Shantanu (Stefano Botti) approached the practice of Yoga in 1999 and graduated in 2003 as a Satyananda Yoga Teacher at the Kalpa Vriksha Satyananda Training School in Piossasco (To).

Since then he has dedicated himself to teaching, facilitating courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced students, in-depth programs and seminars, to spread Satyananda Yoga both as a practice and as a lifestyle, for spiritual growth.

In 2004 he met his Guru, Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati at the Bihar School of Yoga (Munger-India) and in 2008 he received initiation into Karma Sannyasin. Between 2013 and 2019 he regularly attended training courses in Munger and spent several periods offering service at Rikhiapeeth Ashram (Jarkhanda-India). In his Yoga classes he tries to maintain pure the quality of the teachings received, proposing the methodology and the progression of the tradition of the Satyananda Yoga