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.
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
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
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.
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
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.