Kathamandu School of Yoga is founded by Sannyasi Premananda (Shiva Basyal). He is the First Registered and Certified Yoga Acharya (Master) in Nepal who has been registered as A Level (First Class) Health Practitioner in Yoga with the Nepal Health Professional Council (a national standards health organization). He is the main Yoga Acharya (Master) at Kathamandu School of Yoga and received initiation as Karma Sannyasin by his Guru Paramhamsa Niranjanananda Saraswati.

Sannyasi Premananda is the only Yoga Psychologist in Nepal, who has completed Post Graduate (M.A.) Degree in Yoga Psychology in First Class from Bihar Yoga Bharati (BYB) at Bihar School of Yoga in Munger, India. BYB is the First Yoga University in the World. He is also an M.A. in Sociology from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

He has been teaching yoga including meditation (theory and practice) to both Nepalese and foreign nationals since the last twenty years.