Punyah Yoga Founder. Ashtanga Yoga and Asana Teacher with nearly 10 years experience.
After obtaining his BA in Information Technology at Middlesex University, London in 2011, Hemant decided to switch life trajectories and start his yoga journey. In the same year, he enrolled and learned Yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Centre, Dwarka, New Delhi. Knowing that Yoga truly is his calling, he further trained and in 2013, got his 200-hours Hatha Yoga TTC from Sivananda Ashram, Uttarkashi. He continued practicing and teaching Yoga in Sivananda Ashram under the guidance of Yogi Vijay Mehra, Director of Sivananda Dwarka Centre, New Delhi. He completed his 200-hours Ashtanga Yoga TTC from Tattvaa Yoga Shala in 2015 and also gained a Sadhana Intensive Course Certificate 'Advanced Self-Practice of Pranayama and Self-Discovery' from Sivananda, Madurai in 2016. He practiced and taught Ashtanga Yoga in Rishikesh under Yogi Kamal Singh for 3 years from 2015 to 2018.
Hemant firmly believes that one has to be strongly passionate about learning Yoga in order to reap and experience the benefits of the path of Yoga. He has practiced under the guidance of many teachers around the world including Prahlada Ji, Yogi Kamal Singh, and Vijay Mehra Ji. He considers Yogi Kamal Singh his Guru in the journey to Ashtanga Yoga and continues to pass on his teachings through Punyah Yoga School.
Hemant’s classes follow the traditional Ashtanga Yoga Method, as it is taught today, with the particular emphasis on discipline being the first and foremost foundation of a Yoga practice.
A 200 hour yoga teacher training is a glimpse of experiencing Indian traditional culture under the Gurukul system and its vast spiritual practices. A 200 hours teachers training course is an essence and compilation of Gurukul parampara (lineage) system where a student stays at an ashram style environment under a lead teacher whose goal is also to realize its true self and who has knowledge from his guru.
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