Yogi Ashokananda is an expert and pioneer as a practicing master of yoga, meditation and spirituality. He has dedicated his entire adult life in service to humanity by teaching, mentoring, writing, learning and speaking on yoga, meditation and spirituality.
Raised in India, he has been practising yoga since early childhood when his Grandfather was his first teacher.
Over many years Yogi Ashokananda has been fortunate to develop his teaching, experience and education of yoga under some of the great, remote, Indian masters and siddhas. The Gurukul style of learning with the masters, influenced Yogi’s experience and inspiration to develop his own profound yoga & meditation disciplines and insights which have their roots in the ancient, sacred Indian tradition. The outcome of this period in his life resulting in Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga, ATMA Kriya Meditation & Science of Relaxation.
Yogi Ashokananda’s initial teaching experience was the Bihar School of Yoga at the Sivananda Ashramn (Divine Life Society, Rishikesh), subsequently teaching exclusively his own yoga & meditation disciplines, Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga and Atma Meditation at the Shri Ved Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and the Yogamaya Ashram in Vrindavan.
Yogi Ashokananda moved to the U.K. at the advice of his guru and began teaching Prana Kriya Yoga, Himalayan Hatha Yoga, ATMA Meditation & Science of Relaxation outside of India.
During this period, he founded the Yogi Ashokananda School, Yogiville Gurukul, to develop and offer Yoga & Meditation education for all levels of learning and ability, for self and for students who want to teach.
More recently, Yogi Ashokananda established a location in South India to teach Yoga & Meditation to people from all around the world. In the near future, a Croatian based location will be available to host his teachings.
Today, Yogi Ashokananda resides primarily in the UK, teaching across Europe, Asia & India. He continues to incorporate these beautiful practices into his daily life while helping others to achieve the same. As an eternal student, he continues to learn from all his students and maintains an openness to new experiences.
He is a Reiki Master, authentic Usui System and Prana Vidya healing system.
Investment in the Community
Yogi Ashokananda founded the Indian based charity, Yogi Ashokananda Foundation (register charity number: bk4/50) in 2013 and the UK based charity Ashok Tree Foundation (register charity number: 1158960) in 2014. These foundations were established with Yogi’s vision to help to relieve the impoverished conditions and promote academic education, animal welfare, health and wellness in communities served. Active programs include Primary School, Yoga & Meditation Community Classes, Food Programs, Animal Adoptions & reproductive care, Women’s wellness, Children’s Health & StressManagement.