Academic committee


Sri Nagaraj Rao M. K.

Sri NagrajaRao M. K. having more than 30 years of yogic experience, is a devoted yoga practitioner and a certified yoga Teacher who belongs to Adi Shankaracharya’s school of philosophy. Sri Nagraja Rao has learnt yoga and philosophy in vedic gurukula system from his childhood under the guidance of his yogi father. After having obtained his Master degree in Naturopathy and yoga in Madras university, he continued his practice in the Himalayas. Enlightened Himalayan masters introduced him to the yoga tradition, which is based on classical texts and approaches such as Veda, Vedanta, the Indian philosophical thought in Gurukula system – Pantanjali Yoga Sutra, Hata Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita. He has been teaching yoga from his family tradition and been conducting programs on Hatha yoga, Vedanta and Kundalini yoga, and is a trainer on personal development. He has authored books such as Yoga Darshana Sampada, a practical manual for beginners, and resource books for yoga teachers.

Sri Anil Rao

Acharya Anil Rao has completed his BSc, MBA Yoga Psychology and Yogic Applied Sciences. Acharya Anil Rao has done extensive research and training in Physiology of Pranayama, and Mantra Sounds in relation to Amygdala (emotional brain), for sound emotional health. He has also conducted Yoga workshops for individuals, corporates, housing societies, since 15 years. He has formulated One Dozen Yogic modules based on Vedanta-Sankhya-Tantra nomenclature, for correcting personality defects, and bringing in harmony within one's own self and family.

Yogashree N. Aradhya

Yogashree N Aradhya has completed his degree in Yoga and Naturopathy and has prominently specialized in hatha yoga and ashtanga yoga. He has devoted himself in training young teachers and establishing amongst his people, the eminence of yoga. He has been pursuing and practicing yoga for over 15 years now during the course of which he has inspired and encouraged the rural children by bestowing them with education, food and shelter. He has been been venerated with the “Yogashree” award and “The Best Teacher of The Year” award for all his services

Sri Ramamurthy R

Sri Ramamurthy, President of The Karnataka Yoga Association, has specialised knowledge in the fields of Yoga and Naturopathy. He has been a teacher for 40 years now and has conducted numerous yoga sessions over the past 3 decades in The Patanjali School of Yoga. His commitment and focus has earned him The Samaja Seva Bhushana, The Karnataka Yoga Ratna, The Shimsha Shri Prashasthi and many more awards for his prominent accomplishments.

Dr. Sukanya Raghunath

Being very passionate about Yoga, Dr. Sukanya pursued a Master of Science in Yoga and a Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Yoga and Health sciences. She is currently engaged as a chief mentor for over 15 years, she is an experienced Yoga Consultant and Yoga trainer.

Dr. Manjunath

Dr. Manjunath Gururaj-a yoga philosopher, Ayurveda Pundit, Surgeon, vedantin, Sanskrit expert and Psychologist, well-versed in ancient science of astrology and astronomy. Dr.Manjunath was born and brought up in traditional Vedic way of life, he is the favorite disciple of his guru Dr Bannanje Govindacharya-a well-known Sanskrit scholar and practical philosopher.   With him, Dr. Manjunath has developed his practical and experiential approach in teaching and spirituality. He only preaches what he practices, and has explored an optimal approach to combine ancient knowledge and modern science. He is currently an associate professor at SVYASA University. As a teacher of “teachers,” he has initiated thousands of yoga practitioners to take the path of teaching and spread yogic culture around the world.

HSP Brain Yoga

Yogi Srinivas

Yogi Sreenivas, M.Sc Yoga in S-Vyasa. Garba Samskaara Yoga Vidhya ( Pre & Post natal Yoga), YIDM, Living Aesthetic in MEF Universe, Emirates Done Yoga Saadana & Vipasana Yoga for 300 days in Srisailam Forest, ThalaKona Forest, KailasaKona Forest, Siddara Betta Forest, Beemeswara Betta Forest & got Enlightened. Travelled many countries and shared acquired knowledge by conducting HSP Brain Yoga workshops, seminars and Demonstrations. Activated third eye for more than 61000 students. Students were blind fold and given practice to read text books, write notes,various Memory techniques. Students excelled in Academics, Sports & Personality development.

