About Shri Yogi Chandrakant Dahal
Yogi Chandrakant was born on the evening of December 29, 1987 in the village of Haripur Kalan, located in the Indian state of Uttrakhand, which is situated in the Dehradun District at the confluence of the seven Ganga rivers and near the famous Saptrishi ashram in Haridwar where Rishis (Babas) have meditated since the Vedic times.
Coming from a Brahmin family, and following his family’s traditions, Yogi was initiated to and instructed in Vedic Mantra and Tantra Yoga starting at age 8 by his father Guru Sitaraghav Sharan ji Maharaj. His father concurrently enrolled him in the Shri Sanatan Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya school in Saharanpur to begin his studies in Sanskrit, Yoga and Astrology. Yogi felt inspired by his father to continue and uphold the Ancient Tradition of Sanskrit and Astrology: the esoteric practices of Tantra-Mantra. Unfortunately, this passed-down knowledge and these age-old practices are in decline.
In 1999, Yogi enrolled at the prestigious University of Banaras to further his studies in Sanskrit Yoga, Vyakarana and Astrology. He studied there for more than 5 years (from the age of 14 to 18) and graduated in 2003. Inspired by his father,Yogi spent the next four years traveling around India visiting as many Yoga schools as he found possible.
From 2006 to mid 2007, Yogi spent one and a half years in the Mani Kut mountains practicing various kinds of Tantric Sadhanas such as Kundalini Yogic Kriyas and different kinds of Hatha Yogic Bandhas with Nagas and Sadhus (acetic practices).
Besides Yoga, Yogi also studied under the direction of Akhilesh Yogi between September 2007 and 2008 where he learned the practice of Tantra and specifically became accustomed to Tantra healing.
Between 2008 and 2014 , Yogi started to teach intensive Yoga courses and treat by Ayurveda and Naturopathy people coming from all over the globe in Sri Sant Sewa Ashram Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh overlooking the famous Ganges river. (Youtube, Prayers at the Ganges – Yogi Chandrakant)
In 2010, Yogi had the privilege of being chosen 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. He then went back to Rishikesh, where he started 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. Later on, Yogi Chandrakant went to Maun Van for 3 months practicing Silence meditation. After the silent period, he was sent by his Guru-Ji to an orphanage to teach children a variety of Yogas. The influence of Yogi Chandrakant affected the children tremendously and they wanted to always be close to him.
In January 2011, Yogi went to visit Dr. Suresh Thakur, Dean of the academy for Naturopathy & Yoga in Goa. Dr. Thakur encouraged Yogi Chandrakant to get a doctorate in Naturopathy at the Gorakhpur, and he received his degree in May 2012. During that period, Yogi spent 2 months at the S-Vyasa University of Yoga, Bangalore, India where he consulted the students. In November 2012, Yogi and his friend Dr. Harikishen established Alkhyog International School, for Yoga & Ayurveda & Naturopathy and different kinds of Meditations (www.alakhyog.com)
In March 2013, Yogi Chandrakant invited the famous Prem Baba to visit his center. The Baba accepted the invitation and gave some lectures to 200 international students who came for detoxification. Guru- Ji Dr. Swami Avshesanand, in charge of Geeta Ashrams, also visited and lectured in Aprilof that same year. Towards the end of 2013, Yogi travelled to Bangkok and Indonesia for conferences, consultations and training purposes. ( www.jungleyoga.com )
In February 2014, Yogi, alongside with H.H Mahamandaleshwar Swami Dr. Umakantanand Saraswati Ji / Sri Anantbodth Chaitanya / Sri Yogrishi Vishvaketu founder of World Conscious Yoga family)Was and lectured in Sant Samagam Spiritual Conference.
Yogi met many Saint and Master around India, Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, Swami Ram Swarup ji, Swami Kulwant ji, Swami Shivotma Chaitanya Ji, Swami Kamal Das ji, Aacharya Ahkileswar ji maharaj ( Vedic Yog Dham ) Sri Vinod Giri ji Maharaj, Divine Saint Pujya Sri Swasti ji ( Aanandotsav Ashram ) Sri sri Hathayogi Mukesh giri ji Maharaj ( Jhilmil Gufa The ancient Cave ) Sri Rahi baba ji, Sri Jamuna Giri ji Maharaj, Swami Ravindranand Sarswati ji, Ayurveda Acharya Sri Khilanand Pandey ji,etc…
Yogi Chandrakant teaches at various places including
Jungle Yoga International
Shri Sitaram Sharan Dham, Haridwar
Anandotsav Ashram, Haridwar
Manav Karma Sansthan Chaeritable Trust, Haridwar