Originally from Canada, Pierre completed a Master’s degree in classical guitar from the University of Montreal. He has also received training in Balinese and North Indian classical music.
His passion for yoga brought Pierre to India, where he joined the Dhyana Gurukulam at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in 2005. He has studied at SRSG, with Swami Veda Bharati and many other senior teachers of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition, for over twelve years. During his studies in India, he could deepen his knowledge and practices of the different aspects of yoga; the postures, breathing practices, relaxation, meditation, philosophy and Sanskrit.
Pierre has been serving Swami Veda’s mission, AHYMSIN and Sadhaka Grama in several ways over the years. He was the Himalayan Yoga Tradition – Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP) director from the creation of AHYMSIN in 2007 and continues to serve HYT-TTP until today. He is currently a member of AHYMSIN’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Swami Veda granted him the title of pandit in 2014, naming him Priyadarshan.
Now teaching the various aspects of yoga in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Pandit Priyadarshan is trying to convey his passion for yoga by his very personal style of teaching acquired during his years of study in India. His approach is very warm and focused on individuals, with special attention to each person. He wishes to get as many people as possible to benefit from the many merits of yoga.
Pierre is certified as Yoga Acharya by the Fédération Francophone de Yoga and holds the ERYT-500 recognition by Yoga Allianc