Our Founder's Journey
Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi has been steeped in spiritual endeavors since childhood. As a young boy, his grandfather advised him to meditate and pursue spirituality from an honest and pure perspective.
A Radhe-Krishna Temple was constructed by his grandfather in their village in Odisha, India where Vishnu would frequently serve food and water to wandering sadhus.
In the larger town ten kilometers away from his village, young Vishnu would skip school and attend the satsang (spiritual company and discourse of the saintly) of several swamis, counting among them was Swami Avdheshanand Giri of Haridwar. He found a kalyana-mitra (friend on the noble path) in a boyhood friend who would arrange to meet with him at 3 a.m. in secluded places away from the village. Here they would join for meditation and chant "Mohamudgaram," a famous hymn by Adi Shankaracharya, to dispel their fears and gain vairagya (intense inclination to renunciation).
On Sundays and holidays, Vishnu would serve the impoverished people at the nearby hospital by washing them and taking care of those waiting and recovering from treatment. There was always a lack of nurses to care for the patients who had to lay on the cement floor with bare facilities. One day, young Vishnu met an old man who had a horrible odor with small worms attached to his legs. He was neglected by the doctors for a long time but eventually, his legs were treated and bandaged. For a few days, Vishnu took it upon himself to care for the man by cleaning his beard and taking care of his every need. The man was so grateful and — driven to happiness the old man blessed young Vishnu.
The best spiritual teachers of Rishikesh in one school
Mahesh-Yoga Therapy"We as humans can't be perfect. Our actions can only be perfect."
Interoducation: Mahesh received his masters degrees in yogic science where he achieved top grades at his university. Outside of academia, he founded the Yoga Therapy Centre where he treats people through acupressure, marma therapy and yoga therapy. He has attended many international and national seminars on yoga therapy. His mission is to give better health to sick people through yoga. Currently, he is working on his PhD in yogic science.
Tarika-Yogic Nutrition"We are looking at the vibration of food and how it affects the whole system. You need awareness about your system to understand how food affects you."
Interoducation: Tarika is an international wellness coach with over 10 years of rich and deep experience in natural wellness medicine and macrobiotics. She has trained, consulted and taught in a variety of locations such as Spain, the United States and all across India. She is also a published author, a level III Reiki master, a Kundalini Yoga teacher and is the founder of Sacred Swan, an organization that promotes the health and creativity of women and children.
Kushal-Yoga Anatomy"We can see science and relate it to yoga. Science is a part of yoga and yoga is a part of nature. We cannot say that yoga and science are separate."
Interoducation: Kushal believes that yoga and science are deeply related concepts that go hand-in-hand. His masters degree in yogic sciences and his experience with working as a physical trainer for the Indian Army have allowed him to explore the complex intricacies of yoga through a scientific lens. His mission is to find spiritual aspects in science and to expand the anatomical/physiological comprehension of his students.
Pandey Ji-Yogic Philosophy"No anger. No complaints. No ego. Make more love and peace everywhere."
Interoducation: Pandey Ji comes from a long line of spiritual teachers. At a very early age, he began his spiritual quest for yogic knowledge and wisdom. His academic achievements include a bachelors degree in biology and a masters degree in yogic science. He also has extensive experience with studying and practicing yoga and ayurveda. Pandey Ji's mission through teaching is to increase human consciousness through self-expansion and discovery.
Ravinder-Ashtanga Yoga"Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind."
Interoducation: Ravinder has a masters degree in yoga from Jain University, Rajasthan, and is a highly experienced alignment teacher of ashtanga vinyasa yoga. He specializes in teaching yoga through mental and physical strength using a variety of training techniques to teach his students how to achieve new levels of practice. He has taught all types of students, young and old, beginning and advanced. Ravinder finds extreme joy in helping every student achieve their goals with succeeding in yoga.