Suddha Anand Yogshala's Teachers
Our concept is slightly different compared to other schools. Rather than having one main teacher, teaching his sole perspective we have brought together a few of the most well respected Gurus from Rishikesh and other parts of India so we can provide the highest quality education with a faculty who truly embodies the yogic philosophies and practices. Our teachers are dedicated whole heartedly to your wellbeing. They are brilliant teachers who are incredibly passionate about yoga and have great knowledge within their respective fields and beyond. Our philosophy teacher is a respectable philosopher and author, our meditation teacher is a master who studied and lived with Osho for many years, our pranayama teacher has been teaching internationally for over 30 years, our nada yoga teacher has released an album, our anatomy teacher is the head of Physiotherapy at a large hospital in Rishikesh, and our highly certified asana teachers, have years of teaching experience, incredible knowledge of asana and the profound healing power of yoga. Each faculty member is an expert in their respective field. Together as a whole, we offer a dynamic team who will be able to help you deepen your practice and blossom into a brilliant teacher.
Yogi Ji Yogendra Mishra ( Philosophy & Pranayama )
We feel so blessed to be able to introduce our students to Acharya Yogi Yogendra Mishra Ji. He is a renowned teacher, philosopher, meditation and pranayama master with over 35 years of teaching experience. One of his many accomplishments includes the creation of the International Yoga and Mediation Academy where he presently acts as an advisor for many institutions around the world. Quite often he receives special invitations from international Yoga Centre operators with requests for lectures and also teacher training. His vast knowledge was acquired through many years of education and also personal experiences and deep meditative practices. He spent years meditating in the Himalayas and is respected as a Yog Guru (teacher) by thousands of Yoga professionals teaching round the globe. Yogendra Mishra has established many Yoga centers worldwide and has been sharing his knowledge and wisdom as guest mentor in many of those centers. “Yoga is not a business. For me, Yoga is sadhana, Yoga is union with the God,” says Yogi Mishra, “I don’t want to earn money from Yoga Classes. I want to help people out there connect with the supreme power. I am a medium. I have the skill that I want to transmit to thousands of people who are seeking a way to unite with the almighty.” Guided with the spiritual vibrations, Yogi Mishra has decided to donate all funds generated from Yoga classes to charitable trust. Yogi Yogendra Mishra holds an MA in Philosophy from Agra University, B.P.Ed. (physical Education) from Amaravati University and D.Y.Ed. (Yoga Education) from Kaivalyadham Institute for Science and Philosophical Research. He is certified Yoga Teacher from the Academy like University Grants Commission (UGC). After meditating for years on the Himalayas and studying Yoga and meditation from many enlightened masters, Yogi Mishra came to Rishikesh to establish it as the Yoga Capital following the footsteps of Swami Sivananda and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. While Swami Shivananda and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi spread Yoga as a branch of education in world scenario at their times, Yogendra Mishra invested his time, skill, effort and capacity to establish Rishikesh as the Capital of Yoga. Today, the world recognizes Rishikesh as the capital city of Yoga and Meditation practices. Anyone who is seeking truth and wants a Guru who could answer to her/his questions, one who is seeking the meaning of life and wants someone to settle down the confusions s/he is living must come and meet Yogi ji and spend time with him.
Yogi Sachin Garg ( Lead Teacher 200 Hr. YTT, E-RYT 200 )
Sachin is passionate about teaching yoga and sharing his knowledge of AshtangaVinyassa. From the first day he practiced AshtangaVinyasa it was clear, he was a natural “ashtangie.” He immediately connected with the dynamic, powerful practice and thoroughly enjoyed the calm, peaceful state that arose within him after each and every class. The balance of power and peace inspired him and resulted in a very dedicated personal practice turning him in to a best yoga teacher of Ashtanga in rishikesh. Sachin has been teaching AshtangaVinyassa primary series in yoga teacher training for approximately two years and during this time he has inspired many students. He leads a very strong, dynamic class and he teaches from the heart. He is truly dedicated to helping students become exceptional Ashtanga Vinyasa teachers. He teaches each and every posture using alignment cues similar to that of iyengar yoga thus creating a safe, nurturing environment for learning and growth. His teaching style is very precise, as he believes proper alignment is the key to mastering this challenging practice without enduring injury. Sachin’s energy is contagious; he has the innate ability to motivate students so they focus deeply, remain positive, and draw upon their inner determination and strength. Sachin also teaches Iyengar based Hatha classes. He recently had the honor of studying directly under 2 senior certified Iyengar teachers; one in south India and one in northern India. Both experiences evoked a new level of depth to Sachin’s teaching. He began teaching students how to break down a yoga posture into the finite elements and then reconstruct it again from a strong, solid foundation. Sachin enjoys making yoga, especially the challenging AshtangaVinyassa series accessible to everybody and he offers this to his students through use of various props and posture variations. Sachin’s education includes a B.com from Delhi University and an undergoing BA in yoga and naturopathy, Uttarakhand university. Sachin is registered with Yoga alliance at the E-RYT 200 level.
Shara Turner ( Director & Lead Teacher 300 Hr. YTT, E-RYT500 )
Shara's yogic journey began in 2003 as she simultaneously managed her own business, selling real estate in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In 2012 she made the very courageous decision to leave her successful career behind so she could follow her passion and desire; she chose to follow the path of yoga. Since then she has studied, practiced, and taught a variety of styles including Iyengar based Hatha, Kundalini, Liquid Flow, The Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, Vinyasa Flow yoga, Prenatal Yoga and the Bikram beginners series. She then went on to study Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. Shara is the lead teacher in the advanced 300 hour Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda yoga teacher training program at Suddha Anand Yogshala and she also teaches select classes in the 200 hour hatha/vinyasa YTT program. She is registered with Yoga Alliance USA at the E-RYT500 level.
Sant Parmar Singh ( Meditation & Mantra )
Sant Parmar holds a Masters in Yogic Science from Vishva Bharti Institute Rajasthan, and has spent the past 10 years dedicated to learning and teaching Raja yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Sivananda yoga, Hatha yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Mantra yoga, Nada yoga, Detoxification yoga, and Dhyan yoga. Sant Ji teaches Meditation, Mantra, Yogic Philosophy and Lifestyle Classes, as well as Sivananda Yoga.