- Master’s degree in Yoga Psychology at Bihar School of Yoga
- President of Shridev Jasnath Trust, Nagaur District, Rajasthan
- RYT 500 Yoga Alliance, Shivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
Surajnath Siddh is the 12th and current head monk of Shri Jasnath Asan (ashram), in Panchla Siddha, Rajasthan. The asan is one of the oldest educational, social and religious institutions in Marwar, Rajasthan. He was initiated into the Nath (Siddh) tradition at the young age of six, and assumed institutional responsibilities in 2001.
Surajnath conducts yoga camps and educational programs in several nearby villages, keeping alive the vibrancy of the region’s spiritual tradition. A major portion of his time is devoted to counseling, and alleviating the distress of villagers that regularly flock to this sacred seat.
Taking a bold step into the future, he has renovated the asan’s medieval fort and supervised the construction of Rajasthan Eco-Retreat- an offering of relief to the modern man, caught in hustle and bustle of a restless mind. Beyond its attraction to tourists, he believes that international exchange can become a major focus for village regeneration and ecological transformation, as well as a vehicle for spreading the wellness practices of traditional Hatha yoga to aspirants in the West. He has been instrumental in restoration of Johad (village pond), afforestation in nearby Rampura, rainwater harvesting in select areas, as well as continued rehabilitation and welfare for more than 300 cattle.
He has an abiding interest in solving child miscarriage and drug abuse problems, sponsoring a free yoga therapy clinic at the ashram, and a travelling drug de-addiction program to district further west.
Though simple at heart, he admires outdoor sports, the cultures of Europe, and has travelled throughout many of its countries conducting yoga seminars and workshops.