Yogrishi Vishvketu

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

Detox and Re-align Cooking Class
July 8, 2020

Yogrishi has a lot of fun in the kitchen. A happy cook makes happy food! Join him to make 3 great recipes that can be adapted to your Dosha with herbs and spices. Learn how to make dinner preparation more fun and eat better in the process. Once you’re registered, we’ll send you a list of straightforward ingredients and options to have on hand for the class. Let’s get cooking together! The workshop will be held on Zoom, and you’ll receive a link the evening prior to the program! Remember your Zoom etiquette: You can always opt out of video…

Reactivate Your Intuition with Inversions
July 22, 2020

Inversions have a powerful effect on the Pineal gland and your Third Eye, the seat of our Intuition. Learn how it all works and experience the Insight Effect. If you’ve dismissed inversions because you find full variations too challenging, this workshop is for you. There are a whole variety of ways to get into partial or full inversions with support and stability. The workshop will be held on Zoom, and you’ll receive a link the evening prior to the program! Remember your Zoom etiquette: You can always opt out of video if you do not want your image to appear, though…

Raj Yoga for Emotional Wellness and Restoration 100-hour YTT
July 24, 2020

Finding your true Self is a lifelong journey, and every moment presents an opportunity to grow in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Yoga and Meditation should be accessible to all ages, all body types and all levels of fitness. Raj Yoga with the amazing bhramari in every posture is an innovative style designed by Yogrishi Vishvketu to bring anyone, very simply towards more calm, meditative awareness and integration. This approach unlocks hidden potential by releasing blocked emotions and vibrating the whole being to the cellular level. Teachers, we invite you to open the journey of Raj Yoga and Living…

Conducting Fire Rituals
August 5, 2020

Fire Rituals are our most powerful elemental ceremony. If you’ve loved participating, why not learn how to lead simple Agni Hotra at home or for your future retreat groups! Yogrishi will help you understand the important sections of the ritual, and how to perform it whether in a copper kund indoors, around a campfire or even with just a candle. The workshop will be held on Zoom, and you’ll receive a link the evening prior to the program! Remember your Zoom etiquette: You can always opt out of video if you do not want your image to appear, though it…

Working with the Energy of Fear
August 19, 2020

Yogrishi tells us our True Nature is Joyful, Fearless, Expansive and Playful. And yet, the energy of fear can be one of the most challenging to navigate in our lives. In this workshop, you’ll learn both to open to what fear has to teach you as well as to help it shift and move through so that you can step forward in life, shine your light and share your gifts. The workshop will be held on Zoom, and you’ll receive a link the evening prior to the program! Remember your Zoom etiquette: You can always opt out of video if you…

Yogic Tools for Low Mood
September 2, 2020

Chances are you will have experience low mood periodically throughout life, perhaps even through monthly and yearly cycles. Did you know that Yoga tools, including how we eat, can be really effective in managing our moods? Join Yogrishi for a balanced toolkit of effective practices for navigating thoughts and emotions. Gain insights into what is arising for you as opposed to feeling trapped in negative thought loops or just generally stuck. You’ll step into the fall season feeling pro-active and empowered. Remember your Zoom etiquette: You can always opt out of video if you do not want your image to…

Teaching Pranayama for Emotional Wellness, Athletic Performance and Expansion 25-hour YTT (Virtual)
October 3, 2020

Are you a Yoga teacher, coach or counselor wanting to bring more transformative and empowering breathwork into your sessions with clients? Pranayama is so often neglected in movement-based classes though it has huge benefits for health, mood, athletics and spiritual growth. Become confident to help you and your clients living their radiant potential alongside breathwork specialist Yogrishi Vishvketu. Yogrishi has been exploring the powers of breath for 40 years and has guided thousands of teachers in bringing pranayama into their Yoga classes. He also helps students use breath to support sleep difficulties, low mood, anxiety and feeling stuck. Having a…

Shiva Shakti Power! A Classical Kundalini 100-hour Yoga Teacher Training
March 23, 2021

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…