OUR TEAM

Suzanna at Aranya Yoga Ashram in India

suzanna

Suzanna was born in Monte Carlo, Monaco and raised in Germany. Her destiny brought her to India at a young age.
Here she fell in love with the spiritual sciences of Yoga, Tantra, Mantra and sustainable Healing Practices. She is a Bhakti and Hatha yoga Yogini, Reiki Master, Sound Healer, Chromo Therapist and holistic counselor.
Born under the mayan sign of the blue hand (the healer) on a galactic activation portal day she has access to a deep insight into the human psychology and behavior.
She teaches parts of the YTTC programs offered at Aranya Yoga.
She is a registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500 ryt level.
She speaks English, German, Italian and Hindi.
She loves to give information about the locations and will be available for Q&A of the students.

KRISHNA DAS BABA

Aranya Yoga was founded by Krishna Das Baba. Aranya Yoga is a certified yoga school, registered with Yoga Alliance for 200-hour, 300-hour and 500-hour Teacher Training Programmes.

Krishna was born and raised in a peaceful mountainous setting in the Western Himalayas of North India, where he was introduced to yoga at an early age. He started his practice at age 15, under the guidance of his Guru Ji Sri Sitaram Das Baba Ji from the lineage of the Ramananda Sampradaya, a Hindu Spiritual Order of Vaishnavites. Upon initiation into the monastic order he started teaching in different ashrams and yoga schools around India until founding Aranya Yoga.

For the last 10 years, Krisha Das Baba has been directing yoga classes, the 200 hour teacher training course, and various workshops on meditation, healing and ayurvedic cooking in Gokarna, Palolem and Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.

His practice has helped transform the lives of many students throughout his 30 years of teaching, deepening and strengthening their practice through his dedicated and individualized training.

He has practiced yoga for the past four decades and embeds the principals of the practice within his daily life. When asked about his yogic philosophy, he says he will not try to define it because it has already been defined enough throughout history. Krishna’s love for yoga is simple and rests within the tranquil, cleansing nature of the practice. He says that it is possible to achieve a longer life along with a sense of community and enchantment through the practice of yoga. Krishna’s hope is to convey this aspect of the practice to his students. He says yoga provides peace of mind, good health and compassion through sharing and friendship with others.

Krishna also enjoys spending his time conversing with visitors about his early life spent living in an ashram and his vast knowledge of Indian culture and history. After spending twenty years literally walking throughout the country gathering knowledge, making friends and spreading peace, Krishna’s compelling and enthusiastic storytelling alone makes Aranya Yoga an absolute gem. 

ELEANOR

Eleanor is originally from the United Kingdom where she attended Nottingham University studying History and later completing her law degree at BPP University in London. Originally embarking on a career in the legal sector, Eleanor quickly became disillusioned by the law and the lifestyle it encompassed. Practising Yoga began for her as a means of escaping her fast-paced London life. Soon realising yoga to be her true calling Eleanor left London moving to India to undertake a yoga teacher training at the Aranya yoga school with Krishna Das Baba. The training had a deep impact on Eleanor, expanding her knowledge of yoga and broadening her horizons, so much so that she decided to stay on and assist him with his classes whilst continuing to learn. Using her formal hatha and ashtanga training Eleanor has since used these as a foundation to explore different areas of yoga, adapting her practises to incorporate vinyasa flow sequences for a more fast paced practise and yin yoga as a means to manifest a more meditative state within the practitioner. Eleanor now teaches vinyasa flow, yin, traditional Hatha and pranayama at the Aranya yoga Shala in Gokarna and assists with the teacher training groups in their Daramshala, Goa and Gokarna centers.

AMIT

Amit Kumar is from the Indian state of Haryana. He graduated from the renowned SVYASA University in Bangalore as a Master in Yoga Therapy (Msc) and completed his Yoga Instructor Course with highest accreditation. He specialized in Power yoga, Yoga therapy, Meditation, Bandhas and Pranayamas during his training. Yoga is his life’s calling. During his high school time he discovered, that yoga would be more than just a hobby when participating in summer yoga camps and soon after completing his studies he dedicated himself to the intense training at the yoga university.

He is deeply influenced by the present day Yoga Masters Baba Ramdev and Punja Swami of Rishikesh with which he was fortunate to meet on the yearly Yoga symposiums in India.

 His outstandingly kind and helpful character is a boon for anyone coming in contact with Amit. His other passions are spiritually related subjects, life’s philosophies, dancing and vegetarianism. He is an active defender of animal rights and a lover of all things good and helpful for the betterment of humankind and this world we live in.

His goal is to educate as many people as possible about the incredible health and mental/emotional benefits of practicing yoga. He joined the Aranya Yoga Team to facilitate his teaching on an international level.

Ruby

Ruby is from Melbourne, Australia. Ruby’s sunshiny character makes a great pleasure to interact with her.
After graduating from college, she started travelling extensively in Asia. After coming to India, she fell in love with Yoga and trained to become a fully fledged Yoga Teacher and completed her YTTC 200 hrs training.
She teaches in Goa and in Dharamshala to students from all over the world.
Since the beginning of 2018 she is part of the Aranya Yoga Team.
She is also a Reiki practitioner, Massage Therapist and a plant based Chef.
 
 
 

Varun

From a young age Varun has been into physical fitness. He first came to yoga for the benefits of fitness and flexibility. As his practice became stronger he got healthier and soon discovered that his yoga mat was the place to find a sense of contentment, self awareness and a body and mind connection. He deeply fell in love with yoga and trained as a yoga teacher.
Varun’s aim is to help people globally to achieve their own healing physically, mentally and emotionally by teaching them the Art of Yoga.
He graduated M.A. in yoga from the Jain Vishwa Bharti Institute, Rajasthan.
He is a certified from the Bharti Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi.
He has completed his training as international yoga teacher from Sri Sri school of yoga, Bangalore.
He conducted 5 day yoga retreat camps at the temple of knowledge, Noida.

RAJA

Raja from Madurai in Tamil Nadu is a Yoga instructor and acupuncture therapist. He graduated from Shivananda Yoga Vedanta Meenakshi Ashram in 2015. He teaches Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, anatomy and physiology, meditation and asana alignments. He was teaching Yoga and Yoga theory to corporate groups and individuals in Bangalore, he taught YTTC in Pondicherry, Auroville until 2018. He completed his studies in acupuncture with distinction in theory and practice. Raja has a very friendly, cheerful personality and he is a very well dedicated professional. 

Gladys

VOLUNTEER

Gladys was born in the Dominican Republic. After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Architecture, she started travelling around the world. While travelling she acquired several skills such as speaking german,french and english. She assisted several hostels and cafes as a volunteer and event managing assistant. She completed her yoga teacher training yttc 200hrs in Mandrem,Goa recently and decided to be a volunteer for aranya yoga school to deepen her understanding and practice. She has a very sweet and charming personality.