Certified Yoga Teachers in India
SHAHIN AZHA (SPIRITUAL MENTOR)
He is the spiritual mentor of Rishikesh Yogpeeth as aYoga School. He is one of the guardians, who laid the foundation for us, so we can embark upon the path of Yoga. Originally from Iran but a world traveler and a Yogi in real sense, who has lived his life exactly the way he expresses in his words. Rishikesh Yogpeeth will always be grateful for all his love and support.
ROSHAN SINGH (E- RYT 500)
Roshan Singh is the founder Member and President of Rishikesh Yogpeeth, highly regarded as one of the visionary to manifest this dream into reality. According to him, life itself is the Yoga School and the events in it, are the process required for the evolution of human awareness. Started Teaching in the year 2005, during the course of time he taught Yoga Philosophy, Yogic Anatomy and Physiology, Asana, Pranayama and Meditation, with all of this vast experience he also holds E-RYT 500 under Yoga Alliance registration.
PRAHLAD SINGH (E-RYT 500)
Prahlad Singh is a seasoned yoga teacher and a known name in the yoga fraternity. For Prahlad yoga is not a profession but a way of living life. Although being born and brought up in the world's yoga capital Rishikesh, Yoga was not on his mind. It all started with personal practice to keep himself fit and before he knew he was already deep into his practice. And it was a remarkably life changing experience. That’s when he decided to share his experience and knowledge with the world. In his words “It was the best decision of my life”. The journey that started in 2007 as a yoga teacher is continually going and growing stronger. He follows the practices taught by his Guru Rudra Godha ji during his intense 3 years training. He had taught in many yoga schools in various parts of India. His strengths are asanas alignment and variations based on various body types and body limitations due to chronic illness and/or injuries.
DEEPTI KULSHRESTHA (E - RYT 500)
Deepti Kulshrestha is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher and holds a M.A. degree in Yoga and Naturopathy. She started teaching in 2008 and discovered quickly that this was her calling in life. After completing her training from Rishikesh Yog Peeth, she has been teaching YTT courses in Rishikesh Yog Peeth since 2010 as a lead instructor. Deepti teaches Anatomy of Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama and Mantras, specializing in traditional Indian Hatha Yoga. She is interested in deepening her knowledge of asanas by learning from various masters, traditional texts and relating this to a scientific understanding of the human anatomy and physiology.
NIKHIL KULSHRESTHA (E- RYT 500)
Nikhil Kulshrestha teaches Yoga philosophy in 200 and 300-hour TTC. A self-taught philosopher, he is interested in the philosophical aspects of yoga which he has been studying sinceyears. He loves to discover parallel connections between ancient teachings and what science has discovered and is still trying to understand. Nikhil holds a Masters in Electronics Engineering and has worked for three decades in the tech industry before quitting and taking up teaching Yoga philosophy full time in 2015.
SURENDRA PHARTYAL (E - RYT 500)
For Surendra yoga is not a profession, yoga is a way of living a blissful life. This passion drove him to seek more knowledge in yoga. Hence he pursued Masters in Yoga and Holistic Health. He is further pursuing his passion for yoga and working towards becoming assistant professor/ research fellowship. Surendra has done extensive work in Yoga education, Yoga Therapy, Sound Healing, Meditation facilitator as well as hypnotherapist.
Being on the path of self exploration and self realisation for 20 years gifted him a perspective to unfold multidimensions of yoga.To list a few, the application of Yoga for physical and mental health, educate youth about the importance of yoga and be the ambassador of Yogic lifestyle, helping seekers to transform their life through wisdom of yoga and pranayam.
Gourav Bahuguna is a young gun of Rishikesh Yogpeeth. At a very early age Gourav had an absolute clarity about what he was going to do. As soon as he completed Bachelor’s in Yoga, he did a practical Yoga training at Rishikesh Yogpeeth (500 hours TTC). His enthusiasm and hunger to learn more about Yoga was no secret to anyone and was well noticed by senior teachers at RYP. Since then he joined RYP Abhayaranya as on-job-trainee and in no time, he took charge as a full-time teacher. He is exploring a new paradigm of yoga and pursuing his Masters from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University.
For Gourav, Yoga is about the balance between strength and flexibility, exertion and releasing. His classes combine both strength and mobility work in a dynamic, ashtanga vinyasa style. His aim is to bring a unique sense of empowerment to each of his classes. Through intentions, meditation, pranayama and asanas his goal is to have his student leave each class feeling refreshed and renewed. Expect to move, sweat and breathe in his class.
Dr. PIYUSH DOBHAL
Piyush is a qualified Ayurveda doctor and proudly holds BAMS degree. He has been associated with Rishikesh Yogpeeth since 2020. His primary focus at RYP is to conduct lectures on Ayurveda to impart knowledge and spread awareness as well as manage end to end treatment plans for the guests who come for specific retreats. He works with guests to understand their body type (prakriti), prepare their diet plan accordingly and work with them to bring necessary lifestyle changes to achieve their health goals. While working on Kaya Chikitsa (Medicine) and Shalya Chikitsa (Surgery) in his regular practice, he is also working towards specialising in Panchakarma (body cleansing through five procedures).
According to him, Ayurveda is not just a system of treating illness, but a science of life. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital and realising their full human potential. He works closely with our ashram guests providing them with procedures on daily and seasonal routines, diet, behaviour and use of senses. In his own words ‘Ayurveda emphasises the health is the balanced and dynamic amalgamation between our environment, body, mind, and spirit’.