Yogi Prakash, the founder and chairman of Shanti Yoga Ashram, began studying yoga at the age of 12. At this young age he knew that was what he was meant to do with his life. Initially, his parents disapproved of him learning yoga so he snuck out of the house early in the morning and offered vegetables from the family garden as payment for class. His unwavering determination finally earned his family’s support and he was sent with blessings to India where he completed a teacher training certificate course at Bihar Yoga University and was initiated by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.
Returning to Nepal, the land of Tantra, he deepened his knowledge by studying Kundalini and Tantra yoga with Swami Shivalingam for the next twelve years. He also lived in and volunteered with various projects for three years at an ashram dedicated to helping children, and introduced yoga to the Ashram by teaching classes.
Since childhood Yogi Prakash had a vision to open a school to teach spiritual sciences and in 2001 he established Shanti Yoga Ashram. Since then it has been attracting spiritual seekers from all over the world for the authentic yogic experience and the deep Tantra Yoga teachings that can not be easily found elsewhere. At the Ashram he leads workshops and teacher training courses. His personal attention and care for every student making everyone feel at home. His magnanimous nature and great capacity to teach allows him to transmit the spiritual essence of Tantra Yoga to his students with joy and love.
With 12 years of experience, in 2010 he brought another dream into fruition with the launching of Divine Yoga School; a school for local children whose mission is to equip them with the academic knowledge needed in today’s modern world along with the spiritual wisdom acquired through the practice of Yoga, Meditation and Vedic studies.
In the last few years Yogi Prakash has been teaching throughout Europe, the U.S. and India. Furthermore, with the intention of making Tantra Yoga available in the west, he has established Shanti Yoga Ashram U.S.A., a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing this profound wisdom. His mission is to preserve the ancient teachings in their pure form and to spread this light of Tantra throughout the world.