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

I had a wonderful experience in my 240-hr Yoga Teacher Training at HYA. I knew I wanted to study in India, and this program was recommended to me by my teacher in California and is known for being one of the most organized and holistic training programs in Rishikesh. The teaching staff is extremely qualified, including some of the top teachers in Rishikesh, and diverse, with some Russian, Western, and Indian instructors, which is definitely a benefit to a YTT. There is a strong focus is on structural alignment of the asanas and teaching practice, which was exactly what I was looking for, but also classes on pranayam, mindfulness, and meditation. Overall, my experience in this teacher training brought me closer to my true self, and HYA still holds a dear place in my heart.

Reviews by graduates

I completed my 240 Hour Teacher Training Course at the Himalayan Yoga Academy in March 2015.

It was one of the most enriching and life changing experiences I have undergone. The overall course allowed me to face and overcome some of my greatest fears. The teachers were all wonderful as they each provided a different yet inspiring and authentic approach to the practice of yoga. I made so many amazing friends that I still keep in touch with and learnt so much more about myself during the 6 week course.

I left India with a new zest to want to learn everything I could about Yoga and am so grateful for the time I had there.

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