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.
DeepBorn under the name Deepak Kumar, Deep began his yoga journey in 1994 at Tapovan Dhyan Dham Vidyapeeth, a classical yoga ashram located at the foothills of the Himalayas. After learning yoga with its core traditional values, Deep pursued advanced yoga teacher training course at the world renowned Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute. There he was trained in various yoga forms and learnt Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama extensively.
His love for Patanjali Yoga Sutras has enabled him to portray these ancient rules of practicing yoga to modern society in a contemporary way. This, combined with his understanding of anatomy, physiology, and psychology help students in going deeper into yoga practice by adapting a balance d mix of traditional and modern approach.
Deep is an ERYT-500 affiliated yoga teacher approved by Yoga Alliance, USA. Apart from that, he is also associated with International Yoga Federation, Europe and is registered with Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute. In his prolific career as a yoga teacher, he has taught yoga in many countries including Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Egypt and Holland.
Deep also conducts Corporate Yoga Training workshops, in which he teaches about healing different body systems. He specializes in mind-body techniques and help students in getting relieved from the impacts of stress and anxiety on mind and body.
In the spirit of yoga, he provides free yoga lessons in many charitable organizations. Recently, he has also published a book on yoga therapies for common ailments such as anxiety, asthma, hypertension, diabetes, chronic pain, etc.
Deep firmly believes that Yoga is a combination of science and art that guides us towards the right way of living.
Any Tom, Dick & Harry can practice & teach asana. The modern world has become obsessed with asana that they forget that it is merely one of the many limbs of yoga. For those seeking the true essence of yoga - yoga as a way of life - Deep is the right person to go to.
- Ee Lee Ong, Malaysia
I had the pleasure to be in Deep's company as a host for 3 weeks in Egypt. Deep is a bundle of joy and has an overflow of happiness that affects everyone around him. I took the yin yoga TTC with Deep, which gave me a clear understanding about the correct asanas, my body, my breath, that didn't just help me with my Yoga practice but with my life in general! Thank you Deep for coming to egypt and helping so many students.
-Abir Shakineh Yehia, Egypt
Joining Deep's Teacher Training Course was one of the best decisions I have ever made and what I learned has far exceeded any of the expectations I ever had. Deep, you have taught me how to handle the stresses and complications in life with a smile on my face and a genuine feeling of happiness no matter what. Not only has my mind grown and developed but my body is also changing - my posture is improving and I feel stronger and healthier. You have taught me that yoga is a way of life and I love this life, I love you and I love all the people I have met along the way! Thank you!
-Marie Conlon, Ireland
Dear friends, If you are looking for a real understanding of yoga, to learn more about the benefits of the asana, the magic of silence, the wonder of the breath and you feel ready for the inner journey....then I would highly recommend you to join the Teacher Training Course with Deep. He is the most wonderful teacher and great friend I have met, he has such a light way to teach. He wants you to be happy and free! His loving way makes every yoga class unforgettable. Thank you very much Deep for a this amazing time.
-Yvonne Teja, Switzerland
I am happy for Joining this Teacher Training Course by Deep . If I never take the very first step to join this, I would never know that I could even go further. From the very first day, I voiced out my main purpose of joining this is to learn what is actually yoga, and I am happy that Deep has given me the answer. With meditation, my mental and physical body have gotten a relief. I have learnt a lot throughout this course, especially alignment in asanas and with correct alignment, therapeutic effect comes by itself with those asanas. Deep has never failed to listen to my questions and trying his best to work on the problem according to our body anatomy. To me, this is somehow life changing and I have found my passion in yoga Namaste~
-Woon Sin Lee, Malaysia
Tantra Yin Yoga Training with Deep in New Delhi: a real jewel!!!! It's been a great opportunity and a great honour to have been able to participate in this very unique training, that for the first time integrates Yoga, Tantra and Tao without clashes. It brings the complementary aspects of each of these disciplines together, while keeping the essence that is common to all of them. Not only the training is unique, Deep is a very unique yoga instructor that lives what he teaches and in this way it inspires with his own example. His approach is very sincere, as he shares what is in his heart and what he knows from direct experience (not just from the books), so much wisdom!!! At the same time it is lots of fun, resourceful, spontaneous, developing continuously, relaxing, meditative,... so many qualities and talents are shared through Deep! A great teacher to learn from and a great man to be around! ;-) All the gratitude Deep!!!
-Adelina Abad-Pedrosa, Spain
Parveen NairParveen Nair is a uniquely inspiring teacher. He is best known for his ability to help students and teachers embody their spiritual practice in Yoga. He has refined his methods of teaching in the Advaita Vedanta school of thought. His non dualistic approach towards Yoga has allowed his students to build an authentic Yoga practice. Parveen Nair is an accomplishes classical Indian dancer. His yogic journey begin when he was awarded an International scholarship to further his studies in classical dance in India under the Indian Council of Cutural Exchange for 4 year.
