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Our Team


Our team is committed to yoga practices with great enthusiasm and sincerity. All are experienced in their respective fields (yoga guru, yoga trainer, professional health care expert, "Gita" commentator) and are source of energy, passion and skills to our foundation. We are like family members that strive to put all efforts towards teaching you all the from basics to higher levels of yoga.

Time to time, we also invite connoisseurs from different fields to share their lecture and comments on topics related to yoga viz. meditation, yoga in daily life, how to maintain balance between work and yogic meditation and much more.

Yogi Simant (Founder)

Simant Yogi is the founder & president of Spirit Yoga Foundation (SYF). Yoga is not his profession, but ambition of his cherished life since early days. Spirituality is like his second breath, and meditation remained his constant companion in all these growing years.
While his peers moved to lucrative job, he chosed the less travelled path where rewards and appreciation seldom comes, or never comes in spite of living almost a reclusive life. His fortunate meeting with Mr Ravi Gusain in 2009 was like dreams come true for him....Read More

Swami Narayanananda (Philosophy Teacher)

Swami Narayanananda

The yoga practitioner will have to abandon all worldly pleasure & desire to understand the true essence of yogic philosophy. Highly inspired by yogic lifestyle, Manas Ranjan Sahoo reduced his wants to the minimum and became Swami Narayanananda at the dawn of new millennium.

He studied traditional yoga texts from reputed yoga centers from diverse parts of India. He started his learning journey from Chinmaya Mission Vedanta courses at Siddhabari Chinmaya Tapovan Trust, Himachal Pradesh. His quest for spiritual knowledge did not stop here.

For the harmonious development of the mind, body & consciousness, he further studied T.T.C, A.T.T.C and Sadhna Intensive course at International Sivananda Yoga & Vedant Centre from Kerala (2002-05).

To delve deep in Upanishad and classical philosophical text “Bhagavad Gita”, he devoted one year in Swami Dayananda of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam at Annaikati (2008-09).

He dedicated his life to yoga and now living in Rishikesh from the last ten years. He has perfect mastery over in conducting classes on Hatha yoga & Patanjali yoga for beginners & advanced level both.

Mr Sandeep (Himalayan Yoga Guru)

Mr. Sandeep

Sandeep Bankhwal was born in a well educated family knit together by strong cultural values and traditional bond in Devbhoomi. From the very early age, he was drawn to spiritualism like nails attracted to magnets.

He explored the splendor of Himalayan region to meet hermits and monks to quench his thirst for spiritual knowledge and also dispelled his doubts.

Finally, he discovered solace and real happiness by surrendering himself to Lord Krishna, the reason of all reasons and the master of all masters. He realized that supreme consciousness is within us, and it is futile to search for it in books, which is the essence of "Gita".

He has contributed various articles and features on spiritualism topic to national dailies, weeklies and reputed magazines. He is a voracious reader mainly book on spiritualism and religious texts. In mid-1980s, he travelled length and breadth of India, to learn the spiritual heritage of the India.

He has mastery over internationally reputed philosophical book "Bhagavad Gita", and he often gives lectures on the philosophy of Lord Krishna at various platforms.

Dr Sandeep Raina (Professional Health Care Expert)

Dr. Sandeep Raina

Dr Sandeep Raina is a professional health care expert in spine rehabilitation. He is presently working as a chief consultant for neuro-rehabilitation and spine disorders at Parmarth Niketan Hospital, Rishikesh.

His perfection in spinal anatomy and physiology lead him to teach the students from all over the world. He knows how to correlate it with practice of yoga which is beneficial for the human body system. He is also certified in CPR, THERA BANDS etc.

He is the resident of J&k who moved to Rishikesh in quest for spiritual life in 2006. His urge of serving the society motivated him to pursue the noble profession. His area of interest is neurological disorders. He studied in renowned medical university and pursued masters' degree in physical therapy. To make his therapies affective he started reconciling the techniques of taping along with vestibular rehabilitation.

He is also having good knowledge of acupuncture and is practicing laser acupuncture from past many years. He has extensive experience of neurological post operative rehabilitation programs especially of spinal cord injury patients.

His aim in life is to rehabilitate not only one's body but also mind and soul, with the help of physical exercise regimes and yoga.