Yoga Teachers at SWAN

While choosing any yoga teacher training or yoga retreat, the teachers (their educational & learning background, teaching experience, residential status & dedication of the teacher(or just a free lance teacher with non or limited commitment to the yoga place) are, should and must be the first important factor.
Meet our dedicated, all residential, all Indians and working/living together for the last 20 years, team of yoga teachers (with combined teaching experience of over 60 years in total) at SWAN Yoga and Meditation Retreat. The purpose of these wonderful teachers are to bring the best out of you by providing the teachings, philosophies and practices of all aspects of yoga, we call it, yoga-in-totality.
The highly experienced teachers of and at SWAN not only teaches Meditation, Asana, Pranayama, Yoga-Nidra, Yoga-Philosophies, Yoga-Detox, Mantra chanting, Bhajan & Kirtan ETC. but also try/hope to inspire you, expand your horizons, stimulate thought and bring the better to the best version of you. We sincerely believe in the infinite potential that we all carry and to channelise those potential energy we just need the right and proper guidance and support that SWAN try to take care of.
Come & experience what it means to ‘Live-Yoga’ with us at SWAN Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Goa, India

Gyanmitra Saraswati

Gyanmitra Saraswati is the Co-founder of the social enterprise SWAN Foundation for Ayurveda and Yoga Research, based in Goa, India. Through this he is engaged in various activities to promote the traditional knowledge of Ayurveda and Yoga to the community, by conducting need- based programs to help the people who need it the most in the local community.

He is also the Co-founder of SWAN Yoga Retreat, where he is responsible for managing and teaching the courses conducted during the season, from October to May. For the rest of the year, Gyanmitra is living on the island of Mallorca, where he is sharing his knowledge and experiences with people by conducting various seminars and courses of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy and Yoga Nidra.


Dayamurti, with dual but equal passion for both Yoga and Nutrition, is one of the founding members of SWAN and is the guiding force behind the asana and pranayama of Classical Hatha Yoga tradition being taught here at SWAN Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Goa, India. Besides that, she gives lectures on food & nutrition and offering Ayurvedic / Vegetarian / Vegan cooking lessons at SWAN. She has an experience of over 18 years and her asana classes bring the best out of you and her lecture on nutrition and cooking classes are cherished by one and all.

A disciple of Swami Niranajanananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga, in Munger, India. Daya holds a Master’s Degree in Yoga, MSc. (yoga education) from SVYASA University, in Bangalore, India. In addition, she has completed various other yoga courses from reputable organisations and yoga ashrams. Yoga courses of particular importance include: MSc. (Yoga Education) BSc (Yoga Philosophy & Sciences) & yoga instructor course from SVYASA, Bangalore, India. Yoga Teacher Training & Advance Yoga Teacher Training Course from Sivanada Ashram, Neyyardam, Kerala. Additionally, Daya has completed four-month yoga certificate course from BYB, in Munger, India and a yoga teacher training course, in Rikhia, Jharkhand.
She is passionately dedicated to her teachings while leading a spiritual and simple life. Daya represents the feminine energy of SWAN and her presence at SWAN Yoga Retreat is immeasurably enjoyed and appreciated by everyone.


Shivendra Ojha, with over twenty years of yogic experience, is the Co-founder of “SWAN Foundation for Ayurveda and Yoga Research”. The non-profit foundation working towards creating yogic life-style awareness among the citizens of the world and also assisting the under-privilege and destitute women and children.
Born in a family of Priests, Astrologers and Ayurvedic practitioners, his humble journey begins from a passionate cricketer to an athlete to a concise stint in the tourism sector, he eventually found solace in yoga-spirituality and social service.
At the SWAN Yoga Retreat campus, He believes, study, practice and share the wisdom of Vedic knowledge that includes Yoga & Tantra Philosophies. His main teaching topics are Yoga (history, tradition, philosophy), Sad Darshana (Six schools of philosophies), Bhagavad Gita (Four paths of Yoga), upanishadic philosophies and “Happiness Analysis”. He also has keen interest in "Sanatan Dharma”, Laws of Karma and Ayurveda.

For SWAN Foundation, he takes care of meeting with various government and non government offices, planning exclusive programs and executing them. Two of his most successful and ongoing campaigns are “Swastha Goa - Sakaratmak Goa” (Healthy Goa - Positive Goa) and girl-child education for the under privileged.

Shivendra Ojha holds MSc. and BSc. degree in Yoga.

He might be available to teach personal or group online philosophical sessions (Yoga, Tantra, Happiness Analysis) only upon prior request.

GUEST Teacher(s) at SWAN


Sindhu has been practicing Yoga dedicatedly for the last five years and has been teaching for three years now. Introduced to this divine journey since her childhood, she was always curious about finding answers to the big questions of life. After she quit her nine-to-five engineering job, her life changed entirely in what now seems to be the most obvious ways that led her towards the path of yoga. Having done her 200 hr TTC from Swan Yoga, Goa, Sindhu has completed her M.Sc. in Yoga therapy from S-VYASA yoga university, Bangalore. Her life's goal is to reach the pinnacles of Yogic practice and gain as much knowledge as possible so that she may pass it on to those who seek.

Sindhu has had the opportunity to have learned under some of the most eminent teachers from across the country. Picking up techniques, forms and teachings from various schools of thought, she has a strong hold over identifying the right ways of practicing this way of life that is yoga. Sindhu's ability lies in her teaching methodology, loving care towards her students and passion in passing on the right knowledge. Being well versed in understanding each body type, she is often admired by her students for her clarity and empathetic teaching style.