Sammasati Retreat’s Yoga Teachers
Our Yoga have diverse experience in various Yoga styles like Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow,
Yoga Philosophy and Meditation.
Yogesh Patel (Acharya Yogesh) – Yoga Spiritual & Meditation Teacher
Acharya Yogesh is an authentic gem in the world of yoga. Yogesh is raised in the traditional Indian yogic family where his first seed of yogic consciousness was sowed in the very childhood. Yogesh has taught in more than 80 Teacher Training Programs and Workshops. On his philosophical and spiritual journey, he has studied many of the great seekers of Truth such as Patanjali, Osho, Buddha, Gurdjieff, Lord Krishna, Sri Aurobindo, Shankaracharya and much more. In his teachings and his lifestyle, he combines all the knowledge he has received from various paths of spirituality. He processes the information given to him from these seekers, chooses what is of knowledge to him, and applies this knowledge to his daily life. We can honestly say that he lives “yoga”.
He has extensively travelled to the west and shared his knowledge of yoga to many countries. Over these years he has developed a scientific attitude towards spiritual practices leading to a combination of Eastern feeling and Western mind. He specialises in yogic philosophy, Hatha yoga, yogic anatomy, pranayama, meditation, and various cleansing processes. With the art of storytelling, he can turn complex philosophical teachings into comprehensible material for his students. He is also a chakra healer, a practice that integrates alternate healing therapies. In his healing method, he incorporates a combination of chakra therapy, mudra therapy, pranic healing, aromatherapy, sound therapy and psychological counselling.
Devi Kaur – RYT 500, Asana Teacher & Healer
Devi Kaur have been practicing and studying yoga for over 20 years. For her yoga is not just a fitness exercise or a practice only on the mat. It is a way of life, a way to live, to love and experience union with the Divine. Her journey has bought her some amazing tools for transformation, including Kundalini Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Somatic Education, Dance and Crystal Mandala Meditation. She now specialise in running workshops, trainings and retreats in the UK and abroad, combining these amazing techniques for a complete whole holistic approach to life. Her intention is to inspire and empower others to transform from the inside out, by connecting to the Source, the Divine, to come into alignment with their true selves and be the best that they can be!
Yogini Manisha – E-RYT 200 and E-RYT 500
A Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS), Yogini Manisha is the lead teacher with Sammasati Retreat.
Manisha who was born in a spiritual family got introduced to yoga with her marriage to Yogi Abhay in 2011. When Manisha witnessed first-hand, the changes that yoga and meditation brought in students, it sparked her interest which her husband encouraged further. In a short stint, she became an ardent follower of the teachings of yoga and started the regular practice of meditation. Sharing the knowledge she had gained with students from across the world came quite naturally to her and she got involved with the training programs and administration of the training center. She also learned here various styles of yoga like Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Sivananda and traditional Hatha Yoga.
She later became certified RYT-200 and RYT-500 Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance USA and well as Yoga Alliance International and with dedicated practice and in-depth knowledge, she developed her teaching style which comes with a playful attitude. Her vivacious and light-hearted personality infuses her classes with love and joy. Her classes are vibrant with laughter and conclude in tranquility which has made her widely popular among students who continue to return to train with her.
Emily – Yoga Teacher
I have started practising yoga to escape from my stressful work life while I was working at Microsoft in Dubai. Little by little Yoga transformed my life, helped me quit smoking and drinking, and I lost more than 20kgs over the years. So, my first shy engagement with yoga grew into a passion. Finally, i have completed my Yoga Teachers Training in the beautiful city Dharamshala, on the outskirts of the magnificent Himalayas. I quit my corporate job and started travelling by teaching and learning more about yoga and meditation, and other healing arts like Chakra balancing, Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki and art.
Since then I teach yoga at different studios, yoga schools, homes, schools, corporate offices, gyms, where ever it’s possible…Now I am registered as Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance. I mainly teach Hatha Yoga and Hatha Flow, but also Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Partner Yoga and Corporate Yoga. My yoga classes include Asana, Meditation and Pranayama Exercises with a balanced approach to strength and flexibility exercises.All levels -including beginners- can join and enjoy both a physical exercise and relaxation of their body and mind.
E-RYT 200 & E- RYT 500
Yogi Abhay has chosen his individual path of Yoga and Meditation on his own. He overpowered the threshold of living a mediocre life and gave a birth to a spiritual breakthrough. This discovery helped him to go beyond the mind and attain the authentic sanity. He later decided to break all old pattern and start a new life. As a result, he practised deep Yoga, and Meditation and finally the fruit ripen in the form of Sammasati Retreat.
He Graduated his Yoga Teacher Training at Kaivalyadham, Lonavala in 2004 and since 2006 he has been teaching Yoga and Meditation in Goa, Rishikesh and Thailand. He has taught in 75 yoga teacher training till date. He worked as a “Spiritual Catalyst” for many of his students which help them trigger their spiritual journey. All the Students feel inspired and connected with his presence during the course.
He lives for six months in Gujrat India on the banks of Narmada river, developing a Yoga ashram and remaining six months he travels worldwide teaching Yoga.
Sanatano – Admin
Sanatano is Training Manager with Sammasati retreat; he handles all the ground operations as well as the online presence of Sammasati Retreat. He is the one who handles all your queries regarding the Courses, Retreats and Yoga Programs and answers your Emails.
He also conducts lecture of the important part of Yoga Training Syllabus which is Yoga as Business. In which we explore all the dimension that how you can launch yourself as a Yoga Teacher on completion of the Yoga Training.