Yoga Trainers at Yogadhara Wellness


Sandeep Rawat

About His Learning & Training Experience In Yoga

Yoga lies at the core of his principles. He considers Pandit Shri Ram Sharma Acharya, the founder of All World Gayatri Parivar, Shaktikunj, as his Guru. However, his passion for Yoga is deep-rooted in his past. He had grown up in a spiritual environment where Yoga was not only practiced by his mother. Her teachings, nature and aura had always inspired Sandeep.

These values kept brewing inside him and at the tender age of 17, he and his friend, embarked upon one of the longest and toughest pilgrim of the world in the Himalayas, The “Raj Jat Yatra”, in the year 2000.

 Participation In “Raj Jaat Yatra”, Himalaya

This pilgrimage is to honour Goddess Nanda Devi, who is worshipped as ‘Mata’ by the people residing in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand. Despite unfavourable weather conditions, rough terrain and a long distance, devotees walk 300 kilometres to pay their homage to the Goddess. This pilgrimage happens once in 12 years, and it happened in the year 2000.

This journey was a source of huge spiritual invocation for him. Witnessing the majestic Himalayan terrain, meeting Hatha yogis and walking that distance touched him deeply and motivated him to take up Yogic learnings even more actively.


Globally Acclaimed Yoga Teacher

He attained his Masters Degree in Yogic science and Human consciousness from DSVV, Haridwar, in the year 2003. Later, he worked in several organizations for over 12-13 years like Ananda In The Himalayas, Taj Hotels and also in ‘Mauritius’. He has also had 6 precious years of imparting yoga lessons as a senior Yoga Instructor in Chiva-Som International Health Resort In Hua Hin, Thailand. Chiva-som offers a holistic experience in health and wellness and is a luxury resort in Thailand. It is Asia’s first health resort.

In his tenure, he has worked with people of different nationalities. He has also been associated with Olympic players, World Champions, Hollywood as well as Bollywood celebrities. The one thing that has built a strong bond among him and his students, has been the belief in Yoga.

Inclusive teaching methodology

Yoga begins with your belief in the strengths of your body. How will you believe if you don’t learn to love yourself the first value that Sandeep learned to imbibe was to be inclusive. It is very important to learn to love your body and accept your body type, strength, age and capabilities. Whenever he begins to impart lessons to a new batch of people, he does it by helping people to accept their diversity.

Yoga is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It is a way of life and that way is subjective. Every body has a type and needs a different program to respond to any form of exercise. His goal is to help people across all ages, races, body sizes, gender and capabilities to be able to take up Yoga. He wants everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin because the change will never begin until you loosen yourself.

This is essentially why he plans personalized training programs for those who do not want to fit into a certain type.

His Areas Of Specialization

He essentially believes that Yoga, when performed correctly, can lead to mental, physical and spiritual healing. Performing the postures correctly is, thus, the only condition. There is a myth that Yoga does not have any side-effects. The wrong postures can leave you in a state even worse than what you were in, to begin with. Thus, it is imperative that you perform Yoga under the guidance of a certified and experienced Yoga instructor. It is not important which posture you do but how you do it.

His area of specialization is spinal injury. Having been a victim of this painful problem, he wanted to help people recover the same way he did. There was a time when all forms of treatment had given up hope on his condition. They had a belief that his spine was in no condition to recover without surgical intervention. However, his belief in his body and the spiritual healing of Yoga persisted. Today, he vouches for yoga and the second chances that it offers. His belief in Yoga has led him to share its benefits with the world around and he have not left a single stone unturned to go into a deeper understanding of Yoga.

His core strengths are teaching correction, alignment and adjustment. By alignment, he means performing the yoga postures in a way so as to maximize the benefits with it. This helps you to avoid injuries while performing complicated forms.

Most Recommended Yoga Forms

A lot of people ask him what would his favourite forms of Yoga be. He will tell you that It is almost like choosing your favourite child among all your children. He believes in all forms of Yoga but the two forms that he highly recommends are Hatha Yoga , Iyanger Yoga and Kundalini Yoga.

In all  the forms, there is a common emphasis on spiritual healing and that happens to be his primary motive. He wishes to use the forms of Yoga to heal an individual from inside out so that the end result is an active body with a peaceful mind.



Shilpi Rawat

Her approach to yoga is one that honors the need for individual self-study with the aim of improving interpersonal relations and common-unity. She has done Master’s degree in Human Consciousness and Yogic Science from DevSanskritiVishwaVidyalaya, Haridwar, India and has been practicing yoga since year2003. She was appointed as a yogainstructor in “Ananda in the Himalayas”. She also holds knowledge of Ayurveda Therapies that she learned at Kerala, India. She had taught yoga in schools as well as in Taj Hotel, India. She holds experience of over more than 13 years in teaching yoga. She works to bring the study of yoga off the mat and into the practice of life.

She had worked in “Maradiva Villas and Resort”, Mauritius in the year 2009 and a freelancer Yoga teacher in Thailand in the year 2010. She believes that yoga is one of the key transformative forces of everyone’s life. Power, precision, intention, endurance and joy would be the words that could frame what she practices and teach.



Mr Devendra Pokhriyal

Devendra was born in a Brahmin family. He started chanting mantras and prayers at very early age under the guidance of his father who was his first guru. That develops a fascination and curiosity in him to explore and study yoga, which lead his path to find a guru for further spiritual guidance and he took Deeksha (Initiation) by ‘Acharya Sri Ram Sharma’. He continued his journey and done his Diploma in Yogic science and Ayurveda therapies. He worked with various organizations. He holds over 10 years teaching experience, his style of teaching is gentle but strong, making the students discover peace and calmness in the class.



Mr Shashank

Shashank has devoted his life to the subject of yoga and is best known for his clear and precise teaching style that fuses the philosophy and practical implementation of asana, pranayama & meditation. His tangible knowledge, curiosity and ability to transmit with openness ushers the integration of deeper consciousness to his students. He paves the way for practitioners to nourish their physical and spiritual well-being, which has allowed them to evolve into successful and valuable yoga teacher.



Shashank teaching style is based on Hatha yoga & Satyananda yoga. His belief is a complete practice that constitutes a still mind with clarity and consciousness in actions both inside and outside the yoga studio. His classes are accessible to practitioners of all shapes, ages and interests. Students can expect to explore their strengths, work on focus, and learn to find the hidden bliss that is the true nature of every being.
Shashank Teaching Pattern:

  • Hatha yoga
  • Satyananda yoga
  • Iyengar yoga
  • Pranayama & Meditation

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certificate Course (Six Month) in Human Consciousness & Yogic Sciences
  • PG diploma in yoga science
  • 200hr yoga teacher training certification
  • 500hr yoga teacher training course
  • Six month Certificate in Ayurveda panchakarma technician from Chaitanya panchakarma,Yoga and Nature cure Institute,Kerela
  • Panchakarma theraphist course from Nav jeevan ayurveda Hospital,Kerela.
  • Conduct the workshops on yoga and pranic healing in ONGC Vadodra ,Gujrat

Work Experience

8 years of work experience and worked as a yoga teacher in renowned companies like Hyatt hotels corporation pvt ltd (Park Hyatt Maldives,Park Hyatt Resort and spa ReGoa),The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts hotel