Our Yoga Gurus
For learning something a Guru is always needed, as in our Indian Culture Guru is compared to God. According to Indian culture, a guru is one who must be given respect before even god because he is the only one who told you about god. Similarly, it is always necessary to have a Guru. Guru is a word in which “Gu” means darkness and “Ru” means the person who eradicates them. Thus Guru means the person who helps in eradication of the darkness in someone’s life. A Guru not only makes their students learn but also specify the benefits we gain.
A teacher is a person who gave you the theoretical knowledge about the context without giving you the personal experiences. For a student, there may be more than one teacher who taught you different theories and context. But when we are talking about Guru, he is the person who has teaches you not only the context but its meaning too. He teaches you the practical aspects of the context from his personal experiences. He deeply indulges with you in such a way that under his able guidance you are ready to face any difficulties of life. Guru teaches you the way to convert your learning into action or karma so that you are able to include his teaching in your life. Guru teaches you the same which he had experienced in his life, difficulties and their solutions to make your path easier. Moreover, the presence of Guru itself teaches you a lot. He is simply the wisdom of your life and the solution to your worries and miseries. Peoples like Buddha, Nanak, Mahavir, Jesus, Swami Vivekananda, MaharshiRamana, etc belong to the divine category of Gurus.
Guru in Indian culture is having a prominent place, he is considered to be superior to father also. In Indian history, there is numerous incident of the sacrifices given by gurus and their disciple. Once Shri Krishna asked his Guru, Sandeepani that what he wants in Guru Dakshina. Then after forcing his guru too much for Guru Dakshina, Guru of Lord Krishna told him that his son was drowned in the sea many years ago and he is only having one wish to meet his son back. Krishna along with his elder brother Balarama went to the deep inside sea but they didn’t find his son. After that, they went to Yamaraja and successfully bring the son of his guru back. Guru and disciple relationship is the only way to connect his soul to the almighty god. Guru is the divine energy which helps his disciple to realize its true nature.
Mohan Badhani (Founder)
Mohan is the FOUNDER and PRESIDENT of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Teacher Training School. He is Pranayama and philosophy teacher at school. Mohan has more challenges than other children since childhood which made him stronger and inspired him to connect with nature. He immediately connected with the dynamic, powerful practice and thoroughly enjoyed the calm, peaceful state that arose within him after each and every class. Yogi Mohan is passionateabout teaching yoga and sharing his knowledge, the balance of power and peace inspired him and resulted in a very dedicated personal practice turning him in to a yoga teacher of Pranayama & Philosophy. As everyone, He was exploring the unseen inward restorative powers within his mind and body.
Mohan is very disciplined in his daily routine and according to him discipline is very necessary in the life, So before teach about yoga he always says that if you are self-disciplned then you can do everything. His favorite quote is also about discipline "Atha yoganushasanam" which means “now, the practice of yoga begins”
Rajan Kumar (Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher)
Rajan belongs to Rishikesh and expert in Ashtanga yoga in Mysore style. He practiced yoga and meditation since his childhood seeing ancient sages on the banks of river Ganga. He wore the habiliment of yoga because he strongly believes and feels its natural benefits. Rajan is a confident, helpful, humble and occupational yoga teacher. Yogi Rajan believes that "Yoga is the best practice, the rest is the circus".
Mukesh Bhandari (Asana Alignment Teacher )
Mukesh is a professional Asana Alignment teacher who was earlier studious in Vivekananda Yoga School.He was born and brought up in Rishikesh and has learned about asanas and how to do it in correct way.He met to Mr. Mohan a few years ago and he had applied for learning yoga. He worked hard on asanas and now He is a teacher in the Vivekananda Yoga School.
Joy Dhyanam (Meditation Teacher)
Our experienced and enthusiastic Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Joy started his spiritual journey with the question “what I am doing here?” and then after guided towards meditation and Osho (A contemporary master) by his Uncle who was a Meditator for decades. He spends most of his time in traveling across various ashrams for meditation. After completing his Yoga TTC course in 2016 from Kerala, he has deepened his knowledge of yoga from KaivalyaDham, Lonavla, India. Now he is very Experienced Meditation Teacher.
Dr. HemLata Saklani (Anatomy Teacher)
Dr. HEMLATA SAKLANI BAHUGUNA is our Anatomy Teacher belongs to Rishikesh. After completing her school education Dr. HEMLATA went on to attend COMBINED (P.G.) INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE & RESEARCH (CIMSR) Dehradun, where she is graduated in Bachelor of Physiotherapy, during graduation she started working in the field of ‘Effect of physiotherapy on Rib-Fracture & Spinal-Cord Injuries as she has done research and projects in the same field. She is expert in the field of YOGA ANATOMY & PHYSIO-YOGA-THERAPY.
Rakesh Shah (Ayurveda & Anatomy Teacher)
Rakesh believes that ancient Ayurveda is the knowledge using it everyone can get the healthy body and calm mind.Ayurveda and others related subjects were originated in India so the best place to learn yoga anatomy, physiology and Ayurveda are India. Rakesh has some unique experience of his teaching. His inspiration quote is: Scan your body joining the course, get print out of bad things and recover it by yourself after learning.
Yogendra Mishra (Philosophy Teacher)
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. 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.
Himanshu Badhani (Hatha Yoga Teacher )
Himanshu is a Hatha Yoga teacher as well as an inspiration for those who are searching the soul within. He inspired so many western and eastern students sharing his knowledge of Hatha yoga. He has been practicing Hatha yoga since he was a child and has learned from many gurus. His aim is to spread the knowledge of yoga all over the world.... Unseen but very powerful energy.Himanshu Badhani followed Hatha yoga doing daily arduous but fruitful yoga postures and breathing techniques. He believes that "quiet the mind and the soul will speak".
Dr. Neha Dhiman (Anatomy Teacher )
Dr.Neha is a well experienced Physiotherapist who found passion in teaching Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teachers.She is happy to teach and practice spirituality at the same time. To supplement her practice, she took studies on Maitland Approach – Manual Techniques for Various Peripheral Disorders, NDT in Adult Hemiplegia, and Myofascial release.She works on breathing technique for certain breathing disorders like Asthma, Bronchitis and Dyspnea etc. with combination of yin yoga.