Teachers

Teachers

Swami Nishchalananda (Swamiji)

Swami Nishchalananda is the founder and spiritual head of Mandala Yoga Ashram. He spent 14 years in India, from 1971 - 1985, where he studied and practised different paths of yoga. During this period he also conducted many seminars on yoga and meditation throughout the subcontinent in villages, towns, cities and in industrial companies. 

In 1985 he returned to Europe to establish Mandala Yoga Ashram and propagate the profound teachings he had received. From then to the present day he has been teaching yoga and yoga-related subjects in the Ashram and all over Europe. Many people have been touched by his inspiring yet practical, down-to-earth teachings and have realised a new meaningful dimension in their lives. He has also conducted and inspired yoga teacher training courses in the Ashram and elsewhere so that highly trained teachers can pass on the life-transforming message and teachings of yoga. He feels that yoga is invaluable; a practical system and way of life which can bring meaning, wisdom and joy into our lives and help to harmonise society and bring peace into our troubled world. 

He has written several books and booklets, created several chanting, meditation and yoga nidra recordings and teaches in the Ashram. For more information on Swamiji, his publications and teachings, click here, and you can also visit our Resources section.


Swami Krishnapremananda

Swami Krishnapremananda has been living, practicing, serving and teaching in the ashram since 1997. He is a senior resident teacher and director of the Ashram's Teacher Training Course. His yogic understanding has gradually matured over the years through contact with inspirational teachers, combined with sustained and dedicated practice. Whilst living in the Ashram, he has trained in many aspects of yogic study and practice, gradually deepening his capacities to deliver the teachings to others in a clear and accessible way. He regularly teaches within the Ashram and around the U.K. and Europe - click here for a list of forthcoming outside seminars - on many aspects of yoga, for example, Mudra, Bandha, Chakras, Koshas, Meditation, Pranayama and the yogic texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and Vigyana Bhairava Tantra. He is also a trained counselor.

Swami SatyaDaya

Swami SatyaDaya is a born seeker who brings a very meditative and reflective style to his practice and teaching. As a gyana yogi, his main path is gyana yoga (the path of reflection and insight). He has been fundamentally inspired by his time at Mandala Yoga Ashram under the direction of Swami Nishchalananda and through his contact with other inspiring teachers, and has now fully stepped into the role of teacher, guide and inspirer. He teaches in a clear and engaging way, which is liberally sprinkled with humour!  As his path has unfolded he has become more and more convinced that yoga and meditation, as a science of self-realisation, need to be presented in the most accessible way possible for the modern age. This allows the incredible possibilities offered by these profound and inspiring practices to be fully available to all that seek for deeper understanding, regardless of their age, gender, background or tradition.

Swami SatyaDaya is also a passionate wildlife photographer and self-confessed nature lover. He believes that time in nature sharing with and intimately observing other living things, is as fundamental to human well-being as any formal practice. Every year he leads retreats that aim to combine traditional yogic practice with time spent in nature so that the very world around us becomes a doorway into the deeper mystery that we are innately one with. For more details see www.essential-nature.co.uk.

Swami SatyaDaya is currently the Operations Manager at the Ashram. He regularly teaches within the Ashram and also via outside seminars and retreats


Maha Sattwa

Maha Sattwa was drawn deeper into the many aspects of yoga and meditation about 20 years ago. She first came into contact with the Ashram in 2008 after a several years as a student of Swami Pragyamurti in London. Completing the Ashram’s 1-year Kriya Yoga course in 2012 catalysed a series of changes in her life which culminated in her moving to the Ashram in early 2013. She graduated as a yoga teacher from the Ashram's Yoga Teacher Training course and joined the Ashram tutor team on the subsequent 1-year Chakra Course  and the 2015-17 Yoga Teacher Training Course. She now teaches regularly on Ashram courses and also around the U.K. - click here for her forthcoming outside seminars. Through her ongoing immersion in Ashram life, Maha Sattwa continues to grow and develop, allowing her to bring sound experience, compassion and sensitivity to her teachings. She skillfully conveys her knowledge to students in a clear and uncluttered manner.

Tulsi .

Tulsi has been practising yoga for 30 years in the Satyananda tradition and teaching since 2001. She has specialised in working with people with a wide range of mental and physical health issues. In addition to running weekly classes, retreats and One2One sessions, she has worked in day centres, schools, prisons, hospitals, mental health projects and residential homes.  Her approach has always been to help people understand where they currently are, where they want to get to, and what yoga practices can help them move in this direction. She recently joined the Ashram and its teaching team in September 2019

Visiting teachers

Swami Gyan Dharma

Swami Gyan Dharma teaches regularly each year in the Ashram, as well as giving ongoing spiritual guidance and teachings. He has been travelling, practising and teaching yoga for 40 years. Trained in India, his life and actions are rooted in a meditative connection with his inner being. The depth of his wisdom is conveyed through his teachings. Just being in his presence can catalyse transformation.

Rajesh David

Rajesh David is a devotional composer and singer with a background in Indian classical music. He is a warm and experienced teacher who gives seminars on Nada Yoga & classical yogic texts in the UK & abroad.

Dr. Hania Katarina Kramlund

Dr. Hania Katarina Kramlund is a specialist in family and general medicine in Sweden and has a degree in orthopaedic medicine. She also studied acupuncture for three years in China and Japan. She has practised Yoga for 22 years, became a Yoga Teacher in 2002 and applies yogic techniques with her patients. At the moment, she is working in general and occupational medicine. She is fascinated by the transformative healing power of yoga and avidly follows research papers on the scientific and therapeutic benefits of yoga and meditation.   

Swami Atma

Swami Atma is closely connected to the Ashram and has taught here for 14 years. She gives seminars all over the UK and in France. Due to the depth of her practice and understanding, she acts as a catalyst for students to awaken spaciousness and the hidden dimensions in their Being. 

Reva .

Reva qualified as a yoga teacher from Mandala Yoga Ashram in 2017. This was during her 5 year stay at the Ashram offering selfless service as part of the Ashram team from 2015-2020. She has a background as a psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner, and is dedicated in her work and practice to reawakening the Divine Feminine. She weaves together the traditions of shamanism and yoga in her teaching, holding a genuine space for growth and transformation.