Raghunath

Over the years Raghunath has immersed himself in natural and alternative healing, his diet and detoxification rituals helps him in his practice. His Raw Yogi Cleanse helped him make a name for himself in Beverly Hills, where he taught for years. With Raghunath's simple and inspiring coaching and teaching techniques, as well as recipes and healing modalities, his students watch their bodies transform and become energized. He is an expert at taking the esoteric yoga philosophy and making it understandable and practical for the layman's world. A self-described ex-punk, ex-monk, husband, father of four, inversion ambassador, bent on Bhakti, detox junkie, evolution assistant, coalesced by kirtan, cacao consumer, puranic story teller, reciter of Gita, potential excavation, fixed on elevation - Raghunath has seen it all. Raghunath, born Ray Cappo, was a Lower east side hardcore/punk singer songwriter icon. He toured the globe in his teens, exploring a love for life and nature. In a music scene infested with hard drugs, negativity & intoxication, he was an anomaly, a glowing light propounding clean living, positive attitudes and vegetarian lifestyle, inspiring tens of thousands of fans internationally to follow his lead. Since his youth, he was fascinated with eastern thought and took his inspiration from Emerson, Ghandi, Thoreau, Buddhist Sutras, The Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. He started practicing yoga while in NYC in 1987, with the esteemed Sri Dharma Mitra and Shivananada Yoga. The pettiness of the music industry, and the death of his father led him to India in 1988, where he dove head first into the lifestyle and spirituality of India. He became a celibate monk at a Krishna Bhakti Ashram for 6 years where he intensely studied, meditated and lived according to the ancient yogic texts. In 1991, in the sacred village of Vrindavan, he was presented with the name Raghunath. Two years later in that same holy town, he was awarded diksha, or the sacred thread, for his dedicated study. Now, 23 years later, he's an accomplished yogi in many style. He is married with four children, and leads retreats, workshops and yoga teacher trainings. He works primarily in Los Angeles and New York City. He is an inspirational force in the community by living a life full of yoga and taking the esoterica of yoga philosophy, making it practical and understandable in contemporary life.

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