The Team, Master &  The Teachers

Birth of Yoagda : All the masters & teachers at Yoagda are highly qualified  and have been learning & sharing their experience’s  in their respective fields in the Himalayas.  Considering the quality of other Yoga institutes & Ashrams in the area, the master & teachers have felt and urgent need of an institution / retreat which can give true ,  real and original  experience of this ancient Knowledge of yoga,as per the scriptures.

To fulfill this urgent need Yogada  was created  as per the true meaning of it i.e

Yog :  the perfect combination of right time & right situation + Da : The one who gives  = Yogada

 Selection of Place: As per the scriptures,   this ancient knowledge of yoga was given by lord Shiva  to the saints in the Himalayas to elevate the human consciousness.  Shivpuri  ( The place of Shiva) was selected for Yogada as the place is described as home of Shiva in puranas ( Scriptures). One can still feel the vibrancy & energy in the area, making it most suitable for yoga practices today as well.

Yogada is backed by the Team Himalayan of Garhwal Himalayan Explorations, which is the first professional Travel & Tours Operators, since 1989 specialized in Himalayan Adventure Holidays.  Pioneers in Trekking, Rafting & Expeditions in Himalayas, Team Himalayan is still the leading Tour company in the area, handling maximum foreign tourists coming to the area.

Team Himalayan backs yogada in its full capacity and uses its 25 years’ experience to add  more value & quality to YogadaExperiences for its Guests.


Rajeev Tewari

Founder - Sattya Yoga Himalayas

MSc ( Organic Chemistry) & PGd in Himalayan Tourism Born in a Brahmin Family in Himalayas Yogi Raj Jeev is has started his career as research Scientist after his post-graduation in Organic Chemistry & PgD in Himalayan Tourism. He is still heading the pioneer & Leading Adventure Tours & Travel company the - Garhwal Himalyan Explorations Pvt. Ltd with its base in Rishikesh.Rajeev also heads the two of the Sattya Yoga Retreats .i.e High Bank Peasants Cottage in Rishikesh, & Ashram Yogada in Shivpuri Himalayas.Despite of his busy schedule yogi Raj Jeev spends most of his time in exploring the new Dimensions of Hatha Yoga - the ancient art of wisdom, which was born in this part of Himalayas.Yogi Rajeev is widely travelled throughout India & abroad and sees life from a different perspective. He also takes classes in Yogada and directs the operations. Rajeev is also the presiden of the Uttarakhand State Tourism Operators Association – UFO and fights for the right of local operators in the area.



Co-Founder - Sattya Yoga

Born and brought up in the villages of foot hills of Himalayas, Seema has inherited great wisdom from his Grand father who was a freedom fighter of India and traveled in different parts of India & other countries while fighting the world war. Seema has great Knowledge about the Indian Mythology takes care of Indian Mythology in sessions at Yogada. Seema is a great cook and organizes food at Yogada as per Guru Yogis Instructions as per the Body type and requirement. Seema has traveled world over and has leads very spiritual and discuplie life as per the Indian culture & traditions.


Shri Ashish bist ``Yogdharma``

Yoga Instructor

Ashish was born an brought up in Rishikesh ,india which is known “capital of yoga” in the world ,he introduced to yoga and spirituality in early age and since then has developed into a talented, focused and caring teacher. Studying different aspects of yoga with various experienced teachers in India ,has deeply prepared Ashish to help you embrace all aspects of your practice. Ashish has been teaching Yoga more than 15 years and sharing knowledge of Traditional method of yoga which is described as in ancient texts of yoga `{`Hatha yoga pradipika/Patanjali yoga sutra`}`. Ashish ji also leads Hatha yoga teacher trainings and immersions in China and India together with his mentor Shri G.S.Sahay `{`lecturer in Kaivalyadham yoga institute ,india`}` For most of his life Ashish ji has been dedicated to the research of body, mind, and soul - in an effort to transcend and union with the Divine. 
He regularly contribute articles of yoga in local health magazines `{`in china`}` ,his mantra cd with Patanjali yoga sutra book `{`chinese translation`}` has been appreciated by yoga lovers in china almost 50 thousand copy's sold out until now ,recently he contributed Yoga Asana performance in “Hatha yoga Pradipika”`{`chinese translation`}` as voluntary,he is always ready serve him self to social and environmental work throw his karma yoga .presently he is giving his services to well known yoga Institute in china “Yoga summit” `{``}` as a senior teacher and Director of teaching department.


Dr. Shree Santpal

Yoga Instructor

Born & bought up in the high Himalayas of Uttarakahnd Santpal was spiritually inclined since his childhood. Santpal has done his Yoga teachers training from International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta centre in south India and have taught Yoga & Meditation in some of the best centers in the area. Now Santpal teaches meditation at Yogada and takes care of Ashram Guests at Yoagda in the Himalayas – A sattya Yoga Retreat.


Prof. G. S. Sahay

Yoga Instructor

Born on 2nd July 1951, Prof. G. S. Sahay, Gold Medalist in Post-Graduation in Sanskrit from Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, is a favourite among his thousands of students of yoga. With initial formal training in Yoga from Kaivalyadhama Yoga Research Institute he joined the Philosophico Literary Research Department of the same institute in the year 1976. He started professing at the Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga from the Year 1977. His expertise in Hatha Yoga Text, Patanjali Yoga Sutra and Indian philosophy is widely acknowledged thereby making him an Eminent Yoga Expert for Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) project of CSIR, Govt. of India. He is visiting faculty and Member of Board of Studies in Yoga for various universities. He has travelled to multiple Yoga schools across the globe to spread the essence of Traditional Yoga. In his illustrious service tenure at Kaivalyadhama, he contributed as co-editor in the preparation of books such as Yoga Concordance, Vasishthasamhita, Hathapradipika Jyotsna (Hindi) and various other Yogic texts. His first book on Hathayogapradipika (Chinese language) was published in 2012 from Yogasummit, Hangzhou, China. Shri G. S. Sahay has worked as Head of the Philosophico Literary Research Department (PLRD) of Kaivalyadhama as Assistant Director of Research and also was engaged as Managing Editor of Yoga Mimamsa, a Yoga Research Quarterly being published from Kaivalyadhama since 1924.


Dr. Sumant Bhahukhandi

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Microbiology

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Microbiology from University of Pune, India Experience: Total 37 years: 6.5 years in Academics and 30.5 years in pharmaceutical industry. Professional Expertise – International Trainer, International Auditor and Consultant Dr Sumant is widely traveled and trains the top brass of the leading Pharma companies in India and different part of the world. Till date he has conducted 6600 seminars worldwide. He is also Managing Director – GMP Pharma Institute Private Limited and associated with Yogada to train the Participants from Yogic angle.