Our Team

100 Hour yoga teacher training rishikesh india

Vedansha team

Vedansha team includes professional yoga instructors, achariyas, doctors, managers, house keeping staff, therapists, IT staff. Here you can meet our main team members.

Sanjeev Pandey Ji
Sanjeev Pandey Ji
Founder, E-RYT 500, PhD, Yoga & Naturopathy

Yogachariya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey M.sc., PhD Yoga and Naturopathy) E-RYT 500, is a Himalayan yogi in 7-th generation. He continued the tradition of classical Himalaya Hatha Yoga of his famous grandfather in his teaching and personal practice. He guided, performed education and supplementary treatment traditional level of ancient yoga, naturopathy, and Vedic science.

The usual day of Pandey Ji
5:00 am Wake up, Walk to Ganga
5:15-6:30 Asana, pranayama, meditation, Ganga Bath
06:30-07:00 Cleansing (eyes, nose, bowls, shower)
07:00-08:00 Pranayama basic or Shankaprakshalana (once a month)
08:00-09:00 Pranayama advanced or Yoga Therapy or Prenatal or Yin Yoga
09:30-10:30 Breakfast
10:30 – 11:30 Rituals, Pooja
12:00-13:00 Yoga Philosophy or Ayurveda in the retreat group
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Rest
15:00-16:00 Yoga Philosophy or Ayurveda in a teacher training group
16:00 – 17:00 Reiki, Pranayama, or yoga therapy sessions
17:00-18:00 free time or healing session
18:00 -19:00 Satsang
19:00 -20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Aura check-up, paperwork, self-study
22:00 Sleep

This is a typical Pandey ji yogic lifestyle kept through the years without interruptions.
How to understand if you meet real Himalayan Yoga Master and not only person who speaks well or performing correct physical exercises

There are some criteria:
-master has to have long episodes of spontaneous retention (kumbhaka)
and the ability to demonstrate it
-master can seat many hours in one steady pose (in kumbhaka) – can be demonstrated
-master has to have experience of Samadhi (deep uninterrupted concentration) can be detected only with EEG (Electroencephalography) Device

This is the level of a master who can share special techniques with others. The next step is Samadhi that offered different abilities like clairvoyance, clairaudience, reading of thoughts, producing a different smell, etc – can be understood after personal communication with Master.

The energy of Master is radiant positive that being near you will get some healing effect. That what makes yoga master different from only yoga asana instructor. As you can see the yogic lifestyle and dedication of our master, you can understand what you can learn by him.

Meet Dr. Sanjeev Pandey, see if you can find above-mentioned criteria of a master, make your conclusion and opinion.

Dr. Pandey ji is performing a variety of education and healing techniques. He is the founder of Vednasha Eco Ashram in Himalaya where he guided Vipassana center and gives classes for free.

You can learn by Dr. Sanjeev Pandey
-classical Hatha, Raja, Prenatal, Yin Yoga
-Meditation (different techniques incl Vipassana)
-Yoga Therapy
-Scaniosacral Therapy
-Vedic Rituals
-Vedic Astrology
-Vastu Shastra

Pandey Ji Biography with Study, Career you can read here

Alok Pandey
Alok Pandey
Vedic Astrologer, Pandit

Alok Pandey is a  manager, he is responsible for work with the client  in Vedansha. He graduated with Certificate in pharmacy and was working in his home place as a manager in Variety of Companies. Since 2011 he is working in Vedansha in management service.

Alok is very dedicated to his job.

Fun ,Leaning ,Play ,Ceativity – 10 year
Shiva Ji
Shiva Ji

Shiva Ji is a famous Traditional Vedic Astrologer in Rishikesh. He is well qualified in Astrology and Vedic science, completed his Jyotish Acharya ( Master Degree in Astrological science) and Ved Acharya (Master Degree in Vedic science & Vastu Shastra) from Sampoorna Nanda Sanskrit University, Kashi (Varanasi), India.

