About The Teacher

Yogi Rakesh is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, fun-full, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of Ashtanga Yoga out in the world.

His inclination and enthusiasm towards The Vedas and Yoga led him to Veda Vijnana Gurukulam in 2000, where he studied Vedic and Yogic scriptures for 7 years and gained mastery over them under the guidance of Guruji Dr. Ramachandra Bhatt Kotemane. 

He has been a keen student and teacher of Yoga and Vedanta Schools of Philosophies. In Yoga, Patanjala Yoga Sutrani, Gheranda Samhita, Shiva Samhita, and Hatha Yoga Pradeepika are his main interests of teaching while Vedanta's Prasthana Traya (Brahmasutrani, Upanishads, Gita), Vedanta Paribhasha are major texts he works with. 

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