Meet Our Instructors
YOGI KALPENDRA (FOUNDER)
Kalpendra Ji who has been on the path of Yoga and spirituality from an early age of 14 He was born and brought up in traditional north Indian Spiritual family . He is well versed with Yogic Sciences for which he has obtained Masters degree from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, Haridwar. He also has earned a post-graduate Diploma in Yoga and Holistic Health from HNB Garhwal University. He has been teaching Philosophy ,Pranayam and Meditation for over 12 years now. His simplicity transcends into his teaching philosophy. His depth of knowledge, yoga expertise, and humility makes him a favorite among students. He has unique expertise in his subject where he gives more importance on implementation rather than theoretical knowledge. He is famous outside class too for being one the most friendly person in our school He is considered one of the best yoga teacher.
YOGI ARJUN (FOUNDER)
Yogi Arjun is also one of the founders of Ekagra Yog Peeth. He is an expert in Shatkarma Yogic practices and he shares his years of wisdom with all the people who want to learn this Yoga form.
Sanyukta is a post graduate of Music, Yoga, and health from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. Yoga has been a part of her life over 12 years. She is specialized in Mudra, Banda, and Pranayam. She plays a very important role when it comes engaging students in throughout the course. Sanyukta is one of the very important Pillar of Our school.
Having a daily practice over the years in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga the most classical form of yoga, he believes that yoga is not a physical exercise but also one that connects you closely to the soul and mind. Besides modifying his classes to better provide for the needs of the practitioners, he also guides them to develop a safer and mindful practice through an alignment and adjustment based approach.
YOGI ROHIT (TEACHER)
Rohit is a Hatha Yoga teacher influenced by alignment and use of props. A keen traveler and explorer, he brings a fresh perspective in practice of Yoga for his students at Ekagra Yogpeeth. Eternally in love with Devbhumi of Uttarakhand, Rohit instills the essence of Rishikesh in his students and conducts sessions in a safe yogic environment.
YOGI SACHIN (TEACHER)
To watch Sachin perform his Vinyasa flows is like witnessing a controlled explosion of energy. He has learned his craft during his diploma course in yoga from Uttarakhand Open University. He has been teaching for about 5 years now out of which some months have been spent in conducting Hatha, Ashtanga, and Iyengar based retreats in China.
ANNAMALAI PRANA JI (SWAMI THIYAGARANJAN)
Trained in the principles of the well recognized Swami Sivananda-Swami Vignanananda tradition of Tamil Nadu, the land of the Sidhhas, Annamalai Prana Ji is one of the most regarded masters of the yogic art. In Rishikesh, Prana Ji is recognized widely as the most experienced yoga master. Pranayama and yoga philosophy are his specialized fields of teaching. His classes are a syncretism of Indian and Western thought and could be highly interesting for a sincere learner. Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda are among the other aspects of yoga learning that Prana Ji’s vast field of knowledge covers.
SRI ABHINAVA SIDDHAROODHA SWAMIJI
Sri Abhinava Siddharoodha Swamiji is a spiritual leader and also specializes in the Vedic, Tantric, and Yogic Traditions. Belonging to the Siddha Heritage himself, he is the successor of the revered master, His Holiness Sri. Shivaputra Siddharoodha Swamiji. He studied yoga at the Rishikesh Yogashala after which he went onto explore more about the traditions and philosophy of Yoga and Ayurveda. He specializes in Buddhist Yoga tradition and is also a scholar in Bhagavad Gita. Further, he has gained mastery over the Hatha Yoga style and the third-eye Awakening technique. He is lauded for this wisdom and mastery over the spiritual as well as the practical aspects of Yoga.
She is Expert in Ashtanga, Adjustment Alignment & Mantra. Originally from Pokhara, Nepal, Yoga is not just a science for her, it is much beyond it. The art is so natural for her that it cannot be explained with words. She believes that each and every practitioner has to go through the path and with the help of the instrument (physical body, mind, and breath) it can be realized that you are already in the Truth and that truth is 'Yoga'.
