Yoga Teachers

 

A student is an empty vessel and a teacher is the source that fills this empty vessel with in-depth knowledge and wisdom. To be a great yogi, it is necessary to learn from the best yoga gurus and to gather information from the most authentic sources. Excellent teachers who can guide them and provide them with apt. knowledge are the ideal conduits that can lead a student towards becoming the best yoga practitioner and teacher. At Rishikul Yogshala, we believe in the same ideology and do not undermine the role of a good yoga teacher in achievement of desired outcome from a yoga teacher training program. Our entire team of yoga teachers and gurus are not just internationally recognized but also hold years of experience as yoga and spirituality educators.

The teachers recognize and analyze distinct aspects of each student on individual basis. With respect to their body type, requirement and level, the students are maneuvered as brilliant yogis with the help of specific training and learning methods. With this methodology, the students reap maximum benefits from the yoga teacher training program. Our teachers and gurus at Rishikul Yogshala ensure the students attain overall development along with a soulful yogic experience during the tenure of their entire program.

Our Yoga Acharyas are internationally certified and registered with Yoga Alliance. Along with exceptional teaching expertise, outstanding knowledge in the most authentic traditional forms of yoga and a distinct methodology has rendered them with the recognition of being some of the best yoga leaders in the globe. Yoga is not just a fitness tool; all our yoga teachers preach this majestic science as it originally is -- the eventual pathway to complete purification of mind, body and soul.



Swami Devatmanada Saraswati

Meditation, Inspirational and Spiritual Guide

A devotee of the proclaimed sage PoojyaGurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji, Swami DevatmanadaSaraswati is a beacon of peace, love and light. Devoting his life to yoga, he has renounced the worldly pleasures in 1987 and took Deeksha in 2001. An educated mind, he speaks many languages (English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Arabic, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi), holds a degree in Law and was also a lecturer in Kerala in the field of Commerce. But after working in Arab countries & serving the society in mundane ways, his inner being broke free from the everyday duties and sought eternal gratification.

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Swami Atmananada

Meditation, Inspirational and Spiritual Guide

Receiving the gift of Yoga from Kailash Ashram, Swami Atmananada Giri is a devotee of Guru Nutya Chaitanya Yati and has dedicated his life to the teaching of yoga and its facets. Swamiji met Guru Nitya in 1992 & his disciple, Sudhi Chaitanya in 1998 only to transgress above the everyday working of human life.

Born in Kerala, he was unaware of his spiritual capabilities but was humanitarian by nature, he wanted to help people and took up Homeopathy at Kerala and practiced Naturopathy for three years. Later on, he started in yogic practice in the year 2006 and since then there is no turning back for him.

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Annnamalai Prana Ji (Swami Thiyagaranjan)

Trained in the principles of the well recognized Swami Sivananda-Swami Vignanananda tradition of Tamil Nadu, the land of the Sidhhas, Annamalai Prana Ji is one of the most regarded masters of the yogic art. In Rishikesh, Prana Ji is recognized widely as the most experienced yoga master. Pranayama and yoga philosophy are his specialized fields of teaching. His classes are a syncretism of Indian and Western thought and could be highly interesting for a sincere learner. Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda are among the other aspects of yoga learning that Prana Ji’s vast field of knowledge covers.


Gangesha Chaitanya

Meditation, Inspirational and Spiritual Guide

An expert in the yoga philosophy, Gangesha was introduced to the field of spirituality at a young age. Receiving his teachings from the great saint Swami Rama, this yoga guru dedicated his life in the up liftment of humanity.

An E-RYT and gaining an extensive experience in the field of yoga, he is successfully taking classes at various schools of Rishikul Yogshala. Bringing forth newness and variety to his classes, he is a master of meditation, Kundalini yoga and pranayama. A Naga Guru once, he has been in a pursuit to unlock the gateways of mystical realm only accessible by the adepts.

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Bipin Baloni

“Knowing the self is important, the teacher cannot show you who you are, you have to know yourself...The teacher is only the mirror which will show you how you look.”
Qus. When is your birthday and star sign?
Ans. March 14th and I am a Pisces.
Qus. As a teacher what do you focus on most?
Ans. Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha and Teaching Methodology.
Qus. What Yoga teacher training course do you teach and for how long have you been with Rishikul Yogshala?
Ans. I teach students both in the 200hr and the 300hr yoga teacher training course and I have been officially working with Rishikul Yogshala since 2010, so nearly 6 years. However, I have been practicing consistently since 2009. Read more

Deepa Ji

“For me Love is to give happiness to yourself to not ‘beat up’ yourself...If you can share what you have and your happiness even with someone who hurt you, then that is love.”

