Emma Bonnici is the founder of Kanga Yoga, Soundscape and Unite For Purpose. She has been studying Yoga and Ayurveda and organising events for over 12 years.
She teaches with absolute enthusiasm, care and attention to detail, whilst also bringing knowledge gained from her own personal practice, and providing strong encouragement and support within her classes.
Since 2006, Emma has been traveling annually to Africa and India. Her Yoga practice has always been very inspired by her Indian teachers of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Sivananda, Iyengar Yoga & Ayurveda. During her travels and studies, she discovered the true essence of adapting yoga to the individual and also learned the positive healing power of music. Emma believes our energy changes according to the environment we exist in, along with connected seasons and lifestyle. With this in mind, Emma focuses on the energy of her students, whilst also incorporating music and elements of different yoga practices into each class.
Upon her return to the UK in 2009 when running Kanga Events (a wellbeing events company), her classes became remarkably referred to as ‘Kanga Yoga’ by studios and events in London. Soon after, Emma then followed the advice of a wise women in the Sivananda Centre in Putney, and ‘went with the flow’. Others then resonated with the practice and Emma began to train more teachers in Kanga Yoga. In 2011, whilst teaching Yoga in Madhya Pradesh, Emma also wrote a weekly yoga column for The Hindustan Times national newspaper.
An avid traveller, Emma enjoys learning about various cultures and bringing people together. She is dedicated and passionate about improving people’s lives and supporting communities through the teachings of Yoga & Ayurveda. Today, Emma is actively involved in community outreach projects across East Africa and India. She also leads the Kanga Yoga Teacher Training Courses, Retreats, Festival Spas & Soundscape events.
Emma regularly returns to India to practice with her teacher at the Sivandana Kutir ashram, the Yoga Study Centre (Bramacharya Rudra Dev), Patanjala Yoga Kendran (Usha Devi) and Tattvaa Yogashala (Kamal Singh).
Dr. Sumit is expert in the field of Physical Therapy and posture imbalance and sedentary life disorders.
He did his Masters of Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Orthopedic Branch and diploma in Sports Medicine from West Bengal. He is also a certified Pilate’s trainer from Indian Academy of Fitness Training Mangalore. His simple and contemporary style of delivering deep and practical knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology endear him to his students. He has taught few hundred students from more than 35 countries and he mainly focus on the therapeutic aspects of yoga.
How the different postural imbalance or spinal disorders can be corrected. Since childhood he is leaving around the himlayas in Bali. He has a good knowledge of Ayurveda and good hands on pain relief techniques and also conducted different workshops on yoga functional anatomy, massage therapy, soft tissue release, myofascial release and pain relief techniques. He is a lead teacher in academy of manual medicine.
At present He is working as a Head of Department at Nirmal Ashram Hospital Bali and Chief Physiotherapist at Shiva Cricket Academy Bali. He did his Certificate in Manual Therapy from Capri Institute New Delhi under the guidance of Dr. Deepak Kumar the only Accredited Mulligan Therapy Teacher in INDIA.
He has tremendous experience orthopedics surgeries rehabilitation program. He dealt more than 500 cases of orthopedic disorders and postural disorders.
Umesh was born into a Brahmin family in Mankadi district in Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh) in 1978.
Umesh was very spritual from his childhood days; reading Ramayana, serving and practicing asana. After he completed his graduation, he moved to Noida to work with his uncle on the golf course. Umesh learnt golf with his uncle and later joined the country club in 2001. In 2002 he joined the Green Golf Resort in Greater Noida. It was here that Umesh was invited to Ananda in 2004 as a Golf Teacher. During Umesh’s time at Ananada he was hugely inspired to learn Yoga by his friend and yoga teacher, Mukesh. In 2009, Umesh completed a Diploma in Yogic Science from Punjab Sindh Sadhu Mahavidhyalya.. In 2011, Umesh joined Aalia Resort in Haridwar as a Yoga Teacher. Later he moved to Moscow in Russia to teach. Umesh is now back in Rishikesh where he is teaching in a number of schools including;, Jeev Moksha, Neo Yoga, Bindusar Yoga. Umesh teaches Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Pranayama and Yoga Anatomy & Physiology.
Ashish is a super-talented teacher and a gifted mentor. Ashish Sharma has been practicing hatha yoga since 14 years. He has many students coming to Rishikesh every year to learn yoga exclusively from him. Ashish is, probably, one of the best yoga teachers in Rishikesh. Ashish is teaching hatha yoga with special attention on body alignment and asana geometry. Having deep understanding of biomechanics of the body, he is excellent teacher to give basic comprehension of how body should work in each pose. Ashish pays special attention to people with spine and joint problems, he has very vast background in yoga therapy. Classes of Ashish have been proved essential in building overall understanding of body work for future yoga teachers. In every class, he gives true revelations on healthy engagements of muscles to avoid injuries and what you can do to optimize the effect. His classes are the best to go deeper into the body and gain control of the most subtlest and deepest muscles. That creates a state of very subtle concentration, without excessive effort, effects of which students feel long after the class has finished.
Ashish Bist，born in Garhwal Himalaya, the hometown of greatest yoga creator Shiva. He is one of the founders of Rishikesh Yoga Teaching Union, he is working now as the director of teaching department in Yogasummit. Since 10 years old, he started to learn yoga under the guidance of yoga master in Rishikesh. Later he followed Himalaya master Swami Rama’s disciple, Suresh Binjola, learned Himalaya yoga and meditation. And he learned Iyengar Yoga from Swami Br. Rudra Dev one of Guru B.K.S. Iyengar’s senior students. He completed Yoga teacher training course in Parmarth Niketan Yoga Institute in 2001. Ashish has over 16 years of teaching experience, and is an expertise of traditional Hatha Yoga and chanting. He believes that yoga is a holistic practice of combination of body, mind and spirit, make the body, mind and spirit to achieve a calm and peaceful state. Through yoga practice one can enhance concentration, understand oneself well and keep his mind in a state full of peace and joy
M.M Swami Abhishek Chaitanya is the head of Jagadguru Sannyasa Ashram in Rishikesh, called respectfully as Maha-Mandaleshwar. While maintaining the spiritual traditions of the Ashram and putting in efforts to take the Ashram to greater heights of glory, Swamiji also travels to places in India and to countries like Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Italy and France where eager gatherings welcome him. Swami Abhishek Chaitanya is a popular name in Yoga Capital – Rishikesh. He is a famous teacher of Vedanta and Yoga Philosophy. A scholar from birth, he was an Acharya of Chinmaya Mission Pune where he counducted spiritual sessions and camps for all age groups. He did intensive studies and research in Bhakti and Vedantic texts. Swamiji enthralls audiences around the world with his unique style of discourses on the Vedanta. He is an integral part of The Swarupa Iyengar Yoga Institute in Malaysia, a country he visits on an annual basis to impart in-depth teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He has plans to serve the cause of Sanskrit, the language which showcases the essence of India and her universal acceptance through right knowledge. Currently, he is engaged in offering teachings in various yoga retreats and yoga teacher training programs.