Our Teachers

“Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.”— Sidney Hook

Our Teachers

Rightly said, there could not be a better expression or a thought that could describe the role and importance of a Yoga teacher in the creation of a well-nourished student. The same reality multiplies when it comes to shaping the mind, body, and spirit. The age-old system of Yoga has stood by us all these millennia as the legacy has been duly shared and preserved by its disciples ever since its origin, who later on become the preachers and gurus to spread the word further and so the wisdom continues to flourish.

Without the presence of these Yoga marvels as teachers, the science and its miracles might simply cease to exist. We, at Shwaasa, place a specific significance when it comes to our faculty. And, so we have gathered none but the best of the globe to be the crucial members of the Shwaasa Faculty panel.

As the gurus assemble at the Shwaasa Yoga Center as the propagators of peace, love, wisdom, and enlightenment through the eternal route of yoga, we get to make sure that each of our student whether undergoing a Yoga TTC or participating in a Retreat receives the most avowed education of the Yogic Science.

Our teachers place an equal prominence on both the theoretical and practical aspects of the learning as part of their teaching methods so that the students can develop on a holistic level as Yoga practitioners and future mentors of this discipline. The aim is not to create graduates, the aim is to create and nurture the true Yogis of tomorrow so they can be the ideal bearers of this majestic science for themselves and the entire globe. The classes are imparted from a very keen perspective gained from personal interaction of our teachers with each student. After carefully assessing their limitations and requirements, the teachers at Shwaasa mold the classes for them accordingly. For the same reason, we limit our batch size so that the singular attention that each student deserves remains uncompromised.

Developing interpersonal relationships for promising outcomes is another aspect that our teachers focus on. Hence, our teachers take a step ahead in creating an aura of comfort and trust around the students so that they can let go and absorb the teachings with ease and confidence. Each of our teachers is a well-recognized expert in Yoga with an extensive specialization in at least one of its segments. Not to mention they hold years of experience as the infamous Yogi Globetrotters and Teachers of the science.

Swami Vachananand

Also known by the name, ‘Shwaasa Guru’, Swami Vachananand is highly recognized yoga teacher as well as a philanthropist. At the age of eight, he was sent to Gachchina Mutt Monastery to learn and acquire wisdom under the guidance of Marulashankar Shivayogi. He was sent to different monasteries to learn about the sacred science of yoga and at the age of 16 he sacrificed everything and went to the Himalayas. He travelled across the Himalayas and learned from various saints and yogis. He undertook ‘Deeksha’ under Swami Veda Bharthi and studied Raja Yoga, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Shiva Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and more. He also mastered asanas, meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra. He is regarded as a fountain of knowledge when it comes to yoga and loves to share the same with his pupils.

Kavitha Hangargi

She was born and brought up in a spiritually established family and belongs from Kerala. Right from her childhood, she was instilled with the teachings and values of Basavanna (one of the greatest saints of the 12th century). She spent her childhood in the idyllic settings of Kerala where she got the opportunity to explore the spiritual environment that is ever present in ‘God’s Own Country’. She has plenty of experience as a yoga teacher and specializes in Hatha Yoga and Pranayama.

Ashish Nautiyal

He specializes in Hatha Flow and Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow. He was born in Rishikesh – the yoga capital of the world and spent his childhood in the serene atmosphere of this city nestled along the banks of the River Ganges. He completed his Hatha yoga training under Guru Sri Ravi Bisht and Pranayama and Ashtanga Vinyasa under Master Jitender Gussain. Apart from his five years of experience as a yoga teacher, he has good knowledge of the basics of yoga, physiology and anatomy. He is a dynamic young personality with a charming presence.

Dr. Apoorva Mukund

Dr. Apoorva Mukund is a yoga and naturopathy graduate from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. She is a self-motivated and enthusiastic person who took part in the Guinness World Record ‘Yoga for Future – 2013’ as a yoga instructor. She has vast knowledge and specializes in yoga, meditation and counseling. Apart from that, she is also adept at various manipulative therapies like Hot Stone massage, Kerala massage, Deep Tissue massage and more. She happens to be a diet counselor as well and loves to work with people from different cultures and background.

