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

Dr Sushil Yogi - hatha yoga teacher training india(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.


Sandy Lee

(Asana & Pranayama Teacher- Hatha & Ashtanga traditions)Sandy Lee
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.


Yogacharya Amit

(Ashtanga Teacher)Yogacharya Amit
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.

 


Yogi Devendra

(Hatha Teacher)

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.


Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith(Hatha Yoga Asana Teacher, Administrative Team)
Rachel was first exposed to yoga while she attended university and utilized it as a way to cope with the stress of her academic load. After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy, she became busy with her career as a recreation therapist and artist, and her yoga practice became secondary. It did not take long for her to realize that in order to find peace, her priorities needed to shift. A lover of travel, she decided to rethink things and take a journey to India and complete her 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training with Chandra Yoga. The TTC was life changing for her, as she finally had the opportunity to devote herself to the practice and understand its application to her life. She has been working with Chandra Yoga since 2013, which included some time to teach asana in the USA. She delights in welcoming the new students to each TTC and loves to see the community that is built each course with students attending from all over the world.

She hopes to bring the life-changing benefits of yoga to those who feel they are not “flexible enough” or hold any other limiting beliefs about themselves. Her style of teaching emphasizes the use of mindfulness as a technique for carrying your asana practice into your everyday life. For her, asana is a moving meditation and a place to find peace amidst the chaos of life. Yoga for her is both humbling and empowering, and she hopes that she is able to use her life as a testimony to the peace that yoga brings.


Chitrangana Ji

(Pranayama, Meditation, & Hatha Yoga Teacher)Chitrangana

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.

 


Rakesh

(Anatomy Teacher)Dr Rakesh

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.


Dr. Vineet

teacher_vineet(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.


Mimo

Mimo(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.


 

rabindra-nath-tagore“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”

-Rabindranath Tagore