Shiva Ji is highly qualified and one of the best spiritual master and mantra chanter in Rishikesh. Since more than 20 years Shiva Ji performed his practice in Rishikesh, shared his knowledge of Vedanta, Astrology and Vedic Karma Kand (Pooja, Rituals), performed individual and group Vedic rituals of purification, astrological devotion, marriage, karma rituals.

His passion and deep understanding of more than 2000  Vedic texts, Sanskrit mantras encouraged many people to learn these subjects.

In Vedansha, Shiva Ji is responsible for Vedic astrology classes, rituals, open & closing ceremonies.

If you decide to learn astrology you can do it easily by understanding it’s main principles, connection with the universe and inner body. Shiva Ji will guide you in this way

Lakhiram Basliyal
Lakhiram Basliyal
Meditation Teacher

Lakhiram Basliyal was born in Himalayan valley and as many other children was attended spiritual School in Rishikesh to learn yoga and meditation. Leaving according particular schedule and discipline made him dedicated in teaching and share knowledge in yoga and meditation.

He graduated from  Sankrit University in Haridwar and focused on mantra and meditation techniques. Being curious about effect of meditation on human brain he participated in different spiritual workshops and learned hidden practices in different Himalayan Ashrams.

In Vedansha Lakhiram is responsible for meditation teacher training, kriya, meditation classes of yoga teacher training and retreat

Dr. Shri Jeet
Dr. Shri Jeet
Ayurveda Doctor

Dr. Shri Jeet is an ayurvedic doctor, graduated from Pune University in 2014. He is experienced practitioner of  Ayurveda in Hospital as well as teaching it in many schools of Rishikesh.

Dr. Shri Jeet completed his Master Degree in Yoga to have an ability to apply the combination of yoga and Ayurveda in his work.

Dr. Shri Jeet completed 500 Yoga Alliance certified training.

He is teaching Ayurveda courses as well as conducted Panchakarma therapy in Vedansha.

Jyoti Sharma
Jyoti Sharma
Massage Therapist

Jyoti is a specialist female Ayurveda therapist. In India, women are performing the treatment service for women and men for men only. She completed her education in Ayurveda therapy and massage in 1995 from Haridwar Ayurveda College

In Vedansha Jyoti is responsible for all kind of massage therapy, Shirodhara, mud therapy other detox procedures in Panchakarma.
Vedansh Pandey
Vedansh Pandey
Yoga Teacher, RYT 200

Vedansh Pandey (yoga teacher, 500 RYT ) is a son of fonder and yogi in the 8th generation. His father supported and guided him in the yogic path.

Since the age of 8, he started seriously yogic practice in asana, pranayama, meditation under father’s control and used them into his teaching.

He is a student of spiritual Anandam Gurkul . Vedansh is helping in Kriya, Pranayama, Asana classes as well as in management.

Awdhesh Semwal
Awdhesh Semwal
Yoga Acharya, E-RYT 500

Awdhesh Semwal born in spiritual Rishikesh. His family was never considered him for the yogic way, however being a child he got some health issues that required yoga and Ayurveda support. After that, his understanding of yoga powers changed and he decided dedicate himself for yoga.

He was performing asana, pranayama, meditation during many years daily and completes get cured of health issues.

After  Master Degree in Yoga in Uttarakhand Sanskrit University and become Yoga Acharya in 2014 he become a yoga instructor in different yoga schools in Rishikesh.

His love for Ashtanga style brought him to Mysore, to master this type of Yoga. His Guru Ajay Kumar from Mysore shared with Awdhesh nuances of Ashtanga Yoga teaching as well as many practical tips.

Awdhesh is teaching Ashtanga, Yoga Therapy in Vedansha Institute.

Deepak Aggarwal
Deepak Aggarwal
Yoga Teacher

Deepak Aggarwal parents were searching natural health concept for his health issues and found yoga as the best method for it. Practicing since childhood he reached the level good spiritual teacher with skills in Asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra.

