Krishna Prakash is a Yogacharya from Bengaluru who is passionate about the Indic Knowledge System. He has mastered the art of Yoga and is determined to train others in practice. With his skills, expertise, and knowledge, he has started to train the masses in his own Yoga school on the outskirts of Bengaluru. He wishes to promote Yoga as a lifestyle via “Srimath Yoga.” Not just Yoga, they offer life coaching, leadership, meditation, and other services. Let’s hear what he says about his entrepreneurial journey and the lifestyle he promotes.
Q- Can You Please Shed Some Light On Your Company And Enlighten Us About Your Services?
Shirmath Yoga runs under the name of our parent company International Yoga School. We are now in our 12th year of operations. Our team possesses corporate experience as well as people who have been trained to teach Yoga.
After training individually, we decided to incorporate Yoga practices into people’s daily lives. We considered extracting knowledge and wisdom from our rich heritage and tradition and applying it practically to assist various organisations.
Q- What Was Your Motivation Behind Adopting This Lifestyle And Starting This Company?
I obtained a postgraduate degree in management from SriSIM College in Delhi. We had a professor who stressed the importance of staying connected to our roots. He kept us in the loop on the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and other ancient texts. So he sowed seeds of Yoga and meditation in me.
I worked in the corporate sector for about five years before leaving. But I was adamant about becoming an entrepreneur.
Once I was introduced to a Yoga retreat session at work. I reasoned that this could change the course of my career. However, the information needed to be disseminated more systematically. So I decided to open a Yoga school, i.e., Shrimath Yoga.
Q- How Would You Say The Yoga School Differs From The Education You Received?
We are taught in schools to write exams rather than to teach things that hold importance in practical life situations. But their curriculum lacked leadership skills, life skills, and other soft skills that are more important in today’s world.
As a result, we created a bridge course that taught students the proper skills and ethics for presenting themselves. As the name implies, it bridges the knowledge gap between what students learn in school and employers’ requirements.
Another of our courses, “Back to Roots”, is about creative thinking skills. We received assistance from a Stanford professor who had taught about the same topic throughout their career.
Freedom was another course where we encouraged and trained people to become entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs.
Q- What Difference Do You Notice Between The Traditional Way Of Teaching And The Modern Methods?
Artha and Kama, or how to pursue wealth and enjoy life, are central to modern education. In contrast, the traditional educational system emphasises Artha and Kama, which are sandwiched between Dharma and Moksha.
In today’s world, people blindly follow what is popular. Yoga has grown in popularity, and there are now hundreds of Yoga teachers. But we provide much more than that. We provide scientifically validated knowledge.
Q- We Have Heard That You Teach Yoga, Nidra. What Exactly Is That?
Yoga Nidra is a Yoga sleeping technique that allows you to relax, relieve stress, and manifest your dreams. We assist people in achieving their goals through Purushartha, which Patanjali supports.
We have free Yoga Nidra courses available for those interested in learning how it works. We also provide Yoga teacher training to help teachers expand their knowledge and skill set.
Yoga Nidra, in conjunction with Indic knowledge, is highly beneficial, particularly in the corporate sector, and people can learn how to earn a livelihood.
Q- What Is Your Advice For Everyone Out There?
Yoga is a way of life, so don’t get carried away with it. Train yourself, put your knowledge into action, and watch the results in your daily life. The best way to get into Yoga and become a Yoga teacher is to find a school, practice, and then determine if it is a good fit for you.
Investigate yourself, get to know yourself better, stay connected to your soul, and become a better person for yourself and society.