Teaching Faculty – Yin Yang Yoga Academy, India

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Teaching Faculty – Yin Yang Yoga Academy, India

Dhirendra Ji

Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa

Dhirendra, a nature lover, a spiritual seeker, was born in the lap of the Holy Ganga, at the feet of the Bhootnath Shiva Temple, in the forests of the Himalayas. Dhirendra started to go to school at the age of 5; his school, Rishikesh, is one of the oldest characteristic traditional schools in the world, and from the earliest period at school, he believes he was captured by a mystical force that led him to practice asanas during the physical education lessons. At such an early age, he started practicing the yogic way of life, beginning with worshipping Lord Shiva and the Holy Ganga, doing asanas, and taking satvik meals, meriting spirituality; and participating in music lessons. Under the able guidance of his Guru Narender Gusain, he was able to do away with all vices and practiced Yoga with full devotion. He was so dedicated that sometimes he would practice his body was sore, and around this time he starting to understand that external appreciation and praise was meaningless, and the true meaning of Yoga is to align body, mind and soul, to appreciate yourself within. He then trained under Guru Nalin Sharma and learned about Yogic Philosophy, spiritual growth and finally under the teachings of Guru Roshan Singh, Dhirendra saw lessons on personal growth. As the three Gurus to Dhirendra’s thought that he was ready, he started a Yoga school to assist other seekers in their yogic journey and to explore to the full extent their potential.


Amit Ji

Yoga Anatomy, Yoga Physiology, Teaching Methodology

Rishikesh Yogkulam was foundered by Amit Payal who is E-RYT 500-Hour Yoga instructor and holds Masters Degree in Yoga Science. He is a renowned and a famous Yoga master in Rishikesh in India. Enthusiastic about teaching and leading his stars to their best, Amit with several specialisations like Alignment, Adjustment, Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga philosophy, Anatomy and Pranayama ensures that his pupils, either teachers or students go out of their comfort zones, make break-throughs and break grounds for themselves. Being as passionate about Yoga as he is warm, he ensures that each and every person that passes through his school walks away from his premises knowing their worth and with a sense of togetherness and unity. For over five years now he became engaged in conducting teacher training courses and he has undergone more than 100 YTTC’s to seekers from all possible corners of the Earth. His wealth of yoga experience, skill and warmth enable all his students to go into their minds and bodies, as he deftly teaches them the breath control and movement that make up yoga practice’s pillars. Amit believes that it is important that his teachings reflect the deep, real and ancient wisdom of Yoga and its thousands of years old traditions.

Ella Ji

Yin Yoga, Meditation

Ella is an ex Marketing Manager, very curios about the human mind and the holistic approaches and she studied NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Aromatherapy. She started her journey into yoga in her depressive episode and she had no idea why she should live. Driven by an inner beckon, she chose to travel to India, where she registered for yoga course that changed her life positively. She healed completely from depression after short, and deeply inspired by the incredible change yoga constant her life she decided to continue to deepen her studies , taking teacher training courses, retreats, and workshop specializing herself in Yin Yoga, meditation Techniques (especially Buddhist, Osho, yoga nidra), Pranayama, and Reiki. She practiced with Sarah Powers during a class in London for Yin Yoga and takes inspiration from her; as well as from Paul Grilley. She teaches classes aimed at releasing the body from any blockages that the body might be having both mentally and physically. For example, hoe cueing contains physical as psychological and spiritual elements. In the class, before and after the practice, she highlights the power of breathing techniques including meditation. This is why she includes mantra chanting, sound healing and aromatherapy in her classes; she is also passionate about music and naturopathy. Her best motto states that Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.”


Pankaj Ji

Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Alignment & Adjustment

Pankaj Sharma was brought up in Himachal Pradesh-a state at the foot of Himalayas. He completed his B.A in Sanskrit’ and proceeded to Rishikesh where he spent 8 years in an ashram leading a disciplined and yogic life, learning yoga in the age-old Gurukul style. Pankaj continued to be a learner and did a Masters in Yoga while teaching in many ashrams and Yoga schools. Thanks to his sub-ashramina course that has enabled him to study Vedas, Upanishads, and Philosophy, Pankaj has secured a position in yoga at a very tender age.

