Vinay is an internationally acclaimed Yoga Teacher with over a decade of teaching experience, leading Yoga Teacher Training Programmes and workshops in India, Europe and across the globe.
Growing up in India he had very easy access to yoga as most of the people around him practised some kind of practice, such as Bhakti, Karma and Jnana Yoga, and not only asana.
Vinay's journey into Yoga began at a very young age as his parents introduced him to the practice, mainly through pranayama and meditation. Yoga was also a part of his school activities, with his first teacher being from the Satyananda tradition. He later continued his journey with teachers from different lineages. He discovered Vinyasa form of Yoga in 2010 as a practice that allows blending the knowledge of alignment with synchronised breathing and movement. To be able to flow with total awareness of alignment requires one to be completely mindful and this is the aspect of Vinyasa practice he loves the most.
Alignment-based Vinyasa Yoga is his true love and his teaching style is often called by students as very “natural” and “playful” as he has been immersed in Yoga since early childhood and has witnessed the multifaceted nature of Yoga which is not dogmatic.
Vinay also teaches Yin Yoga to balance the energetic aspects of Vinyasa Yoga and AcroYoga to bring in some more playfulness and community aspect into the practice. Vinay is the only certified Level 2 AcroYoga Teacher all over India.
Vinay strongly believes that Yoga is for everyone, whether you are a spiritual seeker or a fitness enthusiast. There is no judgement in Yoga, it’s truly inclusive.
"Yoga is the path that leads you to be a healthier and better version of yourself. Everyone has their calling to practice Yoga and I am here to help them by sharing my knowledge and experience. Through Yoga, one can achieve a healthy body, peaceful mind and redirect their energy inwards for self-study (Swadhyaya). I love Inspiring people to make Yoga a part of their lives with my classes and workshops and courses, and this is what I find most rewarding."
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Michelle Woo Deemer, USA
Vinay is a truly outstanding and delightful yoga instructor. He is incredibly generous and really guides his students to their highest potential while being safe and supportive and fun. Yoga is clearly Vinay's passion -- he lives yoga and its spirit -- so it is always a pleasure to be in his presence and the embrace of his teaching. Vinay is so warm and his encouragement and commitment to the practice are contagious. You don't want to miss an opportunity to be in one of his classes and to soak in the rays of his light.
Uttam Chandrashekhar, India
What is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Vinay and his amazing classes? Is it the purity of his choice of words and instructions, or how grounding his classes are? Is it how interesting he makes his classes, or how much he inspires students..... or is it plain how challenging he can make his classes?! Or maybe all of this together!? The very first class of his I attended, I fell in love with, just the quality of his instructions, and how calming and soothing they were to hear! Vinay is an amazing yogi, and its been a privilege attending his classes, his passion for yoga is truly inspiring, and he is definitely an ascent to the community! We miss his classes here in India, but he leaves with us his resonating words, purity and passion, something that will always inspire us.
Alka Gera, India
There are few great things I have undertaken in my life… and practicing Yoga is one of them.
After my first class with Vinay I was inspired, uplifted and knew that I had to take the teacher training program. Vinay’s passion for yoga and life oozed from every pour. His kindness, warmth, vast knowledge and quirky personality opened my heart and left me feeling hopeful as he masterfully guided me toward my spirit. There is a love and compassion that underlies the philosophy of Yoga which is a reflection of Vinay's energy. Each day he dedicates his life to improving the lives of anyone who asks. Yoga gave me an opportunity to meet myself.