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Meet our Teachers

Tejvinder Monga


International School Director - USA, India, and Japan  (MIETE. E-RYT 500)  

Tejvinder has been practicing and studying Yoga for more than 29 years and studied with the Sivananda Yoga tradition in New Delhi, Rishikesh and Uttarkashi in the Himalayas. He brings the authentic teachings of Yoga practiced in India for thousands of years. He has been awarded the President of India, Dr Abdul Kalam Bharat Ratna Gold Medal award and also the Bhartiya Udyog Ratan Award for National Development from GEPRA. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Jawaharlal University Delhi and has a Postgraduate specialization in Communication and Electronics. He was inducted as a Member of the Institute of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineers of India. Tejvinder has served on the Yoga Alliance Committee for best practices of yoga schools.


He has formulated unique and authentic Yoga Training programs and is committed to spreading the teachings of this healing science to all. He also serves as an Instructor at the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in New Delhi, India. He is Vice Chairman of Ekoankar Foundation a non-profit charity organization supporting underprivileged children with a primary education in India.

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Aya Manabe

Aya Manabe

NS Master Teacher, Director Namah Shivaya - India, Japan | Lead Trainer- Teacher Training in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Tokyo (E-RYT500, RPYT, YACEP)  

Msc. Yoga, Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medalist 

Aya was born and raised in Japan, and has settled in India. She was initiated to yogic path through Sivananda Yoga Tradition in California, USA and completed her 200 and 500 Hour Teacher Training Certification in 2012. She is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher (E-RYT 500) and is also a Certified Pre Natal Yoga Teacher. Aya has a lot of International teaching experience in different countries including US, Vietnam, India and Japan. Having worked in the corporate sector in leading Japanese Multi National companies for many years, her work field expanded in US, Paris and Tokyo. Aya discovered her true passion and for her continuous spiritual journey, and she served in Yoga Ashrams for 10 months for establishing her own intensive and holistic practice of Yoga and teach Yoga multinational students as Karma Yoga (seva) and finally moved to India in 2013. She sincerely practices yoga with the belief that every single act is yoga and yoga is a beautiful tool to purify our heart and glow our true self. Her intention for yoga class is to heal the body, mind, emotion and nurture the soul. She graduated LL.B in Osaka University, and holds  MSc Yoga at Svyasa University.

Tina Gurupashna Vaughn

Director Namah Shivaya USA, Lead Trainer Cape Cod, MA, USA

(E-RYT200, RYT500)

Tina is originally from India and is a certified Vedic Meditation, E-RYT 200 , 500 CYT,  YACep,  Yoga teacher, who graduated from Namah Shivaya Yoga Teacher Training. She grew up with the wonderful influence of Yoga and Meditation. She is overjoyed to see the amazing awareness and growth of yoga in the US and that people are benefiting from this incredible practice.

Following the path of yoga in her life, she is a board member of a non-profit organization called Ekoankar Foundation that sponsors underprivileged children in India to get a primary education. 

She also volunteers as a translator for a Buddhist monk who comes to the U.S. to give talks on peace and compassion. With his Blessing, she had the privilege of meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Tina is currently teaching Gentle Yoga and Meditation classes. She also offers Meditation Workshops at local yoga studios in Massachusetts. Tina’s kirtan group, Namah Shivaya Kirtan (call and response chanting) is dedicated to bringing kirtan to the local community.

Meet our Teachers

Join the class and you support children's education! 

Namah Shivaya Yoga Trust supports underprivileged children with a primary and undergraduate education. This sewa offers scholarships to the children who are bright and have been given a chance to break the cycle of poverty. We choose children of domestic help, who earn less than 25,000 INR ( 325 USD ) and will never be able to complete a college education without a grant or scholarship. Thank you for supporting the children of Namah Shivaya Yoga Trust 

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