Trainer Bio


Yoga Instructor

Phone: 309-863-5471


  • Yoga Certification from NCCPT (The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers)

  • 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification in Hot Power Fusion (HPF) Yoga from Core Power Yoga, LLC

  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Institute – Delhi, India

  • Trained under Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Albany, NY teachers


Washington University in St Louis: Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering


  • Yoga and stretching

  • Transcendental Meditation

Philosophy on Exercise and Well-Being

Akansha began learning yoga and transcendental meditation 20 years ago from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Institute in India and later got the opportunity to learn from the multiple instructors including some from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Berkshires and later from Core Power Yoga. She has completed her certifications from multiple places – NCCPT and also 200-Hour teacher’s training program in Hot Power Fusion Yoga from Core Power Yoga, LLC.

Akansha believes that a regular yoga practice conditions your body to use not only your large muscle groups but also those small muscle groups that remain largely unused in common exercises. Yoga requires eccentric contraction, a movement where the muscle stretches as it also contracts that increases flexibility in the muscles and joints. Thus, regular yoga practice conditions your body to prevent injury and prepares your body to perform better in high intensity workouts. 

Her training philosophy focuses on teaching fundamentals of poses and building the connection between breath and movements. Concentrating on smooth and steady breath nourishes and relaxes the mind and brings positive energy. The main motto in her teaching is listening to your own body and being in the present.

Interests & Hobbies

  • Spending time with family and friends

  • Visiting India

  • Salsa and Indian classical dancing 

  • Performing on stage whenever possible

ARC Performance specializes in training POWER, STRENGTH, and SPEED for competitive and recreational athletes.


650 S. Wheeling Rd. Wheeling IL. 60090 (SE part of Wheeling Plaza) Please Contact us by calling: (224) 588-9893 Get Directions


Monday – Thursday: 6AM-9PM
Friday: 6AM-6PM
Saturday: 8AM-1PM
Sunday: CLOSED