About Me

INTERNATIONAL YOGA TEACHER
REIKI MASTER

Hailing from the small, secluded village of Aranghata in the east Indian district of Nadia, Prabir Podder grew up in a humble farmer’s family.  As a child, Prabir suffered from chronic asthma and it was the village’s elderly yogi who first introduced him to yoga when he was just seven years old. Once he became a student of yoga, there was no stopping for Prabir, who looked to every opportunity to practice his postures.

Life in his agricultural village was demanding and Prabir sought a way to build his life around his passion for yoga, dreaming to travel to new places in this quest. Fueled by his enthusiasm for yoga and his hunger for success, Prabir initially took up foundation courses to kick start his career and landed his first job as a yoga therapist at Arogyadhama SVYASA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana), which is looked upon as one of the premier yoga research universities in the world.  “Just as how yoga helped me, I wanted to use my teachings of yoga to help others.”

Prabir spent several years guiding yoga students on developing their skills and techniques, always seeking to acquire new insights from the way each student progressed. It was this craving for knowledge that led him to deepen his understanding of yoga through enrolling in a Bachelor of Science in Yoga Education, followed by a Diploma in Spa Management and a Masters of Yoga Science.

Prabir describes yoga as an art and a science within itself, rather than a sport, where there is no competitive angle, only connection to oneself. Adopting yoga as part of his lifestyle has brought a self-discipline to which he adheres to at all times.  It is also at this early hour that Prabir takes time to read the Bhagavad Gita (a Hindu sacred scripture in Sanskrit language) and completes his mantra chanting before his day begins.

From his native village in India, Prabir’s career has taken him through numerous countries, always with a chance to gain a new perspective, yet with the practice of yoga remaining his core focus.  In Hindi, Prabir means “an excellent and brave warrior” and it is Prabir’s hope to live up to this meaning as he continues his global journey through his lifelong study of yoga.

Accolades

  • MSC in Yoga Science
  • Diploma in Spa Management
  • BSC in Yoga Education
  • Certificate course in Yoga Therapy
  • Principal Yoga Teachers Training.