YOGA INSTRUCTOR TEAM

Yogi Radhika Sharan Ji (Founder, President & Lead Trainer)

E-RYT 200, E-RYT 300 & E-RYT 500

Yogi Radhika Sharan ji is Founder and President as well as lead trainer of Om Yoga International. He deals mainly in traditional Ashtanga & Hatha Yoga. Personally, he has self-interest  in Pranayama and meditation; many people are inspired by his pranyama & meditation classes and his spiritual teachings. 

He was born in village Ishapur, Dist. Badayun(in U.P). There is Shri Hari Baba ashram near his village at the bank of Ganges where he used to go to attend satsang. Since his childhood, he had a lot of interest in spirituality making him different from the other children around him. Not so satisfied from his this life and desire to know himself; once he got an opportunity. One day, his Guruji Harekrishan Brahamchariji had came to Haribaba ashram, coming to know about his arrival, he went to his Guruji and said him i want to go along with you and stay at your Vrindavan ashram. So his Guruji took him along with to Vrindavan. At that time he was only 14years age when he left his parents, family and his village where he never returned again. This was the first journey of  his spiritual path. Here he stayed for 7 years and practised Bhakti Yoga(Yoga of devotion) as Vrindvan is the place of Lord krishna where bhakti(devotion) resides in every corner of this place. Here he studied Srimad Bhagwad Geeta and Srimad Bhagwat Mahapurana. 

But still not completely satisfied as unable to get answers of his questions which always came in his mind regarding an inquistiveness to know the truth of this life, concept of birth & death, know our origin, our real purpose of coming onto this earth and so on many such questions always came in his mind. So, he planned to travel to Haridwar to get answers for his questions.

In 2003, he travelled to Haridwar. There he met one lady who was one of the important person in his life because she helped him in his spiritual journey as she introduced him to one of the great spiritual renounced master, Swami Sachidanand Rishiji. He studied his entire Vedanta studies from him starting from March 2003 to 27th Feb 2010. Also studied Upanishads from him and some other texts. Meanwhile he was also taking discourses on these texts for the people who followed him. As his Vedanta studies were about to get over, his guruji advised him that now you have studied enough, now it is the time to implement this entire knowledge in your life and start your next journey to experience all this. For this, you have to start with Pranasamyamana Yoga. With this inspiration from his guruji, once he got a chance to visit Bangalore, there he stayed at Art of Living Ashram, where he joined one of their Advance level course. This course changed his way of thinking in many ways and made him experience many things in practical way. After returning back to Haridwar, he held some yoga sessions for the people of his ashram and some other people.  So, now he want to teach Yoga to more people worldwide. That time one person told him that in order to teach Yoga worldwide, you should get yourself certified as an international yoga instructor. So, here he got introduced to hour level of Yoga Teacher Training.

To get this licnese, he went to Mysore and completed his Yoga Teacher Training and understood this process. 

So in 2012, he opened Om Yoga International and got it registered from Govt. of India & World Yoga Alliance which is organised by Adhyatam Anusandhan Yog Trust, Charitable Non-profit organisation founded in the year 2010 by Radhika Sharan ji, himself. 

Held his first course in his Haridwar ashram, later opened another branch of Om Yoga in Puri(Odisha, eastern part of India). And then, after sometime opened another branch in Rishikesh. So, Om Yoga Centre is at 3 places: Haridwar, Rishikesh & Puri. 

His main aim is to help people change their thinking and create a society free from stresses and violence. And make the life more happy place to stay in. Also, in future he has a plan to set up another yog ashram where free yoga and spiritual teachings be imparted to the people who have great interest in spirituality located in hills in forest area surrounded by lush green trees and fields.

Ruchika Sharan Ji (Co-Founder & Lead Trainer)

E-RYT 200, E-RYT 300 & E-RYT 500

Ruchika Sharan Ji born in Punjab, currently residing in Rishikesh has been practising Yoga since her early age.  Since her childhood she had been practising Bhakti Yoga and had been studying some of ancient texts(Puranas) with her Grandfather regularly. She had been a very bright and intelligent student in her school life . Being very disciplined child in her life, not having interests like other children, she always preferred company of her own rather than getting mixed up with her friends around. SHe had been an introverted child since her childhood. But she was never able to understand her purpose of life at that life.

Her Grandfather had been one of the main person in her life leading her to the destiny which she was made for.  Her life took a turn when once she got an opportunity to attend a spiritual Satsang in Haridwar organised by her family in 2008, this event really changed her life. This event was like a spark in her life which transformed her life completely. At that time, she has enetered her college life but after coming back from that event to her normal life, she was not her own. She started studying Bhagwad Geeta and Vedanta texts from her Guruji at the age of 16. From the 24hours, majority of hours would go in studying these texts and thinking about them.

Then in 2009, she got an another opportunity to attend Art of Living Basic Yoga Course, this course again changed her thinking. She started becoming more practical in her life. And started to see happiness in small things in her life.