Nature Care & Nutrition

Dr. H.B Shivleela

Dr. Shivaleela has worked for over 38 years as a renowned professor of Food and Nutrition in UAS, Bengaluru. She holds Food and Nutrition and Ph.D. in ‘Sports Nutrition’. She is a ‘Student Research Advisor’ and a life member of IDA, AFSTI, Nutrition Society, India and Home Science Associations, India. She has accomplished over 30 projects related to Diet and Nutrition and aims at promoting and establishing the importance of Food and Nutrition amongst the people in the community.

Dr. Gowri Rokkam

Dr. Gowri Rokkam has been an adept Nutritionist for the last 25 years. By an excellent combination of the eminence of Modern Nutrition and the benefit of the food principles of yoga and naturopathy, she provides the assurance to preserve health. Her meritorious caliber earned her ‘Dr. M.C. Modi’ award in M.Sc. and innumerable other certifications. She is a skilled Diabetes Educator, Yoga Instructor and Therapist, Lactation Consultant, and Sports Nutritionist.

Dr. Lily Kiswani

Dr. Lily Kiswani has specialized in Laparoscopic Surgery from Belgium and Nutritional Therapeutics from UCSF, Stanford. She is an acclaimed Doctor in Gynecology and Obstetrics. She has been practicing and producing integrative medicine since December 2013 and exemplary results on the study of ‘Reversal of Chronic Conditions’ such as Diabetes, Hypertension and etc. Her eminent objective is to establish and promote wellness amongst people through the knowledge inculcated by her.


Prof. Vishal Jaiswal

Vice President of Training, Associate Professor at Acupressure Shodh Prashikshan Evam Upchar Sansthan, Mr. Jaiswal has specialised in the field of Acupressure and has achieved laurels by successfully establishing a chain of training centers and clinics in a number of cities some of which include Kota, Gurgaon, Greater Noida, Gorakhpur, Delhi, Kanpur and many more. In addition to this, he is also a guest lecturer in the University of Patanjali, Haridwar.

Spiritual Science

Dr. B. Sivaramappa

.B.Sivaramappa, a new age spiritual master, is a Master in Yogic Sciences pursuing Ph.D in meditation science. He is an awardee of the title ‘Dhyana Rathna’ for his outstanding work in the field of Meditation. He is currently Vice Chairman, holding Pyramid Spiritual Science Academy, Bengaluru, India, a special wing of the mighty Pyramid Spiritual Societies Movement, India, founded by BrahmarshiPatriji to spread Meditation and Spiritual Science. He conducts Spiritual Science Teachers Training Courses and also conducts many classes/discourses in India and overseas with a mission to make everyone happy and healthy. He has compiled Spiritual Science Text Books for schools and colleges that consists of spiritual, ethical, moral and human values. . Already around 150 schools have adopted theses books for regular teaching. This academy’s work in this regard has been recognized and awarded by Confederation of Education Excellence, [ECON] New Delhi for contribution to Value Education. This academy is a ISO 9001-2008 certified one.

Holistic Healing

Mohan Joshi

Mr. Joshi has been practicing spiritual healing in Mumbai, India since 1982. He retired from SBI bank to devote himself in healing. He has treated over hundred thousand patients since them. He was awarded ‘Doctor of Science’ by Colombo University. He has also participated in healing camps at several cities in India. Spiritual Healing is just not a vocation, but also a commitment for Mr.Mohan Joshi to alleviate the aches and pains that have plaqued people for a number of yars rendering them listless, inactive and at times depressed.

Holistic Nutrition

Dr. Megha M Katte

Dr. Megha is a gold medalist in PhD (Food Science and Nutrition). She has experience in being the Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology as a founding faculty member. She has served as Dietitian and Community Nutrition Educator.She has contributed in Food Science education awareness in an array of institutions.

Integrated Wellness

Dr. Bruce Lipton

Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. In 1982, Dr. Lipton began examining the principles of quantum physics and how they might be integrated into his understanding of the cell’s information processing systems. He produced breakthrough studies on the cell membrane, which revealed that this outer layer of the cell was an organic homologue of a computer chip, the cell’s equivalent of a brain. His research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, between 1987 and 1992, revealed that the environment, operating though the membrane, controlled the behavior and physiology of the cell, turning genes on and off. His discoveries, which ran counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics. Two major scientific publications derived from these studies defined the molecular pathways connecting the mind and body. Many subsequent papers by other researchers have since validated his concepts and ideas. His deepened understanding of cell biology highlighted the mechanisms by which the mind controls bodily functions, and implied the existence of an immortal spirit. He applied this science to his personal biology, and discovered that his physical well-being improved, and the quality and character of his daily life was greatly enhanced. 

