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.


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.


Ajay Dashmana

Ajay Dashmana

( human anatomy, physiology & Therapy teacher)

Ajay Dashmana is a reputed teacher of Yoga Anatomy & Yoga Therapy in Rishikesh. He has in depth knowledge in the field of Yoga Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga Therapy. He imparts knowledge on a deeper level that helps people to lead a healthy and peaceful life. The philosophy of his life is “Educate and Transform”. He has done Diploma in Yogic Science. He is also certified in 500 Hours YTTC. Areas of Expertise- Yoga as Science, Asanas and Muscle movements, Public Speaking, Communications, Motivator, Problem solving skills. Academics- certified in 500 Hours YTTC, Certificate Course in “The Art of Daily Living”, Diploma in yogic science from CV Raman University, Post Graduate degree of Arts from HNB Garhwal University. Graduate degree in bachelors of science in IT. Inter mediate from Army Public School. High school from Army Public School.


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.


Shivabrahmananda Saraswati

Swami Shivabrahmananda Saraswati

Yoga Philosophy Teacher

Swami Shivabrahmananda Saraswati is a Sanyasi who left his home at the age of 19 in quest of spiritual knowledge. He talks on Yoga Philosophy based on Vedanta, Patanjali Yoga Sutra and Bhagwad Gita.
He spent three years on the banks of Narmada River doing penance.Following that he joined Arsha vidya peetham, Rishikesh where he completed the three year Vedanta course conducted by Dayananda ashram from 2003 to 2006. After the course Pujya swami Dayananda Saraswati sent him to the tribal belt in Madya Pradesh to start a free student home. He spent three years managing the student home. He has also done YTTC from Shivananda Yoga, Nayyar Dam (Kerala). Presently teaching yoga philosophy in Rishikesh.


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


Shivabrahmananda Saraswati

Dr. Rohit Chobe

Meditation Teacher

Dr. Rohit Chobe is very young and dynamic teacher at Vinyasa yoga academy. His has expertise in Meditation. He is highly educated. He holds Ph.D in Yog Science. Through his scientific yoga teaching,he sparks people to raise self-enquiry for inner awakening. He teaches about authentic yoga culture for holistic development, helping people to live a meaningful and balanced life.He loves teaching, to give deeper understanding of the subject for the complete development of an individual.


Shivabrahmananda Saraswati

Rajesh Rawat Ji

Hatha yoga, Asthanaga Vinyasa

Rajesh Rawat is a young yogi who is inspired by great Indian sages of past.He learnt yoga under the guidance of different yoga masters. He has completed his masters in Yoga Science and dedicated himself to Hatha and Asthanga Vinyasa, vinyasa flow teaching. To him “yoga is the journey from the gross body to the self”.