Yogi Chandrakant was born on 29 December 1987, in the village of Haripur Kalan, located in the Dehradun District of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, near the famous Saptrishi ashram in Haridwar where rishis (babas) have meditated since Vedic times.
Raised in a Brahmin family, Yogi was instructed in vedic mantra and tantra yoga from the age of 8. His father guru Sitaraghav Sharan ji Maharaj enrolled him in the Shri Sanatan Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya school in Saharanpur where he engaged in Sanskrit, yoga and astrology studies. Inspired by his father, he felt compelled to uphold the ancient tradition of Sanskrit and astrology, and the age-old esoteric practices of tantra-mantra, a knowledge that is passed-down but unfortunately in decline.
In 1999, at age 14, Yogi was admitted to the prestigious University of Banaras to further his studies in Sanskrit, yoga, vyakarana and astrology. He graduated in 2003 and spent the next four years traveling around India to visit as many Yoga schools as possible.
From 2006 to mid-2007, Yogi stayed in the Mani Kut mountains to practice various kinds of tantric sadhanas such as kundalini yogic kriyas and several hatha yogic bandhas with nagas and sadhus (ascetic practices).
Yogi also studied under the direction of Akhilesh Yogi from 2007 to 2008, who taught him tantra practices, and more specifically tantra healing.
Between 2008 and 2014, Yogi taught intensive yoga courses and rendered ayurveda and naturopathy treatments to people coming from all over the globe at the Sri Sant Sewa Ashram Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh.
In 2010, Yogi was given the privilege to teach classes in front of more than 2000 people during the Kumbh Mela for the International Yog Vedant Seva Kalyan Samiti (Shandilya Yogpeeth) in Haridwar.
Back in Rishikesh, he started delivering Yoga, Ayurveda and Naturopathy treatments with his guru ji Dr. Yogi Vijay Rayal, founder of the Maun Van Research Center of Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra. He subsequently went to Maun Van for a 3-months silence meditation practice. Soon after, his guru ji sent him to an orphanage to teach children a variety of yogas.
In 2011, Dr. Suresh Thakur, Dean of the academy for Naturopathy & Yoga in Goa, encouraged Yogi to enrol for a doctoral programme in naturopathy at the Gorakhpur School of Natural Therapeutics, which he completed in May 2012. He went on to spend 2 months at the S-Vyasa University of Yoga in Bangalore, where he provided consultations for the students. In November 2012, he and his friend Dr. Hari Kishan established Alakhyog International School for Yoga, Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Various kinds of Meditations.
In 2013, guru ji Dr. Swami Avshesanand, in charge of the Geeta Ashrams, and Prem Baba, bestowed him the honour of visiting Alakhyog, delivering lectures to some 200 international students. Towards the end of that year, Yogi travelled to Bangkok and Indonesia to attend conferences, hold consultations and training courses (www.jungleyoga.com).
In February 2014, Yogi, alongside H.H. Mahamandaleshwar Swami Dr. Umakantanand Saraswati, Sri Anantbodth Chaitanya and Sri Yogrishi Vishvaketu (founder of the World Conscious Yoga Family) gave lectures at the Sant Samagam Spiritual Conference.
Yogi has had the privilege of meeting many saints and masters around India, among which Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, Swami Ram Swarup, Swami Kulwant, Swami Shivotma Chaitanya, Swami Kamal Das, Aacharya Ahkileswar Maharaj (Vedic Yog Dham), Sri Vinod Giri Maharaj, Divine Saint Pujya Sri Swasti (Aanandotsav Ashram), Sri Hathayogi Mukesh Giri Maharaj (Jhilmil Gufa, the Ancient Cave), Sri Rahi baba, Sri Jamuna Giri Maharaj, Swami Ravindranand Sarswati, Ayurveda Acharya Sri Khilanand Pandey, and many others.
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