Anand was born and raised in Rishikesh, India– the birth place of yoga. His family has lived in Rishikesh for nearly 50 years where he was trained by Yogis in the deepest and most direct lines of yoga and wisdom. He is the founder of Sattva Yoga- a complete practice that combines asana, pranayama, meditation, kriya, and wisdom. The intention of Sattva Yoga is to inspire students to experience freedom, radical aliveness, and their authentic selves on every level.
Anand currently teaches Sattva Yoga all over the world and is also a master Vedic astrologer who is regularly consulted by lay people and fellow Yogis for his readings. He possesses a brilliant youthful freedom that relates to modern audiences, while being deeply grounded in a simple, authentic wisdom. He inspires, rattles and brings a sense of pure joy to his teachings.
Anand is also the founder of the Sattva Centre in Rishikesh (the home of Sattva Yoga), a Rishikesh-based charity called The Khushi Foundation that benefits children, and the Sattva Foundation that benefits the elderly. Anand is also featured in the award-winning documentary The Highest Pass and the first book in his series on freedom, The Free Life, is due out in 2012.