Qus. When is your birthday and star sign?
Ans. April 16th and I am a Taurus according to Indian Astrology.

Qus. As a teacher what do you focus on most?
Ans. Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Mantra Chanting and Laughing yoga

Qus.What Yoga teacher training course do you teach and for how long have you been with Rishikul Yogshala?
Ans. 200 hour and 300 hour and I have been teaching at Rishikul Yogshala for 2-3 years. Read more

Pankaj Ji

Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga & adjustment alignment

Pankaj is a certified yoga teacher and a badminton coach. Belongs to traditional spiritual family, he is guided and trained under expert and traditional yogis. He has completed his Masters in Yoga, covering all the elements of yogic science. He has been teaching Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga since 4 years after his RYT200 certification.

His students love him for his perfection in correcting the postures while considering their body limits and safety. An encouraging yoga teacher, he hold a deep understanding of teaching asana classes with mindful integration of meditation, breathing techniques, yoga philosophy and mantra.




Gurmeet Singh

Asana, Adjustment & Anatomy

Gurmeet Singh was born and raised in the spiritual capital of India – Rishikesh. He teaches Asana, Adjustment & Anatomy at Rishikul Yogshala. Gurmeet Ji holds a Post Graduate degree in Yoga from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University and is a Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 500 yoga teacher. He has been teaching yoga since 2007.

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Kavitha Hangargi

HathaYoga, Pranayama

Being born and raised in a spiritually well-established family in Karnataka, KavithaJi’s upbringing was instilled with all the values and teachings of Basavanna (one ofthe greatest saints in 12th-century and a highly-distinguished Hindu philosopher,statesman, Kannada poet). She spent most of her early days in her hometown. Thespiritual environment of her surroundings helped her in her spiritual studies and wasthe greatest motivation behind her pursuing the path of spirituality at such a juvenilephase of her life.

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Nisha Ahya

HathaYoga, Pranayama, Anatomy & Physiology

Nisha Ahya tried yoga first time when she was 13 and since then, she is in a regular touch with this sacred science. She was earning good in the corporate world , but felt stressed and unhappy internally, so decided to unroll her yoga mat again and to live life in a healthier manner. After realizing the amazing feeling of mindfulness and ‘being present in the moment,’ she thought of spreading this art through teaching.

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Suraj Choudhary

HathaYoga, Pranayama

Born in the blessed land of Rishikesh, also known as the ‘yoga capital of the world’,Suraj Choudhary is majorly known for his calmness, patience, and strength. Hestarted pursuing his yoga studies at a tender age under the supervision and guidanceof Narendra Gussain, one of the most revered teacher of modern and traditionalyoga. Suraj Ji holds a Master’s degree in Yoga Science and is a Yoga Alliance certifiedRYT500 teacher. With yoga in his blood, he is one of the very few yoga professionalsin the country who have mastered the genre of yoga teaching known as the ‘modernyoga with traditional values”.

Kushal

Asana, Anatomy

We can see science and relate it to yoga. Science is a part of yoga and yoga is a part of nature. We cannot say that yoga and science are separate.”- REMOVE THISA Master’s degree in Yogic Science and an experience of working with the Indian army as a yoga trainer, Kushal has explored the complicated aspects of yoga through the scientific perspective.With a belief that Yoga and science are deeply connected and complement each other, his motive is to discover the spiritual aspects of this science and enhance the anatomical/physiological awareness of each of his apprentices.Spreading the yogic wisdom, Kushal has helped thousands of souls in relieving stress and enhancing their physical strength. He doesn't leave any chance, when it comes to yoga and loves to volunteer at several yoga camps in Uttarakhand.

Vimal Sharma

Yoga Philosophy

“Immersed in yogic practices from an early age of 11, Aacharya Vimal has been on the path of Yoga and Spirituality since childhood. Born and brought up in a traditional North Indian family, he spent his entire childhood amidst the sublime beauty of enthralling Himalayas. In the pursuit of deeper and authentic knowledge of yoga, curious Vimal devoted his entire life to the yogic science and expanded his knowledge and wisdom by earning various degrees including Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit, a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and a PG diploma in Yogic Science. Read more

