Our Teachers

Teachers play important role as a pathfinder in learning system. Ananda Yoga Shala is blessed with very few torchbearers who can build a professional yoga soul and body by their knowledge.

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  • Anup Gupta
    Anup GuptaDirector

    One of Rishikesh’s most sought after yoga instructors, Anup Gupta (AYS) demonstrates both knowledge and skill in his unique teaching style.

    He exhibits a profound sense of devotion to the practices and philosophies of yoga and to his students, creating an inspired balance of asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation to generate strength, mindfulness, and joy within the practitioner.

    • Swami Vishwarupananda
      Swami VishwarupanandaSpiritual Guide - A Guru

      Swami Vishwarupanandaji was born In Odisha, and later in 1990 he came to the Sivananda Ashram. He has a remarkable contribution to make Rishikesh the world’s capital of yoga.

      He studied with Pujya Sri Swami Krishnananda ji and Gurudev Swami Chidananda ji Maharaj from whom he took Mantra initiation in the year 1992. His approach to practice of Yoga, pranayama and meditation has been very much appreciated by all those who came across him. His students adore him for his calmness, humility and meditativeness.

      • Yogi Upendra Ji
        Yogi Upendra JiYoga guru

        Upendra Ji is one of the few yoga teachers of Rishikesh who has given a big part of his life to Yoga and philosophy. He has expertise knowledge on the various field of yoga and philosophy. Some of the forms he famous for are Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Flow Yoga.

        He has a good knowledge of Kriya and can practice many of them. Nindra Yoga is also one of the perfections of his profession.


        • Kaita bliffert
          Kaita bliffertGuest Teacher

          Kaira Bliffert is founder and co-Director of famous KirtanFest Milwaukee. She has visited India many times and now is a Yoga Teacher in Ananda Yoga Shala as a guest faculty.

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