Sarvesh Shashi is the founder, and CEO of SARVA- Yoga, Mindfulness and Beyond. In 2013, this reformed yogi started Zorba, which is now SARVA Yoga, India’s largest chain of Yoga studios and went on to become the nation's youngest CEO in the fitness sector
Sarvesh Shashi's SARVA Yoga is now the largest yoga chain in India with a presence of 91 studios with over 40 locations across India, plans to open a hundred more, with an aim to inspire the youth at finding their own path through mindfulness
Sarvesh Shashi said that yoga has been an integral part of his life ever since he was a child. He says, "I like to split my life into two stages - pre and post the age of 17. Before I turned 17, my life can be best described by 3 A's: Arrogance, Anger, and Attitude. But then I took up a yoga class which was meant to be completed by my father, that was the moment that changed my life forever."
Sarvesh Shashi had a fledgling start in 2016 which led to yoga business that global icons like Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and Malaika Arora have invested in! Malaika has tied up with celebrity management and entertainment marketing company yoga studio Zorba by Sarvesh Shashi for Diva Yoga, described as an elite yoga studio exclusively for women.
Malaika Arora's Diva Yoga's mother company is Sarva Yoga. Malaika Arora started out as the face of Sarva Yoga but somewhere down the line , she realised she wanted to take a step further
Malaika Arora said that the more she hangs out with Sarvesh Shashi, the more she is learning on the job. Sarvesh Shashi has always believed that Yoga is a universal lifestyle. Their mission is to "Connect 7 billion breaths through yoga mindfulness and beyond" that resonates with the inclusion of all
Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira had made investment in the company. Daughter of Rajinikanth Aishwaryaa R Dhanush has also invested money in SARVA. Aishwaryaa will partner with Malaika Arora to become a core part of the 'Diva Yoga' team, leading operations in the South
Sarvesh Shashi says that Yoga is about breath, it's about the concentration of the mind and its about mindfulness. Yoga is the harmony of mental and physical aspects. The physical aspect is the performing of asanas that help you know your body better, how it works, what it needs and what it is capable of. The Mental aspect is the clarity of thought, the groundedness, happiness, living in the moment is what yoga teaches you to do. Yoga is a life-transforming tool that helps you commit to yourself to be happier, healthier and mindful.
Sarvesh Shashi says the Fitness Industry in India for the longest time has advocated the physical health and wellness of an individual. With trends like size zero to six packs and everything in between. That being said, he am mindful of the fact that there is a wave of realisation amongst the influencers of the industry that fitness is much more than just the physical being, mental health is equally important if not more!
Sarvesh Shashi believes that one should chant Om which is the first sound of the universe. Scientific studies show that chanting OM will bring us into harmonic resonance with the universe
In picture: Sarvesh Shashi with Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Another yoga mantra that Sarvesh Shashi believes in saying is Lokah 'Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu' which is a famous mantra to chant before or after your yoga class. Chanting this mantra will help one to dedicate oneself to a life of non-harming and for greater wellness.
In picture: Sarvesh Shashi with Kubbra Sait
Planning to lose weight, Sarvesh Shashi says, "Yoga does help in weight loss, and combined with an excellent nutritional diet will be highly effective. Practicing yoga forms such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Power yoga will burn your calories, tone, and stretch your muscles thus toning and sculpting the body."
Sarvesh Shashi is the founder, and CEO of SARVA- Yoga. Sarvesh Shashi has established a chain of yoga studios, Zorba, across the country, giving yoga a contemporary twist. With celebrities like Malaika Arora, Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira Rajput and now Aishwarya R Dhanush, Sarvesh has definitely added star power to his yoga chain.
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