Rajendra Pandey, full name Rajendra Prasad Pandey, born and brought up in the holy city of Rishikesh (Himalaya, India) can easily recall an environment of prayers, chanting of mantra and meditation in his home.
Rajendra who belongs to a Brahmin family from Uttarakhand, can't recall a single day in his life so far; when the daily ritual of prayer, mantras and ablutions is missed.
With such deep reverence to Hinduism and associated scriptures; Rajendra Pandey is deeply connected to his cultural roots and spirituality.
Academically, Rajendra holds a Graduate degree in Life Sciences; followed by a Masters in Business Administration.
Call it a sixth sense or voice deep within, after passing out from Business School; he instantly knew what career he wants to be in. And the career of his linking was – Yoga. Not to say, his close association with the Hatha Yoga since his school days may surely have played the role.
Notably, he had already established himself as a diligent Yoga student during the Yoga diplomas he received during his Graduation years.
Yoga Teaching Details
Rajendra started teaching yoga in 1996-1997. Joined Yoga Niketan Ashram as a volunteer. During his stint there, H.H.Swami Vigyananda Saraswati of yoga niketan chose him as a Yogasana model for his book “HATHA YOGA VIDHYA”.
Worked as a yoga teacher for two years at one of the top ten health spas in the world, Ananda Spa situated in the foot hills of HIMALAYA.
Was invited to Bermuda to share his knowledge of yoga. During his stay there, was associated with Health co op and Worked for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group at the Elbow Beach Hotel in Bermuda.
He later joined Mandarin Oriental Manila as yoga consultant. There he was busy conducting daily group, private yoga and meditation classes. He was also responsible for managing a yoga studio.
Rajendra Yoga and Wellness Center, Tapovan Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh
Currently, Rajendra Pandey is busy offering his services as a freelance yoga teacher. When he is not engaged in his freelance assignments; he conducts yoga and Meditation classes at his own Yoga Studio or Center, named ‘Rajendra Yoga and wellness Center (RYWC)’, situated at Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
One year full time residential diploma in Nature cure and Ayurveda from Parmarth Niketan Rishikesh
A certificate course in yoga from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
Successfully completed a 200 hours Ashtanga Yoga teacher training course held in Manila (Philippines) under Mr. R.Alexander Medine and Vijaya (from Yoga alliance registered yoga school)
Masters Degree in Yoga