Yogacharya Santhosh Kumar born on 15th May 1983 as the first son of the couple Sri Bhaskar and Bhavaniyamma in a small village Koluru , Kundapur talluk near the costal area of Udupi district. Basically he was an artist and dancer (classical, folk).Most of his childhood was spent with nature,
He was suffering from knee pain , sinusitis , tonsillitis etc in his childhood. He got rid of all these problems by Yoga and developed very good interest in yoga field along with his Education. So later his experience and tremendous qualifications is motivated to teach yoga in his own style founding his own studio known as “Yogadarshanam” has trained several students from various field like schools ,colleges, hospitals and IT/BT companies like WIPRO, INFOSYS, L& T etc.
practising yoga in his childhood with Sri Kumar (A good Yakshagana artist and yoga Guru) and Yoga Guru Dr.R. Pai from Shanthivana Trust,Yoga and Naturopathy center Dharmasthala(An international holy place). Later he has been trained sufficiently under B.K.S. Iyengar (Yoga legend and world’s Most renowned Yoga Master) and his Son Prashanth and daughter Geethaji, Pune and enough experience from Baba Ramdev Guru and Sri Sri Sri Ravishanker Guru
Today, He is graduated teacher in education from KSEEB Government of Karnataka,
Completed his degree and graduated in nutrition and health education from University Of Mysore (Distinction) and
completed Advance Yoga Teacher Training from Shivananda Vedantha Center, Kerala and Annamalai University , Tamil Nadu with Excellent grade and
honorary degree for his study and achievement from Reshikesh Yoga School , Uttarkhanda.
Today, with an ample qualification and experience in yoga field trained over 10,000 students and 2000+ Certified Yoga Teachers form 90+ Countries under the brand of “YOGADARSHANAM” (Trade Mark registered )in Gokulam, Mysore . He is also one in Mysore, South India training and educating both Indians and westerns as well as conducting Yoga work shop, Yoga Retreat, Teachers Training in different countries like Lebanon, Dubai, Srilanka, Korea, China, London, Greece, etc through his overseas journey.
Recently he has received RASHTRA VIBHUSHAN AWARD for outstanding individual achievement and distinguished services to the NATION on the occasion of NATIONAL SEMINAR on outstanding contribution for NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT on April 2015 from Foundation for accelerated community empowerment, NGO, New Delhi,
“Yoga Bhushan ”award from
Himalayan Foundation for contribution to the Yoga Field and
“Golden Star “award for contribution towards welfare of society from NIER India in 2016
Presently Master Santhosh Kumar is MD of his own company “Yogadarshanam Spiritual Pvt Ltd “dedicated to Yoga and health Training and President of “Yogadarshanam Foundation (R) “dedicated to help and support under previlized children’s health and education
Also preparing for future Research Work in Yoga Field on “Yoga and illness.” His ambition is to train thousands of yoga teachers in the traditional yoga systems of India to teach more and more people so that they adapt a healthy life style and live a balanced fruitful life to make healthy and happy India and spread peace all over the world.