Founder Of Living Yoga School

Guru Ji Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi
Our Founder

Founder Of Living Yoga School

He is humble and grounded and shows no ego or bias a man whom gives his heart for humanity. This journey will show you that within the universe there is no You & I as we are One

  • For some he is a Yogi
  • For some he is a Guru
  • Many call him a friend & some  call him father
  • Many love him for unknown reasons

‘My life itself is a message, I am human, I make mistakes, these mistakes are the stepping stones for me to continue my journey as they teach me the greatest of lessons’ Yogi Vishnu. A spinner of joy, a farmer of wisdom and a support for those who need guidance - a ray of light that the world needs as he showers his grace with no bias, to learn and feel you only need to be receptive. Vishnu Panigrahi is an Indian yoga Guru and spiritual guide. His soul purpose to service humanity,  give his life for charity, spreading the love and knowledge of yoga to create harmony and peace. He works relentlessly to bring this to life in the modern chaotic world, imparting his knowledge to support the cause of serving humanity. The founder of World Peace Yoga School and Samadhi Ashram ( can put in website links)  - he continues to impart and guide both his world teachers and students who come to expand their knowledge.

Where The Journey Began

Even before he came to the physical world - Yogi Vishnu was steeped in spiritual endeavours- his mother being the vessel to bring to the world thru deep prayer & devotion a spiritual devotee.

Growing up he followed the advise of his grandfather and meditated for salvation and moksha not the rituals or prayers for worldly materials. Vishnu would frequently serve the wandering Sadhu’s, many of which come from the special sect of knowledge bearing hatha- yogis - ‘Kum- phatia baba’s’ and their presence in Vishnu’s life left a lasting impression.

1st spiritual encounter

Vishnu gave his time to support the ill and needy at a nearby hospital.  An old man who was neglected and had severe issues crossed Vishnu’s path. This was his first test - Vishnu cared for the old man over the coming days, and as a result Vishnu was blessed by this soul.  Many thought Vishnu had become a a servant and mocked him for caring for this man, Vishnu from a Brahmin caste was not meant to mix with those from lower castes, However his inner strength remained true and he did not relent against the caste system in his village.

After this blessing the old man vanished and no-one remembered or could say he had been there  it was almost as though God himself had come to test Vishnu’s devotion


  • Age 15
    member of Muni same - a school of meditation and yoga (founded b a saint devoted to long periods of silence)
  • Age 18
    A- meeting with Vedanta Keshari Swami Niranjanji ‘Lion of Vedanta’ Vishnu studied for 2 years whilst at the same time acquiring a BA degree in Arts at Jyoti Vihar University.
  • Age 20
    Vishnu took his path of devotion cultivating universal love and sankirtan - Thru the Bhakti tradition and his days and nights passed in prayers and mantra recitations following the Chaitanya Mahaprabhu tradition from the 15th Century.
  • His greatest challenge
    Vishnu was diagnosed with congenital heart defect and needed open surgery. With no money or support he set of for treatment - keeping God and his resolve in his heart.
  • 12th August 1994
    he was given surgery with no one to support him or beside him whilst he underwent this life threatening surgery. 3 days later on 15th August India’s independence day - Vishnu rose and as a result made sankalpa to serve humanity during his life.
  • After this
    Vishnu - went thru the physical world duties of organising cmaps, spiritual programmes and satsang in and around his village- serving mostly the poor and under privileged. He cultivated land and agriculture eventually losing it all to flooding - however, this was the blessing that would bring Vishnu to Rishikesh.

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Arrival To The Himalayas

On his arrival to the Himalayas Vishnu crossed paths with a sadhu - who would prepare him for his time with Swami Rama.

To take the path of the traditional Himalayan Yoga he was scolded, and told not to be fearful - and was told to throw all his belongings to Ganga - to part with all the worldly belongings is when you get the real God told the Sadhu

2nd Spiritual Encounter

 The Yogi gave Vishnu shelter and provided a cave for him to mediate in - whilst in mediation Vishnu saw a cobra - as he closed his eyes and composed his mind - his inner being spoke

"I have come to release your fear, not increase your fear"

The time came for Vishnu to leave the Yogi and go under the guidance of Swami Veda Bharti at his Gurukulam

In this 9 years - Vishnu obtained an MA in Sanskrit and MA in Yoga- whilst teaching and guiding students in the Swami Rame Institute Of Meditation.

He was blessed to have teaching from other masters such as Swami Hari( Master teacher) , Shri Mauni Babaji (currently in silence)  Swami Shankarandana Ji (Kriya Yoga Master) and Swami Anand Res (Founder Viswa Shanti Mission)

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This was definitely one of the best experiences I ever had in my entire life. I did the 200 hour yoga teacher training course during the month of December. Living Yoga School is located on the top of a hill from which you can enjoy the view of beautiful mountains (perfect for meditation especially at sunrise/sunset). The entire staffs are so friendly, helpful and approachable. The teachers are simply amazing and so knowledgeable! I felt part of the family from the very beginning. I would sincerely recommend coming here not only for teacher training course but also to live an experience that will change your life! I cannot wait to join for the 300 hour yoga instructor coaching course! You guys are the best! See you soon!

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