Dr. Yogi Ram was born in Andhra Pradesh, India. He gained his M.A. (Telugu & Philosophy) degree from Andhra University. He was awarded his doctorate by Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi in 1994. Dr. Ram is a registered Yoga Alliance (USA) ERYT500, Yoga Master.
In 1985 he first learnt yoga from the Great Guru, Yogiraj Rajbali Mishraji Varanasi. He was initiated by his beloved Master and Founder of the renowned Bihar Yoga Bharati, Swami Satyananda Saraswati Maharaj, a student of Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj (Founder of The Divine Life Society) and, under his training, qualified as a Yogacharya. Thereafter, he was appointed Yoga Master at the Banaras Hindu University. After one year, he was offered a post as a Yoga Master in the IYC Andhra University where he taught for more than 10 years.
In 1986, at the Viswa Yoga Conference held in New Delhi, Dr. Ram was awarded the title "Yogaratna" (literally "The Jewel of Yoga"). Since then, he has also organized numerous Yoga Camps in locations throughout India, as well as attended many world yoga conferences and given yoga demonstrations and lectures in many institutions worldwide. In 2010, Dr. Ram was invited to be a speaker and Chairperson at the World Yoga Conference at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
In 2003, he was invited to join a yoga centre in Hong Kong. As the Yoga Master at California Fitness, Dr. Ram is well known in its centres throughout Asia, and actively conducts classes, lectures, workshops and retreats in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.
Dr. Ram has made yoga accessible to practitioners at all levels, from beginners to advanced, and has readily shared his wide ranging scope of knowledge encompassing Hatha Yoga, Astanga Yoga/Mysore Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, yoga therapy, kid's yoga, yoga for stress management, breathing and meditation, Nada and Mantra meditation, through his teachings. He has been and will continue to be the source of guidance to thousands of yoga students and followers all over the world.