About The Teacher
My name is Akash and I've been practicing yogic techniques since my early teenage years in the holy city of Varanasi. Before becoming a yoga teacher and trainer I enjoyed a long career as a musician from the age of 15. This path led me to play with recognised artists all over Europe and Asia until the age of 26… This was the moment I decided to let everything go. I couldn’t really make peace with the competitive environment of the music business nor the way people treated each other. For 6 months I withdrew from any business activities or concerts and decided instead to go to the Himalayas and practice yoga. My plan was to practice yoga intensively and simply appreciate the view of the mountains and my home-cooking for almost half a year. This was when I became a yoga teacher in two ways. Firstly I became a yoga teacher in my heart, simply because it led me to re-discover joy in my daily life. Secondly I became a yoga teacher to others because soon I discovered that sharing yoga was what actually made the most sense in my life. I took a couple of teacher trainings and practiced under renowned Iyengar teachers, Ashtanga Vinyasa teachers and in different yoga institutes in India. As a result, I feel I've cultivated a completely different way of being and of sharing life with others. My journey in teaching yoga trainings started 4 years ago. Students seem to love the energy of my classes and I love how my energy keeps being beautifully transformed by this meaningful exchange! Being half- Indian and half-German I'm rooted in both worlds, East meeting West, which helps me to guide students to study yoga combining the Indian way with Western clarity. In our school, Turiya Yoga, we guide international students along their own path of yoga, to the wisdom of Mother India herself.