- Robin (Prem Sagar)
Robin (Prem Sagar)
Robin (Prem Sagar)’s Bio
Robin (Prem Sagar) began his spiritual journey in meditation at age 18, and was introduced to yoga while completing his BA in Psychology & Anthropology at the University of Alberta. After completing his degree, Robin felt inspired to travel to India to gain knowledge and experience of this ancient practice. In 1999, he met his teacher, Yogrishi Vishvketu, at Yoga Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh. He developed a deep connection with Yogrishi Vishvketu and has remained a dedicated student. During his trip in India, Robin was also introduced to Vipassana (insight meditation), which he continues to practice on a daily basis. After returning from India, he moved to Toronto where he completed a 250-hour Yoga training in Vinyasa flow at the Yoga Sanctuary. He also spent some time volunteering at the Kripalu Yoga Center.
In 2002, Robin and his family built and developed Organic Roots, Edmonton’s first organic grocery store and organic restaurant. At this time, Robin also began teaching yoga in Edmonton, while continuing his education in Restorative Yoga Therapy, Vipassana Meditation, and Yoga philosophy with David Mcammond. In 2004, Robin took the Akhanda Yoga 200-hour YTT with Yogrishi Vishvketu at Kanv Ashram. The following year, he completed his advanced 300-hour yoga teacher training with Yogrishi Vishvketu in Rishikesh, and then went to Pune for a month to study Yoga Therapy and anatomy with Dr. Nivedita Pingle. Robin has completed a 100-hour training in Pilates mat work with Steve Bryson (kinesiologist) and has furthered his knowledge and understanding of body movement and mechanics. In 2006, Robin assisted the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training course, and helped to facilitate the Yoga Anatomy component alongside Dr. Pingle. Robin continues to explore his interest in mind-body psychology and has completed an MA program of counseling psychology at City University. He teaches Psychology of Yoga: Yoga for mental and emotional well-being as part of the Akhanda Yoga 300-hour YTT each year.