In this video, Sonima founder Sonia Jones sits down with yoga master Sharath Jois to hear his definition of the word guru. Sharath describes the misconceptions and false appropriations of the term in today’s world. In truth, the word guru means someone who removes darkness and ignorance, and is a teacher who leads his student from a place of falsity and darkness to a place of truth and light. View the video to learn more about Sharath’s own connection to the lineage and tradition of yoga gurus.

Don’t miss your chance to attend class with Ashtanga yoga master Sharath Jois when he visits the U.S. in May 2017! Learn more here.