Akshay Koushal

ERYT 500
Lead Yoga Trainer
Philosophy Guru
Anatomy Teacher
Therapeutic Hatha Yoga Teacher

Yogi Akshay descends from a North Indian family, who instructed him to practice yoga from early age. Akshay carried his love of yoga with him, but it was only after graduating and securing a high level job in commerce that his practice became more and more important. Akshay began to deepen his practice to create some life balance from the stress found in the corporate world.

As his practice became central to his life he felt a calling to share his passion and he began to seek out Gurus and teachers throughout India. His journey took him to study philosophy and asana with monks in various ashrams and eventually he left the corporate world behind to take up yoga teaching. During a life-long self-practice and over 7 years of teaching Akshay has honed a teaching style which is strict and emphasis’s the essential importance of bio-mechanics (the subtle movements of body parts) and a real life approach to philosophy.

Akshay brings this teaching style into his theory classes are practical in nature. In his approach he aims for students to experience a firsthand the physical and physiological impact of yoga asana. Not only the physical muscles are explained but also the subtle energy of Prana which he believes also has to be guided in yoga Asanas. He teaches the techniques and proper application of bandhas to facilitate this movement which can be felt in yoga asana.

Akshay believes in the union, yoga can create, through awareness which can be brought about by walking the ancient and sacred path that the old seers described in the yogic scriptures.