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My name is Pankaj Sharma. I was born and raised in the town of Rishikesh, the world Yoga Capital in Northern India. Now I am the owner and teacher of Patanjali Yoga and that is my story.

My name is Pankaj Sharma. I was born and raised in the town of Rishikesh, the world Yoga Capital in Northern India, at the foot of the Himalayas. Growing up in this spiritually charged place on the banks of the holy ganges, I started studying Yoga at the age of 15 years. At first only to gain flexibility because my dream was to become a dancer and I felt I was not flexible enough.

I started my studies at the famous Shivananda Ahsram in Rishikesh. My teacher soon moved to open his own yoga center and I stayed with him for 9 years. At the age of 24, I was invited to Kenia to start teaching Yoga in the big Indian Community in Nairobi. From this time my path of Yoga changed forever: No longer was I only student, but also became a yoga teacher.

After being in Kenia for 3 years, I went back to Rishikesh and started to teach Yoga there. I still continued the Yoga studies with highly acknowledged Yoga teachers in and outside of India.

In 2004 I found my way to Frankfurt and since then I have regulary been teaching, giving workshops throughout Germany, as well as a 3 months teaching in Sydney and several workshops around the world.