Later in 2012, she went to Bangalore and there she attended some more Yoga courses at Art Of Living Ashram. these courses influenced her life and then later in 2013 , she joined TTC200hour course at Pranava Yog Dhama in Mysore. Soon after completion of this course, she started teaching Yoga professionally.

She and Radhika Sharan ji jointly opened Om Yoga International. Of which, she is a Co-Founder and Lead Trainer.

When she started teaching Yoga(basically her main subject is Philosophy , Pranayama & Meditation), she was surprised to see majority of the people had no interest in studying Philosophy, and they use to think Yoga as Asanas. And needed only Asanas in the courses. This made her think about how yoga is loosing its originality in this time. So she started focusing more on philosophy trying to make it connect with our own practical life.  Now, currently she has undertaken many Yoga courses and many people specially are coming in the centre to study philosophy(real essence of Indian Yoga). She has a good knowledge  and has been teaching  Patanjali Yog Sutras(Traditional Ashtanga Yoga), Hatha Yoga, Bhagwad Geeta, Upanishads and Vedanta studies. Along with this, she loves to do Pranayama & Meditation, many people have been deeply affected by her teachings. She has managed to change life of many people by her studies, many people turned vegetarian from non-vegetarian, and started undertsand Spirituality and practise in their life.

Along with this, she also takes sessions of Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, Yoga for Oldage, Kundalini Yoga.

Dr. Avadhesh Mishra Ji(Guest Teacher)

Ayurveda & Naturopathy Consultant

Dr. Avadhesh Mishra is the most senior member of Om Yoga International Team. He was born in the Northern part of India, is currently residing in Haridwar and working as a professor of Yoga and Swasthvritta in Gurukul Kangri University. He has a proficiency in Integrated Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy and Therapy, Naturopathy, Ayurveda. He has done deep studies on Vedanta, Samkhya Yog and Nyaya Darshan.

In Om Yoga, he serves as a Guest Teacher for the Yoga courses and Ayurveda courses to give seminars. Also, he serves as a consultant teacher for the students who want to take advise about their health. We design all our courses under his guidance so all our courses are as per therapeutic style.

Mr. Vishnu PD Saxena Ji(Ayurveda Therapist & Trainer)

Ayurveda & Panch Karma Therapist & Trainer

Dr. Avadhesh Mishra is the most senior member of Om Yoga International Team. He was born in the Northern part of India, is currently residing in Haridwar and working as a professor of Yoga and Swasthvritta in Gurukul Kangri University. He has a proficiency in Integrated Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy and Therapy, Naturopathy, Ayurveda. He has done deep studies on Vedanta, Samkhya Yog and Nyaya Darshan.

In Om Yoga, he serves as a Guest Teacher for the Yoga courses and Ayurveda courses to give seminars. Also, he serves as a consultant teacher for the students who want to take advise about their health. We design all our courses under his guidance so all our courses are as per therapeutic style.

Miss. Shipra Saxena Ji(Ayurveda Therapist & Trainer)

Ayurveda & PanchKarma Therapist & Trainer

Dr. Avadhesh Mishra is the most senior member of Om Yoga International Team. He was born in the Northern part of India, is currently residing in Haridwar and working as a professor of Yoga and Swasthvritta in Gurukul Kangri University. He has a proficiency in Integrated Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy and Therapy, Naturopathy, Ayurveda. He has done deep studies on Vedanta, Samkhya Yog and Nyaya Darshan.

In Om Yoga, he serves as a Guest Teacher for the Yoga courses and Ayurveda courses to give seminars. Also, he serves as a consultant teacher for the students who want to take advise about their health. We design all our courses under his guidance so all our courses are as per therapeutic style.

Yogi Sitaram Ji(Yoga Instructor)

Ashtanga Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Instructor

Sitaram Ji born in Ishapur (village in U.P). He started practising Yoga in the year 2014 after completing his BSC degree. He learnt Traditional Ashtanga & Hatha Yoga and developed great interest in Asanas in his very early age and managed to do almost all asanas. After which, he took some Teacher Training courses at Om Yoga Centre in Puri branch for Japanese people. Then he returned back to his home town in U.P and taught Asanas, Pranyama , Mudras in Patanjali Yoga organization and in one of the colleges there to Indian people. 

After which, he moved to our Rishikesh branch and learnt Ashtanga Vinyasa style. And is currently taking Ashtanga Vinyasa primary and intermediate series in Teacher Training Courses as well as Hatha Yoga Asanas Session, Alignment & Adjustment Sessions, Shatkarmas(Cleansing Actions). 

Yogi Amit Jethudi Ji(Yoga Instructor)

Ashtanga Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Instructor

Amit Jethudi Ji born in Tehri, Garhwal is residing in Rishikesh since 2008. He has completed his Master of Science in Yogic Science in year 2015-17. Ans has completed his 500hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 certified from Yoga Alliance International and 200hours & 300hours Hatha Yoga teacher Training in 2018 certified from Yoga Alliance, USA.

