Our Yoga Teachers
Chandra Yoga is blessed to have experienced, well-educated, and certified Yoga instructors for imparting quality yoga teacher training courses. Our teachers are well efficient in traditional practices, various yoga styles, Ayurveda practices and ancient Indian therapies.
Dr. Sushil Yogi
(Patanjali Ashtanga Yoga, Traditional Hatha Yoga, Pranayama-Meditation Teacher)
Dr. Sushil Yogi is a highly experienced and educated yoga practitioner who loves to share his knowledge with others. He is the founder and Lead Trainer of Chandra Yoga International. A native of India, Dr. Sushil was born and raised in Haridwar, along with the banks of the sacred Ganges River. Yoga has been a part of his life from a very young age, as it was studied in his very traditional primary education of Gurukulam. Gurukulum (children’s school) is based on an Indian tradition of education which puts emphasis on ancient scriptures such as the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Geeta and Yoga Sutra, as well as Sanskrit Literature. Every day, the young students are taught to meditate, practice yoga, and participate in traditional fire ceremonies (Yagya). While other peers decided to go on to pursue other career paths, Dr. Sushil’s love of yoga persisted, and he continued on with his Yogic Studies at the University level.
Dr. Sushil’s credentials include a Ph.D. (Doctorate) in yoga philosophy, 2 year Master’s Degree in Human Consciousness and Yoga Science (M.Sc.), a one year Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga, a one year Diploma in Vedic Karmkand (Vedic rituals) and a 3 year Bachelor Degree in Science from Gurukul Kangri University, in Haridwar, India.Additionally, he joined many national and international seminars, conferences and published 2 research books.
Learning the traditional art of yoga and meditation with great Himalayan masters such as Swami Ramdevji, Swami Ved Bharti Ji, Dr. Ishwar Bhardwaj Ji, Dr. Surakshit Goswamiji and other western teachers inspired Dr. Sushil to continue to spread the joy of yoga to others. He began teaching yoga in 2003 to private clients. In 2006, he began facilitating yoga retreats and workshops in the USA, UK, Europe, Asia, and Japan. After returning to India in 2013, he felt the need to bring his knowledge to the many aspiring spiritual seekers who visit India each year and began the yoga teacher training program.
Students appreciate his unique style of yoga asana teaching, which is filled with uplifting energy, fusing yogic and modern science knowledge with his genuine loving nature and sense of humor. Dr. Sushil’s favorite subject to teach is Meditation and Pranayama, and he spends time outside of classes discussing the practice of meditation with students interested in learning more about it. His teaching blends the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Chakra-based philosophy, describing how we can eliminate suffering in our lives and cope with the human condition. His unique teaching style brings the ancient practices of yoga into a modern perspective, providing techniques for students to practice traditional Indian yoga in a way that is applicable to their lives today.
Siddhartha Veer, born in a traditional Indian family, grew up around the temples and ashrams of great sage Neem Karoli Baba. These ashram visits and wandering in Himalayan foothills gave him the deep spiritual understanding of the ancient Vedic wisdom.
As a result of his past and present life Samskaras, he had many opportunities to meet masters in the Yogic and the Vedantic traditions and still continues to. Among these masters whom he had met, M.M Swami Veda Bharati has caught his attention. Swami Veda was a great Vedic Scholar of this century. Siddhartha Veer has lived in his presence for some years studying Yoga, Vedanta and practicing many methods of meditation. His interest grew deeper in the art of Yoga and meditation which lead him to take Deeksha(initiation) from Swami Veda Bharati and live in Rishikesh by Mother Ganga to further Self-Realisation.
Siddhartha Veer comes from a tourism background. Rishikesh being the capital of Yoga has inspired him to teach Yoga Philosophy, meditation, Pranayama and meditative chants. Through his intuitive insight and style of teaching, he takes his students on a different level of understanding which shows his dedication towards Yoga. As his master has said to many- “The world has a misery, the world has suffered. Do what you can, to reduce the pain. Do what you can, to soothe their minds.”
He is a yoga practitioner and a socialist has learned yoga from famous yoga institute “kaivalyadhama” Lonavla, Pune. He has been practicing yoga since soon after finishing his school. He has worked with many yoga organizations like “Aatm Yogashala” and “International Vedic Yoga Center”. A social firm NGO “Happy Faces Foundation” actively involved into the causes of providing better child education and complete overall welfare is running under his loving guidance since 2013, in the area of Rishikesh. He is dynamically working to spread the fundamentals and basics of yoga with the foundation of a yoga school in Rishikesh.
(Asana & Pranayama Teacher- Hatha & Ashtanga traditions)
Sandy Lee empowers people to love themselves and the lives they lead. Her open heart manages to bring balance and peace to any kind of practice. In her classes, you can expect mindful concentration on awareness, breath, relaxation, and enjoyment of the senses.
Originally from the US, Sandy started practicing yoga asana over 15 years ago as a way to heal depression. She credits her first teacher, Eric Read, for inspiring her to lead a life as a yogini, taking her health back into her own hands. After several varied but unfulfilled years in corporate America, a job in social work brought Sandy to India in 2009, where she fell in love with the culture. On returning to the US, Sandy began leading asana classes, as well as providing therapeutic assistance with sensory deprivation tanks. In 2014 her two passions collided when she decided to further her yogic education and practice in India: first in classical Hatha with Chandra Yoga and subsequently in the Ashtanga primary series with Universal Yoga. Since then she has taught many Yoga Teacher Training Courses in India and has also shared her knowledge of yoga in Laos.
