Team

Dr. Ganesh Mohan

Dr. Ganesh Mohan, son of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, was trained from childhood in yoga and other related traditional studies. He is a doctor, having trained in both modern medicine and Ayurveda. He is the co-author of Yoga Therapy,Krishnamacharya, and Yoga Reminder. He directs the Svastha Yoga Therapy and Teacher Training programs as well as other trainings internationally.

Nitya Mohan

Nitya Mohan, daughter of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, was trained in yoga from a young age. She holds a degree in music and is an exponent of Vedic chanting. She has conducted seminars and given concerts internationally. A skilled and experienced teacher, she has been running the Svastha training programs in Singapore for over a decade.

Dr. Günter Niessen

Dr. Günter Niessen is a specialist in orthopedic and trauma surgery with a practice in Berlin. His previous training includes physical therapy, chiropractic, sports medicine, manual medicine, neural therapy, and acupuncture. He is a yoga teacher registered with the BDY/EYU. He has worked with thousands of patients suffering from various musculoskeletal issues, considering their problems from a holistic perspective. [Website]

Dr. Shailla Vaidya

Shailla Vaidya, C-IAYT, is a Physician, Yoga Therapist, and Compassion-it Change Agent practicing Mind-Body and Lifestyle Medicine in Toronto, Canada.  She practised Family and Emergency Medicine, and has a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University. She created the Therapeutic Yoga Burnout Recovery Program, which combines yoga practice and philosophy, with the science of human function and stress resilience. Her current medical practice is focused on helping those with chronic stress-related illness. [Website]

Sharon Byrnes

Sharon Byrnes, C-IAYT, designs programs to specifically address Neurological Disease, Developmental Delays, Cancer Support, and whatever will improve one’s self care so that they can live optimally at any age or stage of life. She offers teacher trainings & workshops on many topics but especially on using props creatively and effectively. [Website]

Barbara Coley

Barbara Coley has been studying with the Mohan family since 2006. She teaches personalised yoga & yoga therapy to small groups and individuals In Auckland, New Zealand. Barbara also teaches the Svastha Yoga Teacher Training Program, and facilitates the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program, in New Zealand.  [Website]

Dr. Geraldine Wu

Dr Geraldine Wu is a trainer with Svastha Yoga Therapy after completing Svastha Yoga Therapy program. She received her medical degree from University of North Carolina and completed her residency at John Hopkins Hospital. She has been in practice for over 40 years and specializes in psychopharmacology and Integrative Medicine.

Deb Marweg

Deb Marweg, C-IAYT, completed the Svastha Yoga Therapy program in 2014.  She opened Now and Zen Yoga Studio in Lodi, California in 2004. Deb has continued working with Dr. Ganesh Mohan with the Svastha program in Northern California. [Website]

Pooja

Pooja is a yoga therapist with 25 years of experience in yoga, mindfulness & meditation.. She actively builds community awareness about health & wellness with her educational talks and contribution in media. She is also the co-chair of Cincinnati Yoga Association. ‘Yoga With Pooja’ was founded to develop evidence based holistic wellness programs. Pooja runs several successful health & wellness programs for wellness centers, hospitals, corporates & schools.

Anneke Sips

Anneke Sips is a Registered Nurse and work in psychiatry since 1998. She is one of the first accredited yoga therapists in Europe (C-IAYT) and the founder of Network Yoga Therapy and The Yoga Therapy Conference in Amsterdam. She specialises in trauma, change management, burn-out and psychosis. She designs and offers therapeutic yoga programs online and in-person and is a bridge builder in the field of Yoga Therapy for mental health in The Netherlands. [Website]

Iia Lappalainen

Iia Lappalainen has practiced yoga since 1992. She is a physiotherapist and a yoga teacher (Finnish Yoga Federation, Ecole française de yoga), and a yoga therapist (Svastha Yoga Therapy).  She teaches individual and group classes at her yoga school Joogatila [Website] and trains yoga teachers at the Finnish yoga federation.

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Kate Vogt

Kate Vogt, co-editor of Mala of the Heart: 108 Sacred Poems and Mala of Love: 108 Luminous Poems, began her studies in Yoga in the 1970s. Since 2005, she has developed and presented workshops, articles, trainings, lectures, discussion groups, and other ways to give mainstream access to the ancient wisdom of Yoga.

