existential yoga philosophy, professional astrologer, conversational hypnotist, yogin, yoga life coach

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 them gain greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, and the capacity and courage to build lives that they feel are meaningful and fulfilling. This process has the effect of producing inner clarity, inner peace, and a more grounded, spiritual, and fulfilling life.

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 eye closure, “deep trance” or sleep, “loss of control” or any other similar phenomena associated with traditional hypnosis.

As a professional astrologer, Balrāj’s approach to Vedic astrology is psychological-spiritual, or “psycho-spiritual” (not predictive). As a yogin, his approach to spirituality is phenomenological or existential (not metaphysical). As a 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 in a professional astrology reading, learn more about our Psycho-Spiritual Birth Chart Reading.