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Rajendra Singh Negi
Rajendra Singh Negi is an assistant teacher at the Vedic Yoga Centre and is the brother of Shailendra Singh
Negi, senior teacher.
Rajendra was born in the foothills of the Himalayas in Rishikesh on the banks of the sacred River Ganga. He
started his yoga practice in the Divine Life Society in 2005. He was inspired by one of his teachers, Swami
Samarpananda Saraswati from Bihar School of Yoga, who had a major influence on his life (the Swami is a
disciple of the famous Paramahansa Niranjanada Saraswati). Through Rajendra’s dedication to yoga and Ayurveda,
he became a trustee of the Samarpanada Yoga Awareness Foundation in Tapovan. Rajendra has also been influenced
by the teachings of Swami Rama from the Himalayan Institute, and Rajendra’s teachings are based on the
Himalayan yogic tradition. Every year part of his time is spent travelling to sacred places in the Himalayas,
visiting different yogis, swamis and spiritual seekers.
Rajendra achieved a Diploma in Yoga Therapy and Nutrition in Rishikesh during 2006-7 at the Gharwal
University. In 2008 he completed a Diploma in Ayurveda Therapy and Swedish and Thai Massage in the Kerala
Ayurveda Hospital and Pharmacy. He worked there in a voluntary capacity for 6 weeks after completing his
In 2013 Rajendra travelled to Thailand to receive sacred knowledge on Buddhist teachings and meditation at the
Buddhist monastery at Si Bako, where he also studied Thai massage. Following this he travelled to Indonesia
where he gave a 7-day seminar in Bali on Yoga and Ayurvedic practice. In 2014 after returning from Indonesia,
Rajendra reinforced his yogic knowledge by completing a further 200 hour Teacher Training Program with the
senior teacher, Shailendra, in Rishikesh.
Rajendra is a founding member of the Vedic Yoga Centre and has taught yoga and Ayurvedic therapy regularly at
the Centre for the last eight years. He is a multi-talented teacher who is responsible for the running of the
Vedic Yoga Centre in the absence of Shailendra.