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Teachers at Siddhi Yoga

Teachers at Siddhi Yoga aim to bring about a transformational change in their students. With knowledge, skill, patience and empathy they help every student achieve the divinity of yoga.

Mahinder Prasad (Guru Mahi)

Mahinder was blessed to be born in a family which was committed to yoga and other vedic sciences. He started learning yoga from his father at an early age. In his adolescence years, he travelled across ashrams around India, meeting gurus and sages and absorbing knowledge from them.

He is an advocate of therapeutic yoga and believes that our body needs the balance of yoga and Ayurveda to keep all ailments at bay.

Mahi, has certifications from Yoga Alliance in USA and Canada with E-RYT 200 and E-RYT 500, an E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) by Yoga Alliance International India and recognition from Indian government.

Madhur Rajpal (Veet Jayo)

Madhur lives and breathes yoga. Introduced to yoga at a very young age, Madhur took to the knowledge with great enthusiasm. As he pursued higher education, his love for yoga didn’t fade into the background – instead it grew with each passing day. An M.Sc. in computer science, Madhur realized that his true calling was not the IT world but the realms of yoga.

Madhur has certifications from Yoga Alliance in USA and Canada, an E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) by Yoga Alliance International India and recognition from Indian government. Madhur is master of “Bio Dynamic Breath and Trauma Release” as well and helped his students in this area.

20 years of dedicated practice has made Madhur an accomplished practitioner of Ashtanga, Kundalini, Tantra, and Hatha styles of yoga, along with the deep knowledge of meditations styles, pranayama, rebalancing, Ayurveda , and more such Vedic sciences. His immense knowledge and his affable nature make him one of the most popular yoga teachers.

Acharya Yogesh

Acharya Yogesh’s keen interest in yoga and alternate healing along with love for science have allowed him to not only master the art of yoga and vedic healing sciences but have also helped him build his yogic lessons atop scientific reasoning. His lessons are interesting and inspiring for the students.

Yogesh has expertise in alternate healing using chakra therapy/cleansing and balancing using Ayurveda, Chakra therapy, mudra therapy, yoga and pranic healing.

Dr. Amrita Sharma

Well known for her teachings worldwide, Dr. Amrita has trained thousands of aspiring yoga teachers in different parts of the world. She delivers lectures and seminars on various topics such as Ayurveda, naturopathy, stress management, chakra healing, yoga and meditation, as well as conducts special workshops on women welfare.

She began her journey in the field of health and wellness after graduating in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from an eminent university in India. After which she continued to enhance her knowledge through Ayurvedic research and further studies. Her passion for natural herbs and their medical utilities finally led her to study yoga and naturopathy in greater depth.

She is a well-known writer and her work is published in several leading health magazines. She also continues to participate in several radio talk shows to give advice on how to cure various health issues and improve lifestyle and sheds light on importance of Ayurveda.

Her belief is that true health transcends beyond the physical body and reflects one’s mental agility and spiritual wellbeing – something that can only be achieved through yoga.

Arianne Burchart

Arianne is fascinated by the language of the body/mind. The ultimate communication source for spatial poetry, and yet the best thermometer of the self. Her classes are best described as free flow with a hint of yin. Reconnecting with the self, rediscovering, constantly inquiring, breathing through the moment that is now, are recurring aspects that define her style, on and off the mat. During her travels she has encountered many wonderful teachers, with many different backgrounds, that have touched her practice and teaching as it is today. Much gratitude goes out to them. Kaitiza Satya, Marco Bianco, Sandra Bianco (astanga vinyasa tt 200 hr) Paul & Suzee Grilley, Anat Geiger (yin yoga), Louise Ellis, Gabriele Severini (asthanga), Bo Forbes (yoga therapy) Rusty Wells (bhakti flow), Noah McKenna (anatomy), Peggy Hackney, Ciel Wertz, Valery Preston Dunlop (LABAN movement analysis/dance therapy) Deborah Hay, Julyan Hamilton (instant choreography) just to name a few.

Besides her work as a yoga teacher, Arianne also creates and teaches dance and related events, for very diverse groups and locations. Arianne is a seasoned yoga teacher and yoga therapist, who has worked with many people of different ages and abilities on their path. Her main occupation is teaching yin-yang yoga classes, giving private sessions, teaching workshops/trainings in yoga therapy, yin yoga, anatomy, art of teaching and teacher training modules for different international schools and studios.


Hari had the privilege of being born in a family who followed the teachings of Raman Maha Rishi’s , living in a village in Himalaya Mountains, which many believe is the home of yoga. The family environment allowed him to start his yoga journey at a very young age. As he grew older, he started to take yoga lessons from learned yogis and sages in the vicinity who taught him that yoga can only be learned from within and a person himself is his best teacher.

Later under the guidance of Sharat Arora, a great Iyengar guru, he began to practice Iyenger yoga, which he continues to practice as well as teach at Siddhi Yoga. Hari believes that physical and mental peace can come only through proper alignment of the body in yoga postures is the key to physical and mental peace, and loves to share his wealth of knowledge with his students. In his words, “Yoga as a way to uncover the complete potential of liberation, which is dormant in every human being.”

