Our Team

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Meet Our team

Vedansha team includes professional yoga instructors, achariyas, doctors, managers, house keeping staff, therapists, IT staff. Here you can meet our main team members.

Sanjeev Pandey Ji
Founder, E-RYT 500, PhD, Yoga & Naturopathy

Dr. Sanjeev Pandey ji (founder, PhD Yoga & Naturopathy), E-RYT 500, RPYT, is a hereditary Yoga master who keeps the tradition of his grandfather in ancient Indian hatha yoga. His ancestors were following Swami Satyananda spiritual tradition.

Before birth, his grandfather already knew that he would follow his path. Being born according to rules of Vedic astrology, since childhood young Pandey Ji was growing in the lap of famous Himalayan yoga masters like Baba Neem Karoli, Devi Raha Baba Ji, Swami Satyananda, Baba Neem Karori (Lakshman Das), Swami Nardananda Saraswati, Swami Rama.

Since 5 years old he was serving and helping those masters and god their blessings.

In the age of 8, his grandfather started to teach him first yoga practice. Young Sanjeev very fast developed a high interest in this knowledge and started to perform it with deep dedication that sometimes his grandfather Yogi

Dayanand Ji had to control that goes step by step and not much fast in his discover of yogic mystery.

His school years he spent in the study of Yoga in Gurukul (spiritual School) Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit, Yoga, Ayurveda and Astrology – Adhyatma Vidya Peeth, Gurukulam and in Pilgrim center Ashram Naimisharanya.

In 1995, Dr Sanjeev Pandey completed his Bachelor degree in Science Biology from Luknow University.

Since 1995 he returned to Rishikesh and began his teaching in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation in many schools of Rishikesh.

In 2008 Dr. Sanjeev Pandey completed his Master degree in Yogic Science Human Consciousness Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, Haridwar and become Yoga Acharya.

In between, he spent more than 2000 Hours of his self-practice under control of Masters in Himalaya and reached Samadhi.

In 2011 after demand and advice of his dedicated students and followers worldwide he established his own School named Vedangas. The main focus of this school was the preparation of Yoga Teacher according in 200, 300, 500 of Yoga Alliance.

In 2017 Dr. Pandey got Ph.D. and doctor Degree in Yoga & Naturopathy from Medical Council Colcatta.
Since 2017 he re-branded Vedangas to Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and alternative medicine that offers education in Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, Vastu Shastra, a variety of retreat programs.

Dr Pandey gives Satsangs, Spiritual topics, discussions, pranayama, meditation, asana, vastu, ayurveda classes, as well as yoga therapy, reiki sessions. He has experience of Kumbhaka or spontaneous inner retention.

Alok Pandey
General Manager

Alok Pandey is a general manager and client service excutive in Vedansha. After completion of his education in pharmacy he was working in Farrukhabad as a manager. Since 2011 he is working in Vedansha.
Alok is very responsible person who knows his duty very well.

Fun ,Leaning ,Play ,Ceativity – 10 year
Shiva Ji
Vedic Astrologer, Pandit

Shiva Ji is a famous Traditional Vedic Astrologer in Rishikesh. He is well qualified in Astrology and Vedic science, completed his jyotish Acharya ( Master Degree in Astrological science) and Ved Acharya (Master Degree in Vedic science & Vastu shastra) from Sampoorna Nanda Sanskrit University, Kashi (Varanasi), India.

He worked many years with great Himalayan Astro Masters. Since last 22 years Shiva Ji lives & teaches in Rishikesh, sharing his knowledge of Vedanta, Astrology and Vedic Karma Kand (Pooja, Rituals) with world wide seekers.

His gives difficult vedic material in very easy way. ”Astrology is deep but very paticular science, that can help you to know your strong sides, avoid troubles, chose day of paticular event and go your way more easily.

Not everybody can be astrologer, but defenetely everyone can understand it’s principles and use it to help yourself and surrounding people. I am happy to help you to find your way.

Jyoti Sharma
Massage Therapist

Jyoti is a professional female massage therapist. She completed her education in ayurveda therapy and massage in 1995 and performs massage to our female clients as well as shirodhara and other detox procedures as panchakarma.

Sonu Badoni
Yoga Teacher

Sonu Badoni is dedicated his life to yoga. Born in Rishikesh he was attending spiritual school for development of body awareness and practicing yoga.

After completion of 6 month Diploma in Yoga from Haridwar University he choose his main subject Ashtanga yoga. After attending of variety of workshops and professional courses of postgraduate education in Pune, Haridwar, Sri Nagar.

After education in YIN Yoga and work of 1,5 years in China he mastered Yin and Yang Yoga styles.Sonu is teaching Ashtanga yoga and Yin Yoga classes in Vedansha.

Lakhiram Basliyal
Meditation Teacher

Lakhiram Basliyal  is a spiritual teacher and yoga master with high education and good practical experience in yoga & meditation. Since young age he was sent by his family in spiritual Ashram in Himalaya.

As dedicated for his practice, he completed his Yoga Education on Sankrit University in Haridwar. Since his teaching was started, he explored variety of techniques of concentration and meditation.

