The true guidance of this center does not only come from the sincerity of those who teach here, but the vibration from Radhey and Krishna who guide all the Center’s activities. The vibration is expanded by each of the students in class. We all contribute with our open hearts and spiritual strength to the environment in our center. We are proud to practice with such expert instructors. Please take time to get to know them. They come to our center for the love of serving others, not monetary gain.
Yogesh candra das. Started practicing different types of yoga and meditation at a very early age. His need to deepen his spiritual knowledge brought him to India where together, with his spiritual master, he traveled extensively. He has trained many sincere practitioners internationally in hatha & mantra yoga meditation for the last 30 years, dedicating his selfless service to others. In his metaphysical path, he has always been committed to providing everyone with an opportunity to discover the spiritual self through yoga. With this in mind, he co-founded the Houston Chapter of the Devanand Yoga Center in 1993 as an independent non-profit organization. He is the driving force of this organization, having created a unique yoga center in the USA. He presently guides the kirtan or mantra chanting segment in our evening yoga classes. Yogesh also teaches classes in Vedic philosophy and meditation.
Rafael Sarango, ERYT. Co-founder of this non-profit organization and certified instructor of yoga. He dedicates his background in the biological sciences and applies them to the science of yoga and movement. Rafael has been practicing yoga and vegetarianism for the last 25 years. He dedicates his life for spiritual discovery through the practice of bhakti and hatha yoga.
Chris Lane, ERYT is a Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor who discovered this ancient practice in 2000. Chris’s classes address strength, flexibility, healing, and balance by blending Vinyasa flow with proper alignment and mindful yogic awareness. He utilizes a range of styles—from strenuous to restorative, while encouraging curiosity, insight, and healing. Chris sees Yoga is a metaphor of life: the strength, balance, flexibility, patience, acceptance, and peace we discover on the mat soon become part our everyday life. Chris seeks to help others discover and develop the strength and potential that lie within by promoting balanced living, personal study, and unceasing spiritual growth.
Balaka Ghosal, Nidra Yoga Instructor. For Balaka, yoga has been a part of her life ever since she was eight. Her
mother was her first teacher who taught her the basics of the body mind connection that aids self-healing. Later, Balaka has had the opportunity to learn yoga from various teachers in India and the USA. Her faith is yoga deepened as she healed from serious physical disorders and emotional weaknesses. Yoga has also aided her discretely to pave a spiritual foundation in her being. She finds grace in helping others to heal themselves through yoga and is excited for her new opportunities to teach.