Elgar came to Yoga from an athletic background originally. Having competed in the sport of wrestling for many years. After competing on World level and winning several national championships, Elgar was involved in a car accident that changed his life dramatically. Being told he would no longer compete or even perform vigorous exercise was not an option he would live with.
When he was young Elgar always loved mysticism and had a special affinity for Gnana Yoga. Although it was not until 2007 that he began the practice of Yoga Asana on the premise that it held the potential to heal his body. In 2008 Elgar traveled to Southern India where he met Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev of Isha Foundation and Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, and had his first introduction to Hatha Yoga and Kriya Yoga fortunately in the presence of a Self Realized Master.
The meeting with Sadhguru re-inspired his desire to keep seeking, and to see just what the deeper dimensions of Yoga held and how it may be used as a tool for self transformation and Self Realization that could be related to and used for everyday people seeking their own healing, stress relief or self knowledge.
In 2010 Elgar had the honor among very few to take up intense Sadhana; while directly under the guidance of Enlightened Master Sadhguru Jaggi Vasdev. This 3 month live in program, conducted at the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences; was known as Anaadhi. It was an experience highlighted by intense commitment, devotion and insight: as well as intense study while practicing Asana, Kriya, Pranayama (breathing) and receiving initiation into Guru Pooja.
Currently Elgar balances his teaching schedule while studying Psychology(Neuro) to compliment his interest in learning the biological basis of Yogic practices-and how Yoga affects the bodies own chemistry and functioning.