Kaivalyadhama

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Dr. Sharad Bhalekar Principal In-Charge

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Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar is an ayurvedacharya and has done his masters in counselling and Psychotherapy (M.S. con-psy). He has been working as Principal In-Charge at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. Author of books, “Pranayama-mudra and meditation” and “Anatomy-Physiology of Yoga”,
Dr. Bhalekar has a unique blend of modern as well as traditional approaches to yoga in his teachings and writings. He has conducted profligate workshops at National and International conferences.

Dr. Rajeshwar Mukherjee Asst. Director of Research and Registrar

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Dr. Rajeshwar Mukherjee is the Assistant Director of Research at the Kaivalyadhama Institute. He holds double master’s degree, M.Sc. and M.A., in the subjects Physics and Sanskrit respectively. He has earned a Ph.D. degree in the interdisciplinary areas interfacing Physics and Indian Philosophy. He is also concurrently working as the Registrar (I/C) of the GS College. Dr. Rajeshwar travels to different universities and premier institutes delivering discourses and lectures. He has represented in the meet organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India on Quantum Reality and Theory of Shunya. Having invited to the prestigious Copenhagen Business School at Denmark, he delivered a lecture series. He has authored six books and more than fifteen research articles.

Shri. R. K. Bodhe Asst. Professor

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Shri. R. K. Bodhe is a M.A. (Philosophy & Sanskrit), M. Phil. (Philosophy) Worked as Research Officer, Philosophico-Literary Research Department, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, for 30 years. He is invited for delivering talks, workshops at several universities and institutions. In his career of 30 years, Prof. Bodhe has authored several research papers in Traditional Yoga and co-authored several Volumes. Prof. Bodhe is also working as the Associate Editor of Yoga Mimamsa. His areas of interest include Yoga Philosophy, Applied aspects of Traditional Yoga, Value Education and Philosophical bases of esoteric sciences

Dr. R. S. Bhogal Associate Professor

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Dr. R. S. Bhogal is a post graduate in psychology and has many years of research and teaching experience. He is the author of i) Psychophysiology of Traditional Yoga (in Korean) ii) Yoga and Modern Psychology (in English and German) ii) Yoga and Mental Health and Beyond (English). Dr. R. S. Bhogal is credited with a large number of scientific papers and is a recipient of Shivram Apte award of the Fergusson College, Pune, and Bharat Jyoti award by IIFS, New Delhi. He is also a meditation expert with a calm poised temperament.

Dr. Rajani Pradhan Asst. Professor

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Dr. Rajani Pradhan, working as an Assistant Professor, is a sincere student of Yoga and Vedanta. After completing MA in Yogashastra, she has done her Doctorate in Yogashastra from Kavi Kulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University Ramtek, Nagpur. She has cleared NET in January, 2018. She is studying Vedanta with Swami Advayananda, Head of Chinmaya International Foundation, Velianad, Kerala and learning Indian ancient Music, Dhrupad with Ustad Shree Bahauddin Dagar. Her prior experience includes teaching at renowned institutes likeSwami Vivekananda Yoga Kendra, Navi Mumbai, Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula (Chinmaya University) etc.

Dr. Ganesh Rao Chief Advisor – Academics and Training,
Kaivalyadhama

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Dr. N. Ganesh Rao is a highly acclaimed and inspiring name in the field of Yoga in India having conducted till date more than 19000 sessions of Yoga covering all its aspects, theoretical and practical. He has to his credit a Doctorate in Philosophy and is a Professor and Ph. D. Guide in Yoga and Philosophy. His other qualifications include Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Master of Arts (M.A. in Philosophy), Diploma in Management Studies (D.M.S.), Diploma in Naturopathy (D.N.), Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y. Ed)., Madhyama Yoga Siksha Certificate and Specialist Instructor in First Aid and Home Nursing.
Dr. Rao is an Advisor to and Member of Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, a Member of Board of Studies of Sri Sri University, Bubhaneshwar, a Visiting Faculty in K. J. Somaiya Institute, Mumbai University, Yoga alliance (USA) and ITM (for Western Philosophy). He has served as Secretary of Certification Committee and Technical Expert (Yoga) with QCI, a Member of Selection Panel with ICCR.

Dr. Neeta Gade
Dr. Neeta Gade Asst. Professor

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Dr. Neeta Gade, Ph.D., did her graduation in Chemistry, in Pune University and BNMS (Naturopathy), has worked as Yoga Teacher and Naturo-therapist in Institute of Nature Cure and Yogic Science, Bhosari one year. She has completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2001 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla. She has completed Masters in Sanskrit, in 2008 from University of Pune and submitted (PhD in Meditation) in 2018. She has been working as Yoga Teacher, B.A. Yoga coordinator since 4 years in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama. She is conducting lectures of Schools of Yoga and practical for B.A. Yogashastra.

Dr. Bandita Satapathy Asst. Professor

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Dr. Bandita Satapathy is working as a Research Officer, in the Philosophico Literary Research Department of Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala apart from being engaged as a Lecturer in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama. After completing her M. A, M. Phil, Ph. D in Sanskrit, she is involved in doing researches in the areas of Yoga. Dr. Bandita has undergone courses on Manuscriptology from Pune University and short term Courses in Computational Linguistics, from the Department of Linguistics, Deccan College Pune. She has published Research papers in National Journals ‘Aranyakam’ Araa, Bihar, in Yoga Mimamsa of Kaivalyadhama and in annual Magazine, Central Library, BHU. She has also presented papers in National and International Conferences.

Dr. Praseeda Menon Asst. Professor

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Dr. Praseeda Menon has been working with the Scientific Research Department, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, as a Research Officer in Psychology since 2013. She is Assistant Professor G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, is a member of its Board of Studies and its Board of Examinations. She completed her Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Currently, she conducts collaborative scientific research on the efficacy of yogic practices on overall health and well-being. She is also an Integral Member of the Kaivalyadhama Ashram. She is very passionate about unearthing the scientific treasure in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems, and unravelling this timeless knowledge to the world.

Mrs. Akshata Badave
Mrs. Akshata Faculty - Psychology

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Mrs. Akshata S. Badave has completed her Masters in Psychology from SNDT Women’s University, Pune. Currently, she is working as a Scientific Assistant in the Scientific Research Department at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, and has four years of experience in yoga research. She also teaches yoga and mental health at the G. S. College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis. Her areas of research include hypertension and other lifestyle disorders with yoga therapy as the intervention. She is also engaged in two AYUSH funded projects on the effect of yoga on pre-diabetics and the effect of Trataka on anxiety. She used to work with school students as a counsellor before joining Kaivalyadhama.

Mr. Ankur Pandey
Shri . Ankur Pandey Yoga Teacher

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Shri. Ankur Pandey, (M.A. Yoga) from Uttarakhand Open University, working as a Yoga Teacher. Completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2013 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla. Having experience of working as a Yoga Teacher at Jawahar Navoday Vidyalayas in Gandhinagar and Kinnaur for 3 months each and worked in Kendriya Vidyalaya (INS Shivaji), Lonavla for 1 academic year . Also worked as a Warden in G.S.College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis for one and half year. Now working in G.S.College of Yoga as a Yoga Teacher since Feb’2016.

Ms. Dipali Patnaik Yoga Teacher

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Presently in the role of Yoga Teacher at Kaivalyadhama Institute, holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and PG Diploma in Yoga Education. Prior to actively engaging herself in the field of Yoga, she had a career stint of 14 years, in Architecture and Construction Industry. The transition to Yoga came very naturally to her as a response to a pursuit for self discovery and self actualization. Her area of interest is in exploring how Yoga as a philosophy and practice can be a tool for self transformation and rooting oneself more to simplify present day life challenges.

Ms. Vidya Amrute Yoga Teacher

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Ms. Vidya Amrute is working as Yoga Teacher. Holds double Masters Degree M.sc. from SVYASA and MA from KKSU. She has completed PGDYT from KKSU, Diploma in yogic therapy and naturopathy and one year TTC, YCB certified Evaluator and yoga Teacher. She has worked for Embassy of India in Tajikistan and in various Institutes like Institute of Sciences and other Institutes. She has worked for StemRx Hospital, Thane as Senior yoga Therapist. She has made over 700 yoga teachers as was teaching in TTC course for 6 years. Ha been giving Yoga training to Navi Mumbai Police, teaching Yoga at NHP School, training to Physiotherapy students in MGM college.

