Our Team of Professional Yoga Teachers
At Nada Yoga School, our key team members are some of the best Yoga instructors in Rishikesh, Nada Yoga teachers, as well as a certified Ayurvedic Doctor, all of whom have comprehensive and experiential knowledge in diverse fields of yoga. Several guest teachers complement our broad course offerings with more specialized areas of study, providing students with a complete yogic experience.
Jivasu’s (Pradeep Kumar) teachings are called as Naturality or Sahajta. Naturality is to ‘to live according to our nature’ and ‘walk our own path’. His teachings explore the fear of death (and life) and freedom from that fear. He experienced his first awakening during his stay in Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, which culminated in the realization that death is not the end of life. Only body and mind die but the consciousness is immortal.
He found his Guru in Shirdi Sai Baba. For him, Baba is the perfect embodiment of Naturality and Sanatan Dharma (timeless spirituality).
Born in 1956, Jivasu was trained as a paediatrician in India. He with his wife Karen served as voluntary medical doctors in the remote villages of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Currently, Jivasu is teaching Naturality programs in Canada, India and other countries.
He is the author of many books including: Sai Sadhna, Meditation: A Path of Relaxation, Awareness and Expansion of Awareness, Naturality, Science of Naturality, From Death to Immortality. Website – www.naturalitypath.com
Shri Parveen Nair
Shri Parveen Nair is a uniquely inspiring teacher. He is best known for his ability to help students and teachers embody a spiritual practice in Yoga. He has refined his methods of teaching in the Advaita Vedanta school of thought. His non-dualistic approach towards Yoga has allowed his students to build an authentic Yoga practice. Parveen Nair is also an accomplished classical Indian dancer. His yogic journey began when he was awarded an international scholarship to further his studies in classical dance in India under the Indian Council of Cultural Exchange for 4 years.
While in India he pursued his interest in Yoga at the Sivananda Ashram in Neyyar Kerala where he later returned to Malaysia in 2004 and started teaching yoga in Kuala Lumpur.
Parveen’s passion for Iyengar yoga developed after he came across Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar’s most acclaimed yoga book, “The Light on Yoga“. He was drawn towards the emphasis on precision and alignment as well as the teachings of the Yoga Sutras. His years of practice and teaching reflect his commitment towards Yoga. Parveen has spent many of his years studying under many acclaimed Iyengar Yoga Teachers in Pune from 2005.
His innate interest in Self-realisation has made him a devoted student of Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Parveen studies Advaita Vedanta regularly under his teacher Maha Mandaleswar Swami Abhishek Chaitanya Giri in Rishikesh at Jagad Guru Sanyas Ashram. Parveen is inspired by the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharishi and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaja.
Parveen takes a simple, direct and sublime approach towards yoga. As he would say, change in action is not spirituality but the change in attitude is.
Yogacharya Bhuwan Chandra
A native of the Greater Himalayas, with a Master’s degree in Yoga from the Uttaranchal Sanskrit University (Haridwar campus), Bhuwan Chandra is a recognized professional Indian Classical Musician and nada yogi. In 2008, he founded the Nad Yoga Trust to spread his knowledge on nada yoga and then began to organize the annual International Yoga and Music Festival. He has participated actively participated in yoga festivals, seminars and music concerts all over India and abroad. Enriched by with this experience and having understood the intricate connection of between music and the body chakra mechanism, he has created a holistic approach to yoga through the science of music (Nada), thus bringing a fresh approach to the yoga sequences. Through intensive research on Nada Yoga, he has developed various new techniques to enrich the yogic experience. His Sitar performance can incite the innermost sentiments and invigorate the nadis (nerve centres): Bhuwanji is one of the few qualified guides able to conduct you through the practical elements of Nada Yoga.
Yogi Buddhi Prakash
Yogi Buddhi Prakash got his first experience of Samadhi at the age of 7. He had clear visions of a past life in the Himalayas. He completed his higher education from Agra University, obtaining a Master’s degree in Philosophy in 1977 as well as a Master’s degree in Yoga from Gurukul Kangri University in Haridwar in 1994. He currently teaches Meditation and Indian Philosophy in India and abroad. He also received initiation in Shankaracharya tradition through his master, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. In 2007, Buddhiji established the Prakash Yoga Seva Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing his rich Indian Culture and its time-honoured traditions and knowledge with interested students all over the world.
