Bharata's Bio Page
Yogacharya Bharata Bill Francis Barry has aspired to live the principles of yoga since 1969. He has been a Spiritual Teacher since 2010. He is a lifetime Member of the Indian Yoga Association and has completed thousands of hours of classroom & ashram yoga training.
Bharata is an advocate and devotee of two respected lineages:
In 2002 he completed a 25 year career in computing, with a ten year position as Dartmouth College’s Director of Management Information Systems, preceded with a five year similar position at Smith College.
Earlier training: Bharata’s four University of Mass degrees include M.Ed, MBA, B.S. plus a 1976 bachelors degree program titled "The Development of God Consciousness Through Knowledge, Meditation and Yoga".
In the 1970s & 80s, Bharata was blessed to study and receive darshan from many well known teachers: including: a 3-day workshop with Paramahansa Muktananda; Boston satsangs with Swami Satchidananda; a 14 week Amherst College course with Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman; three-day & ten-day courses with Yogi Bhajan; Sacred dance retreats with Sufi Master Pir Vilayat Khan; satsang with Sri Chinmoy; an almost private Q&A dialogue with Swami Rama of the Himalayas; several years study with psychic teacher Peter Tadd. Bharata also was employed for 12 months on staff at Maharishi International University(1976). In 2005 Bharata began several years of training and receiving shaktipat transmissions from Mirabai Devi.
Bharata and his wife Denise Barry live in Western Massachusetts, where she has taught Tai Chi Chuan for over 35 years.
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