About us

Our Tradition

Wise Living Yoga Academy is an educational body affiliated to The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai – India, the world’s oldest organized Yoga institution, which imparts Yoga Education and Lifestyle Principles of Classical Yoga, following the lineage of the late Shri Yogendraji – the father of Modern Yoga Renaissance – direct disciple of Guru Pujya Paramahamsa Madhavadasji.

Our Gurus

Guru Pujya Paramahamsa Madhavadasji
Shri Yogendraji – father of Modern Yoga Renaissance
Paramahamsa Madhavadasji
Shri Yogendraji

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Hansaji J. Yogendra


These are the general profile of our teachers:

Jeenal Mehta

Co-Founder & Director - Wise Living Yoga Academy

More than 10 years teaching experience in Personal Fitness Training & Yoga. Over 1500 students trained & clients with health problem & Over 1500 hours expertise in Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) at The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai - India for the past 6 years and as Director at Wise Living Yoga Academy.

Jeenal Mehta - Yoga Teacher

Jeenal Mehta Fonseca is the Co-founder and Director of Wise Living Yoga Academy and has been conducting Yoga Teacher Training courses & Workshops in India, South Asia (Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali) and South America (Brazil) along with her husband Daniel Fonseca. From young age she is studying and applying the philosophy of Bhakti Yoga in her life. Now she is actively training several clients with challenging history of obesity, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and postural disorders, etc.  She is also a motivating counsellor for weight management, stress, anxiety, depression and other life problems. She has also been a successful trainer to clients for anti-smoking and an addiction-free lifestyle. She is a passionate animal and nature lover and teaches Yoga to spread ecological awareness and vegetarianism amongst the people. She is motivated by Mahatma Gandhi and such personalities and aims to bring sustainable development in the society and especially to the younger generation through Yoga. She is also a faculty teacher at The Yoga Institute, Mumbai which is the world's oldest Yoga organization.


Daniel Fonseca

Co-Founder & Headmaster - Wise Living Yoga Academy

More then 1000 students trained and over 2500 hours expertise in Yoga Teacher Training Courses (TTC) as faculty teacher at The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai - India for the past 6 years and as headmaster at Wise Living Yoga Academy.

Daniel Fonseca - Yoga Teacher

Daniel Fonseca is the Co-founder & Headmaster of Wise Living Yoga Academy and has been conducting Yoga Teacher Training courses & Workshops in India, South Asia (Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali) and South America (Brazil) along with his wife Jeenal Mehta. Born in Brazil he was interested in Martial Arts and Adventure sports and got his bachelor degree in Tourism. After spending a few years in Europe and completing a pilgrimage throughout Northern Spain in 2005 he made his way to India where he is living since 2006. He has then adopted the Yoga Philosophy as his way of life and he inspires his students with teachings based on Classical Yoga, Bhagavad Gita & Shri Yogendra’s methods for the practice of Hatha Yoga. Besides his formal training in Yoga Education & Therapy at The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India, where he is also now faculty teacher, he holds a Diploma in Buddhist studies & Vipassana Meditation from University of Mumbai.

What Daniel has to say, in few words, about Yoga:

Yoga is the training and control of the whole human personality. One has to start from the body, which is more gross and available. Next, one moves further deeper inside, using the breath. Eventually thoughts and feelings will also be available”.

As a dedicated practitioner, in his classes Daniel inspires the yoga aspirants with precise instructions originated from insights of his own practice. Expect from his classes fun filled comments on Yoga philosophy and helpful advice on how to start or progress with your training.


Stefano Notarbartolo

Assistant Yoga Teacher & Teacher
Training Coordinator for our Bali courses

Have completed Teacher Training Courses with The Yoga Institute of Santacruz in Mumbai, India and with Wise Living Yoga Academy besides others & is a very active and well sought teacher in Jakarta where he teaches in several centers & International Schools besides coordinating our Yoga TTC in Bali, Indonesia.

Stefano Notarbartolo - Yoga Teacher

Stefano Notarbartolo left Italy in 1998 to look for living traditions in the East. First he moved to China, as he was attracted by the Daoist and Buddhist philosophies at the root of the martial arts he loved to practice, Wushu and Tai Ji Quan. He studied 2 years Chinese language in Beijing where he met his wife. He moved to her hometown, Jakarta, in 2000, where he started from scratch as a teacher of Italian language and librarian, then got employed by an international freight forwarding company and he spent the following 8 years fulfilling his duty as a father of three, working in an office with responsibilities and related high stress and bad temper; as well as recurring back pain, migraines and weight problems.

In 2007 the discovery of the deep truths in the Bhagavad Gita lead him to look for a teacher able to lead him on the Yoga path, not just as a physical practice, but as an holistic lifestyle. He then went into two comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Programs and attended several workshops in specialty areas in Yoga such as Anatomy & Asanas in Indonesia & Singapore. He finally took the fundamental decision of deepening his learnings by going to the roots of Yoga, at the birth place of the modern Yoga renaissance, The Yoga Institute Santacruz in Mumbai, India where he attended a 3 Months Intensive & Comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training where, amongst his teachers, were Daniel Fonseca and Jeenal Mehta. He's now teaching full time in Jakarta in 4 studios, at the Singapore International School and for few private students, including some corporates. He's currently the Indonesian sole delegate for the World Yoga and Ayurveda Association.

You can contact Stefano in Jakarta for any subjects related to to our Yoga Teacher Training Course in Bali and for Yoga Programs for the Corporate Sector.


We are Yoga Practitioners & Teachers with expertise from the world's oldest organized Yoga institution located in Mumbai, India.


Come and join us in our next Yoga trip
in India, Bali, Thailand or even Brazil!!

Daniel & Jeenal in India

Daniel & Jeenal
- The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India -
Summer 2006

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