Himalayan Yoga Master and Co-founder of Akhanda Yoga, 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. Vishva-ji’s deepest aim is to inspire people to connect to their true nature, which is joyful, fearless, expansive and playful.
A Yogi at heart, Vishva-ji has studied and practiced Yoga in the Himalayas since the age of 8, and holds a PhD in Yoga Philosophy. He has been teaching for over 25 years at workshops and conferences internationally and has trained thousands of teachers through his Yoga Alliance registered 200- and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) programs in Rishikesh, India.
He continues his father’s legacy of charitable works in local communities. In 2007, Vishva-ji co-founded Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram Trust in Rishikesh. In 2013, he founded Sansar Gyaan Pathshala, a free school for over two hundred and fifty underserved children in rural Uttar Pradesh, India, which is supported by the Canadian charity Helping Hands for India.
He is the author of Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses, (2015) and collaborated on the forthcoming Business Casual Yogi (2019).
Events with Yogrishi Vishvketu
August 21, 2018
Personalized sessions with Vishva-ji are a catalyst to heal every layer of your being. Experience a direct transmission of ancient yogic wisdom as you receive an individually tailored practice to explore the areas of yoga that inspire or intrigue you. During these sessions, Vishva-ji offers you his complete presence and energy to support you in awakening to your blissful, playful, and fearless nature. Choose from one of the following sessions below and begin your journey. One-on One Yoga and Lifestyle Sessions: A private or semi-private yoga session may include in-depth work with asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation in…
March 11, 2020
Vishva-ji is returning to Israel for the annual retreat with Sanga Yoga! Join him for three days of deep exploration and expansion of your Prana, and pranic healing. In this workshop you’ll experience at least four yoga sessions, two Hatha-Raja with the bumblebee in every posture to release repressed emotions and two Inner Reprogramming in which you move in exact harmony with your breath. You will also be taken on journeys, some playful and some very subtle, to get in touch with the life breath in various parts of your body, culminating with Pranic healing sessions. Prana work is such a powerful…
March 18, 2020
This 10-day residential training course at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India, offers a profound personal and professional development opportunity. Join Yogrishi (Vishva-ji) and Yog Sundari (Julia Anastasiou) to explore the chakras and the nadis of the energy body, learn dynamic asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra and meditation to purify and expand the pranic field, as well as tools to support advanced yoga practices. You will also learn Classical Kundalini sequencing and do a teaching practicum so that upon graduation, you will be certified to teach Akhanda’s Classical Kundalini classes. You will come away deeply revitalized and with the confidence to…
May 15, 2020
Prana work is a powerful tool for transformation. The Upanishads call prana work Prana Agni Hotra, or fire ceremony with the breath, and it’s a profound practice that cyclically offers the in-breath into the out-breath, the out-breath into the in-breath. Embark on a deep exploration of prana work and expand your life-force energy with Himalayan yoga master Yogrishi Vishvketu at Kripalu Center in Massachusetts. Come experience pranic healing through Akhanda Yoga, gain new insights in talks about Yogrishi’s life, and absorb prana from nature in a rejuvenating meditation walk. This program also includes A Vedic fire ritual to purify and…
May 29, 2020
Join us at the scenic Sanctum Retreat for a rejuvenating, all-inclusive retreat amongst a community of other yoga enthusiasts. The Sanctum Retreat offers delicious vegetarian meals, comfortable accommodation and a vaulted hall for yoga during the retreat. This retreat will include 4 Akhanda (holistic) Yoga practices, 2 morning fire pujas and 2 transformational evening sessions. Enjoy restorative Hatha-Raja on Friday afternoon, invigorating Classical Kundalini on Saturday morning, healing Inner Reprogramming on Saturday afternoon and integrating Akhanda I-II Yoga on our final morning together. Daily discussion sessions will centre on the theme of 2020 – Envisioning our Lives and Living as Ritual. In the evening,…
June 11, 2020
Escape your ordinary. Join Vishva-ji and many other extraordinary teachers at Hanuman Festival in Boulder, Colorado June 11 – 14, 2020. Inspiring teachers. Uplifting music. Lifelong community. Be a part of this festival in an stunning mountain venue to honor the practice of yoga and celebrate life. Vishva-ji will be teaching 4 two-hour classes at the Festival, as well as offering fire ritual and satsang! Registration is at: www.hanumanfestival.com
June 25, 2020
The Telluride Yoga Festival is a unique and special gathering unlike any other. This inspirational 4-day event features over 100 offerings including yoga, meditation, music, hiking, dining, SUP yoga, social gatherings and more. Ride the gondola between classes and leave your car behind. Find yourself deeply immersed with inspiring and motivating presenters in intimate venues with gorgeous & inspiring views. Vishva-ji will be teaching 4 classes at the Festival! Join him there June 25 – 28, 2020! Hatha-Raja Classical Kundalini – Ancestral Healing: Connect with your Roots, Anchor your Life Expand and Uplift – A Pranayama Class Classical Kundalini – Radiant…
September 25, 2020
November 8, 2020
January 29, 2021
March 3, 2021
Evolve Your Teaching is a 10-day residential course at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India. It qualifies as one of our three modules toward the 500-hour RYT designation. In this very practical course you will learn a number of postures and pranayama to add to your teaching repertoire including gentler options and evolutions of standard poses, and further breathing techniques. The program will also focus on hands on adjustments and assists to help teachers become more confident to take students to a deeper or more supported place in the pose. You will have the opportunity to explore further cleansing techniques from the Hatha…