Yoga Satsanga Ashram is a registered Yoga Alliance and British Wheel training school and provides a home to learn and practice Rishiculture Asht-anga Yoga.
Yoga Teacher Training (2)
Yogachariya Jnanadev Giri
Surender Sani was born in India and lived there for the first 33 years of his life. He is also known as Yogachariya Jnandev. He studied yoga in both aspects, academically, and through his own experiences. Now he has established an ashram primarily based on Gitananda yoga, along with his wife Sally, in Wales, UK. Jnandev has studied yogic scriptures in their original language, Sanskrit. He comes from a Hindu family and holds the moral and ethical codes of yoga as vitally important. He believes that spiritual growth and evolution are the foundations of true yoga practice.
Yogacharini Deepika Giri
Deepika (Sally Saini) started her yoga practice back in 1993 and she became a full time yoga instructor later. She is married to Surender Saini. They met in India while she was doing an intensive teacher training at the International Center for Yoga Education and Research. She is also known as Yogacharini Deepika. Sally has also studied, practiced, and been involved in many other systems and techniques over the years in her spiritual seeking. Deepika is now one of the few people worldwide who hold a 3000hours advanced qualification from ICYER, Ananda Ashram.
Yogacharini Deepika studied Yoga Teacher Training at the International Centre for yoga Education and research (ICYER) in 2006 and completed more than 3000 hours authentic yoga study whilst at the home of Gitananda Yoga Ashram in India. Deepika is the 3rd teacher in the UK trained to this level from the Gitananda tradition. Deepika also returns to the Ashram in india every year now to teach part of the 6-month intensive YTT program.
Yogachariya Jnandev is a highly qualified and experienced authentic Yoga teacher from Rajasthan, India. He holds a Msc in Yoga and meditation from Jain Vishva Bharti University (top graduate). Also subsequently studied at ICYER for 6 months on the Yoga Teacher Training program. Has completed more than 7000 hours of study of authentic traditional Yoga in both institutional settings and ashrams throughout India
Cathy Davies is a midwife expert and advisor and practiced midwifery for around 25 years in Cornwall. In addition to this she trained as a Yoga teacher with Swami Gitananda in 1980 and currently takes on part of teaching the yoga teacher training 6 months residential intensive courses at Ananda Ashram in India.
Some of his previous jobs have been a coordinator of a university women’s center, development manager of an international charity, and administrator for a school of Sufi studies. He has an MA in Counselling and Human Services and a BA in Sociology from Montclair State University (New Jersey). He has also been a Certified Hypnotherapist since 2002, and one of his specializations since coming to the UK has been in teaching the HypnoBirthing method to pregnant women.
She is a highly qualified physiotherapist having completed her bachelors degree in 2003 from India and Masters degree in 2006 from UK. I have benefited from variety of clinical experience in last 10 years. I have been working in a local hospital for since 2009. I have gained vast experience in assessing and managing wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. I have successfully managed pregnancy related and women’s health conditions.
from Spain, June 2019
Beautiful area, very experienced instructors teaching classical yoga. Lots of theory to go along with the physical practice. Enjoyed my time there immensely.
from Belgium, June 2019
"A genuinely authentic yoga experience in a warm yoga-family!"
Authentic teachings, without traveling all the way to India. Great food, beautiful location (if you are looking to be in nature too). The ashram is unfolding, this was told to us from the start. This means basic facilities and every day a new step to the future is made - lovely to be part of the process. It helps to come closer to nature, life and of course, to ourselves, where yoga is all about, especially when you are living in the city. When there is some rain, you will have the pleasure of a sweet creek to cool down in. I slept in one of the tents which was very comfortable and for sure warm enough. Last but not least: delicious food!