Ram Vakkalanka

Toronto, ON
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

3 Reviews

Ram Vakkalanka is a Yoga philosopher, Nada Yogi, Sanskrit expert and Kirtan artist, belonging to the spiritual lineage of Dattatreya and musical lineage of the world renowned Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Ram travels across the globe sharing his knowledge of Yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, Kirtan and Nada Yoga, thru workshops at Yoga studios, Yoga festivals, Retreat centers as well as on one-on-one coaching. So far, 23 CDs and one DVD of Ram's works have been released in various areas of his expertise. Ram is also the creator of an online video course 'Deepen Your Understanding Of Yoga and How It Transforms You', which can be found on

Ram’s articles on Yoga philosophy are published in print and online publications. His talks on philosophy, Sanskrit and Nada Yoga are broadcast on web TV channels as well as TV networks all over north America.

Ram conducted workshops at many Yoga studios and Retreat centres such as Sivananda Ashram (Canada, US, Bahamas, Vietnam and India ), Yoga Vidya (Germany) and Vikasa Yoga (Thailand) on a variety of topics including Sanskrit, Yoga Sutras, Bhagavadgita, Vedanta, Meditation, Kirtan, Tantra, Mudras and Pranayama.

To find out more about Ram or see sample videos of his workshops, visit

Specialties: Sanskrit, Yoga Sutras, Bhagavadgita, Upanishads, Vedanta, Mantra, Kirtan, Meditation, Mudras, Tantra, Nada Yoga, Sitar, Harmonium, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

3 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A model yoga and a true inspiration

Ram Vakkalanka has been a true inspiration to our students and teacher trainees for several years now. His very presence is an example of a life well-lived in yoga. Kind, cheerful, polite and with good humour, he quotes Sanskrit from memory and translates its precise meaning. Ram brings to life the ancient texts of the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika with contemporary understanding that applies in today’s world.


He broadens students perspective enabling them to take their yoga beyond the mat and, at the same time, to deepen their experience while on it.

All questions are answered without hesitation and in a calm, assured manner. Whether he’s teaching mudra, chakra meditation, Nada yoga or yoga philosophy, conducting a puja, or playing sitar or harmonium, he is always at a high level and very engaging. We consider him indispensable to our center. He is also the perfect guest while staying at our home. We’re blessed to call him a friend.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A fountain of knowledge and musical talent

Ram is a very special teacher with the capacity to reach deeply into many layers of knowledge - from the vedas and yoga sutras to his skilful mastery of the sitar. I enjoy learning from someone who is so passionate and sincere!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
yoga philosophy simplified

Ram is extremely knowledgeable and brings yoga philosophy to life with his humor
and ability to simplify concepts-I highly recommend his workshops and classes-
Paulette -December 23 2014