Welcome to Akhanda Yoga Institute

Happiness is your birthright!

Join the global Akhanda Yoga Institute family and learn authentic Yoga practices from Himalayan Yoga Master, Yogrishi Vishvketu and an international faculty of teaching experts.

Experience the healing power of holistic Yoga: find us live, online or at our ashrams and retreats in India and around the world.

"Wellbeing is your birthright!"

Yogrishi Vishvketu

Yogrishi Vishvketu is an authentic Himalayan Yoga Master from India

Since his childhood in India, Yogrishi Vishvketu has been committed to learning, preserving, reviving, and sharing the teachings of authentic, holistic Yoga.

Yogrishi Vishvketu founded Akhanda Yoga Institute and developed unique practice styles to encompass all aspects of Yoga as it was originally intended.

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Taking place on the beautiful coast of Baja, we will spend 6 days practicing yoga by the beach, chanting kirtan each evening, doing workshops and breathwork classes, being led through guided meditations, and so much more.

This long-standing Foundations 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training led by Yogrishi Vishvketu, PhD, has empowered thousands of Yoga teachers globally to share authentic, traditional techniques and wisdom of Yoga back to their local and online communities.

This world class advanced 300 hour Akhanda Yoga Teacher training, designed and led by Yogrishi Vishvketu over the course of many years, builds upon the fundamental concepts of yoga and deepens your understanding of the true anatomy of yoga as conceived in its birthplace thousands of years ago.

Find true transformation!

Expand in wellbeing through our many unique and authentic offerings. Join one of our world renowned Yoga Teacher Trainings or immerse yourself in our ashrams in Rishikesh, India.

We offer a wealth of online and offline opportunities to deepen your practice and many global retreats throughout the year.

Jumpstart your yoga journey with us today!

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Authentic Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Akhanda Yoga Institute was founded by Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu to share thoughtfully preserved Yoga and wellbeing wisdom and techniques. Akhanda means whole and indivisible, and Akhanda Yoga offers a holistic toolkit to share ancient wisdom for a modern age. The Akhanda Yoga approach embraces the full repertoire of Yoga wisdom and techniques, from asana and pranayama, to meditation and chanting.

Akhanda Yoga Institute is an educational organization that includes Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram (founded 2007) and Yoga Jungle Retreat in Rishikesh; Yoga Teacher Training courses; Yoga workshops, courses, retreats, and events; and Akhanda Yoga Online, a robust online studio with hundreds of full-length classes available.

Our goal is to create a global community of Yoga practitioners and teachers who can rely on the simple tools they learn, and apply them to everyday life — resulting in wholeness: emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

We know that it supports our students to receive recognized teaching certifications. Akhanda Yoga Institute is a registered yoga school and its Lead Trainers are Registered Yoga Teachers. Our Yoga Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education Programs are approved by Yoga Alliance and are internationally recognized. We also partner with numerous expert teachers and academic partners around the world to provide authentic content that students can rely on in their teaching practices.

Yes! Akhanda Yoga is for everyone. You do not need prior experience or flexibility to do Akhanda Yoga. Yogrishi Vishvektu developed Akhanda Yoga to share the full repertoire of Yoga wisdom and techniques, from asana and pranayama, to meditation and chanting. With our courses and classes, you can pace yourself and progress in your own time, choosing areas of specialization that interest you.

The Akhanda Yoga approach emphasizes a balanced class including a full repertoire of yoga techniques. All Akhanda Yoga classes are structured systematically yet artfully to align the physical, energetic, mental/emotional and intuitive self through the five elements of practice and the five energetic principles. Akhanda Yoga has a variety of class styles for different times of day, inclinations and purposes: Akhanda for Beginners, Intermediate and Dynamic, Five Koshas, Inner Reprogramming, Hatha-Raja, and Classical Kundalini.

Yes, the Akhanda Yoga Institute Yoga Teacher Training programs are world renowned. For those who are looking for authentic, holistic, and life-changing Yoga Teacher Training, look no further. Our Yoga Teacher Training embraces the entirety of Yoga wisdom and knowledge and the courses are offered in modules so that you can choose your own pace and area of specialization. Some YTT courses are online, in a virtual classroom, and some at the Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India. All YTTs are RYS Yoga Alliance approved.

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