Dr Atul Pednekar

  • He is a Counselor, Motivator and a Personal Empowerment Facilitator. Coming from a Medical background his interest is especially in Holistic Healing. His belief in Lifestyle Management as a part of healing brought him in contact with the field of Yoga and philosophy. He is a trained Yoga teacher and a Counselor. He has also been associated with various research projects, including;

  • The Caring Heart Project and

  • The Role of Yoga in Alleviating Anxiety

  • He was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow for a research program that studied the role of Yoga on mothers of students appearing for Board exams.

  • He is attached as a faculty at The Yoga Institute, where he regularly conducts lectures for the teacher trainees on topics related to medicine and counseling for more than 12 years.

  • He was attached as a counselor at the prestigious Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT) and Ram Ratna Vidya Mandir. He has conducted over 500 workshops on First- aid for Merchant navy cadets as also for various other groups. He has conducted various workshops on Stress Management for corporates as also social and other groups.

  • He has given talks on Yoga to medical as well as non-medical audiences, which have been largely appreciated. He has also working on a new module on psychology, which can be used in the field of counseling with an improved efficiency. He is presently conducting a Certificate Course on Counseling which is based on this same module.

  • He has authored two books “IT’S ALL IN THE MIND” (on principles of Psychology and Counseling for healers and common people ) and "INTEGRAL CHAKRA PSYCHOLOGY" (which is an international publication and elaborates on behaviour patterns and the emotional problems related with the same)

  • He was the President of Santacruz Medical Social Association, which is a premium medical association conducting academic and social functions for its member doctors.


  • B.H.M.S (Mumbai University) – 1990 – C.M.P.H.M.C.

  • M.A. (Philosophy – part I) – Mumbai University – (2003)


  • Teachers Training Course (Yoga) – The Yoga Institute – 1997



  • Completed the MILLENIUM COURSE –  advanced course in Yoga for senior faculty at The Yoga Institute


  • Training course in counseling (St. Xavier’s College)


  • Hypnotherapy – Basic Level – (International Academy of Life)


  • Integrated Healing – (International Academy of Life)