While in India he pursued his interest in Yoga at the Shivananda Ashram in Neyyar Kerala where. Parveen return to Malaysia in 2004 and started teaching yoga in Kuala Lumpur. Parveen’s passion for Iyengar yoga developed after he came across Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar’s most acclaimed yoga book , “The Light of Yoga“. He was drawn into the emphasis on precision and alignment as well as the teachings of the Yoga Sutras. His years of practice and teaching reflect his commitment towards Yoga.
Parveen had spent many of his years studying under many acclaimed Iyengar Yoga Teachers from 2005 onwards. Later obtaining his certification in Iyengar yoga, Parveen found Swarupa Iyengar Yoga Studio in Malaysia and had natured many to the path of Yoga. Parveen has also conducted many successful Yoga workshops in Malaysia and abroad.
His innate interest in Self-realisation had made him a devoted student of Advaita Vedanta philosophy .Parveen studies Advaita Vedanta regularly under his teacher Maha Mandaleswar Swami Abhishek Chaitanya Giri in Rishikesh at Jagad Guru Sanyas Ashram. Parveen is inspired by the teaching of Sri Ramana Maharishis and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaja. Parveen takes a simple, direct and sublime approach towards yoga. Change of action is not spirituality but change of attitude is.
Guru MukhAt the age of 7 years, Guru Mukh 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, Guru Mukh 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."
I knew within the first few moments of meeting Gurumukh that he was a true yoga teacher who does not merely practice and teach yoga, but truly lives by it in each moment. I have been fortunate to have been around many great yoga teachers, and none of them with as deep a commitment and complete understanding of yoga as him. If you are looking to learn yoga in it's truest form, you couldn't find anyone better in all of India. He has the ability to take difficult to understand concepts and turn them into relatable experiences for his students. Everyone in our training immediately fell in love with him and shared a deep connection to his teaching style which is full of laughter, joy, love and insight. He is not just a teacher but a dear friend, a mentor, and a student himself. I feel so, so lucky to have met him and to be able to call him my friend.
- Adam Carney, Los Angeles, CA
Gurumukh was my philosophy teacher during my teacher training and I think that he is one of the most inspiring persons I met . In his philosophy classes he was sharing the ancient and traditional practices of yoga as well as talking on many philosophical questions of a great importance then and now. With a good sense of empathy and flexibility he was open to explore whatever came up in the class , picking up every student on his own level of understanding . Gurumukhs words are profound and deep but still there is always a lot of space for joy and laughter. He is one of those teachers with whom you feel that they are living their wisdom every single day . Under his gentle and warm guidance we could create a space for gaining a deeper understanding how important love and togetherness are. In Meditation classes we explored many different ways and techniques to find meditation and exchanged our experiences. The compound of deep wisdom and his spreading joy personality is very authentic and unique and touched my heart deep inside.
- Lena Borowski, Germany
Dr. Amrita SharmaWell 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.
Dr. Sumit SharmaDr. Sumit is expert in the field of Physical Therapy and posture imbalance and sedentary life disorders.
He did his Masters of Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Orthopedic Branch and diploma in Sports Medicine from West Bengal. He is also a certified Pilate's trainer from Indian Academy of Fitness Training Mangalore. His simple and contemporary style of delivering deep and practical knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology endear him to his students. He has taught few hundred students from more than 35 countries and he mainly focus on the therapeutic aspects of yoga.
How the different postural imbalance or spinal disorders can be corrected. Since childhood he is leaving around the himlayas in rishikesh. He has a good knowledge of Ayurveda and good hands on pain relief techniques and also conducted different workshops on yoga functional anatomy, massage therapy, soft tissue release, myofascial release and pain relief techniques. He is a lead teacher in academy of manual medicine.
At present He is working as a Head of Department at Nirmal Ashram Hospital Rishikesh and Chief Physiotherapist at Shiva Cricket Academy Rishikesh. He did his Certificate in Manual Therapy from Capri Institute New Delhi under the guidance of Dr. Deepak Kumar the only Accredited Mulligan Therapy Teacher in INDIA.
He has tremendous experience orthopedics surgeries rehabilitation program. He dealt more than 500 cases of orthopedic disorders and postural disorders.
Sumit is a true example of great teaching practice. He delivered the anatomy modules in a uniquely coherent, assimilated way. Not only were his classes informative and thorough but also enjoyable.
From the execution of the anatomy content to delivering his expertise in an interesting and valuable way, I feel very confident and look forward in now transferring this knowledge to my students as a new yoga teacher
- Janine Jauvel, UK
During my month long stay in Rishikesh, Dr. Sumit Sharma was my anatomy and physiology professor. Dr. Sharma is truly an inspiration. He has a solid foundation of the material and finds unique ways to engage and challenge his students. Throughout my time in India, Dr. Sharma always demonstrated an enormous wealth of information as well as an infectious passion for the subject matter. I highly recommend him as a teacher.
- Megan Lear, USA
Sindhuja MurthySindhuja is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and hold a master’s degree in the same. She has worked with Bharat Thakur’s Artistic Yoga (BTAY) as a senior trainer in Dubai & Mumbai from 2011 to 2013 and has facilitated several successful corporate workshops during her stint with BTAY.