Ms. Bhamini Purohit Yoga Teacher

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Ms. Bhamini Purohit is working as a Yoga. She has completed PGDYEd from Kaivalyadham in 2019-20. Has done Iyengar therapy course and learnt about prenatal and postnatal yoga and also learnt Ariel yoga. She has worked as a therapist in a studio situated in Kota for one year where she has served offline clients and International clients online. She has also treated people suffering from different kind of diseases.

    Dr. Ganesh Rao Chief Advisor – Academics and Training

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    Dr. N. Ganesh Rao is a highly acclaimed and inspiring name in the field of Yoga in India having conducted till date more than 19000 sessions of Yoga covering all its aspects, theoretical and practical. He has to his credit a Doctorate in Philosophy and is a Professor and Ph. D. Guide in Yoga and Philosophy. His other qualifications include Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Master of Arts (M.A. in Philosophy), Diploma in Management Studies (D.M.S.), Diploma in Naturopathy (D.N.), Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y. Ed)., Madhyama Yoga Siksha Certificate and Specialist Instructor in First Aid and Home Nursing.
    Dr. Rao is an Advisor to and Member of Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, a Member of Board of Studies of Sri Sri University, Bubhaneshwar, a Visiting Faculty in K. J. Somaiya Institute, Mumbai University, Yoga alliance (USA) and ITM (for Western Philosophy). He has served as Secretary of Certification Committee and Technical Expert (Yoga) with QCI, a Member of Selection Panel with ICCR.

    Dr. Bandita Satapathy Principal

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    Dr. Bandita Satapathy is working as the Principal at G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, apart from being engaged as a Research Officer in Philosophico-Literary Research Department at Kaivalyadhama. After completing her M. A (Sanskrit) M. A (Yoga) M. Phil (Sanskrit) and Ph. D in Sanskrit, she is involved in doing research in the areas of Yoga. Dr. Bandita has undergone courses on Manuscriptology from Pune University and short-term Courses in Computational Linguistics from the Department of Linguistics, Deccan College Pune. She is an accomplished author with numerous research papers and research oriented books to her name. She is an internationally acclaimed scholar and many students are conducting Ph. D research under her guidance. Her mentorship has nurtured the academic growth of aspiring scholars and researchers. She is a member of the Board of Studies of Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Nagpur. Also, the Chairman of Examination Board of G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama and Chairman of Ph. D Centre Kaivalyadhama.

    Dr. Sharad Bhalekar Asst. Professor

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    Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar is an Ayurvedacharya and has done his masters in counselling and Psychotherapy (M.S. con-psy). He is working as Asst. Professor at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. Author of books, “Pranayama-mudra and meditation” and “Anatomy-Physiology of Yoga”,
    Dr. Bhalekar has a unique blend of modern as well as traditional approaches to yoga in his teachings and writings. He has conducted profligate workshops at National and International conferences.

    Shri. R. K. Bodhe Asst. Professor

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    Shri. R. K. Bodhe is a M.A. (Philosophy & Sanskrit), M. Phil. (Philosophy) Worked as Research Officer, Philosophico-Literary Research Department, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, for 30 years. He is invited for delivering talks, workshops at several universities and institutions. In his career of 30 years, Prof. Bodhe has authored several research papers in Traditional Yoga and co-authored several Volumes. Prof. Bodhe is also working as the Associate Editor of Yoga Mimamsa. His areas of interest include Yoga Philosophy, Applied aspects of Traditional Yoga, Value Education and Philosophical bases of esoteric sciences

    Dr. R. S. Bhogal Associate Professor

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    Dr. R. S. Bhogal is a post graduate in psychology and has many years of research and teaching experience. He is the author of i) Psychophysiology of Traditional Yoga (in Korean) ii) Yoga and Modern Psychology (in English and German) iii) Yoga and Mental Health and Beyond (English). Dr. R. S. Bhogal is credited with a large number of scientific papers and is a recipient of Shivram Apte award of the Fergusson College, Pune, and Bharat Jyoti award by IIFS, New Delhi. He is also a meditation expert with a calm poised temperament.

    Dr. Neeta Gade
    Dr. Neeta Gade Asst. Professor

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    Dr. Neeta Gade, Ph.D., did her graduation in Chemistry, in Pune University and BNMS (Naturopathy), has worked as Yoga Teacher and Naturo-therapist in Institute of Nature Cure and Yogic Science, Bhosari one year. She has completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2001 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala. She has completed Masters in Sanskrit, in 2008 from University of Pune and submitted (PhD in Meditation) in 2018. She has been working as Yoga Teacher, B.A. Yoga coordinator since 4 years in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama. She is conducting lectures of Schools of Yoga and practical for B.A. Yogashastra.

    Dr. Praseeda Menon Asst. Professor

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    Dr. Praseeda Menon has been working with the Scientific Research Department, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute Lonavala, as a Research Officer in Psychology since 2013. She is an Assistant Professor at the G.S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala; she is also a member of its Board of Studies and Board of Examination. She completed her PhD in Industrial Psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Currently, she conducts collaborative scientific research on the efficacy of yogic practices on overall health and well-being. She is also an integral member of the Kaivalyadhama Ashram. She is very passionate about unearthing scientific treasures in Indian traditional systems and unravelling this timeless knowledge to the world.

    Shri . Ankur Pandey Yoga Teacher

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    Shri. Ankur Pandey, (M.A. Yoga) from Uttarakhand Open University, working as a Yoga Teacher. Completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2013 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala. Having experience of working as a Yoga Teacher at Jawahar Navoday Vidyalayas in Gandhinagar and Kinnaur for 3 months each and worked in Kendriya Vidyalaya (INS Shivaji), Lonavala for 1 academic year. Also worked as a Warden in G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis for one and half year. Now working in G. S. College of Yoga as a Yoga Teacher since Feb’2016.

    Shri. Ram Dash Yoga Teacher

    Shri. Ram Dash is Research Assistant at Philosophico Literary Research Department at Kaivalyadhama Institute. He is also currently engaged as a Yoga Teacher in G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis for Practical classes and theory classes of Patanjali Yogasutra, Hathapradipika and Bhagawad Gita. He holds M.A. (Yoga Philosophy) and Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Education from Kaivalyadhama. He lives as a Sadhak in Ashram Kutir and also engages in daily Puja and Havan at Swamiji's Kuti.

    Dr. Santosh Pandey Consultant Naturopath in Health Care Center Lecturer in College

    Dr. Santosh Pandey is currently working as Consultant Naturopath in Health Care Center and will also engage as a Lecturer in G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis. He has completed B.N.Y.S, MBA (Hospital Administration), FCSW, Ph. D. scholar; he is also Reiki Grand master level 12, Advance Pranic Healer, certified psychotherapist, PGDIA, and PGDIN. He has been awarded the President’s National award, and has also earned a Gold medal in Yoga and Naturopathy in 2005 awarded by the International Naturopathy Organization in New Delhi, India. He has over 24 years of Clinical experience in treating various diseases by way of Naturopathy, Yoga, and Acupressure & Acupuncture And, he has over 35 years of experience in Chakra meditation. He has extensive knowledge of Yoga therapy & Naturopathy, Wellness & Spa treatments, Basic & Advanced Acupressure healing. He has worked with various Institutes in the areas of Administration, Research & development, Consultation, Supervision, and Managing Operational Planning & Development. Dr. Pandey has participated in the International Conference on Yoga, Naturopathy and Arogya expo-2012 at Bangalore, AYUSH Ministry.

    Dr. Rajanish Sharma Senior Yoga Teacher

    Dr. Rajanish is working as a Senior Yoga Teacher. With a P.G.D.Y.Ed from Kaivalyadhama, he also holds an M.A. (Education), an M.Sc. (Yoga), and a Ph.D. He is specialised in the areas of Yoga Teaching and Training, lectures, motivational development, Personal growth and development, and Life Management techniques through Yoga with a teaching experience of P.G.D.Y.Ed, CCY, Advance Teacher Training Course, B.A. Yogashastra, the In-Service Course of KVS, JNV, Gov. teachers, and medical students. Has taught at G. S. College (Kaivalyadhama) Lonavala, Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalaya, Nawan Shahar Punjab, Kendriya Vidyalaya Lonavala, and Vidyavati Charitable Trust Kamshet Pune. Technical Manager, Yoga Head, and Lead Examiner of Personnel Certification Board of Indian Yoga Association for quality certification through the Yoga Certification Board (YCB), Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. Conducted more than 700 examinations online and offline at various institutes and universities all over the world. A member of various national-level organisations/institutions such as the Member of Board of Studies at Ram Krishna Mission University, Belurmath, Hawara, W. B. Kaivalyadhama Lonavala, Judge of the Uttar Pradesh Yogasana Sports Association, and Life Member of Indian Yoga Association, New Delhi.

