Our Teachers


Nalin Sharma was born into a traditional Brahmin family and grew up in a very spiritual environment. After completing his postgraduate degree in Electronics and Computers, he worked as a design engineer in elite organizations in the USA, such as Microsoft. He took early retirement from his professional life and settled in Rishikesh, India. Here in Rishikesh, he has studied all of the Indian spiritual scriptures related to Vedanta, Tantra and Yoga under the guidance of several great Gurus. He has written books on Vedanta and spirituality. After ten years of extensive sadhana, he now provides guidance to truth seekers and teaches Vedanta, Tantra and Yoga.


Swami Maheshananda Ji is a sadhu living in Rishikesh. He had a great attraction towards spiritual awareness since his childhood. His parents have traditional Indian spiritual tendencies so he grew up in very traditional Indian spiritual environment. He further studied Civil and Architectural engineering. His mother always encouraged him for the practice of spirituality. At the very young age he renounced the world and came to Rishikesh for spiritual learning and guidance. Here he met several great spiritual personalities and got blessed to have their guidance. He then studied great scriptures of Vedanta, Gita and other spiritual scriptures. Later on he got mastery on Indian astrology and he also started guiding students in this field. Currently he is providing spiritual guidance to students. He is a very famous personality in the field of astrological predictions and remedies.


Narendra, co-founder of Anadi Yoga Centre, is a 500 hours E-RYT with Yoga Alliance, was born and raised in Rishikesh. Narendra knew his destiny in life was to devote himself to the practice of Yoga, meditation and spirituality from the young age of sixteen. He has since shared his knowledge in India, Europe, North America and throughout Asia with many people around the world. Narendra attained his Master’s degree in Yoga Science from Sanskrit Vishvidyalaya University in Haridwar, India as well as his Doctorate in Naturopathy/Natural Medicine from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines. Narendra further advanced his studies by developing his knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga in it’s birthplace of Mysore, India where he lived and trained with some of the worlds best Ashtanga Masters as well as completing and attaining his International Marma Science and Therapy Certification and Reiki Master Certification to advance his healing practices. Narendra trained in Vedic Astrology under Swami Maheshananda. He also studied Ayurveda and Energy healing under his Guru Sri Swami Narayana Dutt Nagar ji and is an initiate of the Udaseen lineage. Narendra is passionate about Vedanta philosophy (India’s ancient Hindu philosophy) and Tantra Meditation which led him to five months long study under the great Swami Nalin Sharma. Narendra is very respected by all who meet him and is well known for his teachings, his passion for what he does and his love of sharing his knowledge with others. He is loved by his students for his dynamic teaching style and precise adjustments that add new dimensions to their asana practice. He takes all of the disciplines he has studied and uses whatever method he believes will best reach his students to help them on their path. Narendra is a true believer in the power of yogic practice and meditation but always likes to remind his students that “The power is not in Yoga itself, the true power is already within you. Yoga is just the key to unlocking this treasure.”


Jeet, co-founder of Anadi Yoga Centre, was born in Rishikesh. He has been practicing yoga from a very young age. Chanting, creating offerings and connecting with the spirits and nature has been a part of his daily life since childhood. He was introduced to yoga and inspired to begin his yoga teaching path, by his brother, Narendra. He completed a 500 hours teacher training course with Rishikesh Yog Peeth and became certified with Yoga Alliance in 2013. He completed an intensive Iyengar training course with Usha Devi, as well as earning a certificate in International Marma Science and Therapy to enhance his knowledge of healing. From 2013 to 2015, Jeet was spreading his knowledge and practice of yoga in Thailand and Vietnam. He has also been a dedicated staff member of Rishikesh Yog Peeth, teaching 200, 300 & 500 hours courses. His classes take his students deeper into their practice with a focus on alignment. He believes that through the steady practice of yoga with correct alignment, we can fully understand our bodies and can live to our fullest potential. To him, yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, mind and breath. He hopes to help others develop body awareness and a balance between flexibility and strength, as well as a connection with their most honest self through consistent practice.


