Bryant Mascarenhas | Bio
Bryant Mascarenhas began studying eastern disciplines at the age of 10, Born in Bombay, Bryant grew up practicing Christianity within the fabric of his Indian heritage. Bryant is a naturopath and an Ayurvedic practitioner.
Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, one master’s degree in business, and another in information technology. He’s also an accomplished black belt in the martial arts system, “Ketsugo,” and has studied Korean hand-foot acupressure.
Internationally certified as a senior teacher by Fr.Joe Pereira, Bryant is also recognized by Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher E-RYT.
Due to his work in radiology, Bryant has in-depth knowledge of anatomy. In addition to being an Ayurvedic Practitioner, he also continues his studies with his Ayurvedic doctor in Bombay, India. In many of Bryant’s classes and at Santosh Yoga, you will be filled with cutting edge insights of science, natural therapies and the ancient wisdom of Ayurved.
Bryant has taught alignment-based yoga to thousands of people in India, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. He has healed people with alcohol and drug addiction, HIV/AIDS, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, migraines, lower back pain, neck and upper back pain, torn ACLs, torn Knee Meniscus, kidney failure, herniated discs, torn labrium, rsciatica, scoliosis, arthritis, infertility, cancer, heart problems, panic attacks, anxiety and depression, BiPolar II, Suicidal cases and more….
Bryant also works with the mentally challenged and autistic communities of Easter Seals with alignment-based yoga.
Bryant is one of the few teachers in the state who has conducted 6 Medical Research Studies on Migraines, Obesity, Gait Analysis in Obese kids, Anxiety and Stress in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and currently a Lower Back Pain Study with the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Bryant continues to do extensive research studies in therapeutic yoga for kids and teens in collaboration with the medical research team of Children’s Hospital.
“My hope for medicine is that Santosh Yoga and Kripa Foundation Iyengar Yoga –
helps western medicine to lower dependency on drugs,medication,invasive surgeries. Together we will minimize the suffering of our children, adults and geriatric communities” Bryant Mascarenhas.
Bryant Mascarenhas MBA, MIS,CYT , E-RYT, KFIY
Owner and Director, Santosh Yoga LLC and Kripa US(Kripa Foundation Iyengar Yoga for mental health, drugs, alochol and HIV/AIDS)
Inspirational speaker at several institutions, Aurora Psychiatric Group of Hospitals, Childrens’ Hospital, including Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and has arranged with various corporations to bring yoga to the workplace.
Several years ago, Bryant was awakened to leave career in radiology to follow his childhood passion of living from the heart.
The fruit of that passion is Santosh Yoga, of which Bryant is the founder and director.
In August 2006, Bryant had a unique private session with Fr. Joe Pereira and global yoga icon Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, State of Maharashtra in India. Bryant actively mentors and consults with Fr. Joe Pereira in Bombay, India and in several countries abroad.
(The city of Pune is about a 4 hour drive from the city of Bombay).
Santosh Yoga is a member participant at:
International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
Licensed as a vocational yoga training school with the State of Wisconsin
Santosh Yoga is the essence of yoga, we bring you yoga applications, and its effect in the context of day-to-day living.
Bryant inspires you to live an
‘awakened’ and ‘purposeful’ life. His yoga encourages the balance between the physical, physiological, psychological, emotional and spiritual layers of your being.
Owner & Director of Santosh Yoga
Bryant grew up practicing eastern disciplines in India and has followed his childhood passion of Yoga. He has been practicing and teaching Yoga since 1986.
With extensive studies in the Iyengar System, Bryant has integrated the principles of Fr. Joe Pereira and BKS Iyengar.