Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) is known for his infectious laughter and stories. His holistic approach brings forward ancient wisdom for a modern age incorporating asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation and yogic wisdom in every class. His deepest aim is to inspire people to connect to their true nature, which is fearless, expansive, joyful and playful.
A yogi at heart, Vishva-ji has studied and practiced Yoga for over 40 years and holds a PhD in Yoga Philosophy. For that last 25 years, he has been sharing this unique blend of experience and insight at workshops and conferences internationally. Vishva-ji has trained thousands of teachers through his Yoga Teacher Trainings at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India, where he lives half of the year.
Yogrishi Vishvketu is the author of Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses (Mandala Insight Editions, 2015) and collaborated on the forthcoming Business Casual Yogi. Join him at Akhanda Yoga Online for a full array of classes and wisdom talks you can access anytime, anywhere!
Vishva-ji continues his father’s legacy of charitable works in local communities. In 2007, he co-founded Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram Trust in Rishikesh, India, a hub for the Akhanda Yoga family that offers education and yoga scholarships, weekly and full moon food and clothing offerings. In 2013, Vishva-ji founded Sansar Gyaan Pathshala, a free school for over 250 underserved children in rural Uttar Pradesh. The school is supported by the Canadian charity Helping Hands for India. Raised himself in a small agricultural village, Vishva-ji regularly visits the school and inspires the children to grow in this world, being true to themselves.
“Believe in yourself and walk proudly on your own path.” –Yogrishi Vishvketu