Praise for The Business Casual Yogi

 
 
This is a book for our times. Everyone today is ‘in business’ by virtue of what we each have to navigate to succeed in this world. By integrating the wisdom of both Yoga and Ayurveda, the authors have offered modern readers a tried and true path to success by living in harmony with Nature. The contemporary perspectives and direct lineage teachings of these two successful businessmen/yogis are priceless. This is a resource to turn to again and again on the path to lasting health and true wealth.
— Denise Barack Director of Program Innovation, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

My research suggests that negotiation success is enhanced by mindfully aligning emotions and genuinely drawing on your leadership strengths across roles, being yourself, in collaborative and competitive conversations at work. Vish Chatterji and Yogrishi Vishvketu share wisdom, experiences, and practices to help you tune into yourself and others so that you can be fully present, centered, and grounded in business.
— Shirli Kopelman, PhD. Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Author of Negotiating Genuinely: Being Yourself in Business.

This is a very important read for those interested in merging their yoga practice and spiritual values with the business world. I highly recommend this as another look on how we can cope with the vastly changing landscape of the financial situation worldwide, and being able to apply yogic and ancient Ayurvedic understanding to the mix.
— Sridhar Silberfein, Founder of Desert Essence, Founder & Executive Producer of Bhakti Fest, Director of the Center for Spiritual Studies

As a successful executive from the business world, having undergone extensive yogic training, Vish offers a very credible, articulate, and thoughtful approach to improving the quality of our professional lives by appropriately leveraging the principles of yoga in a business context.
— Kash Rangan, Managing Director, Bank of America

I loved this book and will read it again. The authors beautifully blend practical and spiritual advice on how to be our best, whole selves. This book is packed with wisdom and is a must-read for my teams.
— Kahla Broussard, Vice President of Retail Operations, Sephora

A few books and thought systems deeply shaped my career and personal choices. The 4-Hour Workweek helped me break some business school habits. Crucial Confrontations helped me navigate challenging personal and professional relationships. Ikkyu’s poems taught me that spiritualism and fun are not mutually exclusive. The Business Casual Yogi connected all of these dots in a delightful and completely unexpected way. Vish and Vishvketu explain the Vedic knowledge system through relatable personal anecdotes and practical questions that force self-reflection and pierce the veil surrounding yoga as a practice. Read this book if you want to achieve greater balance in your life.
— Ohad Zeira, Vice President Fleet Ventures, Avis Budget Group

A thoroughly enjoyable read. As a business professional who has not had much experience in yoga, I was curious to learn the connection. Ultimately, The Business Casual Yogi delivers on its promise of helping one take charge of mind, body, and career. The frameworks practiced in The Eight Limbs of Yoga were extraordinarily helpful in laying out a path for success in business and life!
— Erik Moreno, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and M&A, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Yogrishi Vishvketu and Vish Chatterji have written an excellent book that makes the ancient wisdom tradition of yoga accessible to a modern audience who may be engaged in the world of business and technology. They are ideally suited to write this book, given Vish has a background in business, technology entrepreneurship, and executive coaching. Yogrishi is well steeped in a traditional lineage of yoga teachers based out of Rishikesh, which I often think of as the world capital or Silicon Valley of yoga traditions. The result is this book that takes an ancient, sophisticated, and very practical wisdom tradition and makes it relevant to a modern-day professional audience that is interested in incorporating different elements of the vast philosophy of yoga into their lives and finding success, meaning, and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.
— Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist of Brand Marketing, Google; author of The Internet to the Inner-net and The Happy Human
 
 

This book is an invaluable guide for anyone seeking to strengthen their mind-body-soul connection in a hyperactive modern world. When I first met Vish, I was chronically fatigued, constantly stressed, and my mind couldn’t shut off. After incorporating the principles and techniques into my daily practice, I saw radical improvements to my mental, emotional, and physical health and in my leadership performance. This book has empowered me to take control and live my life from a place of gratitude, grace, and authenticity.
— Zeina Charara, Senior Vice President of Finance, FabFitFun

