Akhilesh met Swami Dayananda Saraswati, scholar of Sanskrit and Vedanta. He had school in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Akhilesh completed a three-year course of Vedanta philosophy and started teaching. Along with that, he also completed yoga training at Siyanda Ashram in Kerala and he studied at Vivekananda Kendra Bangalore. Then, he started learning Iyengar yoga at Iyengar Institute in Pune. He then opened his school called Neo Yoga Center in Dharamsala and has been teaching regularly there since 1999.
Swami Shiva Brahmananda Saraswati left his home at the age of 19 in quest of spiritual knowledge. He spent three years on the banks of Narmada river doing penance. Following that he joined Arsha vidya peetham, Rishikesh where he completed the three year vedanta course conducted by Dayananda ashram from 2003 to 2006. After the course pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati sent him to the tribal belt in Madhya Pradesh to start a free student home. He spent three years managing the student home. After that he was appointed as the Regional coordinator for AIM for Seva Uttarakhand student Homes.
Yoga is his passion and profession, but more than that it is his lifestyle. He aims to educate, teach and increase awareness on how to live an active, disease-free life. Through intention, meditation, pranayama and asana his goal is to have his students leave each class feeling stronger, refreshed and empowered. His classes are always challenging physically and mentally. They are delivered in English and Sanskrit with uplifting music, with demonstrations and a maximum hands-on assistance.
Yogi Umesh is a professional Yoga instructor & Fitness therapist and have experience of more than 10 years, Worked with Ananda Yoga studio Moscow (Russia) as a full time yoga instructor handling group classes and personal classes on Hatha yoga and astanga yoga. Receive training in Thai massage and Swedish massage while working with Ananda in the Himalayas & attended Therapies workshop at Hotel Ananda in the Himalayas.
from United States, October 2018
"300hr Teacher training in Cambodia "
I loved the instructors yogic background and culture. I loved the instructors, my peers and the resort Navutu Dreams, the ruins of Ankor Wat and surrounding Siem Reap. This experience has been an amazing blessing and opportunity for me along my journey of the 8 limbed path.
Mariana Huber Austria
Neo Yoga Center's website
Before I came to India I was curious and I did not know what to expect from the course that I have booked. My plan was to discover more about Yoga, not just the Asana-practice, which we, in the western world know as „Yoga“. From the first day on, the last doubts in my mind about the organization and the course were blown away. I got an huge insight in the Yoga-Philosophy, Spirituality‚ Anatomy, Ayurveda, and Teaching, but the most important thing was, that I learned and found out a lot about myself. It was great to have one month to emerge totally into the whole world of Yoga and it was awesome how Akilesh guided us through the classes and our own processes. He is an amazing teacher and I felt really safe within the structure of the course. The whole ambience, the teachers, the food and the accommodation were great and I felt relieved, balanced after this month, furthermore I discovered the joy of teaching, which I share with my friends already now.