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.


Yogi-rajeev

Yogi Rajeev

( 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


Yogi Devesh

Yogi Devesh

( Vinyasa/Ashtanga/Alignment Teacher)

Devesh is the alignment teacher at our Vinyasa Yoga Academy. His teaching style is professional and no-nonsense. He is careful to ensure that all of his students approach alignment and asana in the correct way in order to prevent injury or misunderstanding. His classes are informative and meticulous and he presents this information in a way that is easy to comprehend, in his class you will learn everything you need to know about alignment and adjustment.


Yogi Surender

Yogi Surender

( Meditation & Pranayama Teacher)

Yogi Surendra, has been instrumental in the Yogic path since 2000. With a deep quest for spirituality, he started practicing Meditation from his teenage and continuing the exploration of inner world with the joy of sharing it to fellow travelers. Professionally trained as an Electrical Engineer, h e worked with India’s top Engineering Institute (IIT Roorkee) and Multinational Companies before fully dedicating himself to the cause of Yoga. He has been trained extensively in Yogic Science from various world-renowned Yoga institutes and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Education (PGDYed) from Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Yogic Science and Holistic Health. He is a qualified Yoga Teacher under AYUSH, an Indian government agency dedicated to promote Yoga and other alternative therapies, with its highest level of evaluation and recognition for Yoga Professionals. Apart from his Yoga training, he is also a Certified Sound Healer from IASH and Master of Self Hypnotherapy from California Hypnosis Institute. Currently, he conducts in=depth Yoga and Meditation teacher training in association with Yoga Schools in Rishikesh. Since his association, he has successfully trained hundreds of students from more than 40 countries to become professional Yoga and Meditation teachers.


Yogi Ashutosh Mishra

Yogi Ashutosh

( Hatha Yoga Teacher)

Ashutosh Mishra born and bought up in Rishikesh, known as international capital of yoga, it was in his gene to enjoy and explore the great ancient art of yoga, and he is strongly rooted in Hatha yoga and Therapeutic yoga. His style is dynamic combination of intelligent sequencing and alignment for t he body and health condition of the person. He was introduced to yoga at a very tender age. So his father enrolled him at the University of Patanjali. He spent three years at the University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in yogic science. He did 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 started to practice karma yoga in the Ashram, helping local and international students to overcome the cultural barrier and learn the life style of the Ashram. He is teaching to all others both therapeutic and TTC students, and also attending class of other teachers in all possible opportunity make Ashutosh ji to turn the finest skills, and the “continue to improve” mentality make a great asset for any organization.


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