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.
Aileen Hansen, E-RYT 500 is a Certified/ Registered Yoga Instructor, (E-RYT-500) and has been actively teaching yoga since 1983. For over 25 years she has been studying yoga with Gurudev Sri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai), renowned founder of Kripalu Yoga and Amrit Yoga. Also a Registered Nurse, she’s experienced in the Operating Room and Neonatal Intensive Care. Her unique teaching style is an amalgam of authentic yoga philosophy of India infused with sound medical principles of physical, mental and emotional wellness. She has published over 30 articles on yoga and health.
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.
Pia Das, Yoga Instructor
Pia discovered yoga in 2007 around the same time she began her career as a lawyer. She quickly realized that yoga not only offered numerous health benefits, but it also gave her clarity and focus when dealing with her often hectic work schedule. This inspired her to pay it forward and formally train as a yoga teacher so she could personally share the gift of yoga with others. Pia completed a 200 hour teacher training program with renown yogis Sean Johnson and Mitchel Bleier at Wild Lotus Yoga in New Orleans. Her classes blend flow based Hatha sequences with mantra, meditation, and Bhakti in an effort to sync the body and the mind, while being kind to the spirit. When not practicing yoga or law, Pia’s other passions are writing, off the beaten path travels, long distance running, Kirtan, and rescuing dogs.