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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in India.
Celebrating 10 years of teaching yoga in sunny Goa, you are welcomed into the beautiful and serene shala for a 3-night yoga break in Goa, India. This yoga holiday is suitable for couples, families, beginners, intermediate and advanced students. With crashing waves on your back doorstep, your days spent here will include yoga and meditation classes and plenty of time to unwind and relax overlooking the magical Patnem Beach. On a yoga holiday you get the chance to immerse yourself in yoga without the busy schedule of a course!
The Kranti Yoga School Village is located in the heart of Patnem. It is a 5000 square meter area that has access both to the beach and the roadside. The village comprises of 2 campuses: Moksha located closest to the beach and Sattva is our Garden Campus. Our cottages are available exclusively for our guests. There are several options to suit your requirements, as it is important to ensure that you are comfortable in order that you can relax. Moksha houses 32 deluxe Ocean cottages, 2 beachfront cottages and 8 Beachfront Bijou cottages. Another 17 cottages are located in Sattva including our budget 4-Share Dorms.
All cottages are fully equipped with everything you will need to make yourself feel at home. Each cottage has its own porch, hammock and swinging chair. Here you can sit, relax and enjoy a drink or snack from the on-site Ayurveda Indian kitchen whether you are overlooking the ocean or within the garden. The Yoga Village is decorated with twinkling lights and colorful muslin. Swinging beds await your enjoyment along with many other cozy places to take chai, study, chat, sunbathe - the choice is yours. Many of these places are fitted with fans to keep you cool during the midday heat.
The village has an ecofriendly solar power supply, providing hot water and electricity throughout the day. Facilities also include washing machines for your laundry, beach towels, cleaning things for you to maintain your room and housekeeping services. Cottages are available on a single/double or sharing basis.
From time to time we all deserve a little time to ourselves. A yoga holiday is the ideal way to relax and unwind in the comfort of the village, taking yoga classes as and when you want to. The yoga class schedule will allow you to reinvigorate, restore and relax your body and mind while still giving you the flexibility of spending your spare time as you please.
Whether you're an early bird or you'd like to take the time to catch up on some much needed sleep, the class times can be flexible to cater to your needs. You have the option of an early morning pranayama and meditation class before your practice, where you will learn and apply techniques in a comfortable and relaxed small class setting. Afterwards, or if you are just waking up, you can decide between two different morning classes. Your Ashtanga-led Modified or Slow flow class will last for 90 minutes and regardless of your ability, one of the teachers will guide you through each posture with patience and grace and you will be encouraged to push your own boundaries and follow the rhythm of your own mind and body.
These will help you build strength and flexibility in your practice. Afternoon classes are more focused on providing a safe, nourishing space to help you gently relax and turn your focus inward with Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow. You can choose which classes you attend by creating a package suited to your needs
During the day, you are free to relax, unwind or the more adventurous can explore this beautiful part of India. With everything from the spice farms to local waterfalls, dolphin spotting, Hindu temples and cooking classes, there is definitely something for everyone. The staff would be more than happy to recommend some magical places to see and the shala hosts a day trips board with further suggestions.
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.
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.
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.
Kranti Yoga is located in the magical Patnem Beach, South Goa. Unlike other parts of Goa Patnem Beach has retained its peacefulness and natural charm despite growing numbers of tourists to the area. The closest airport is Dabolim (Goa) Airport and the journey to us is just over an hour. Patnem beach itself is lined with bars, restaurants and beach hut accommodations. The hospitality of the Patnem locals awaits you. Choose from the many dining options that offer international cuisine from all corners of the globe, as well as traditional Goan Curries, seafood specialties and the popular Vegan delights. It is ideal for those who enjoy harmony between beach life, yoga and relaxed dinners with friends. It is definitely a tradition to watch the phenomenal sunsets on the beach during your yoga teacher training, yogis regularly walk and run this beach and participate in lighthearted acro-yoga during the downing of the sun.
If you are looking for some evening entertainment, you are not far away from the tourist hub of Palolem. Here you will find more night-time activities, sometimes a welcome alternative to the quietness and early nights of Patnem. Palolem is only 5 minutes away from the shala and can be reached by rickshaw.
Alternatively, 5 minutes in the other direction you will find the fabulous local location of Chaudi. Here you will find a more traditional Indian experience with local fresh food and seafood markets, chai stands, supermarket, pharmacy.
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In the shala, you will be served all meals throughout the day (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner) 7 days a week. (Students often choose to eat out on Sunday as a treat for their day off). There are also snacks, fruits, fresh juices, coconuts, Ayurvedic teas, Herbal and Chai teas and purified water available. %All meals are served buffet-style in our outdoor dining hall giving you a range of options for you to choose from. Kranti Yoga promotes a healthy diet and the foods served are freshly prepared for you daily. We have a kitchen on site with wonderful cooks, who will delight you a large array of Traditional Indian specialties combined with a blend of western favourites. The kitchen is at your service and ready to accommodate all your dietary requirements, whatever they may be. The meals are strictly vegetarian and the kitchen is easily able to cater for vegan, lactose intolerant, gluten free and other diets. If there is something you need or crave, they will always try to help. If you miss a meal, the cooks will always rustle something up for you. There is never a need to be hungry. All food is sourced locally and the menu will consist of seasonal fruit and vegetables.The groceries are bought from nearby markets and stores in order to support the local community.
Outside of the Shala, you will find a range of restaurants and cafes serving a host of tasty and healthy choices. You can choose from traditional Indian dishes or pick from a rich international menu that is widely available in most restaurants. The food in Patnem and neighbouring Palolem is some of the finest cuisine on offer in Goa. Patnem is renowned for a high standard of hygiene.
There is an in-house Massage therapist. Massages and treatments can be arranged upon request.
Goa International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$39 per person
You will be flying into Goa International Airport (GOI), also known as Dabolim Airport. You can fly directly from Europe, UK and USA with Qatar Airways. The closest Airport to us is Dabolim (Goa) Airport. Taxis can be arranged from the Airport upon request. Experienced local drivers are used for all of our pickups, they are patient in case of delays and know exactly where to drop you off (particularly helpful for overnight arrivals!) Alternatively, there are set price taxis available at the counter on arrival in Goa Airport.
There are plenty of options for arrival by bus in case you want to save money or want to experience local Goan transport. You can catch a bus from KTC bus station in Margao directly to Patnem Beach. It is also possible to reach Goa by Volvo / deluxe / semi-deluxe buses from Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore.
If you would like to arrive by train you can reach Goa by train from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochin, Mysore and Pune. The closest stop is “Canacona” which is located in Chaudi
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