Esak Garcia - 1st ever male champion of the annual International Asana Championship, the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup
Esak Garcia practices and teaches Bikram Yoga and is dedicated to being a contribution to the world as a member of the Institute of Ancient Mysteries (IAM). Esak travels widely demonstrating the art of yoga, promoting yoga asana championships, and as a member of the IAM class of 2009.
Of mixed background, his mother is Jewish and father Mexican, Esak was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. He has also lived in New Haven, Conecticut, in São José Dos Campos and Salvador, Brazil, in California's Bay area, and as a small child, in Acapulco, Mexico.
Esak graduated valedictorian from Boulder High School, then studied Political Science and philosophy at Yale University. He studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for over 10 years and has continuously priaciced Bikram yoga since 1994. He graduated from Bikram's Yoga College of India in 2001.
Esak became interested in Bikram yoga as a high school athlete, at the age of 17. He used yoga to condition himself to play baseball and American football. 11 years later, in February 2005, Esak won the groundbreaking International Yoga Asana Championship, The Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup. Since then, Esak has led yoga demonstrations and discussions world-wide. He has been invited as a guest teacher and demonstrator to various cities in India, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, China, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, United States and Canada.
Recently Esak has begun to help other yogis who are interested in the Ghosh Cup Competition by leading coaching clinics. These clinics are held three times a year, and always fill to capacity. He is also one of the very few teachers who is authorized to lead official Bikram yoga seminars and posture clinics
Esak is maried to Chau Kei Ngai, who was the 5th place International Ghosh Cup Champion in 2007 representing China. They live in Boulder, Colorado with their son Osiris and Esak's younger brother Julian.
Art of Bikrams and photos by Ron Sombilon Gallery
Art of Bikrams coming soon...