Jitender Ji

Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Alignment & Adjustment

Jitu ji is a distinguished and time-honoured personification of tradition. He had done his Bachelor’s in Sanskrit from Parmarth Niketan Ashram here at Rishikesh itself, followed by his Masters in Yoga from the famous Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. He has spent 10 years of his life in other ashrams such as Bhagirathi Dham Ashram and Anand Dham Ashram. His classical mode of teaching is what brings students to attend Ashtanga Vinyasa lessons at our school, and they are left with a feeling of gratitude and satisfaction.


Deepa Ji

Yog Nidra, Meditation

Deepa Negi Mira works as a teacher specializing primarily in meditation, Yoga Nidra, mantra chanting and laughter yoga. She has also been an affectionate teacher for 200hour and 300hour yoga teacher training programs in different reputable yoga institutes for more than 12 years. Spirituality for different people may be defined in ways that set them apart from each other but Deepa’s understanding of “spirituality” is peace, stability and ideally, reconciling with oneself. After drawing great sense of support and respect of all those who appreciate her very much, she believes that spirituality is something existent in the nature. Deepa Ji enjoys photography and nature walks alongside teaching yoga on different aspects. She loves traveling and adding a touch of discovery has never been a big issue to her.

Ekta Ji

Pranayama, Shatkarma

Ekta ji is a skilled yoga teacher with 7 years of enriching teaching experience in the vibrant city of Bengaluru. She specializes in leading group classes focused on Pranayama and meditation. Her yoga journey started in the studios and gyms of Bengaluru where she also offered classes tailored to various needs like weight loss, strength building, managing depression therapeutic practices and post injury recovery. Since 2018 Ekta ji has been guiding groups and individuals through personalized classes to ensure that yoga can be accessible to everyone regardless of their location. Besides her expertise in pranayama she also excels in leading meditation sessions that promote peace and mindfulness, Pranayama techniques as well as Meditation and Yoga Nidra.


Mandeep Ji

Yoga Philosophy, Mantra Chanting

Mandeep ji came to Rishikesh in the year 2002 and dedicated several years of his life to the practice of Yoga on the banks of the pious Ganges River. After finishing his youthful education from the well reputed Parmarth Niketan Ashram, he has been teaching mantra chanting, yogic philosophy and mediation to other seekers for the past 10 years. Besides being learned astrologer, he is an astrologer not less than 9 years. Not only this, Mandeep ji is also great at music, and a sound healer. Mandeep ji, truly a master in his field, practiced Yoga for eighteen years, and he strives to motivate the students to explore and achieve all their capacities.

Sadhushri Ji

Yoga Philosophy, Meditation

Since Indian philosophy is his specialization, Sadhu Shri Ji has a deep knowledge of philosophy. He had deep knowledge on philosophy and history thanks to his extensive study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Upanishads and Buddhist literature. In each of his lessons, Yoga Guru has been telling his students of his very useful philosophy lessons which he has been imparting knowledge for many years in everyday life USE of knowledge in life among his students with the help of practical approach reinforced by reasoning. Every year, he has assisted a few hundred of students in the realm of classical yoga and the art of becoming effective instructors. He started his educational journey at the Society of Divine Life, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh. He also added more feathers to his cap later on.


Siddha Ji

Sound Healing, Reiki

Siddha Ji is highly experienced and trained. He holds an MBA in marketing management and a post graduate diploma in Retail Management, as well as a BA in Geography. He has worked in multinational companies in Dubai and India. However, it soon turned into teaching yoga classes, and transferring his love for yoga to other people. He considers his yogic teachings as creative ways of traditional knowledge delivery and a futuristic aspect of viewing these teachings that leave a constituent mental image with the pupils. Safe Alignment and Yoga as a Healing Modality with the Ongoing Studies of Different Breathing Practices (Pranayama). This immersion includes such areas as mindfulness, body and breath awareness, Yoga Nidra, different meditation techniques. His versatile training and yoga studies also enlisted him as one whose intuition was open as to the one-ness of the universe. Jehir is creative and inspirational, it draws from various walks of life and inspire generously.

