About Lalit


Lalit Kumar is the Founding Director of Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre and an authorised Ashtanga Yoga Teacher from the ‘Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute’. He has a lifetime’s experience teaching nationally and internationally and is a prominent and established teacher in the world yoga community, with a particularly strong following within the yoga teaching community.

As lead teacher on all Himalaya Yoga Valley educational programs, Lalit divides his time between the Goa centre and his European centre in Ireland working on Intensive workshops & training. Lalit also holds regular yoga retreats and workshops around the world. He teaches popular annual workshops & masterclasses in Switzerland, France, Germany, Denmark, The UK, Italy, Spain Australia.

Lalit began studying at traditional Indian yoga schools known as Gurukulams at the age of 7 and he is honoured to have studied yoga under some of the most well-known and respected yoga Masters in India and holds a master degree in Yoga Education. Lalit was initiated by Swami Veda Bharti of the Himalayan tradition in 2003. He has spent over a decade studying numerous traditional styles and disciplines at various Ashrams in North and South India. He studied Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore at Ashtanga Yoga Nilaya and Shri Parakala Mutt. Lalit has also studied at the Sivananda Centre in Trivandrum and spent his formative spiritual years at Swami Ram Sadak Gurukulam in Rishikesh. Lalit has studied under Sri BKS Iyengar and Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sri Sharath Jois and Sri BNS Iyengar in Mysore and continues to train in the Mysore with Sharath Jois as a humble and devoted student.