Bio


Esak Garcia has been a yoga devotee for nearly 20 years. On Feb 20th 2005 Esak became the 1st ever male champion of the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup. From representatives of 25 countries, he was chosen for his abllity to most accurately demonstrate the combination of strength, flexibility, balance, poise and grace that are cultivated in Hatha yoga. Since then Esak has been conducting yoga seminars, coaching clinics and demonstrations internationally. 

Esak leads day-long seminars during which he explains and illustrates the details of Bikram method Hatha yoga. In addition, he leads quarterly Coaching Clinics that lead experienced yogis and yoginis into deeper asanas and prepare aspiring yoga athletes for the Bishnu Charan Ghosh cup championship.

Esak is a founding member and serves on the board of directors of USA Yoga, a non-profit organization whose objective is to gain recognition for yoga sports from the United States Olympic Committee and build an International Yoga Federation to place Yoga on an Olympic Stage one day. 

Born and reared in Boulder, Colorado Esak has also lived in New Haven, Conecticut, in São José Dos Campos and Salvador, Brazil, in California's Bay area, and as a small child, in Acapulco, Mexico.

Esak graduated valedictorian from Boulder High School, then studied Political Science and philosophy at Yale University. He studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for over 10 years and has continuously priaciced Bikram yoga since 1994. He graduated from Bikram's Yoga College of India in 2001. Esak is currently a student of the Institute of Ancient Mysteries with whom he studies Universal Law, Egyptian Mysticism and Self-Realization philosophy.

Esak became interested in Bikram yoga as a high school athlete at the age of 17. He used yoga to condition himself to play baseball and American football. Esak has led yoga demonstrations, seminars and clinics world-wide. He has been a guest teacher and demonstrator in various cities in India, South Korea, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Spain, Neetherlands, England, Austria, United States and Canada.