Paritosh's immersive journey in yoga started in the foothills of Himalayas in 1989.He was initiated into the Himalayan Tradition of yoga by Swami Veda Bharti. He started his education at Yoga Study Centre, Rishikesh and completed his diploma in Yoga Education at Kaivalyadham, Lonavala. He continues to be a student of the living, unchanging & unbroken chain of Himalayan Tradition which is rooted in the wisdom shared in the Vedas and Upanishads.
Closing in on 20 years of teaching, Paritosh has been sharing his classical Hatha Yoga practice with students from India and other countries. He is an expert in spine related issues, inversions and holistic practice. He has the unique ability to take a practitioner to an independent practice that is completely aligned to his/ her own individual requirements.
In his own words "I believe that the only way to experience true wellbeing is to turn inward and Yoga can be a transformational practice towards that truth. I am dedicated to sharing the practice and path of Yoga with deep understanding, empathy and compassion.”
Priya is the co-founder of LYHT. She originally came to yoga for the physical exercise and health benefits, and didn’t question or look deeply into the profound boost to her overall well-being. Over time, the deeper psychological and spiritual aspects of yoga snuck into her consciousness gradually and organically as she stuck with the practice and became serious about it.
The desire to share these benefits and contribute to others’ joy and well-being is what eventually brought her to teaching. She formally started her yoga education with 200 hours of international teacher training registered with Yoga Alliance in 2014. She is 'initiated' in the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga and Meditation which is a living tradition of the Himalayan sages and an unbroken chain that extends for thousands of years.
She shares the practice of yoga in Europe and India at workshops and individual transformation programs as part of her boutique learning company, Mi-Shift. She is deeply interested in and focuses on the power of yoga to help us create the life we most desire.
Previously, Priya spent 10 years at Accenture in their human resource function, with experience in talent planning and acquisition, talent engagement, and HR transformation.
Pandit Ashutosh Sharma is an expert hatha yoga instructor, who can teach both beginners and advanced students. From an early age, he studied asanas, pranayama, and subtle-body relaxation techniques. In 1992, he met Swami Rama, who sent him to Swami Veda Bharati to learn meditation and to intensify his practices in the Himalayan Tradition. Since 1996, he has been travelling and teaching worldwide. He serves as a senior Hatha Instructor for the Himalayan Yoga Tradition - Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP) and has trained hundreds of teachers all over the world in the Prana Vidya Hatha Yoga Style of the Himalayan Tradition.
Pandit Ashutosh Sharma is a mentor, guide and guest teacher at LYHT.
Dr. Stephen Parker was initiated in the Himalayan Yoga tradition by Swami Veda Bharati and was given the initiate name Stoma in 1971. Among the first teachers certified by the Himalayan International Teachers’ Association, H.I.T.A., he began teaching hatha-yoga in 1974. During that time he also studied Sanskrit with Swami Veda and South Asian languages and culture for his B.A. at the University of Minnesota. Stoma is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level of the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500). Stoma has been a licensed psychologist in private practice in St. Paul, MN since 1985. He also serves as Adjunct Assistant School Professor of Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. He teaches on the faculty of the Introductory Workshops of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is also the author of Clearing the Path, The Yoga Way to a Clear and Pleasant Mind: Yoga, Neuroscience and Emotion (2017).
Pandit Stoma is a mentor, guide and guest teacher at LYHT.