Our Teachers - SAMYOGA
Salini P. S (Founder/Managing Director/Lead Trainer)
An internationally recognized pioneer in yoga training and also in Yoga Philosophy classes, Salini Padmaja Sasikumaran Nair [Salini.P.S] is the founder of SAMYOGA which is an explorative initiative while working through her own life experience with hundreds of licensed practitioners, Doctors, Instructors around the world. SAMYOGA follows basically Krishnamachrya Tradition and Hatha Yoga system which is renowned as an, internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transforming experience off the yoga mat into the daily life. Usually yoga teaching means teaching asana, breathing practice and an awareness of the movement of the energy flowing through the body, Salini teaches yoga from an intuitive and highly developed understanding of the human body and psyche. With her meticulous guidance, Salini's students cultivate an acute awareness of their own practice and life process, resulting in an exhilarating journey into self-discovery, cleansing and healing through yoga.
A QCI certified International Yoga Consultant & Teacher; she is appreciated for her discourses on Patanjali Yoga Sutra, the classical text on yoga by Sage Patanjali. She was engaged as Yoga Expert in Seychelles by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi for the conduct of mass yoga sessions as part of the 3rd International Day of Yoga in Mahe, Seychelles. Salini holds a Master's in Yoga, M.phil in Yoga, and PG in Psycho Neurobics. She is also a qualified yoga teacher, children's yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance. As a research scholar, she is currently involved in the therapeutic application of yogic science based on the Patanjali Yogasutras for her Ph.D. in Yoga. She organizes workshops on yoga for marginalized people in the society and provides individual counseling sessions.
Smt: S Krishnakumari (Honorable Managing Partner)
An embodiment of women's empowerment, she has lead several movements in Trivandrum for upliftment of women and girls in her community. She is working for All India working Women's Congress (AIWC), N.S.S TRIVANDRUM unit rendering her time and efforts to uplift the situation of the socially and circumstantially underprivileged women and children. Her passion and enthusiasm towards Yoga and Ayurveda is reflected in her contribution to Samyoga. She serves as our technical and legal adviser and she is a part of administrative office of Samyoga Yoga Karyalayam, Thiruvananthapuram.
Dr. Soumya. L, B. S. M. S (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery), FAN Fellowship in Applied Nutrition
A well-established Yoga, Siddha Medicine Nutritional Expert, relentlessly working towards promoting health among women through correct dietary and Yoga practices, she is a well-known Traditional medicine (Siddha system) consultant empowering women's health, fitness & wellness through her own establishment Agastaysree Wellness Centre for Women. Her dedication and sincere efforts towards women's health and fitness concerns incorporating Yoga in her practices helped in empowering herself as a successful Siddha Doctor and holistic healing consultant. She completed her fellowship in Applied Nutrition from Medvarsity under Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad. For Samyoga School she is the lead course consultant for Nutrition and diet courses as well as consultant physician in Traditional medicine.
Dr. Archana B, (B.A.M.S,) Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy
A well accomplished traditional medicine (Ayurveda) consultant with a strong motivation and positive attitude towards healing power of Yoga. Her passion and selfless effort to patient care made her a dynamic personality in her field. A decade long experience in various multi specialty Ayurveda hospitals and Ayurveda health centers is her strength to expend her service as a yoga instructor for old age homes around the state. Currently she works as Chief Medical Officer at Maruthua For Better Life Multi specialty clinic. For Samyoga School she is the lead trainer of Ayurveda and consultant in charge for Yoga Therapy sessions.
Rajan Yogi, is a qualified Yoga Professional and scholar who is certified by the Quality Council of India He is our Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher Trainer Apart from having a MSc. in Yoga and the ongoing research for PhD in Yoga, he completed both his Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga) and Yoga Siromani (Teacher of Yoga) from The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre. He has done his YTTP (Yoga Teachers’ Training Programme – ‘Diploma in Yoga’) from Krishnamacharya Yogamandiram, Chennai that helped him to deepen his knowledge in Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and Classical Hatha Yoga Texts. He used to participate in the International Workshops on Yoga conducted by different Yoga Institutions and Universities in India. He has undergone practical trainings in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from Pattabhi Jois' Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore and also with Sri. Jaiprakash of Mystic School in Mysore. He got training in practical yoga in the BKS Iyengar Tradition too. He has a good knowledge in Samskrtham, the language in which the sacred texts in Yoga are written; he completed his certificate course in Samskrtham from the University of Madras through the Madras Sanskrit College.