He has a total experience of 9 years in this field with a Registered Yoga Teacher Certification (RYT) from a Yoga Alliance (YA) recognized institute. Hatha , Power Yoga ,Yoga Therapy are the yoga types that I've have specialized in. He possess sound knowledge about yoga movements such as asanas and other postures. Moreover, he is well versed with the relaxation and breathing methodologies and their principles.
Natasha was born and raised in small-town Canada. She has spent the past three years traveling the world; exploring, learning, and connecting with others through the practice of yoga, meditation, and pranayama. She has received over 500hours of teacher training under in both Nepal and India, and has completed internship placements at world-renowned yoga and meditation centers throughout the globe.Currently, Natasha resides in Southeast Asia where she divides her time between developing and hosting mindfulness retreats, and completing further training under her beloved gurus.
Kush originally comes from Varanasi in India and he has been living in Nepal since 2015. Kush has become interested in yoga after his father passed away, this is when he started pondering the questions of life and death and came across yoga philosophy. Kush says that ever since he began his yoga practice he developed a sense of calmness, contentment, lightness of spirit and intuition. He says that he now has the energy to seek the truth, and living in the state of happiness and love has become the essence of his life. Besides the spiritual benefits, he has also experienced some physical benefits of yoga as his ailing lungs have healed since he started his practice. Kush has completed his Yoga Teacher Training from Parimukti Academy in India in 2015. In early 2018, he underwent a Yoga Therapy Course with Yoga Vidya Gurukul and Iyengar Yoga course. Kush has been teaching Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, and Meditation with Purna Yoga Retreat since 2016. In his free time, Kush likes to cook, go for long walks with no destination, travel, meet people and share his knowledge, trek in the mountains, and enjoy the silence.
A scholar turned mystic, Yogi Siddharth holds a Masters Degree in Forestry from FRI and is a Gold Medalist. He served SPIC MACAY (Society for the promotion of Indian classical music and culture) as its National Joint Secretary during which he attended many discourses by Ram Krishna Mission, Chinmaya mission, and YSS (Yogada Satsang Sangh) / Anand Sangha and further participated in the Gurukul held in Dharamshala with HH 'the Dalai Lama'. From here, there was no looking back for him. Treading the path of Yoga and Spirituality, he completed 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course in Dharamshala under the mentorship of Yogi Shivadas Ji to became an ace-level Yoga Alliance recognized Yoga Teacher. His emergence as a Jnana yogi who is single-handedly capable of spiritually healing others and spread traditional authentic knowledge of Ayurveda and Yoga sciences has been a source of inspiration for several yogis, especially his students.
Yogacharya Vijith is an advanced level Yoga Alliance certified 500 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher). Born and nurtured in Kerala, the land of Ayurveda, Yoga and Ayurveda has been his way of life since he was 14 years old. At the very age, he began Kalari Yoga, Kalari Marma Chikitsa, and Kalaripayattu. Vijith completed Ayurveda Panchakarma Spa Diploma course and Yoga TTC under the tutelage of his Guru RR Rajeev Gurukkal (CVN Kalari Kaduthuruthi). He has trained at Sivananda, Pattabhi Jois, and Shanti Yoga. He has been teaching various subjects pertaining to Yoga and Ayurveda for 9 years now. His core specialization lies in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Acroyoga, and Ayurveda.
Our teacher Sanathanan is a trained ‘Yogasiromany’ from the International Sivananda College in Canada. Following his urge to deepen the practice led him to Bangalore where he successfully completed his Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. On the path of learning the art of yoga, there was no looking back for Sanathanan as he continued to expand his wisdom in Yoga by undergoing Advanced Learning in Yoga Therapy, Reiki, Ayurveda, and various healing techniques. Further, he imbibed the techniques of personality development . and stress management from renowned Sadhguru Sri. Ravi Shankar and also completed a teacher training course from The Art Of Living Foundation. Sanathan has always been attracted to the ancient science and its ability to promote healthy living and therefore, he also holds a diploma degree in Naturopathy and Yogic Science. He is a certified yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance and QCI Government of India. Living true to his purpose in life.