Azad was inspired to explore his own personal yoga practice after realizing the transformative benefits he could develop mentally, spiritually and physically. He began teaching yoga five years later, with a strong desire to share his knowledge with others. He first started teaching yoga retreat programs being conducted by his gurus, and later began teaching yoga asana alignment and methodology at teacher training programs around India.
Azad studied Yoga at the famous International Vishwaguru School of Yoga Vedniketandham in Rishikesh, India. He completed his 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training from Rishikesh Yog Peeth, Rishikesh, India, and is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, USA.
Azad's strong foundation in asana methodology and teaching inspires his students at Rishikesh Yog Peeth to explore their own personally practice at a more profound level. He grounds himself in peace and compassion through a steady and consistent meditation practice to balance out his asana practice.
Azad was born in Uttarkashi, India, the spiritual capital of the world, located in the Himalayan Mountains, near the source of the Ganga River, considered to be holy among spiritual aspirants and yogis alike.
Swami Shivabrahmananda Saraswati is a Sanyasi who, at the young age of 19, chose to renounce the materialistic world vowing to devote his life towards mastering spiritual knowledge. He is well versed in Yoga Philosophy based on Vedanta, Patanjali Yoga Sutra and the Bhagwad Gita. He performed a rigorous penance on the banks of River Narmada that lasted for three years. From 2003 to 2006, he enrolled into Arsha Vidya Peetham in Rishikesh to complete the three year Vedanta course conducted by Dayananda Ashram. He was later sent to the tribal belt in Madhya Pradesh by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, where he established a Students' Home gratis, which he managed for three years. He has also accomplished YTTC from Shivananda Yoga, Nayyar Dam (Kerala). He teaches Yoga Philosophy in Rishikesh at the moment.
Kushal, a native of Rishikesh, completed his entire Yoga education from here. He is Master's Degree holder in Yogic Science. His extensive service in the vast field of Yoga includes a unique feat of teaching Yoga to soldiers in the Indian National Army. During that tenure, he guided thousands of soldiers to uphold themselves during the time of stress, and also to enhance their physical strength to its peak. Apart from volunteering at several yoga camps in and around Uttarakhand, he loves imparting to others the knowledge that he has continually been gaining over the years.
Vijeth has been teaching Yoga Philosophy and Yoga Nidra in the teachers training programme at Rishikesh Yog Peeth in Rishikesh, India, since 2013. He has taught yoga philosophy, yoga nidra and asana methodology to 18 teacher training programmes (over 540 students), guiding his students compassionately in realizations and awakenings which have inspired deeper insights into themselves and how they relate to the world around them. His asana methodology classes focus on Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, and provide instruction on yoga with props, observing, modifications, assisting and adjustments.
Before, arriving in Rishikesh Yog Peeth, he conducted a pre- and postnatal teachers training programme in Goa, India, in 2012. He customised yoga therapy sessions for pregnant women and children with special needs.
He conducted extensive research into a variety of psychosomatic disorders, and including depression, sleeplessness, stress, arthritis, diabetes mellitus, cardio vascular disease and asthma. He has presented papers on yoga philosophy and yoga therapy in national and international yoga conferences.
Vijeth earned his master's of science in Yogic Science and Yoga Therapy from Mangalore University, India.
Mahesh was born and raised in very spiritual family. He graduated from Garhwal University with a Science background. He transformed after meeting his guru who helped him realize and understand energy and how he is connected intimately to society and others through his own energy. His guru taught him to cultivate this energy through his personal practices. He developed his knowledge further and began sharing with others, towards building a strong foundation for society. He continued practicing under his guru, furthering his education and learned how to teach others according to his guru's teachings. His expertise includes yoga therapy.
Mimi began her yoga journey at a very young age when her mother taught her sun salutations as a form of greeting each new day and welcoming the day ahead. She practiced asanas regularly after learning the sequences and has been doing so for over 20 years. Eventually, she came to learn about Bhakti yoga through her husband, much later in life. Her journey led her to train to become a yoga teacher; initially earning her 200 hour teacher certification in Hatha Yoga at Pachamama in Costa Rica, and then, more recently earning her 300 hour teacher certification in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga at Rishikesh Yog Peeth, India.
Mimi has been teaching one-on-one private yoga lessons and group public yoga classes for four years in Atlanta, Georgia. She also teaches anatomy & physiology of yoga, asana, and Pranayama at Rishikesh Yog Peeth in Rishikesh, India, during teacher training courses. In addition to yoga, Mimi occasionally incorporates Tai Chi exercises into flow classes, drawing upon her upbringing in South Shaolin Goju Kung Fu. Mimi has her doctorate of naturology and a Ph.D. from American Institute of Holistic Theology in Birmingham, Alabama (USA); a bachelors degree in biochemistry from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She also studied microimmunobiology at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and microbiology / immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Rajneesh is a founder member of Arogya Yoga School. In his capacity as marketing manager, he has worked in many institutions, promoting yoga worldwide. He monitors online marketing and promotion and has found a deep interest in the field yoga. Because of his passion for it, he is committed to spreading the word about 'Yoga' across the world.
Mr. Rajneesh earned a certification of web development from Pune University, Maharastra, India. He is the 2016 recipient of the Web Guru Award, which is the only website award that focuses on the best websites by developers, designers or agencies and bestows them the label of Web Guru.
Mr. Rajneesh Bhatt Holds a post-graduate degree in Computer Applications from Allahabad University, Uttarpradesh, India, and is the CEO of Floatingwebs Company, an web designing, web development and search engine optimization organization providing web solutions to its clients around the world.