about balrāj (balraj), yogin, spiritual advisor, professional astrologer, consulting hypnotist

about balrāj

Balrāj received the title of Yoga Vidyā and received his Diploma in Yoga from Annamalai University. He received a BA (Hons) and MSc (Oxon) studying South Asia and India respectively. He then abandoned plans to pursue naturopathic medicine and obtained an MA in philosophy, defending his thesis on phenomenological method.


He then left academia in order to teach the philosophy of classical yogic traditions from a phenomenological perspective, and now uses (psycho-spiritual) astrology and (conversational) hypnosis in his private one-on-one work helping people gain greater self awareness and the capacity and courage to build lives that they feel are meaningful and fulfilling. This work has helped people gain greater inner clarity, inner calm, and more grounded, spiritual, and fulfilling lives.

Balrāj received his initial astrological training from a respected South Indian family of paṇḍits spanning several generations in the Tamil Nāḍu region of South India. As a Vedic astrologer, he now employs interpretive techniques drawn from a range of astrological texts, both Indian and “western”, both traditional and contemporary.

Balrāj received training in both “traditional” and “conversational” hypnosis and is a certified hypnotist. As a professional hypnotist, he uses conversational hypnosis in order to facilitate change. In conversational hypnosis, there is no mandatory state of “deep trance” or sleep, “loss of control”, eye closure, or any other similar phenomena associated with traditional hypnosis. Because he uses conversational hypnosis based on principles in traditional spiritual traditions, he often refers to his approach as spiritual hypnosis.

As a professional astrologer, Balrāj’s approach to Vedic astrology is psychological-spiritual, or “psycho-spiritual” (not predictive). As a yogi (or “yogin”) and spiritual advisor, his approach to spirituality is phenomenological or existential (not metaphysical). As a consulting hypnotist, his approach to hypnosis is conversational (not traditional).


To learn more about how Balrāj might be able to help you, take a look at who we work with and then schedule your (free) Clarity Call with Balrāj. For those interested our Psycho-Spiritual approach to Vedic astrology, learn more about our professional astrology readings.

Balrāj lives in Toronto, Canada.