He completed secondary education in HBSE in Bhiwani, his evident excellent knowledge in Mathematics made him dedicated to a teacher of this subject.

But he decided to dedicate life to Yoga and continued master degree in it.  After completion of RYT 200, he is teaching Hatha yoga, Pranayama, Yin Yoga, Meditation

Sandeep Semwal
Sandeep Semwal
Yoga Acharya, E-RYT 200

Sandeep Semwal (Yoga Acharya, RYT 200) was born in a spiritual family in  Himalaya. Since childhood his parents wished Sandeep is choosing yoga path, he left home and lived in Spiritual Gurukul and further Ashram.

Being a 9 years old boy he came in Rishikesh in Lal Baba Ashram to serve and learn yoga.

Sandeep is not only Asana or pranayama teacher but dedicated and passionate master, he can teach either beginners or advanced students in Hatha yoga, Yin Yoga styles, and pranayama.

Sandeep completed 200 Hrs Yoga Teacher training in Rishikesh and Got Diploma of Master Degree in yoga (Acharya) in 2019 from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University.

He is expressing philosophical aspects of yoga in asana practice.

Hemlata Bahuguna
Hemlata Bahuguna
Yoga Instructor, Therapist

Hemlata Bahuguna was born in Gharwal area of Himalaya, place known as Shiva power place. As her family relocated to Rishikesh when she was small, she decided to discover spirituality and help people. Her decision to being physiotherapist helped her to understand better the human’s body and consciousness.  

She graduated from COMBINED (P.G.) INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE & RESEARCH (CIMSR), Dehradun as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Her scientific project was focused on “‘Effect of physiotherapy on Rib-Fracture & Spinal-Cord Injuries. She is teaching anatomy, physiology, yoga therapy, restorative yoga in Vedansha .

Hemlata is an experienced practitioner, she was working in hospitals as a yoga therapist and physiotherapist.

2009-2010 CMI Hospital, Dehradun (Physiotherapy Department & Faculty of Anatomy).

2010-2011 Yashodha Hospital, Ghaziabad (Physiotherapy Department & Faculty of Anatomy).

2011- Present ShriKrishna Institute of Bio-Medical Science & Research (Physiotherapy Department & Faculty of Anatomy & Physiology)

After graduation as Yoga Acharya and getting a Master degree in Yoga in 2018, Hemlata decided more deepen in Yoga science and explore its abilities.

Dr. Swati Rawat
Dr. Swati Rawat
Medical Doctor

Dr. Swati Rawat is a medical doctor in specialization in general medicine . After completion of MBBS in Medical science in 2008 in Lucknow, she was working and practicing in Bangalore.

In between time she completed 500 Hrs Yoga teacher training of yoga alliance and parallel to her work in hospital was teaching and practicing yoga therapy and participated in research programs .

Dr. Swati was attending variety of Ayurveda courses in India for learning the yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle as she understood that allopatic medicine is not only the way to make people healthy. But she was focusing on preventive naturopathic and ayurvedic lifestyle. She completed education in Acupuncture and Craniosacral therapy.

Dr. Swati is supporting research work as well as responsible for yoga therapy programs.

Sonu Badoni
Sonu Badoni
Yoga Teacher

Sonu Badoni is has an interest to yoga from childhood. Born in Rishikesh he was admitted in spiritual Gurkulam for development consciousness and practicing yoga.

He completed 6 month Diploma in Yoga from Haridwar University in 2010 and focused on Ashtanga yoga. After attending of variety of workshops and professional courses of postgraduate education in Pune, Haridwar, Sri Nagar.

Sonu is interested in Yin Yoga, he completed his education and worked  1,5 years in China he mastered Yin and Yang Yoga styles. Sonu is a an dedicated teacher in Ashtanga and Yin Yoga in Vedansha.