Our Yoga Teachers


Our Yoga Teachers

Swami Rakesh

Founder of Himalayan Yoga Retreat, Swami Rakesh, is a well known spiritual teacher from India. He has deep understanding about Spirituality, Reiki, Eastern and Western philosophy, Meta Physics, Physcho-physics, tantra shastra, kundalini yoga etc.
Over the years, he has taught many of his disciples about ways to manage Physical – Mental – Astral Stress, mood swings, insomnia, insecurity, frustration, loneliness, depression, anxiety, phobia etc.

He has designed techniques, which help a person to live more efficiently and effectively in a society. His techniques and his knowledge of Vedic sciences, help people to remain calm in their day to day life. You are suggested to come and take this opportunity to transform yourself through the path of spirituality.

Swami Rakesh left home during his teenage years in search of The Truth. Most of the time he wandered in the Northern Himalayas and met numerous holy men and masters. He found inspiration in works of well known saints and sages like Swami Vivekananda, Paramhansa Yogananda, Ramkrishna Paramhansa, Yogi Arvind, Raman Maharshi, etc. Along with Bhagwat Gita, he deeply studied and has an in-depth understanding of Vedanta-Yoga-Tantra philosophies and their practical aspects. Human behaviour and psychology, psychosomatic diseases, modern science, metaphysics, different healing techniques like yoga-breathing, etc topics remain his favourite subjects of contemplation, all this is on the basis of a deep understanding of ancient philosophies. He has also done comparative study of different religions.

Swamiji’s ability to explain the ancient rituals in modern scientific light gives new vigour to the modern mind to perform and connect with different rituals that may have been suggested to them for their healing or spiritual upliftment.
He has been teaching synthesis yoga – Kundalini, Ayurveda, Eastern and Western Philosophies, Pranayama Techniques, Tantra (Kashmiri, Banaras and Southern Saivism), Rituals (like fire, deities, symbols, etc), Mantra, Physical-Mental-Social Constitution etc in scientific way as a guest faculty in multiple institutes/ashrams within India and abroad. Swami Rakesh who is a Master Healer & Super Reiki Expert with 22yrs of worldwide experience, students from all over the world come for certification & with His love for Humanity he teaches & gives healing through God’s Power.

While sacred Himalayas and Holy Ganges make him feel at home, Swamiji has traveled all across India, North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and few other Asian countries. The teacher and healer in him has attracted friends / students from different regions and they have benefited from his life experiences and wisdom. He has remained as one of the favourite teachers of his students.
While being active outwardly, within, he finds shelter at the lotus feet of the Divine Mother. Many have claimed that being in Swami Rakesh’s company, they have experienced pure divine love. His company alone has been proven to be uplifting and healing to many and all our new students testifies this often.

Maria Dobos

After 15 years, as a HR and Career Consultant within London’s corporate world, Maria has made her mission in life to guide and to teach people how to improve their mental, physical and emotional health. Herself personally healed and recovered from illness through the power of Breath, Yoga and Meditation.
Her personal journey from darkness into lighthas given her the experience of transformation and discovery to become an inspirational catalyst for sharing her wealth of knowledge and wisdom with others.

Maria’s knowledge of yoga and her teaching style has been influenced by renowned teachers from India, where she lived, studied and also taught over the years: Swami Rakesh, Dr. Ganesh Rao, Swami Raviji, Dr. Rahul Das, Krishnaji Prem, Guruji Praba. She was also inspired and taught by amazing teachers like Nikki Myers, Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Sadie Nardini, Seane Corn, Gary Kraftsow, Sierra Hollister, Gloria Latham, Chelsea Roff .

Maria studied Female Hormone Yoga Therapy, a holistic method created by a Brazilian psychologist and also Yoga therapist, Dinah Rodrigues, which is a dynamic form of yoga therapy, through which the goal is to naturally reactivate the hormonal production of women’s endocrine glands in order to reduce or eliminate: PMS, PCOS, Hypothyroidism, Irregular Periods, Infertility and various hormonal imbalances. She has discovered the power of breath and had the opportunity to trained alongsidePatrick Mckeown in London, and now she is an Oxygen Advantage®️ Master Instructor and Buteyko Breathing Method one.

