dimensions of life. There is no one who is unaffected by his teachings. He is an author of scripts and poetry. He expresses the teachings with a strong sense of humor and deep passion for life, with dancing, singing, and the music of the gong, hang drum, and the Indian harmonium.
Thanks to Anand’s personal experience of Self-realization, the teachings are sacred and ancient, rooted in the original Himalayan Yoga. Students with an honest and sincere interest who decide to follow his guidance on the path of life are carrying those authentic teachings forward. After experiencing the powerful and unique practices that Anand shares, many students are inspired to become teachers of Sattva Yoga themselves. Teaching is simply a consequence of experiencing the power of the practices of Sattva Yoga that combine Sattva meditation, Tantric kriyas, Vinyasa flows to channel the movement of energy, Kundalini practices, pranayamas, chi and laya movements, mantra and partner work. The practices gradually become life itself as the ultimate and never-ending evolution of the Self.