Mahesh Ji

Yoga Therapy, Yoga Philosophy

Yogacharya Mahesh, who comes from Rishikesh in the foothills of the Himalayas, has wide academic knowledge on yoga and extensive practice. He has completed his B.Sc. M.Sc. Science from HNB Garhwal University. He graduated in Yoga from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University that led him to pursue in P.G. in Yoga, where he was awarded the gold medal, which was prestigious. He carried on with his academic career and earned an M.Sc. once more receiving gold medal after succeeding in his Yoga exams within the same university. Yogacharya Mahesh also holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Sri Dev Suman University, earned in his quest to add knowledge in various fields of study. After that, he also pursued a Diploma in Yoga Therapy to enhance his specialization in the yogatherapy. He is expanding his research in the field of yoga and is currently a Phd. scholar at Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. Yogacharya Mahesh has been teaching yoga philosophy and therapy in Rishikesh for over 12 years. He has travelled outside the country and held workshops in California Fitness and Yoga in Vietnam and AFFA International, Taiwan. He previously served at UIPC Yoga Academy as Assistant Professor and was also the H.O.D of RYDS Rishikesh.


Dr. Hemlata ji

Yoga Therapy, Yoga Anatomy

Dr. Hemlata ji as a reflection of the great wisdom and commitment to the sphere of yoga anatomy and physiology. She is an inspiration in this field because of her scholastic achievements, vast work experience, and unwavering dedication to teaching yoga as a transformative principle. She has taught anatomy and yoga therapy for many years at the spiritual paradise called Rishikesh, and countless people have been inspired and guided in their yogic journeys by her. She is held in high regard as a teacher and mentor because of her teachings. Hemlata ji has a great education background and amazing experience in working that she has dedicated her life to disseminating knowledge about yoga and its benefits in teaching. She has also affiliated to some prestigious Medical collages in Dehradun and Delhi including CIMSR, CMI, Yashoda Hospital, Shri Krishna Institute of Biomedical Science & Research, now is the part of Chandan Institute of Medical Sciences, JKP Srivastava Medicity Hospital & Amendment in Affiliation of SRMS. Hemlata ji has been greatly supportive in my career as a yoga therapist. Her dedication in sharing of knowledge is shown by the fact that for 8 years prior, she worked as a yoga/anatomy/physiotherapy teacher.

Kanha Ji


Kanha Ji comes from the southern states of India, where he was born and raised. He pursued his education in Anatomy and Physiology, following his expertise in Ayurveda Marma Therapy during his graduation. His interest in India's ancient traditions led him to go further into the study of Ayurveda during his time in Tamil Nadu where he gained himself knowledge, essence and benefits of this age-old practice. He also went on to learn the traditional martial art form, 'Kalaripayattu' in Kerala. Kanha Ji is a teacher with great knowledge & experience of 10 years in Ayurvedic studies and Therapy. His method of teaching is clear and help students to discover their Ayurvedic way of life under his expert guidance. His forward-looking approach to life and exploration is evident in his love for travel, where he wholeheartedly embraces diverse experiences and destinations.

Teacher Ankit

Ankit ji

Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Acro Yoga

Yogi Ankit Ji is a master of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama and Yogic Sciences. Over the last few years, he has perfected the science of yoga by practicing various styles such as Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar and Acro on a consistent basis. Not only is he absolutely committed in the expansion of authentic yoga techniques in different parts of the world but he has also been participating in yoga events since the age of 15. In addition, he is also a certified teacher from the reputed Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. He conducts many yoga classes ranging from beginner to advanced level courses. His students consult him for Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga stretching, Iyengar Yoga, Dynamic Yoga, etc. Yogi Ankit Ji emphasis on enlightenment of self through yogic knowledge and yoga asanas.

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