Maria is currently based in Ubud, Bali where she teaches female hormone therapy and breathing reeducation, when she is not running transformational Feminine Wellbeing Retreats on the magical Island of Gods.

Rajwant Singh Bami

Our esteemed mentor Mr. Rajwant Singh Bami is a practising Solicitor Advocate in London.

He has practised yoga and meditation from his childhood. He has followed the path of family life. While he has been busy with his worldly work and family life he has maintained a balance with meditation and communication with God.

All those who come in contact with him are impressed by his non judgemental stance and attitude and seek his company to gain solutions to their troubled life and mindset through discussions with him. He has intuitive skills which he had developed and honed in the spiritual company of his Grandfather in his formative years of his life.

It can be said that one gains a sense of internal peace and clarity in his company without being aware of such transformation. This can only be experienced in his presence and connection with him in his Audience. His real and conceptual understanding is of the spiritual domain brings joy and exuberance to the participants.

Hari Kishan ji

Hari Ji had envisioned of opening up of a yoga school that presents yoga in its true essence combined with the traditional detoxification science of Naturopathy.

A large part of Hari Ji’s childhood was spent in serving and taking care of hundreds of sages and sadhus. Being a national level player in his youth, yoga was an essential part of his routine. However, he realized that in present times, the bodies of most people are full of emotional and other kinds of garbage, which hinders one’s growth. This led him to develop “Emotional Blockage” treatments combined with an unique synthesis of Naturopathy detoxification. Emotional Blockage Removal technique developed by Hari ji is a special scientific yogic technique which brings inner healing by removal of the emotional blockages caused due to negative emotions & brooding over past memories & dark energies from the spinal chakra which inhibits personal growth and mindful living.

Hari ji is well-known world-wide as the master of Emotional Blockage Removal and almost our every student from every batch of students testifies this. Along with calls for appointment reservation, we get numerous messages and greetings of thanks for him every week!


Dr. Vineet Shandilya

Dr Vineet Shandilya is a senior consultant, well versed in Ayurveda (Panchakarma), Yoga and Naturopathy. He is Master in Panchkarma (having a specialized degree of Masters in Medicine in Panchkarma – Ayurveda)

Dr. Vineet, resident of the foothills of Himalayas, the holy city of Ganges. He spent the initial 2 decades of his life in the spiritual atmosphere of Haridwar. He pursued Bachelor of Science from Haridwar itself further with interest developed at home in holistic sciences, he continued with his degree in Ayurveda (BAMS) and Masters in Panchakarma (MD). Along with this he did a 3.5yrs pg diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy. Being a second generation Ayurveda practitioner, he is well versed with skills and strengths to cure and manage ailments.

Dr. Shandilya has a vast knowledge and experience to customise detox therapy sessions, stress management and lifestyle disorders with the help of Panchakarma, Yoga and Naturopathy which are most efficient and exclusive according to one’s prakruti and dosha through Nadi pariksha.

Dr. Deepali Swami

Dr Deepali is an Ayurvedic Specialised Doctor. She is a Master in Ayurveda, having a specialized degree of Masters in Medicine(MD) in Ayurveda.

Dr. Deepali is highly passionate about bringing the benefits of Ayurveda to the world and has contributed immensely to this cause through numerous activities in this field. Dr. Deepali has years of experience in Ayurveda and is a dedicated practitioner having a deep & profound understanding of her subject. She has next level knack over the ancient science of Ayurveda bringing about healing and harmony in body through the natural ways of Mother Earth

HYR Team and students all say that Dr. Deepali has a very special energy – she is very sweet and overflowing with love. She says all of it is a result of her years of natural living and especially due to the power of Ayurveda which she has manifested in her life. At Himalayan Yoga School, she explains all the basics of Ayurveda in detail, which can help the students create a good foundation in the field of Ayurveda. Students especially loves the way Dr. Deepali explains the benefits of Ayurveda in relation to other yoga practices.