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What is Akhanda Yoga Institute?

The Akhanda Yoga Institute is an internationally renowned Yoga and Wellbeing education organization. We are highly regarded for running one of the Best Yoga Teacher Training programs in India and globally.

The first registered Yoga Alliance School of Rishikesh, and the training source of many Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Programs, we have trained over 5000+ successful teachers for over 25 years under the guidance of Himalayan Master, Yogrishi Vishvketu.

Akhanda Yoga Institute is proud to acknowledge and respect the cultural origins of Yoga in India, and we are now the first to provide dual accreditation from both Yoga Alliance and specialized Indian Yoga Institutes such as Gurukal Kangri University of Haridwar.

Yogrishi Vishvketu

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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“Akhanda Yoga is reprogramming you towards your True Self: blissful, expandable, fearless, playful and helpful. This is your birthright to feel and share with the world.”

-Yogrishi Vishvketu


“Finding your true Self is a lifelong journey, and every moment presents an opportunity to grow in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.”

– Yogrishi Vishvketu

“Our mission is to help people experience oneness and wellbeing by sharing carefully preserved ancient Yoga wisdom and techniques.

We want as many people as possible to experience their true nature and realise that wellbeing and happiness is their birthright.”


Ashram Living at its Best

You know who you are… if you’re seWhile the ascetic Ashram experience is not for everyone, those who seek a deeper connection will find this one to be a lovely serene place populated by loving and efficient staff who go beyond their duty to ensure you have what you need. You will find well presented meditation and yoga classes hosted in spacious beautiful rooms. You will find the food delicious and plentiful and you will enjoy participating in ritual and celebration not always included in other ashrams. It is a school yet also caters to those who just want to experience the atmosphere and classes in a less structured way. Guru-Ji himself is a wonderful teacher and has a delightful sense of humour. I truly enjoyed my time time there! Hari OM!
Peshawa G

Amazing Guru and Ashram

I really enjoyed staying at this Ashram. When I went there, I had anxiety, however, with all these beautiful yoga classes and pojas, I got healed. Love that place. I will be back. Rishikesh as a whole is a magnificent place. And you should visit it if you are into Yoga and spirituality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Akhanda Yoga?

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.

What Yoga certification does Akhanda Yoga Institute offer?

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.

Can a beginner practice Akhanda Yoga?

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.

What styles of Yoga are practiced in Akhanda Yoga?

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.

Does Akhanda Yoga offer Yoga Teacher Training?

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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