Bharat Thakur in an internationally recognized Spiritual Master who has conducted numerous meditation workshops, yoga sessions and corporate yoga workshops all over the world. Combining a flamboyant personality and an inimitable directness which is startling and simultaneously endearing, Bharat Thakur has a loyal following of students worldwide who appreciate his vast knowledge, his depth of insight, his powerful presence and also his disregard for conventional behaviour. He is a man who happily lives his contradictions, which is integral to his philosophy of life that embraces the profound and the bane.
He was chosen by his master, Sukhdev Brahmachari at the age of four and taken to the Himalayas. Under the guidance of his master, he studied yoga intensively - Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Karma Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and the various other elements of Yoga like Pranayama (breathing techniques), Asana (yoga postures) and Dhyaan (meditation). Along with this, he studied related subjects such as Ayurveda, Tantra, and Mantra. He also studied Sufism, Jainism, and Buddhism, and then returned from the Himalayas to step into normal education. He finished his graduation and subsequently his post-graduation in Exercise Physiology and Yoga from the Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Gwalior, India.
Bharat Thakur is the founder of Artistic Yoga. Adapting ancient yoga techniques and postures to suit contemporary lifestyle requirements, it an experimental yet extremely powerful system of Yoga that works on all aspects of fitness – strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and agility.
His unique brand of Yoga, meditation and philosophy has benefited prominent people like Michael Douglas, Boris Becker, cricketer Shane Warne, business leaders Sunil Bharti Mittal and Ratan Tata, musician Anoushka Shankar, and also leading stars from the Indian Film Industry like Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Sridevi, Salman Khan and David Dhawan.