About Isha Hatha Yoga
Developed by globally-renowned yogi, humanitarian and enlightened master, Sadhguru, the Isha™ Hatha School of Yoga has been established to revive the ancient science of Hatha Yoga, with programs taught to millions worldwide.
"Hatha Yoga is about creating a body which is not a hurdle in one’s life. The body becomes a stepping stone ... in one’s progress of blossoming into his ultimate possibility.”
About Sadhguru, Founder of Isha Yoga
Sadhguru is a globally-renowned yogi, humanitarian and enlightened being. Isha Foundation was established by Sadhguru in 1992 to offer a range of yoga programs, as well as social and community development initiatives, worldwide.
Today Isha Yoga has a presence in over 150 cities internationally, and also holds consultative status with the United Nations.
It is Sadhguru’s vision to offer one drop of spirituality to every human being, to ensure that each individual can experience the deepest core of life within.
Our staff and studio
Aarthi graduated from University of British Columbia, Canada with a Master's degree in Food Science and is currently working as a Food Technologist for a private company in Brisbane.
At the age of 17, she did the Inner Engineering program, which had a profound impact on her. She says it changed the very way she perceived and experienced life. She then went on to pursue the advanced programs offered by Isha. In 2022, she had an unparalleled opportunity to learn and teach Classical Hatha Yoga, through the 21 week Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program, designed by Sadhguru.The 1750 hour intense training at the Isha Yoga centre in India, helped Aarthi to intensify her yogic practices and empowered her with tools to offer this ancient science to others around her.
Amongst other things, Aarthi loves the excitement of exploring new places,learning new languages and trying new cuisines.
Niveta (Nivi) is a graduate in finance from Banaras Hindu University and a postgraduate in Public Relations and Event Management from National Institute of Advertising, India. She has over 15 years of experience in media and service domains acquired whilst working with renowned organisations like The Times of India and Service NSW. She also learnt Japanese as a foreign language in her Uni days, which she thoroughly enjoyed.
Being born and bred in the spiritual capital of India Banaras (also known as Kashi or Varanasi), she was quite aware of yoga and associated benefits. However, she was always inclined to approach yoga/meditation in a broader context and this pursuit led her to attend Inner Engineering in 2017, which had a profound impact on her. Subsequently, she learnt several hatha yoga practices which were immensely beneficial for her physical and mental wellbeing.
Her quest to find a more meaningful life and to quench her spiritual thirst she undertook 1750hrs of intense Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher Training from Isha Yoga Centre, Coimbatore, India in 2022. These 21 weeks in the ashram working solely on herself in all aspects changed her perception about people and life in general. Commitment to her Guru’s vision of offering the science of inner wellbeing to every human being and keenness to share her experience with the world led her to resign from her professional career to become a full-time Isha Hatha Yoga teacher. She has a firm belief in this traditional science of yoga, which has not only offered her a focused and calm mind but also physical strength, flexibility and agility.
For her, "Yoga is a beautiful way of being" and she follows this strongly!
Vijay Syam is a hospitality professional with over 16yrs of experience with various hotel chains. Vijay was introduced to Isha Kriya in the year 2013, this simple yet powerful practice transformed his life. This inspired him to pursue internationally renowned Isha Hatha Teacher Training in the year 2014, at the Isha Yoga centre in Coimbatore, India. This 1750 hour of intense training helped him break his limitation and gave immense joy and balance within himself.
In 2015, with utmost gratitude to Sadhguru and the ancient science of yoga he started teaching Isha Hatha yoga in Kerala, India. This was the most profound and humbling experience for him and a small contribution towards Sadhguru’s larger vision of raising human consciousness to as many people as possible. Later in 2017, he moved to Brisbane, Australia and since then his mission is to spread the joy and happiness of Isha Hatha Yoga to every part of Australia.
Annie became a registered nurse in 1999 from the Nursing Midwifery Council, United Kingdom; and then became a registered nurse with AHPRA in Australia, in 2006 when she also completed Post-Registration Study. She has worked as a registered nurse in different parts of the world, like Muscat, Iraq, Italy, United Kingdom and Australia. Her specialty is operating theatre.
In 2018 Annie completed the 21 day Hatha Bliss program at Yoga Sadhana, and after practicing this yoga she has transformed herself and this inspired her to pursue further training, and she completed the Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in December 2019 at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, India.
In her own words, "My body is not a hurdle anymore, and also my fear of driving is completely gone. Clarity of my brain has improved. My mind has become so stable. I am very interested to spread this yoga to this world!"
Ram is a computer science engineer, and a post graduate in management from BITS(Pilani). He has 15 years of experience in the IT industry working for various companies like Accenture, IBM, HSBC and currently, Open Universities Australia as a Product Manager.
Ram tasted his first Yoga experience in the year 2013 when he attended the Inner engineering program with Sadhguru. The program was transformational for him and subsequently he did Isha Hatha Yoga and other advanced Isha programs which brought him boundless joy, inner freedom and a certain level of balance within himself. This inspired him to take up volunteering and eventually he completed Ishanga training to conduct monthly satsangs, Isha Kriya and Upa Yoga sessions in Melbourne which got him a flavour of the teaching experience.
After seeing the fulfillement of guiding classes and the joy of witnessing people transforming, he decided to take the next step to enroll himself into the internationally-renowned 1750-hour Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2019. He sees this as a great privilege and responsibility of transmitting this ancient science of yoga to the public and contribute to Sadhguru's vision of raising human consciousness.
Yoga Sadhana is founded, managed and run by Abhishek (Abhi) Guru and is the first private school in Australia to teach Isha Hatha Yoga.
Abhi undertook the internationally-renowned 1750-hour Isha Hatha Training Program in South India in 2013, wishing to bring Hatha Yoga in its full depth and profundity to an Australian audience.
Also a graduate of IIT Madras, IIM Calcutta and The University of Sydney, life has offered him a range of conventionally rewarding career pursuits that he has ignored in the pursuit of yoga. Teaching for him is neither a profession nor a hobby but an expression of a humbling and profound experience of the deeper dimensions of life that he strives to share with his students.
Since establishing Yoga Sadhana, Abhi has taught Hatha Yoga to over one thousand students across Australia and South East Asia, and featured at several international yoga festivals.
The Yoga Sadhana studio was established in mid 2016 as a purpose-built venue for teaching and practising Hatha Yoga, featuring beautiful cotton carpets handmade by South Indian artisans, and a shop that stocks useful yoga supplies.
Channel 7 recently interviewed and featured Yoga Sadhana on the TV show 'The House of Wellness' - for a segment titled 'The Power of Yoga'. Catch the full episode here (our studio features from 2m30s to 5m30s).
Studio facilities: Yoga Mats, Cushions, Toilet, Change Room
Our teaching methods
Our classes are taught with great care and precision to create a conducive atmosphere for learning the subtle science of Hatha Yoga. Taught in an intimate group setting, classes are designed to gradually introduce students to yoga practices through verbal instruction and demonstrations. We also feature informative videos that provide intellectual insight into the processes taking place.
Unlike many modern yoga studios, we avoid playing music, using mirrors or props, talking while demonstrating, or physically touching participants during the classes. Many students comment on the depth of their experience as a direct result of this inward oriented teaching format.