Gaurav Malik

Head Yoga Teacher Trainer

Born in a valley of the Himalayas of India, Gaurav decided at an early age to dedicate his life to the study and sharing of yogic knowledge.

Gaurav Malik is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Gaurav has previously taught in many yoga schools in Rishikesh, Goa, Thailand and Europe. Gaurav has trained hundreds of students over the years and has graduate yoga teachers leading their own classes all around the world. When people meet Gaurav they are instantly drawn to his loving, caring and calming demeanour. When students and teachers get to know Gaurav they are impressed with his in-depth and seemingly neverending knowledge of yoga in many areas including history, adjustment and alignment, philosophy, Ayurveda, mantras, meditation and of course, pranayama.


Formal Education:

  • PhD Yoga (Pranayama)

  • Masters in Human Consciousness and Yogic Science

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Teaching

  • 10 years at the yoga university Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar

  • Meditation Teaching courses

  • Various yoga therapy courses including marma therapy.



Asana adjustment and alignment, pranayama, philosophy, ayurveda & shakti yoga.



Kate Malik

A current psychology student at Monash University, Melbourne. Kate moved to India to begin Ashtak Yoga School with Gaurav in 2014 and has been practising and learning Yoga all over India for the past 5 years.

Kate is passionate about energetic connection, philosophy discussion, self-journey, trauma-specific yoga and healing practices. Kate guides students through their yoga training course material supporting students and bridging the gap between the Eastern and Western lens. 

Formal Education:

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology (final year)

  • Mental Health first aid, Australia
  • 300 hr Advanced Yoga Teaching and Yoga Therapy Training, Paramanda Ashram, India

  • Vipassana Meditation 10 day, Dharamshala, Himalayas, India

  • 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training course, Goa, India



Reading, travelling, pizza, balance, and discovery.


Email her om@ashtakyoga.com 

Kate’s on Instagram - @kate_in_india


Link to an Interview by BookYogaRetreats on our Engagement, love and yoga as a couple here.