His skills are Dexterity in Yogasana(Postures), Shatkarmas(Cleansing Technique), Pranyama(Yogic Breathing), Yog Nidra(Practice of Pratyahara), Meditation and Relaxation Teaching. He also leads in Asanas Alignment & skillfull adjustments.Along with this, he knows Traditional Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. 

Professionally, he has been teaching Yoga since 2015 till present. He also went to China for 3 months to lead Teacher Training Courses there in March 2018 & 2019.

Miss. Anna Buritova Ji(Yoga Instructor & Translator)

Pranayama & Meditation Trainer, Russian & Spanish Translator

Miss. Anna Buritoava is 33 years old, originally from Russia but generally live in Spain, Ibiza(stayed in Spain for nearly 12years). I travelled 12 different countries on my way to India from Spain. She came here to do 30 days Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course. But later after finishing the course. planned to stay at Om Yoga and work with us. 

How she planned to choose her line of Yoga, to this Anna ji says," At my previous work, I had to spend a lot of time sitting, embroidering wedding dresses in a fashion atelier; and I wanted to stay in shape, so I did some asanas for back pain release. I liked it then. Before working, I went to the Kundalini Center in Barcelona. I felt alive! But when I moved to a small Balearic Island Ibiza, there was only one particular place for Kundalini Classes and it was far away from my home, so I decided to study Kundalini Yoga TTC in Rishikesh, India for my self-practice. 

So, i travelled to Rishikesh. It was my second time in Rishikesh, I came here before for the Himalayas trekking, this time the purpose of my trip to India was studying Kundalini yoga. 

How I Came to know about Om Yoga and why I choose to join Om Yoga?:  One morning I went to the Ganges bank to do my morning meditation I was coming back to my hotel and the poster of “Om Yoga” saying “Kundalini TTC” called my attention, I wanted to know more about the place located in heart of Laxman Jhula, so I went up and felt very peaceful vibes in the premises of ashram. My first impression when I came to the Ashram for the first time and I saw the spacious rooms; I felt very good energy there and I even didn’t want to go to other places because the way I felt there was enough for me. And my intuition didn’t cheat me. Another reason why I decided to stay there was because of a beautiful view from a rooftop. This is how i came across Om Yoga and met the people of centre there. And this is from where my another journey with Om Yoga started and ofcourse i came here to do course but later planned to stay here itself." 

Her views about Meditation:

For me, meditating means being focused on what I'm doing at a certain moment, and not thinking about what I'm going to cook for lunch or where I'm going on vacation. My Kundalini yoga teacher used to say that you can meditate when you are doing an asana. You are involved in the process, you observe your breath and body, the mind is released, it becomes calm, clarity appears in your mind, you just observe the things as they are without judging. Sometimes there is a problem, and you think, think, and cannot solve.  You need to let go, focus on something else, tune in to the other frequencies. All unnecessary goes away, the mind becomes clear like a lake, you see the bottom, and a solution comes. It is not necessary for this to go to a cave or other secluded place - you can go there, and your thoughts will still be with you. 

What I understood thanks to yoga: I realized that there is more energy, self-confidence,love and self-acceptance. I realized that when I began to change physically, I began to change internally, changes began to occur in other areas of my life. I used to avoid calling my mother for years and now I call her almost everyday and send her messages. I began to understand myself better. At the same time, it became easier for me to communicate with others. Before It was difficult for me, I felt anti-social, introverted. When you live yoga as a lifestyle, you learn to feel your body, to be here and now. To understand that happiness, is here, is happening at the moment. The universe is like opening a door for you. You suddenly think that there is air and you can breathe it as much as you want, there is nature and you can enjoy its gifts, you feel that the earth itself loves you, you are a part of it. Faith appears. And even if something bad happens, you know that it will pass, you need to go through this stage, after it there will be another. This awareness helps you experience peace and joy every day. 

Yogini KM Monika Ji(Yoga Instructor)

Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy & Therapy Instructor

Monika Ji, born in Vinaypur(Dist. Baghpat, U.P), residing in Rishikesh since 2017. Her Career Objective is to work as a dedicated and innovative Yoga Trainer or therapist. Interested in leveraging her skill and knowledge for Yoga teacher, therapist or researcher postion to inspire peoplein achieving fitness and health.

She has qualified her UGC NET and JRF and completed her MA in Yoga from Dev Sanskriti VishwaVidyalya with 1st divison in the year 2017.  Also, she has compelted RYT200 course. She has studied Traditional Yoga, Yoga practical - Yogasanas, Pranyama , Mudras, Bandhas, Meditation, Relaxation Technique, Yogasanas series - Surya Namaskara, Pragya Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa etc.. Along woth this, she also has studied Scientific & Philosophical explanation of Yogic Sciences with Samkhya and other philosophies. She has studied Yoga therapy, Naturopathy & Alternative Therapies too. 

She has a 4 years of Teaching experience as a Yoga Therapist.

In Om Yoga centre, she serves as a Yoga Philsophy, Anatomy & Therapy, Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Trainer.

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