For thousands of years Yoga has been transmitted from teacher (master or guru) to student on a one-to-one basis.
Only recently has yoga been offered in a group format due to its spread to the West and subsequent adaptation to Western cultural habits and lifestyle. Vimoksha Yoga structures each yoga teacher training program to include two or more highly experienced instructors. Each instructor brings his or her own unique style and teaching method as well as personal practice to our program.
All the yoga trainers in our faculty:
- Study foundational Yoga texts.
- Regularly research and study modern Yoga methodology
- Maintain a regular personal yoga practice outside of group settings.
- Maintain a mentor-student relationship with a more experienced instructor/mentor.
- Study foundational Yoga texts.
- Embody and uphold the most ethical standards Yoga instructors should respect and embrace Patanjali’s Eight-limbs of Yoga but particularly the first two limbs, the Yamas and Niyamas.
- Have training in basic anatomy as it relates to yoga practice.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Have the ability to separate Yoga from religion.
Our Faculty includes
Reejo – E-RYT 200 (Lead Trainer)
Born and brought up in Mumbai, India, started his career as an multimedia specialist and turned a yoga teacher from passion. Learned from 2 different teachers and different styles at different times. Strong believer that ‘Knowledge should come from different sources. If it came from the same source, it becomes stiff and stale’.
He is 200 Hrs Certified from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta centre Neyyar Dam, Kerala and 300 hrs Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Primary series and Intermediate series) from Ashtanga Yoga Mysore from Ramesh Shetty. Started his journey in yoga from mumbai. Learned from Mahadev Chaitanya Sivananda style of yoga at neyyar dam Kerala and eventually had an opportunity to practice under the guidance of Sri. Ramesh, Mysore. He is practising Ashtanga yoga every day and teach classical Hatha yoga focusing on alignment, breath and drishti. Always willing to be a student and loves to pass on the little knowledge that he gains on a journey in the path of yoga.
Strongly influenced with 5 years of hatha yoga and 3 years of ashtanga yoga practice, teachers, books, scriptures, travel and environments Reejo aims to focus on health aspects of his students and move towards the spiritual aspects of the yoga practice, important to preserve the values and essence of classical hatha yoga practice without distortion from its purpose and incorporate in every session. He is a certified fitness trainer and a massage therapist. He is specialized in other yoga styles like Restorative yoga, Iyengar yoga, Laughter yoga, vinyasa flow, Therapeutic & poweryoga.
Reejo is an E-RYT 200 Yoga Instructor – Certified by Yoga Alliance USA and is one of the Lead trainers at YogaVimoksha, Goa and Yoga & Wellness consultant at The Beach House Goa.
Yoga Shiromani Sharad Pandit(Guruu) – Lead Trainer
Yoga Shiromani Sharad Pandit(Guruu) is a professional Yoga instructor with a E-RYT-200 from Yoga Alliance UK & USA. He has been a student of yoga since 2004 and the practice of yoga has been a constant in his life.
He is dedicated to his yogic journey and to learning. He completed his YTTC 200 hours from – International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta – Kerala in 2004. In his childhood he was greatly influenced by Guru Dattatreya (Supreme Teacher of Yoga for all Yoga Paths in ancient Time) from Holy Mountain Girnar, where most of yoga Gurus / sages comes for energize their yoga Journey .
He is a certified computer engineer and worked in IT management before becoming a Yoga Instructor. His interest lies in following the spiritual path and knowing his real self, through spiritual mythologies and studies. He is attracted to yogic and karmic philosophies since childhood and this led him to the renowned spiritual location of Mount Girnar where he got deeply involved in practicing yoga , meditation and yoga secrets. He has practiced and taught Yoga in Dubai, Sharjah, Iran and the major cities in India teaching Yoga and Meditation. He has conducted numerous workshops and classes over the years for corporates, prisoners and Non Government Organization.
He is a master in Hatha Yoga, Pranayama (Breathing Exercise), Guided Relaxation, Kundalini Yoga and Swar Yoga and has more than 10 years of sound experience as a Yoga Instructor. He is currently doing his research on “Benefits of yoga secrets and its implementation in daily life for Physical, Astral and Spiritual development”.
Yoga Shiromani Sharad Pandit(Guruu) is an E-RYT 200 Yoga Instructor – Certified by Yoga Alliance UK & USA and is one of the Lead trainers at YogaVimoksha, Goa and Yoga & Wellness consultant at The Beach House Goa.
