Aranya yoga is a Registered Yoga Teacher Training School (RYT) registered by Yoga Alliance based in Dharamsala & Goa since 2003. offering 200 yttc.
Yoga Teacher Training (1)
Aranya Yoga was founded by Krishna Das Baba. Krishna was born and raised in a peaceful mountainous setting in the Western Himalayas of North India, where he was introduced to yoga at an early age. For the last 15 years, Krisha Das Baba has been directing yoga classes, 200-hour teacher training courses, and various workshops on meditation, healing, and Ayurvedic cooking in Gokarna, Palolem, and Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. He started his practice at age 15, under the guidance of his Guru Ji Sri Sitaram Das Baba Ji from the lineage of the Ramananda Sampradaya. Krishna is an outstandingly kind.
From a young age, Varun has been into physical fitness. He first came to yoga for benefits in fitness and flexibility. As his practice became stronger he got healthier and soon discovered that his yoga mat was the place to find a sense of contentment, self-awareness and a body and mind connection. He deeply fell in love with yoga and trained as a yoga teacher. His aim is to help people globally to achieve their own healing physically, mentally, and emotionally by teaching them the art of yoga.
Khushboo has begun learning yoga in early 2000 and began teaching in 2016. Her expertise is in Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, adjustments and alignments, meditation, and yoga Nidra. She completed her 200-hour multi-style teacher training from Trimurti Yoga School, India in 2016 and 300-hour training from Sri School of Yoga, India in 2018. She is an ERYT 200 and RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance. In the past four years she has given more than 3000 hours in classes and workshops. She holds a bachelor's degree in fashion as well and level 1 & 2 certifications in Thai Yoga massage.
Himanshu has a background in Human Behavioural Studies where he did numerous online facilitated courses from Harvard, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota and the likes of universities, revolving around Human decision science and cognitive behavior. He did a Master's thesis in Indicators of Happiness. The quest to understand the depths of Human Behaviour brought him to Yoga. He did his teacher training and started teaching in schools in Bhagsu Nag, which he considers his abode in the Himalayas to practice Yoga and Tantra in their exoteric and esoteric grounds.
from Netherlands, January 2020
"Authentic yoga, with focus on what yoga truly is"
Absolutely authentic and raw. This is a place where yoga is treated for what it really is and has been for centuries, and not just a pretty workout for pretty Instagram photos. Krishna Baba is a traditional yogin and healer of brahmin lineage who has spent his life traveling across India on his spiritual journey - this quality is unique and makes this whole experience absolutely special. You feel his experience and that special way of understanding life in the way he teaches, the way he runs healing ceremonies and the way he tells his stories - and by being part of this retreat you're welcome to stay close to all this by not only joining the fantastic ashtanga! and hatha yoga classes and ceremonies (daily sound healing or reiki or mantra chanting), but also joining the real life: cooking, evening stories sharing, etc.. I can't imagine I could have found a more authentic and raw place in the whole of Goa. It's not all postcard beautiful (although yoga terrace on the rooftop with the view of the forest is stunning!) and tip-toe organized here, but the power of authentic learning to tap to is massive.
from United States, November 2019
"200 hr multi style YTT"
Overall my stay with Baba was positive, I have continued to practice what I learned since returning home. Baba teaches much more than yoga though and really made an effort to integrate my sister and I (US citizens) into Indian culture. He treated us like family and took us to many different festivities, such as Diwali and an Indian wedding. The food at the ashram was abundant and delicious and Baba made sure my sister and I had everything we needed to be comfortable. The location of the ashram was perfect too, close enough to Bhagsu to be convenient but still very peaceful with many natural features.
from United States, November 2019
"Wonderful 200 hour YTT"
Krishna and Varun we're our main instructors; they are both passionate yogis. Krishna was a wonderful host, always made sure we were comfortable. Varun was so professional and really knew his stuff. I feel grateful to have learned from them. The location in Dharamsala was amazing. Close to things, but far enough that it was peaceful and quiet.