Diwan Singh Bisht was born in the picturesque hill town of Almora in 1976. At aged 24, he discovered yoga. His first teacher was one of B.K.S. Iyengar’s foremost and senior students, Br Rudradev Gowda.There at Br Rudra’s Yoga Study Centre in Rishikesh, Diwan spent four years. He studied and learned the basic foundation of Iyengar Yoga while regularly attending the general classes, intensive courses and yoga therapy classes. Br. Rudradev Yogacharya’s, teachings and asthetic way of life turned Diwan towards spirituality, introspection and meditation. Later he enhanced his knowledge of correcting and assisting yoga students working with Sharat Arora of Dharamshala; Italy’s Maria Paola, and Ushadevi of the internationally-acclaimed Omkarananda yoga studio in Rishikesh.
For the past seven years Diwan has studied regularly at the Ramani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Poona, under the guidance of Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar from whom he received his certificate as an Iyengar certified yoga teacher.
Diwan taught yoga asana in Italy for three years until 2007 and since then has regularly conducted classes in India and China. A committed practitioner of Vipasana meditation, Diwan uses its precepts to give his practice and teaching a meditative and introspective approach. Teaching for him is a way of life and he sees it as way of sharing knowledge in an environment where both teacher and student work to perfect their asana practice.