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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

Mariappan

Master Mariappan started his yoga journey at the age of 5. He completed his Bachelor and Master in Yogic Science from Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Naturopathy, studying under world-renowned yoga masters Dr. Asana Andiappan, Swami Gitananda Giri, S. Sanmugasundaram, Yogacharya B. Dinagaran, and Yogacharya Kumaran, among others. Later, he founded the Sre Shanmuga Yoga Ashram in South India.

This humble, down-to-earth yoga teacher has given yoga demonstrations and programmes on national television and has won numerous awards and titles in state-level, national, and international yoga championships.

Yet apart from being an excellent yogi, Master Mariappan may be best known for his teaching efforts, especially in encouraging young children to try yoga. Many of Master Mariappan’s own students have won in national and international yoga asana competitions, and various government colleges and universities have also awarded him teaching grants. He has also been awarded for his sincere yoga practice and teaching-as Yoga Bhoosan, Yoga Acharya, and Yoga Ratna.

Master Mariappan specializes in teaching hatha yoga, slimming yoga, core yoga, and Kriya 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.