OUR TEACHERS

Philosophy, Meditation, Pranayama & Hatha Yoga 

Shiva (Ratheesh Kochukattil) was born in Kerala, where he studied Vedanta Philosophy for ve years in Shivagiri Ashram. During his teenage years, he undertook a monastery life, and since then, he has been committed to the science of yoga. After the completion of 5 years in the ashram with Vedanta study, he felt the earnest desire to pilgrim in the Himalayas. As an ascetic, he has roamed around the Himalayas barefoot to places like Amarnath, Badrinath, and all over India. During his odyssey, he met many adepts and sadhus in the Himalayas who have inspired him spiritually. He reached Rishikesh, where he met His Holiness Swami Veda Bharti and he began his spiritual journey. He is a trained professional under His Holiness Swami Veda Bharathi of Himalayan tradition. During the training, he was indulged into stringent spiritual vows along with the study of yoga, meditation and Yoga Philosophy for ve years. At the age of 29 following the instructions of his revered master, he began sharing the wisdom of eternal yoga to true seekers. Since then, he has been on the path of spreading yoga knowledge to all those who come in contact. He has been a yoga teacher and spiritual motivator in vatious schools of Rishikesh as well all over the country.

Ananda Bodhi​

Co-Founder

Philosophy, Meditation, Pranayama & Hatha Yoga 

Ananda Bodhi was initiated into a yogic tradition at a tender age and was brought up by his master. He is recognized as a competent yoga teacher, spiritual guide Pranic healer, naturopath, and acupressurist. Who is having a deep understanding of philosophy and practical aspect of applied science of yoga. His ideology is to teach from the experience and deliver the first-hand knowledge. Students are receptive towards his teaching methods, which are comprehensive and simple with generosity and humility. His vision is to unite the globe with yogic wisdom. Till date, he has organized many camps, workshops, and classes on yoga and health awareness. Where numerous has been benefited.

M.Sc (yoga) graduate, has Learned the secret science of yoga, meditation and philosophy both academic and on a direct guidance and monitor of his master & from other yogis of Himalayas, along with the master from Himalayan yoga tradition (Swami Veda Bharati ), living with them in different time and places from last many years, doing many personal retreats at solitude in jungles. Now Yoga has become the core of his spirit and base of his life. As his masters have instructed and guided him to impart that holy & secret science of yoga for human welfare, He has started teaching from the last few years as a sacred task given to him. He is optimist that innumerable people will be able to get the benefit and transform their lives and making it beautiful from all aspects by following the ancient and matchless knowledge of liberation.

Suzan

Co-Founder

Legal Advisory & Management

Suzan was born in Zimbabwe, but later she shifted & settled in Australia. She took a break from her busy business life and decided to travel across the world. But then she found yoga, an eye opener. Under the disciple of Shiva, she began to realized the beauty & the purpose of this life. She express her interest to be a part of Veda Yoga Ashram & her deeply request was accepted without hesitation. 

Today Suzan is an unique pearl in Veda Yoga Ashram. She is now the serving as the Manager and Legal Advisory at Veda Yoga Ashram. 

Rishi

Teacher

Meditation, Pranayama, Tantric healing & Reiki

Rishi, his first exposure to Yoga was in 1997 at Anannda Yoga, Kathmandu, Nepal. He got seeds of life and started growing. In 1998, he was introduced about Hatha Yoga and Naturopathy in Arogya Ashram, ktm Nepal. Whilst yoga has its global talks and wider prospective, he decided to join Open University Alternative Medicine Council of India, Culcatta board in 1999. He was so touched and inspired by their teaching and broaden his knowledges in the fields of alternative medicine. Whilst modern science and its way of treatments are not for everyone and has great side affects, he got more curious and wanted go depth on it so he admitted Gandhi National Academy of Naturopathy, New Delhi in 2000. He is a follower of Osho and decided to follow the Sanyasi path life. Now he mainly practiced Tantric healing and reiki, where he is busy for healing the clients at Yeti Healing Temple, Lakeside Pokhara.

Aman​

Teacher

Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga & Ashtanga Yoga

Aman is trained in Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga in Rishikesh Yog peeth in Rishikesh. Training rooted in traditional style of Ghatastha Yoga (kriya, mudras and bandhas)as well as Hatha Yoga (intention-setting, asana, meditation and pranayama). He guide students along individual journeys and inspire them to live an empowered life.

Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga & Ashtanga Yoga

For many years Cecilie has been a dedicated yogi. In 2015 she decided to make her passion into her lifelyhood. After training in India she returned to Europe where she established and managed a yoga studio in Liverpool England and taught classes in Denmark and Portugal. Cecilie has also been a teacher at Vinyasa yoga school in Goa.

Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga & Ashtanga Yoga

Aura grew up in a very holistic and spiritual manner through family life and personal interest. Her career as a gymnast took up most of her upbringing and led Aura to coaching gymnastics at a young age. At the age of 17, she became a professional fitness instructor and taught outdoor fitness and mindful movement. A degree in Journalism was a goal for about 1 year, but Aura quickly realized that this style of education was not fit for her and left school to travel to India and learn the philosophy and practice of Yoga. For two years Aura has been teaching Yoga and Meditation at her home studio in Ontario, Canada and Just recently travelled back to India to teach Vinyasa Yoga and Alignment/Adjustment. Her studies continue through every walk of life through observation and inquiry. 

Krishna

Teacher

Philosophy, Pranayama & Meditation

An IT Professional turned spiritual aspirant, Krishna Sharma was born in a traditional and spiritual environment. With the quest of understanding the purpose of life, he quit the corporate world and set forth on a spiritual path, seeking bhiksha and staying in various ashrams of India from Rishikesh to Coimbatore; managing the spiritual and administration quotient of the Ashram. With his guru’s blessings, he has adopted a life to teach and spread yoga; by way of combining Yoga Philosophy with Scientific reasoning. 
His teachings combine the essence of the yogic world through the eyes of Bihar School of Yoga combined with the scientific reasoning of Isha Yoga Foundation.  He teaches Philosophy, Pranayam and Meditation.

Monika

Teacher

Hatha Yoga, Yoga Anatomy & Mantra

Monika is a motivated individual from a spiritual environment who is always forthcoming to inspire others to 
improve their spiritual, mental and physical well-being through the teachings of Yoga. Lived in Rikhiapeeth Ashram for 8 years and managed the administration and spiritual quotient of the Ashram along with Swamiji. To contribute towards her Guru’s mission, started disseminating the teachings of her Guru through Classical Hatha-Yoga and Anatomy. Before Ashram life, she taught Yoga for 3 Years using APMB as a module along with correct postures and positional adjustments to channelize the right energy flow. 
She is adept in conducting havans including Maha Mritunjay Havan for student’s well-being.