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Meet Us

  • Our team is unique blend of Indian and International experienced and certified teachers & therapists for a holistic support for your stay with us.

  •  All our teachers have solid traditional knowledge with modern understanding and approach 

  • All our teachers are on the path of self development & growth towards cultivating joyful living 

  • We only teach what we ourself follow,learnt & experienced on the path of self inquiry & healing 

Please have a read below for an introduction to the people of the Earth Yoga Village. We are looking forward to meeting you in person!

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Anand Garg

Founder & Program Director  E-RYT 500 & YACEP (Yoga Alliance certified teacher)


Anand is an Ex-BFSI who said goodbye to corporate world in jan 2012 after having worked in the financial industry for 11 years and started his journey back to his inner self through yoga, meditation and other spiritual practices.he had enlightening moment where he realized that.life is lot more to be than just barely  somehow managing our existence in regards with our day to day functions in relation to Physical/Mental/Emotional/Social/Financial/Professional health & in the quest of that in 2012 he simply set himself on that path.where he starts to understand that life is not about managing things but life is all about living it abundantly & joyfully.As the time passes & his wisdom grows.he describes his life to be meaningful, joyful & wholesome.he is very grateful to universe for such a rich, privileged & empowered life where he has been given a limitless possibilities & opportunities with all the tools & resources to be able to design,create & architect joyful living.

Since 2012 with change in course of life.his inner world is continuously evolving.Over the period many professional & personal events have led him to be reborn wiser & kinder,In sink with creation & law of nature.he is a big believer of balanced life between inner & outer world.Investing a balanced time & energy on both in order to have a harmonious existence.he truly propagates & practices that.He still feels that journey is continued as we all have our own unique operative systems.which needs to be Acknowledged/Accepted/ Observed /Understood & Healed in its own time depending on the complexities of it.it does not matter how long it takes.What matters the most is that life will never be same from thereon.It ll keep on rising to higher scales of joy & peace every passing day.

 

He travelled  all across India & Asian Countries for almost 3 years of from Jan 2012 to Dec 2014 in understanding the very nature of life & its existence by spending lot of his time in ASHRAMS,MONASTERIES,ECO VILLAGES & COMMUNITIES,VIPASANNA and SILENT MEDITATION CENTRES,SPIRITUALS FESTIVALS.serving,practicing & attending many courses & trainings.which inspired and led him to start a holistic community of EARTH YOGA VILLAGE  On 5th jan 2015.Apart from his corporate degrees.he is trained & graduated as Shiromani of Yoga (Yoga Teacher) April 2012 & with Master of Yoga( acharya of yoga ) in March 2016  both from Sivananda Ashram in Kerala India.he is deeply  involved in learning and understanding the Yogic & Buddhist  philosophies & psychology,Modern psychology,Nature of our existence & relation with creation,Mind body soul connection.he has a more than 10000 hours of collective teaching/learning/practicing experience in above subjects.

He is an ardent follower of a fundamental religion of life called “The Law of Nature“. This concept looks at basic understanding of life  as " what you give is what you receive "which advocates compassion & oneness.

 

Anand lives by the motto 'Love the Life you Live & Live the Life you Love.'

Teaching - Yogic Psychology, Yogic philosophy,Mindfulness, Hatha, Pranayama & Meditation,Art of teaching

Yoga Teacher(Yoga Alliance certified teacher), Nidra Teacher, Kinesiologist, Ayurvedic Therapist,

Kathrin grew up in the beautiful Austrian countryside, which laid the foundation for Kathrin’s strong connection to mother nature. To live in harmony with nature and to do as little harm as possible has always been a major priority for her. That led her to stop eating meat at age 14 and later on in her life turn to veganism. Along with that she developed the interest to understand where our food comes from, how it is produced and what our body really needs.


