Yogi Sanjeev Semwal Ji
Founder - Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Centre
Our founder, Sanjeev Semwal, is a third-generation yoga guru from the Yoga Capital of the World – Rishikesh. Having received his Yogic initiation from his grandfather, Sanjeev has worked relentlessly in integrating age old traditions known to a very few, in today’s modern living.
At his highly formidable teenage years, Sanjeev knew to live a life of discipline and consistent training. Always surrounded by highly educated and knowledgeable yogis, he started his formal training at the age of fifteen under his grandfather’s guidance, by learning aasanas and bhakti. Following his instant liking for yoga and everything related, he decided to pursue higher studies from Ved Niketan International School of Yoga. And in line with the eight limbs of Yoga, he continued his svādhyāya by completing varied teacher training courses, under the able direction of several renowned teachers. In addition to being a highly knowledgeable teacher, Sanjeev is also a certified master in Ayurvedic therapies and wellness management.
Upon completion of his masters in Yogic Science, the next course of life was almost crystal clear. However, the spirit of wander could not be curtailed in Sanjeev like most of us. In this time, he worked across various places from the UAE to Seychelles over a span of a decade, through his hospitality career. With the global experience now acquired, no time was spared in opening a yoga teacher training centre in the land of his birth. Here, one would get to witness and experience first-hand, the life changing transformation of yogic sciences. A place where till date, thousands of students of all nationalities have been beautifully soaked in a practise that came from our ancestors. A life of simple thinking and unsurmountable kindness.
Over more than a decade now, Sanjeev remains at the helm of all affairs of the school. From deciding the curriculum to ensuring each student gets only the best – he leaves no stone unturned in making a lasting impact in the lives of those he comes across. A mentor, a friend, a disciplinarian – this highly qualified gentleman knows what strokes work with which folks. While his current schedule leaves him with very little time to teach, Sanjeev most enjoys conducting his military style vinyasa classes in Aṣṭāṅga, Haṭha and several other forms and adaptations of Yoga.
A family man born and raised amongst the mountains; Sanjeev is a staunch believer in building a sense of community for those around him. Animal welfare, education for all and an inherent need of supporting the less fortunate, are causes that he willingly let’s consume him.
Join us in starting your journey of transformation today. Indeed, Yoga is meant for everybody and we at Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Centre, make that even more possible.
Our courses are available in various places including Bali and Italy, along with India.
Yogi Sonu Ji
Dr. Hemlata Saklani Bahuguna
Dr. Hemlata Saklani Bahuguna was born on 08 december 1985 at new tehri, located in the indian state of uttrakhand. In her school years, she had average grades, but her involvement in extracurricular activities as like in debate or speech and also in some school-level projects was great.
Experience and advanced training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa approach. Committed toproviding extensive instruction and counselling to the students, while motivating them to find true inner peace and their healthiest self. Adept in creating powerful teaching plans that aim to support and benefit each and every student. Bringing forth loveand respect for the art of yoga, and all that it encompasses.
Dr. Sumit: Anatomy & Physiology
Dr Sumit holds a PhD Degree in psycho physiology postural imbalances and hold’s a master Degree in physical therapy, A diploma in sports Medicine and he is a certified Yoga Alliance continuing Education Provider (YACEP). He manages to lift Anatomy training off the page of books and makes it come alive in the classroom, specialty devised and specific for Yoga Teachers and yoga Practitioners. In addition to excellent body Alignment, Practical Anatomy and Physiology, Sumit offers Anatomy Healing through the chakras, Trigger point massage techniques and laughter, breath work and dance movement therapy.