Our Teachers

Alakshya Chaitanya

(Alexander Benjamin): is the current administrator and head of Yoga Meditation Society Inc. A founding member of the organisation he started the practice of Yoga in 1968 and commenced teaching in 1972. He met Pandit Usharbudh Arya in 1972 and was introduced to meditation. In 1984 he attended the Meditation teachers training in Minneapolis, where he was initiated. He has attended numerous courses hosted by the Himalayan Institute, Pennsylvania in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1991. Alakshya spent six months at Sadhana Mandir, Rishikesh 1999 where he completed the Gayatri Purushcharana. He is presently initiated into Vanaprash by Swami Veda Bharati and is now known as Alakshya Chaitanya .He is currently preparing for Sanyasa. Alakshya Chaitanya has been nominated as a member of the spiritual committee of AHYMSIN

Dr. Krishpersad Manohar

Krishpersad has been practising yoga for more than 25 years. He is presently teaching classes at the Riverside Mandir, Curepe. A past of President of Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago Inc. and was actively spearheading a drive to build a headquarters for the organisation. Krishpersad has been trained in the Yoga and Meditation according to the Himalayan Tradition as taught by Swami Rama . Krishpersad is a lecturer at the University of the West- Indies in Mechanical Engineering. His main interests are the study and practice of Yoga.


Khalawan Sahadeo

Khalawan ,one of our senior teachers has been practising Yoga for more than 30 years and has been teaching for over 25 years. He is a fire fighter by profession and loves to be involved in community work. Khalawan was trained in the Himalayan Yoga tradition as taught by Swami Rama through workshops, classes and seminars held by the Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago. He participated in the self transformation program held at the Himalayan Institute in 1986. Khalawan is currently serving on the executive of YMSTT Inc. Khalawan is a certified teacher from the Himalayan Institute.


Kelvin Rampersad

Kelvin has been teaching Yoga since 1992 .He was employed with the Ministry of local government as a Building Inspector 2 .He is currently self employed. Kelvin attended teachers training held by the Himalayan Institute in Minneapolis and Mexico. He served on the executive of YMSTT for a number of years, held the postion of Assistant administrator , assistant vice president and currently holds the post of building coordinator of the organisation. He has been spearheading the drive to build the YMSTT Headquarters. Kelvin is a certified Level II teacher with AHYMSIN. He also completed Level1 teachers training with Swami Ramdeo in India.


Vinda Maharaj

Vinda has been practising yoga since 1994 and has been teaching classes since 1996.He is an ardent sportsman, enjoys agriculture , gardening and is actively involved in community work. He is certified in basic lifesaving and was a swimming instructor with the YMCA for 4 years. He has been trained in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition as taught by Swami Rama through workshops , classes and seminars held by the Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago and in Rishikesh India. He is currently pursuing the Level 1 Teachers Training through AHYMSIN


Vigai Indarsingh

Vigai Indarsingh teacher of the San-Fernando class is an ardent reader of Philosophy, Mysticism, & Religious studies. Vigai was trained in the Himalayan Yoga tradition as taught by Swami Rama through workshops, classes and seminars held by the Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago.


Taranpersad Khudan

A senior teacher and assistant administrator Taran has been e has been practicing yoga since 1984 under the guidance of the Administrator Alakshya Chaitanya. He attended the self transformation program at the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania, and participated in several workshops facilitated by the Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago Inc.. Taranpersad is a former employee of the Trinidad & Tobago Civil Service as an Internal Auditor with the Ministry of Education. He is now retired and is dedicating his time to teaching of Yoga


Leela Rampersad-Maharaj

Leela has been practising Yoga since 1994 and is currently teaching Yoga at Felicity. She held a position as a Manager in Environment and Quality Systems and is now retired. Leela has been trained in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition as taught by Swami Rama through workshops, classes and seminars held by the Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago. She served as the secretary of YMSTT Inc and takes pleasure in serving within the tradition. Her interests are classical Indian music, Hindi, Sanskrit and serving within the community. She is currently pursuing her Level 1 Teachers Training trough AHYMSIN


Leburt Smith

Leburt has been practising and teaching Yoga for more than 20 years. He is a certified teacher from the Himalayan Institute Teachers Association. He attended a 5-day Meditation Workshop held by Rolf Sovik Psy and a 3 day seminar with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. He attended workshops and lectures on Yoga Sutras with Dr Anne Glazier and meditation lectures facilitated by Dr. Stephen Parker. He is a teacher of Yoga & meditation and is currently teaching Yoga to the Senior Citizens


Dian Daniel Singh

Dian has been teaching beginner's yoga for more than 17 years . She is currently involved in teaching yoga for senior citizens in Chaguanas and Barataria. She attended teachers training held by the Himalayan Institute in Minneapolis in 2002 and Rishkesh, India in 2010 and 2011. She is currently registered as RYT 200. She is currently serving on the executive of YMSTT Inc.


Ramnarine Balkaran

Ramnarine (Jimmy) has been practising yoga for more than 20 years. He has been trained in the Himalayan Yoga as taught by Swami Rama through, workshops classes and seminars held by the Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago. Ramnarine is currently serving on the executive of YMSTT Inc.


Unicee Tamasar

Unicee has been teaching classes for more than 10 years. She is an employee with the Ministry of Education. She has been trained in the Himalayan Yoga tradition as taught by Swami Rama , through workshops, classes and seminars held by the Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago. She likes hiking, swimming, gardening and has an interest in reflexology. She is currently pursuing the Level 1 teachers training through AHYMSIN.


Ann Marie Ramhit

Ann-Marie has been practicing Yoga for 22 years and teaching for the past 14 years with the Yoga Meditation Society of T&T. Ann-Marie attended the Teachers Training Program (HYT-TTP) at Rishikesh, India in 2007 where she received Level 1 Teacher's certification. She has pursued continuous training in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition as taught by Swami Rama through workshops, classes and seminars held by the Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago. Ann-Marie worked in the field of Agricultural Research for 26 years and is currently involved in museum activities. Her interests are Hindi, reading, hiking and cricket.


Kassipersad Manohar

Kassipersad has been practising Yoga for over 16 years. . Kassipersad was trained in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition as taught by Swami Rama through workshops, classes and seminars held by the Yoga meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago Inc. He is a retired civil servant and is currently teaching Yoga classes in Fyzabad and Penal. His main interest is gardening and he likes to read inspirational books.


Angela Bissoon

Angela has been practising Hatha Yoga and meditation for over 20 years. She was trained in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition as taught by Swami Rama through workshops, classes and seminars held by the Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago Inc. She was employed with the Ministry of Education and is currently teaching Yoga at the San Fernando class.


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