Balaram Shakti has been practicing yoga since 2002 specializing in bhakti meditation. His interest in Vedic culture led him to India where he studied in Vrindavan and got his 200hr certification from Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh. He loves using sound vibration with mantra to explore Vinyasa, Hatha and Bhakti Yoga styles. Balaram's purpose is to bring these ancient practices to everyone and apply them to their modern daily life. Balaram is also a musician, public school teacher and hosts an after school yoga program empowering black youth, people of color as well as LGBTQ adolescents. He brings a mindful, energetic and practical approach to the restorative power of yoga.