Our Yoga Teachers

Dr. Sushil Yogi

(Patanjali Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Classical & Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher)

Dr. Sushil Yogi was born in Rishikesh, on the holy banks of the Ganges River, in the foothills of the Himalayas. The founder of Chandra Yoga International organization and a highly qualified yoga teacher, he has a Ph.D. (Doctorate) in Human consciousness and yogic science. Dr. Sushil Yogi also has a two year Masters Degree in Yoga Science (M.Sc.), a one-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Yoga, a one-year Diploma in Vedic Karmkand and a three-year B.Sc. Degree, from Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, India.

Dr. Sushil Yogi received his primary education in an Indian school based in ancient tradition – Gurukulam. In this system, students study great ancient Indian scriptures such as the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Geeta and Yoga Sutras, as well as the Sanskrit language. Along with the general education, importance is placed upon daily Yoga Practice, Meditation, Yagya (Fire Ceremony) and services to Gurus (teachers)

 


Sandy

(Traditional Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga Teacher)

Sandy is an experienced yoga instructor and devoted yogini thoroughly skilled in the core areas of traditional Hatha. She has dedicated her life towards training yoga enthusiasts to become meticulous and caring yoga instructors. Students often say they can see yoga in every aspect of her life.

Sandy strongly believes yoga is a superb health regimen that should be accessible to all people so they can explore the immense benefits of yoga, and she makes this obvious in her welcoming classes through the comprehensive use of props along with many variations. She has shared her rich knowledge and passion of yoga in USA, India, Laos, and Mongolia. Students enjoy her interactive yoga classes and balanced way of calming and challenging them in class, always giving invaluable time to appreciate the gift of breath.

 


Arvind

(Traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Teacher)

Aravind is a veteran practitioner and yoga instructor in the core traditions of Ashtanga Vinyasa. He has gained wider insight into yoga by practicing since the tender age of 15 when he attended a 1-month yoga course with his father at Isha Yoga Foundation in Tamil Nadu, India. Since then he has deepened his studies and discovered the ultimate power of yoga with infinite gratitude for his teachers: Vijay Amar, Vari Morales, Kura, and also Ajay Kumar.

Students have said that he has a keen eye for noticing alignment, corrections, and how to strengthen and deepen their personal practice, sharing his rich experience and knowledge in an effective way. Aravind empowers yoga enthusiasts and people to develop their self-practice and become thoughtful teachers, so his training extends far beyond just one month of YTTC sessions and actually follows them throughout life.

 


Siddhartha Veer

(Philosophy Teacher)

Born in a traditional Indian family, Siddhartha Veer grew up around temples and ashrams of great sage Neem Karoli Baba. The childhood touch with these ashram visits and wanderings in Himalayan foothills gave him deep spiritual connection and thorough understanding of the ancient Vedic wisdom. As a significant addition to his past and present life Samskaras, he had the opportunities to get in touch with the masters in the Yogic and the Vedantic traditions.

Siddhartha Veer got in touch with Swami M.M Swami Veda Bharati who has been a great Vedic Scholar of this century. Being highly influenced with Swami M.M Swami Veda Bharati, Siddhartha Veer lived in his presence for some years studying on Yoga, Vedanta and practicing many methods of meditation. This made a higher impact on him leading to a deep interest in the art of Yoga and meditation as he took Deeksha(initiation) from Swami Veda Bharati and started living in Rishikesh by Mother Ganga to further Self-Realisation. Siddhartha Veer hail from a tourism background and living in Rishikesh, often nicknamed “Yoga Capital of the World”, complete with scenic beauty, spellbound picturesque landscape and mysticism have inspired him to teach Yoga Philosophy, meditation, Pranayama and meditative chants.

Through his intuitive insight and comprehensive style of teaching he takes his students on an entirely different level of understanding, which shows his vast dedication towards Yoga. As his master has said to many- “The world has a misery, the world has suffered. Do what you can, to reduce the pain. Do what you can, to soothe their minds.”

 


Yogi Deepak Payal

(Asana Teacher)

A scholar from a renowned yoga institute “kaivalyadhama” Lonavla, Pune, he is an expert Yoga practitioner and a socialist practicing yoga from the early days after finishing his school. Having an in-depth and rich experience in Yoga, he has been working with many yoga organizations namely “Aatm Yogashala” and “International Vedic Yoga Center”.

A social firm NGO looking into the causes of child education and welfare, located in the holy city of Rishikesh is running under his guidance since 2013. He has been actively involved in spreading the fundamentals and basics of yoga via the Foundation of a yoga school in Rishikesh.

 


Yogi Rakesh

(Anatomy Teacher)

Yogi Rajesh believes beauty is held in every moment, and a smile can connect, create, and calm. And that we all can leave a mark, no matter how small, to help make the world a better place. Yogi Rakesh is an Anatomy Teacher. He has done his Diploma in Anatomy & Philosophy and also Diploma in Ayurveda.

He has been serving his knowledge of Yoga Anatomy & Yoga Therapy for the last two years. His experience of teaching several types of students & people has taken him to another level of teaching. His gentle behavior towards students makes him a good Explainer as well.