Ajit Joshi, RYT-500, is a ParaYoga® Certified teacher whose years of dedicated study and practice in the Himalayan tradition have given him a framework for life. He brings this joy and gratitude for these life changing, rich aspects of yoga to his teaching. He continues to study with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, who initiated him into the Himalayan lineage, and Panditji’s senior teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker, who founded ParaYoga®. In the Washington, DC area, Ajit has taught workshops at Willow Street Yoga, Capitol Hill Yoga, and in Golden Heart Yoga’s teacher training program. He has also taught ParaYoga® at Willow Street Yoga, St. Mark’s Yoga Center, and at Capitol Hill Yoga.Ajit complements his practice of yoga through public service. Listen to Ajit talk about ParaYoga® and what the practice has meant for him in this short video clip.
Ajit is also a 2018 honors graduate of the US Army War College, and has published an award-winning paper “Warrior Pose: Building Readiness through Resilience – Yoga and Meditation” as an occasional paper through the Joint Special Operations University. He asserts that the foundation for readiness is resilience, which aligns with the warrior ethos and is an enduring quality of good leaders. A variety of techniques and practices including yoga, trauma sensitive yoga, systematic relaxation, breathing (pranayama), meditation, yoga nidra, and iRest Yoga Nidra are evidenced based tools with proven efficacy for improving the health and resilience of Joint Force service members and their families. Ajit conducted this research while attending the U.S. Army War College and received the U.S. Army War College Commandant’s Award for Distinction in Research for excellence in research and writing.