Dr. Ganesh

Dr. Ganesh is a Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Science with more than 12 years of teaching experience. He was the Yoga teacher of the Indian Cultural Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan from Aug’2012 to Aug’2014. He also served as the Acting Principal and an Associate Professor in Shri Mahavir Medical College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Durg, CG state from 2009 to 2012. Apart from that, he was also a Lecturer in Ayurveda Colleges in Coimbatore & Chennai for more than 9½ yrs. With his vast experience in yoga therapy, yoga application, Anatomy, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Community Medicine and Physiology, he aims to spread the goodness of Ayurveda and Yoga and help people lead a healthy, happy and peaceful life.

Dr. V. M. Shashikumar

Dr. V. M. Shashikumar has vast experience working across different countries like India, the United Kingdom, China, Malaysia, Nepal, Germany, France, Switzerland and more. He has been the Director of Regional Resource and Training centre Karnataka region, Government of India as well as Chairmen, Tapovana Medical College and Hospitals. In the year 2013, he earned his Honorary Doctorate from Christian University USA. He is also associated with Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital and Naturopathy Medical College and Hospital.

Dr. A. K. Rudramani

Dr. A. K. Rudramani has been associated as a professor of JJM College in the Department of Orthopedics, Davanagere. He has working experience of more than 20 years and is presently involved with various reputed institutions across India. He is the Director of Red Cross Society, Davanagere as well as the Director of Davanagere Urban Cooperative Bank Ltd. Apart from his association with these institutions, he is also a Trustee of Angavikalar Asha Kirana trust-school for mentally disabled children, Member of the Karnataka Hemophilia Society, Davanagere, Life member of Karnataka Orthopedic Association and Serving as trustee in various religious centers. He was also one of the responsible for conducting Karnataka orthopedic association conference 2011 at Goa.

Dr. Deepa Manjunath

Core Subject: Ayurveda Medicine, Wellness Coach, Nutritionist, Dietician, Yoga, Beauty, Psychotherapy, Spa, and more

An accomplished and self-motivated individual, Dr. Deepa Manjunath had a flourishing career in the field of healthcare and wellness management. Deepa is a qualified medical doctor- Ayurveda Medicine, and for years now, she has been working towards delivering the services of the ancient system of healing to others.

She is dedicated to clinical services, health, and lifestyle management, and has experience in spa and holistic center management operations. Dr. Manjunath has a keen interest in Yoga, fashion and design, music, reading, and herbal home remedies. She is also adept at foreign languages including French, Spanish, German and Italian.

With more than ten years of experience in the medical field, Deepa started her career as a researcher on Ayurvedic herbs and products, panchakarma and Ayurveda medicine. She then added a feather into her cap of achievements by becoming an Ayurveda and Yoga Specialist in London and spread the holistic learning of the ancient science at a global level.

She then moved forward to enhance her skills and serve as an Ayurveda Doctor and Spa Manager in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2010, she moved to Northern Ireland in the UK as an Ayurveda and Yoga Specialist and Wellness Retreat coordinator.

She worked as a Wellness Consultant and Trainer, and also worked as a nutritionist cum dietician providing diet and lifestyle counseling and designed treatments accordingly. Dr. Deepa Manjunath is an amazing person and loves teaching Ayurveda at Shwaasa.

Lalit Godiyal

Core Subject: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Anatomy, Multi-Style Yoga, Yoga Props
He is an experienced and qualified Yoga Teacher that every student seeks. Lalit Godiyal holds a diploma in Yoga Training and has completed 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Yoga Therapy. He is one of the young trainers on the board holding the expertise of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, breath control techniques, and creates multi-style yoga classes for the beginners. His teaching provides gentle individualized attention that guides students rightly and helps them to push their edges while remaining centered.

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