Nitesh Batra is the founder of The Mindful Initiative and Ashtanga Yoga Sadhna in Bangalore. He has been practicing Yoga since 2006. He also hosts The Mindful Initiative Podcast. Prior to teaching Yoga, Nitesh worked in corporate world for 10 years. He produced two award-winning Feature films in Hindi and Assamese. Since 2010, Nitesh has learnt Yoga Asana and Pranayama from Sh. Sharath Jois. He has learnt Yoga Philosophy from Sh. Indira and AG Mohan and Yogic Meditation practices from Kaivalyadhama, Pune. Nitesh is currently pursuing a 5-year study program of Buddhism under the tutelage of Geshe Tenzin Namdak. Nitesh graduated with a dual Bachelors and Master Degrees from University of Maryland, College Park and completed his MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He completed his Certificate Program in Compassion Cultivation Training from Stanford Medical School’s Center of Compassion and Research in Education (CCARE).