Iris Klein

Iris Klein, C-IAYT, has been teaching yoga, yoga philosophy, and yoga therapy for more than a decade to groups and private students of all ages and challenges. She has studied with the Mohans for more than a decade. She leads the Svastha programs at Ella Yoga in Tel Aviv. She was a lawyer and a business consultant in her earlier professional life.

Caroline McCarter

Caroline McCarter, C-IAYT, owns a private yoga therapy practice in Austin, Texas where she customizes yoga practices for clientele with different physical, mental, and spiritual needs. She is contracted out regularly by the Texas state psychiatric hospital, the University of Texas, and eating disorder treatment centers for her specialized yoga teachings. [Website]

Vina Shah

Vina Shah, a personal student of Indra and A. G. Mohan from 1998, has been teaching Svastha programs in Sydney since then. In that time, she has also organised, promoted and hosted numerous seminars and workshops for her teachers and Dr Ganesh Mohan. [Website]

Uta Naumer-Hotz

Uta Naumer-Hotz is a certified physiotherapist, nurse and sports teacher with numerous specialized training courses. For more than 18 years she has worked together with her husband in her own practice and treats her patients primarily in private lessons. She combines her experience as a yoga teacher and in yoga therapy in both individual and group lessons. [Website]

Alexander Hotz

Alexander Hotz works as a physiotherapist and manual therapist together with his wife Uta Naumer-Hotz for over 18 years in private practice. He has trained in numerous related specialties such as myoreflextherapy, craniosacral therapy, visceral osteopathy, myofascial therapy, and martial arts. [Website]

Praveena Kumar

Praveena Kumar is a registered dietitian, Ayurvedic wellness practitioner, yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist.  She has 13 years of experience working as a clinical dietitian. She creates a unique and effective experience for her clients by seamlessly combining these healing modalities and her clinical experience.

Raji Krishnamurthy

Raji Krishnamurthy has a private practice in Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy in Saratoga, CA.  She offers personalized yoga practices along with ayurvedic nutrition/lifestyle management and body therapies to enhance wellbeing, rejuvenation and awareness.  For over 15 years she has empowered clients of all ages to find balance, heal and make sustainable positive changes.

Ann de Silva

Ann is a Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT, an Experienced Yoga Teacher and a Children’s Yoga and Prenatal Yoga Teacher. She has completed over 500 hours of Teacher Training in different yoga schools. She is the co-founder of Glo Yoga Academy, offering workshops and teacher trainings in Hong Kong in many countries. Ann is also the Research Consultant for the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Psychiatric Department, and a egular writer for Yoga Journal China.

Keiki To

Keiki is a Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT, an Experienced Yoga Teacher and a Children’s Yoga Teacher. He has completed over 500 hours of Teacher Training in different yoga schools. He is the co-founder of Glo Yoga Academy, offering workshops and Teacher Trainings in many countries.  Keiki writes regularly for Yoga Journal China.

Jane Craggs

Jane has been teaching yoga for 20 years, and studying with the Mohan family for many years.  She is based in the UK where she runs Svastha Yoga Manchester with Louise Tanner. Together they offer classes, workshops and individual sessions on yoga, yoga philosophy and therapeutic essentials. Jane prioritizes easy access to the practice and teaches yoga in prisons. She is also involved in training teachers.

 

Vicki Jackson

Vicki Jackson is a Certified Yoga Therapist who began her yoga journey in the 1970’s as a way to heal after a severe car accident. She is a yoga therapist at Sierra Tucson treatment center, a preceptor to the Integrative Medical Elective Rotation at the University of Arizona, and has a private yoga therapy practice in Tucson, AZ.  She enjoys training and mentoring yoga teachers and therapists.

Chris Marrazzo

Chris Marrazzo, C-IAYT, is a Svastha Yoga teacher/therapist, certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapy. Chris is also an Ayurvedic Consultant, Registered Nurse, holds a Masters Degree in TCM and completed training in Vinyasa Krama Yoga. He teaches Yoga in a psychiatric hospital setting and also offers private classes and workshops in San Diego, California.

Tamar Marnin

Tamar Marnin is long term student of Indra Mohan and A. G. Mohan, since 1996.  She delivers courses, seminars, group, and private lessons in her studio in Raanana, Israel. She is also trained in Gestalt psychology, and is an IAYT accredited yoga therapist. Since 2017 she is serving as director of the Israeli Yoga Teachers Association.

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