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Upaya Yoga Teacher Training

Upaya Yoga Teacher Training is a traditional center that aims to deliver a deep yoga and meditation approach and a strong practice through all their courses and yoga retreats.

Instructors 6

Krishna Krishnaji

Upaya Yoga was founded by Krishna, who has a vast experience in imparting lessons in yoga under its different forms and styles. He is a certified yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International India. His yogic art forms come out as a combination of Ashtanga, Shivananda, and Hatha yoga. Krishna's attraction towards the traditional meditation became strong when he started to attend the Osho international meditation resort in Pune.

Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)

Dr. Rao

As a perennial knowledge seeker, Dr. Rao holds a masters in commerce with advance accounting and costing, diploma in management studies, masters in Arts, Ph.D. in Philosophy, diploma in naturopathy, diploma in yoga education, specialist instructor in first aid, and home nursing. His expertise and endeavors are geared towards enabling the adherent to transcend the physical, mental, psychological, and intellectual aspects while aiming for the ultimate purpose for which yoga authentically stands.

Aradhana Yogini

Aradhana has studied yoga at the Sivananda yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Neyyar Dam, completing a yoga Siromani. She went on to complete a master of yoga at the same institute in Madurai. She is an advanced practitioner of Hatha yoga and she has been teaching asana, meditation, and pranayama for the last five years. She also has experience teaching Yin yoga and Power yoga. She is a proficient speaker of Japanese, Hindi, Gujarati, and English.


Praba was born into a family of yogis who practice in the Ashtanga style that characterizes the south Indian yoga tradition. He is a talented teacher and teacher trainer and has been teaching for over six years. Through expert adjustments and a deep understanding of asana, his students’ abilities, and injuries, he is able to push his trainees to the next level in their personal practice as well as their own teaching.

Rohil Jethmalani

Rohil began his journey into yoga by encountering meditation six years ago. In a quest to find his true self, he visited many masters and guides from different parts of the country. Soon, the realization dawned that the real Guru is within and other masters are simply mirrors. He began to complement his meditation practice with Ashtanga-Vinyasa. He has spent long periods of time over the past few years with his teacher, Ajay Kumar learning Ashtanga in the traditional Mysore-style. Soon afterwards, he began to teach, feeling the need to share the sacred practices.

Anil Kumar Sharma

Anil Kumar Sharma was born in Kangra Himachal Pradesh. Anil started to learn yoga to overcome his health problems but now yoga has become his lifestyle and passion. For the last few years, he started to share his knowledge and experience to other people by explaining them how yoga can benefit them. He completed his master degree in physical education from Mumbai University. He is mainly specialist in Iyengar yoga and he also teaches Hatha yoga.

Reviews 12

Diana Widmark

from Sweden, April 2017

"A transformationjourney"

I liked the environment with the ocean and the surroundings of beutiful nature. I liked the food and I like the mental climate at the school.

Raphaella Eastman

from United States, February 2018

I liked the location, the food, the staff

Samuel Martin

from Australia, February 2018

"Upaya's Mountain Paradise"

The location, staff, student to teacher ratio, level of service provided and intangibles were absolutely amazing

Alexis Harman

from United States, December 2017

"Absolutely Amazing Experience"

The location and environment were great. Secluded, within nature. This is the place to go if you want to deeper your practice and go within.

The food was always amazing and the accommodation was great. Anything you need is taken care of!

The staff were great and really made me feel like family when I was staying there.

The teachers were extremely knowledgeable and the schedule allowed for a lot of material to be covered. They are very genuine and really want you to learn as much as possible and understand the material.

Sita Bhuller

from United States, June 2017

"peaceful yoga training "

the location was perfect. away from the noise and chaos of town. able to focus all your energy to the yoga course. the course content was good. a lot of focus on alignment and classical style

Maaike Groeneveld

from India, May 2017

"Fantastic yoga teacher training"

The location is beautiful, in the middle of nature, very calm. I liked my private hut with little terrace. The teachers were friendly, knowledgeable, patient and very inspiring. I enjoyed the pranayama and asana classes very much. It was great that we got a lot of teaching practice. The food was healthy and tasty.

Testimonials 5

Petra Sweden

Upaya Yoga website

I had few classes with the amazing yoga teacher Krishna during my stay in Arambol beach in Goa. These few classes were unforgettable and Krishnas presence and teachings skills are the best. Krishna is very precise and he is not farad to tell you when you are doing something wrong, and thereafter help you to do it right. He is a pusher and will push you to do more that you believed you can which was an amazing feeling. I was so happy with Krishnas classes and I would recommend everyone to do yoga with him. He really is the best teacher I have had and I feel blessed having had the chance to learn from him.

Christine Holtan Norway

Upaya Yoga website

It did not matter that I was in bad shape and had some pain when I started. Krishna is good to incorporate and adapt so that it is possible to take it at your own pace. He put much emphasis on preventing injury and overloading, especially in the beginning, and now the body is virtually painless! . There was great energy in the studio and in class, and I felt welcome right away. We learn a lot while were at it, and there are still lots of laughter and good mood, while we push ourselves as far as we are getting into. Every time I stuff something new and get some more, and it is inspiring to see that the other master more and more. Soon I stand on your head Thank you for challenging, great hours and good teaching, Krishna!

Saskia Heringa Tnne Norway

Upaya Yoga website

This TTC gave me a good basic to start my work as a yoga teacher. It showed the many different sides of yoga. The diversity of yoga teachers was good, and there was a lot of knowledge to absorb. The body felt great after doing so much yoga in one month. It is nice that this TTC is for everybody, and everybody will get benefits of it, no matter if you are a starter or advanced. It was good to have this TTC as a basic, and be able to build further from her.

Hui Hui Yung China

Upaya Yoga website

I decided to join the one month yoga teacher training course not only for the certificate, but more importantly I wanted to find out my real feelings about yoga. The whole month, we did a lot of practice every day. It was tough and sometimes I was really exhausted but I was very happy. I have to say it cannot be a more right decision to go there. I have made new friends and learned a lot, not only yoga asanas but also new attitudes towards life. It seems that yoga opens a new window in front of me. I love yoga and I would like to share it with everyone.

Kalle Eilertsen Norway

Upaya Yoga website

I have had yoga classes with Krishna. Softens a rigid body. Top strength and balance well. Recommended :)

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