Dr. Sudhir Bagga

Over 30 years of Health Industry experience in direct patient care and medical management with multi disciplinary approach. He has served in various capacities in the Industry, as a Constultant, Physical Advisor, Medical Direct, Chairperson, member in Chief Quality management. He is a Fellow member of various American Professional Organisations and Diplomate and member of various Education Boards. He has developed software and video programs for patients and Health professionals.

Dr. Shashikant

Dr.Shashikant practices and integrates Evidence based Medicine along with Mind Body medicine with emphasis on Yoga and Mudras. He is an MBBS doctor; MD in Yoga and Rehabilitation,Msc Applied Psychology. He is the Founder and Director of IM WELL Integrated Medical Center and focuses on developing a model for affordable and Holistic treatments. He conducts Research in Yoga along with Medical professionals to create evidence for our heritage of Yoga and Indian Spirituality.

Dr. Bharat Bhushan Sharma

Dr. Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Founder of Natural and Holistic Health Science, an organization dedicated for the Education, Awareness, Promotion of our Vedic and Holistic Health Science, having an experience of more than 27 years in the field of Traditional Vedic Science. An Author of many books including Auriculotherapy, Mudra Therapy, Bach Flower Therapy and Aromatherapy; A Teaching faculty of Holistic Healing at Centre of Indology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi as well as at Sevakram Naturopathy Centre, Lajpat Bhawan, New Delhi.

Dr. Pooja Kasera

Dr. Pooja Kasera, having an experience of over 15 years, post graduate in Yoga and Science of Living, with specialisation in various holistic therapies like Auriculotherapy, Electrohomeopathy, Acupressure, Bach flower therapy, Naturopathy, Marma therapy. She has successfully rendered and established her name as a pioneer in this field. Rendering services with variety of therapies, she caters to almost all human ailments and has been successfully treating her patients naturally without use of chemical drugs.

Dr. Gowri Rokkam

Dr. Gowri Rokkam has been an adept Nutritionist for the last 25 years. By an excellent combination of the eminence of Modern Nutrition and the benefit of the food principles of yoga and naturopathy, she provides the assurance to preserve health. Her meritorious caliber earned her ‘Dr. M.C. Modi’ award in M.Sc. and innumerable other certifications. She is a skilled Diabetes Educator, Yoga Instructor and Therapist, Lactation Consultant, and Sports Nutritionist.

Electro Homeopathy

Dr. Rehanul Huda

Dr.Rehanul Huda is a well known world famous Electrohomeopath and spagyrist; holistic healer having expertise in various healing system like Acupuncture, Acupressure and Naturopath. He has dedicated himself in the development of Electrohomeopathy in India since last 20 years. He is co-founder and national president of Electrohomeopathic Research Foundation (India). He is National coordinator (India) of American Nutritional Medical Association INC. America. He is founder and director of CCM Foundation. He is founder of Anodyne Bio Spagyric. He is MD of Natzeus Herbals and Director of Silvenza Hospital Pvt Ltd.


Dr. T.S. Vasan

Dr. Vasan ,Vice President of the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, is an enigmatic and committed personality. He is the Director of Astrological Studies in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and is also the Director of Modern Astro Studios. He has produced the compiled edition of courses in Astrology and Palmistry, which is deemed to be one of his impeccable works. In addition to all this, he has been awarded ‘The Jyothish Bhushana’, ‘The Jyothir Vidya Visharadha’ and umpteen more awards for his great accomplishments.


