Sri Om Prakash Tiwari was born in North India in 1933. As the direct student and disciple of the late Swami Kuvalayananda and founder of Kaivalyadhama Institute in Lonavala, India, he is one of the few remaining Hatha Yoga Masters in the world. Swami Kuvalayananda gave him the responsibility of managing the Nature Cure Hospital at Kavailyadhama, and later in 1966, he was entrusted with the entire institute, serving as Secretary General, overseeing areas of education and administration.
He has also served on several government committees, working to bring Yoga into the education and health system of India, and recently created an Encyclopedia of Yoga for the Indian government. He has also been teaching and guiding students for over 40 years, specializing in Yoga Therapy, Philosophy, and Classical Yoga Techniques. He has written several books on these subjects, including Asana: Why and How, which was awarded "book of the year" by the government of India in 1987. He is a highly respected teacher of all Pranayama and Hatha Yoga practices, and embodies this living tradition with utmost devotion and humility. As a selfless servant of humanity, he travels internationally passing on the practices, philosophy, and scientific understanding of yoga to students in every part of the world. This devoted yogi lives a life dedicated to continuous practice, and his teachings flow from his deepest experiences in an undiluted way. Although he wants no worldly recognition, he is one of only a few authentic and true Pranayama Masters alive today.