    Mr. Suraj Chavan Yoga Teacher

    Mr. Suraj Chavan works as a yoga teacher at the G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama. He holds a Post Graduation Diploma in Yoga Education (P.G.D.Y.Ed) from Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, with a YCB Level 3 certified yoga teacher and evaluator from Ministry of Ayush, and is now pursuing an M.A. in Yogashastra from Uttarakhand University. He has been using very unique methods of yoga practise to keep students engaged in yoga studies. He has received the best student scholarship award from Kaivalyadhama and the opportunity for an internship. During his internship, he has assisted several Certificate Course in Yoga (CCY) program and solely handles CCY Rajgurunagar in Marathi for rural health and wellness, transforming the rural population under the guidance of Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar. He is an athlete (runner) who represented Maharashtra State in several championships with a successful ranking. Also a trek guide and swimming instructor.

    Ms. Mamta Bisht Faculty and Senior Yoga Teacher at G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis

    Ms. Mamta Bisht has passionately taught yoga for 6 years in schools, institutes, and corporate environments. Her journey into yoga commenced during her pursuit of an M.A. in Philosophy in 2015. Subsequently, she attained a postgraduate diploma in Yoga Education from Kaivalyadhama and achieved a master's degree in the same field from Uttarakhand University. Ms. Mamta's background in theater, radio, and Indian Classical Dance - Kathak, has been instrumental in shaping her exploration of yoga's philosophy and practice.

      Dr. Ganesh Rao Chief Advisor – Academics and Training

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      Dr. N. Ganesh Rao is a highly acclaimed and inspiring name in the field of Yoga in India having conducted till date more than 19000 sessions of Yoga covering all its aspects, theoretical and practical. He has to his credit a Doctorate in Philosophy and is a Professor and Ph. D. Guide in Yoga and Philosophy. His other qualifications include Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Master of Arts (M.A. in Philosophy), Diploma in Management Studies (D.M.S.), Diploma in Naturopathy (D.N.), Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y. Ed)., Madhyama Yoga Siksha Certificate and Specialist Instructor in First Aid and Home Nursing.
      Dr. Rao is an Advisor to and Member of Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, a Member of Board of Studies of Sri Sri University, Bubhaneshwar, a Visiting Faculty in K. J. Somaiya Institute, Mumbai University, Yoga alliance (USA) and ITM (for Western Philosophy). He has served as Secretary of Certification Committee and Technical Expert (Yoga) with QCI, a Member of Selection Panel with ICCR.

      Dr. Bandita Satapathy Principal

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      Dr. Bandita Satapathy is working as Principal in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama apart from being engaged as Research Officer, in the Philosophico Literary Research Department of Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala . After completing her M. A, M. Phil, Ph. D in Sanskrit, she is involved in doing researches in the areas of Yoga. Dr. Bandita has undergone courses on Manuscriptology from Pune University and short term Courses in Computational Linguistics, from the Department of Linguistics, Deccan College Pune. She has published Research papers in National Journals ‘Aranyakam’ Araa, Bihar, in Yoga Mimamsa of Kaivalyadhama and in annual Magazine, Central Library, BHU. She has also presented papers in National and International Conferences.

      Dr. Sharad Bhalekar Asst. Professor

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      Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar is an Ayurvedacharya and has done his masters in counselling and Psychotherapy (M.S. con-psy). He is working as Asst. Professor at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. Author of books, “Pranayama-mudra and meditation” and “Anatomy-Physiology of Yoga”,
      Dr. Bhalekar has a unique blend of modern as well as traditional approaches to yoga in his teachings and writings. He has conducted profligate workshops at National and International conferences.

      Shri. R. K. Bodhe Asst. Professor

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      Shri. R. K. Bodhe is a M.A. (Philosophy & Sanskrit), M. Phil. (Philosophy) Worked as Research Officer, Philosophico-Literary Research Department, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, for 30 years. He is invited for delivering talks, workshops at several universities and institutions. In his career of 30 years, Prof. Bodhe has authored several research papers in Traditional Yoga and co-authored several Volumes. Prof. Bodhe is also working as the Associate Editor of Yoga Mimamsa. His areas of interest include Yoga Philosophy, Applied aspects of Traditional Yoga, Value Education and Philosophical bases of esoteric sciences

      Dr. R. S. Bhogal Associate Professor

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      Dr. R. S. Bhogal is a post graduate in psychology and has many years of research and teaching experience. He is the author of i) Psychophysiology of Traditional Yoga (in Korean) ii) Yoga and Modern Psychology (in English and German) iii) Yoga and Mental Health and Beyond (English). Dr. R. S. Bhogal is credited with a large number of scientific papers and is a recipient of Shivram Apte award of the Fergusson College, Pune, and Bharat Jyoti award by IIFS, New Delhi. He is also a meditation expert with a calm poised temperament.

      Dr. Rajani Pradhan Asst. Professor

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      Dr. Rajani Pradhan, working as an Assistant Professor, is a sincere student of Yoga and Vedanta. After completing MA in Yogashastra, she has done her Doctorate in Yogashastra from Kavi Kulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University Ramtek, Nagpur. She has cleared NET in January, 2018. She is studying Vedanta with Swami Advayananda, Head of Chinmaya International Foundation, Velianad, Kerala and learning Indian ancient Music, Dhrupad with Ustad Shree Bahauddin Dagar. Her prior experience includes teaching at renowned institutes likeSwami Vivekananda Yoga Kendra, Navi Mumbai, Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula (Chinmaya University) etc.

      Dr. Neeta Gade
      Dr. Neeta Gade Asst. Professor

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      Dr. Neeta Gade, Ph.D., did her graduation in Chemistry, in Pune University and BNMS (Naturopathy), has worked as Yoga Teacher and Naturo-therapist in Institute of Nature Cure and Yogic Science, Bhosari one year. She has completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2001 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala. She has completed Masters in Sanskrit, in 2008 from University of Pune and submitted (PhD in Meditation) in 2018. She has been working as Yoga Teacher, B.A. Yoga coordinator since 4 years in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama. She is conducting lectures of Schools of Yoga and practical for B.A. Yogashastra.

      Dr. Praseeda Menon Asst. Professor

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      Dr. Praseeda Menon has been working with the Scientific Research Department, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, as a Research Officer in Psychology since 2013. She is Assistant Professor G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, is a member of its Board of Studies and its Board of Examinations. She completed her Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Currently, she conducts collaborative scientific research on the efficacy of yogic practices on overall health and well-being. She is also an Integral Member of the Kaivalyadhama Ashram. She is very passionate about unearthing the scientific treasure in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems, and unravelling this timeless knowledge to the world.

      Shri . Ankur Pandey Yoga Teacher

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      Shri. Ankur Pandey, (M.A. Yoga) from Uttarakhand Open University, working as a Yoga Teacher. Completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2013 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala. Having experience of working as a Yoga Teacher at Jawahar Navoday Vidyalayas in Gandhinagar and Kinnaur for 3 months each and worked in Kendriya Vidyalaya (INS Shivaji), Lonavala for 1 academic year. Also worked as a Warden in G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis for one and half year. Now working in G. S. College of Yoga as a Yoga Teacher since Feb’2016.

      Ms. Dipali Patnaik Yoga Teacher

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      Ms. Dipali Patnaik holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, M.A. in Yogashashtra and PG Diploma in Yoga Education. Prior to actively engaging in the field of Yoga. she had a successful career stint of 14 years, in Architecture and Project Management. Presently in the role of a Yoga Teacher at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. she proficiently engages both Yoga Practice sessions as well as Theory lectures in Teaching Methodology, Value Education. Her area of interest is to explore Yoga philosophy and practice to anchor oneself more within and allow self-transformation.

      Ms. Vidya Amrute Yoga Teacher

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      Ms. Vidya Amrute is working as Yoga Teacher. Holds double Masters Degree M.sc. from SVYASA and MA from KKSU. She has completed PGDYT from KKSU, Diploma in yogic therapy and naturopathy and one year TTC, YCB certified Evaluator and yoga Teacher. She has worked for Embassy of India in Tajikistan and in various Institutes like Institute of Sciences and other Institutes. She has worked for StemRx Hospital, Thane as Senior yoga Therapist. She has made over 700 yoga teachers as was teaching in TTC course for 6 years. Ha been giving Yoga training to Navi Mumbai Police, teaching Yoga at NHP School, training to Physiotherapy students in MGM college.

