Founders

Manju Joshi, M.A. (Sanskrit and Yoga, minor in Psychology)Gold medalist, E RYT-500, Holistic Health Coach, MCO-OSTEO, is a scholar and a researcher who has brought Yoga into Continuing Education Programs in universities, public schools, and health & fitness centers since 1991.
Mr. Prashant & Ms. Manju Joshi

Prashant Joshi M.A., M.Phil, E RYT-500 is a computer scientist and an electrical engineer and has been an IT Industry management leader for the past 25+ years. He has introduced Yoga-principles in the academic and corporate world at all levels of management. He has brought Yoga to the tennis courts, executive boardrooms, mental health facilities and senior centers. He is an invited motivational speaker and an avid tennis player. 

Both Prashant and Manju Joshi have been ardent students of Yoga since 1984 and have formal Yoga training from various renowned institutions (Vivekananda Kendra, Kaivalyadham) and teachers(Dr. Rao, Ph.D. founder of Lotus wellness center; Padmashree Sadashiv Nimbalkar-ji, founder of Yoga Vidya Niketan) in India and the US. Both have committed their time with various community service activities including sharing the science of Yoga since 1991 in the US and internationally through speaking engagements, writings, workshops, passionate & compassionate teachings and 1:1 consultations.

They founded Gurukul, LLC, A Science Of Living Institution in 2000, serving all ages with Yoga as a therapy. Their vision of simplifying and demystifying life management, and a mission of creating friends of yoga (Yoga-Mitra) through bringing harmony, health, and happiness has become reality. Gurukul Yoga Holistic Center(GYHC) in Bridgewater, NJ is the result of the organic growth of their efforts and has benefited thousands since April 2006. They have built a passionate and compassionate team at GYHC. GYHC now has another location in Austin, Texas as well.

Thanks to the Team­@GYHC, GYHC is now an internationally recognized institution promoting Yoga as a holistic therapy and is #13 in the world as a supporting member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapy). GYHC was inducted into Bridgewater Mayor's wellness campaign in 2008 and is serving the community with ground-breaking results.

Both Prashant (Coach P) and Manju (Coach M) are members of IAYT and life members of Patanjali Yogpeeth (Baba Ramdev, Haridwar, India). They are recipients of the International WellPro award in 2011. Prashant also serves on the Board of ARSI (Charitable Foundation for the Arts & Sciences from India). Last but not least, Prashant and Manju presently live in Austin, Texas and are avid travelers and fun-loving parents of two daughters (Veda and Illa) who are Yoga students, tennis players, singers, dancers and writers!