Yogananth Andiappan is known as a pillar of yogic wisdom and techniques from well worth a lifetime of learning. The son of well-renowned Yoga Guru Dr. Asana Andiappan, a figurehead in yoga from India, Yogananth began his yogic journey at the age of 2. Today, he stands among the most accomplished in the field: By age 30, Yogananth has completed both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Yogic Science and Naturopathy from Manonmanian Sundaranar University in Chennai, India. He is currently completing a Ph.D at the Sport University of India, studying the effects of yoga therapy and natural yogic diet on cancer patients, and is Founder and Director of Anahata Yoga in Hong Kong. A true champion, Yogananth has won numerous state, national, and international Yoga Championship titles. He teaches in Yoga conferences, conducts workshops, demonstrations, and Teacher Trainings across the world. His recent high quality coffee table yoga book “Yoga from the Heart” is a good inspiration guide for yoga lovers and art lovers alike. He is the Chief Editor of ASANA – International Yoga Journal.
Lakshmi Andiappan is a fully qualified medical as well as a Yoga Therapy practitioner. She has been practicing yoga from the young age of two under the eagle eyed tutelage of her Father and Guru Dr. Asana Andiappan, a pioneer of Yoga Therapy and Thirumoolar’s Ashtanga Yoga in India. Beyond her medical qualification, Lakshmi has a Master degree in Yogic Science and is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Yoga Therapy.
Lakshmi is the Chief Yoga Therapist at the Dr. Asana Andiappan College of Yoga ad Research Center in Chennai. She is a well known Pre-natal Yoga Specialist in the State of Tamil Nadu India. Lakshmi has won many awards in Yoga from district, state and international level.
Today, Lakshmi presents in various conferences on various topics including yoga therapy for different ailments such as obesity, heart conditions, and most recently, yoga for pregnancy complications. She is also on the expert panel of Asana – an International Yoga Journal. She is keen to combine her medical knowledge with her yoga practice in order to share her learning and experience with her yoga students.
Master Vishnu is a qualified Ayurveda and Yoga Therapist who hails from a traditional Indian family near Tirupathi, the holy city. He holds Master of Yogic science and master of philosophy in yogic science and currently pursuing his Ph.D in yoga.
He has worked as a chief Yoga Therapist at Asana Andiappan Yoga College, Chennai, South India for over 8 years and has done extensive research work in Hatha Yoga and Ayurvedic Science. Besides his Professional Yoga Degrees, he is also MBA graduate in health care management. He has received a Yogaacharya Award from the Chief Justice of Madras High Court in 2010 for his contribution in Yoga Theoretical Excellence and Ayurveda propagation in India and abroad.
He has mastered his Hatha Yoga Practice and Yoga Therapy under the direct guidance of the legendary Guru Dr. Asana Andiappan for over 15 years. He has learned Babaji’s Kriya Hatha yoga and Ayurveda Marma Sashtra since his young age from his grandfather who hails from a traditional Ayurveda Varma family. Though all of his brothers and sisters are modern medical doctors, he has decided to dedicate his life to do extensive research in Indian yogic science and medicine. Some of his teaching style includes Yoga Therapy is based on Ayurvedic Tridoshas Imbalances in the body.
He also teaches tailor made yoga programs for corporate executives and traditional yoga classes such as Hatha Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation, Postural Alignments in Yoga Therapy. He conducts his classes in a very detailed oriented and full of knowledge and self research.