Best Yoga Teachers
The highly qualified instructors at the Vinyasa Yoga Academy 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
(Our Master, Founder, Meditation)
After practicing yoga from the 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 Himalayan 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 Karma Yoga (charity work), his life changed completely. There he learned that he had to undergo heart surgery. That experience made him realize the importance of charity. In the year 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.
(Hatha Yoga Teacher)
Ashutosh Mishra born and brought up in Rishikesh, also known as the international capital of yoga. It was in his gene to relish and explore the significant ancient art of yoga, and he is strongly rooted in Hatha yoga and Therapeutic yoga. His style of teaching is a dynamic combination of intelligent sequencing and alignment for the body and health condition of the person. He was introduced to yoga at a very delicate age. So his father enters him at the University of Patanjali. He spent three years at the university and receive his Bachelor’s Degree in yogic science. He did obtain his master’s in yoga therapy from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. After finishing his master’s in yoga therapy he decided to carry the mantle of promoting yoga and help all the possible people who longing for help through yoga by being a yoga teacher. He commenced practicing karma yoga in the domain of Ashram, give allowance to local and international students to surmount the cultural barrier, and discover the lifestyle of the Ashram. He is teaching to all the others students with both therapeutic and TTC, and also joining a class of other teachers in all possible opportunity make Ashutosh Ji turn the finest skills and the “continue to improve” mindset make a great asset for any organization.
(Vinyasa / Ashtanga)
Mr. Naveen has been teaching Yoga Teacher Training Course since 2015. He had trained over a 1000 teachers in India and abroad. Most of his work is in Yoga Capital Rishikesh, India. He has also taught yoga in China and Vietnam. Naveen holds a Master in yogic science,and is a certified Prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher trainer.he has also done 500 hours yoga TTC from yoga alliance U.S.A. Mr.Naveen currently works with one of india’s leading Prenatal - Postnatal Yoga school in Rishikesh, India.
Yogi Praveen Rajput
(Meditation & Philosophy, Kundalini Yoga, Relaxation, Swara Yoga, Pranayama)
Yogi Praveen Rajput is a renowned name in the field of yoga. He has a successful journey as yoga tutor and has achieved several milestones in his journey. Yogi Praveen Rajput was born on the pious land of Rishikesh, and since childhood, he was fascinated by the goodness of yoga. Since a very young age, he developed a passion for yoga practice. Yogi Praveen has always shared his knowledge of yoga amongst his friends and family, which has made him a successful yoga tutor. Praveen has had an experience and training in various aspects of yoga such as Meditation and Philosophy, Relaxation, Swara Yoga, Pranayama. His years of experience have now made him an excellent tutor. He is known for being an incredible tutor, who specializes in training his students in Meditation and Philosophy, Relaxation, Swara Yoga, and Pranayama. Yogi Praveen has travelled to various places and has taught for four years across India. His approach and techniques are simple which are easy to be understood even by beginners.
Himanshu Sharma is E-RYT-500 and PhD in Yoga Science, Hugely inspired by the teachings of Srimadh Bhagvad Gita, Dr. Himanshu is a highly qualified yoga teacher with a PHD (karma yoga) in yogic science. He has conducted various yoga programs, workshops, and camps for the general public and has been a faculty person at many reputed yoga institutions over the past 9 years. With his cheerful presence, Himanshu teaches yoga to give people respite from their stressed lifestyles and equips them with socio-sciento-spiritual advancement tools. He incorporates his knowledge of yogic philosophy, modern anatomy, and physiology into his teachings.
Yogi Sunil Bisht, has started learning the ethics and moral values under the guidance of his father in very early age of 4-5. His father taught and make him practice the karma and bhakti yoga from his childhood. He has completed his master's from Garhwal University in English literature. Along side from the beginning he was a keen student of Yoga too. He has studied and practiced Yoga and Ayurveda from different teachers and masters.
He studied in Kriya Yoga Ashram and has been initiated in kriya yoga by the Swami Shankranda Giri ji. He studied at Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in Sivananda ashram. Where he has studied Sivananda yoga and ancient texts like Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali Yoga sutra. He also studied in Kaivlyadham at Pune Maharashtra. Which is a well-known Yoga University around the world. Where he studied the scientific and spiritual approach of yoga and its practices.
Yogi Sunil is a master in teaching traditional hatha yoga, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, mantra and meditation, Yoga Nidra, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, Yoga to balance tridoshas, food and nutrition, etc. He has about 15 years of long experience of teaching. Where he has taught students from different countries and different aspects of life.
