BODHI + daana founder, yoga consultant, presenter
From Assam, India, Bhaskar Goswami has been deeply involved with the practice of yoga since the early 90’s. He is a certified teacher of traditional hatha yoga and a specialist in employing the principles of yoga for the modern lifestyle.
Born into the yogic tradition, he comes from the lineage of Vasishtha, who is considered to be one of the founding fathers of this ancient practice. Bhaskar has been trained at the Transcendental Meditation school of Assam in India, on Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka, on traditional yoga by Yogacharya Nandakumar in Kuwait and by Siromani Sriram and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta in Canada. He has a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham in England and a 10 year international engineering career in petroleum, telecom, audio, acoustic and microelectronics industries. This has allowed for a strong understanding of the benefits and methods of mindful living in an urban environment.
Healthy body, peaceful mind, compassionate heart. These are the foundations of skillful living.”
In 2007 he founded BODHI (www.bodhiprinciple.com), a company dedicated to offering genuine wellbeing in workplaces. For this, he won the Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest and Accolade for Recognizing Business Excellence, both for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. Based in Montreal, BODHI is privileged to offer authentic wellness programs in several prestigious organizations.
In 2015 he founded daana (winner, CBC Media Prize), an organization offering anonymous contribution-based wellness worldwide (www.globaldaana.org).
Bhaskar has led several international retreats and presented in prestigious events like COP22 (UN Global Climate Change Summit, Morocco). He lives in Montreal, Canada with life partner and daana co-founder Caroline Goyer, and their three children Jai, Eva and Uma.
BRYAN MOSNYK / VP, JP Morgan
Bhaskar's on-site yoga and meditaion practice was a key development in our organizations' aspirations to promote a healthy and active physical & mental lifestyle.
KATE HENDERSON / Senior Communications + Marketing, Manulife
As a speaker, I could listen to Bhaskar for hours. It's his combined background of engineering and yoga that offer a special view of the world: grounded yet able to lift off. Bhaskar is one of those rare people who lives what he believes and it shows in everything he does!
LUCIE BOURGEOIS / Founder, Umalia
I have been doing yoga and meditation with Bhaskar for over two years now and I can't say enough praise for the work he does and the impact he has on people's lives. He has a high level of integrity, an unmatched expertise and the ability to create an atmostphere conducive to self-reflection.
JANINE DAOUST / Senior IT Manager, Bombardier Aerospace
Bhaskar is a great inspiration. He is authentic in everyting he does. He always looks at new ways to evolve. He keeps his business alive, full of positive energy and of great value for the community.
VINCENT PURINO / CEO, Aquaovo
Bhaskar is a strategic visionary. He is one of the brightest entrepreneurs that I have had the pleasure working with. He surrounds himself with extraordinary talent and is able to motivate people with his eloquence, keen sense of observation, and charisma. He is profound, yet approachable.
DAVID SCIACCA / VP, LIFT Sessions
Bhaskar is one of the most inspiring people I have ever had the chance to work with. He brings insight to virtually any situation from both a business and a personal perspective. Bhaskar is also an amazing communicator who is impressive at connecting with people and developing meaningful relationships.