Yoga Gurus

Your Yoga Gurus


The highly qualified instructors at the VYA have a passion for sharing their unique knowledge with our students. Their extensive background experience in various yogic topics, allow our facility to fully support each student with a well rounded curriculum that enables a complete education throughout their course. Instructors are available to assist our students on an intimate level whenever there is a need for further examination of a topic.


Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi

Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi

Our Master, Founder, Meditation...

After practicing yoga from very early age of 12, he decided to leave his family and friends behind to pursue the yogic path and meet his first Yoga Master - Narayan Muni at Jharsuguda Muni Samaj Yoga Ashram. It was here he took his first steps into the Himayalan Tradition. In 1988 he met his second Yoga Master - Swami Niranjan ji to learn the wisdom of the Vedas. There he came across the Jnana Yoga (knowledge), which taught him the important lessons in the path to self-realization. After joining Sri Satya Sai Baba's ashram to learn the spiritual beauty and value of the Karma Yoga (charity work), his life changed completely. There he learned that he had to undergo a heart surgery. That experience made him realise the importance of charity. In the year of 2001 he left home for the last time. The decision to become a monk had been made and his wonderings eventually led to the holy city of Rishikesh. Here once again he met the Himalayan Yoga Tradition, but this time to never leave it again. After studying and practicing yoga under Swami Veda's motherly heart, his greatest guru, and becoming a master in the Himalayan Tradition, he opened his first Yoga School, where we welcome students and seekers from all around the world to carry on India's most important heritage, Yoga.


Anjali-Krishn

Anjali Krishna

Director, ERYT 200, RYT 500

Anjali was introduced to yoga by her family to stay healthy and fit while she was a teenage girl. At first, she kept on practicing yoga as a daily routine but a random encounter with one of the teachers from Rishikesh while traveling changed her whole perspective of yoga. She understood that yoga can offer much more to life when you follow it as a lifestyle. Then, she landed in Rishikesh to learn this ancient science in its true form. After years of study, she understood the responsibility to spread this knowledge across.


SHRI KASYAP

SWAMI SHRI KASYAP JI

( YOGA PHILOSOPHY, MEDITATION, PRANAYAMA, HEALING TEACHER)

Swami Shri Kasyap Ji more popularly known as Swami Ji is a tale of nature and its love for all-alternative called spirituality live. In 1960 born in Bikaner in Rajasthan to Shri A. N. Kasyap, an eminent educationist, Swami Ji developed exceptional hobbies of touring the Great vibrating Himalayas in pursuit of acquiring meditational and yogic skills to become a master of "Mistry School".
Swami Ji authored invaluable works since 1986. Being clear hearted he began with poetry. His clasping publications like "Dard Ki Amanat", "Himalaya Ki Mahak" culminated into "Man Ki Bansuri" (2011), all are poetical songs of nature and natural feelings of humans. Swami Ji in his own style explored the medicational skills of acupressure and 'sparsh' therapy as his side hobbies. He strongly propagated and delved deep into real knowledge in his writing of high order titled "Punarjagran"(1991), unsatiated, the Swami in him then brought out his very exceptional treaties on "Atamgyan" 2009 i.e the essence of teachings of the ancient sage "Ashthavakra" the invincible, analyzed in most beautiful manner and praised by all readers equally. Untiringly he wrote " Yog Samagra Vigyan" in 2011 to spread the message of astang yoga.
While his articles and weekly publications on teachings of Lord Mahavir are eagerly awaited by his disciples and public all across, encomiums are showered upon him even now as in his young age. Briefly stating, he received President Medal for bravery and a number of accolades in alternative therapies.
The best tribute was given to his work in poetry in a dissertation of Miss Chetna tharu who presented it on "Nature and love in the poetry of Swami Sanjiv Ji" for her M. Phil completion.
He can be heard pervasively in talks, discussion, poetry and programs, whereas his unbound and captivating knowledge flows freely in his classes and seminars on meditation, rekie and yoga.
We salute this vanguard of human elevation into the realm of purification of soul and spirituality Swami Shri Kasyap Ji more popularly known as Swami Ji is a tale of nature and its love for all-alternatively called spirituality live.
In 1960 born in Bikaner in Rajasthan to Shri A. N. Kasyap, an eminent educationist, Swami Ji developed exceptional hobbies of touring the Great vibrating Himalayas in pursuit of acquiring meditational and yogic skills to become a master of "Mistry School".
Swami Ji authored invaluable works since 1986. Being clear hearted he began with poetry. His clasping publications like "Dard Ki Amanat", "Himalaya Ki Mahak" culminated into "Man Ki Bansuri" (2011), all are poetical songs of nature and natural feelings of humans. Swami Ji in his own style explored the medicational skills of acupressure and 'sparsh' therapy as his side hobbies. He strongly propagated and delved deep into real knowledge in his writing of high order titled "Punarjagran"(1991), unsatiated, the Swami in him then brought out his very exceptional treaties on "Atamgyan" 2009 i.e the essence of teachings of the ancient sage "Ashthavakra" the invincible, analyzed in most beautiful manner and praised by all readers equally. Untiringly he wrote " Yog Samagra Vigyan" in 2011 to spread the message of astang yoga.
While his articles and weekly publications on teachings of Lord Mahavir are eagerly awaited by his disciples and public all across, encomiums are showered upon him even now as in his young age. Briefly stating, he received President Medal for bravery and a number of accolades in alternative therapies. The best tribute was given to his work in poetry in a dissertation of Miss Chetna tharu who presented it on "Nature and love in the poetry of Swami Sanjiv Ji" for her M. Phil completion.
He can be heard pervasively in talks, discussion, poetry and programs, whereas his unbound and captivating knowledge flows freely in his classes and seminars on meditation, rekie and yoga.
We salute this vanguard of human elevation into the realm of purification of soul and spirituality.


