About Yoga Dhyan
Welcome to the Yogadhyan. Our idea is to introduce you on the path of spiritual yoga and bring a difference in you, transforming your life, and make you as an inspiring international yoga teacher.
In a very short span, Yogadhyan has achieved a good feedback from the yoga lovers everywhere throughout the world.
The organization is not only for Yoga Teacher Training but also has the exploration wings that do dynamic research in the ancient yoga philosophy. The guidelines and directions implemented by the organization are as indicated by the yogic way of life that assists any yoga student who can show interest in learning and practice the yogic culture effectively.
Every course offered by Yogadhyan is certified by the Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International. The students can find a peaceful atmosphere here to learn yoga with the personal involvement and path offered by the specialists in the yoga philosophy. By setting up an individual association, the students can generate culture to develop physical and spiritual awareness in their life.
Present day services with a direct yogic way of life make western students to learn and practice yoga at ease. Yoga is not only a physical exercise but rather an entire way of life for complete well-being. With our well-experienced yoga teachers to guide you, we wish to take you on a learning venture through yoga, demonstrating to you the best practices to carry on with a yogic way of life.
We would like to develop your insight and complete understanding and practicing of Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, helping you to associate with your actual nature both spiritually and physically. In understanding this real nature you can start working and observing with your mind, body, and soul.
Our Teachers at yoga Dhyan
SAKSHI: Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT)
A Senior Yoga Teacher at Yoga Dhyan, Sakshi has been hooked to the practice since her first class. She has been practicing yoga and sharing her expertise in this field for almost 15 years. Having a profound interest in fitness since childhood, she began by practicing different styles of yoga such as Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa flow, Iyengar yoga and Restorative / Yin yoga.
To flourish in her physical practice, she took up a special training of Iyengar yoga from Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), Pune. Overwhelmed by the meticulous teachings of yoga poses, she continued practicing Iyengar yoga with the correct use of props. She soon realized that alignment plays a big role in a yoga teacher’s life. It is not just alignment of the body that one should acquire; the journey is from aligning your body to your breath, breath to your mind and mind to your being. After a couple of years of practicing Iyengar Yoga, she, however, felt the need to integrate dynamic yoga movements in her daily practice.
Hence, she visited Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), Mysore. According to her, one can achieve the maximum benefit of traditional yoga practices by being in an authentic and holistic environment. After mastering ashtanga vinyasa primary series, she is now working on the second series.
Over a period of time, she realized that through activities of fitness you can explore the limitations of your mind and body, but through yoga, you can go beyond your mind and body. Yoga gives you an exposure to that which is limitless. It will show you another dimension of your being. She instantly fell in love with Yoga and started practicing it conscientiously.
She has gained interest in studying yoga philosophy and different meditation techniques.
Her passionate attitude towards yoga philosophy has enabled her to teach and share the understanding in her classes. She says, “In order to practice yoga one needs to understand true essence of the subject. Real practice of yoga is knowing what meditation is and using different techniques to know yourself.” She resonates with Buddha’s technique of meditation which is ‘Sakshin’ meaning meditation in Sanskrit. This is where her name is derived from.
Sakshi has dedicated her life to yoga. Her aim is to serve the society by spreading more awareness regarding yoga and meditation to those who are true seekers.
Gaining inspiration from her mother, Yog Siddho started practicing yoga since early childhood. As she was very active in sports, she began practicing yoga for fitness reasons. However, she realized that yoga is not a workout but a work in process.
Coming from the southern part of India, Yog Siddho studied for a couple of months in the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Madurai and practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series Yoga across multiple Yoga schools in Mysore. Her thirst for knowledge drove her to various yoga schools around the country, where she got a taste of the different dimensions of yoga and meditation.
Her passion to study biology compelled her to delve into the anatomy of the human body. Yog Siddho is currently the anatomy trainer at our school. Her main emphasis is on learning the alignment for each asana with the correct use of various Iyengar set props like bricks, belts and bolsters, in order to practice an injury-free yoga. “The therapeutic benefits acquired through these practices come as a cherry on the cake!” she says.