Praveen Reddy

200 Hour YTTC

Praveen Reddy is an RYT 250 & TTC (200 Hour) from ‘The Yoga Institute’, Mumbai, and ‘The Yoga Darshanam’, Mysore. Born and brought up in Bangalore, he is a yoga teacher of high repute. He acquired Ashtanga Yoga Under the guidance of Sharat Jois in Mysore, Happiness Program from the Art of Living under Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He attended workshops at Isha (Coimbatore) with Sadhguru in Hatha Yoga. He has amazing talent in teaching, is highly skilled in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, and Alignment and Adjustment. Students love him for his teachings and Alignment and Adjustments. He worked as Gym Instructor and has been a Personal Fitness Trainer to prominent persons and businessmen prior to his spiritual path.Read more

Anil Kumar

Our teacher, Anil Kumar belongs to the Shantikunj Ashram, Haridwar -- the divine land where the sacred Ganges exists the Himalayas. He is guided and trained by professor Dr. Sunil Yadav. Anil Ji has devoted his life to unearthing the gems of Yoga and Ayurveda and has earned various degrees including a Master’s Degree in yogic science, a Diploma degree in yoga and naturopathy, and a certification in Ayurveda and health conservation from reputed institutes. He teaches Hatha yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Alignment, and Adjustment with an incredible efficiency and simplicity to the students. Compassion, calmness, and patience are his biggest attributes that perfectly compliment his skilled yogic teachings.

Kushvendra Singh

Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Kush originally comes from Varanasi in India and he has been living in Nepal since 2015. Kush has become interested in yoga after his father passed away, this is when he started pondering the questions of life and death and came across yoga philosophy. Kush says that ever since he began his yoga practice he developed a sense of calmness, contentment, lightness of spirit and intuition. He says that he now has the energy to seek the truth, and living in the state of happiness and love has become the essence of his life. Besides the spiritual benefits, he has also experienced some physical benefits of yoga as his ailing lungs have healed since he started his practice.Read more

Dipika Gauchan

Mantra & Ashtanga vinyasa

A Rishikul Yogshala alumna, Dipika Gauchan completed her Yoga TTC from Rishikul Yogshala a few years back. And since then she has been connected to Rishikul Yogshala at her heart and body both. Originally from Pokhara, Nepal, Yoga is not just a science for her, it is much beyond it. The art is so natural for her that it cannot be explained with words. She believes that each and every practitioner has to go through the path and with the help of the instrument (physical body, mind, and breath) it can be realized that you are already in the Truth and that truth is 'Yoga'.

Rohithaksha

I have a total experience of 9 years in this field with a Registered Yoga Teacher Certification (RYT) from a Yoga Alliance (YA) recognized institute. Hatha , Power Yoga ,Yoga Therapy are the yoga types that I've have specialized in. I possess sound knowledge about yoga movements such as asanas and other postures. Moreover, I am well versed with the relaxation and breathing methodologies and their principles. Read more

Natasha Kochan

Natasha was born and raised in small-town Canada. She has spent the past three years traveling the world; exploring, learning, and connecting with others through the practice of yoga, meditation, and pranayama. She has received over 500hours of teacher training under Rishikul Yogshala in both Nepal and India, and has completed internship placements at world-renowned yoga and meditation centers throughout the globe. . Read more

Nikita

Pranayama and Yoga Nidra

A Yoga TTC graduate from Mysore, Nikita has been teaching the Yoga science and its subjects for 5 years now. She started her yoga journey after completing her academic education in BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies). It was seven years ago when she heard her calling and that is when she renounced the corporate life to devote her life completely to Yoga as a certified Yoga Teacher Her aim is to spread the message and education of Yoga around the globe as, according to her, Yoga is the most invaluable gift to the mankind ever discovered . Read more

Salini

Yoga Philosophy, Psychology

Our teacher Salini is a passionate yoga patron and a firm believer in the truth that the science of yoga has the mystical powers to positively transform the health and well-being of a person. A Post Graduate Degree holder in Yoga Therapy, Memory Development, Psychoneurotics, and a Ph.D. Degree holder in the Yoga Science, Salini has extensively devoted her life to mastering the concepts of the ancient wisdom and its relevance in the contemporary times. She has a professional experience of six years and has prudently worked for Indian council for cultural . Read more

Sanathanan

Yoga Anatomy and Meditation

Our teacher Sanathanan is a trained ‘Yogasiromany’ from the International Sivananda College in Canada. Following his urge to deepen the practice led him to Bangalore where he successfully completed his Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. On the path of learning the art of yoga, there was no looking back for Sanathanan as he continued to expand his wisdom in Yoga by undergoing Advanced Learning in Yoga Therapy, Reiki, Ayurveda, and various healing techniques. Further, he imbibed the techniques of personality development . Read more

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