Growing up in a traditional family from India, Rakesh was introduced to yoga in his early childhood. Next to giving importance to educating him according to ancient Indian yogic culture,He completed his Yoga Alliance certified 500h Teacher Training with his Guru Mahindra Prasad in Dharamshala / India.As a practicioner Rakesh is specialising in the traditional Ashtanga method after K. Pattabhi Jois. Constantly developing his own practice as well as his teachings, he is regularly practicing at the KPJAYI in Mysore. He is also experienced in teaching Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin Yoga. For him practice of physical Asana means practice of awareness. It is not just about mastering the pose on a physical level, but putting mindfulness into these particular moments of movement, becoming aware of the connection among body mind and soul.