Kranti Yoga School offers yoga retreats, courses, and training to help you grow as an individual through unique and special journeys and experiences.
Yoga Retreats (13)
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 10 years but she has developed, with Kranti, as a yoga teacher of Vinyasa flow, having developed the fundamentals through Ashtanga yoga. She 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 people should always try to broaden their minds by trying something different as often as possible.
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.
Didier knew from his first yoga class that becoming a yoga teacher was what he wanted to do. He completed 200 hours in Yin Yoga TTC in Amsterdam. It wasn't long before Didier wanted to balance out the yin with some yang, so he turned his focus to ashtanga and joined Kranti Yoga to complete his 500 hours. He has since travelled much of the globe expanding his knowledge of yoga and meditation and recently found himself back with the Kranti yoga community where he now focuses on pranayama, meditation. Didier is also ne of the lead trainers on the new 100 Yin YTTC.
Alex has past career as a professional dancer. She always had a love for yoga and decided eventually to pursue her dream, training in Athens first before joining Kranti Yoga for her 500 hour TT early 2018. She has taught at various locations around the world and with a background in hatha, ashtanga and vinyasa flow she has a variety of styles to fuse together to make her classes fun but at the same time challenging. She is currently assisting on the 200 hour YTTC
Faye has a background in fitness and health. She has explored the world of fitness training and massage therapy and has since found herself developing her own yoga practice. She has travelled all over the world and loves nothing more than to spend time on her mat in new and wonderful places. Faye completed her 500 hour teacher training at Kranti Yoga and is excited to be a part of the 200 hour YTT program. She also leads guest classes at Kranti yoga including Ashtanga led and Vinyasa Flow.
from India, May 2019
" Not up to the mark and expectations"
from Switzerland, April 2019
1. Location is great! I stayed in one of the Ocean Cottages and it was sounds of the ocean in my room and less than a minute to get to the water.
2. Food was also excellent. All vegetarian and plenty of options. Generally I'm not a vegetarian but didn't miss meat at all.
3. Accommodation is basic but all you need: shower, comfortable bed and a hummock :) It was a little too hot at night, but a fan helped to keep it under control.
from United States, March 2019
"An amazing intensive yoga experience in beautiful Patnem"
Everything! The chilled vibe, the facilities, the staff, the instructors, the classes, the other yogis. It was a seriously amazing 4 days, think I might go back for the teacher training. The food was a real highlight - so good.
from United Kingdom, February 2019
"Beautiful, chilled school "
The food is brilliant, it was very hard not to go back for second portions. The instructors were warm and friendly and happy to answer questions after class to help improve practice. Also in some classes they had extra teachers to help with adjustments which was brilliant.
from Canada, January 2019
"Not the best for short term guests "
from Antigua and Barbuda, January 2019
What makes Kranti Yoga amazing is the array of people that pass through. I've never experienced such a safe space.. there is never any judgement. You feel totally safe to be yourself
from United States, January 2019
"Amazing! I want to come back"
from United Kingdom, January 2019
I’m trying to answer your questions but can’t get them in English.
from India, January 2019
"relax and yoga"
I pretty much liked the accommodation, which is very cozy and excellent if you are looking for relax. The food was excellent, and for those which are staring the yoga practice it is a great place to start because the teachers are very good and easier for a foreign since all classes are taught in English by foreigners as well.
from India, November 2018
I had three seperate instructors while I was there and they were all wonderful. They were all very informative and gentle during their lessons. And they had lots of modification for us beginners!
The centre itself is beautifully set up with lots of lounge space. And the food was almost too good, they might need to put a limit on how much you can take :)
There are lots of bugs though so bring long sleeves and pants and good bug spray for night time
from Belgium, October 2018
"Most valuable 4 days in my life"
Charming place at the Goa beach, fabulous-delicious-yummy food, friendly staff, amazing teachers. Packed agenda with yoga practice and meditation, but in the same time with so much easy and zero stress. I came with severe upper back problems that lasted for years, and get out of it with no pain at all. It truly changed my life.
from India, May 2018
"The place to be."
It was a fulfilling experience for me to be in kranti yoga. The teachers was always there for help. The atmosphere was just amazing. And a variety of food satisfying every taste.
from India, April 2018
"Wonderful place to stay"
I stayed at Kranti Yoga for a yoga holiday and really enjoyed my time here. The location is ideal being right on patnem beach, the accomodation and shared area is really charming and homely. I found all staff to be very helpful during my stay and the food is delicious!
I thought my teachers were great but just to let people know they are all new teachers who have qualified at Kranti Yoga.
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 United Kingdom, May 2017
The retreat in general was lovely, nice accommodation, situation and facilities. Staff were helpful and friendly.
from 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.
from United States, April 2019
"Aline manque dans la liste des profs "
Convivialité et partage face à la mer
from France, March 2019
"Yoga Holiday "
J ai passé 4 jours dans un cadre idyllique.
Le niveau des cours de yoga était appréciable avec des professeurs de qualité.
Les repas végétariens étaient très bons et variées.
