Our Yoga Teachers

Learn Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in rishikesh
Vikas Kumar
Master degree in Yoga & E-RYT 500

Ashtanga Yoga & Alignment

Vikas is an accomplished teacher of both Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga with more then 10 years experience as a teacher and life long learner of the yogic life style. His talk about Yoga philosophy is very logical, rational and clear. During the course he is offering friendly but in-depth insights to Ashtanga yoga, so one can learn proper adjustment and correct alignment of the postures. Vikas is sincere, confident and resourceful person, always ready to help – his charisma and fun nature are contagious! He has strong will power and he is always ready to learn new things. Vikas believes in teamwork and prides himself on adapting to any student need with ease. He believes in perfection and dedication.

Learn Pranayama in Rishikesh
Denisa Tudorache
E-RYT 200


Denisa had met her first Yoga Master – Sri Vasudeva, in 2008 from whom she got the strong foundation of Yoga which deeply touched her life. Many years of self transformation have followed in his master’s ashram as well as in traveling with him across the World and, in 2012, she got instructed to teach Pranayama and Hatha Yoga. Since then, she traveled to many countries and spent many years across India, learning from different Masters and holy beings, both perfecting her own self-practice and sharing the teachings. She is also trained in Nada Yoga (Yoga of sound) and Jnana Yoga (Yoga of Self knowledge) and she had developed a profound connection and love for Bhakti (Yoga of devotion).

Denisa is very skilled therapist and has had amazing results using different therapies as Gestalt, Bach flower therapy, Aromatherapy, using elements of Family Constelation and has perfected her knowledge of Ayurveda and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology). Moreover she has proven to be very emphatic, while objective and with a clear overview both in her classes as well as in her therapies and interactions with other people’s challenges.

Learn meditation in Rishikesh
Yogi Varun
Bachelor degree in Yoga

Philosophy & Meditation

Varun is a great teacher at Jiva Yoga Academy. At the age of 19 he suffered a tragic car crash which left him paralyzed waist down. In that accident he had an experience of soul leaving the body known as near death experience. This made him realize how thin is the veil between life and death and how much we need to achieve in our lifetime in terms of rising our consciousness and our overall spiritual upliftment. Since then Varun has dedicated himself to the yogic way, he gives Yogic Philosophy lectures on life and awakening to aspiring yogis.

Yoga Therapy in Rishikesh, India
Girija Vojtko
Diploma in Physiology

Physiology & Therapy

Girija’s deep interest in health and her passion for body oriented therapies arose after finishing her professional athlete career in Pentathlon. The many injuries and the pressure and stress of high performance training made her turn towards therapies that tenderly support the body and mind in finding alignment with the Spirit. She studied massage therapy and anatomy at the University of Physical Sciences from where she received her coaching diploma. She learned traditional Thai Yoga massage in Thailand in the Sunshine Network. She encountered Yoga in 2009, with which she immediately fell in love, and immersed in it deeper when she met her Siddha Yoga master – Sri Vasudeva, a couple of years later.

Her interest in trauma healing and her passion to help people finding relief from their pain, and gain more self awareness, led her to study craniosacral therapy, which integrates into one modality all that she is passionate for.

Learn Anatomy in Rishikesh
Gokul Singh
Master degree in Yoga

Anatomy & Shatakarma(Yoga Cleansing)

Gokul Singh holds a master degree in Yoga from Uttrakhand Sanskrit University. He is teaching all yogic techniques including Pranayama, yogic cleansings and Anatomy for years. Now he teaches Anatomy and Shatakarma in Jiva Yoga academy. Gokul has specialized himself in exclusive yogic psychotherapy which is proving to be a very effective tool in yoga practices to overcome psychosomatic disorders like depression and anxiety. He has taken multiple workshops regarding yoga asana effect on human body. He is a great instructor in teaching the importance of Anatomy, Pranayama and Ayurveda in yoga.

Vinyasa of Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh
Gabriela Orzechowski
E-RYT 500

Hatha Yoga

Gabriela has been teaching yoga for about 8 years. Her dream has always been to share this incredible practice with other people so in 2011 she did a yoga course in Rishikesh to explore this practice deeper and learn more about all the 8 limbs of yoga. She started by teaching beginners and intermediate level students privately and volunteer-based and after that she has become a Yoga instructor for a fleet of super yachts up to 147m in the United Arab Emirate. She is a Hatha Yoga instructor at Jiva Yoga Academy now, she is a good reformer and can enhance her skills in any working condition.

learn Hatha & Iyenger yoga in Rishikesh
Yogi Pankaj
Master degree in Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Pankaj was born in Rishikesh and he is trained by a very popular master – Vishvaguru in Ved Niketan Dham, Rishikesh. After getting his diploma in Ved Niketan Dham he was teaching there seven years and currently he is teaching students of Jiva Yoga Academy about the deep knowledge of Hatha Yoga and Iyenger Yoga. He is very popular among the students for his teaching style of conveying his knowledge of asana in detail.

You can meet our teachers and have a taste on how they work booking a private online class with them: https://jivayogaacademy.org/online-yoga/