Dr Nagarathna is the Chief Yoga Therapy Consultant and Dean of the Division of Yoga and Life Sciences at SVYASA. She combines her medical training along with her deep understanding of yoga in leading the health center. She heads the therapy division for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer and other ailments. Dr. Nagaratna serves as an advisor and guide for Ph.D students at SVYASA. Details at: www.svyasa.org
Yogashree N.V.Raghuram is the Chairman and Spiritual Founder of Yoga Bharati and Professor of yoga philosophy in Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation (SVYASA), Bangalore India. Sri N.V Raghuram is trained under some of the most renowned exponents of yoga such as Prof Satyanarayana Sastry and has been practicing yoga since early childhood. He is instrumental in introducing yoga therapy in a neurological clinic in Germany and starting yoga therapy in hospitals in Italy, Turkey, and China. He has traveled to several countries in Asia, Europe and America, giving discourses and stress reduction programs based on yoga.
Dr. Raji Ayyar
Dr.Raji Ayyar: After working as a renowned Oncologist at Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, CA for over 20 years, she retired in 2010 and has since then been volunteering at the AIMS hospital in Cochin, India as an Oncologist and helping in improving the quality of care and teaching residents and fellows. Details at: Linked In Profile of Dr. Raji Ayyar
Sachin Deshmukh is a highly sought yoga instructor and meditation expert. Sachin Deshmukh has been trained as a physician in India and holds several degrees and diplomas in holistic medicine, homeopathy, Ayurveda, and yoga therapy. Sachin was born into a family of yoga masters, trained under several monks, and been exposed to diverse vedic traditions and philosophies. Sachin’s approach to holistic medicine combines ayurveda and homeopathy with the classical limbs of yoga, encompassing asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra, kriya, chanting and nada-yoga, along with Transcendental Meditation® and other mental practices. His approach is tailored to the specific needs of his students and clients.
Anil Surpur is one of the founding members and currently the President of Yoga Bharati. Anil completed his Bachelor in Electronic Engineering from India (Karnataka) and has a MBA from All India Management Association (AIMA). He has undergone BKS Iyyengar yoga training, Chennai in 1986 and has been practicing Yoga since then. He has completed Yoga teachers training in 2003 and is a registered experienced Yoga Teacher (ERYT) with Yoga Alliance (YA). He is currently the Director of Engineering in Ooma Inc., in Palo Alto, CA.
Jyoti Saboo is a Physical therapist, yoga and pilates teacher and certified kinesiotaping practitioner. She handles all forms of patients from Acute Care, Rehabilitation facilities, to outpatient Services. She has a strong pediatric background as well as geriatric background. She brings holisitic aspects of yoga therapy into her practice owing to her yoga background. Details at: http://www.prosinrehab.com
Ashwini Surpur, BS (Computer Science), MA (Sanskrit), ERYT, is the Executive Director at Yoga Bharati. She has worked at Oracle as a Software Engineer for 15 years and quit her job in 2010 to join Yoga Bharati as a full time volunteer staff. She has spoken at various conferences on yoga and Hindu philosophy. She writes articles for various magazines and news media on Yoga. She is passionate about literature and philosophy and composes poems in Kannada and English. She is pursuing higher studies in Veerashaiva philosophy and writes articles on Veerashaivism. She teaches Bhagavad Gita for children and adults. For details, visit Linked In Page for Ashwini.
Savita Joshi, MBA, E-RYT, is the Treasurer and the Director of Yoga Therapy Services at Yoga Bharati. She has a Diploma in Yoga Therapy from Vivekananda Yoga University (SVYASA), Bangalore, India. She is a Director of Therapy Services at Yoga Bharati. Savita teaches yoga therapy for more than eight years with an emphasis on supporting women through prenatal and postnatal yoga, fertility, and other psychosomatic disorders at Yoga Bharati. Savita is on the faculty for Yoga Therapy Training at Yoga Bharati. She also guides yoga therapy students in training. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from India and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Cal state Hayward University. She has spoken at various retreats and conferences on the topic of yoga. For details, visit: LinkedIn Profile of Savita