A mechanical engineer by qualification, Girin Govind was climbing the ladder of corporate success with Tata Telecommunications as Senior Engineer & Assistant Manager. In 2000 he met Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and was inspired by his vision and his teachings, and ever since there was no looking back. A senior Art of Living faculty, he has served as personal secretary to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for 8 years. Juxtaposing the satisfaction gained from a successful corporate career and that of being a facilitator of the Art of Living programs, Girin believes his worldview shifted from just pursuing happiness to spreading it.

A yoga enthusiast he currently holds the position of Director of Yoga School at Sri Sri University, Orissa which offers unique education that brings together the best of western innovation with the ancient values and wisdom of the East.

Girin has travelled internationally touching, inspiring and transforming thousands of young people. He believes in having a friendly and accommodating nature which has helped him nurture relationships across borders.

Deeply self- observant, Girin believes that excellence is bettering his own self, looking within and not comparing his growth based on what another perceives. According to him, the measure of success is how happy you are within and how much happiness you have brought to someone’s life. Passionate about music, and an incredible tabla player, he sure knows the tricks to balance, work and play!