Mahayogi Akshar Nath
|Mahayogi Akshar Nath|
|File:Mahayogi Akshar Nath.jpg|
|Born||August 28 1983 (35 Years Old)|
Himachal Pradesh, India
|Other names||Grand Master Akshar|
|Occupation||Yoga Master, Spiritual Leader, Author, Columnist|
|Known for||Akshar Yoga|
Mahayogi Akshar Nath, commonly referred to as Grand Master Akshar, is an Indian Yoga Master, Spiritual Leader and entrepreneur. He was born on the 28th August 1983 in Himachal Pradesh, India. He is also, currently known as one of the youngest Spiritual Guides and yoga-based entrepreneurs in India, having practised yoga since the age of six. His training was mainly conducted in Himalayan mountains and in parts of Nepal.
He is currently the Founder, Chairman, and Course Director at Akshar Yoga, which is one of the largest chains of yoga establishments in India  . Grand Master Akshar has been receiving his training in Kaulanthakpeeth, which is the oldest branch of yoga in the Himalayas. He has been trained by twenty-eight different Yoga Masters.
Grand Master Akshar has three Masters that are primarily responsible for his training, these are.
- Ishaputra (Kaulantaknath)
- Maa Archa Mutri Devi
- Shri Pati Narasimha Bidyapati Mahapatra 
Early Life[edit | edit source]
He received his early academic education from a Kendriya Vidyalaya school in his home country, this was due to his father's service with the Indian Armed Forces He later went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts' Degree from Dronacharya College, Gurugram. 
Akshar Yoga[edit | edit source]
Grand Master Akshar, first founded his Yoga Academy, Akshar Yoga in 2010. Since then, he has taken the role of Chairman and Course Director for the entirety of the business' existence.  The concept of Akshar Yoga is based on content and course structure and presently making it more of a desirable hobby for people and to make yoga more practical for the modern individual. 
Akshar Yoga's commitment to involving young people in yoga is a primary focus of the business. This is evidenced by the announcement in July 2018, that Akshar Yoga along with Times Foundation Bangalore, would provide a three-month 'student wellness program' at no charge to students of SJ Polytechnic Government College. There are plans for this programme to cover other Government Colleges in India. 
Akshar Yoga has a large following internationally as well as in India, with the business' Facebook page gaining over 500,000 followers as of November 2018.  Akshar Yoga currently has over 2500 independent yoga teachers, who train students across the world. The organization itself has sixty employees and a volunteer force of over active 200 members.
Currently, Akshar Yoga has 20 Yoga Academies in Bangalore alone, with plans to expand to over 50 established Yoga Academies globally, by 2019. As of September 2017, Akshar Yoga has been training over 4000 students per day across their centres in Bangalore. In total, it is estimated that Akshar Yoga has trained over 500,000 enthusiasts globally, through online media and traditional classes.
Awards[edit | edit source]
Ashkar Yoga has also received a number of awards.
- International Fame Award 2018: Awarded by Sushmitha Sen, (Miss Universe 1994)
- Entrepreneur India: Class of 2018 (Ranked 6th in 35 Under 35 Entrepreneurs in India).
- Arab Chamber of Commerce Awards 2018: Excellence In Health and Wellness: Winner
- Sri Chaitanya Institute of Vaishnavic Culture: Award of Excellence
- Sri Chaitanya Institute of Vaishnavic Culture: Yoga Acharya 
Other Ventures[edit | edit source]
In 2009 Grand Master Akshar was appointed as the international brand ambassador for Yoga Alliance International. This was with the aim of growing yoga's presence internationally. Stating, that altering yoga to be more compatible with a modern lifestyle, would sharply grow the brand.
Grand Master Akshar has also worked as a columnist, writing articles relating to yoga in various publications, including Entrepreneur Europe.  He is also featured in the best-selling publication, 'Lead or Bleed'. 
References[edit | edit source]
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