Having experimented with different nutritional systems for more than 10 years, she came in touch with Ayurveda during her first trip to India in 2007. The core principle of Ayurveda is to understand your own nature and to live in harmony with it. This very individualized approach of Ayurveda deeply resonated with Kathrin and she decided to return to India to study the art of Ayurveda right where it’s coming from. She completed her studies in 2012 with Asho Shivani Panchakarma Center in Dharamsala, North India and has been working as an Ayurvedic Therapist ever since.After that she did her Yoga teacher training and various other trainings to continue to enhance her knowledge and wisdom. she has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and teaching 8 years 

 

She has sat several silent meditation retreats both in the Mahayana and Theravada tradition. She is trained as a Pranic Healer and Reiki Practitioner and has spent many months on organic and permaculture farms all over the world.Kathrin is thrilled and excited to support your journey to health, wellbeing and to your true self here in our magical earth yoga village.

Her mottos: make food your medicine / nature is my religion / the body is my temple.

Teaching -  Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin ,Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda,Art of teaching

M.A & PHD  Yoga Philosophy  Gold Medalist Patanjali Yoga Sutras 

 

Dr. Praveena Shetty is from India. She has been known for her Multiple Masters /diplomas and a doctorate in Yogasutras & other Indian philosophies. She had been a professor for long duration with K. J. Somaiya Sanskriti Peetham & K. J. Somaiya Buddhism center Mumbai  for & has been teaching yogic philosophies for a decade now.her teaching style is simple & practical 

 

While she was working as professor at a senior college teaching Human resource and development, life changed for her. She had bouts of  Migraine and so she sought the help of Yoga therapy for physical respite. Little did she know that this was going to be a life changer for her. She is on a nomadic journey for the past one year following the inspiration of Abhyaas and Vairagya.now she is here with us Spreading her Wisdom & Compassion to make this world better place thru  practical application of  Yoga sutras holistically in day to day life. 

 

Teaching - Yoga Philosophy,Nidra - Yoga Patanjali Sutras 

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Astrid van Zon

Yoga Teacher  E-RYT 500 ( Yoga Alliance certified teacher) | YACEP | c-IAYT (Certified Yoga Therapist)

Astrid embarked on a self-healing journey when she first encountered yoga to address a chronic illness and unhealthy lifestyle. Since then, yoga has become her primary tool for maintaining health, compassion, and presence.Having travelled through spiritual communities in Asia since 2007, each encounter has taught her something meaningful, and her dedicated yoga practice has improved her health. After completing her first TTC in an Indian Ashram, Astrid began teaching and developed a keen interest in holistic medicine and psycho-somatic work.

Her discovery of Yin Yoga 10 years ago provided the inspiration and drive to dedicate all her time to sharing yogic wisdom with others, especially those seeking their own life path through yoga practice. As a certified Yoga Therapist since 2018, Astrid focuses on the mental/emotional aspect of well-being, in addition to physical health.She has been co-teaching and leading Teacher Training since 2016, and has slowly integrated a more mentoring role alongside teaching, delving deeper into Chinese Medicine, Qigong, Acupuncture, and Trauma-Informed Yoga and practices. In her opinion, mindfulness, understanding one's own uniqueness, and the regulation of the nervous system are key to a healthy practice, all of which are woven into Asana, Meditation, and Pranayama practice, bringing the healing aspects of yoga.

Astrid's 200/300 YTTC students describe her as a relatable senior teacher with a personalized approach, bringing years of life experience to her teachings. She is praised for her ability to help students embody the practice and teachings with ease.Astrid is also known for her caring and supportive heart, always eager to find opportunities to learn, heal, and evolve together. She is forever grateful for all the teachers behind the teacher, whether they are strangers, students, friends, or masters. "Yoga is an amazing tool that enables us to walk our path with grace, heal the past, embrace the present, and face the future with confidence." May we all find inspiration and guidance within ourselves and each other!


Teaching -  Yogic Anatomy,Teaching Methodology, Teaching Techniques, Vinyasa,Hatha & Yin
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Prianca Shharma

Yoga Teacher - Cranial Sacral Therapist & Space Holde

I am a Mother & teacher of yoga, meditation and other forms of healing to people from all around this beautiful world. But I wasn't always this way.I came to yoga with scepticism in my mind and pain in my heart. I was part of an industry which focused so much on what was on the outside, that somewhere I forgot how to connect to who I was inside. Yoga was the spark that gave me back everything that I had lost, the stability, the connection and eventually, the seed of happiness which had been uprooted through those years of neglect.  