Arvind Gusain, co-founder of Anadi Yoga Centre, was born in Rishikesh, India. He started practicing yoga at the age of twentyone. Arvind received a Masters Degree in Yoga Science from Sanskrit Gurukul Vishvidyalaya, in Haridwar, India. He has completed 500 hours of teacher training, studied with various great Indian teachers and attended an intensive Ashtanga Vinyasa course with Mathew Sweeney, a prestigious teacher from Mysore, India. In addition to his time spent teaching in Rishikesh, he has also spread his love and knowledge of yoga in Thailand! He enjoys practicing and teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa, focusing on correct alignment of the body and the mind. He believes that everybody has the knowledge inside of them and with correct guidance, everyone can achieve their potential, ‘We can all accomplish anything we set our minds to, making improvements and progress everyday through consistent practice.’ Arvind strongly believes yoga is 100% practice. From his own experience, he feels yoga can change a person’s life.


Ranjot began his journey in yoga with Bhakti and Jnana yoga ten years ago. His desire to get a deeper knowledge of yoga took him to Rishikesh, the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, where he studied Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with various Traditional Yoga Teachers. Here in Rishikesh, Ranjot also discovered the wonderful possibility of learning about Tibetan singing bowls, which he actively uses during his teaching. Ranjot now spends most of his time in Russia where he spreads the traditional knowledge of Yoga and meditation.


Yogesh, 500 RYT is our Yoga Anatomy & Physiology Teacher. He is a Rishikesh local who has been teaching for three years and practicing yoga for five years. He received 500 hours of yoga teacher training from Rishikesh Vinyasa. He later went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Yoga Science from Pandit Lalit Mohan Sharma in 2015. Yogesh has always been intrigued by how the body works during asana and pranayama and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others.


Amanda is a professional dancer from Canada turned Yogini after she discovered her second calling in life, to share the gift of Yoga with others. After completing her full Pilates and Functional Anatomy Certification, Amanda traveled the world as a professional dancer and Yoga instructor for 7 years. She lived in Rishikesh, India for a life changing five months. During this time she studied Yoga and philosophy under various Yoga Masters obtaining her E-RYT 500 Hour Certification with Yoga Alliance. Amanda focuses on body alignment, functionality and awareness to build a strong foundation in Asana practice and specializes in Vinyasa and Yin Yoga styles. She loves to laugh and have fun and believes that each time you step on your mat should be a time of total love and devotion you give to yourself. Though Amanda still travels the world teaching, you will never find her away from India for too long. She now proudly calls Rishikesh her second home.


Piyu started her journey into discovering yoga in 2013 while living in Delhi. In 2015, she spent time practicing under Gina Minyard in Atlanta, Georgia, USA where she started pursuing her practice more seriously. She later went on to complete her RYT 500 certification in 2016 while in Rishikesh, India. Piyu weaves in yoga philosophy and knowledge of ancient Indian sciences in her classes and offers refreshingly creative storytelling with intelligent sequencing and carefully crafted adjustments. She often combines chanting, asana, pranayama and meditation in her classes and teaches teacher trainees to create unique and valuable experiences for their students.

Upcoming Dates
200 hours11-Feb-201810-Mar-2018Book
200 hours18-Mar-201814-Apr-2018Book
200 hours22-Apr-201819-May-2018Book
200 hours27-May-201823-Jun-2018Book
200 hours01-Jul-201828-Jul-2018Book
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200 hours09-Sep-201806-Oct-2018Book
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200 hours23-Dec-201819-Jan-2019Book
300 hours18-Feb-201817-Mar-2018Book
300 hours01-Jul-201828-Jul-2018Book
300 hours14-Oct-201810-Nov-2018Book
500 hours27-May-201828-Jul-2018Book
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Day Schedule Monday to Saturday, Sunday off
05:30 amWake Up
06:00 am – 6:15 amHerbal Tea
06:15 am– 6:45 amNasal cleansing
06:45 am- 08:45 amAsana, Pranayama
9:00 am- 10:00 amBreakfast
10:00 am– 11:00 amPhilosophy
11:10 am- 12:10 pmMantra Chanting
12:15 pm– 01:15 pmAnatomy
01:30 pm – 02:30 pmLunch
03:00 pm to 4:00 pmAdjustment & Alignment
(Start from 2nd week)
04:45 pm – 6:15 pmAsana Practice
06:30 pm – 7:15 pmMeditation, Yoga Nidra
07:30 pm – 8:30 pmDinner
09:30 pmLights Off