Hey there! My name is Ravi Raman and I’m a yogi, distance runner, long-time Microsoft employee and author.
After graduating from Penn State University, I have spent the past a decade leading teams in various business development, product management and planning roles at Microsoft. I am 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 practice and teach Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga at Shakti Vinyasa in Bellevue, WA. I am a two-time Ironman Triathlete (training for my third in 2011), 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. Nowadays I’ve taken up ultra-distance running – and am training for a 50 mile trail race in the Copper Canyon region of Northwestern Mexico.
I study and practice advaita vedanta and have been a student of Swami Dayananda Saraswati from a very young age. I actively support of AIM for Seva, and over the course of the past 10 years have helped to build several schools and boarding facilities for rural communities in South India.
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