Sunil ji is born and raised in Rishikesh India. He started learning Yoga at an early age. He studied in well-known Yoga institutions like Kriya Yoga, Sivananda Yoga and Kaivlyadhama. He has about 15 years experience of teaching Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantras, and Philosophy. He is appreciated between his students and the Yoga fraternity for his calm, kind and balanced attitude.
Sujata Ray born in 1993 at lord Jagannath place. She is the elder of daughter Madhusudan Ray & Swarnalata Ray. She have two Younger sisters one Younger brother. When she was born, that time a small hole founded by doctor in her lungs area that’s why she was suffer in breathing problem. That treatment was very expansive and non-gaurentable, father had taken an alternative step. He cured her through naturopathy treatment is acupressure, yoga and pranayama. After she cured, have taken interest to know about naturopathy form her 6th class onwards and she saw all her diseases were control. Right now she is 23years old. In between the time yr-2005-2014 she had gotten so many achievements like 14 times gymnastic national player and position holder in top-10, ten time mallakhamb national players, many achievement in odissi dance ,yoga and acupressure.
This all are possible due to my father and his marbolious treatment. So she never forget this things in my life and also trying to inspire everyone to take the advantages of naturopathy.
Talent shows with her Divine Spirit Group:-
Umakanta Sahoo (Guna)
Guna born in Jagannath Dham- Puri (Odisha, India), in 05.06.1991. He is Marma Therapist and Mallakhamb (Pole Yoga) Trainer. Guna started Mallakhamb (Pole Yoga) practice with Ayurveda life style before 10 year ago, In this 10 years he achieved many successes with Mallakhamb (Pole Yoga). In 2012 he was injured in Mallakhamb practice, that time his teacher Dr. Madhusudan Ray doing marma with Guna, after treatment Guna filling well. That was the time when Guna started liking Marma therapy then he learn from Dr. Madhusudan Ray. Guna has developed hands-on skills in guiding others to balancing the stresses and pressures of life through the mind body practices of Ayurveda. Through this therapy he contacts many western and indian people. They have given good feedback.
Talent shows with Divine Spirit Group:-
Know Your Yoga Guru, Teachers, & Mentors
Vinyasa Yoga Academy protects all of Rishikesh's pearls, and here we will make you a certified and highly skilled yoga teacher. Our professors are straightforward, humble, and eager to serve and share their knowledge. Each class has a different teacher. We have several yoga teachers that are committed to changing your life.
Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi
Our Master, Founder, Meditation
Vinyasa / Ashtanga
Meditation & Philosophy
Reviews & Testimonials
Life changing experience! I have traveled the world over my 58 years on this earth and never experienced this deep, thought provoking guidance. I just wanted to improve my yoga practice. I came knowing NOTHING but I wanted to do correct poses. As I stated, I am 58 years young and only tried yoga a year ago with DVDs and you tube. I recommend this specific school because their is something amazing going on here up in the lush beautiful green hills of Rishikesh, India. Your mind is the only thing holding you back. I found Vinyasa Yoga Academy online while searching for schools. I was drawn to this school and a year later was blessed to come learn not only physical yoga but SO MUCH MORE. I believe, never in the states could I have had this experience for 1/3 the cost AND included room and board and the best weekly outings on our day off.
I was looking for a yoga school to go on Rishikesh, after many research I like their reviews and decide to go to Vinyasana Yoga Academy in the end of the year. But de pandemia cames and this plan was over. One day I get to the site to see the class for the next year, and for my surprise they have now online course. Truly it was one of the best choices I had ever made! The teacher have many many knowledge, always answered our questions, explaining the smal details af each asana, the books were incredible with all information and details that I needed. I recomend this online course for anyone who wants to start or go deeper on your journey as yoga teacher, because after doing this I fell that the knowledge is something that I will pass all my life learning and evolving on it! Namaste to all my teachers, and I can't wait for the 300h course!
Ana Carolina Macacini
I did the 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at the Vinyasa Yoga Academy and I really want to recommend them because it was a Unique experience for me. All the teachers and team was so careful and did a really great job. Besides that, we become like a family on the course, all the share and love spread thru this days was really inspire! The content of the course was perfect and IÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½m a better yogi now, for sure. IÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½m leaving the course wanting to do a new one and already missing everyone!
Best experience ever, this last 34 weeks really change everything around and inside. The Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a truly a family and you can grow so much with their help. The teachers of the school were incredible, absolute caring and professional, and every day there where ready to be for us. We develop an incredible bond with the rest of the students, be share so much and everyone teach me something different, I will never forget. I will continue my studies next month for the 300 hrs YTT in this same Academy because is totally worth it and I cant think in a better place and people. Thank you very much.