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35-year-old Italian, “Kranti”, was always referred to by his mother as being very “active and dynamic”. From a very early age, Kranti became an avid soccer player much like the majority of Italian raised youngsters. He later went on to practicing Aikido. As his interest in martial arts grew he deepened his experience by immersing himself in Kung Fu and Savate.
At 14 years of age, Kranti read his first book on meditation by Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh), which profoundly opened new perceptions in his life.
Speaking no English what so ever, at the age of 21 he went to India for the first time sure that something transformative was waiting for him. He spent time in Goa, very much integrated into the world of psychedelic trance music, international travelers, and Indian Dharma. During that time he met many interesting people who further inspired and awakened his interest into self-inquiry.
When arriving back in Italy, he began studying yoga for the first time. Kranti’s interest in travel and introspective growth were so strong that after few years he returned to India again where he spent extended periods at the Osho Commune International in Pune, attending different self-transformation workshops and groups as well as bodywork training relating to Ayurveda, yoga, and psychotherapy.
Returning back to Europe in 1996, Kranti decided to go deeper into yoga practice and took his first intensive one-year teacher training in Milan with Carlo Patrian, one of the pioneers in introducing yoga to Italy.
Upon completing the training he went to work in Turkey as fitness trainer and yoga instructor. Later on upon living in Berlin for three years, he was introduced to ashtanga vinyasa yoga and he fell in love with the practice. From that moment, Ashtanga became his daily practice and passion. He also complimented his yoga experience with intensive Iyengar and free flow hatha vinyasa yoga study.
Kranti later spent 4 years in Copenhagen teaching ashtanga, and hatha vinyasa. He taught various yoga enthusiasts including dancers, actors and atheletes. One of his regular students included the Princess of Denmark, Mary Donaldson
In 2002 Kranti met Richard Freeman in France at a Paris workshop. Deeply inspired by Richard’s versatile open approach to yoga and yoga philosophy, Kranti went to Boulder, Colorado in 2003 to attend a one-month intensive teacher training with Richard. The experience took him deeper into understanding the Ashtanga vinyasa system, meditation and philosophy.
In 2004 Kranti went to California and completed a 2 month Teacher Training with Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford at Yogaworks in Los Angeles. During that same year Kranti completed a course in Yoga Therapy at the Yoga Biomedical Trust of London, England. During the course he worked with students who had heart disease and was moved by the powerful healing aspects of integrating yoga practice into daily life as complimentary alternative therapy. Kranti is also a deep tissue and ayurvedic massage practitioner.
Kranti has studied under the guidance Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy in Mysore India, as well as studying with teachers including Chuck Miller, Mark Darby, Louise Ellis, Rolf Naujokat, Lino Miele and Noah Williams.
Kranti has completed the advanced A (third series) of ashtanga vinyasa yoga which he is practicing daily. He also regularly practices advanced freestyle hatha vinyasa yoga sequencing.
His interest in the body-mind-spirit connection inspires him to continue on a path of daily exploration and self-inquiry. His classes are dynamic and challenging with focus of maintaining softness and ease through body-mind awareness, encouraging students to not forget to keep a smile on their face! He hopes in helping guide his students, to tap into their own true potential.