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Yogrishi Vishvketu and Chetana Panwar visit the Yoga Hub Dublin April 2013

By March 4, 2013April 16th, 2014Dublin, Ireland, Teachers, Workshops, Yoga

Yogi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) 

has studied and practiced Hatha and Raja yoga and the Vedic healing
arts in northern India since childhood. From the age of 8, he studied Vedic wisdom at Kanvashram in the foothills of the Himalayas. With its historic temple and Ayurvedic clinic, Kanvashram attracts many yogic saints and Ayurvedic masters, and was an ideal place to absorb these ancient healing and consciousness-raising traditions. Vishva went on to attain a Bachelor’s degree from a renowned Sports College with a specialization in yoga and its use in optimizing athletic performance, followed an M.A. and Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy at Gurukul Kangri, the Sanskrit university of Haridwar. He then moved to Yoga Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, seeking advanced teachings in Pranic purification from Yogi Nath, while teaching and inspiring students from around the world to live the yogic life with joy and dedication.
He moved to Canada in 2001, and began to teach internationally, bringing a passion for yoga and his fun-loving nature to the classes. Vishva-ji has been a much-loved teacher and demonstrator at the Yoga Show and Conference in Toronto since its inception in 2003. He has also taught at Evolution Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong, and Purnarnava Ayurveda Conference in Rishikesh.

Vishva-ji is committed to offering holistic yoga workshops internationally, incorporating diverse aspects of the practice: asana, pranayama, cleansing kriyas, Ayurveda and Vedic chanting, as well as to offering Yoga Alliance registered 200- and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) programs in Canada and in Rishikesh (India). He calls this holistic style of teaching Akhanda Yoga, meaning whole and indivisible.

In October 2003 he released an instructional DVD entitled Moving into Bliss with Yoga, presenting a balanced sequence of asana and pranayama techniques in a harmonious and meditative flow set to classical Indian music. In 2009, he produced Anando-ham, a CD of niirguna mantras ideal for yoga teaching.

His love for community and the power of residential ashram-style immersion into yoga led he and his wife, Chetana Panwar, in January 2007, to found¬†Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram¬†in Rishikesh (India) where they live and teach six months of the year (Oct. ‚Äď April).


Vishva-ji esteems for their teachings in traditional Hatha yoga, the great saints Baba Prem Nath and Guru Yogi Nath of the ancient lineage of Nath; and for teachings in naturopathy and Ayurveda, the master Baba Hari Nam and Swami Yogananda.
Chetana Panwar

Chetana came to the path of yoga through a meditation class in 1193. Upon returning from a two-year stay in Asia, she began to understand yoga as a broad wisdom tradition as well as a practical toolkit for mindful awareness. Chetana is passionate about integrating Jnana and Bhakti Yoga: philosophical contemplation, and devotional practices. ‚ÄėYoga is unity in diversity, and allows us to recognise that the apparent duality between mind and heart is illusory‚Äô. This merging of mind and heart is apparent in her classes and in her writing: poetry, short stories, magazine articles, and now a Yoga Blog (

As a facilitator, Chetana enjoys leading mantra and transformational experiences; holistic movement-based yoga classes; and yoga philosophy/poetry discussions, whether for YTT, workshops or satsang gatherings. Her Akhanda Yoga classes are nurturing and grounding in flow and move seamlessly between Yogic aphorisms and inspirational messages; heart-centred energy work and nature imagery. Chetana’s intention is to share with participants the beautiful simplicity of the yogic vision through philosophy, poetry, movement and meditation.

Blending insights from her Master’s degree in adult education, and her training in Yoga, Philosophy and Meditation, she developed the curriculum and manual for World Conscious Yoga Family’s Yoga Teacher Training (YTT ) Courses. Chetana teaches Philosophy-Lifestyle-Ethics, Methodology, Prenatal Yoga and Transformational Experiences for the 200 and 500 hour YTT programs. Along with her husband, Yogi Vishvketu, she co-founded Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India where they live part of the year with their children.

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