Our Yoga Teacher
Dr.Sushil Yogi - (Patanjali Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Classical & Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher)
Dr. Sushil Yogi was born in Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas on the holy banks of the Ganges.The founder of this organization, he is a highly qualified yoga teacher. His credentials include a Ph.D. (Doctrate) in yoga, two years Masters Degree in human consciousness and yoga science (M.Sc.), a one year Post Graduate Diploma in yoga, a one year Diploma in Vedic Karmkand, and a three year B.Sc. Degree from Gurukul Kangri University, in Haridwar, India.
He received his primary education, in India, from a school based in ancient tradition,called Gurukulam. In this system students study ancient scriptures such as the Vedas, Upnishads, Bhagvat Geeta and Yoga Sutra, as well as Sanskrit language. Along with general study, importance is placed on daily Yoga Practice, Meditation, Yagya (Fire Ceremony) and service to the Gurus (teachers). Gurukulam students grow as they gain spiritual, mental and intellectual experience. Sushil Yogi had been interested in yoga and spiritualism since childhood, so after graduating with a science degree (B.Sc.) he decided to pursue being a yoga teacher and joined the full time yoga course at Gurukul Kangri University where he obtained a Post Gradutate diploma, M.Sc. & Ph.D. in yoga field. Additionally he joined many National, International seminars, conferences and published two research books.
Learning the traditional art of yoga and meditation with great Himalayan masters, such as Swami Ramdev ji, Swami Ved Bharti ji and Western teachers, inspired Dr. Sushil Yogi to do sadhana in the holy Gangotri of the Himalayas, getting extraordinary spiritual experience.
He started teaching yoga in 2003, in India, and has since taught in USA, UK, Europe and Japan.
Dr. Sushil Yogi is currently living in India and running yoga classes, workshops, retreat, tours and yoga teacher training programs in Japan, India, Europe & USA.
His yoga classes are full uplifting energy, fusing yogic and modern science knowledge with his genuine loving nature and sense of humor.
Dr. Sushil Yogi has worked as a personal yoga teacher, spiritual guide and health advisor to celebrities such as Mr.Lakshmi Niwas Mittal (5th Richest Man in the World).
Dr.Vineet - (Ayurveda & Anatomy, Physiology Teacher)
Dr. Vineet is a highly qualified Ayurvedic medical therapist. He received his Ayurvedacharya (B.A.M.S.) Degree in medical science from Gurukul Medical College, in Haridwar, India. Additionally, he has a certificate in Yoga and has participated in the International Ayurveda and Panchkarma Congress held in New Delhi, in 2006.
He has experience in creating formulas of ayurvedic, herbal drugs and medicine, and knowledge for the treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes, joint pains, obesity and skin disorders.
Miyuki - (Hatha & Shivananda Yoga Teacher)
Miyuki was born in Chiba, Japan. She is a Registered Yoga Alliance Shivananda Yoga teacher, having completed the 200 hour course at the Neyyar Dharm Asham, in Kerala, India. Additionally, she has a three month yoga certification from Kaivalyadham, in Lonavala, India, and a 200 hour Advanced Meditation certificate from Thailand.
Since 2007 Miyuki has been teaching yoga and organizing retreats in Japan, as well as guiding spiritual tours in India and Hawaii. She joined Maharishi Yoga Vihar Foundation in 2009 and teaches Hatha and Shivananda yoga in our Yoga Teacher Training courses.
Anna - (Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama, Meditation Teacher)
For over a decade, Anna, an accomplished graphic designer from the USA, has been fortunate to study yoga with renowned teachers worldwide, all of whom have shaped her own practice and teaching style. She obtained her Yoga Alliance International teaching certification in Rishikesh, India, under the guidance of Dr. Sushil Yogi and Dr. Vineet Ayurvedacharya, with the Maharishi Yoga Vihar Foundation.
Anna's Hatha-based, Ashtanga-style classes culminate in a fun, blissful vinyasa flow focusing on strength, mindfulness and grace. Integrating precise anatomical alignment, challenging sequences and intelligent transitions, with creativity, enthusiasm and joy, it's been said that Anna "plays yoga." She truly loves sharing her passion for spiritual balance and devotes her time and energy to exploring this, both as a teacher and student.
Acharya Vimal (Pranayama & MeditationTeacher)
Acharya Vimal was born into a Brahmin family in northern India. (A village situated in the foothills of Himalaya on the holy banks of Ganga river), which is only six kilomiters far from Rishikesh. He has been practicing yoga from the age of eleven years and learned at traditional Indian yoga schools Gurukulam. Vimal has studied under some of the most well known and respected Yoga Masters in India and spent twelve years in various Ashrams. He received his Mantra initiation from Maha Mandaleshwara Sri Swami Veda Bharati in 2006 the disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. And also studied yoga philosophies and practiced different meditation techniques, under His direct guidance for about five years.
Vimal holds good command on classical Hath Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyassa with strong focus on adjusting and improving alignment. Integratively, 'training the body from the mind and at the same time training the mind through the body'. He started sharing and teaching the wisdom of yoga from 2006 (in Schools, Universites, Compnies to many government people and in national & international yoga centers in India).
Vimal holds his bachelors degree in “Sanskrit literatures”(from Sampurnananda university Varanasi).
Master degree in “philosophy” (from Gurukul Kangri University Haridwar).
One year PG diploma in “yogic science” (from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar).
And now he is pursuing his PhD in “Yoga-Nidra” (the yogic or the conscious sleep).
Dr. Shobha (Philosophy & Meditation Teacher)
Dr. Shobha was born in Haridwar (India) into a noble Hindu family. Her parents have been the great source of inspiration to her, since her early childhood. They followed and practiced the teaching of “ARYA SAMAJ”, which helped Shobha to understand the ancient Vedic Wisdom(which is the source of all knowledge).
Dr. Shobha did her Ph.D in Yoga Philosophy on “Neuroses and Yogic Treatment : With specific reference to Patanjal Yoga Philosophy” from Gurukul Kangri University which is one of the most well-known universities in India; for yoga, philosophy, Sanskrit and Veda etc. Dr. Shobha knows many yogic techniques to overcome anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia etc.
She has authored a number of research papers on ‘Yoga Philosophy’ and ‘Yoga Psychology’. She has presented many papers in National and International Conferences and Seminars and a number of papers of her on Yoga Psychology and yoga philosophy have been published in National and International journals. Her specialization is in Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.
Aliyah- (Hatha & Ashtanga yoga teacher)
Aloha, my name is Aliyah. I was born and raised in a small settlement in Israel. I come from a great musical family of nine. My parents are both professional singers/songwriters/producers who had topped the charts of Israel with their self-produced CD, "ONE." We all moved to Hawaii together in 2008 and ever since developed a strong love and connection for nature, health, and the arts. I started practicing yoga from a very young age, though I dove deeper into the practice at the age of sixteen. I enjoy the freedom of movement and flow that yoga creates and highly respect the spiritual philosophy behind this incredible system. I took a Yoga Teacher Training course in India in November 2011. My yoga teacher, Sushil Acharya had opened my eyes and helped me understand deeper the real meaning of 'yoga' way beyond its physical aspects. His teachings have inspired me to further my studies in the field, and I look forward to spread as much light as I personally find in yoga during my practice...