About Yogrishi Vishvketu

Yogrishi Vishvketu (Yogrishi-ji, Vishva-ji) is a world-renowned Yoga teacher trainer who has studied and practiced Yoga for more than 40 years and trained more than 5,000 yoga teachers around the world. 

A yogi, philanthropist, author and householder, he has dedicated his life’s work towards empowering individuals and local communities towards self-healing and sustainable, balanced living.

His infectious laugh and simple yet profound wisdom is an ongoing source of inspiration for many committed practitioners and teachers – who often describe the experience as a feeling of coming home.

“Believe in yourself and walk proudly on your own path.”

- Yogrishi Vishvketu

In his earlier days…

Yogrishi Vishvketu grew up in the historically significant Kanvashram Gurukul in India, spending many years immersed in the Himalayan Yogic tradition. In addition to learning within the ‘guru-shishya’ parampara, he holds a PhD in Yoga, receiving gold medals at both university and national level programs. He is recognised for teaching a complete and balanced approach to yoga practice, using simple yet potent, accessible and artistic sequences.

Breathing life into Akhanda Yoga

Yogrishi Vishvketu believes wellbeing is everyone’s birthright, and founded Akhanda Yoga Institute to support the sharing of authentic, yogic wellbeing practices derived from the Vedic and Adi Nath Shiva traditions. 

His unique sequencing of original tools and techniques has seen the contribution of several innovative and powerful styles of yoga practice.

These include Classical Kundalini, Five Koshas, Raja Yoga (using Bhramari), Inner Reprogramming, Akhanda Yoga Nidra, Pranayama and of course, the foundational style of Akhanda Yoga, serving all levels of experience.

Nurtured by Vishva-ji and the Akhanda Institute team, the global Akhanda Yoga family is a yogic community committed to self-healing and self-development for living a balanced, fulfilling life aligned with soul purpose.

The life of a Yogic Householder

Vishva-ji’s life experience includes living in both eastern and western cultures, and experiencing relationships and parenting in culturally diverse settings. He lives a balanced Yogic lifestyle with householder responsibilities and thereby truly relates to his students — alongside creating practices that are authentic, simple, and sustainable.

Sharing Yoga with the World

As a result of this unique life experience, Yogrishi Vishvketu co-authored the business dharma book, ’Business Casual Yogi‘. Acclaimed by Forbes Magazine as the book particularly for entrepreneurs, bringing dharma techniques to those who continue to live and work in contemporary worlds.

Yogrishi Vishvketu continues to share the teachings of Yoga with immense sincerity all around the world. His holistic approach to the practice of Yoga infuses ancient wisdom into all of his classes, whether they’re offered in India or abroad. 

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In addition to travelling the world over 25 years to share this wellbeing, Yogrishi Vishvketu has also contributed to numerous individual, social and spiritual upliftment initiatives. 

✺ In 2007, he co-founded Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram, a dedicated space for immersive training and practice.

✺ In 2013, he founded Sansar Gyaan Pathshala School, serving the education needs of over 250 children in underserved communities.

✺ In 2015, he authored ‘Yogasana - Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses’ , the most authoritative visual guide pairing asanas to chakras to date.

✺ In 2015, he also created an online video repository, AkhandaYogaOnline.com (now featuring over 800 classes) to support on-demand, affordable access to yoga practices.

✺ In 2018, Yogrishi Vishvketu founded Sree Jungle Ashram Yoga Retreat in the foothills of the Himalayas, to support sincere seekers wanting to explore deeper sadhana practices.

✺ In 2019, he co-authored ‘Business Casual Yogi’, to share yogic wisdom with those who live and work in contemporary worlds.

✺ In 2021, he founded Haldi Rani, Original Turmeric to promote the consumption of organic, wellbeing produce sourced in fair trade from local farmers: from local to global.

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Yogrishi’s Detailed Biography