Yogi Neeraj Kumar
Yogiraj Neeraj Kumar is Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science from Shree Jay Ram Ashram Rishikesh. He conducts yoga, meditation courses and retreats at Yoga Vimoksha (The Beach House). He has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than 15 years. His interest lies in following the spiritual path and knowing his real self, through spiritual mythologies and studies. He has been attracted to these yogic and karmic philosophies since childhood and this led him to renowned spiritual locations like The Himalayas, Haridwar and Rishikesh where he deeply involved himself in practicing Yoga & Meditation. He traveled across the major places in India teaching Yoga and meditation. He is mastered in the art of Hatha Yoga, Pranayama (Breathing Exercise), Thai Yoga and Therapeutic yoga and has been a part of the Vimoksha Yoga team for 4 years.
Naveen Puthussery is a native Indian from Kannur, in the state of Kerala. He has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years. He is authentic classical and qualified yoga master and well-known for teaching Hatha yoga, Pranayama, Mantra yoga, Meditation, and Yoga Nidra. He obtained Bachelor Degree-in Yoga With Indian Philosophy and Master of Science in Health And Yoga Therapy from Kannur and Calicut University. He has taught yoga in different ayurveda hospitals and yoga centers for Europeans, Americans, Asians etc in different states of India and also in Malaysia. He enjoys introducing yoga to new students as well as enhancing and inspiring seasoned yogis in their own pace. No matter how old or how young his students may be, his convincing personality, as well as his deep love for the practice, has the potential to change their lives.
Galla Rama Krishna
Born in yogic family, at the age of 6 he started his practice of yoga under guidance of his grand father. He has 20 years of experience including 8 years of teaching experience. He finished computer science of engineering in 2010 and certified from SAP In Sustainability Business intelligence from Berlin. But he strongly decided to pursue his career in yoga.
He was spiritually trained by his mother, she is a devotee of Lord Krishna. He has deep knowledge on yoga philosophy Bhagavad Geetha , Patanjali yoga sutras and Buddha’s teachings in a secular way.
Rama Krishna is an E- RYT 500 did his RYT 200 in Goa in 2012 after that he finished advanced course of RYT 500 in Hyderabad in 2015 –Certified by yoga alliance USA Senior yoga teacher in yoga vimoksha.
Deepika is Certified in Yoga, Naturopathy & Personality Development from Gujarat Ayurveda University & Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Hyderabad and holds a Graduate Degree in Science, she brings a rich professional experience of over 5 years in Yoga and Naturopathy. Making training interesting, connected, and productive, she believes, is the drivingforce to ensure her participants enjoy the practice and gain the maximum out of it. Mastered in Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Pre & Post natal Yoga, she possesses the knowledge of other forms of Yoga, practiced methods used in Naturopathy & Ayurveda and apply Personality development to help people live healthy and peaceful life. She guides in different Meditation & Breathing techniques like SOHAM, YOGA NIDRA, OM, CHAKRA MEDITATION, MSRT, PET, NADANUSANDHANA etc. She is well-versed in various techniques of Massage Therapy including Acupressure, Colour and Aroma therapies, Usage of various forms of Penta Elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water & Earth) in different alignments to cure and get a healthy body. She accomplished a major project on Pre & Postnatal Yoga and Life Style, did minor project in Yoga for general females and Gynaecological disorders. Practicing Shatkarmas like Jalneti, Kunjal Kriya, Tratak, Shankhprakchalna etc. Guiding patients & students for natural lifestyle & food habits to live healthy & peaceful life.
Anna Dolganova is an international Yoga teacher from Moscow who teaches Yoga at Yoga Vimoksha. Anna has a Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute in Moscow in 2010 and has been an avid practioner of Yoga since 2007. Anna has worked with The Ashtanga Yoga Studio in Veda, Moscow as a Yoga Teacher from 2010 to 2014.
Ms. Jennifer Hunt
A RYT 200 certified yoga trainer, Jennifer lives in south London. She completed GCSE s and A-levels at school, and then went on to get her BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia. She qualified in 2009, and has since been working in London. She specializes in Physiotherapy for neurological conditions and has post-grad qualifications in Bobath and Pilates. Jennifer Hunt conducts guest classes at Yoga Vimoksha when she lives in Goa, India.