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Main Faculty

Yogananth Andiappan

Yogananth Andiappan is known as a pillar of yogic wisdom and techniques from well worth a lifetime of learning. The son of well-renowned Yoga Guru Dr. Asana Andiappan, a figurehead in yoga from India, Yogananth began his yogic journey at the age of 2.

Today, he stands among the most accomplished in the field: By age 30, Yogananth has completed both a Bachelor and Master Degree in Yogic Science and Naturopathy from Manonmanian Sundaranar University in Chennai, India.

He is currently completing a Ph.D at the Sport University of India, studying the effects of yoga therapy and natural yogic diet on cancer patients, and is Founder and Director of Anahata Yoga in Hong Kong.

A true champion, Yogananth has won numerous state, national, and international Yoga Championship titles. He teaches in Yoga conferences, conducts workshops, demonstrations, and Teacher Trainings across the world.

His recent high quality coffee table yoga book “Yoga from the Heart” is a good inspiration guide for yoga lovers and art lovers alike.

He is the Chief Editor of ASANA – International Yoga Journal.


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Assistant Teachers

Lakshmi Andiappan

Lakshmi Andiappan is a full-fledged medical & yoga therapy practitioner, has been practicing yoga from the age of two under the eagle eyed tutelage of her father and Guru Dr. Asana Andiappan, a pioneer of Yoga Therapy and Thirumoolar’s Ashtanga Yoga in India.

Besides her medical background  Lakshmi has three Diplomas in Yoga and Naturopathy, a Bachelors and Master degree in Yogic Science and currently pursuing her Ph. D in Yoga Therapy making her an ideal Chief Yoga Therapist at the Dr. Asana Andiappan College of Yoga & Research Centre, Chennai and a well-known Prenatal Yoga Specialist in the state. From the age of 6 Dr. Lakshmi has won many awards in Yoga in district, state and international level and has presented scientific papers in conferences on various topics on yoga therapy for ailments such as obesity, heart conditions, and most recent one being Yoga for Pregnancy complications.

She also chairs the Expert Panel of Asana – International Yoga Journal. She is also specialized in Indian Classical Music and she is very eagerly synergizing her medical knowledge with yoga practice so that she can share the best of her learning with the students of yoga.


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Assistant Teachers

Vishnu

Master Vishnu is a qualified Ayurveda and Yoga Therapist who hails from a traditional Indian family near Tirupathi, the holy city. He holds Master of Yogic science and master of philosophy in yogic science and currently pursuing his Ph.D in yoga.

He has worked as a chief Yoga Therapist at Asana Andiappan Yoga College, Chennai, South India for over 8 years and has done extensive research work in Hatha Yoga and Ayurvedic Science. Besides his Professional Yoga Degrees, he is also MBA graduate in health care management. He has received a Yogaacharya Award from the Chief Justice of Madras High Court in 2010 for his contribution in Yoga Theoretical Excellence and Ayurveda propagation in India and abroad.

He has mastered his Hatha Yoga Practice and Yoga Therapy under the direct guidance of the legendary Guru Dr.Asana Andiappan for over 15 years. He has learned Babaji’s Kriya Hatha yoga and Ayurveda Marma Sashtra since his young age from his grandfather who hails from a traditional Ayurveda Varma family. Though all of his brothers and sisters are modern medical doctors, he has decided to dedicate his life to do extensive research in Indian yogic science and medicine. Some of his teaching style includes Yoga Therapy is based on Ayurvedic Tridoshas Imbalances in the body.

He also teaches tailor made yoga programs for corporate executives and traditional yoga classes such as Hatha Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation, Postural Alignments in Yoga Therapy. He conducts his classes in a very detailed oriented and full of knowledge and self research.


Assistant Teachers

Mahesh

Master Mahesh is the grandson of Guruji Andiappan,  He was born into a family of yoga masters and started his yoga journey at the very young age of 4. He has trained under the tutelage of Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan and Guruma Sugatha Kumari Andiappan.

He has completed his Diploma and Bachelors in Yoga and Naturopathy and currently studying Masters in Yogic Science at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in Chennai.

He has won numerous awards in state and national level Yoga competitions. Mahesh has travelled extensively all throughout various parts of India, Hong Kong and trained yoga students of various backgrounds such as law enforcement personals, judicial academy, staff training college of various banks staff .

He is the senior faculty for the teacher training students at Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre, Chennai.,

Mahesh specializes in Hatha Yoga, Thirumoolar’s Ashtanga Yoga and Yoga Therapy for special needs and ailments.