Our Yoga Teachers

Dr. Jivasu (MD)

Jivasu’s (Pradeep Kumar) teachings are called as Naturality or Sahajta. Naturality is to ‘to live according to our nature’ and ‘walk our own path’.  His teachings explore the fear of death (and life) and freedom from that fear.  He experienced his first awakening during his stay in Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, which culminated in the realization that death is not the end of life. Only body and mind die but the consciousness is immortal.

He found his Guru in Shirdi Sai Baba. For him, Baba is the perfect embodiment of Naturality and Sanatan Dharma (timeless spirituality).

Born in 1956, Jivasu was trained as a pediatrician in India. He with his wife Karen served as voluntary medical doctors in the remote villages of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Currently, Jivasu is teaching Naturality programs in Canada, India and other countries.

He is the author of many books including: Sai Sadhna, Meditation: A Path of Relaxation, Awareness, and Expansion of Awareness, Naturality, Science of Naturality, From Death to Immortality. Website – www.naturalitypath.com

Dr. Alka Tyagi

Dr. Alka Tyagi holds two professions in parallel for sixteen years now. She is an academic, translator, a bilingual poet and a yoga exponent trained at Bihar School of Yoga, Munger.

She has authored and edited several academic books including From Feminity to Divinity: Andal and Akka Mahadevi(2013), Reconstructing Devotion through Narada Bhakti Sutra(2019). Literary Aesthetics and Conflict Studies(ed.2018). Three collections of her poetry have been published including, Whispers at the Ganga Ghat (2014), Sun ri Sakhi (2009), and Amaltas.

She works as an Associate Professor at Dept. of English, Dyal Singh(eve)College, University of Delhi. Besides this, she deeply engages herself in practice and teaching of Satyananda Yoga in India and abroad. Her interests range from literature, aesthetics and spiritual traditions to agamic and tantric tradition of Kashmir Saivism.

Born in 1956, Jivasu was trained as a pediatrician in India. He with his wife Karen served as voluntary medical doctors in the remote villages of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Currently, Jivasu is teaching Naturality programs in Canada, India and other countries.

He is the author of many books including: Sai Sadhna, Meditation: A Path of Relaxation, Awareness, and Expansion of Awareness, Naturality, Science of Naturality, From Death to Immortality. Website – www.naturalitypath.com

Manish Uniyal

Manish Uniyal began his yoga journey in 2007,when he did six months certificate course in yogic science from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. That very first experience in such a yogic environment had ended up affecting him in a deeper and spiritual way. Manish went for further studies and did his Master in Yoga & Arts. After a long 9 years of journey Manish met his Guru Praveen Nair ji, Iyengar Yoga Teacher, and since then learning under his tutelage. Manish is pursuing all aspects of Yoga from his Guruji and is inspired by his teaching methodology. Manish teaches the combination of Hatha with the fundamental principles of alignment, Flow yoga and anatomy. Manish has been sharing his Yoga knowledge in India and in abroad. Manish believes “if you follow, you can guide well”.

Shivagi

For as long as she remembers, Shivagi’s life has been a search for something indefinable. She was born a fiery, inquisitive and an independent child, never content to accept life, with all its limitations, at face value. In the journey of almost 16 years, which started as being an engineer and an HR executive, she worked with multinationals, became a part of start ups, and made her way to becoming an independent trainer and a speaker. All this while, she had a deep desire to find a space in which ‘she does not live life, but let life live through her’.

Her restlessness took her to a lot of ashrams, and brought her in touch with various philosophies and spiritual/healing teachings/practices. She went on some crazy adventures, met interesting people under different circumstances, kept learning from her pleasant/unpleasant experiences, but something just did not fit in. In October 2016, quite unexpectedly, she met Jivasu and got introduced to Naturality. A peek into Jivasu’s life and his unassuming ability to answer her incessant questions about everything, initiated certain kind of natural integration in her.

Shivagi found in Naturality that grounded space that she had been looking for all along. But Naturality does not signal the end of her questions, instead, it is just the beginning of another, much more beautiful journey – a journey which, although full of unknowns, seems quite clear to her now. The vision is to bring the teachings of Naturality to a global platform and create spaces for people where they understand and celebrate themselves.

Dr. Harsh Agrawal

Dr. Harsh comes from a family of doctors. His grandfather was a famous Ayurvedacharya. He carries
a rich experience of over 10 years in the field of chronic health disorders and their treatment
through Ayurvedic stream. He has been a pioneer in Rishikesh medical fraternity and many patients
from India and abroad have already benefitted with the help of his varied expertise and rich
experience.

Dr. Harsh has been an a very active participant of multiple medico-social initiatives e.g. Social
Welfare Camps, International Ayurvedic Exhibitions, Health Fairs, Seminars, Symposiums and other
activities of Shanti Kunj, Clinical Research for Ayurveda wing. He has also been a calming influence
and great helping hand in the face of various natural disasters by being an active member of the
Disaster Management Team for catastrophes.

He also…

● teaches ayurveda in various ashrams and personal classes.
● Helps with Reiki Healing.
● Visited Himalayan region several times with great saints and spiritual healers to learn
Mantrosparsh, Meditation and Yoga Sadhanas.
● In early 2012, founded Vardan Ayurveda Nilayam (VAN), which is now amongst few of
the top most Ayurveda and Panch Karma centers of Rishikesh, providing the consultations,

Ayurveda classes / courses, Panch Karma (de-toxification treatments), herbal medicines and
spiritual healing.
● He is planning to start a centre near Rishikesh, which will offer educational courses,
retreats and treatments in the field of Ayurveda, Yoga, Spirituality and other alternative and
complimentary healing systems.
● According to his philosophy and vision statement of Vardan Ayurveda Nilayam
(VAN)
“It is not the ‘pathy’ (Stream of Medical System), which a doctor or healer adopts,
But the feeling of empathy, which connects him with his patients and cures them
finally.

Education
B.A.M.S (bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and surgery) five and half year degree course from Gurukul
Ayurveda College Hardwar, Uttarakhand- India (affiliated to Kanpur University) completed in 2003.
He has also taken a special training in pulse diagnosis from Meru (Maharishi European Research
University) in Netherlands.

Sanya Tyagi

Sanya Tyagi has practically been a student of Yoga and Dance from her early childhood. She has been a student of classical Odissi and lately has been engaging with other contemporary dance forms as well.

In 2010 she received her Yoga Teacher’s Training from Bihar School of Yoga, Munger. Since then, she has been teaching Yoga to children and adults at various platforms including Yoga Parva festival of Sangeet Natak Akademi. Later, in 2016 she did another teacher’s training from Sri Sri School of Yoga, Bangalore. She has received her Level 2 QCI certification also in 2016. She has conducted Yoga and dance workshops for children and adults and enjoys integrating these two forms in her teaching as she finds a huge affinity between the two forms. Presently, she is freelancing as a Yoga Teacher in Goa.

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