Dr. Anuradha Choudry  

Having a PhD in Sanskrit on Vedic Psychology, Dr Anuradha was awarded the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship of the EU for an M.Litt in Crossways in European Humanities. She has also received a UN related Scholarship for a course on Human Rights at the Summer University of Human Rights, Geneva. As part of her International engagements, she has been a Guest of Honour and a resource person for teaching Spoken Sanskrit, Yoga Psychology and the transformative power of Mantras at the Zinal Congress organised by the European Union of Yoga, Switzerland. She has also actively worked at Auroville International, Netherlands, The School of Practical Philosophy and Economic Sciences in the UK, Ireland and Australia, for the Ojai Yoga Crib, USA, and several other Academic Institutions and organisations across the globe.


Dr. Jahagirdhar

Dr. Jahagirdar is Managing Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture (SAKSHI), Bangalore, directing research in the Vedas, publication of books, planning and conducting workshops on the Vedas etc. He is also the editor of the News Bulletin of SAKSHI, and editor and director of SAKSHI project for translating and publishing all the four Vedas in Kannada, and various Indian languages. He is adviser to many publication institutions in Bangalore, including ‘AuroNada’. The Einstein International University of Florida, USA has conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), for his profound Thesis – ‘‘The Relevance of the Vedas to the Modern Times’’ (2011) and ‘Professor of Oriental Studies’ (2013).

Dr Lakshmi Srinivas

Dr Lakshmi Srinivas, a spiritual guru, is an eminent personality in the field of vedic science and spirituality, serving the humanity for several years. He is an alumnus of BITS, Pilani and a software engineer by profession, and has worked in multinational IT organizations of repute like IBM India Pvt Ltd, Lucent Technologies.. for 27 years and he also served as Visiting Faculty in engineering colleges in Bangalore.For the past 20 years, he has been doing extensive research in vedic studies, drugless therapy (mantra. tantra, yoga etc), astrology, karma siddhanth and scientific analysis of Sri Vishnu Sahasranama and sharing his research findings with public through more than 2500 episodes aired in Kannada TV Channels.Dr Lakshmi Srinivas has been conferred with several awards; “Mudra Ratna” “Mudra Brahma”, “Jyothishya Ratna” and “Jyothishya Bhushana’ for his mastery in Mudra Therapy and Astrology respectively and applying them for the benefit of humanity. Recently, he has been honored with Doctorate in Alternate Medicine by the International Global Peace University, USA in 2019.

Dr. Jayanthi Manohar

Dr. Jayanthi Manohar, primarily a scholar in Sanskrit and Kannada languages, has been awarded PhD for her thesis, ‘Rigvedic Symbolism’, which reveals the esoteric and psychological concepts of Veda Mantras. She is well known for her lectures and writings about the insights of great sages who have visualized the intricate correlation between universal divine forces and life on earth. She has produced many documentary films along with her husband, Mr.B.S.Manohar, to protect and promote the rich cultural heritage of India. She is a leading Columnist and her articles are published in popular newspapers and periodicals in Kannada as well as in English. She has delivered lectures in renowned organizations on Vedas, ancient Indian culture and role of Women from ancient times to modern day. In 2015, she was invited to deliver lectures in 10 leading cities of US on Indian thought and Vedas. He is adviser to many publication institutions in Bangalore, including ‘AuroNada’. The Einstein International University of Florida, USA has conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), for his profound Thesis – ‘‘The Relevance of the Vedas to the Modern Times’’ (2011) and ‘Professor of Oriental Studies’ (2013).

Dr. K. Suresh

Dr.Suresh is the director and vice president of a reputed private limited company. Gold Medalist - M.Com, CA, ICWA, CS, PGDFTM and DHA-Astrology. He has published numerous books on the Veda Ghana Patha from Rig Krishna Yajur Veda to Rig Shukla Yajur Veda. His great accomplishments have earned him a few prestigious certifications that quintessentially includes the felicitation he received from the honorable Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu.

Prof. Anant Sharma

MA in Advaita Vedanta, and MSc in Yoga and Spirituality Working as an Asst.Professor in Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthana Sanskrit College 2017. Studied Veda and Shastras in a traditional Guru-Shishya Parampara for 12 years from Prabodhini Gurukulam and Veda Vijnana Gurukulam. He has completed his research and submitted Thesis on Advaita Vedanta.

Vedic Mathematics

V.G Unkalkar

After retiring as a manager from West Coast Paper Mills Ltd., V.G Unkalkar has devoted himself in researching and popularizing Vedic Mathematics. He has authorized a set of 25 articles on vedic mathematics in Kannada and Marathi languages and has also given over 700 lectures all over India on the same. He has earned his reputation over the international lines for having conducted numerous classes on Vedic mathematics in New Jersey, san Jose, Milpitas, Detroit, and many more states in the USA.