J ai apprécié de passer 4 jours dans ce centre.
from India, February 2019
"Really good! "
We are a couple and beginner yogi's, it was a really nice experience and even though we are not experienced we got a lot of help. We really enjoyed ourselves.
from United States, February 2019
"Veel teacher trainers, mooie plek, yoga op alle niveau’s"
Goede instructeurs, mooie plek, lekker eten
from Switzerland, December 2018
Tout était parfait
Nous n'avons pas profitez de faire des cours de yoga car le dépaysement et le lieu ont suffi à nous détendre. Le yoga n'était pas notre priorité
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
Due to an injury, I was unable to complete the training but they let me swap over to the holiday program which was great. However not once did they mention I should be credit back a significant amount of funds. I had to chase them to get that changed. If I hadn't followed up myself I'm sure they would have kept the extra funds which was very poor behavior. The administration was poor from the beginning and on arrival was charged additional funds without an explanation and no receipt or breakdown of charges has been sent to me. Mara, the lady who handled the admin was rude and very aggressive with poor customer service skills which was noted by other people who had concerns with different issues regarding costs.
Food was of a substandard and very poor over the month. My impression was Mr Kranti didn't care about the nutritious value and we were feed as cheap as possible with little variety. Best meal was breakfast but hygiene was very poor and I suffered from ongoing bouts of diarrhea. The village was dirty and rooms were not clean. I cleaned my room myself and the power and wifi was out daily which made it very hard to stay in touch with family. I had a real problem with the noise at night .. dogs barking all night and nothing was ever done to eliminate this issue.
Yoga was generally good but once the teacher trainees started their assessment phase of their course, you became their students which isn't ideal for someone who wants to improve their practice but doesn't have a qualified teacher instructing the class. The best part was the people staying their either for a course or on holiday which made everything else bearable.
I would not recommend this place to anyone else and would not return here.
Management Response from Kranti Yoga:
Firstly, it's always incredibly disappointing for someone to write such a scathing review without putting their name to it so that as a team we can address where your experience went wrong. It's also the first time these issues have been brought to our attention, if you were here for the whole month, how come at no stage did you offer us any constructive feedback so that we could better our services, learn or grow, offer apologies or work on the chance to redeem ourselves in your eyes?
Its offensive to say that the administration from the beginning was poor when we spend lots of time responding to queries, confirming deposits, giving and following up of arrival details and Mara makes herself available via email, WhatsApp and local phone for all guests prior to their arrival. There is complete transparency with payments, all of our costs are on the website and guests know their balance upon arrival before they are asked for payment.
Going by our records, you decided not to participate in the teacher training after you had made payment and taken the first days class, you notified Mara you were injured and opted for the intensive but you changed your mind again without notification and spoke to a different staff member before we had the chance to offer you a refund for the difference. It is completely untrue for you to say that we would of kept your money when our refund policy is in reception and clearly on show and you made this decision within our teacher training cooling off period. Although she does her best, Mara is still human and we experienced a very busy couple of months but it should be noted that she is more than happy to provide an invoice upon request and your total balance is also available directly through your bookyogaretreats booking.
We are sorry to hear that you were unwell during your stay and that you think that food is substandard, food at our Shala has always been a favourite amongst guests and we've constructed a menu over a 25 day period to cater with a variety of options.however the meal structure remains the same over the month (breakfast is indian dish, fruit salad, porridge and egg or pancakes, lunch is white/brown rice, daal, salad and soup, dinner is white/brown rice, two traditional curries, boiled veg, chapatiis/papads, dessert and fruit). The menus are designed to be a blend of eastern and western food, traditional dishes combined with light salads/soups for easy digestion but still ensuring our guests have enough energy for classes. Again, you did not bring this to our attention at all during the month you were here.
As we let our guests know during their Shala tour, housekeeping is available at their convenience, daily, every three days or weekly. The housekeeping team work every day of the week and upon request (by leaving your key on the board) they do a full clean of the room/bathroom/change of linen/mats/towel. If this was an issue that had been brought to our attention, we could of easily and very happily fixed it instantly.
In terms of the power supply in Goa, this is completely and utterly out of our control. The Shala has an emergency generator for powering the fridges and vital Shala facilities (cameras and security lighting) Believe us when we say, we would love to power all of our facilities whenever the local supply went down but out of respect to our local neighbours, we've chosen to remain with a smaller generator with minimal disruption.
Your feedback on the teacher trainees is very beneficial, so we appreciate it and it means we can look at separating the yoga holidays from the assessment classes for the future.
This has been a difficult review to respond to as many of the issues you have addressed could of been worked through with a little communication from your end. Regardless we hope you had a safe onward journey and wish you the best with continuing your yoga practice.
Love and Light, Team Kranti
I would like to rate Kranti Yoga at 9/10 for yoga retreats based on its authenticity, discipline and location. The teachers were so well trained and tried to know ailments of the attendees.The food was just perfect, the staff was so helpful and the interiors were fabulous it depicted a true yoga shala. Plus there were so many shacks outside to have fun in the night. Missed on the silent disco bar that happens only on sat night but maybe next time.
