Our Teachers

In our heart-centered team we cultivate a genuine family connection, and we can’t wait to share our love for Yoga & Life with you. We personally guide you through authentic & eye-opening programs, and we are here to support you on all levels.

All our teachers are Yoga Alliance registered.

Julia Gavin Yoga Teacher Trainer in Goa

Julia Gavin

Julia has been teaching yoga in Goa since 2013. She is a dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga and a self-confessed anatomy geek. She is a dedicated Rocket and Vinyasa Flow practitioner and hosts trainings to share practice, holding space for practitioners and yoga teachers to develop as yoga teachers.

Julia has led hundreds of students through their yoga teacher training journey. Leading Intermediate and Advanced Yoga trainings for many years at Kranti Yoga, Patnem. Julia teaches in a fun and progressive environment, bringing together traditional yoga, functional movement with a contemporary angle.

Julia’s Yoga Teachers

A true student of yoga Julia is always expanding her knowledge and practice, and this is reflected in her teacher trainings. She completed numerous certifications in Rocket Vinyasa with David Kyle AKA Baba Rocket, with Marcus Veda & Hannah Whittingham and Carson Clay Coulhan. Moreover, she has also trained with Patrick Beach and is an avid follower of his Vinyasa Flow practice. She has completed several online anatomy trainings with Celest Pereira and revels in her anatomical wizardry.

Her journey began in January 2013 with a 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga at Kranti Yoga Goa. Falling in love with the practice, she chose to stay in India under the tutelage of Kranti himself at Kranti Yoga in Goa to learn yoga in the traditional way and to lead trainings for yogis from far and wide.

An International Yoga Teacher

There is no teacher more capable than Julia, with almost 10 years teaching experience, rest assured you are in good hands! She has led teacher trainings all around the world: from the beaches of Goa at Kranti Yoga, to the coast of Nicaragua at Los Clavos Surf Camp, the mountains of the French Alps, the coast of Norther Spain and her hometown of Liverpool at Yogacita. She now spends half the year teaching the 200 hr & 300 hr Yoga Teacher Training in Liverpool and 6 months at her second home: Palm Trees Yoga Resort.

In March 2022, Julia brought 300hrs in Yoga Anatomy, Yoga Adjustments and Advanced Sequencing to Patnem. Sharing an updated curriculum, new modules, and a new venue with excited yogis from all around the world.

Samriddhi Malhotra

Samriddhi leads the yoga philosophy and pranayama + meditation at our teacher trainings in Goa. She has been teaching teacher trainings since 2019. Her yoga practice is a blend of styles like Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and Iyengar. She completed her 500 hour teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa from Kranti Yoga. Since then, Samriddhi has studied asana, philosophy and meditation with some of the best teachers across India. She has trained under Acharya Ajay Sharma for Ayurveda, Veda and Chakra Philosophy. She has also trained in Iyengar under Sharath Joshi. She is an advanced meditator with training in Vipassana (Theravada) under Goenkaji as well as in the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. Her teaching style integrates ancient Indian practices and philosophies in a way thats relevant to a contemporary yoga practice.

Although Samriddhi has been practising Yoga since the age of 10, it became her life philosophy and practice when she moved to Goa 5 years ago. In a previous life, Samriddhi was a startup founder based in Delhi. When the hectic pace of life caused a burnout, Samriddhi moved to Goa to find a more balanced and wholesome way of living. Since then she has devoted most of her time to training and exploring different techniques of asana and meditation. And guiding people through their Yoga journeys.

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