      Shri. Ram Dash Yoga Teacher

      Shri. Ram Dash is Research Assistant at Philosophico Literary Research Department at Kaivalyadhama Institute. He is also currently engaged as a Yoga Teacher in G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis for Practical classes and theory classes of Patanjali Yogasutra, Hathapradipika and Bhagawad Gita. He holds M.A. (Yoga Philosophy) and Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Education from Kaivalyadhama. He lives as a Sadhak in Ashram Kutir and also engages in daily Puja and Havan at Swamiji's Kuti.

      Dr. Santosh Pandey Consultant Naturopath in Health Care Center Lecturer in College

      Dr. Santosh Pandey is currently working as Consultant Naturopath in Health Care Center and will also engage as a Lecturer in G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis. He has completed B.N.Y.S, MBA (Hospital Administration), FCSW, Ph. D. scholar; he is also Reiki Grand master level 12, Advance Pranic Healer, certified psychotherapist, PGDIA, and PGDIN. He has been awarded the President’s National award, and has also earned a Gold medal in Yoga and Naturopathy in 2005 awarded by the International Naturopathy Organization in New Delhi, India. He has over 24 years of Clinical experience in treating various diseases by way of Naturopathy, Yoga, and Acupressure & Acupuncture And, he has over 35 years of experience in Chakra meditation. He has extensive knowledge of Yoga therapy & Naturopathy, Wellness & Spa treatments, Basic & Advanced Acupressure healing. He has worked with various Institutes in the areas of Administration, Research & development, Consultation, Supervision, and Managing Operational Planning & Development. Dr. Pandey has participated in the International Conference on Yoga, Naturopathy and Arogya expo-2012 at Bangalore, AYUSH Ministry.

        Dr. Sharad Bhalekar Asst. Professor

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        Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar is an Ayurvedacharya and has done his masters in counselling and Psychotherapy (M.S. con-psy). He is working as Asst. Professor at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. Author of books, “Pranayama-mudra and meditation” and “Anatomy-Physiology of Yoga”,
        Dr. Bhalekar has a unique blend of modern as well as traditional approaches to yoga in his teachings and writings. He has conducted profligate workshops at National and International conferences.

        Shri. R. K. Bodhe Asst. Professor

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        Shri. R. K. Bodhe is a M.A. (Philosophy & Sanskrit), M. Phil. (Philosophy) Worked as Research Officer, Philosophico-Literary Research Department, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, for 30 years. He is invited for delivering talks, workshops at several universities and institutions. In his career of 30 years, Prof. Bodhe has authored several research papers in Traditional Yoga and co-authored several Volumes. Prof. Bodhe is also working as the Associate Editor of Yoga Mimamsa. His areas of interest include Yoga Philosophy, Applied aspects of Traditional Yoga, Value Education and Philosophical bases of esoteric sciences

        Dr. R. S. Bhogal Associate Professor

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        Dr. R. S. Bhogal is a post graduate in psychology and has many years of research and teaching experience. He is the author of i) Psychophysiology of Traditional Yoga (in Korean) ii) Yoga and Modern Psychology (in English and German) iii) Yoga and Mental Health and Beyond (English). Dr. R. S. Bhogal is credited with a large number of scientific papers and is a recipient of Shivram Apte award of the Fergusson College, Pune, and Bharat Jyoti award by IIFS, New Delhi. He is also a meditation expert with a calm poised temperament.

        Dr. Rajani Pradhan Asst. Professor

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        Dr. Rajani Pradhan, working as an Assistant Professor, is a sincere student of Yoga and Vedanta. After completing MA in Yogashastra, she has done her Doctorate in Yogashastra from Kavi Kulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University Ramtek, Nagpur. She has cleared NET in January, 2018. She is studying Vedanta with Swami Advayananda, Head of Chinmaya International Foundation, Velianad, Kerala and learning Indian ancient Music, Dhrupad with Ustad Shree Bahauddin Dagar. Her prior experience includes teaching at renowned institutes likeSwami Vivekananda Yoga Kendra, Navi Mumbai, Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula (Chinmaya University) etc.

        Dr. Ganesh Rao Chief Advisor – Academics and Training

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        Dr. N. Ganesh Rao is a highly acclaimed and inspiring name in the field of Yoga in India having conducted till date more than 19000 sessions of Yoga covering all its aspects, theoretical and practical. He has to his credit a Doctorate in Philosophy and is a Professor and Ph. D. Guide in Yoga and Philosophy. His other qualifications include Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Master of Arts (M.A. in Philosophy), Diploma in Management Studies (D.M.S.), Diploma in Naturopathy (D.N.), Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y. Ed)., Madhyama Yoga Siksha Certificate and Specialist Instructor in First Aid and Home Nursing.
        Dr. Rao is an Advisor to and Member of Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, a Member of Board of Studies of Sri Sri University, Bubhaneshwar, a Visiting Faculty in K. J. Somaiya Institute, Mumbai University, Yoga alliance (USA) and ITM (for Western Philosophy). He has served as Secretary of Certification Committee and Technical Expert (Yoga) with QCI, a Member of Selection Panel with ICCR.

        Dr. Neeta Gade
        Dr. Neeta Gade Asst. Professor

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        Dr. Neeta Gade, Ph.D., did her graduation in Chemistry, in Pune University and BNMS (Naturopathy), has worked as Yoga Teacher and Naturo-therapist in Institute of Nature Cure and Yogic Science, Bhosari one year. She has completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2001 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala. She has completed Masters in Sanskrit, in 2008 from University of Pune and submitted (PhD in Meditation) in 2018. She has been working as Yoga Teacher, B.A. Yoga coordinator since 4 years in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama. She is conducting lectures of Schools of Yoga and practical for B.A. Yogashastra.

        Dr. Bandita Satapathy Principal

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        Dr. Bandita Satapathy is working as Principal in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama apart from being engaged as Research Officer, in the Philosophico Literary Research Department of Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala . After completing her M. A, M. Phil, Ph. D in Sanskrit, she is involved in doing researches in the areas of Yoga. Dr. Bandita has undergone courses on Manuscriptology from Pune University and short term Courses in Computational Linguistics, from the Department of Linguistics, Deccan College Pune. She has published Research papers in National Journals ‘Aranyakam’ Araa, Bihar, in Yoga Mimamsa of Kaivalyadhama and in annual Magazine, Central Library, BHU. She has also presented papers in National and International Conferences.

        Dr. Praseeda Menon Asst. Professor

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        Dr. Praseeda Menon has been working with the Scientific Research Department, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, as a Research Officer in Psychology since 2013. She is Assistant Professor G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, is a member of its Board of Studies and its Board of Examinations. She completed her Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Currently, she conducts collaborative scientific research on the efficacy of yogic practices on overall health and well-being. She is also an Integral Member of the Kaivalyadhama Ashram. She is very passionate about unearthing the scientific treasure in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems, and unravelling this timeless knowledge to the world.

        Shri . Ankur Pandey Yoga Teacher

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        Shri. Ankur Pandey, (M.A. Yoga) from Uttarakhand Open University, working as a Yoga Teacher. Completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2013 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala. Having experience of working as a Yoga Teacher at Jawahar Navoday Vidyalayas in Gandhinagar and Kinnaur for 3 months each and worked in Kendriya Vidyalaya (INS Shivaji), Lonavala for 1 academic year. Also worked as a Warden in G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis for one and half year. Now working in G. S. College of Yoga as a Yoga Teacher since Feb’2016.

        Ms. Dipali Patnaik Yoga Teacher

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        Ms. Dipali Patnaik holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, M.A. in Yogashashtra and PG Diploma in Yoga Education. Prior to actively engaging in the field of Yoga. she had a successful career stint of 14 years, in Architecture and Project Management. Presently in the role of a Yoga Teacher at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. she proficiently engages both Yoga Practice sessions as well as Theory lectures in Teaching Methodology, Value Education. Her area of interest is to explore Yoga philosophy and practice to anchor oneself more within and allow self-transformation.

        Ms. Vidya Amrute Yoga Teacher

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        Ms. Vidya Amrute is working as Yoga Teacher. Holds double Masters Degree M.sc. from SVYASA and MA from KKSU. She has completed PGDYT from KKSU, Diploma in yogic therapy and naturopathy and one year TTC, YCB certified Evaluator and yoga Teacher. She has worked for Embassy of India in Tajikistan and in various Institutes like Institute of Sciences and other Institutes. She has worked for StemRx Hospital, Thane as Senior yoga Therapist. She has made over 700 yoga teachers as was teaching in TTC course for 6 years. Ha been giving Yoga training to Navi Mumbai Police, teaching Yoga at NHP School, training to Physiotherapy students in MGM college.