Dr. Usha Vaishnava
Having studied Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine at the famous 150-year-old Gurukul Kangri in Kanpur (renamed Kanpur University in 1966), Dr. Usha completed her internationally recognized Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) in 1997. Her competence is evident in her extensive and varied experience during the past 17 years, having shared her expertise as a lecturer of Kaya Chikitsa at Himalaya Ayurvedic College (Bareilly, U.P.), as a trainee physician in Arya Vaidya Sala (Kottakkal, Kerala) and Panchkarma specialist at Bhole Baba Ayurvedic Hospital & Research Center (Ranikhet, Uttarakhand). She is currently chief consultant and manager of the Ayurveda Nirvana clinic in Rishikesh, providing such services as detailed consultations, prakriti analysis, basic to advanced level ayurveda courses, panchkarma treatments and is a respected instructor of Ayurveda in our Yoga Teacher Training Programs.
Yogacharya Mohan Panwar
Born in a Vedic family, Yogacharya Mohan Panwar began the path of yoga at the age of 15. He completed his P.G.D.Y from H.N B. Garhwal University and M.Sc. in yoga from Uttrakhand Open University. He is the master of Hatha Yoga with 7 years of teaching experience all over India.
His deep understanding on body alignment and asana makes him an excellent teacher to give basic comprehension over human body.
Yogacharya Mohan’s classes are an amalgamation of professionalism, competence, strictness with considerate softness and good sense of humor, which makes his classes extremely effective and enthusiastically balanced. He is a passionate teacher with zeal to discover something new in each and every student…. He is a motivating master, professional teacher, an incredibly awesome person by heart.
Swami Atma Jnanananda Giri
Swami Atma Jnanananda Giri is a Homeopathic doctor from Kerala, residing in Rishikesh since 11 years. He learned yoga meditation from Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama ashram, Vedanta (knowledge of Indian Philosophy) from Dayananda ashram, and is currently leading students on the path of yoga and meditation. He offers insightful lectures on these topics as well as philosophy, and draws his inspiration of enlightenment practices from the Mandukya Upanishad. The students are guided to a state of relaxation through Yoga Nidra and are taught exercises to optimize the functioning of joints and glands and purification of the nadis, to help the prana flow throughout the body. The Bhagavad Gita is presented as a scripture beyond religion and its relationship to yoga is explored. Learners are brought to an understanding of yoga as a way of life and a means of achieving balance within themselves in a stressful and fast-paced existence, rather than exclusively as physical exercise.
Yogi Tara Ji
Yogi Tara Ji was born in Kumaun “Himalaya”. He has studied and practiced Raja, Hatha, Sivananda yoga and Vedic Sanskrit. He has a Master’s Degree in Specialization in Yogic Science & Vedic Philosophy at Sanskrit University, Haridwar.
He has been teaching at Nada Yoga School since the start of the first teacher training at Nada Yoga School, specializing in the filed of yoga asana and sanskrit mantra chantings.
He is imparting his knowledge to the students of Nada Yoga School which aims to develop human mind, better life style and spread love, peace, happiness everywhere.
He learned Naturopathy, Pranic healing, Acupressure, Anatomy and Physiology, Philosophies of Buddhism, Jainism and Sufism. Currently pursuing PH.D. in yoga, his goal is to keep the learning curve upward facing. The selfless lifestyle and desire to dedicate himself to humanity makes him one of the best teachers in Rishikesh.
He has been a regular teacher of yoga anatomy and physiology at all the yoga teachers training held at Nada Yoga School.
Yogiji Yogendra Mishra
Yogendra Mishra (commonly known as “Yogiji”) is a senior Yogi and meditation master. He also holds a masters degree from Agra University in philosophy, as well as a physical education science degree from Amravati University. You will find him at Nada Yoga School (which is his second home), when he is not teaching in Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada or the US. Yogiji has been a Yoga teacher for 30 years. He has also taken part in several Yoga research projects determining the association of Yoga and well-being.
Upcoming Yoga Teacher Training courses
We are delighted to offer a unique nada yoga (the yoga of sound) teacher training as a part of our 200-hour yoga teacher training course. This course will be held at Nada Yoga School, near the banks of river Ganges and will be taught by best nada yogi of Rishikesh… Learn More
This 200-hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh at Nada Yoga School will be conducted by our team of accomplished teachers, including a reputed Ayurvedic doctor and a Nada yogi, who feel privileged to share their knowledge and practice of ancient traditions, while incorporating elements of medical sciences (Yoga Anatomy and Physiology)… Learn More
Nada Yoga School and Naturality offer a comprehensive and unique 200 hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Program in the holy city of Rishikesh on the banks of the sacred river Ganga, surrounded by the foothills of the Himalayas. This program will provide training in both the art and science of Yoga and Meditation…. Learn More
This comprehensive and unique 200 hour Certification Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program in the holy city of Rishikesh on the banks of the sacred river Ganga, surrounded by the foothills of the Himalayas will be organized by Nada Yoga School and Naturality. This program will provide training in both the art and science of Yoga, Kundalini and Chakras… Learn More