Vinay Kumar Jesta

Vinay is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher born and raised in India with over a decade of teaching experience, leading Yoga Teacher Training Programmes and workshops in India, Europe and across the globe.

Growing up in India he had very easy access to yoga as most of the people around him practised some kind of yoga, such as Bhakti, Karma and Jnana Yoga, and not only asana.

Vinay's journey into yoga began at a very young age as his parents introduced him to the practice, mainly through pranayama and meditation. Yoga was also a part of his school activities, with his first teacher being from the Satyananda tradition. He later continued his journey with teachers from different lineages. He discovered Vinyasa form of Yoga in 2010 as a practice that allows blending the knowledge of alignment with synchronised breathing and movement. To be able to flow with total awareness of alignment requires one to be completely mindful and this is the aspect of Vinyasa practice he loves the most.

Alignment-based Vinyasa Yoga is his true love and his teaching style is often called by students as very “natural” and “playful” as he has been immersed in Yoga since early childhood and has witnessed the multifaceted nature of yoga which is not dogmatic.

Vinay also teaches Yin Yoga to balance the energetic aspects of Vinyasa Yoga.

Vinay strongly believes that yoga is for everyone, whether you are a spiritual seeker or a fitness enthusiast. There is no judgement in yoga, it’s truly inclusive.

"Yoga is the path that leads you to be a healthier and better version of yourself. Everyone has their calling to practice Yoga and I am here to help them by sharing my knowledge and experience. Through Yoga, one can achieve a healthy body, peaceful mind and redirect their energy inwards for self-study (Swadhyaya). I love Inspiring people to make Yoga a part of their lives with my classes and workshops and courses, and this is what I find most rewarding."

  • E-RYT500