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

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…

Virtual 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (Fall 2020)
October 9, 2020

Imagine having access to Akhanda’s time-honoured 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program virtually, right from you home location!! Until December 31st, our Yoga Alliance registered program can be offered online! Reveal a more radiant version of you! This life-changing opportunity is both a personal development and professional qualification that opens the doors to the world of Yoga teaching! Study with Yogrishi Vishvketu and our exceptional teaching team and step with confidence into teaching and the rest of your life. The virtual YTT program will include eight weekends of live online classes that are scheduled to be attended by students across North…

Classical Kundalini Chakra Series
October 14, 2020

Join Yogrishi for an Akhanda Classical Kundalini Chakra Series! Over the course of 7 weeks you’ll experience classes specifically designed for each of the 7 main chakras. Classical Kundalini is a truly unique style focusing on the subtle energy systems of the body and balancing the solar and lunar channels through asana, oscillating movements, Bija mantras, chakra visualizations, and dynamic pranayama to clear the energy passageways and chakras, aligning you with cosmic prana. You will come away with greater clarity, vitality, and peace. Root Chakra – Healing and Stability: Repair Your Roots October 14 – 7:00-8:15 am Pacific Time Sacral Chakra…

Ancestral Rituals on the Full and New Moon
October 29, 2020

Join Yogirshi during the powerful time of the new and full moon for Ancestral Rituals to heal your maternal and paternal lines. Vedic wisdom and other Shamanic traditions tell us that we are connected with and can heal tendencies within our ancestral blueprint seven generations back and seven generations forward. Ancestor pujas are practiced for healing the whole maternal and paternal line with elemental rituals including fire and water. In this series we will practice together a water ritual with chanting, in which we will energize water while moving it from one bowl to another as we chant for our…

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…

Raj Yoga for Emotional Wellness and Restoration YTT 100
October 25, 2021

Imagine profound personal and professional development over 10 days at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India, with world-renowned teachers, Yogrishi Vishvketu and Yog Sundari. 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…