Raghunath Yogi started practicing yoga in NYC in 1987 with Sri Dharma Mitra, and learned Sivananada Yoga as well. The next year, he went to India, where he became a celibate monk at a Krishna Bhakti Ashram for six years, studying, meditating, and living the ancient yogic texts. In 1991, in the sacred village of Vrindavan he was awarded the name Raghunath and two years later in the same holy town, he was awarded diksha or the sacred thread, for his study.
Now, many years later, Raghunath is an accomplished yogi in many styles. Married with four children, he leads retreats, workshops, and yoga teacher trainings, especially in Los Angeles and New York City.