In today’s evolving business climate, we must be balanced and flexible. This book provides a practical and traditionally proven approach to personal and professional transformation from someone who actually lives it.
— Tom Bakaly, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Industry

Vish is a true shaman in business clothes. He has provided me with invaluable wisdom over the years, and now, he and Vishvketu have written a book that is perfect for our times. The Business Casual Yogi is an easily digestible guide to balancing the pressures of life through yoga. It is an essential read for today’s executives.
— Jordan Berke, Founder, Tomorrow Retail Consulting; former Vice President, Walmart eCommerce

An absolute treasure! Vish delivers a powerfully eloquent and timely formula for today’s business leaders to truly succeed. Utilizing age-old proven methodologies that he articulates in an easy-to-understand manner, business leaders can now easily implement these simple yet profound strategies to design and live a life that provides fulfillment and achievement. This book is a must-have companion for every business professional who wants to experience the most from life both professionally and personally!
— Heidi LaGumina, Master Platinum Results Coach, Robbins Research International, Inc.

This book is a great innovative guide for self-improvement! I would recommend it to everybody who would like to get more balance in their life. Observing our inner state can give us more awareness, joy, and success. If you would like to improve your performance in life and work, this book is a great support to achieve this aim.
— Agnes Kovacs, Olympic champion swimmer; executive coach

Words do not have the capacity to express my love and respect for Yogrishi Vishvketu and Vishwajeet Chatterji. They have the ability to bring the Heavens to the Earth, and the Earth to the Heavens. That Divine balance I have felt every time I have been in Yogrishi Vishvketu’s class. His sense of humor and his prayerful skills as a yogi are unsurpassed.
— Gurmukh Khalsa, Cofounder & Director, Golden Bridge Yoga Center, Los Angeles; Master of Kundalini Yoga

The Business Casual Yogi is a perfect template for personal growth, leadership, and transformation. Yogrishi Vishvketu and Vish Chatterji have designed a program that will change your body, mindset, and decision-making. This is a seamless integration of Vedic sciences for enlightened living. Kudos!
— Suhas Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda); author of The Hot Belly Diet and Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life, Faculty: Chopra Center for Well Being

Eight years ago, when my wine brand was just a figment of my imagination, Vish facilitated a deeper dive into not just the brand but also my “existential thrive” within the brand. He was indeed born a teacher. This book is an udyam-veda (a business treatise)—not a light read, but a systematic and prolific insight into an ancient philosophy that can shape a dynamic future.
— Neeta Mittal, Founder, LXV Wine

As a business executive living an intensely busy life across multiple continents, I have struggled to make sense of my life and work and what I seek to achieve. As I read this book, I found a clarity that was both comforting and enlightening. I was able to connect with a holistic element of my being and purpose, using the teachings of ancient Indian philosophies articulated in the context of our modern world. I invite you to experience the book for yourselves because as Vish and Vishvketu say, after reading this book, “You’ll seek to unlock your intuition so that you rely on your own inner teacher to make the right choices for you.”
— Shailabh Atal, Director of Business Transformation, Verizon

For those professionals looking to take their business and their personal lives to the next level, Vish has provided all the necessary tools and ingredients for your journey. Truly a book that personally inspires through introspection and one you will want to continually refer too.
— Jim Schlager, Principal, Moss Adams Wealth Advisors

Thank goodness someone has made yoga philosophy accessible to everyone in the 21st century. Some may think yoga philosophy is for people who live in caves without the worries most of us living in this mad world now have. On the contrary, we need yoga philosophy even more. The Business Casual Yogi beautifully translates yogic wisdom and practices into an easy-to-understand guide, enabling us to shine our light as we negotiate our life and career in modern-day chaos.
— Anandi, author of Breathe Better Sleep Better; Founder, the Sleep Guru