HI, I’M HUGO
Hugo, Founder- YogAmoreShala
It’s 2007, when a younger version of me had migrated to Canada to do a dual degree in MBA and M.Sc. In 2008, right when I graduated, the great recession hit and yet I was one of the lucky few who was able to secure a white collared corporate job. After chasing numbers and success for a few years, I found it, but it brought me really close to a burnout.
In 2011, 2 major things happened to me which made me reconsider my life back in Canada.
- I came back to India to take care of my ailing father who had worked hard all his life and when the time came to hang his boots, he found himself battling a life-threatening disease.
- At work, I was tasked with laying off company officials who had dedicated 30-40 years of their life to the company without much recognition.
This made me ask myself that what was the point of trading my time and energy in exchange for a few hundred thousand dollars?
I then set out in my pursuit of spirituality. I explored numerous practices and trained at the best Yoga schools and institutes all over India for many years before setting up my own YogaShala in late 2015 in Chandigarh. I took up the life of a modern-day Yogi who understands the challenges of the modern world and now propagate simplification of it through incorporation of spiritual philosophies and behaviors in what we do.
‘Yog Amore’ stands for ‘Union with Love’. In Sanskrit ‘Yog’ means ‘Union’ and in Italian ‘Amore’ means ‘Love’. I believe in the power of Yoga & the power of Love and combining the two to encourage individuals to evolve into conscious, holistic, and balanced beings to lead happier, healthier and more balanced lives.
My practice is a blend of various styles of Yoga namely Iyengar Based Hatha Flow, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yog Nidra as I believe every style has its own unique benefits and combining them helps extract the best of everything. Besides these, I also incorporate Tantra, Shamanic breathwork, Ecstatic Dance with Cacao Ceremony and various Osho Active Meditations in my teachings.
I believe that Yoga is not limited to what I teach you on the mat, but how you lead your lives beyond that too. Live Simply and Authentically- is the cornerstone of the philosophy I live by. Understanding one’s needs and reducing one’s wants is the key to a balanced mind. Making peace with our bodies, minds and the world will ultimately help us find liberation.
I hope to be an inspiration to you on your own personal Yoga journey and help deepen your practice and ability. I am here to empower and give you the tools necessary for radical self-growth and happiness.
My endeavor is to help you find your true nature and your purpose here and live it. Anyone who walks in through the doors of YogAmoreShala is looked after from the moment they enter. No matter your age or fitness level, my aim is to inspire ease, confidence and a sense of possibility that lasts long after you roll up your mat
YogAmoreShala, Kansal Enclave
Sector 1 Chandigarh
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