Sindhuja is Ashtanga Viniyasa Certified teacher from Varkala, Kerela. She has attended a month long intensive workshop under the guidance of internationally renowned David Garrigues (Certified Ashtanga Viniyasa Teacher from KPJAYI Mysore) in Kovalam. To understand the structure of Siddhi Yoga program she has also attended one month program under the guidance of ‘Deep’.
Yogacharya Sandeep PandeyYogacharya Sandeep Pandey was born in a traditional Brahamna Family and was sent to Gurukul at the age of 8. At the Gurukul he studied the Yajurveda and mastered all the 16 Samskaras along with Yogasana, Pranayama, Shat Kriyas etc.
He participated in many National level Yoga championship in India and won prizes. However, his quest for knowing the inner self through yoga lead him to Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama where under the direct guidance of H.H. Swami Veda Bharati, he studied and practiced the deeper and subtler aspect of Raja Yoga.
He has been teaching Yogasana Philosophy, Meditation, Pranayama and Shat Karma to various students across the globe at Swami Rama Sadhka Grama. Sandeep holds a Master’s Degree in Yoga and Indian Philosophy from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. He is a guest teacher at the Banaras Hindu University and he teaches at the International Yoga festival.
EdwardEdward is an E-RYT affiliated yoga teacher approved by Yoga Alliance, USA. He has lead various yoga programs for all skill levels, from beginning to advance around the world. He teach yoga postures with a scientific way based on modern anatomy and physiology where students come to know how to use body with a different perspective. He is passionate about health of Mind and Body; Mental and Physical Body. Enjoy inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long–term health and fitness goal. He is teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, Ying and Yang, Therapy Yoga and Thai Massage Yoga in Malaysia.
ZhenAs a yoga instructor and as a co-founder of Yoga Deep in Malaysia, Zhen believes in the healing power of Love, Sharing and Support. Love and Trust through understanding Yoga sutras of ‘ Patanjali”.
Zhen has been practicing Yoga for over 10 years and teaching for last 5 years. She is one of the founders of Yoga Deep and Yoga Spirit Festival Malaysia. Students appreciate Zhen’s unique ability to create flowing of the energy with comfortable sequence and also building up the flexibility and strength that is challenging without injuries. She always encourages her students to understand their body and limit and also offer various variation and options so that students can do what is good for their body.
Zhen has been conducting Unique Magical Ball Therapy workshops in Malaysia and regular classes such as Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, General Yoga Therapy, Scoliosis Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga, Pregnancy yoga and taught Unique Magical Ball therapy in Yoga Spirit Festival Malaysia and Murfest Malaysia.
"Any Tom, Dick & Harry can practice & teach asana. The modern world has become obsessed with asana that they forget that it is merely one of the many limbs of yoga..."
"Who am i.... Who are You... I am just a living thing at this PRESENT moment. Yoga is not only a physical exercise but a healing breathing yoga Pranayama..."
"Deep, thank you very much for everything! The Pranayama and Meditation course was more than what I had expected..the classroom experience..."
"I joined Deep's class during a time when I was battling both emotional and physical defeat. And I am happy to say the classes really lifted my spirit in life and healing..."
"Enjoy every moment during teacher training. Thank you very much! teacher Deep.Namaste :)"
"Tantra Yin Yoga Training with Deep in New Delhi: a real jewel!!!! It's been a great opportunity and a great honour to have been able to participate..."
"The Yin Yoga Training in Delhi with Deep was fantastic! I found him to be loving, caring and knowledgeable with loads of integrity and honor..."
"A total new journey in my learning path. Feeling so grateful and blessed to have you guiding me to explore more to inner self and personal growth..."
"I feel lucky and blessed to have been a participant in Deep's Neo Tantra Yin YTT in New Delhi / Dec 2014. After one week only I felt so much more as well energized..."
"No bull shit! Awesome teacher!"
"An honor and a blessing to have you as my teacher. It has been an amazing journey and this beautiful journey continues. Namaste :)"
"I had the pleasure to be in Deep's company as a host for 3 weeks in Egypt. Deep is a bundle of joy and has an overflow of happiness that affects everyone around him..."
"Deep is one of the best yoga teachers around. His yoga philosophy is profound and comes from the very core of the original yoga taught by the old yogis in India..."
"Deep – everyone in TTC loves Deep as he has proven himself to be a Dedicated, Enriching, Entertaining & Passionate Teacher Trainer..."
"I knew within the first few moments of meeting Gurumukh that he was a true yoga teacher who does not merely practice and teach yoga ..."
"Gurumukh was my philosophy teacher during my teacher training and I think that he is one of the most inspiring persons ..."
"Philosophy lectures with our smiley Guru Mukh were definitely my favourite. I connected with him instantly ..."
"I have never been much of a religious person, and only found spirituality a few years back when starting my yoga practice. For about a 10 year period..."
"Sumit is a true example of great teaching practice. He delivered the anatomy modules in a uniquely coherent, assimilated way..."
"During my month long stay in Bali, Dr. Sumit Sharma was my anatomy and physiology professor. Dr. Sharma is truly an inspiration..."