Acharya Ratheesh Mani was born and raised in Kerala, Indien. As a child, he began to study Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old Indian medicine, with his grandfather. His childhood and home were characterized by the yogic tradition and principles. As a 14-year-old, he went alone to the Himalayas to study Vedic philosophy and yoga. Ever since, Ratheesh has taught yoga and travelled around the world, Malaysia, USA, Canada, Maldives, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, France, Dubai and China to spread yoga.
Ratheesh has inspired thousands of students all over the world to embrace Yoga as a way of healthy living. He does this the old fashioned way, by example, and the content of his character. He has educated over 350 people to teach the Yoga traditions in his own teacher trainings. He has taught over 11,000 yoga classes, 25 teacher trainings, and also provides free 10-day teacher trainings.
In his words, “I act as a vehicle for the cause of making yoga available to everyone, through free teacher trainings known as ‘Yoga Makes a Difference’”.