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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

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.”



Amrit Pal Singh (Guru Mukh)

At the age of 7 years, Amrit was sent to a monastery by his parents where he lived for next 12 years. During his study years in monastery, he learnt different philosophies about life revealed to him by ancient Indian sages. This pious learning at an early age laid a strong spiritual foundation in his nature. At the monastery, he also came to learn about ancient meditation techniques through traditional hatha yoga practice.

After his monastery education, he took a diploma in Computer Science and started a career as web designer. In 2008, after working in the IT industry for 5 years, Amrit finally decided to quit his job and follow the path he believed he was born to tread upon. He received OSHO Sanyaas Initiation in the same year and OSHO’s vibrant spiritual lessons helped him in further on the path he has chosen for himself.

Since then he has been an inseparable part of yoga community. Here at Siddhi Yoga, he shares his understanding in the teachings of Traditional Hatha Yoga, Philosophies, Pranayama, Meditations and various Cleansing Processes, while occasionally expressing his being through Reiki, Singing and Playing a String Instrument called ‘Dilruba’.

As he puts it, “Yoga surely helps to stay relaxed in any degree of situational and emotional intensity.”


Anne Haack

Anne is a certified yoga teacher and massage therapist. Being intensely involved in yoga since 2001, Anne has practiced and taught yoga across Europe and in Rishikesh, India. She started her yoga journey with Hatha Yoga practice, which she learned through video lessons. Since then, Anne has broadened her yoga awareness and today she is an expert at Kundalini, Bikram, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. Currently residing in Berlin, she teaches several forms of yoga in different studios and retreats in Berlin and Morocco, as well as gives private classes at her home in Berlin. She is also the co-founder of Desert U Retreat, a yoga and wellness retreat, in Morocco.

For Anne, yoga is the way to find balance within. Yoga has shown her how to control one’s mind and become aware of one’s true potential. That is why today she works with the sole aim of showing people how yoga can transform their lives completely.


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.


Patrycja

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.


Merel Martens

Merel has a degree in Medicine and International Public Health but her real love and interest is in yoga. She teaches yoga in Amsterdam at her yoga studio and is involved with Siddhi Yoga in India as a guest teacher.

An expert in vinyasa yoga, she uses her unique style of teaching. Her motto in life is that yoga principles should not be restricted to the mat and instead become the way of life.