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