Our Team

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FOUNDER/ E-RYT 500​

BHARAT SHETTY

Yogacharya Bharat Shetty is the first yoga teacher in India to be certified as E-RYT 500. He also certified in Childrens Yoga and Prenatal Yoga with YACEP, RCYT and RPYT to from Yoga Alliance USA. Practicing yoga Since 1993 and Teaching since 1995. And Founded IndeaYoga on 1998. He is Trained Under Padma Vibhushan B.K.S. Iyengar, in Pune, India. Also Received Yogachrya title from Sivananda yoga Vedanta center and Yoga Training from(Svyasa) Vivekandananda Kendra, Bangalore

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E-RYT 500

NIKHIL UTHAPPA

An ardent practitioner of Yoga for over 17 years with Yogacharya Bharat Shetty, Nikhil is one of the senior teachers with E-RYT 500 (Yoga Alliance certification) to his credit. He has been assisting Bharat since the completion of the course. He fits into the IndeaYoga team almost to perfection knowing his qualities of maintaining discipline to the classes and punctuality, just like his master.

Nikhil chose this yoga path out of choice after working for over 3 years and is one of our senior teachers here at IndeaYoga.

E-RYT 500

PRASHANTH KUMAR VERMA

Passionate about yoga asana with over 10 years and completed 500 hrs Yoga Teacher Training at IndeaYoga Mysore, India. He strongly believes that yoga has the power to make you into a stronger person not just physically but also mentally and Emotionally through the breath and asana movement. The breath is the key for all asanas, her teaching styles always focuses on “Breath” which is coordinated with “Asana”. Currently working as a yoga teacher at IndeaYoga Mysore.

ANATOMY TEACHER

DR. ANUP KRISHNA

A young dynamic Ayurveda graduate, he pursued his graduation from one of the esteemed institutions, Government Ayurveda medical college which is more than 100 years old. A victim of poor health, he regained his health when he came across Yogacharya Bharat Shetty in the year 2004. Genuine selfless service rendered by Yogacharya for the welfare of mankind enthralled him. This infused him with enthusiasm and he developed an inclination towards yoga at a very young age. He chose to rediscover the relationship between authentic Ayurveda and yoga. Anup started assessing and educating about human anatomy and physiology in relationship with yoga and the yogic way of adopting it in a daily life.

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PROF , H.V. NAGARAJ RAO

H. V. Nagaraja Rao, Vidvān, Oriental Research Institute Mysore (emeritus), is a world authority on Sanskrit grammar and poetics. He is the editor of numerous Sanskrit works and has translated many Sanskrit works into English and Kannada, including, most recently, Ruyyaka’s Alaṃkārasarvasvam.

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DANITA PANASHTHIRA

Passionate about yoga asana with over 2 years and completed 300 hrs Yoga Teacher Training at Indea Yoga Mysore, India. She strongly believes that yoga has the power to make you into a stronger person not just physically but also mentally through the breath and asana movement. The breath is the key for all asanas, her teaching styles always focuses on “Breath” which is coordinated with “Asana”. Currently working as a yoga teacher at Indeayoga Mysore.

E-RYT 500

ALDREN ANDREW

A level 2 yoga practitioner certified at Indeayoga Mysore under Yogacharya Bharath Shetty. Aldren’s career began as a real estate agent in the extravagant city of Dubai. He quit his job and decided to deep dive and explore yoga. He travelled across India & his journey led him to Indeayoga, where he found his purpose. He has been practicing and teaching ever since. In his 5+ years of teaching experience, he has taught all level of practitioners from beginner to advanced. He is also well known for his soothing pranayama sessions.

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AJITA GULERIA

A passionate yoga teacher of Indea Yoga, who started her journey in 2016 as a self-exploratory journey, she started teaching in the year 2017, later she fell in love with the yoga practice. Yoga for her was not just a practice but a way of living and that’s what drawn her interest in practicing and teaching yoga, she has done TTC: 200 hours in the year 2017, 500 hours in 2019, and later she has done 200 hours in 2020 and 300 hours in 2021 at Indea Yoga, presently working at Indea Yoga as a Philosophy teacher.

E-RYT 500

NATASHA VELASKAR

Natasha is a Level 2 Indeayoga teacher from Mumbai. She has been practicing with Bharat Sir and Nikhil since 2020 and has been teaching since 2019.

She firmly believes in the Indeayoga motto of 'Yoga for all'. She loves the way the practice of Yoga can change the way people think, the way they go through life.

She is currently teaching at Indeayoga in Mysore. She is also exploring concepts of physical therapy and their application into the practice.

ANATOMY TEACHER

DR. SHANTALA C K

An Ayurvedic doctor who specialises in the management of gynaecological issues and other issues related to women health. In search of non-chemical and wholistic modalities to treat mental and physical ailments, she came across yoga and discovered its unique benefits. Ever since, she has been a consistent practitioner and also chose to educate the same to the world.

Apart from being a doctor, she is a passionate sportsperson winning several awards and also a gifted aesthete.

E-RYT 500

Urmal Munjwani

With over 8 years of experience in teaching and practicing Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, I, an E-RYT 500 certified yoga instructor, have embarked on a transformative journey. My love for yoga led me to traverse the captivating landscapes of India, where I imbibed the essence of this ancient art form. It was at INDEA Yoga Mysore that I discovered my true Guru and delved deeper into my practice.

My yoga expedition commenced in 2015, a path filled with self-discovery and growth. However, it was in 2018 that my journey took an extraordinary turn when I joined INDEA Yoga under the tutelage of the revered Yogacharya Bharath Shetty. Since then, guided by his wisdom, I have honed my yoga skills, both in my personal practice and in guiding others through their own yoga journeys.

Aanchal Vishwakarma

I am Aanchal a steadfast advocate for equilibrium and holistic well-being. My journey began at The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, where I embarked on the path of yoga. It was there that I undertook a transformative teacher training course, laying the foundation for my voyage. As time flowed, my expertise deepened, and I delved into the intricacies of Ashtanga yoga. In pursuit of mastery, I ventured to Mysore, Indea Yoga, where I attained Level 2 proficiency through rigorous training.

In addition to my yoga journey, I am also a certified reiki healer and a dedicated nutritionist. My approach is holistic, recognizing the intricate dance between the body, mind, and spirit.

My story is one of resilience, transformation, and commitment to well-being. As I continue to navigate, my purpose remains: to inspire, heal, and empower others to embrace a life of harmony and vitality through the realms of yoga, reiki, and nourishing nutrition.

RPYT TEACHER

PRADEEP IYENGAR

Pradeep Iyengar, a seasoned and level 2 IndeaYoga teacher and a dedicated doula. With a wealth of experience, Pradeep has touched the lives of over 100 mothers as a yoga teacher and assisted 43 mothers on their unique birthing journeys as a doula.

Pradeep specializes in guiding couples through the beautiful realms of conception, conscious pregnancy, adept labor management, and nurturing post-pregnancy recovery. His passion lies in fostering a holistic approach to childbirth, advocating for natural, drug-free experiences. Firmly believing in a woman's innate ability to birth naturally, he contends that, when provided with a stress-free environment and compassionate supervision, women can embrace childbirth without unnecessary medical interference.

At the heart of Pradeep's mission is the promotion of conscious pregnancy through the ancient wisdom of yoga, rooted in the essence of Gharbhopanishad. Discover the transformative power of yoga, as Pradeep Iyengar strives to spread the importance of conscious pregnancy, guiding you towards a harmonious and fulfilling birthing experience.