Meet the President

Babu G. Rao

MSc (YSc)., MA (Psy)., P.G.D.Y.V., E-RYT 500
Yoga Therapist & Siddha Vaidya

Babu G. Rao is the founder & president of KASYAPA Institute, A Centre for Excellence in Living Wisdom Traditions, Mississauga, Canada. He is a Siddha Vaidya by family tradition, in the Kaśyapa lineage, and is skilled in the recognition, traditional preparation, and application of numerous indigenous plants. He is well versed in many classical Indian subjects including Vedas, Vedāńgas, Upaniṣads, Purāṇas and Darśanas. Babu G. Rao began his formal study of Yoga Philosophy, Āyurvedam and Siddha Medicine in his family tradition at the age of 7 and continued his studies in the field of Yogic Science with Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati, Mangalore University, and SVYASA University, India. He obtained his Master’s of Science (M.Sc) in Human Consciousness and Yogic Science, from Mangalore University and was honoured with the Gold Medal Award for the highest academic achievement in his field of study

He has long standing interest in Integrative Yoga Therapy and Mental Health and  worked collaboratively with NIMHANS (Bangalore), CAMH (Toronto) and York University (Toronto) research projects. Babu G. Rao has treated many patients with Integrative Yoga Therapy and presented numerous scientific papers on Integrative Yoga Therapy at International research symposiums. He is a supporting green member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), USA and Yoga Alliance, USA.