Roshan Palat – Founder
Having pursued legal studies, Roshan Palat worked in the field of finance post completion of his degree. Introduced to the Puranas and the Upanisads at an early age due to the nature of his surroundings, increasing interest in the authentic practices of Yoga kept taking him to the birth place of all the Yogas-the Indian Himalayas. Roshan met his Guru near an alpine village a few hours hiking distance from the mountain town of Uttarkashi. Ganapati Baba’s teaching of the 4 Yogas of the ancient Mahasiddhas Lineage and the profound manner in which it was imparted changed Roshan’s life forever. Having decided to commit to his practices under Babaji, Roshan spent a further 3 years with his Guru. Being instructed to learn more about Mahakaruna / The Great Compassion and Shunyata/Emptiness, by his Guru, Roshan undertook a 3 year study into Mahayana Buddhism and the View and Practices derived by that system from the 84 Mahasiddhas. Since then he has been residing, practicing and teaching in the Tibetan town of Bir situated in the Indian mountain state of Himachal. The system of Yoga taught by Roshan and towards the transmission of which the AryaMarga Yoga is founded is called the Anuttara Yoga Tantra. This system of Yoga, the Crest-Gem of all Yogas, is the legacy of the founders of Yoga-the Ancient Lineage of the 84 Mahasiddhas.
Thanida Palat (Cookie) – Co-founder
Thanida, a citizen of Thailand, has been teaching various forms of traditional Hatha Yoga across Thailand and India. She has received advanced Hatha training from Kaivalyadham, Pune, Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, Sivananda Ashram, Kerala and JivamuktiYoga, New York.
Having received Yoga training in the Lineage of the 84 Mahasiddhas, Thanida has incorporated her knowledge of the Hatha Asanas with the structure of the 5 element intensification and harmonization practices of the Lineage. This has allowed us to re-introduce the 54 and 108 asanas of the Hatha Mandala as originally taught by the Lineage of the 84 Mahasiddhas.
Thanida conducts research and teaches at the AryaMarga Yoga institute where she is the Co-Founder of the Hatha Yoga Department.
Maria Angel – Assitant Teacher
Maria is from Colombia, where she attended her first asana classes and started developing a passion for the practice. The feeling she had after her first class is something she will never forget and she remembers firmly knowing that this practice was going to be with her for the rest of her life. Of course, she could´t have even began to image how deep it would go.
After a few years of travels and a constant desire for a genuine appreciation and experience of the practice and theory of Yoga, she naively came to Bir for a short workshop with Roshanji. She could never describe the overwhelming feeling of how entirely new and singular this information was to her and yet how intensely akin she felt to what was being taught. She felt that she had come to a place where her thirst for deeper knowledge could be quenched and where she, as well as her understanding of life would be transformed entirely.
Maria has since joyfully been with the AryaMarga family. She leads Hatha Vinyasa classes for beginners to strong intermediates and is in training of pranayama, meditation and theory.
Akshat Madan – Assistant Teacher
Akshat, after having quit his job as a financial advisor, set out to travel the mystical land of Yogis and Sages. He was spellbound by the beauty and diversity that India offered, but he found it almost impossible to make any coherent sense of his experience. The thirst for knowledge remained unsatiated. It was during his meeting with Roshanji, whom he fondly calls Babaji, that an instant and deeper connection was formed to a living lineage of yogic masters. He decided to fully immerse and dedicate himself to this new lifestyle, and since 2015 he’s been living in Bir, practicing, learning and teaching the 4 Yoga system of the 84 Mahasiddha Lineage.
Having completed a teacher training course with AMY in November 2015, he joined team AryaMarga as an assistant Pranayama and Asana teacher. A reserved and quiet individual, you can find him watering the garden in the early hours of the morning.