Anushree Singh

Graduated with honors in yoga philosophy from Mumbai University , Anuhree was first introduced to hatha yoga by her guru Dr. Omanand Ji at Paramanand Ashram Indore. She completed her 200 hrs teacher training program in hatha yoga and yoga therapy,and conducts therapeutic classes related to diseases of the endocrine system including Thyroid, diabetes, insomnia, and hormonal imbalances and autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis. She has profound knowledge of yoga anatomy and has taught YTTC students in Rishikesh and Goa. Including classes in yoga philosophy , physiology and meditation.

Anushree has studied the breathing patterns in detail including digital pranayama and breathing techniques in yoga practice. She is also proficient in ashtanga yoga which was initiated by her French teacher who is a student at Pittabha Jois Yogashala in Mysore .

Her style of simplifying complex postures is unique, and her approach to hatha yoga is not merely physical but spiritual thereby introducing yoga to her students in a different light .

Petra Leschingerova

Petra has a strong background and education in fitness and nutrition for competitive sports for over 10 years. Since 2012 she focuses on Yoga as she felt that this is her true path from the first contact. To her Yoga is the intense synthesis of body, mind and soul and thus the only way to find to balance in your current life. She continuously studies the Mythology and Philosophy of Yoga on the search for a deeper understanding. Her Yoga is inspired by Vinyasa and Ashtanga flow styles. But she also strongly considers the benefits and possibilities of therapeutic yoga. In Munich, Germany she teaches at her Yoga Studio Pure Asana.


From an early age, Patrycja was surrounded by natural healers and medical practitioners. Deep interest and curiosity about human beings and their place in nature directed her to study western and eastern philosophy, psychology, and religion. Simultaneously she also practiced martial arts, dance, massage therapy, and Reiki. Her experimentation with alternate sciences led her to yoga and the body-mind connection. A degree in physiotherapy and several years of work with people with ailments gave her a good base for developing her own techniques that were structured and enriched by a dedicated yoga practice. This culmination of her vast knowledge into the practice of yoga allowed her to help others successfully. Putting together Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and sports along with yogic science and psychology, Patrycja specializes in personal coaching based on a holistic approach to health and well-being. She brings all her knowledge and experience into her yoga teachings here at Siddhi Yoga, Rishikesh.

Bjoern Marcus

Born in Denmark, Bjoern started working with his body at a very early age studying dance from the age of 4, transitioning from working as a professional dancer to the fitness industry but always practicing yoga for recovering his physical and mental balance. Having completed his YTTC with Siddhi Yoga in 2013, under the careful tutelage of Guru Mahi, Bjoern continued on to teach with Siddhi Yoga as well as in Guru Mahi's own drop in class studio in Goa. Passionate about the philosophy behind the world of Yoga and various styles such as Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Vinyasa, Bjoern's deep passion lies within the therapeutic powers of asana practice on both the body and mind.

Amy Rae Ruben

Amy is originally from Portland, Oregon. An avid sportsperson, Amy’s frequent knee injuries familiarized her to yoga; and on discovering the multitude of benefits that yoga brings to a person, she took to yoga with reverence. She took RYT 200 & RYT 500 courses and today is an accomplished practitioner and teacher. From being unaware, to getting to know yoga, to committing herself to yoga, Amy understands the transitions that one goes through in their journey with yoga. She is happy to answer any questions that students have in their mind about yoga and helps them, at a personal level, to overcome their fears and inhibitions and bask in the radiance of yoga.

Buddhi Prakash

Buddhi Prakash has been practicing yoga and sadhna(meditation) from early childhood. He is a disciple of Maharshri Mahesh Yogi and was initiated into the Shankarcharya tradition by the great guru. He has post graduate degree in yoga philosophy and a D.N.Y.S in Yoga and Transcendental Meditation.

He is accomplished in yoga, meditation, reiki and other vedic literature. His simple style and loving nature have made him immensely popular among yoga lovers.

Emma Bonnici

Emma Bonnici is an international Yoga teacher and Ayurveda Therapist. She has studied Yoga and Ayurveda for over 10 years. A successful event planner by profession, who has worked closely with International Indian Film Awards for events in Macau, India and Sri Lanka, Emma follows her passion for yoga whole-heartedly. Before joining Siddhi Yoga, she had been taking out time to come to India twice a year to practice and teach yoga. Emma trained as a yoga teacher with the International Sivananda organization in Vietnam and as a Children’s Yoga Teacher with Rainbow Kids Yoga in London. She completed her Ayurveda Therapist training with Dr Vinod at the Ayuskama Ayurveda and Panchakarma Centre in India.

Emma teaches with enthusiasm, care and attention to detail. She brings knowledge gained from her own personal practice and provides strong encouragement and support in her classes. An avid traveller, Emma connects herself with others through yoga. She has also written a weekly yoga column for an Indian national newspaper, The Hindustan Times.