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 500hr YTTC at Kranti Yoga and has since been teaching in locations all around the world.
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 200hr YTTC and 100hr 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 to the study of Yoga, completing her 500 RYS Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga along side training in Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin 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 & 100 hour plus TTC in Ashtanga Vinyasa here at Kranti Yoga.
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.
Alyssa The Netherlands
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.
I stayed at kranti yoga village during March/April. It is difficult to summarise my entire experience, as it was completely transformative of my mind, body, and soul. The shala was a magical place of total serenity and peace, a complete little haven where I felt transported from all cares and stresses of everyday life into a world of blessedness, peacefulness, and tranquility. At night the shala became an enchanted dreamlike sanctuary as it twinkled with fairy lights and incense, which captivated my heart and soul. As the sun rose we all stood side by side on the shala overlooking the ocean, with dolphins dancing in the sea ahead of us, ready for our early morning practice listening to the angelic voice of one of our awe-inspiring yoga instructors as she chanted the rhythmic sound of our opening mantra. The stillness, calmness, and union, which resonated within us all was spellbinding and the spiritual connection and harmony amongst us all was an experience that will live in my heart forever. Kranti has a magical gift of showing us what Yoga really means and expressing that love and union which is truly magnetic and mesmerising. This is an entrancing place where your emotions and spirit are awakened to reveal that deep inner connection with yoga, your breath, your heart, & your soul. This is when my true deep understanding of yoga began and the time I entirely submitted myself to this sacred practice. Words cannot explain what I felt; it was the most profound spiritual experience. The teachers at the kranti yoga village are second to none. Their expertise, guidance, and level of teaching were absolutely amazing. They're instructions were extremely clear, informative and inspiring. During our primary series practice the wonderful teachers offered us helpful and enlightening adjustments, which really enhanced and developed our postures. They gave us all constant care and attention and really had the ability to build our confidence and self-belief. They treated us like we were all part of their family and were always there to talk to and offer us advice, assistance, and support. They created the anatomy, alignment, and teaching philosophy classes with enjoyment and fun, which made it so pleasurable and gratifying to understand and learn. The chaturanga, back bending and hip opening workshops, were extremely informative and offered an incredible insight into the asanas and how to really benefit and learn the ability of our bodies. It was astounding to see the progressive development in our individual practice after the direction and guidance from such an inspirational teachers. All the teachers at Kranti are absolutely incredible and my yoga practice has advanced to a whole new level and understanding, which I will be forever grateful to them all for. You really do leave here with such knowledge and depth of understanding that prepares you to teach Ashtanga Yoga with confidence and expertise. The food was exceptional and delicious which will delight all your senses keeping you fully nourished, sustained, and fulfilled with occasional surprise treats, which were mouthwateringly delicious. I particularly loved the ambiance around the meal times where we all gathered together in harmony either on the gorgeous, stunning colourful swings or around the table sharing stories with love and laughter. I have never experienced such togetherness totally void from any judgments or separation. There was a community spirit in Kranti, which was so inspiring, and intoxicating that has changed my life forever. My overall experience was utterly miraculous and mind-blowing which will live within my heart for the rest of my days. I can't wait to return here to this beautiful, charismatic sanctuary of love, peace and serenity.
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