JP SanPedro (Our former student will teach for online TTC)
He has been inspiring and motivating students for over twenty years. His journey started as a personal fitness trainer. In the year 2014, his health started to deteriorate because of an autoimmune disorder and his body stopped responding to exercises like before. He started to feel that he lacked something in his career as a trainer and in the year 2015, he had his first child and immediately after, put on a whole of weight which led to severe back issues that traumatized him. His mental health took a toll on him and he then decided to take up Yoga. Initially, he thought about Yoga being for women and that it wasn’t manly enough for him and soon realized that it wasn’t the case. Yoga is for everyone. He started attending the gym and soon shed down some weight, his anxiety started vanishing and soon became immensely passionate about yoga and started to learn more about Yogic teachings and its anatomy. He found Ritu through a random Google search and soon became a student and is now a teacher of Yoga Gyani. He graduated in his training and started mentoring men like himself. Due to his extensive knowledge in physical fitness, he decided to mix both styles in his teachings. A former student of Yoga Gyani now teaches the Anatomy of Yoga and is an ardent Teacher Training mentor.
Deepen your mindfulness and creativity through the teachings of Benu. With a sprawling practice that of over 30 years, Benu teaches the philosophy of yoga, pranayama and meditation at over 50 schools. A graduate of human anatomy and a student of philosophy, he wanted to dive deep into the physiology of Yoga and stayed at the Sivananda Ashram as a Brahmachari. A keen teacher, he started travelling travelling across India, teaching people various forms of Yoga and its philosophy. Ritu is also a student of Benu and continues to learn from him unto this day. He has students across the world who are truly passionate about his teachings and continue to evolve each day. He holds the court with his knowledge of Sanskrit, Upanishads and Vedas. It is our pleasure to have Benu as a part of Yoga Gyani.
Born in a Delhi, Raj much like his peers took the same academic route while growing up. However, he always wished to do something more fulfilling with his life. He was fascinated by the power of Pranayama and soon began his yoga journey began 5 years ago. He quit a lucrative career in finance and fulfilled his ambition of becoming a yoga teacher. He now teaches yoga anatomy in Rishikesh, the city that many yogis even the ‘Beatles’ called their home. Inspired to follow his passion further, he practised Iyengar style of yoga and continued to study on deeper levels where he sighted acumen and assertion of what he had been finding on his own through practice. He merged tools like primal movement and deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra, meditation and energy healing) to empower his students. He enjoys teaching Musco-skeletal system and share the fascinating, beautiful and amazing facts about the human body on different levels. He uses simple techniques while explaining and making his students understand the essence of this age-old tradition.
Julia Kefer – @juliaflowsgreen
Julia from Vienna, Austria, started her Yoga practice in 2015, during her law studies. She
suffered from (lower) back pain, because of her sitting jobs and lifting heavy weights. The
back pain became so strong that even poses like Savasana were painful. After a while she
quit lifting weights and focused fully on doing Yoga instead, because it helped to reduce
She got curious about Yoga and its benefits with her regular practice. That’s why she
attended a 200h Yoga Teacher Training with Ritu. Julia was seeking more knowledge, but
what she got in Greece was so much more inspiration and wisdom. She loves to flow with
her own breath and energy, so she is certified in Vinyasa Flow. To cure her lower back pain
she practices and teaches Yin Yoga, a passive and gentle kind of Yoga for letting go.
Additionally she is certified in Yoga for 50+ and works with cacao and the female energy to
dive deeper within. She teaches individuals on their specific needs on a holistic approach.
This contains the connection between Body, Mind & Soul. At the moment she supports a
beautiful Yoga Studio in Vienna as Karma Yogini.