Originally from Madrid, Carlos received traditional training in all aspects of yoga during 18 years as a monk (swami) of the Saraswati order. He spent 9 of these years in India, at the Siddha Yoga ashram, studying and practising under Swami Muktananda and Gurumayi Chidvilasananda. During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy, immersed himself in the practice of yoga and became one of the senior teaching monks of the tradition teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience with his academic background, which includes two Masters degrees: one in Sanskrit, and one in Religious Studies. Carlos currently lives in Austin, Texas and visits the UK several times a year. As a teacher, Carlos is known for his love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humour, his profound empathy with his audiences and his ability to convey the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is a truly delightful and enlightening experience.