Aurobindo Ghose (1872-1950) was born in India to a wealthy Bengali family. He was a renowned yogi, teacher, philosopher, and writer. While imprisoned for his writings opposing British rule in India, he had a profound spiritual transformation that led him to give up political life for spiritual pursuits. He settled in Pondicherry (now known as Puducherry), where he wrote extensively and developed an approach known as “Integral Yoga.” With his spiritual collaborator Mirra Alfassa (“The Mother”), he founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Their teachings aim for transformation through conscious evolution, helping people integrate their physical, mental, and spiritual aspects in order to manifest the Divine on Earth.