Yogacharya Anil Thakur

Yogacharya Anil Thakur, Resident Meditation Teacher at Himalayan Yoga Academy
Resident Teacher
Principal Teacher

Yogacharya Anil Thakur Ji is a master of Yoga. He received his degree in Yoga Therapy from the University of Jammu and then graduated from Jain Vishva Bharati University in Rajasthan.

Anil Ji is long time student of classical yoga philosophy and follows the tradition of Tantra Yoga. One of the most significant passions is his dedicated service to his guru Pir Baba. This service is a manifestation of dedication of student to the teacher; it’s a sign of preoccupation of the authority of the teacher and the result of an absolute immersion in the study of spiritual discipline.

This selfless service traditionally has been the choice of the student. Anil Ji, after meeting with Pir Baba just once, immediately recognized him as his exclusive master and guide and since then he has served his mentor with truth and faith, leaving family and home, surrendering to the spiritual practice.
Anil Ji believes that the key of yoga as spiritual practice is the merger with the inner truth through union of traditional tantric techniques, meditation and philosophical vision of yoga.

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Testimonials for Yogacharya Anil Thakur

My experience with Himalayan Yoga Academy definitely changed me.

The 12 teachers from different nationalities, ages and backgrounds, following different Yoga perspectives helped me to open my horizon and change my own interpretation of Yoga.

All the classes were interesting and covered a lot of subjects, focused in giving you the basic tools to start teaching yoga. You learn about asana alignment, body anatomy, philosophy, pranayama, teaching methodology, meditation, yoganidra, shatkarmas, etc.

Classes are intense, start at 6AM and finish at 6/7PM with breaks for meals. You'll probably sweat and feel pain in muscles you didn’t knew you had, gaining strength through the course, flexibility and a better understanding of your body mechanics. You can still manage to get to know the mystical Rishikesh, her temples and shrines, food and clothing tents, see the sunset in a beautiful Ganges beach, drink some awesome fruit juices, meet interesting people from all over the world and get back to the ashram before the gate close at 10PM.

Teaching classes to your colleagues is part of the program and was my biggest challenge. Got my tongue-tied a lot of times, mixed words, but after 5 weeks I realize a big evolution and understood better that teaching Yoga is a never-stop-learning life. Made some good friends that I’m sure they will be forever.

The Ashram is a typical Indian building with a big dome and an awesome view over Tapovan. The shared rooms had bathroom and having a toilet was a good surprise. The food was good and from different countries, the staff very friendly but sometimes I ate out of the Ashram to eat some eggs, cheese and try different local things.

I feel very grateful for having the opportunity to learn in the holy city of Rishikesh bathed by the Ganges in a traditional Yoga Ashram. The HYA teachers, my colleagues and the rest of the crew made the difference.

I recommend it to any friend or anyone who is already a practitioner, wants to deepen his knowledge and gain teaching skills.

Hari OM

Reviews by graduates

Of all the yoga teacher training courses that I attended in my entire life, this one at the Himalaya Yoga Academy is the most impressive. Not only I left the course with a massive amount of new and useful knowledge, but having spent 5 weeks in a healthy supportive environment realized myself as a professional yoga instructor. Our teachers wholeheartedly taught us all that they knew and experienced. Although we rarely used a chair in a class, we felt this academic atmosphere all over. A true academy it was! My rating is 12 out of 10. Sign up now and think no more about any other yoga training program!

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