Gopi Krishnaswamy

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Languages Offered

  • English


Gopi is a Mindfulnesss Coach, Zen practitioner and Creative Living expert who helps people transform into a high-performance state in their work and their lives.

Over the past 25 years, he has had a rich professional life of diverse and contrasting avatars. Managing Director at IDEO, one of the most innovative companies in the world, Founder Director at Insight Instore (his 2nd successful start-up), Consultant at Booze, Entrepreneur, Manager etc. In 2014, Gopi added to his life experience by living in Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village Monastery where he was able to delve deeper into the practice of mindfulness.

Inspired by his monastic stint, he then conceptualised Dhyaana (, an immersive wellbeing space and retreat initiative where he now teaches mindfulness based transformation.

Gopi is one of the first certified SIY ( teachers in India and is passionately committed to taking the message of mindfulness to as many people as possible.

Gopi holds dual bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Bachelors in both the Arts and the Sciences. An Executive MBA from INSEAD (ranked by FT as the #1 Business School in the World), a distinction earned on a scholarship from the Financial Times UK and a MBA, from the Central University in Pondicherry, India.

Gopi is a frequent speaker at corporate events on the topics of Mindfulness, Personal Effectiveness, Leadership and Creativity. He is a published author of books for children and his soon to be released ‘Creativity Unleashed’ offers a wonderful program for rediscovering one’s creativity using the power of mindfulness.

When not advocating and teaching Mindfulness, Gopi can be found practicing 'riding meditation' on his Harley Davidson motorcycle around the countryside!