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Gurus At Vinyasa Yoga Academy

Best Yoga Teachers

Our Experienced Yoga Teachers At Vinyasa Yoga Academy

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

(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.


Ashutosh Mishra

(Hatha Yoga Teacher)

Ashutosh Mishra born and bought 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.


Yogi Siddha Ji

(Meditation & Pranayama)

Jehir Abbas - Also called Siddha- brings a wealth of knowledge from his diverse experience and background, he has been formally educated with a master of business administration in marketing management and a postgraduate in retail management and also has a degree in geography. He has experience in working with Multinational companies in Dubai and India. Jehir has been always a follower of his passion and wanted to follow his passion of yoga he came to the yoga capital Rishikesh, and eventually, he has successfully completed 500 RYT Teachers training courses. Having come from a cultural background of deep spirituality, he was always drawn to the different practices of yoga from a young age. Teaching yoga classes quickly took over and he has begun to share his passion for it. His yoga classes blend his love of creative ways of sharing this traditional knowledge with a modern aspect that connects the students deeply. With his continuous studies of different breathing practices (Pranayama), Safe alignment, and yoga as a modality to heal. There is a major focus on mindfulness, body and breathing awareness, Yoga Nidra, and various techniques of meditation as well as dipping into the more subtle aspects of yoga. Both his versatile background and his studies on yoga opened up his intuition towards the unity in the universe, Jehir draws his inspiration from various areas of life and spread this creatively and inspires generously. Forever a student of this great practice and eternally great full for what never giving up on your dreams can do, he looks forward to crossing the paths with those on the same journey.


Yogi Naveen

(Vinyasa / Ashtanga)

Swami satya chaitanya ji has compleated his master degree in the subject of Geography. He also compleated naturopathy and yogic science from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Naturopathy, Delhi. Now he had parctice spritual life from 1993 and dedicated for the service of humanity.He also practice integral yoga in the philosophy of sriaurobindo ashram Panducherry. He lives the ashram and dedicated around 25 years for the growth of inner life. He has study the philosophy of Yoga Sutra of Pantanjli and The Bhagwat Gita in the light of Swami Shivanand. He has practice Kundalini Yoga in a traditional way describes by Swami Satyanand Saraswati. Now he has dedicated his life for the work of World Peace Yoga School. He is international yoga teacher of Kundalni Yoga, Philosophy, Meditation and Pranayama. He is also preparing youth empowerment for the benefits youth.


Yogini Neha

(Hatha Yoga / Anatomy)

Neha was introduced to Yoga during her childhood while reading Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Since then she has been attracted towards the practice of Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. After completing her graduation she decided to make her career in Yoga and resumed her professional education in the field of Yoga. Neha teaches yoga Asanas, alignment and yoga anatomy. She always look for the growth of her students,she motivates her students to go beyond their physical limits so that they can to experience a healthier approach towards life.Ph.D. in Yoga and science from Rajasthan, University.She has completed her M.A in Yoga and science from Uttarakhand University.She also has a PGDM in Yoga from Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar. Worked with the central government of India to teach Yoga in rural villages of Rajasthan, India.Worked as a Yoga instructor for various institution during her studies. She has conducted yoga retreats and workshops in Austria and Germany. Neha is a highly qualified teacher and has plenty of accomplishments to her name in a pretty short span of time.


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. Yoga 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.


Yogi Himanshu

(Yoga Therapy)

Himanshu Sharma ERYT-500 PHD. Yoga ScienceHugely 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

(Yoga Therapy)

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 masters 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

(Yoga Therapy)

Sujata Ray born in 1993 at lord god jagannath place. She is the elder of daughter  Madhusudan Ray & Swarnalata Ray. She have two Younger  sister one Younger brother.  When she was born that time a small hole founded by doctor in my 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 me through naturopathy treatment is acupressure ,yoga and pranayama. After cure she have taken interest to know about naturopathy  form my 6th class onwards and she saw all 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 repudiation 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 show in Televisions with Divine Spirit Group:-

  • 2010 – Win the Best of Odisha in odia chanel Taranga & attended many award show.
  • 2011 - Entertainment ke liye kuch bhi karega – Sony TV (National level Talent Show).
  • 2014 – Win the Rishikesh Got Talent in Rishikesh.
  • 2019- Semifinalist Of Indias Got Talent

Umakanta Sahoo (Guna)

(Yoga Therapy)

Guna bornas Jagannath Dham- Puri (Odisha, India), in 05.06.1991. He is Marma Therapist and Mallakhamb (Pole Yoga) Trainer also. Guna starting Mallakhamb (Pole Yoga) practice with Ayurveda life style before 10 year ago.Between this 10yearhearchivedmany successes with Mallakhamb (Pole Yoga). Before 6 year one time he injured in Mallakhamb, this time Our teacher Dr. Madhusudan Ray doing marma with Guna, after treatment Guna filling well.This time to Guna likeMarma 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 quire many western and indian people. They are given good feedback.

Talent show in Televisions with Divine Spirit Group:-

  • 2010 –Wine the Best of Odisha in odiachanel Taranga & attended many award show.
  • 2011- Entertainment keliyekuchbhikarega – Sony TV (National level Talent Show).
  • 2014 – Wine the Rishikesh Got Talent in Rishikesh.
  • 2019- Semifinalist Of Indias Got Talent

Best Yoga Teachers in Rishikesh

Know your Yoga Guru, Teachers and mentors

Vinyasa Yoga Academy keep all the jewels of Rishikesh and here they are going to make a best yoga teacher to you. Our teachers are simple, humble and ready to serve and share their experience. We have different teachers for each classes. There are total 9 teachers we have who are dedicated to transform your life.

Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi

Our Master, Founder, Meditation

Yogi Naveen

Vinyasa / Ashtanga

Yogini Neha

Hatha Yoga / Anatomy

Yogi Praveen

Meditation & Philosophy

Yogi Himanshu

Yoga Therapy

Yogi Sunil

Yoga Therapy

Sujata Ray

Yoga Therapy

Guna Ji

Yoga Therapy

Best Yoga Teachers

What Vinyasa Yoga Academy's Students Says

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.

Janice Jensen

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 I�m a better yogi now, for sure. I�m leaving the course wanting to do a new one and already missing everyone!

Nina Forlin

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.

Carolina Pe�±a