TTC Teachers


Poonam Stecher Sharma

 

Poonam started in 1996 with formal training as a yoga and meditation teacher first with the Yogalife Foundation and then with the Bihar School of Yoga. She is following a yoga tradition which combines ancient wisdom and modern science. Since 2001, she has been teaching yoga professionally in India and in Switzerland. Poonam brings a calm clarity to her yoga classes. With her gentle coaching, she heightens an inner awareness to listen to oneself. She understands the needs of the students and is able to encourage a person to go to the highest level of his or her ability, often far beyond any expectation. She helps the students to connect positively with their body, spirituality & the world.

Sanjeev Bhanot

Founder of the Yogalife Foundation. The pleasant aura that surrounds him is testimony to years of practice devoted to understanding physiology and psychology of the human body. His knowledge of the human anatomy gives him an edge while teaching yoga asana. Sanjeev’s yoga transforms the way you look at life, making you more positive, healthy and totally empowered. Sanjeev has been spreading the magic of yoga throughout the world for almost 16 years now. More information: www.yogalife.org

Manoj Bhanot

Manoj was born into a lineage and heritage of Yoga and spiritual teachers, paving the way for his Yoga journey. He grew up listening to Bhagavad-Gita and breathing the Hindu and Yoga philosophy. Bihar School of Yoga, Sivananda Vedanta Ashram and Yogalife Foundation are a few of the places where he got his formal Yoga education and earned his titles as Yoga Shirimani and Yoga Acharya. His formal education of anatomy, biochemistry and physiology contributed to his deep understanding of the physical aspect of Yoga. More information: www.yogalife.be

Mélanie Carmen Huser

When Mélanie teaches yoga, her eyes start to glow. She loves to share her passion for yoga. Her lessons are dynamic and powerful. As a full-time medical doctor she has a broad knowledge oft he body and integrates her background into the classes. It is important to her that the yoga teachers to be understand applied anatomy and physiology of the human body. She strongly believes that incorporating the knowledge of anatomy into the classes help to structure yoga classes better, as well as allowing more scope for creativity. Melanie completed her teacher training at Frog Lotus International under the lead of Vidya Heisel. Since then she has taught in her home town Zurich, and has donated all the revenue to TAMTAM. More Information: If you have any questions send us an email or visit www.yogalife.org

Radica Walton

After the initial interest in Asana practice during her high school, Radica was introduced to various teachings and practices stemming from the Bhakti Yoga tradition, which captured her heart fully and led her into years of scriptural studies and attending seminars, Mantra meditation and Kirtan events in both Europe and India. She completed her first teacher training with Paul Dallaghan in the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa style and concluded the advanced teacher training with Stephen Thomas.
Radica experiences Yoga not only as a potent means to bring about wellbeing and healing on a physical, mental and emotional level, but also as a rewarding and fulfilling practice in itself, that shines through all the areas of one’s life gracing them with awareness, love and compassion. Her focus in class is in teaching people, not the Asanas: rather than encouraging the students to achieve a certain pose, she loves creating space and opportunity for them to unite body, breath and mind in a beautiful dance that opens up the door to introspection and refinement.


Radica teaches her classes in English
Radica teaches for all levels, with attention to the alignment that provides a safe environment for exploration and progress. She enjoys weaving music, poetry and philosophy into Asana practice while encouraging mindfulness and relaxing into the present moment.

What inspires Radica: "Life itself, the unexpected beauty of ordinary moments.”