Our Yoga Teachers
Shatveer Singh Rana (Yoga teacher and school director)
Shatveer Singh Rana is the founder and director of Om Yoga Academy. He hopes to spread the universal message that brings people together, for a cause of self-realisation and self-awareness, through the study of yoga.
Shatveer has been studying and practicing yoga since the age of 15. He went on to pursue his studies in Yoga at the Sivananda academy, and has been teaching oversees for over a decade. He has invested most of his time in studying how to make yoga accessible to people by understanding their own individual uniqueness. This makes Shatveer a very accomplished yoga teacher.
Shatveer’s infectious positive energy and his compassionate heart, sets him apart as a yoga teacher. Students admire him for his cheerful and jovial nature. He appreciates consistency, hard work and discipline. Shatveer endeavours to transform his student’s practice and perspective of yoga, so as to keep them healthy physically and mentally. Shatveer’s proficiency in hatha yoga has gained him a lot of respect and acknowledgement.
Kelly Lee (Philosophy and Anatomy teacher)
Kelly realised, after teaching asana for many years, that there was a need to focus on limitations and strengths of her students and practitioners. Particularly, in the modern world, with the traditions of yoga being practiced worldwide, Kelly saw a large gap between traditional teachings and the modern understanding of each individual’s unique physiology.
Her approach to anatomy is thus based on cases by case studies, and how teachers can accommodate their students. Kelly is vehemently against a one size fits all template. She understands the need to work with students as individuals with unique body compositions. Kelly focuses on human variation and the importance of understanding these concepts as it applies to teaching. She is warm, outgoing, and always willing to go above and beyond for her students.
Her ability to construct and explain her ideas is rooted in a deep understanding of bone structures, muscles, and the mind-body connection.
Kelly is equally exceptional in delivering concise and engaging philosophy lectures. She manages the vast material covered in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, and breaks it up in to digestible pieces. Her classes allow room for discussion and her use of anecdotal accounts add depth to her explanations. It is clear through her ability to engage with the teachings that she is a devoted practitioner. This dedication is infectious and provides a fantastic environment for learning.
Parveen Nair (yoga teacher)
Guru Parveen Nair ji is an inspiring teacher. He has refined his methods of teaching in the Advaita Vedanta school of thought. His non-dualistic approach towards Yoga has allowed his students to build an authentic Yoga practice.
Parveen’s passion for yoga developed after he came across B.K.S. Iyengar’s most acclaimed yoga book, “The Light on Yoga“. He was drawn towards the emphasis in precision and alignment, as well as the teachings of the Yoga Sutras. His years of practice and teaching reflect his commitment. Parveen has spent many years learning, and has studied under the guidance of Guru BKS Iyengar in Pune. Parveen Nair is now teaching in Rishikesh – the Yoga capital of the world.