Sandeep took birth on June 29th 1972 and was blessed to be born inside the Shivananda Nagar ,within footsteps of the beautiful Ganga river in the holy city of Rishikesh. Sandeeps father played a significant role in his early introduction to spirituality and, the lifeforce of yoga as he worked in the Shivananda ashram printing press office. This allowed Sandeep to spend his early childhood inside the ashram itself, ashram life for him was natural and, ideal because as far back as he can remember as a child he had an innocent pure belief in the divine . With his strong faith he worshipped Shiva, loved to take part in Pooja’s, Mantra Chanting and Devotional Singing.At the age of three to four years Sandeep remembers to this day very clearly a spiritual awakening , he was being taken by the hand by his older sister up the steps of the Shivananada ashram when suddenly he fell down and became unconscious.
He remembers feeling a strong vibrational energy passing through his spine. At this time nobody realised what was happening to him, however, as a young adult Sandeep realised this was a spiritual awakening and recognized that ever since that age that he had felt the presence of a light within him.
When Sandeep was aged five he received the auspicious blessing of Mantra Diksha ( a personal mantra given by the guru) from his Holiness Swami Chidanand Ji Maharaj.Sandeeps childhood was richly informed by being in the presence of Yogis and Yoginis as both his parents worked full time and, so after school he regularly enjoyed the company of these spiritual elders.At the age of twelve years Sandeep was extremely fortunate to be taken under the supervision of a European lady who for no obvious reason took him to his first yoga class, here he met his yoga Guru Swami Krishna Nanda Saraswati ( Swami Kutti Krishna).
Sandeep felt at home , experiencing the pure loving, caring hands of his dearly beloved guru. Sandeep was aware of the special interest, attention and divine blessings that his guru showered upon him.
He spent another ten years in the Guru Kula System ( a process where the guru and disciple live in close proximity to each other to develop the spirit and character of the individual soul) Early Life as a Yoga Teacher.
At the age of twenty three years Sandeep was asked to support a friend in delivering yoga training in a number of locations in Rishikesh . Soon after Sandeep was invited to teach in Europe, namely Spain and Germany. At this time he never considered that this was going to determine his destiny in taking on the life and roles of Yoga Master and Teacher.