        Dr. Sovon Lal Misra Asst. Professor

        Dr. Sovon Lal Misra is the Research Officer of Philosophico Literary Research Department at Kaivalyadhama Institute. He is currently engaged as a Lecturer in Sanskrit and Yoga in G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degree in Sanskrit. Dr. Misra has also qualified UGC-NET. He has 8 years teaching experience and 1 year Post Doctoral Research experience. Dr. Misra has published eight Research Papers in international and national journals and presented five Research Papers in international and national seminars and conferences.

        Shri. Ram Dash Yoga Teacher

        Shri. Ram Dash is Research Assistant at Philosophico Literary Research Department at Kaivalyadhama Institute. He is also currently engaged as a Yoga Teacher in G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis for Practical classes and theory classes of Patanjali Yogasutra, Hathapradipika and Bhagawad Gita. He holds M.A. (Yoga Philosophy) and Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Education from Kaivalyadhama. He lives as a Sadhak in Ashram Kutir and also engages in daily Puja and Havan at Swamiji's Kuti.

        Dr. Santosh Pandey Consultant Naturopath in Health Care Center Lecturer in College

        Dr. Santosh Pandey is currently working as Consultant Naturopath in Health Care Center and will also engage as a Lecturer in G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis. He has completed B.N.Y.S, MBA (Hospital Administration), FCSW, Ph. D. scholar; he is also Reiki Grand master level 12, Advance Pranic Healer, certified psychotherapist, PGDIA, and PGDIN. He has been awarded the President’s National award, and has also earned a Gold medal in Yoga and Naturopathy in 2005 awarded by the International Naturopathy Organization in New Delhi, India. He has over 24 years of Clinical experience in treating various diseases by way of Naturopathy, Yoga, and Acupressure & Acupuncture And, he has over 35 years of experience in Chakra meditation. He has extensive knowledge of Yoga therapy & Naturopathy, Wellness & Spa treatments, Basic & Advanced Acupressure healing. He has worked with various Institutes in the areas of Administration, Research & development, Consultation, Supervision, and Managing Operational Planning & Development. Dr. Pandey has participated in the International Conference on Yoga, Naturopathy and Arogya expo-2012 at Bangalore, AYUSH Ministry.

          Meet Our Teachers

          Dr. Sharad Bhalekar Principal In-Charge

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          Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar is an ayurvedacharya and has done his masters in counselling and Psychotherapy (M.S. con-psy). He has been working as Principal In-Charge at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. Author of books, “Pranayama-mudra and meditation” and “Anatomy-Physiology of Yoga”,
          Dr. Bhalekar has a unique blend of modern as well as traditional approaches to yoga in his teachings and writings. He has conducted profligate workshops at National and International conferences.

          Dr. Rajeshwar Mukherjee Asst. Director of Research and Registrar

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          Dr. Rajeshwar Mukherjee is the Assistant Director of Research at the Kaivalyadhama Institute. He holds double master’s degree, M.Sc. and M.A., in the subjects Physics and Sanskrit respectively. He has earned a Ph.D. degree in the interdisciplinary areas interfacing Physics and Indian Philosophy. He is also concurrently working as the Registrar (I/C) of the GS College. Dr. Rajeshwar travels to different universities and premier institutes delivering discourses and lectures. He has represented in the meet organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India on Quantum Reality and Theory of Shunya. Having invited to the prestigious Copenhagen Business School at Denmark, he delivered a lecture series. He has authored six books and more than fifteen research articles.

          Shri. R. K. Bodhe Asst. Professor

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          Shri. R. K. Bodhe is a M.A. (Philosophy & Sanskrit), M. Phil. (Philosophy) Worked as Research Officer, Philosophico-Literary Research Department, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, for 30 years. He is invited for delivering talks, workshops at several universities and institutions. In his career of 30 years, Prof. Bodhe has authored several research papers in Traditional Yoga and co-authored several Volumes. Prof. Bodhe is also working as the Associate Editor of Yoga Mimamsa. His areas of interest include Yoga Philosophy, Applied aspects of Traditional Yoga, Value Education and Philosophical bases of esoteric sciences

          Dr. R. S. Bhogal Associate Professor

          Youtube Link

          Dr. R. S. Bhogal is a post graduate in psychology and has many years of research and teaching experience. He is the author of i) Psychophysiology of Traditional Yoga (in Korean) ii) Yoga and Modern Psychology (in English and German) ii) Yoga and Mental Health and Beyond (English). Dr. R. S. Bhogal is credited with a large number of scientific papers and is a recipient of Shivram Apte award of the Fergusson College, Pune, and Bharat Jyoti award by IIFS, New Delhi. He is also a meditation expert with a calm poised temperament.

          Dr. Rajani Pradhan Asst. Professor

          Youtube Link

          Dr. Rajani Pradhan, working as an Assistant Professor, is a sincere student of Yoga and Vedanta. After completing MA in Yogashastra, she has done her Doctorate in Yogashastra from Kavi Kulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University Ramtek, Nagpur. She has cleared NET in January, 2018. She is studying Vedanta with Swami Advayananda, Head of Chinmaya International Foundation, Velianad, Kerala and learning Indian ancient Music, Dhrupad with Ustad Shree Bahauddin Dagar. Her prior experience includes teaching at renowned institutes likeSwami Vivekananda Yoga Kendra, Navi Mumbai, Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula (Chinmaya University) etc.

          Dr. Ganesh Rao Chief Advisor – Academics and Training,
          Kaivalyadhama

          Youtube Link

          Dr. N. Ganesh Rao is a highly acclaimed and inspiring name in the field of Yoga in India having conducted till date more than 19000 sessions of Yoga covering all its aspects, theoretical and practical. He has to his credit a Doctorate in Philosophy and is a Professor and Ph. D. Guide in Yoga and Philosophy. His other qualifications include Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Master of Arts (M.A. in Philosophy), Diploma in Management Studies (D.M.S.), Diploma in Naturopathy (D.N.), Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y. Ed)., Madhyama Yoga Siksha Certificate and Specialist Instructor in First Aid and Home Nursing.
          Dr. Rao is an Advisor to and Member of Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, a Member of Board of Studies of Sri Sri University, Bubhaneshwar, a Visiting Faculty in K. J. Somaiya Institute, Mumbai University, Yoga alliance (USA) and ITM (for Western Philosophy). He has served as Secretary of Certification Committee and Technical Expert (Yoga) with QCI, a Member of Selection Panel with ICCR.

          Dr. Neeta Gade
          Dr. Neeta Gade Asst. Professor

          Youtube Link

          Dr. Neeta Gade, Ph.D., did her graduation in Chemistry, in Pune University and BNMS (Naturopathy), has worked as Yoga Teacher and Naturo-therapist in Institute of Nature Cure and Yogic Science, Bhosari one year. She has completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2001 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla. She has completed Masters in Sanskrit, in 2008 from University of Pune and submitted (PhD in Meditation) in 2018. She has been working as Yoga Teacher, B.A. Yoga coordinator since 4 years in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama. She is conducting lectures of Schools of Yoga and practical for B.A. Yogashastra.

          Dr. Bandita Satapathy Asst. Professor

          Youtube Link

          Dr. Bandita Satapathy is working as a Research Officer, in the Philosophico Literary Research Department of Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala apart from being engaged as a Lecturer in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama. After completing her M. A, M. Phil, Ph. D in Sanskrit, she is involved in doing researches in the areas of Yoga. Dr. Bandita has undergone courses on Manuscriptology from Pune University and short term Courses in Computational Linguistics, from the Department of Linguistics, Deccan College Pune. She has published Research papers in National Journals ‘Aranyakam’ Araa, Bihar, in Yoga Mimamsa of Kaivalyadhama and in annual Magazine, Central Library, BHU. She has also presented papers in National and International Conferences.

          Dr. Praseeda Menon Asst. Professor

          Youtube Link

          Dr. Praseeda Menon has been working with the Scientific Research Department, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, as a Research Officer in Psychology since 2013. She is Assistant Professor G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, is a member of its Board of Studies and its Board of Examinations. She completed her Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Currently, she conducts collaborative scientific research on the efficacy of yogic practices on overall health and well-being. She is also an Integral Member of the Kaivalyadhama Ashram. She is very passionate about unearthing the scientific treasure in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems, and unravelling this timeless knowledge to the world.

          Mrs. Akshata Badave
          Mrs. Akshata Faculty - Psychology

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          Mrs. Akshata S. Badave has completed her Masters in Psychology from SNDT Women’s University, Pune. Currently, she is working as a Scientific Assistant in the Scientific Research Department at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, and has four years of experience in yoga research. She also teaches yoga and mental health at the G. S. College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis. Her areas of research include hypertension and other lifestyle disorders with yoga therapy as the intervention. She is also engaged in two AYUSH funded projects on the effect of yoga on pre-diabetics and the effect of Trataka on anxiety. She used to work with school students as a counsellor before joining Kaivalyadhama.

