Yog Nisarga Team
The staff at Yog Nisarga includes Indian teachers for whom Yoga is an integral part of their culture and upbringing, and Western instructors who came to Yoga through a variety of paths external to their own culture. All of them are eager to share their experience and insights so the students may look at the traditions of Yoga from various perspectives, and understand that there are many ways to integrate the practices into their daily lives.
Sandip Chaugule (Sw. Prem Sandip)
E-RYT 500 & SYT (Founder & Director)
“I believe that only the path that takes you beyond your comfort zone of the known is the real “Yoga” everything else is nothing but a mind- churning dream. Meditation is the substantial tool to take this jump beyond the mind. “Yoga to meditation”– that’s the fundamental path which I have to offer in my teachings.”
When Swami Prem Sandip was six years old, he was introduced to Meditation & Yoga Practices by his elder brother Yogi Abhay. Later, in his teenage, he started exploring various paths of Yoga & Meditation through books and directly experimenting on his own. In next few years he deepened his mediation practice and traveled many places and ashrams in India, his journey included OSHO ashram & Meher Baba’s pilgrimage.
He further studied Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga classes led by Rolf and Marci in Anjuna, Goa. During this time he also gained proficiency in Hatha, Sivananda & Iyengar Yoga. This extensive learning makes him a teacher with rare combinations, Traditional Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa flow style of Yoga with BKS Iyengar style of precision alignment.
He has concluded more than 60 Yoga Teacher Training and numerous Yoga Retreat Programs across the globe.
Dr. Siddhesh Bandekar
Dr. Siddhesh S. Bandekar has completed the degree in Ayurvedic medicine (B.A.M.S.) from Goa University. He decided to take this further in serving the society through General health care by using general principles of ayurveda..
Dr. Siddhesh brings along with him first hand experience in Panchakarma (Detoxification treatments) and pulse diagnosis (Nadi Pariksha). His Passion towards ayurveda and inclination towards serving the society made him popular in the field.
He has successfully done several trips to Russia and Ukraine. Due to his Academic interest he also delivers lectures on ancient principles of ayurveda. He carries an experience of more than 10 yrs in the field. To keep himself abreast of trends in ayurveda, Dr. Siddhesh attended numerous conferences of national and international stature. By joining Ayurclinic Goa, he looks forward to serve society through ancient knowledge of ayurveda and he is proud to be a part of the team.
Dr. Siddhesh’s areas of expertise include:
1. Panchakarma (Detoxification procedure)
2. Pulse Diagnosis (Nadi Pariksha)
3. Ayurvedic Diet Advice
4. Body Constitution Analysis (Prakruti Pariksha)
Tanja is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher and B.A. Physiotherapist who has dedicated herself to the study and practice of Yoga and other healing modalities. As a teen,Tanja began to study Philosophy, Nutrition and Meditation. Since then, she has delved into a variety of healing modalities, such as Core Energetics, Hatha Yoga Practice, Enlightenment Intensives, Rebirthing, Vipassana and Zen Retreats, the Feldenkrais Method, Aroma therapy, Thai massage, and Yumeiho therapy. In 2005, she met two teachers who made a significant impact on her practice and study of Yoga. Swami Brahmajnanananda taught Tanja a broad spectrum of Yoga practices and directed her spiritual studies towards Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Ramana Maharshi. David Williams, a pioneer of the Ashtanga Vinyasa System, instilled in her a deeper understanding of this system. A certified Physiotherapist by profession with an extensive knowledge of Anatomy and Kinesiology, Tanja’s teaching is safe, adaptable and deeply therapeutic. Tanja teaches from the heart. She believes everyone is unique and that each student’s uniqueness should be respected in Yoga practice. As a result, she gently guides her students to find the appropriate practice for themselves in the present moment, rather than teaching a one-size- fits-all style of Yoga
E-RYT 200 RYT 300