Preeti Kankanwadi

During the tenure of her teaching she was intrigued by the concept of Vedic Maths. She started teaching vedic maths as a special subject for high schools students and also conducted several training programs in various schools and colleges with the aid of her mentors V.G.Unkalkar and Kailash Vishwakarma.


Mr. Nagendra Shastry

is a flag-bearer of Chintalapalli Parampara, the only ancient music "Parampara" having a genealogy of over 800 years in the history of music. He is a Gold medalist in M.A. Kannada, Bangalore University and is a skilled musician, writer, orator and a professor. He has devoted over 30 years of his life into the field of music and has published over 5000 pages of literary work including several books on music and other related topics He now is the head of the music department in Maharani’s College, Bengaluru.

Mrs. Sangeetha

Sangeetha Srikishen is a versatile singer and an entrepreneur from Bangalore. One can witness her versatility in a variety of her songs ranging from classical, devotional, folk & fusion music. She is an MA graduate in Music. She has released a variety of music albums in collaboration with diverse musicians. She has produced and directed a number of live and television music shows! She is not only known for her innovative and creative concepts, but for spectacular stage and television productions. Apart from her achievements in the musical world, she is an entrepreneur who along with her husband Gopi (drummer& percussionist) runs one of Bangalore’s well-known music and art schools, World Music Conservatory and Ovya Art Academy. She is also the Cofounder of SMILE Charitable Trust, an NGO working in the domain of education and sanitation.

Mrs. Veena Mohan

A talented vocalist, Vidushi Veena Mohan is an A grade artist with All India Radio, Bangalore. An engineer by qualification; M.A. (Music) Gold Medallist from the Bangalore University. Veena Mohan is currently pursuing her PhD program in Karnatak Music. Veena has been trained under the tutelage of various gurus namely Vidwan Chintalapalli Nagarajrao & Sringeri Aasthana Vidwan Palakkad T S Anantharaman Bhagvathar(Mumbai). She is undergoing advanced training under Ganakalabhushana Vidwan Dr.R K. Padmanabha. Veena Mohan’s book entitled ‘Jnāna Prabōdha – Scientific aspects of Karnāṭak Classical Music’ was recently released as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Karnataka Ganakala Parishat 2020.


Ms. Rakhi

is a renowned Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer. With a motto to give back the ancestral cultural heritage and Vande Guru Paramparaam, Ms.Rakhi Roy established her own dance academy in the name of 'Nrutyadham'. She aims to instill in her students the subtlety of dance in order to enable them to lead a blissful way of life. Her charismatic leadership and devotion towards dance has earned her a few prestigious titles some of which include ‘Nrutyabhusan’, ‘Nrutya Vibhushan’, ‘Nrutya Kala Ratna’, ‘Natya Acharyaa’ and many more. Furthermore, she has been honored as an excellent lady of MP. & C.G. from the former Chief Minister Mr. Digvijay Singh, Jan-Parishad, Bhopal.

Mrs. Shyamala Surendran

Shyamala Surendran, Principal, Managing Trustee of Dharani School of Performing Arts Trust & Chairperson of Society Dharani Senate Member of CUSAT , (Cochin University of Science & Technology) since June ,2015. She has been teaching Bharatanatyam for the past 32 years and Mohiniyattam for the past 22 years. She wears the crown to innumerable prestigious honors and awards like Kalasagar Award 2017 for Mohiniyattam Nruthya Kala Ratna award -2017 and several more.

Mrs. Shama Bhate

Mrs.Shama’s work spans over a period of more than thirty years in various capacities, as a performer, teacher, choreographer, artistic director, thinker and administrator. Shama’s theoretical study of Kathak makes her a discerning critic and reviewer. Even as her dance remains strictly traditional, she is quick to explore the possibilities of innovative joint ventures. She has been doing collaborative productions with some of the topnotch jazz ensembles of this world. Over the years Shama has trained (from the very basic to advanced stage...) numerous professional Kathak Dancers who have been performing independently on stage and conducting their own Kathak dance schools.

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