          Mr. Ankur Pandey
          Shri . Ankur Pandey Yoga Teacher

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          Shri. Ankur Pandey, (M.A. Yoga) from Uttarakhand Open University, working as a Yoga Teacher. Completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2013 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla. Having experience of working as a Yoga Teacher at Jawahar Navoday Vidyalayas in Gandhinagar and Kinnaur for 3 months each and worked in Kendriya Vidyalaya (INS Shivaji), Lonavla for 1 academic year . Also worked as a Warden in G.S.College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis for one and half year. Now working in G.S.College of Yoga as a Yoga Teacher since Feb’2016.

          Ms. Dipali Patnaik Yoga Teacher

          Youtube Link

          Presently in the role of Yoga Teacher at Kaivalyadhama Institute, holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and PG Diploma in Yoga Education. Prior to actively engaging herself in the field of Yoga, she had a career stint of 14 years, in Architecture and Construction Industry. The transition to Yoga came very naturally to her as a response to a pursuit for self discovery and self actualization. Her area of interest is in exploring how Yoga as a philosophy and practice can be a tool for self transformation and rooting oneself more to simplify present day life challenges.

          Ms. Vidya Amrute Yoga Teacher

          Youtube Link

          Ms. Vidya Amrute is working as Yoga Teacher. Holds double Masters Degree M.sc. from SVYASA and MA from KKSU. She has completed PGDYT from KKSU, Diploma in yogic therapy and naturopathy and one year TTC, YCB certified Evaluator and yoga Teacher. She has worked for Embassy of India in Tajikistan and in various Institutes like Institute of Sciences and other Institutes. She has worked for StemRx Hospital, Thane as Senior yoga Therapist. She has made over 700 yoga teachers as was teaching in TTC course for 6 years. Ha been giving Yoga training to Navi Mumbai Police, teaching Yoga at NHP School, training to Physiotherapy students in MGM college.

          Ms. Bhamini Purohit Yoga Teacher

          Youtube Link

          Ms. Bhamini Purohit is working as a Yoga. She has completed PGDYEd from Kaivalyadham in 2019-20. Has done Iyengar therapy course and learnt about prenatal and postnatal yoga and also learnt Ariel yoga. She has worked as a therapist in a studio situated in Kota for one year where she has served offline clients and International clients online. She has also treated people suffering from different kind of diseases.

            Dr. Sharad Bhalekar Asst. Professor

            Youtube Link

            Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar is an Ayurvedacharya and has done his masters in counselling and Psychotherapy (M.S. con-psy). He is working as Asst. Professor at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. Author of books, “Pranayama-mudra and meditation” and “Anatomy-Physiology of Yoga”,
            Dr. Bhalekar has a unique blend of modern as well as traditional approaches to yoga in his teachings and writings. He has conducted profligate workshops at National and International conferences.

            Dr. Rajeshwar Mukherjee Assistant Director of Research and Asst. Professor

            Dr. Rajeshwar Mukherjee is the Assistant Director of Research at the Kaivalyadhama Institute. He holds double master’s degree, M.Sc. and M.A., in the subjects Physics and Sanskrit respectively. He has earned a Ph.D. degree in the interdisciplinary areas interfacing Physics and Indian Philosophy. He is concurrently working as Asst. Professor at the GS College. Dr. Rajeshwar travels to different universities and premier institutes delivering discourses and lectures. He has represented in the meet organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India on Quantum Reality and Theory of Shunya. Having invited to the prestigious Copenhagen Business School at Denmark, he delivered a lecture series. He has authored six books and more than fifteen research articles.

            Shri. R. K. Bodhe Asst. Professor

            Youtube Link

            Shri. R. K. Bodhe is a M.A. (Philosophy & Sanskrit), M. Phil. (Philosophy) Worked as Research Officer, Philosophico-Literary Research Department, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, for 30 years. He is invited for delivering talks, workshops at several universities and institutions. In his career of 30 years, Prof. Bodhe has authored several research papers in Traditional Yoga and co-authored several Volumes. Prof. Bodhe is also working as the Associate Editor of Yoga Mimamsa. His areas of interest include Yoga Philosophy, Applied aspects of Traditional Yoga, Value Education and Philosophical bases of esoteric sciences

            Dr. R. S. Bhogal Associate Professor

            Youtube Link

            Dr. R. S. Bhogal is a post graduate in psychology and has many years of research and teaching experience. He is the author of i) Psychophysiology of Traditional Yoga (in Korean) ii) Yoga and Modern Psychology (in English and German) ii) Yoga and Mental Health and Beyond (English). Dr. R. S. Bhogal is credited with a large number of scientific papers and is a recipient of Shivram Apte award of the Fergusson College, Pune, and Bharat Jyoti award by IIFS, New Delhi. He is also a meditation expert with a calm poised temperament.

            Dr. Rajani Pradhan Asst. Professor

            Youtube Link

            Dr. Rajani Pradhan, working as an Assistant Professor, is a sincere student of Yoga and Vedanta. After completing MA in Yogashastra, she has done her Doctorate in Yogashastra from Kavi Kulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University Ramtek, Nagpur. She has cleared NET in January, 2018. She is studying Vedanta with Swami Advayananda, Head of Chinmaya International Foundation, Velianad, Kerala and learning Indian ancient Music, Dhrupad with Ustad Shree Bahauddin Dagar. Her prior experience includes teaching at renowned institutes likeSwami Vivekananda Yoga Kendra, Navi Mumbai, Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula (Chinmaya University) etc.

            Dr. Ganesh Rao Chief Advisor – Academics and Training,
            Kaivalyadhama

            Youtube Link

            Dr. N. Ganesh Rao is a highly acclaimed and inspiring name in the field of Yoga in India having conducted till date more than 19000 sessions of Yoga covering all its aspects, theoretical and practical. He has to his credit a Doctorate in Philosophy and is a Professor and Ph. D. Guide in Yoga and Philosophy. His other qualifications include Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Master of Arts (M.A. in Philosophy), Diploma in Management Studies (D.M.S.), Diploma in Naturopathy (D.N.), Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y. Ed)., Madhyama Yoga Siksha Certificate and Specialist Instructor in First Aid and Home Nursing.
            Dr. Rao is an Advisor to and Member of Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, a Member of Board of Studies of Sri Sri University, Bubhaneshwar, a Visiting Faculty in K. J. Somaiya Institute, Mumbai University, Yoga alliance (USA) and ITM (for Western Philosophy). He has served as Secretary of Certification Committee and Technical Expert (Yoga) with QCI, a Member of Selection Panel with ICCR.

            Dr. Neeta Gade
            Dr. Neeta Gade Asst. Professor

            Youtube Link

            Dr. Neeta Gade, Ph.D., did her graduation in Chemistry, in Pune University and BNMS (Naturopathy), has worked as Yoga Teacher and Naturo-therapist in Institute of Nature Cure and Yogic Science, Bhosari one year. She has completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2001 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla. She has completed Masters in Sanskrit, in 2008 from University of Pune and submitted (PhD in Meditation) in 2018. She has been working as Yoga Teacher, B.A. Yoga coordinator since 4 years in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama. She is conducting lectures of Schools of Yoga and practical for B.A. Yogashastra.

            Dr. Bandita Satapathy Principal In-Charge

            Youtube Link

            Dr. Bandita Satapathy is working as Principal In-charge in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama apart from being engaged as Research Officer, in the Philosophico Literary Research Department of Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala . After completing her M. A, M. Phil, Ph. D in Sanskrit, she is involved in doing researches in the areas of Yoga. Dr. Bandita has undergone courses on Manuscriptology from Pune University and short term Courses in Computational Linguistics, from the Department of Linguistics, Deccan College Pune. She has published Research papers in National Journals ‘Aranyakam’ Araa, Bihar, in Yoga Mimamsa of Kaivalyadhama and in annual Magazine, Central Library, BHU. She has also presented papers in National and International Conferences.

            Dr. Praseeda Menon Asst. Professor

            Youtube Link

            Dr. Praseeda Menon has been working with the Scientific Research Department, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, as a Research Officer in Psychology since 2013. She is Assistant Professor G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, is a member of its Board of Studies and its Board of Examinations. She completed her Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Currently, she conducts collaborative scientific research on the efficacy of yogic practices on overall health and well-being. She is also an Integral Member of the Kaivalyadhama Ashram. She is very passionate about unearthing the scientific treasure in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems, and unravelling this timeless knowledge to the world.

