Get To Know The Punyah Yoga Teachers
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.
Hatha Yoga and Pranayama Teacher with more than 10 years experience.
From a very young age, he already was keen on yoga and has been more and more interested in developing his skills. He studied yoga from the International Sivananda Vedanta Ashram in Uttarkashi and Rishikesh. Thereafter, from 2010, he spent most of his time practising and teaching.
Sandeep went on to expand his knowledge and finished his Master’s Degree in Yoga and Naturopathy from Raman University. After that, he went on to explore Ashtanga yoga in Rishikesh and finished his 200-hour Teacher Training Course for both Ashtanga and Hatha yoga in 2016.
Sandeep has always been very passionate about his work. He loves to work with various Pranyama techniques and believes that Pranayama itself is a great tool for people who are busy in their life and get little time to practice. Just by bringing the awareness on breathing, he believes that it can quieten our mind to a great extent.
Besides doing yoga, Sandeep is a certified life coach and a great swimmer. He served as a Health and Fitness Manager at YMCA, New Delhi.
Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra Teacher with more than 10 years experience.
Coming from a family that has yoga in their blood (with a close family member running the Bihar School of Yoga), he was introduced to the art earlier on. He even served as a monk for more than 6 years (from 2012-2015).
He completed his yoga education at Sivananda Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Kerala in 2015. The same year, he finished his Yoga Instructor Course at Bihar School of Yoga. He deepened his understanding of Asana under the guidance of Swami Mahadevananda, a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, strictly following the instructions of his Guru.
Rahul has spent over 3 years in Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Kerala and Madurai. Living a yogi life in an Ashram for three years, Rahul mostly devoted his time in studying and building his knowledge on Asanas and Vedanta. He is well versed in teaching Yoga Nidra and taught as a senior teacher at Sivananda Madurai Centre for a year before heading to metro cities and share knowledge he mastered from his gurus.
Rahul is known for his positive energy, accessible teaching-style, motivating approach as well as powerful and profound adjustments. Observing and adapting to the students’ needs, being both fully engaged and extremely patient, he is successfully teaching them how to safely enter and explore a posture for optimal benefit, often with amazing results.
Ayurveda and Indian Cooking Teacher.
Chandra is our Ayurveda and Indian cooking teacher. The school is very lucky to experience her passion, creativity and talent through her cooking — wholly inspired by the impressive culture and vibrant culinary traditions of the country and the region.
She has a Bachelors’ in education B.Ed (2008) from HNB Garhwal University in Srinagar, and Masters in Economics and Education, both from Kumaun University of Nainital (2011 and 2014, respectively). She worked as a contractual Primary Education Teacher for 6 years, until 2015, when she decided to develop her biggest passion and fascination for cooking.
Native to Northern India, she specialises in the authentic regional Kumauni and Garhwali cuisine, characterised by indigenous products and a host of unusual herbs and warm spices.
She is responsible and very keen on delivering fresh and high quality food to our students. She puts lots of love and energy in her cooking so the food is always filled with positive vibes and tastes delicious.