Tarun Agrawal, founder and director of The Kranti Yoga Village, was born in 1980 in Chhattisgarh, Middle India. Following a family tradition, at the age of 9, he frequented a guru named Sant Chana Baba for meditation and yogic spiritual talks. Chana Baba was an old Tantra Master living in a temple located on Shakti Mountain. He gave Tarun his spiritual name, Kranti, meaning revolution. It is no surprise that this has therefore become the name of his successful business, a yoga school with accommodation, on Patnem Beach, Goa.
Dhira Krishna Rupa Das is currently serving as a preacher and counselor in Goa. He conducts regular courses of Bhagavat Gita and Srimad Bhagwatam in English and Hindi in different parts of Goa. He has acquired Bhaktishastri, a certified course based on the teachings of Bhagavat Gita. He joined ISKCON (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness) full time in 2007 in Goa and has been initiated by H. H. Radhanath Swami Maharaj. Dhira joins The Kranti Yoga Team to teach philosophy, in particular to teach yoga in Gita.
Julia had been practicing a variety of different styles of yoga for over ten years but she has developed, with Kranti, as a yoga teacher of Vinyasa flow, having developed the fundamentals through Ashtanga yoga. She particularly enjoys the pace and the focus of Ashtanga yoga but loves the creativity and dynamism of Vinyasa flow. For Julia, yoga is a very physical activity that promotes a positive sense of well-being in everyday life. As a teacher, Julia believes strongly in lifelong learning and that we should always try to broaden our mind by trying something different as often as possible.
Rob began teaching almost 10 years ago through his love for performing arts. After many years performing on stage, he found himself delivering workshops to groups of budding performers, overcoming their fears and allowing himself to develop as a teacher in a field that he loved. It was this background along with a keen interest in fitness that led Rob to yoga and ultimately into teaching yoga. Rob completed his 500-hour YTTC at Kranti Yoga and has since been teaching in locations all around the world.
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Always on the hunt for new escapades, Sally has always had a strong desire to learn and discover. She came to Kranti Yoga in 2015 to learn more about the tradition of yoga and to deepen and develop her own practice, subsequently completing her 200-hour YTTC and 100-hour teacher training plus. Born in London, Sally grew up with a love of culture. Having worked in a range of positions within the creative arts, she enjoys getting her hands dirty and allowing her imagination to roam. Sally weaves this creativity into her Vinyasa Flow classes, always emphasising the power and beauty of meditation.
Christine’s fascination to travel, learn new cultures and meet new people started from a very early age. As a child, she spent time in India and always felt a desire to return. Finding yoga in 2012, she continued to travel, learning, teaching, and practicing around the world in New Zealand, Indonesia, China, Spain, and England before returning to India where she spent a year immersing herself in the study of yoga, completing her 500 RYS Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga alongside training in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga.
(Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga)
Originally from New York, Laura came to yoga over 15 years ago through dance. At the advice of a dance teacher, she began a regular Bikram practice that soon evolved into a personal practice of her own. Over time, and through experimentation with various styles of yoga, her practice blossomed beyond the physical, becoming an all-encompassing, spiritual practice. She has completed a 200-hour TTC in classical Hatha yoga and meditation at an Ashram in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, as well as a 300-hour and 100-hour plus TTC in Ashtanga Vinyasa here at Kranti Yoga.
Steph has been practicing yoga for 6 years. After seeing the benefits of her practice both physically and mentally, she became dedicated to learning more and eventually found her passion for passing on this knowledge. Steph has a certification in Hatha yoga which she gained from her home City, Liverpool. She then travelled to India to complete her 500 hour YTTC at Kranti Yoga. It is here that she found her true love for teaching and the development of her own personal practice.
Francesca began her inquiry into philosophy and psychology as a child—interests that would remain and develop into life-long passions. In Barcelona she found her way to an Ashtanga Mysore school, where she commenced her practice with amazingly inspiring teachers. She went on to find herslf in India where she completed her 200 hour YTTC at Kranti Yoga and then continued her studies, completing her 300h YTTC in Mysore, as well as a 100h Meditation TTC in Dharamsala Fran is now one of our course co ordinators and the lead teacher for our new 100hour Yin YTTC.
For six years now, Enzo has dedicated himself to yoga. Since finishing his yoga teacher training at Kranti Yoga School in India three years ago, his inclination has been to share the beautiful practice of yoga. Enzo’s experience and influences are of a global nature, he travelled and studied with several teachers in the Philippines, India, the U.S., and around Europe. His classes are deeply passionate, creative, challenging and playful. Enzo is currently a trainer and assistant on the 300h Vinyasa Flow YTTC, leading technical workshops for both 300 and 200 hour students.