 

It's been eleven years now since I started walking this path of healing. The more I learnt about and integrated these beautiful practices into my daily life, the clearer it was to me that I had found my purpose. to share my experience and knowledge with all those who seek it.Love is by its very nature, honest. It's the mirror that reflects our own image back at us as we truly are and is the process that allows us to work on ourselves in the most healthy, nurturing way. All too often it is covered with the dust of conditioning, of emotion, and without a tool to help us in polishing it we can keep searching for ourselves, never really finding healing - I believe yoga and meditation is that tool.


Have been guiding and training people to become yoga teachers for nearly a decade.My love language on the mat are Ashtanga,Vinyasa,Hatha and Yin yoga.

 

My style of teaching can be described as dynamic, fluid and creative. The way I teach is functional, strength building, with the integration of targeted mobility and flexibility work. I'm always trying to make this journey as much  healing & fun as possible and love to link different movements very creatively and connect the inner journey with the outer expression of the body. Students can find their edge through my with right individual balance.

Teaching -Pre & Post Natal, Yoga therapy, Anatomy, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Nidra, Pranayama & Meditation

Yoga Teacher & Naturopathy Certified Therapist 

Ms Durgesh is practicing  Yoga  for more then 15 years, her teachings are rooted in traditional Yogic science and Philosophy with modern prospective.she has been teaching all forms of yoga for more than 9 years.Her deep understanding of human body & mind enables her to teach yoga holistically.Her education is in mainly in literature and yoga science. With various different certificates and diplomas.she has a deep understanding of Asana, Anatomy, Therapy,Kriya,Philosophy & Ayurveda

 

Earlier in life,She was Assistant professor of Literature in Jamia Hamdard University in Delhi, She was poet, freelance writer and dedicated pursuer of her career in education.Her life completely changed after she came in contact with vipassana practice. After year regular Vipassana practice.she found a new of meaning to life. Quitting her pervious job surrounding completely to the path of yoga

Teaching - Yoga therapy, Philosophy, Anantomy,Kriyas,Nidra, Hatha, Yin, Pranayama, Meditation

Volunteer

Get Involved 

 

Earth Yoga Village is a community of like-minded people who live by the motto 'Live the Life you Love & Love the Life you Live'. We hope to inspire many other beautiful souls on this planet and to offer you the chance to come and experience, we offer different programs for people traveling on a budget. For people wanting to explore the world, India or community living and share their skills and wisdom with us. Together we grow. Every helping hand is welcome as long as you can commit to be involved fully and passionately.

We live a conscious life that includes compassion towards other beings and ourselves. We create harmony in our surroundings and aspire to live a fulfilling happy life that inspires everyone we touch. If you think you can help us spread the love and inspire others, please apply below. We can't wait to meet you.

 

Earth Yoga Village Community work exchange  Program

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Requirements 

 High degree of self-discipline

Compassionate behaviour

Age - 26 to 40

200 HRS Teacher Training

 

 Duration & Dates

     01-Nov-2024  to  31-March-2025

01-Nov-2024   to  31-jan-2025

     01-Jan-2025   to  31-March-2025

Area of work 

Admin & Organisation

Social media /Videography/Photography

There may be possibilities of teaching based on need, requirement and readiness. Be aware that its not part of work exchange program & A Paid work.

What we offer in return

- Love, smiles, faith and immense gratitude

-  will be rewarded with everyday sunshine and the gentle breeze of the Arabian Sea

 

Resident 

5 hours a days Sunday to Friday in a week  in return of Basic yogi accommodation in dorm, All meals & 2 classes a day  as per schedule & village program. 

Please keep in mind that this is a self-development work exchange program for everyone wanting to progress on their spiritual path. On top of helping in a village & developing your teaching skills, you are expected to attend at least two classes every day to support your spiritual growth towards living the life you love and loving the life you live.

You shall adhere to all rules and regulations at Earth Yoga Village and failure to do so will result in dismissal and we will ask you to leave.

By submitting the below application form, you agree with all terms and conditions applicable for work exchange .

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