Uttam was born in Rishikesh in India. It was because of his grandfather that he was able to experience the “Bhakti” form of yoga in his childhood and that developed a fascination and curiosity in him to explore and study the mystic invisible life force energy of yoga. He also conducts various workshops around the globe. It was because of this hunger to search the depth of the mystic life forces that Uttam started his spiritual journey which led him to learn and practice Kundalini, Yantra, Mantra & Tantra. It was through his hard work, dedication and experience, Swami Vidyananda initiated him onto the Kundalini Yoga path and also gave him his spiritual name as “Rishi Raj”. Uttam is now teaching a wide range of transformational kundalini yoga, hatha yoga & ashtanga yoga in Rishikesh.