Sandip Chaugule (Sw. Prem Sandip) E-RYT 200 & RYT 500 (SYT) (Founder & Director)
“Yoga to meditation”– that’s the essential path which Swami Prem Sandip has to offer in his teachings. Yog Nisarga was founded by Swami Prem Sandip in 2007. Prem was introduced to Yoga and meditation practices when he was six years old by his elder brother Yogi Abhay. As a teen, he began exploring various Yoga and meditation paths. Following his heart’s instincts, he then started travelling through India and Nepal, visiting sacred places and learning different styles of Yoga. During this time he gained proficiency in Hatha and Shivananda Yoga and today he holds Yoga Alliance Teacher certificates in these styles. In 2011, Prem Sandip started attending Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga classes led by Rolf and Marci in Anjuna, Goa. Rolf was certified to teach by Guru ji Sri K. Pattabhi Jois himself in 1996. So Prem’s linage goes back to Sri Pattabhi Jois and Sri T. Krishnamacharya who is considered to be the founder of modern Ashtanga Yoga style. Soon Prem’s meditation practice became well-established thanks to his sincere dedication and ongoing study in various ashrams and meditation centers. Since he is committed to continuous learning, Prem attends silent retreats and meditation programs throughout the year. He spends a lot of time in Osho Ashrams deepening his meditation practice. His favorite daily Yoga style is the Ashtanga Primary series. This style appeals to him because of its complex approach and powerful healing properties. Ashtanga Yoga is a moving meditation and that is how it is taught by Prem. He firmly believes that the foremost aim of Yoga is to harmonize the body, mind, and the soul.