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.

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Yogi Navkant

Adjustment & Alignment Teacher

Yogi Navkant Ji has completed a master’s of science in yogic science and holistic health and is trained in different aspects of hatha yoga, yoga philosophy, yoga psychology, yoga therapy and health.
He shares the knowledge and experience of yoga learned from different yoga professors and teachers of university, helping to understand the basic principles of yoga that students need in order to better prepare the foundations on which they can begin their journey.


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

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Yogini Parveen Sharma

Yoga Anatomy Teacher

Parveen Sharma has done 5 years integrated course in Yoga (BA & MA) from Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar. She is authorized by Dev Sanskriti University to teach and heal society. She is known for her authenticity and non-judgmental teaching styles with compassion centred Yoga. She has 9 years of experience in teaching and conducting workshops, seminars and retreat. Where in the main objective is to provide results with different Yoga practices integration to alternative therapies like Marma therapy, Pranic Healing, Reiky, Naturopathy, Hormonal Therapy, Prenatal-Postnatal. Her total experience includes working with organizations and renowned Academies and have also gained vast experience of dealing and counseling people by working with Academy. Availing herself to continuous yoga education from various spiritual disciplines. self, citing the interconnection with self, with each other, with the world, and with the universe at large.

Yogi Siddha

Jehir Abbas(Yogi Siddha)

Meditation & Pranayama Teacher

Jehir Abbas- Also called as Siddha- brings a wealth of knowledge from his diverse experience and background, he has been formally educated in Masters of business administration in Marketing management and post graduate in retail management and also has a degree in geography. He has previously worked with Multinational companies in Dubai and India. Jehir is been always a follower of his passion and to follow his passion of yoga he came to the yoga capital Rishikesh, eventually he has successfully completed 500 RYT Teachers training course. 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 aspects which connects the students deeply. With his continuous studies in 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 inspire generously. Forever 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.

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Dr. Rohit Chobe

PHILOSOPHY & 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.

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Yogi Nicky Ji

Hatha yoga, Asthanaga Vinyasa

Yogi Nicky’s teaching style is completely different to other yoga teachers. Every class he teaches is filled with love, passion and respect and he like to push his students to improve their personal practice. Nicky ji was born and raised in Rishikesh where he has learned yoga from many great masters. With over 7 years’ experience in teaching yoga and teacher training, he has a good practical knowledge of teaching. He also studied in Uttarakhand University and holds a 500 hours YTT certificate and is certified with yoga alliance USA.

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Yogi Manish Ji

Alignment & Adjustment

Yogi Manish Ji is a Motivated Yoga Instructor with advanced training in yoga, specialising in Ashtanga and Hatha principles. He gets much enjoyment from inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals. He is full of energy which complements his collaborative spirit. Manish has garnered a teaching skill, being an encouraging, flexible, adaptable and intuitive. He customizes programs to individual needs within each group and for all skill levels, from beginning to advanced, teaching students correct postures to ensure maximum benefits and safety. Having worked with students of all body types and fitness levels, he finds it natural to develop tailored programs to Work with students of all increase fitness and wellbeing. He has been a lifelong learner of yoga and associated practice, receiving his bachelor of arts and became Yoga Alliance certified in 2015. He is now continuing pursuing his learning process by taking a masters in yoga.

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Yogi Mann

Alignment & Adjustment

Yogi Mann is a very calm and humble yoga practitioner who is always ready to help others in whatever way he can, be it guiding or councelling, teaching the techniques of pranayama and mediatation or teaching the therapeutic effects of Yoga. His main intention is to share with others the real essence of Yoga by which we can make the best use of this human form of life. His journey of Yoga started in teenage when he was quite inquisitive about the deeper truths of life. In search for the real goal of life he came across this beautiful process of Yoga and started practicing it. By divine arrangement he met his Guru and very soon within few years he got inclined to the yogic practices and got transformed from an aggressive and stressed person to calm and peaceful soul. He graduated as a Computer Science Engineer from IP University, Delhi. After experiencing the corporate life for sometime he realized that this rat race is not matching his serene personality. He left his job and joined the Ashram for few years to deepen his spiritual practices. He completed few certifications and teacher training courses from different schools in Rishikesh and is presently an E-RYT 500 registered with Yoga Alliance, USA. After that he completed his Masters in Yoga-MSC(Yoga) from one of the most prestigious Yoga University in India-SVYASA, Bangalore. Since last few years he started sharing about the science of Yoga to people from around the world in different schools and NGO'S. He has conducted several workshops in schools for teachers and children to help them in their studies and improve their health in a hollistic way. Currently he teaches Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Therapy, Yin Philosophy, Yoga Nidra, Mantra Chanting and Kirtan Yoga in different Teacher Training Courses in Rishikesh and the students love his classes.

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