Founder and Head Teacher

Somananda became interested in spirituality and the powers of the mind at a young age. After completing his university degree in Law in his home country of Israel, he briefly pursued a career practicing law, but soon found that ultimately his real passions lay elsewhere – in yoga and spirituality.

In 1996, Somananda discovered yoga and began practicing from books on his own. As his love and enthusiasm for yoga and spirituality grew, he eventually left for India in 1999, where he studied yoga and meditation in Rishikesh, at the foot of the Himalaya mountains. Discovering the authentic teachings of yoga and meditation, he immediately committed to an intense practice and study, and in 2000 he became a yoga and meditation teacher himself.

In 2010 Somananda founded an international school of spiritual yoga in which Somananda and his wife Liisa and fellow teachers offer unique teachings around the world, conducting yoga and meditation seminars, retreats and workshops. Together they bring the ancient and traditional spiritual teachings to modern people in a clear, practical and charismatic way, always with dedication and passion.

Liisa Maimon

Co-founder and Senior Teacher

Joining Somananda on his teachings around the world, is yoga and meditation teacher and co-founder of the school Liisa Maimon.

In 2009 Liisa participated in her very first workshop given by Somananda in Estonia. Without immediately realizing it, this event was the turning point to a new and exciting chapter of her life – the spiritual path. Feeling a strong connection with the teachings, Liisa continued her studies with Somananda. She realized that traditional Yoga is a very powerful and practical science for personal evolution. In 2012 Liisa became a Yoga and meditation teacher and she has been actively teaching since.

Liisa, who was born in Estonia, has a masters degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Konstanz, Germany.


Senior Teacher

Dharmananda, born in Israel in 1977, discovered Yoga in 2001. He continued his practice more seriously in 2003, the year he joined the mind-blowing Kashmiri Shaivism workshop with his brother Somananda. This workshop changed his life and way of looking upon spirituality and Yoga practice.

Soon after, Dharmananda began leading the Laya Yoga meditations and by 2005 he became a full yoga teacher. In his free time, he continued practicing the wonderful techniques he learned in the Kashmiri Shaivism workshop. In 2008 he started leading meditation retreats.

Motivated to help others realize the beauty and love that yoga can offer, Dharmananda spends his time in practice and teaching.

Tiffany Tanner

Teacher of Tantra Yoga, Meditation and Tantra Massage

Tiffany’s early years were defined by a more traditional and scientific approach to education and training. She is a certified pilates teacher and anatomy specialist who focused on biomechanical re-education and the alleviation of chronic pain naturally. In 2016 Tiffany’s life changed completely after participating in the Tantra Massage Therapist Training with Somananda and Liisa.

These latter years depict a more esoteric and metaphysical way of life that feed her both personally and professionally. Fully immersing herself on the tantric path she is a licensed Tantra Massage therapist and a certified Tantra Yoga, meditation and Tantra Massage teacher. Ironically, her worldly and otherworldly experiences and knowledge have integrated seamlessly.

She finds great joy in sharing and spreading these life changing teachings in a pure and authentic way.

Mel Harris

Teacher of Tantra Yoga, Meditation and Tantra Massage

Mel Harris participated in her first Somananda Tantra School workshop in June 2016. The teachings had such a profound impact on her that she immediately petitioned to become an event host and local organizer for the school in her beloved country, the UK.

After a decade leading and cultivating her own successful international learning and development agency for the government and business sectors, Mel had a yearning for more meaning and purpose in her life. Thus her spiritual journey took root in 2002 in the realm of Yoga and Buddhism, and has expanded extensively since.

Mel is now a certified teacher of Tantra Massage, meditation and Yoga. Sharing these teachings with others and witnessing all the benefits it can birth brings Mel great fulfillment.

Siegbert Büschel

Teacher of Tantra Yoga and Meditation

Growing up in a Christian family Siegbert turned to religious studies during his teenage years to answer the fundamental questions of life. Ironically, his search ultimately led him to the teachings of Yoga, which he discovered, were the genesis and basis of all religions.

In 2015 Siegbert began his studies and spiritual journey with Somananda Tantra School and his life dramatically changed after this first encounter with authentic Tantra. So much so, that he resigned from his corporate job and now works as a freelancer, which allows him to pursue his spiritual studies while teaching Tantra Yoga and meditation under the guidance and support of the school.

He wants to pass on these teachings to others, which have in countless ways enriched his own life.

Mina Bergant Herič

Teacher of Tantra Yoga, Meditation and Tantra Massage

Driven by a desire to research life’s fundamental questions, Mina’s exploration of the human condition first began at university. Graduating with degrees in both social science and filmmaking, Mina spent 9 years directing motion pictures. Unsatisfied that her existential queries remained unanswered, she began to look elsewhere for spiritual fulfilment.

In 2015, she found her teachers Somananda and Liisa. From this point onwards her life changed significantly. As a teacher of Tantra Yoga, meditation and Tantra Massage, she is devoted to self-growth and evolution through the yogic path.

Impassioned by the authentic teachings that have quenched her thirst for practical knowledge, she is dedicated to passing on what she has learnt to others who seek fulfillment and guidance.

Jana Braniselj

Teacher of Tantra Yoga, Meditation and Tantra Massage

Searching for unknown answers to the most profound questions, Jana enrolled in her first seminar with Somananda Tantra School in 2015. She was amazed by the clear guidance and practical nature of the teachings. As an architect by trade, it made sense to Jana’s engineering mind to test these practices in her own life. The results were nothing short of miraculous.

Inspired by the transformational power of authentic Yoga, Jana made a decision to leave her corporate job, become a serious yogini and dedicate her life fully to spread these rare teachings with international audiences around the world.

She is a Tantra Yoga, meditation and Tantra Massage teacher certified by Somananda Tantra School.

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