Rajan has a very good knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and he completed the Certificate Programme for Masseurs (Rejuvenation Therapy) in KITTS, Government of Kerala. He also certified in REIKI Healing from Integrated Healing & Training Centre, Kottayam in Kerala. Rajan is in the path of Yoga for the past thirteen years. He was teaching Yoga Philosophy and Hatha Yoga for Yoga Teacher Training Programmes in AyurYoga Eco-Ashram in Mysore and is serving as a visiting professor in Vetha Yoga Academy in Chennai where he teaches Yoga Philosophy and Human Anatomy & Physiology. He was teaching Yoga in different colleges and schools in Chennai and Kerala under the Mitra Project of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. He used to assist the Yoga Teachers Training Courses in the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram in Kerala. He also serves the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Trivandrum and in Chennai as a voluntary yoga teacher.
Jaya Prakash Master (JP SIR)
Jayaprakash is one among the lead Yoga teacher of our teacher training programs. He has more than 20 years of experience in yoga and a real spiritual and humanitarian teacher. He has completed his teacher training from Sivananda Ashram. He has spent several years studying numerous traditional styles and disciplines at various Ashrams in India like Sivananda, Isha Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Peeth and Thai-Chi etc. He also holds PG Diploma in Yoga from Annamalai Univeristy. For the Teacher Trainees he teaches Yoga theory, Yoga Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, Bhagawat Gita and Ethics for Yoga.
Omanakuttan Gurukkal who has dedicated his life to the preservation of the ancient martial arts tradition of Kalaripayattu, is the founder and the chief trainer of Amme Devi Kalari Sangam and Ayurveda healing praxis center , which trains hundreds of martial art enthusiasts every year. His experience in martial art for past 28 years made him recognize as one among the leading martial art specialist by Sports Council of India. His interest and expertise in yoga motivated him to explore and innovatively develop KALARIPAYATTU based Yoga training for our SAMYOGA FOUNDATION. His passion and knowledge in marma – (vital points) is much appreciated by his patients by the astonishing results in musculo-skeletal disorders. As a teacher his humbleness , humanity and patience makes him a real MASTER in his field. Alignment and Kinesiology through Kalari-Yoga are the sessions handled by Omanakuttan Gurukkal for SAMYOGA.
An inspirational and motivated yoga therapy specialist with advanced training and specialization in Yoga graduated from Krishnamacharya tradition. His scholarly credentials include M.phil in Yoga and M. Sc. in Yoga therapy from ‘The Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University, Bachelor degree of Naturopathy and Yogic sciences, YTTP from Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Advanced Teachers Training Course from Shivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, PG Diploma in Yoga therapy from Vini yoga healing foundation and PG Diploma in Yoga therapy from Yoga Vidya Sala. He is our visionary for bodywork and movement studies which emphasizes internal physical perception and experience and chief visiting faculty for Yoga therapy, kinesiology and somatics.
“To be unique in what I am doing through continuous learning, practice, and constant application of creativity and sheer hard work to make success in Yoga”
Seventeen years of Meditation practice, Stress Management yoga, Breathing Exercises(Pranayama), Yogasana Classes, Sessions And Workshops on Yoga & Hatha Yoga, Meditation Kumeresan YIC from, SVYASA University-Banglore, Diploma in TTC-YOGA International Sivananda Yoga Vedantha Organisation his experience and silence during yoga is a unique blend. He is engaged with SAMYOGA to initiate a injury free practice and training sessions.
Dr M.K.M Kumar
An astute clinician and yoga aspirant , he is on a never-ending quest for attainment of the ideal physique through integration of his knowledge about Anatomy, Ayurveda and Yoga. His inquisitiveness has led to him exploring the realms of the Ancient marital art of Kerala, Kalaripayattu and kalari- yoga. He is a member of American Association of Anatomy and American Association of Clinical Anatomy. He is an enthusiastic follower of various journals and has himself authored several articles in National and International journals. Despite being an ardent student of Ayruveda, he himself have developed a concept of structural integration of human body through Yoga. His belief is that Anatomy is best taught through Yoga. He also specializes in healthy cooking, following Ayurvedic cues, without compromising the taste and this talent has led to him giving several cooking classes in India and abroad. He is a strong believer of the healing power of touch and he often integrates massages into routine treatment. His knowledge about vital points and osteopathic and manipulation techniques has led to him being one of the leading icon in Ayurveda somatics.