She is trained and guided by her yoga teacher; a Himalayan yogi who has been practicing yoga for many decades. She wants all her students to practice Yoga to slow down their degeneration and aging process. Her experiences have taught her that the body has its own intelligence and it only awakens when the mind is calm, serene and sane. This helps the brain to function to it’s optimal capacity.
Having a command over her voice, she pumps up the energy of her students by her instructions and adjustments during the asana practice. She helps them reach a passive meditative state by the time they reach Shavasana. Her cheerful and positive attitude make her classes lively and energetic. She is always up for student-teacher interactions and group discussions.
Following the footsteps of B.K.S Iyengar, who at the age of 95 said “I am still a raw beginner in yoga.” She believes that Yoga is a life-long skill and takes an immense amount of dedication, sincerity and commitment. Hence, according to her, a good teacher is one who is a good student.
“Yoga is the search for love. Meditation is when you sit by yourself. When you share your meditation with someone else, it is love. And when love is made visible it becomes work.” says Yog Siddho.
She is a trained classical music singer as well. She has been playing the piano and harmonium since her school days. Being on the path of bhakti yoga, her meditation classes involve lots of dancing, singing and celebrations. She believes that it is a perfect way to end the day! She conducts various kirtan and musical events at school through which the students practice love and kindness.
Yog Siddho celebrates life everyday, as there is no reason to not rejoice it!
Yog Taru was born and brought up in the land of Kashi Hindu Ghats, Varanasi (Banaras). Having grown up in a traditional Hindu family, she was exposed to yoga and its philosophies since her childhood. Her father, who is a disciple of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar School of Yoga, started teaching her basic yoga practices and breathing techniques since she was 5 years old. From the age of 10, she started paying yearly visits to the Bihar School of Yoga with her father and spent a month learning the traditional vedantic, tantric and yogic teachings. Being a traditional family, yogic philosophy was not merely a theoretical pursuit but a lifestyle for them. Growing up, she had a thorough understanding of all the main Hindu literature. According to her, philosophy unleashes the higher truths which need to be thought upon, verified, applied and absorbed.
Apart from giving importance to ancient philosophies, her parents also introduced her to the modern science. She did her schooling from Rajghat Besant School in Varanasi, the second oldest school of Krishnamurti Foundation, where she got acquainted with the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, an enlightened master. Being interested in arts, she did her higher education in architecture and worked as an architect for 2 years in Varanasi.
However, her passion to learn yoga never stopped. Hence, in 2011 she decided to leave her job and dedicate her life to yoga and meditation. Her journey took her to Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Uttarkashi where she learned different styles of yoga; Hatha vinyasa flow, Ashtanga and Sivananda. After being exposed to such intensive asana practices, she realized that meditation happens only when mind and body are aligned.
If the body is fit and the mind is stable, one can reach the state of pure consciousness. Realising the importance of asana practice, she started working on the physical aspect as well. She keeps herself open to learning and adapting new forms which help her to deepen the understanding of the subject.
Yog Taru felt an urge to spread this awareness to people around her. She wants to sow the seed of yoga and meditation in every individual. She feels, everybody must question themselves; who they really are in this world of impermanence? Are they really this body and mind or there is something beyond this?
After learning and sharing in different schools in India, she came across Yoga Dhyan School and did a 300-Hr YTT course here. Being tuned with the vision of our school, which is to spread this authentic and profound knowledge of yoga and meditation worldwide, she became a part of our team.
Her deep understanding and self-experience in philosophy makes her classes explicative and interesting. She is the main meditation teacher at our school. Her classes are filled with mystical practices of meditations. The evening meetings held at school are filled with chanting which is complemented by her melodious voice and celebration!
Yoga Taru says- Yoga is meant for everybody irrespective of age, sex, level of practice or physical condition. It’s never too late to start the practice of yoga. Yoga is not a competition on how flexible and fit one is; rather it’s a journey towards one’s own self!