Hey there! My name is Ravi Raman and I’m a (former) tech strategy guy, yogi, ultra marathon runner, and author.
After graduating from Penn State University, I spent over 14 years leading teams in various business development, product management and planning roles at Microsoft. I was actively involved in personal development and growth communities in the Seattle area, and created the Seattle PowerGroup – a 200+ member strong group of personal growth enthusiasts.
I also practiced and tough Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga at Shakti Vinyasa in Bellevue, WA. I am a three-time Ironman Triathlete, Boston Marathon qualifier and tend to jump into crazy acts of endurance just for the fun of it – like biking from Seattle to Portland in a single day, and swimming across Puget Sound. I’ve also taken up ultra-distance running - having completed a bunch of ultra marathon races (including the one featured in the book “Born to Run”).
I am currently traveling the world and the USA with my wife (and two dogs when we are in the USA!). My wife and I are both taking a purposeful break from the 9-5 to see the world and decide what we want to do with the rest of our lives. We loved our work, but also know there is a lot more out there to do and experience. You can follow our travel log here: www.raviandalison.com.
I study and practice advaita vedanta and have been a student of Swami Dayananda Saraswati from a very young age. I actively support AIM for Seva, and over the course of the past 15 years have helped to build several schools and boarding facilities for rural communities in South India.
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