DR. E. AMARAVATHI

DR. E. AMARAVATHI

( YOGA PHILOSOPHY & MEDITATION TEACHER)

Dr. E. AMARAVATHI, is an accomplished yoga therapist and a modern Guru, who has relentlessly pursued integrating scientific and medical approaches with yoga therapy.
She is a Masters in Physiotherapy with specialization in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders. She has tremendous expertise in ICU Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy applications in various conditions and Therapeutic Yoga.She has dealt with more than 900 cases of Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and disorders and more than 1000 orthopedic and more than 400 lifestyle disorder cases.
She has demonstrated a keen teaching acumen and has worked as an Assistant Professor, Physiotherapy & Yoga Therapy Consultant, S-VYASA, Bangalore. She has trained hundreds of students in Physiotherapy, MD (Yoga and Rehabilitation) and Bachelors in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS) courses.
In addition, her administrative skills have led her to coordinate various programs under the Division of Life Sciences, S-VYASA such as Bachelors in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS), MD, PhD and PGDYT She is currently pursuing her PhD in Yoga from S-VYASA, Bangalore, Karnataka.


MOKSHA PRIYA JI

MOKSHA PRIYA JI

( PRANAYAMA, ASANAS, MEDITATION TEACHER)

Moksha Priya Ji-Certified & registered yoga teacher at world peace yoga school Rajkumari Chauhan ( Moksha priya ) 500 Hours RYT. 15 Years of Teaching experience around the world, Rajkumari ji teaches meditation, Pranayama, Hatha yoga, Mantras chanting & yoga philosophy. Moksha ji is one of the most popular teacher in the world and favorite teacher of all of us.


Yogi-Amit Payal

Yogi Amit Payal

( Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga Teacher)

Motivated Yoga Instructor with advanced training in yoga and specialization in Hatha and Ashtanga principles. Enjoy inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals. Energetic and outgoing with collaborative spirit. Experience- Lead yoga classes for all skill levels, from beginning to advanced. Teach student correct postures to ensure maximum benefit and safety. Provide guided meditation at the beginning and end of each class to help students center themselves and get the most out of each session. Work with students of all body types and fitness levels to develop customized programs and positional adjustments that increase skill, fitness, and wellbeing. Give students in-depth understanding of breathing techniques. Pay attention to the needs of every student throughout each class. Instruct and mentor future yogis in studio’s for teacher training program. Responsible for handling a class of 36 students of all age group. Serve people to realize the importance of yoga to maintain a body and a mind. Use my in-depth knowledge and understanding of yoga in the field of yoga practice. Give them knowledge and information about each asana as to why it is done and what benefits would they gain out of it. Guide students to modify poses to avoid anatomical problem areas or to challenge themselves as needed. HIGHLIGHTS: Teaching HATHA YOGA, ASTANGA YOGA, VINYASA FLOW. Encouraging leader Adaptable professional Flexible instructor Team player Intuitive Understanding teacher Customize programs to individuals Work well with all experience levels