Kishan Shah is a healer practicing Ayurvedic Holistic Medicine, Lecturer, Teacher of Yoga Meditation and Kalarippayat Martial Arts based in Los Angeles. He has trained extensively in India from the Himalayas with Swami Govindananda, in Mysore with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to Kerala with Lino Miele. His primary influences on the method of practice are within the lineages of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati Maharaj and through his living teachers Vaidya Parla Jayagopal and Gurukkal C.M. Sherif. Kishan has been trained and heavily influenced by Shiva Rea and assisted her internationally for six years.
He teaches his Raja Vinyasa Yoga classes in Venice, California at the world-renowned Exhale Center for Sacred Movement and leads workshops, trainings and retreats worldwide. He is a faculty member of the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, India and has presented his teachings at Zambhala festival in Goa, Pranafest, Mountain High festival, Tadasana festival, Lucidity festival and Lightning in a Bottle.
Kishan is a Lecturer and served as an adjunct Professor for four and a half years at UCLA teaching the philosophy and practices of Yoga and Meditation, as well as having guest lectured at Cedar Sinai Hospital and Santa Monica College. He has been featured in Yoga Journal, Whole Life Times, Yogi Times, Details, and Allure Magazines. Kishan also serves as an international ambassador to Manduka Yoga. Born to an Indian father and an American mother, Kishan blends both ancient Eastern and modern Western scientific, cultural and philosophical ideas of spiritual evolution into his practice. Drink from the cup of the ancient masters with a 21st century kick.