Welcome to Pankaj Yogapeeth | Rishikesh


Our Teachers


Pankaj Sadana

Yoga Teacher

Pankaj Sadana was born and raised in Rishikesh, near The Himalayas and Mother Ganga. Since his childhood, he has been very athletic, active and interested in taking in new knowledge.

First, he established a stable asana practice and that has led him towards a deeper path. He did his master’s degree in yogic science, learned in Shivananda Ashram in Rishikesh and also practiced in Mysore, the capital of Ashtanga yoga.

He has been practicing for more than 7 years and sharing his knowledge with his students in teacher trainings, retreats, private and drop-in classes for 5 years. His specialty area is adjustment and alignment both is Ashtanga and Hatha yoga. He is devoted to safe and injury-free classes that help people to go deeper into their practice and discover their full potential.


Kavita Hangargi

Pranayama & Meditation Teacher

Kavita is the director of the school and she also teaches Pranayama, Meditation, Mudras and Hatha Yoga at Rishikul Yogshala all over India and Nepal; Avatar Yoga School in Rishikesh; and Pyramid Yogshal in Rishikesh.

Born and raised in a spiritually well-established family in Karnataka, Kavhita’s upbringing was instilled with all the values and teachings of Basavanna. Kavhita is an amazing listener and has an exceptional ability to connect with students, no matter their cultural background. She has a very sweet and positive attitude and supports her pupils relentlessly during classes as well as outside.

She has a vast knowledge of yoga philosophy and really lives by the principles of it and is always available in case you need a chat. She holds an MA in Yoga from the Uttarakhand Sanskrit University of Haridwar, India and she is a certified 200 and 300 hours RYT Pranayama and Philosophy teacher.


Swami Taponidhi

Philosophy Teacher

Swami Taponidhi Saraswati was initiated into Poorna Sannyasa by his Guru Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati, the Spiritual Head and Paramacharya of Bihar School of Yoga, in January 2004.

A marine engineer by profession from 1979 to 1995,it was during the expansion of his own company that he completed a certificate Course in Yogic studies in 1999 and at the turn of the century he completed the Yoga Teachers Training Course from Ghantali Mitra Mandal, Mumbai in May 2000.

Immediately on completion he started teaching Yoga for Peace, Plenty and Prosperity in Mumbai. He simultaneously joined “Diploma Course in Yoga Philosophy” at Mumbai University and stood first among the participants in May 2001.

The journey of Yoga had begun. Swami Taponidhi, being fully involved in Yoga as a way of life resigned from the directorship of the packaging company floated by him and went ahead to pursue higher studies by joining the Masters Course in Applied Yogic Science at Bihar Yoga Bharati, the deemed to be university started by Swami Niranjan.

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