LANGKAWI, Malaysia (Dec. 1, 2011) -- The history and heart of the yoga discipline just got a little closer to practitioners on the island of Langkawi, with the arrival of Ekraj Gajurel as Yoga Master for V Integrated Wellness at The Andaman.
Former high-profile pupils of Nepali-born Gajurel include musical icon Sting, the Prince of Jodhpur and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen.
Introduced to yoga from a young age, Gajurel perfected his technique under yogis in the Prakash Yog-sewa Ashram in Rishikesh, India -- widely regarded as the “yoga capital of the world.”
Before coming to Malaysia, Gajurel taught yoga to guests at the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and led sessions in studios across India and the Middle East.
Aside from his yoga mat, Gajurel brings a background in Ayurvedic traditional medicine, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine to his new position at VIW, which takes a whole-person approach to wellbeing.
“It’s not often you find someone with so much experience in all areas of health and wellness,” said Christina Low, head of VIW. “Getting Ekraj to come work with us and our guests is a major coup.”
Just as renowned public figures have glommed onto Gajurel and his techniques, so too has the press. Major media outlets such as the Times of India newspaper, Escale TV (France), and Conde Nast Traveller (UK) and Spurluxe (Japan) magazines have all profiled Gajurel in recent years.
At VIW, Gajurel’s primary goal is to help guests achieve a state of conscious living through programs customized to meet each individual’s needs where he will first start by the multi-day plans with a holistic lifestyle assessment to determine what activities, treatments and foods for individual needs.