Supporting Swamiji, the ashram has a number of experienced, skilled and fully qualified teachers:
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 yoga 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.
Nick Edge brings a very meditative and reflective approach to his teaching. He was a resident of the ashram for the 5 years, 2006 - 2010, and has recently returned to help shape the ongoing direction of the ashram as Operations Manager under Swamiji's guidance. Nick is a born seeker and transmits his teaching with a natural warmth, honesty and humour.
Maha Sattwa was a student of Swami Pragyamurti in London for several years before moving to the ashram in early 2013. She completed the ashram's 1-year Kriya course in 2012 and graduated as a yoga teacher from the ashram's 2012-2014 yoga teacher training course. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience, which is growing through her ongoing contact with the ashram, and which she skilfully transmits to her students through her clear and uncluttered teaching style.
Satyam has been practicing hatha yoga for about 6 years, exploring both the Ashtanga Vinyasa and the Jivamukti Yoga traditions. He graduated from the British Wheel of Yoga 500hr Yoga Teacher Training course in London with Tarik Dervish in April 2015. He joined the Ashram resident team in January 2015 with the intent of deepening his practice and understanding of yoga and meditation. He brings a fun and playful style to his teaching.
Reva has been living in the ashram since July 2015 and is currently a student teacher on the ashram's yoga teacher training course. Her daily life expresses a clear dedication to living the principles of spiritual life and she teaches weekly classes locally to the ashram as well as in the ashram itself. She runs the ashram kitchen and gardens with clarity, compassion and humour.
Hamsa's work has a strong foundation in the Vedic tradition, through over 10 years’ experience within a Lithuanian Matriarchal Shamanic Tradition. Her lectures inspired by the Devi Gita hold a simple clarity that makes knowledge heart felt and easy to understand.
SaiUri is currently writing a book “Knowledge of Origin” to be released in 2017. She has lived in Mandala Yoga Ashram since May 2016 and has become an invaluable member of the Ashram team, demonstrating in her work and actions that she deeply understands the fundamentals of Karma Yoga. As such, she is giving short tutorials within the Ashram on Karma Yoga and how to live through the Sacred.
Sanandi is a reflective and compassionate yoga teacher. She has been teaching yoga for nine years and is currently doing another teacher training course with the ashram to further her experience. It is her belief that you can never stop learning, especially with yoga. She has recently joined the ashram team to enrich her own practice in order to convey the teachings to others from a place of deepening stillness. Her particular joy is teaching yoga beginners the art of relaxation.
Regular Visiting Teachers
Swami Gyan Dharma will be a visiting teacher in the ashram from early April to early August 2016, giving 4 courses as well as ongoing spiritual guidance and teachings. He has been travelling, practising and teaching yoga for almost 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.
Swami Atma Swami Atma Saraswati was introduced to Hatha Yoga 40 years ago and has been a serious Yoga practitioner for the past 20 years. Before becoming a resident a Mandala Yoga Ashram in 2004, she was a member of the Dharma Centre under the guidance of Swami Dharmananda Saraswati. At Mandala Yoga Ashram her guiding light has been Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati; and it was he who initiated her as a Swami in 2011. She is a qualified Yoga teacher (Mandala Yoga Ashram & British Wheel of Yoga) and has been teaching in the ashram, in Wales and in England for the past 10 years. Though she says everything is Yoga, she specialises in Yantra, Meditation and Yoga Nidra.
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 mainly treats patients affected by stress disorders.
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.