Shailendra Singh Negi was born in Rishikesh, Uttaranchal India. He began his serious practice of yoga at a young age, studying at the Shivananda Ashram. After earning a diploma at Parmarth Yoga Naturapathic Centre and Gurukul University in Haridwar, he founded The Vedic Yoga Centre and began to teach in Laxman Jula, Rishikesh.
Shailendra Singh Negi's traditional Vedic Yoga studies include Hatha Yoga, Kriya yoga, yogic philosophy, nutrition, detoxification, naturopathy, yogic management of common disorders, and Ayurveda.
Shailendra has held yoga classes, workshops, retreats as well as Yoga Teacher training, both at his centre in Rishikesh and around the world for many years. You can register for seminars, training courses or simply come join a morning class conducted by Shailendra at The Vedic Yoga Centre in Rishikesh.
Shailendra’s passion is his desire for students to experience rather than simply study yoga. He does not set out to impress; his aim is to pass on the ways in which genuine seekers of peace and tranquility can achieve this much-sought after goal, through determination and dedicated practice. The content of his spontaneous philosophy classes cannot be read in books as his teachings are integrated from his own personal experience and communing with sages whose knowledge has been passed down through generations from the traditional Vedic scriptures.
Shailendra does not practice or teach one specific style of yoga; rather, he focuses on the traditional practice of Vedic yoga which encompasses a holistic approach, combining the many different aspects of yoga, all of which aim to help students achieve the capacity to attain stillness and peace. His main focus in his teaching is the methodology of making us aware of our inner spiritual roots and how to reach them.
Shailendra’s teachings are also devotionally oriented, educating us in learning how to serve, love and surrender - three characteristics of a truly yogic lifestyle.