Vicki's passion for yoga began 3 years ago initially to heal an injury. She was soon immersed into a deep practice which led her on the path of yoga teacher training. She gained a 200 hour certification in Iyengar yoga before joining the Kranti Yoga family where she completed her 500 hour YTTC in Ashtanga Vinyasa . In addition to leading the morning Asana practice, she teaches Anatomy- and Alignment, and organises a variety of workshops for the students.
from Sri Lanka, March 2018
"Lovely people on a beautiful beach"
Food was incredible, beautiful and relaxing place with loads of hang out areas
from France, February 2018
"Amazing experience for your body and soul"
The beach, food, people, teachers and yoga classes were simply breathtaking
from India, February 2018
"Kranti village is the perfect place! "
Everything. Location, beach, food, private classes and yoga group lesson were suit for all the levels, even for beginners. Many people are taking only the yoga holiday.
from Kyrgyzstan, January 2018
"Kranti Yoga review (spoiler: it's not all good)"
First of all, the location is nice, however, when you leave in a hut 200metres away from the beach and shower with lizards, cockroaches, and frogs, the location doesn't really matter.
Three good things I'd like to mention: food, private classes from Jasper, the only decent instructor in the school, and puppies!
from Switzerland, January 2018
"GREAT RETREAT "
from United States, December 2017
"Loved my stay and the experience"
The location is set in a quiet, peaceful beach. We loved our stay and the over all yoga meditation experience. The food is consciously made to benefit health and is fabulous. We will definitely be back :)
from United Arab Emirates, October 2017
Location, people, yoga classes,
from France, May 2017
"A must-do for anyone travelling to Goa!!"
The facilities were great and it was a well-equipped set-up with the beach right on your doorstep. The yoga classes were modified so no matter what level you were at, you were never feeling over or under challeged. The food was also a highlight; incredible meals which ranged from vegan soups, saldas and fresh breads to curried vegetables and the most incredible pomegranate pancakes for breakfast!
from Canada, May 2017
"Wish I could have stayed longer "
The yoga instructors were amazing, each class was different. The beach and garden shala were beautiful and overall a lovely place to stay.
from Great Britain, May 2017
The retreat in general was lovely, nice accommodation, situation and facilities. Staff were helpful and friendly.
from Republic of South Africa, May 2017
"Bit disappointing for me"
Food, rustic setting, beach
from India, April 2017
"Great retreat with good instructors"
Very good instructors and plenty of classes each day.
Location is excellent right on the beach and a quick ride to other beaches.
Decent choice of healthy foods served 3 times a day, and other restaurants close by.
Good chilled vibe which is what I wanted in this type of place.
Eve Vargas Araya
from Qatar, January 2018
"Way too much! "
I will definitely going back... I will take the 200h course, the people, the environment, the food... I want to live there!!!
from France, January 2018
"Un lieu propice au yoga"
Le buffet , excellent.
La plage, très belle.
Le calme, un luxe en Inde.
L'accueil, amical et chaleureux.
from France, January 2018
The food was the highlight, nice and safe place for solo woman traveler, warm atmosphere
from India, October 2017
"Pleasant yoga retreat "
Nice team, very good food, quality of the yoga classes. Proximity of the beach
from India, April 2017
"Perfect yoga spot! "
Yeh yoga experience was amazing, the people where all very nice and helpful, there was a good ambiance! definitely want to go back- absolute paradise
I went to Kranti Yoga for a teacher training course, so I got to live at Kranti Yoga Village for an entire month and it became a home away from home! They had unbelievable food all through the day, excellent teachers who are so attentive and inspiring, and the accommodations were beautiful and simple. Sitting on the beach shala watching the sunset after an evening yoga class is the most peaceful moment I have felt in my entire life.
It's hard to know what you're going to get when you book something like this sight unseen. I started off my month in Patnem at a yoga school that had great reviews, but as soon as I arrived I knew I was at the wrong place. Several days after I arrived, I found myself walking at the beach and wandered into Kranti Yoga, and I immediately knew this was where I needed to be. They worked with me privately to get my caught up on what I'd missed during the first two days, and by the end of the week I had fallen completely in love with Kranti Yoga. My first school told me it wasn't possible to have both a successful teacher training course and a beach holiday, but Kranti Yoga proved that wrong. The classes are paced and designed so well that it's like a well-oiled machine. Everything you learn feeds into everything you practice and the whole course continues to build on itself. I never felt like I sacrificed a moment of practice or knowledge but what impressed me was that because it's located on the beach, I could spend an hour swimming or reading on one of the many lounge chairs reserved for Kranti Yoga students for at least an hour every day after lunch. Although often that time was spent studying, it also felt like a beach holiday. This isn't something you can do at any of the other yoga schools in the area. I felt like I truly got it all by choosing Kranti Yoga. Also worth noting, the teachers are as charming as they come! I adored them all. And the food is great too!
I met soul sisters, learned a lot about my body, and felt very welcomed at Kranti Yoga.The teachers were amazing. They come from various places of world. There are very diverse group of students, good food, peaceful shalas, shanti dog, and amazing, beautiful scenes.
Having the beach as your backyard? Check. Fresh watermelon juice and coconuts all day long? Check. Meditating with the sound of crashing waves in the background? Check. Teachers that truly make you understand anatomy? Check. Clean bathrooms and even hot water in India? Check. Kitchen staff that cares about your dietary restrictions? Check. Adjustments that will change your whole yoga practice? Check. Staff that actually cares about WiFi? Check. Obviously I'm stoked about Kranti Yoga, I did my 200H in november and came back a couple of months later for my 300H. Every day since I have flashbacks of my life in Patnem and it makes me smile. BIG TIME.