Our Faculty & Teachers

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Yogi Vineet Panday

Founder & Yoga Therapist

Mr. Vineet Panday is the founder of Yoga Needam, He was born into a Sanskrit-speaking family and raised in the centuries-old Sanskrit-speaking Gurukul Tradition. At the very age of 11, Vineet memorized all great Sanskrit works such as Vedas, Bhagavad Gita,  Paninins Grammar,  he also mastered and memorized all four thousand sutras of paninis Sanskrit Grammar. By the age of 16, he completed six systems of Indian Philosophy, the yoga sutras of Patanjali. After completion of Graduation in Sanskrit from Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Uttar Pradesh, India, Bachelor of Education from Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University, Delhi, and a Master in Yoga and Meditation from Uttarakhand Open University, Uttarakhand, India, and Master in Sanskrit from Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Uttar Pradesh, India India.

Mr. Vineet Pandey started teaching in 2015 Mr. Vineet Pandey visited more than 20 countries to conduct yoga workshops and meditation courses. Mr Pandey determines the exact yoga practice required for the person by careful study of an individual.

Mr. Vineet Pandey spends much of his time traveling worldwide, guiding, lecturing, and participating in relevant conferences.

He is a constant practitioner of Traditional Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga.  

He established Yoga Needam in the foothills of the Himalayas, the birthplace of Yoga – Rishikesh; where students can not only master their Yogasanas but also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of yoga with the correct understanding of the meaning of yogic science and philosophy. Yoga Needam seeks to cultivate a unique spiritual and mind-body experience by drawing from their expertise in Vedanta philosophy and yoga, with a contemporary, modern twist.

Yoga Needam invites students to explore the divine intricacies of yoga in its many forms through various life-changing programs which cover all limbs of yoga and its related subjects. The courses at Yoga Needam are not limited to only yoga postures (asana) but also Ayurveda, yogic nutrition, alternative healing therapies, and much more. 

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Avinash Ratnakar Munde

500hr yoga alliance registered yoga teacher, post graduate in yoga (M. A. Yogacharya)


Belongs to mahayoga/siddhayoga lineage, where the tradition of master-disciple is still maintained with sanctity and many people have experienced the very mystical dimensions yoga. Practitioner of the same yogic lore since 2013.

Experience of living with another mystical tradition of yoga called ‘Nath Sampraday’ where secrecy of traditional yogic practices has been maintained very profoundly. Experience of practicing and exploring the famous ‘Vipassana’ techniques multiple times, regular practitioner of ‘Shambhavi Mahamudra’ .

Experience of teaching at various places including yoga teachers training, private classes and in ashrams since past few years. Taught various aspects of yoga including Pranayama, Meditation and Relaxation, Yogic Anatomy, Classical Hatha Yoga.

Expertise in therapeutic approach of yoga along with naturopathy and various traditional therapies.

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Vikash Petwal

Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher

Yogi Vikash petwal is born in a small village in Himalaya, near Holy river of Ganga. Even as a little boy I had my first meditative experiences. Feeling that meditation is my natural state, I enjoyed spending time in nature. Whatever I would do, I would do it with total awareness and peace. I felt this meditative state of inner silence and serenity since I was really young.   I felt and I knew that we are much more than just a human body; that we are, after all, spiritual and creative beings with almighty potential and power within ourselves. I was always interested in spiritual themes about development of human beings on every level. 

Inspired by many yogis in Himalaya, I  was interested in every ancient yoga technique about discovering the deep peace and harmony in human body and mind. Every day,  I complements h my knowledge about yoga and holistic health by learning through many books and seminars, and of course my own  sadhana daily practice. ‘Yoga is in my blood’, and  I knows very well that only awarenes in every single moment can bring love, peace and health, what we were given by our birth.

When I finished Master degree in college,  I knew that that way of life will not fulfill me  since my  ambitions were totally different. I wanted to become a Yoga teacher.

I signed up in Yoga University in Rishikesh and after years of education and many  qualifications include :

Master digree in  yoga Open University Uttarakhand  

Post graduate yoga diploma in yogic science from Sanskrit university Uttarakhand.

Diploma in Yoga svysa university Bangaluru. 

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Dr Kataria School of Laughter Yoga, Bengaluru, India

Certified 200 Yoga Teacher (Yoga Siromany), Yoga Alliance

Certified 500 Yoga Teacher (Yoga Acharya), Yoga Alliance

Acro yoga Emerson in china ,

Therapy yoga etc.

My area of yogic expertise includes : Traditional Patanjali Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation. 

I  gave more then 100 Yoga workshops/Yoga retreats in different places while simultaneously teaching. I teach yoga in China where I mostly worked as a personal yoga teacher and head of yog in studio,

My goal is to awake faith in every individual. “It is extremely important to love and believe in yourself”. My states that God is not separated from us. He is within us and we are within God.

“We should learn to love oureselves, beacause love is an unbreakable part of us and by loving ourselves, we love the God that is within us.” My dedication, gratitude, receptivity, love and individual approach to students abstract the best of each participant granting highest teaches of yoga. I teaches how to stay calm and aware even in rush hour.

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Daniel Cirilli

Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher

My name is Daniel Cirilli, and I am a personal coach.
When I decided to embark on this path, I immediately wanted to aim for the best. This strong belief led me to move to Rishikesh, India, where I studied the practices that I now teach.
I have been working on physical preparation, relaxation techniques, meditation (Yoga Nidra, Om Mantra, Candle Meditation, Transcending Meditation etc.) and prevention (Pranayama and Shat Kriya) since 2010. I am a RYT 500-hours teacher (Yoga Alliance) in Italian and in English, and I teach Functional Training, Calisthenics, Yoga, and Personal Training. I have also trained international athletes. I believe as well that a good posture is crucial for a successful workout: for this reason, I collaborate with an osteopath, to ensure the best possible result for those who choose to train with me.
Beyond techniques and work experience, what I like most is to establish a common path, a mutual and stimulating relationship of trust. I passionately believe that through an authentic human relationship, work can become more stimulating, creative, and effective.

We not only live and breathe a healthy and fit lifestyle, but we have also assisted thousands of people all over the world in reaching their health and fitness goals and transforming their lives.

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