Yogi Chaitanya (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Yoga Alliance)
Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Vedic Astrologer and Ayurveda Healer & Trainer
Styles Yoga : Hatha Classical, Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Tantra
He has taught in many Yoga and spiritual ashrams and working as a full time lead teacher and course coordinator in SOHYAA Goa now. He is specialized in classical Hatha, Kundalini Kriya Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Therapy (Anatomy & Physiology), Asanas, Meditation and Pranayama techniques. He is also a competent Ayurvedic Therapist and Trainer specialized in various massage and healing therapies. He has mastery over Pranic and Mudra therapy as well. He is a distinguished holistic healer and Vedic astrologer (Jyotish) for more than 10 years.
Reema (Director and Yoga Teacher)
Styles: Hatha, Meditation, Pranayama
Reema is a charismatic Yoga teacher and spiritual mentor who illuminate the ashram with her presence and smiles. She manages the administrative issues and students feel free to discuss their issues and share light moments with her during the courses. She is a great spiritual counsellor and provides guidance at every step and at every stage. Hailing from a business background and after living a stressful urban city life for past few years, she finds solace in staying in the ashram and teaching practicing Yoga, Meditations now and offering her contributions at SOHYAA Goa.
Nisha Ahya (RYT 500, Yoga Alliance USA)
Styles: Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Anatomy & Physiology and Philosophy.
First tried out yoga when I was 13 as a part of one of the fitness activities during my schooling. But once grown got busy with life and career and had stopped practicing yoga. Was earning handsome salary in a corporate, But life was ruled by stress and tensions. I stopped myself for a moment to breathe and realized I was missing on living life. Once again I unrolled my yoga mat and started practicing yoga. This time I realized the connection between body and mind during my practices. The amazing feeling of mindfulness and 'being present in the moment’ is what draws me go back to my mat constantly. I have obtained my teacher's training from Rishikul Yogshala, Rishikesh (Himalayan Tradition) and from International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Madurai, India. I am a registered 500 RYT Yoga Trainer with Yoga Alliance USA. My practice centers around the breath and the cultivation of awareness of our mind and body.
I hope to inspire others through teaching and wishes to bring good health, peace, joy, creativity, confidence and positivity in life of others through daily practices of yoga.
Styles: Traditional Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga & Vinyasa Flow.
Since his teenage years, Tapovan has had a love for physical activities especially martial arts and Muay-Thai Boxing. Through this, Yoga was introduced to him in 2003 and it set him on an unforgettable journey which has now become a lifestyle. He earned his first Hatha Yoga instructor certificate in 2011 which was followed by a Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Course in 2012. He spent 3 months studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from two of the most accomplished teachers in Mysore. Then he spent 5 months in a Buddhist monastery near Kathmandu in 2013, where he was teaching yoga and pranayama to the monks and in returned learned rigorous meditation techniques.
After that he undertook the Sivanada Yoga Teacher Training program in 2014 and subsequently joined the full-time teaching staff at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram in Kerala, where he spent 15 months, conducting different types of yoga, pranayama and meditation classes. He has also completed numerous one to six months yoga retreats in different ashrams in the Himalayas and learned from great yogis and sages of India and Nepal. In 2015 he moved to Melbourne, Austarlia, where he was teaching yoga at Phoenix Yoga Studio and few other fitness facilities.
He is an intense practitioner of hatha yoga, ashtanga vinyasa and other challenging yoga styles. He spends most of his free time practicing meditation, pranayama and kriya yoga techniques, studying the scriptures and reading spiritual and self-development books that keep him motivated and help to stay focused in all aspects of life.