            Mrs. Akshata Badave
            Mrs. Akshata Faculty - Psychology

            Youtube Link

            Mrs. Akshata S. Badave has completed her Masters in Psychology from SNDT Women’s University, Pune. Currently, she is working as a Scientific Assistant in the Scientific Research Department at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, and has four years of experience in yoga research. She also teaches yoga and mental health at the G. S. College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis. Her areas of research include hypertension and other lifestyle disorders with yoga therapy as the intervention. She is also engaged in two AYUSH funded projects on the effect of yoga on pre-diabetics and the effect of Trataka on anxiety. She used to work with school students as a counsellor before joining Kaivalyadhama.

            Shri . Ankur Pandey Yoga Teacher

            Youtube Link

            Shri. Ankur Pandey, (M.A. Yoga) from Uttarakhand Open University, working as a Yoga Teacher. Completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2013 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla. Having experience of working as a Yoga Teacher at Jawahar Navoday Vidyalayas in Gandhinagar and Kinnaur for 3 months each and worked in Kendriya Vidyalaya (INS Shivaji), Lonavla for 1 academic year . Also worked as a Warden in G.S.College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis for one and half year. Now working in G.S.College of Yoga as a Yoga Teacher since Feb’2016.

            Ms. Dipali Patnaik Yoga Teacher

            Youtube Link

            Presently in the role of Yoga Teacher at Kaivalyadhama Institute, holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and PG Diploma in Yoga Education. Prior to actively engaging herself in the field of Yoga, she had a career stint of 14 years, in Architecture and Construction Industry. The transition to Yoga came very naturally to her as a response to a pursuit for self discovery and self actualization. Her area of interest is in exploring how Yoga as a philosophy and practice can be a tool for self transformation and rooting oneself more to simplify present day life challenges.

            Ms. Vidya Amrute Yoga Teacher

            Youtube Link

            Ms. Vidya Amrute is working as Yoga Teacher. Holds double Masters Degree M.sc. from SVYASA and MA from KKSU. She has completed PGDYT from KKSU, Diploma in yogic therapy and naturopathy and one year TTC, YCB certified Evaluator and yoga Teacher. She has worked for Embassy of India in Tajikistan and in various Institutes like Institute of Sciences and other Institutes. She has worked for StemRx Hospital, Thane as Senior yoga Therapist. She has made over 700 yoga teachers as was teaching in TTC course for 6 years. Ha been giving Yoga training to Navi Mumbai Police, teaching Yoga at NHP School, training to Physiotherapy students in MGM college.

            Ms. Bhamini Purohit Yoga Teacher

            Youtube Link

            Ms. Bhamini Purohit is working as a Yoga. She has completed PGDYEd from Kaivalyadham in 2019-20. Has done Iyengar therapy course and learnt about prenatal and postnatal yoga and also learnt Ariel yoga. She has worked as a therapist in a studio situated in Kota for one year where she has served offline clients and International clients online. She has also treated people suffering from different kind of diseases.

              Meet our Guest Faculties

              Dr. Ganesh Rao Chief Advisor – Academics and Training

              YouTube Link

              Dr. N. Ganesh Rao is a highly acclaimed and inspiring name in the field of Yoga in India having conducted till date more than 19000 sessions of Yoga covering all its aspects, theoretical and practical. He has to his credit a Doctorate in Philosophy and is a Professor and Ph. D. Guide in Yoga and Philosophy. His other qualifications include Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Master of Arts (M.A. in Philosophy), Diploma in Management Studies (D.M.S.), Diploma in Naturopathy (D.N.), Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y. Ed)., Madhyama Yoga Siksha Certificate and Specialist Instructor in First Aid and Home Nursing.
              Dr. Rao is an Advisor to and Member of Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, a Member of Board of Studies of Sri Sri University, Bubhaneshwar, a Visiting Faculty in K. J. Somaiya Institute, Mumbai University, Yoga alliance (USA) and ITM (for Western Philosophy). He has served as Secretary of Certification Committee and Technical Expert (Yoga) with QCI, a Member of Selection Panel with ICCR.

              Swami Anubhavananda Spiritual Master

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              Swami Anubhavanandaji is a spiritual leader and the direct disciple of Swami Chinmayananda. A scholar in the field of Vedanta and a prolific speaker, Swamiji is revered for his lively discourses on the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Srimad Bhagvatam, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Panchadasi, Amrutanubhav, Vidyan Bhairav, Vedanta Bhupali, and the Tripura Rahasya. He is the author of many books related to the field of Vedanta and has produced over 2,000 hours worth of discourses for his audio cassettes sold world wide.
              Swamiji is the founder of the Sat Bhavana Trust, whose logo reflects his approach to life: Be Happy or "Mauj Mein Raho.” Swamiji is known for his ability to communicate philosophically complex ideas in a simple and direct manner, he addresses his audience from the heart and transports them to an atmosphere of joy.

              Swami Parmatmananda Founder Acharya of Arsha Vidya Mandir

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              Pujya Swami Parmatmananda Saraswati is a Senior disciple of Param Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who is an embodiment of knowledge and boundless compassion. Pujya Swami Parmatmanadaji, founder Acharya of Arsha Vidya Mandir, has fervour & commitment towards Vedic view and way of life. Pujya Swamiji’s personal life reflects simplicity and love for everyone.
              Swamiji’s talks reveal clarity about the vision of Shashtras and deep understanding of modern life. His talks are enriched with systematic and rational but lucid presentations with relevant examples. His talks harmonizes his subtle appreciation of contemporary individual, social cultural, and political problems with profound knowledge of Vedanta. His discourses are very lively and one of a kind. Pujya Swamiji has deep sense of concern for the society which gets reflected in his works. Pujya Swamiji’s teaching activities are not confined to spiritual seekers only.

              Shri. Sudhir Tiwari Yoga Experts

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              Shri. Sudhir Tiwariji received his primary and advanced Yogic and Ayurvedic training under the guidance of Swami Digambar ji, a disciple of Swami Kuvalayananda and his father Shri. Om Prakash Tiwari. Sudhir also learnt pranayama and Hathapradipika from his father.
              Brought up at Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, India amidst rich traditional yogic heritage of Swami Madhavdasji Maharaj, Swami Kuvalyanandaji and Swami Digambarji, a tradition kept alive by his father and a well known Pranayama master, Shri. O. P. Tiwari. Sudhir’s calling came in early 2012 when his father expressed his desire for him to become an instrument to further the message of Swami Kuvalyananda and Swami Digambarji’s by spreading in theory and practice the fundamentals of undiluted yoga. So now he travels all around the world conducting workshops in theory and practice of Yoga as an experiential practice (Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting) and Ayurveda and with his familiarity of alternative western medicine he also correlates these disciplines. His Mantra, Breathe Positive, Breathe Yoga.

                Administration Team

                Mr. Sushil Raisoni Office Executive

                Mr. Sushil Raisoni is currently working with G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis Kaivalyadhama and is managing college administrative work. He is a Commerce Graduate with 14 years of financial expertise. His experience includes developing financial systems, establishing accounting functions, and business relationships. He is proficient in Excel, SAP, and MS Office and combines technical expertise with a strategic vision for achieving his goals.

                Ms. Swati Deepak Asha Thombre Office Assistant

                Ms. Swati Deepak Asha Thombre is currently working as an Office Assistant at Kaivalyadhama with a focus on administration at G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis. Her academic background includes an MBA in Human Resources and a BBA degree with specialization in HR. She comes with a rich experience of 4 years in recruitment and hiring processes and now gives her best to the administrative work at G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis.

                  Meet Our Teachers

                  Dr. Sharad Bhalekar Asst. Professor

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                  Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar is an ayurvedacharya and has done his masters in counselling and Psychotherapy (M.S. con-psy). He has been working as an Asst. Professor at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. Author of books, “Pranayama-mudra and meditation” and “Anatomy-Physiology of Yoga”,
                  Dr. Bhalekar has a unique blend of modern as well as traditional approaches to yoga in his teachings and writings. He has conducted profligate workshops at National and International conferences.

                  Dr. Rajeshwar Mukherjee Asst. Director of Research and Registrar

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                  Dr. Rajeshwar Mukherjee is the Assistant Director of Research at the Kaivalyadhama Institute. He holds double master’s degree, M.Sc. and M.A., in the subjects Physics and Sanskrit respectively. He has earned a Ph.D. degree in the interdisciplinary areas interfacing Physics and Indian Philosophy. He is also concurrently working as the Registrar (I/C) of the GS College. Dr. Rajeshwar travels to different universities and premier institutes delivering discourses and lectures. He has represented in the meet organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India on Quantum Reality and Theory of Shunya. Having invited to the prestigious Copenhagen Business School at Denmark, he delivered a lecture series. He has authored six books and more than fifteen research articles.

