Sensei Sandeep Desai is a master of T’ai Chi, Ashtanga Yoga and Karate having several international accolades to his name. He has trained arduously and extensively in Chenjiagou village, the birthplace of T’ai Chi in China. He has successfully completed the ‘Full Time Training’ under the strict supervision of Grandmaster Chen Zhonghua, the Standard Bearer of the Practical Method of Chen Style T’ai Chi. He is the only Indian to be certified by these two Grandmasters to teach two different versions of the original Chen Style T’ai Chi. With his pedigree and intense involvement with T’ai Chi, he is the only one of his kind in the country to offer a window to the exotic and sublime art.
Sensei Desai holds 5th Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate, acquired in Okinawa, Japan and He has been a full-time teacher of the martial arts for nearly four decades.
Sensei has dedicated 20 years of his life to the regular practice of Iyengar Yoga. In the recent times, having received training from the lineage holder Saraswathiji, a daughter of Shri K Pattabhi Jois, at the world renowned KPJAYI, Mysore , he now divides his time teaching Ashtanga Yoga and T’ai Chi.
Sensei Desai is the author of the best-seller ‘The Small Book of T’ai Chi’, and writes regularly for the popular ‘Speaking Tree’ column in The Times of India. His episodes on TATA Active Fitness channel have drawn an enthusiastic response from all over.