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.
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.
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.