                  Shri. R. K. Bodhe Asst. Professor

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                  Shri. R. K. Bodhe is a M.A. (Philosophy & Sanskrit), M. Phil. (Philosophy) Worked as Research Officer, Philosophico-Literary Research Department, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, for 30 years. He is invited for delivering talks, workshops at several universities and institutions. In his career of 30 years, Prof. Bodhe has authored several research papers in Traditional Yoga and co-authored several Volumes. Prof. Bodhe is also working as the Associate Editor of Yoga Mimamsa. His areas of interest include Yoga Philosophy, Applied aspects of Traditional Yoga, Value Education and Philosophical bases of esoteric sciences

                  Prof. R. S. Bhogal Associate Professor

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                  Prof. R. S. Bhogal is a post graduate in psychology and has many years of research and teaching experience. He is the author of i) Psychophysiology of Traditional Yoga (in Korean) ii) Yoga and Modern Psychology (in English and German) ii) Yoga and Mental Health and Beyond (English). Prof.R. S. Bhogal is credited with a large number of scientific papers and is a recipient of Shivram Apte award of the Fergusson College, Pune, and Bharat Jyoti award by IIFS, New Delhi. He is also a meditation expert with a calm poised temperament.

                  Dr. Rajani Pradhan Asst. Professor

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                  Dr. Rajani Pradhan, working as an Assistant Professor, is a sincere student of Yoga and Vedanta. After completing MA in Yogashastra, she has done her Doctorate in Yogashastra from Kavi Kulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University Ramtek, Nagpur. She has cleared NET in January, 2018. She is studying Vedanta with Swami Advayananda, Head of Chinmaya International Foundation, Velianad, Kerala and learning Indian ancient Music, Dhrupad with Ustad Shree Bahauddin Dagar. Her prior experience includes teaching at renowned institutes likeSwami Vivekananda Yoga Kendra, Navi Mumbai, Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula (Chinmaya University) etc.

                  Dr. Ganesh Rao Chief Advisor – Academics and Training,
                  Kaivalyadhama

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                  Dr. N. Ganesh Rao is a highly acclaimed and inspiring name in the field of Yoga in India having conducted till date more than 19000 sessions of Yoga covering all its aspects, theoretical and practical. He has to his credit a Doctorate in Philosophy and is a Professor and Ph. D. Guide in Yoga and Philosophy. His other qualifications include Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Master of Arts (M.A. in Philosophy), Diploma in Management Studies (D.M.S.), Diploma in Naturopathy (D.N.), Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y. Ed)., Madhyama Yoga Siksha Certificate and Specialist Instructor in First Aid and Home Nursing.
                  Dr. Rao is an Advisor to and Member of Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, a Member of Board of Studies of Sri Sri University, Bubhaneshwar, a Visiting Faculty in K. J. Somaiya Institute, Mumbai University, Yoga alliance (USA) and ITM (for Western Philosophy). He has served as Secretary of Certification Committee and Technical Expert (Yoga) with QCI, a Member of Selection Panel with ICCR.

                  Dr. Neeta Gade
                  Dr. Neeta Gade Asst. Professor

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                  Dr. Neeta Gade, Ph.D., did her graduation in Chemistry, in Pune University and BNMS (Naturopathy), has worked as Yoga Teacher and Naturo-therapist in Institute of Nature Cure and Yogic Science, Bhosari one year. She has completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2001 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla. She has completed Masters in Sanskrit, in 2008 from University of Pune and submitted (PhD in Meditation) in 2018. She has been working as Yoga Teacher, B.A. Yoga coordinator since 4 years in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama. She is conducting lectures of Schools of Yoga and practical for B.A. Yogashastra.

                  Dr. Bandita Satapathy Asst. Professor

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                  Dr. Bandita Satapathy is working as a Research Officer, in the Philosophico Literary Research Department of Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala apart from being engaged as a Lecturer in G. S. College, Kaivalyadhama. After completing her M. A, M. Phil, Ph. D in Sanskrit, she is involved in doing researches in the areas of Yoga. Dr. Bandita has undergone courses on Manuscriptology from Pune University and short term Courses in Computational Linguistics, from the Department of Linguistics, Deccan College Pune. She has published Research papers in National Journals ‘Aranyakam’ Araa, Bihar, in Yoga Mimamsa of Kaivalyadhama and in annual Magazine, Central Library, BHU. She has also presented papers in National and International Conferences.

                  Shri. Vivek Tiwari Sr. Yoga Teacher

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                  Shri. Vivek Tiwari is experienced Yog Acharya of Kaivalyadham. He has completed his Master Degree in Yog; PG DYED from Kaivalyadhama; DNYS. He is Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor in Mat and Reformer too. He is having 24 years practicing and 21 years teaching experience. He conducted workshops on Pranayama, Meditation, Tratak, Therapy Asana, Stress Management, Back pain, Cancer, Chronic cure and so on. He worked in many different parts of India and abroad. Recently deputed in the Consulate General of India, Saint Petersburg, Russia Government of India. He was appreciated for his outstanding work in the field of Yoga and Indian Culture in Theraputic, Anatomical, Scientific aspect. He is always trying to spread Traditonal Yoga Culture of Kaivalyadham in a scientific way.

                  Dr. Praseeda Menon Principal In-charge

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                  Dr. Praseeda Menon has been working with the Scientific Research Department, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, as a Research Officer in Psychology since 2013. She is also Assistant Professor and Principal In-charge, G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, is a member of its Board of Studies and its Board of Examinations. She completed her Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Currently, she conducts collaborative scientific research on the efficacy of yogic practices on overall health and well-being. She is also an Integral Member of the Kaivalyadhama Ashram. She is very passionate about unearthing the scientific treasure in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems, and unravelling this timeless knowledge to the world.

                  Mrs. Akshata Badave
                  Mrs. Akshata Faculty - Psychology

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                  Mrs. Akshata S. Badave has completed her Masters in Psychology from SNDT Women’s University, Pune. Currently, she is working as a Scientific Assistant in the Scientific Research Department at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, and has four years of experience in yoga research. She also teaches yoga and mental health at the G. S. College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis. Her areas of research include hypertension and other lifestyle disorders with yoga therapy as the intervention. She is also engaged in two AYUSH funded projects on the effect of yoga on pre-diabetics and the effect of Trataka on anxiety. She used to work with school students as a counsellor before joining Kaivalyadhama.

                  Mr. Ankur Pandey
                  Shri . Ankur Pandey Yoga Teacher

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                  Shri. Ankur Pandey, (M.A. Yoga) from Uttarakhand Open University, working as a Yoga Teacher. Completed Diploma in Yoga Education (D.Y.Ed.) in 2013 in Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla. Having experience of working as a Yoga Teacher at Jawahar Navoday Vidyalayas in Gandhinagar and Kinnaur for 3 months each and worked in Kendriya Vidyalaya (INS Shivaji), Lonavla for 1 academic year . Also worked as a Warden in G.S.College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis for one and half year. Now working in G.S.College of Yoga as a Yoga Teacher since Feb’2016.

                  Shri. C. G. Shinde Sr. Yoga Teacher

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                  Shri C.G.Shinde is Sr. Yoga Teacher at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama . He is a Yoga Visharad, postgraduate in Yoga and Education (M.Edn). Since, fourteen years he has been teaching philosophical, applied, as well as, practical aspects of Yoga and Education at Kaivalyadhama. Co-author of Yoga, Healthy way of Living, (Upper Primary) and Yoga, Healthy Way of Living, (Secondary) Published by NCERT New Delhi, (2015). Yoga Education for School Children,(Kaivalyadhama-2019). He is reputed as a resource person-faculty of Yoga at Shanghai, Wuxi and Busan (South Korea) thought Govt. of India. Prepared Yoga Modules for the KVS, NCERT, Yoga for Middle Age, and Yoga for Adolescence. He has attended National and International Conferences and won the best paper award in the International Conference at Kaivalyadhama

                  Ms. Dipali Patnaik Yoga Teacher

                  Presently in the role of Yoga Teacher at Kaivalyadhama Institute, holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and PG Diploma in Yoga Education. Prior to actively engaging herself in the field of Yoga, she had a career stint of 14 years, in Architecture and Construction Industry. The transition to Yoga came very naturally to her as a response to a pursuit for self discovery and self actualization. Her area of interest is in exploring how Yoga as a philosophy and practice can be a tool for self transformation and rooting oneself more to simplify present day life challenges.

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