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.
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.