Teachers


Vimal Pandey

Vimal is the founder of Atma Jyoti Yoga School. Through his patient, kind and enthusiastic teaching, brings out the full potential of all his students, whatever their level, ability, and previous knowledge of yoga. Students would achieve greater calmness, and sense of self brought about not only from the physical postures themselves, but by experiencing the true spirit and energy of the posture, through breathing and his compassionate and detailed teaching. One of the most favored yoga teachers in the Yoga Niketan Ashram located in Rishikesh, he has taught yoga and meditation to thousands of students from 2012. Vimal teaches on a daily basis in the ashram and is able to connect with students from all over the world, having had the privilege of teaching students from across the world including India, Japan, Russia, Europe, UK, Canada and the United States as well as he has good experience of teaching in abroad countries e.g. China, Japan UK, Europe, Thailand, Korea and Nepal. he is fluent in English, Hindi, Nepali and Sanskrit. Vimal specializes in advanced asanas, pranayama, meditation, and veidic chanting and is also a pundit (Hindu priest) performing puja and mantra chanting. Vimal came to Rishikesh at the age of 13 to study yoga and spirituality.He was at Parmath Niketha Ashram in Rishikesh for 10 years from 2004 to 2014 during which time he completed his B.A graduation from the ashram in Sanskrit literature under the guidance of several great masters. He studied yogic science for 2 years at Uttarakhand Sanskrit University in Haridwar obtaining his master degree in Yogic science.


Acharya Sudama

Acharya sudama is the founder of “Gurukripa Divine Society” . He left his home at the age of 12 for the study and spirituality. He has studied Sanskrit Grammer, vedic philosophies, Bhagvatgita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Ramayana, Music, yoga as well as the contemporary teaching of other regional saints from various well known teachers and schools. Seeing his ability and mastery over his Yoga Guru swami Vijnanananda Saraswati (the direct disciple of Swami Yogesvarananda Saraswati – the founder of Yoga Niketan Trust) awarded him with a Title of “HATHA YOGACHARYA” the master of Hatha Yoga, with the certificate of his tradition. Further he completed the four years Sanskrit study from Sampurnanand University at the branch of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh and yoga certificate course from Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar. Acharya ji has been teaching yoga and giving Satsang (spiritual discourse) for last 20 years. His assimilated knowledge of Yoga, clear mind, steady insight in spirituality, his open mind, joyful, loving, caring and serious nature open the hearts of the students and make them feel safe and happy.


Acharya Ram Prasad

Acharya Ram Prasad was born in an orthodox Brahmin family in Himalayan region. He is a pundit who performs the Vedic rituals and also practices the Vedic astrology. He has been teaching Yoga and meditation in Yoga Niketan Ashram since 2008. He had done post graduation in Sanskrit from Sampuranand University, Varanasi in 2006 and had studied Vedic literature under the guidance of his spiritual master Swami Dayananda Saraswati in Rishikesh. He also has been working as an editor for the bi-monthly magazine, Akhand Sadhana-Wholesome Yogic Practice, of Harihar Kailash Ashram, Rishikesh. His in-depth knowledge and calm and composed personality make him to be highly appreciated by his national and international students. His Mission is to eradicate disorders – physical, mental, emotional, psychological, social and financial by understanding the law of nature and rediscovering the true self which is in the form of Bliss.