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

9 Week Pranayama Series: 60 Day Re-Train Your Breath Program
January 5, 2021

What a journey it has been for our Pranayama cohort and Akhanda Yogis and Yoginis with our Pranayama Continuing Education Program and 5 Week Practice Series recently coming to a close! We appreciate that so many of you have reached out to tell us that the ongoing pranayama practice has noticeably shifted and strengthened your spiritual connection, general health and emotional wellbeing.  Many of you have also enquired about a ‘retrain your breath’ program that Yogrishi alluded to during the series. Accordingly, we bring you the 60-Day Re-Train Your Breath Program. Using a combination of active, medium and slow pranayama…

Happy Food! 3 Month Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop Series – High Prana Yogic Eating
January 9, 2021

So many of us have been feeling the impact to our digestion and detoxification systems during these prolonged lockdown restrictions. As Yogrishi says the belly and brain are connected, and this sluggish digestion affects our wellbeing in many ways including poor sleep, less stable moods and more shallow breathing. Eating high prana, yogic foods – in combinations which support our digestive fire and Dosha type during this season, will allow us to absorb more Prana from our diet, balance weight, improve our digestion and feel more energy overall. Join us for this family friendly series to learn, ask questions and…

9 Week Asana Series: Revisiting Physical Alignment & Creating Space
January 14, 2021

A sedentary, screen-focused lifestyle creates misalignment in our physiology, particularly in the spine. The breath becomes more shallow and unprocessed emotional energy creates blockages in our physical and subtle bodies. Often, we only begin to become aware of this misalignment when we feel aches and pain in our lower back, neck, shoulders or chest, or have difficulty sleeping. This 9 session practice series, with Yogrishi, focuses on releasing, realigning and strengthening key areas of the body where physical pain is experienced – such as lower back, neck and shoulders. It also focuses on creating space and lung capacity, to clear…

Ancestral Healing: Embracing Wholeness for the New Year (@Kripalu)
January 23, 2021

Join Himalayan Yoga master Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) online through Kripalu Center for a special journey celebrating and healing ancestral blueprints that live on in you today. Release limiting beliefs and patterns and bring forth gratitude as you uncover and step into the unique gifts you are carrying forward for the communities of tomorrow. The word Akhanda means whole and indivisible. Vishva-ji teaches a full repertoire of Akhanda yoga techniques including lifestyle tips, asana, pranayama, mantra, yoga nidra, and meditation, bringing insights and tools from traditional wisdom into your contemporary yoga practice. He guides you through the five koshas, or layers…

Shiva Shakti Power! A Virtual Classical Kundalini 100-hour YTT
April 23, 2021

This 12-day intensive training course, live on Zoom, 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 bring these Tantric practices…

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…