Sri Balyogi Premvarni Ji was born in 1933 in a village in North India between the sacred rivers of Ganga and Jamuna. Early in life he developed a strong interest in the science and philosophy of Yoga and at the age of 10 he left his family to live in the hills and jungles of Chitrakoot.
He travelled to the valley of Rishikesh in the foothills of the Himalayas where he studied under the direct spiritual guidance of Swami Shukdevananda Saraswati of Parmath Niketan for 3 years. During this time he served his Guru in the form of Karma Yoga and began mastering his Asana practice. He also studied with Swami Sivananda of Sivananda Ashram and Swami Yogeshwaranda Saraswati of Yog Niketan. They advised him to continue his formal education. He later completed several years of college. He then pursued an intense Sadhana (spiritual practice), living in the jungle caves jungle of the Manikoot hills and on the banks of the Ganges in the upper Himalayan regions of Gomukh, Gangrotri and Uttarkashi.