Bharath Shetty (Founder)

Yogacharya Bharath Shetty is the first yoga teacher in India to be certified as E-RYT 500. He also has RCYT and RPYT to his credit. Having more than 2 decades of yoga teaching experience, he has trained more than 1800 teachers from over 80 countries.

Born in a small village next to the temple town Udupi in Coastal Karnataka, Bharath was drawn to Yoga after experiencing the alleviation of his sufferings from chronic asthma.  He practiced Yoga and regained the good health ever since. His first teacher was Mr. Kumara in Shantivana Trust, a Yoga and Naturopathy center close to his hometown.  To spread the benefits of Yoga to masses, he decided to become a professional yoga teacher.   In this pursuit, he underwent training at Pune, under the legendary Yoga Guru B.K.S. Iyengar,  one of the most inspiring and revolutionary teachers of 21st Century. This, helped him gain deep insight into the Iyengar style of Yoga.

Today he is a certified teacher with qualifications from the Indian Yoga Institute, Vivekananda Kendra, Bangalore (Grade A); International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Trivandrum (Grade–Excellent).   He was awarded Yoga Siromani and Yoga Acharya titles on completion of  the trainings.  Bharath is the winner of Himalaya Yoga Olympiad (Indian National Yoga Championship), Haridwar, 1998; and Bangalore, 2001.   He has also specialised in Pranayama, Kriya, Meditation and Special Therapy classes for women, children and ailing people.  He has organised several Workshops in Malaysia, Switzerland, Bangkok, Belgium, Germany, Bangalore, Bombay and locally in Mysore. He has also organised many workshops  at Union Bank of Switzerland, Oracle, ANZ Information Technologies, Theorems in Mysore and is regularly holding a group of workshops for the Staff Management and large number of visitors who come to visit Mysore.

At present, he is the Director of Indea Yoga and Yoga Bharata in Mysore. Since 2005 he has been conducting Teacher’s Training courses, which are internationally recognised by Yoga Alliance USA.  Till date, he has successfully trained over 1800+ certified teachers from more than 80 countries all over the world.  On personal front, he is married to Archana Shetty from his hometown. They are blessed with two smart and independent daughters – Aajna Shetty and Abhijna Shetty.

About Therapist

Archana Bharath Shetty

A serious & passionate advanced Yoga practitioner who has balanced her life from home to learning & spreading awareness about Yoga. Mrs. Archana is married to Yogacharya Bharath Shetty & has been trained under him. She is one of the Directors of Indea Yoga. She is also one of the senior teachers of Yoga Bharata & Indea Yoga with the teaching experience of more than 10 years. She is experienced in teaching beginners as well as advanced practitioners & focuses more on back bending & hip opening asanas. She also takes pre-natal & post-natal yoga classes at Yoga Bharata as well as assists Mr. Bharath Shetty in Mysore Style classes at Indea Yoga if required.


Nikhil Uthappa

An ardent practitioner of Yoga for the last few years with Bharath Shetty. He has been assisting Bharath since the completion of the course. He fits into the Indea Yoga team almost to perfection, knowing his qualities of maintaining discipline to the classes and punctuality, just like his master. Nikhil chose this yoga path out of choice after working for over 3 years. One of our senior teachers here at the Shaala.

Prashant Kumar Verma

An avid Sportsman, Adventurer and passionate Traveler, Prashant is a Level- II (RYS 500+ hours) certified teacher from Indea Yoga (Mysore). He has been practicing yoga for quite a while, along with different other sports for more than 12 years.  Before becoming a yoga teacher, he got trained-under and assisted Yogacharya Mr. Bharth Shetty, and senior teacher Mr. Nikhil Utthapa. Being an ardent Athlete and adventurer, he has been into Trekking, Hiking, Swimming, Scuba diving, Motorcycle rides, and different forms of Martial arts.

Surabhi Shekar

Known for her friendly nature and beautiful smile, Surabhi has completed her Indea Yoga Level-2 Teacher’s Training in Dec 2021(RYT500). She’s an excellent cook, an amazing content creator and a marketer. She’s a persistent learner and a quotidian practitioner.

She’s an expert in Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and is working with women to make their journey smoother. She’s also learning nutrition and aspects of mental health for pregnant women along with yoga, under the guidance of Yogacharya Bharath Shetty.

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Aldren Andrew Menezes

A level 2 yoga practitioner certified at IndeaYoga Mysore under Yogacharya Bharath Shetty. Aldren’s career began as a real estate agent in the extravagant city of Dubai, barely a year in he realised that he had questions about existence and his purpose so, he quit and decided to deep dive and explore these questions. He started travelling across India and started finding answers in yogic philosophy. He attended a 6-day inner-engineering course that confirmed his belief in yoga. His journey led him to IndeaYoga, where he found his purpose. He has been practicing and teaching ever since.

Shivashish Chathurvedi

Shivashish Chathurvedi is a level 2(RYS 500+ hrs) Indea Yoga teacher. He started his yoga journey at a very young age due to his severe health issues. Yoga helped him to overcome these issues. Since then, he has always been inspired to help other people overcome their problems with the help of yoga.He has worked with Psychosomatic ,Neurological and Metabolic Disorders.He is also a yogic diet specialist. Shivashish has always found inspiration in both his father and guru.

Ruthvik Naik

Ruthvik discovered yoga at a young age, studying at a spiritually holistic environment, yoga has become a way of life. A Level 2(RYT 500) Ashtanga Hatha practitioner certified from Yoga Alliance USA. For Ruthvik, yoga is about the balance between strength and flexibility, exertion and releasing. His classes combine both strength and mobility work in a dynamic, Vinyasa Flow style. Expect to move, sweat and breathe.