In Vedansha Lakhiram is responsible for meditation teacher training, kriya, meditation classes of yoga teacher training and retreat

Dr. Shri Jeet
Ayurveda Doctor

Dr. Shri Jeet completed his BAMS degree from Pune in 2014. He is practicing Ayurveda in Hospital as well as teaching it in many schools of Rishikesh.

Dr. Shri Jeet completed his Master Degree in Yoga as well to understand better the combination of the influence of yogic & ayurvedic approach on the human body.

Dr. Shri Jeet completed 500 Yoga Alliance certified training.

He is teaching Ayurveda courses as well as conducted Panchakarma therapy in Vedansha.

Dr. Swati Rawat
Medical Doctor

Dr. Swati Rawat is a specialist in general medicine. She completed her MBBS in Medical science in 2008 in Lucknow.

After graduation in Internal general medicine she completed 500 Hrs Yoga teacher training of yoga alliance and parallel to her work in hospital was teaching and practicing yoga therapy.

Dr. Swati was attending variety of Ayurveda courses in India for learning the yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle.

Dr. Swati is responsible for healing and therapeutic programs in Vedansha.

Hemlata Bahuguna
Yoga Instructor, Therapist

Hemlata Bahuguna comes from Gharwal mountains area of Himalaya.
Since childhood she was interested in human health, yoga and physical practice. In early age she came with her family in Rishikesh. She graduated from COMBINED (P.G.) INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE & RESEARCH (CIMSR), Dehradun as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Her scientific project was focused on “‘Effect of physiotherapy on Rib-Fracture & Spinal-Cord Injuries. She is teaching anatomy, physiology, yoga therapy in Vedansha .
Hemlata is very dedicated to her work, she has variety of work experience in hospitals as yoga therapist and physiotherapist.
2009-2010 CMI Hospital, Dehradun (Physiotherapy Department & Faculty of Anatomy).
2010-2011 Yashodha Hospital, Ghaziabad (Physiotherapy Department & Faculty of Anatomy).
2011- Present ShriKrishna Institute of Bio-Medical Science & Research (Physiotherapy Department & Faculty of Anatomy & Physiology)

Sandeep Semwal
Yoga Acharya, E-RYT 200

Sandeep Semwal (Yoga Acharya, RYT 200) belongs to spiritual family from deep Himalaya. Since childhood he attended the Spiritual Gurukul and futher Ashram. Being a 9 years old boy he came in Rishikesh in Lal Baba Ashram to serve and learn yoga.

He is very polite and passionate teacher, he can teach either beginners or advanced students as well.

Sandeep complited 200 Hrs Yoga Teacher training in Rishikesh and Got Diploma of Master Degree in yoga (Acharya) in 2019 from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University.

His unique and old traditional teaching style makes his classes very interesting and authentic.

He is teaching hatha, yin yoga, as well as pranayama.

Awdhesh Semwal
Yoga Acharya, E-RYT 500

Awdhesh born in spiritual Rishikesh and at the begin was not considered to be connected with yoga. However, in young age, he got some problems with health that could not easily be cured with allopathic medicine.

Their parents addressed to spiritual yoga master for help. After some years of practicing asana, pranayama, meditation he completes get cured of health issues and decided to dedicate his life to yoga. He completed Master Degree in Yoga in Uttarakhand Sanskrit University and become Yoga Acharya in 2014.

His love for Ashtanga style brought him to Mysore, to master this type of Yoga. His Guru Ajay Kumar from Mysore shared with Awdhesh nuances of Ashtanga Yoga teaching as well as many practical tips.

Awdhesh is teaching Ashtanga, Yoga Therapy in Vedansha Institute.

Deepak Aggarwal
Yoga Teacher

Deepak has never thought that his life will be connected with yoga, till the point his doctor shared his details about health issues.

He completed secondary education in HBSE in Bhiwani, his evident excellent knowledge in Mathematics made him dedicated to a teacher of this subject. But after professional yoga practice, he not only could relief his health issues but got addicted to teaching. After completion of RYT 200 he is teaching Hatha yoga, Pranayama, YIN Yoga, Meditation.

Vedansh Pandey
Yoga Teacher, RYT 200

Vedansh Pandey (yoga teacher) is a son of fonder and yogi in 8th generation. He is dedicated to continue the Vedic tradition of Pandey Ji’s family and be a yogi. He is practicing yoga since childhood, knows very well all types of fire ceremonies, kriyas, shatkarmas. He is RYT 200. He is a follower of Bharadwaj Gotra line, keeps brahmacharya and doing self-practice daily.

He masters asana, pranayama, meditation techniques under father’s control and integrates them into his teaching. He is a permanent student of spiritual Anandam Gurkul and learns there from Himalayan masters secrets of hatha yoga. In Vedansha he is responsible for kriya, pooja, shatkarma and traditional excursions in Himalaya.

Vedansh Pandey: ‘’ I share my understanding in the teachings of Traditional Hatha Yoga, Philosophy, Pranayama, Meditations, Mantra chanting and various Cleansing Processes. Yoga surely helps to stay relaxed in situations with different emotional intensity.”