About Acharya Pratishtha
About Acharya Pratishtha
Born at Saharanpur in
U.P. India a convent educated arts graduate but master of body, mind, soul
and life management Acharya Pratishtha started learning yoga in the womb
of her mother as she is the daughter of world acclaimed Yog Guru Bharat
Bhushan ji, the only 'Padma Shri' recipient in the field of yog sadhna. She
started learning the science of yog under the expert guidance of her father
at the tender age of three and joined him on several concerts, tours,
demonstrations and camps of National and International repute.
She took official training of yog under Guru Shankar Apte for 5 years at
Kathak Kendra, New Delhi.
Inherited spirituality and convent education combined together made
Acharya Pratishtha find the logics behind each and every aspect of yog as
well as religion.
She inherited yog as a lifestyle which carved her as 'the best' in all
spheres of life weather it be academic education, classical dance, music,
theatre or poetry, yogic lifestyle proved her as a topper in all spheres of
Honored with the titles like 'Shrashtha Nagrik Samman', 'Natya Kala Ratna',
'Kathak Samragyi' , 'Manasi Kala Ratna' by different organisationa she is
blessed with the real blessings of Lord Shiva who is yogiraj as well as
Natraj at the same time. She is a topper of National Institute of kathak
dance and is a world renowned kathak performer, she is an empanelled artist
of ICCR (Indian Council for cultural relations) as well as Doordarshan. She
believes her dance is an innocent offering to the divine where the divine is
seen as the beloved. She reflects feminity in its totality and is a perfect
example of culture, logic, grace, glamour and magnetism. She is a perfect
daughter, a friend, an artist, a philosopher, a guru, a master and a woman
Born in a family of Sanskara, Sahitya and
Sanskriti, grand daughter of India's National awardee educationist, social
reformer, freedom fighter and Vedic thinker Pandit Bishambar Singh ji, She
started doing Yajan at the tender age of 5 as through her logical mind she
discovered the scientific benefits of it.
Perfect yogic lifestyle discovered her as the YOUNGEST YOGAcharya and the
MIND THERAPIST, she was appointed professionally as a yoga consultant on
September 2004, when she was only 20 years old and media launched her as the
youngest yogAcharya on 1st Nov 2007.
- Worked as the yoga consultant at Amatrra Health Spa, Ashoka
Hotel, New Delhi.
- Worked as a Yoga instructor in International Yoga Festival for
- Worked as a yoga demonstrator in famous T.V. Serial "Yog
Sadhna" at Delhi Doordarshan and "Total Tandurusti"
at Zee News.
- Conducted a series of Yog sessions for Indian & foreign yoga
enthusiasts at 'Mokshayatan International Yogashram' at Saharanpur.
- Conducted Yoga sessions at different countries like Japan,
- Choreographed a yoga presentation for 'Arogya 2006' by Ministry
of Health, Govt. of India.
- Performed Yoga postures for popular advertisement film
'Incredible India' by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India.
- Imparted yoga training at Taj Mohatsava, Agra.
- Shared the joy of yoga with very senior scientists of DRDO
Ministry of Defense, Govt. of India at ITM Mussorie.
- Shared the joy of yoga with students, army personals, police,
armed forces, women, patients, mentally retarded and public at large
Acharya Pratishtha believes that purpose of life is a life of purpose
and she wish to do her best to make this world a better place by exploring
the great science of living i.e. Yog which she has learned from her father.
No matter she has given innumerable lectures on Yog and has given her
kathak performances in almost all reputed dance festivals but she love to
share with youth as she believe that they are the real NATION BUILDERS.
Hence special youth programs are conducted by Mokshayatan International
Yogashram in which as a MIND THERAPIST she teach them how to master their
mind and become architect of their future due to which she has become the
According to her, Yog is not a mere set of physical exercises, it's a
lifestyle, it's a journey from ordinary to extra ordinary, it's a journey of
inner world which provide astonishing changes in the working of the mind,
body and even soul of an individual, provides more energy, enthusiasm and
inner harmony, it unlocks the infinite potential and help the practitioner
to cherish life and to see the divinity in each and every aspect of it. In
just one word, make the practitioner Extra Ordinary.
Individuals and media have said a lot about Acharya Pratishtha:
'You are not
only the youngest but the best.'
H.E.APJ Abul Kalam, President Of
'Oh God ! She
is too young.'
'A novel effort
to preserve the classical & Cultural heritage of India.'
Minister of tourism & culture, Govt. Of India
'I can see the
cultural talent & spirituality in Pratishtha inherited from her
family. Blessings and Good luck.'
'Padma Shri' Ruskin Bond, Writer
too mature at such a young age.'
Swadesh Deepak, Writer
'I can see a
multi dimension talent in this young girl'
Nawaz Deobandi, Poet
'You know how
to spell bound your audience.'
Isabele ana, Israel
'I love India
because of you and your yoga teachings my Guru.'
Kenichiro Toyofuku, First secretary,
'I never knew
yoga can be co interesting.'
'I have never
found a yoga teacher like you.'
Helga, Iceland embassy
'I was in
another world when I practiced your meditation.'
Asahiko, Japanese student
'I never knew
my body is a temple and my soul is the only God, thanks a lot for
letting me know this though your wonderful teachings. I wish to give
birth to my baby at this holy land of India only.'
'I never know
yoga can be so scientific.'
Christia Germyn, Yoga Teacher, Canada
'I met and
spoke to my dead mother while practicing your meditation.'
Kavita, Beauty Therapist
'You are my
ideal, I always wish to be like you.'
Shikha, Student from Bhopal
ji's words have fire which provides a new enthusiasm.'
Karvaris, student from Aligrah
to Acharya ji for changing my life with her meditations'
Mukulini, Student from Jammu
' Youngest Yoga
'Never seen a
person with such a lot of energy like Acharya.'
'I love my guru
she never called me LINDY, she always called me HINDI, she is full of
humor she is master of life.'
"Yogiraj and Natraj Pratishtha Sharma is the special
combination of two great sciences of India Yoga Dance. There is a
dancing rhythm in her yogic discourses and a yogi's skill in her dance
the skill to spell bound the audience and travel straight into their
minds through her deep spiritual interaction in her meditation sessions."
Pratishtha trained under acclaimes Guru, presents a quality of response
into her presentation."
"She has a
breathless quality of unceasing speed giving her viewers a brain fag."