In addition to a yogic lifestyle, Sandy is currently learning Hindi (and Lao languages) and enjoys an occasional solo hike in the Himalayas. She’s also never adverse to a mindful mouthful of chocolate!
Student Testimony about Sandy:
“My soul smiled with delight the first time I was in your presence. My practice, teaching and breathing are more open and balanced because of the time we have been together.” Shannon Michael Pater, 200-Hour Student YTTC.
Brief Introduction: He is a yoga practitioner and a socialist, has learned yoga from famous yoga institute “kaivalyadhama” Lonavla, Pune.
He has been practicing yoga since 2003 soon after finishing his school. He has worked with many yoga organizations like “Himalayan Yogsansthan” and “Yoga Sutra Foundation”. Since 2012 a social firm NGO named “Happy Faces Foundation” is running under him. This NGO is working for child education in the area of Rishikesh.
Now with the Foundation of a yoga school in Rishikesh, he is actively working to spread fundamentals and basics of yoga.
Masters in yogic sciences
Yogi Devendra is a multi-style Yoga instructor who has a great approach towards his teachings.
He is a trained hatha yoga teacher. Professionally he has done certificate and diploma courses in Yogic Sciences and now he has completed his Masters in Yogic Sciences as well.
Apart from being a trained Hatha Yoga teacher, he is also well in Ashtanga-Vinyasa flow. His variety of this multi-style teaching makes him unique. He has a long-term experience of training people and giving them the exact foundation in their practices. He is a person with a dynamic personality and a very cool behavior towards his work.
He is a perfect Yogi.
(Pranayama, Meditation, & Hatha Yoga Teacher)
Born in the village of Bhaila.Chitrangana has been deeply rooted in the traditional practice of yoga since the age of 14-15. She follows the traditional lineage practice of Akhand yoga (Practice without break) based on the works of her Grand Gurudev swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati (The author of ‘Science of the soul). Her early childhood experience of yoga lends her a rich perspective on its practices & teachings.
Chitrangana ji has been involved in the teaching of yoga in India since 2008; she had imparted her extensive knowledge in yoga philosophy, Pranayama & meditation to numerous students and has inspired many onto a deeper path of yoga practice.
Her classes are full of fun, education 7 tailored to the needs of the students.
She specializes in the use of breathing exercises (Pranayama), Yogic locks (Bandhas) & Concentration techniques (Mudras) to clean the body and to enhance the power of concentration. Students will almost certainly leave her class with a deeper understanding of their practice.
She has completed her 2 years of diploma in Yoga From Yoga Mahavidhyala bhaila in 2008 along with it, she has also done 3 months certificate course in yoga from Punjabi University Patiala in 2010.
She has been very active in her yogic life as she had done one-year P.G Diploma in Yoga science from Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar in 2014.
In 2015 she completed her 200-hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh.
She is Perusing Master of science in Yoga from Rajasthan
We always found her energetic & gentle towards her work.
Yogi Rakesh is an Anatomy & Philosophy Teacher. He has completed Diploma in Anatomy & Philosophy and Diploma in Ayurveda as well.
⇒ His skill of explaining his knowledge to students is extremely great.
⇒ He has been teaching Yoga Anatomy & Yoga Therapy for last 2 years in many institutions.
⇒ He has experience of teaching students at very best.
⇒ He is a calm and happy personality, he is honest towards his work in each aspect.
(Ayurveda, Anatomy and Philosophy Teacher)
Dr. Vineet is a highly qualified Ayurvedic medical therapist. He received his Ayurvedacharya (B.A.M.S) Degree, in MedicalScience, from Gurukul Medical College, Haridwar, India. He is certified in Yoga and has also participated in the International Ayurveda and Panchkarma Congress, in New Delhi.
He has an experience in designing formulas of ayurvedic/herbal drugs/medicine as well as knowledge for the treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes, joint pains, obesity and skin disorders.
(Hatha & Shivananda Yoga Teacher)
Mimo was born in Chiba, Japan. She completed a 200-hour Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training course at the Neyyar Dharm, Kerala, India. Following this experience, Mimo continued her yoga education with the Maharishi Yoga Vihar foundation in Rishikesh, India, earning her 500-hour certificate. Additionally, Mimo completed a three-month yoga and meditation course with Kaivalyadham, in Lonavala, India. She also continued her education with a month intensive higher level meditation course in Thailand.
Since completing her yoga education, Mimo has been teaching meditation, yoga, and Philosophy. She has hosted yoga retreats, workshops, and teacher training courses in Japan, India, and Hawaii since 2007. In 2009, Mimo joined Chandra Yoga International as a teacher of Sivananda and Hatha Yoga. Our students love Mimo’s classes because of her calm demeanor and ability to help students to “feel” each asana as they perform it. We are very pleased to have Mimo as part of our teaching staff at Chandra Yoga.
“The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union”