was born in Brahmin Family in Southern India, and has been practicing yoga for over last 28 years.He is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance and works for us as dedicated Yin Yoga and Meditation teacher.
Arya Murty started his yogic practices already at the age of 15. By the age of 18, he was initiated into Mantra Yoga. His practices included the mantras of Ganesh, Shiva, and Shakti. These practices kindled in him a strong desire to pursue the spiritual path with total commitment, so he left his position as a mathematics teacher and travelled to Rishikesh. He lived in the Swami Dayananda Ashram as a residential student of Vendanta for 3 years. Under the guidance of AcharyaSakshatkritanandaji, he studied the Bhagavad Gita and some of the Upanishads.
After completing his studies in the ashram, he became a wandering spiritual seeker. For five years, he traveled—living in semi-forested areas to be closer to nature and intensify his spiritual practices. He spent two years in the small village of Kollur and
also had occasion to live a small hill in a thatched hut without electricity or any other modern amenities for six months at a time. He feels very blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from various authentic masters and practice the disciplines that
they have taught. In his experience, he found the practice of adhering to a vow of silence for several days at a stretch to be a very helpful in mastering one’s own mind. He finds it joyous and meaningful to lead a self-disciplined yogic life with regulated sleep and food habits—beginning the day by waking at the Yoga-stipulated time of approximately two hours prior to sunrise.
After several years in relative seclusion, he began teaching at various yoga schools in 2008. He finds joy in sharing the knowledge he’s cultivated from various traditional Indian Yoga teachers. To date, he has taught mostly international students in meditation, yoga philosophy and asanas in thirty yoga teacher training courses (YTTCs).