Devarshi Steven Hartman is the Co-Founder of The Pranotthan Yoga School. He Currently leads 200-Hour and 500-Hour Yoga Certification Programs around the country. He has been a student and teacher of yoga and yoga philosophy since 1974, lived in a spiritual community (ashram) for nearly a decade, was the Director of Professional Trainings and the dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga from 2004-2014, and has dedicated his life to the study and practice of the art and science of yoga. Devarshi is the author of the best-selling audio series, “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita”, as well as, “The Simple Secrets of Inner Peace” and the new Kripalu Yoga DVD, viewed by over 250,000. He has personally trained over 4,500 yoga teachers in a 200 and 500-hour certification programs.
Devarshi’s training has included many years in personal growth classrooms, training with Werner Ehrhardt in EST, Lifespring, LifeStream, ARAS, The New Warrior Program, Avatar Master/Wizard, and of course, yoga with almost every leading yoga teacher of the past three decades. He has been a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles since 1976. He currently resides in Palm Springs with his life partner Joe and he has two grown children, Patrick and Lucy, plus all the struggles and joys that a full life brings. The terrain of transformational tools for individuals remains his passionate exploration and inquiry.
As a result of this life long pursuit, The LifeQuest Intensive Weekend, Five-Day, and Yearlong Programs designed for sharing tools for transformation and living fully, have been birthed. In this high-powered, yoga-philosophy based program, people wake up to new ways of viewing life, gain tools for healing the past, are guided through experiences for breaking free of limitation, and cultivating the energy to feel and experience life fully, with less fear and more joy, in all circumstances.
Devarshi currently teaches Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Trainings and at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, All That Matters Studio in Wakefield, Rhode Island, Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, and 1440 Multiversity, in Santa Cruz, California, as well as conferences and workshops around the globe. He maintains a private practice in Yoga Therapy, Spiritual Support, Transformational Breathwork, and Bodywork in Palm Springs, CA.