Subject Matter Experts
Dr H R Nagendra ME., PhD
Chancellor, S-VYASA University, Bengaluru, India
Dr H R Nagendra holds PhD in Mechanical Engineering from IISc, Bangalore. After receiving his doctorate in 1968, he served as faculty of IISc in Department of Mechanical Engineering. Then, he went to Canada as Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1970. From there, he moved to NASA Marshall Space Flight Centre, USA as Post-Doctoral Research Associate in 1971 and moved to Engineering Science Laboratory, Harvard University, USA as a Consultant in 1972. He served as Visiting Staff at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London later. In 1975, he joined Vivekananda Kendra, a service mission as a whole-time worker. Director of Training Centre, Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari. Between 1975 and 1993, he served as the All India Secretary, Yoga Shiksha Vibhag, Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari. He is the founder and President of Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru.
Currently, He is the Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, a Yoga University in Bangalore. He is also Chairman of Task force of AYUSH, Govt, of India, New Delhi. He has published 30 Research Papers in Engineering and more than 200 research papers on Yoga. He has authored and co-authored 40 books on Yoga. He has received several awards for his life time achievement in the field of yoga including Padma Shri award by Govt. of India in 2016.
Dr Apar Avinash Saoji, BNYS, PhDDr Apar Avinash Saoji is a gold medalist and University topper when he pursued his Bachelors in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru. He has done his doctoral work on the Psychophysiology of Yogic Breath Retention (Kumbhaka) from S-VYASA University, Bengaluru. He has worked as Technical Consultant at the National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune before following his passion for teaching and research. He currently works at S-VYASA as the Principal of the School of Yoga and Naturopathic Medicine. He is also the head of the MD program at S-VYASA. He has 18 peer-reviewed publications and several presentations at national and international conferences. His research interest includes the application of Yoga and Naturopathy in Health and Disease and understanding the underlying mechanisms involved. He is a recognized PhD guide for S-VYASA and AIIMS Rishikesh. He is external moderator for the School of Natural Medicine, Faculty of Community Medicine, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. He is an associate editor for CCRYN Indian Journal of Yoga and Naturopathy.
Dr. Jincy Sundaran, BNYS, M.Sc(Psy), MBA(HR)
Dr. Jincy Sundaran has pursued a Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS) from
the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University as a topper. She has done her post-graduation in
Psychology from the University of Madras. She has also pursued her MBA in Human
Resource Management from Bharathiar University. She has worked as a lecturer in the
Calicut University and JSS Institute of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences. She has contributed
to the field of Naturopathy and Yoga as an academician, clinician, and researcher for almost
15 years. She has guided many postgraduate students of Health and Yoga therapy and BNYS
graduates in their dissertations. She was the guide for the student who won the Young
Scientist Award and the study was later published in a peer-reviewed journal. Currently, she
works at S-VYASA as an Assistant Professor in The School of Yoga and Naturopathic
Medicine heading the Department of Psychology and Clinical Naturopathy. She is deputed
from S-VYASA as a teaching faculty for the Yunnan Minzu University, China. She conducts
a short-term course on ‘Psychodiagnosis and Counselling’ for Medical graduates.
Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert
Dr Arundhati Goley BNYS., MD (Yoga)Dr. Arundhati is a specialist in Yoga and Naturopathy with an experience of 4 years. She has completed her BNYS, MD (Yoga Therapy) from SVYASA University. She has expertise in providing guidance, assessment, and treatments to diverse group of patients. She aims in treating the patient with a holistic approach. Currently working as an Assistant Professor at SVYASA university. Her keen areas of studies are yoga physiology, psychoneuroimmunology and yoga therapy.
Assistant Professor and Medical Officer, S-VYASA, Bengaluru