Prashant Jakhmola, a highly revered and learned yoga guru, has been practicing yoga since he was 18. He started his journey into the path of yoga and spirituality with Sivananda Yoga ashram when he was still studying in school. Born in a Brahmin family in Rishikesh, Prashant continued his yoga practice under the supervision and guidance of Yogi Rudra Ji who himself is a true disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar.
During the time he spent practicing Iyengar yoga, he gained knowledge on the usage of yoga props and the benefits that one could gain if they learnt the art of using these props.
The pious atmosphere of Rishikesh, as Prashant states and believes, is one of the main motivating and inspiring factors behind who he chose to be and who he has become. He claims that it is the magnificence and appeal of Rishikesh, also known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, which helped him maintain his balance and help him gain solidity and tranquillity.
Prashant went on to earning his Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy accreditation from Bihar School of Yoga (the very first yoga university in India). After completing his time at the school, he returned to Rishikesh to finish his academics and pursued a degree in Biology. Prashant is a Master’s degree holder in Yoga Science and an e-RYT 200 and RYT 500 certified Yoga Teacher.
At present, he is one of the only few yoga teachers who have an expansive knowledge of the significance of Adjustment and Alignment in yoga and it is through his keen interest and devotion that he learnt almost everything that there is to learn about yoga props. Prashant is amongst the esteemed faculty of teachers at Rishikul Yogshala and participates in Teacher Training courses.
Rishikul Yogshala, one of the top-most yoga schools in Rishikesh, has been imparting yoga courses since 2010. In such a short span, the school has become the highest reviewed school and ranks #1 on TripAdvisor under ‘Spa and Wellness’. The school is Yoga Alliance certified and has been producing RYT200 and RYT500 teachers since its inception. Prashant’s immense knowledge and dedication has taken him places. He has successfully taught yoga to students all over India and a lot of other countries such as Nepal, Indonesia, and Russia.