I had my first experience with yoga at Kranti and now I am looking forward to continuing doing yoga when I come back home. I would recommend Kranti Yoga for beginners as well as those who are more experienced. The instructors are great and the atmosphere idyllic. Would love to come back for more yoga.
Great location. The dorm perfect, just a bit small. Delicious food and nice classes. The alignment classes great.
10 out of 10 for everything...accommodation, food, staff, great yoga classes, location. We did the 4 day holiday course and as beginners we went in a little nervous but immediately felt comfortable. The compound is well laid out and has every convenience. The staff are friendly and helpful. The meals were healthy, delicious and became a part of the social gatherings. The yoga classes were fantastic and the instructors helpful and always willing to fix a posture to keep you on a good path. It was also great that you watch the sunset during the evening class. Recommended for anyone who wants to relax or take there yoga practice to the next level. Go here. Stay here. You will love it. We met great new friends and will 100% stay longer next time!
So lovely surroundings, 8 out of 10 on the surroundings because there was a lot of noise from construction. It was my first time for yoga, so maybe a little bit to advanced for beginners like me! So for yoga 4 out of 10, we were to many on the team for the teacher to correct you, so you were just hoping that you were doing it right. Food was great and I got some new good friends!
Thanks so much for your feedback and letting us know. We apologise for the construction in our property, we've been awaiting a licence from local government to put the last of our Shala together and we tried to have this done as quickly as possibly to minimise the disruption to guests so we apologise that this disturbed you during your stay.
The classes that we offer are a mixture of styles and levels and we regularly have beginners, children and seniors participate in these and we always suggest the slow flow is a good place to start. All of our teachers offer the use of modifications and props in their classes however I have taken on board your feedback and we have now added an additional assistant to each of the classes to provide focus specifically to our guests. We hope you carry on with your yoga journey, so pleased to know you made some new friends and enjoyed everything else in the village.
Big love, Team Kranti
Place is just fantastic, yoga lessons are all day around. Staff very friendly. Everything the food is nice and enough the people is everywhere smiling, the beach just opposite to classes! I will definitely come back and I also will invite my friends to come.
My experience at Kranti Yoga was great. Everything was almost as accurate as what the website advertised. The yoga teachers were approachable, kind, and passionate. I cannot complain about anything with my stay at Kranti Yoga - the housekeepers kept everything very tidy and clean, the food was great, and sharing a room in dormitory was alright. I would recommend to pay the extra to get your own room for some self time as the course is quite busy with learning and social stimulation. To make everything perfect,Kranti Yoga was located on Patnem Beach where you have a quick minutes walk to view the beautiful Arabian ocean with either the sunset or sunrise. Definitely worth going for yoga self learning, interacting with yoga lovers, and going out of comfort zones in terms of teaching your first yoga class!
Die Erwartungen welche auf der Hompage geschildert werden sind total falsch.
Ich habe für 80 Euro ein Beachfront Zimmer gebucht. Das war viel zu teuer. Kein „value for money“. Die Sauberkeit lässt zu wünschen übrig. Insbesondere am Strand und auf der Anlage selbst. Das Essen ist gut, aber immer das Gleiche. Bamboo Yoga nebenan ist schöner, sauberer und edler obwohl manche Zimmer sogar einfacher sind. Das Yoga ist so lala. Da Schüler unterrichten, ist der Unterricht total standardisiert und oft zu schnell.
Alles in allem war der Aufenthalt ok. Man sollte einfach die Preise anpassen und die Dinge auf der Homepage realistisch darstellen, dann ist der Gast auch nicht enttäuscht.
Management Response from Kranti Yoga:
Thanks for your feedback about your stay. Our Yoga Holidays are an all inclusive packages which means your 80 EUR per night included a beautiful brand new Beachfront Bijou room with incredible views of Patnem Beach in conjunction with 3 meals per day, snacks, fruits, fresh juice, teas, filtered water, morning pranayama/meditation, your choice of 3 different yoga classes per day all within a safely monitored 24 hour gated community. Our prices are very competitive along this beach especially considering all of the inclusions of a Yoga Holiday, I am sorry that you don't feel like this holiday was value for money. In terms of the food, each meal of the day has a core setup (ie lunch always has white/brown rice, a soup, a curry and a salad and bread of some description) but these are rotated over a 25 day menu. I disagree that our grounds are dirty as our local staff work tirelessly from the early morning until sunset cleaning the Shalas, the grounds, sweeping up the leaves ect. We do our absolute best to keep the beach clean but with a large number of guests and even those not staying with us making use of our sunlounges and swinging beds, this is something that cannot be immaculate 24 hours of the day no matter how hard we try, but I've noted this complaint and the staff have just put out 2 large bin barrels to encourage less pollution within our space. As you spent 9 days with us, I really wish you had come to us during your stay so that we could of discussed these issues but I do still appreciate your feedback now, it gives us a chance to grow!
Love and Light, Team Kranti