Dr. Akhilesh Bodhi Yoga Teacher Rishikesh

Dr. Akhilesh Bodhi
Yoga/Meditation teacher, Rishikesh

Yoga Alliance Certified Trainer in India

Neo Yoga Center’s director Akhilesh Bodhi – Journey of Akhilesh from Known to Unknown. As child, he has grown in a combined family. He and his brother had to work hard in his family business. As soon as he finished his school, he had to rush to work in his Family restaurant. By mistake if he was late he would get the stick on his butt. He completed his studies from Lucknow University. While his studies, he was motivated with politics, during his studies he was very much active in University as well as in local politics. He contested also a Local election, But that was not his destiny. He saw an advertisement about Sanskrit and Vedanta course in Himalaya, some how he was driven to this course not knowing what it was what it can add to his life. 

He has been discussing about this with his friend but none of them knew what Vedanta is.Anyways after the interview he was selected for two years’ residential course. Without informing his family and friend he left to Himalaya and Joined Chinmaya Tapovan Asharm for two years in Dharmsala Himanchal Pradesh, He was completely forgot any to correspond with his family, after six months when he told that he is in ashram, his family inform him that your mother is Hospitalizes and whole family has been searching all over. He come back to see his mother but could not stay for long though his family wanted to do any thing for him but one day he again left his crying family. 

When his Mother and father passed away he felt regret that he could have stayed home for his mother sake but it was late and he has his own destiny to fulfilled. After two year of studies he left to pilgrimage to North of India to Himalayanregion Utterkashi, Gangotry, Kedarnath, Badrinath as mendicant begging for food to experience how the existence can take care of him and it was great experience even one time He was walk from Utterkashi to Gangotri on foot he Lost his way in the Himalaya, no Village no road sun was setting darkness started, the wind started blowing fast, he took sort cut and some how ended up in small house, the house lady was living alone with her daughter and had no food to offer me but she gave one bread{Chapatti} and coriander sauce so he could appease his hunger, it was dark and there was deep forest so she offers him shelter just one blanket so he could not sleep because it was too cold for one blanket, so came out from the hut it was pitch dark and stars were shining.

They seem like as though they came down, so bright and big, the sound of pine trees and sound of the creaked was traveling in between the deep silence he still remember that wonderful night and feels so thankful to that lady who had just one bread she had no wheat flower to make more chapatti. So he went to next village beg the wheat and brought and gave her.

He can not forget this beautiful hospitality and love that night. After few years of wondering he Met Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a scholar of Sanskrit and Vedantahe had school in Coimbatore in Tamilnadu. Akhilesh completed three year course of Vedanta Philosophy and started teaching. Along with that he also completed Yoga Training at Siyanda Ashram in Kerala, also studied at Vivekananda Kendra Bangalore, Then he started learning Iyengar yoga went to Iyengar Institute in Pune. Studies with Geeta Iyengar, Prashant Iyengar Also been trained with Ramananda Patel From San Francisco USA. 

At some Point he was very much Influence with OSHO’s teaching and his mediations he many yeas keep going to OSHO international community, Pune and took Sanyas in OSHO tradition {which very different from Traditional Sanyas.} He has opened his school called Neo Yoga center in Dharamsala has been teaching regularly there since 1999. 2003 he has first time travel to Moscow Russia to give one month training at Monolith club. Then he has been frequently travel to Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Austria etc. 

Teaching and giving workshop around the Europe. He Started giving Yoga Teacher training since 2009, in his super vision he has taught almost 20 successful 200 AND 300 HOURS training’s around the world with collaboration with Ashiyana Yoga Center, Mahi Yoga Centre, Siddhi Yoga. Neo Yoga Delft, Holland, Be-better Yoga Germany.


  • Yoga & Meditation


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Yoga Niketan Trust, Rishikesh

Yoga Niketan Trust, Rishikesh

Muni-Ki-Reti, P.O. Shivanand Nagar, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - 249192

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