Buddhi Prakash (India)
Buddhi Prakash Ji is a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the School of Transcendental Meditation (TM). He initiated Buddhiji in the Transcendental Meditation tradition of Shankaracharya. Acharya Buddhi Prakash has been teaching the meditation and philosophy in all parts of the world for last many years. The most of the modern yoga teachers in India have flourished in the guidance of Buddhi Prakash Ji. He is qualified in the modern education and so for him spiritual subjects are like studying some serious and high education. He tries to teach yoga in a logical manner where there is no space for any mysticism. Acharya Buddhi Prakash had been giving lectures on philosophy and meditation classes at the Sri Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh.
Gaurav Agrawal (India)
Dr. Gaurav Agrawal, the Founder of Sri Yoga Peeth is an experienced philosophy and meditation teacher. A professor of clinical psychology in an Indian university he is well versed in both ancient and modern sciences of mind. He was born in a religious Hindu family which gave him chance to learn and practice Indian spiritual values from the beginning.
He is a simple and married man living with his family. He brings various small illustrations from the scriptures and other sources to explain a difficult and dry subject to look interesting, entertaining and connected to daily life. This way yoga seems easy to follow and important in our daily lives. He also encourages debates and invites the students to take part openly by relating their own understanding and experiences. For many westerners, eastern ideas are difficult to follow as they need to believe some ideas of a different world. But, being a scientist and researcher Gaurav does not ask for believing and asks his students to test the things by logic, reason and experimentation.
He brings his understanding of modern psychology in his teachings and views the yoga and meditation as an ancient system of understanding personality and therapeutic guidelines. Gaurav specializes in Meditation Techniques and philosophy of Yoga. He teaches the meditation by various techniques ranging from one minute to slowly-slowly taking up to 50-60 Minutes.
This way the practitioner never realizes that he is learning meditation which was earlier so difficult for him. He decided to choose the career of a meditation and philosophy teacher as he says it is a noble profession and also gives him the chance to practice the spiritual techniques in his own life. He honestly tries to follow what he teaches. One of his favorite stories is below: One new disciple told his master that when he meditated in the meditation retreat he suffered the pain in the body and he could not concentrate. He had great troubles in sitting in the meditation.
The master replied with smile, That will pass. Nothing is permanent. After few months the disciple told his master with great excitement that he had been getting success in the meditation as he was having some wonderful experiences and he was seeing various beautiful visions in the meditation. The master smiled again and told, That will pass. Nothing is permanent.
Arpit Agrawal (India)
Arpit is a young Yoga teacher at Sri Yoga Peeth. Arpit was trained at Bihar School of Yoga, Munger. He is the disciple of Swami Niranjananda and Usha Mataji. He brings his knowledge of Bihar tradition of Yoga which is rich in its tradition and involves various Tantra techniques for self refinement. He taught yoga in many schools and is appreciated by the students from each corner of the world. Yogi Arpit believes in Simplicity is the best policy.
Arpit's energy is contagious; he has the natural capacity to motivate students in his class so they concentrate deeply, remain firm and draw upon their inner determination and strength. He is currently pursuing Bachelor degree in Yoga and Naturopathy. Arpit specializes in connecting breath to life for activate energy and calming down the mind and enjoy life in meditation. Arpit keenly shares his practical knowledge of meditation and yoga, to help his students in their spiritual progress.
Corinne is perhaps the most energetic of all the teachers at Sri Yoga Peeth. She is a woman who can do anything. A teacher of French origin, she learned and practiced spirituality in its many dimension for more than 30 years. She is well at home in both eastern and western dimensions of spirituality. So she teaches not only techniques of meditation and yoga but also is good at Reiki, Cranio-sacral healing and kinesiology. She combines all his diverse knowledge together and brings out a class customized for different people.
Kalpendra is a senior pranayama and meditation teacher sharing his experience with us at Sri Yoga Peeth.
He did his post graduation in Yogic Sciences from Yoga University of Haridwar and specializes in teaching the breath work techniques and meditation. Kalpendra had the opportunity of being in company with some experts on pranayam from the Himalayan tradition and drink the nectar of this beautiful art. He has been teaching since last 7 years in different parts of the country.
Currently he is teaching external and internal breathing techniques of hatha Yoga teacher training course india and how to use breath for aligning the pscyhosomatic connections of our body at Sri Yoga Peeth.