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 visit our Resources section.


Swami Krishnapremananda

Swami Krishnapremananda has been living, practising, 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 both within and locally to the Ashram and further afield 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 counsellor.

Nick Edge

Nick Edge 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.

Nick 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.

Nick is currently the Operations Manager at the Ashram. 


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 has was part of the Ashram tutor team on the subsequent 1-year Chakra Course  and the 2015-17 Yoga Teacher Training Course.
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.

Reva Adie

Reva has been a resident at Mandala Yoga Ashram since 2015. She has studied and explored different spiritual paths and practices throughout her adult life. She has been following the path of Siddha Yoga for over 10 years, and trained as a yoga teacher on the Ashram's two year training accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga concluding in 2017. She has a background as an art psychotherapist, group analytic psychotherapist and a shamanic practitioner. She is passionate about supporting the re-emergence of the sacred feminine and womb wisdom and is particularly interested in the energetic and transformational aspects of yoga. Reva is also a sacred artist and gardener.

Mukti Mani

Mukti Mani has been practising yoga for seventeen years and teaching for the last six years. She has completed two teacher training courses at ashrams in Wales and South India. Mukti Mani is particularly interested in Bhakti and heart based practices from a range of traditions. She is also a trained Occupational Therapist and writes her own blog on subjects connected to yoga: http://rohayoga.wordpress.com.

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 3 years in China and Japan. She has practised Yoga for many years, became a Yoga Teacher in 2002, and applies yogic techniques to her patients. At the moment, she is working in occupational medicine where she treats patients affected by stress disorders.