Avana means Joy!
At Avana Yoga we believe that we are all trying to attain a joyful, balanced and blissful life. At Avana Yoga we aim to give you the tools, via the best yoga teacher training in India to help you achieve a joyful state of existence, where your mind is in control, no matter what the external factors or influences in your life may be.
Yoga is primarily Samadhi which is a higher state of concentration, a mind that is perfect in stillness, concentration and focus. The practical purpose of classical yoga practices, such as asan (physical exercise), pranayam (breathing exercise) and meditation are to achieve physical, mental and emotional balance and perhaps aid the practitioner attain spiritual realisation.
In a modern day society where we wanted to become a yoga instructor. Where we all are working hard chasing our dreams and goals. Where we think these dreams and goals will make us happy. Where on achieving these dreams and goals we realise we are still not truly happy, that we must work towards the next goal and maybe that will give us the happiness we are looking for?
CLASSICAL YOGA WITH A MODERN APPROACH
Madhav and Katie first met at a yoga school in North India. Post-training course they stayed in contact and their friendship grew. A few months later Katie returned to India, where they began to teach together at a new Yoga School in South India. Ultimately there became a point where their vision and focus became clear and it was time to take the great leap of faith and start their own yoga school, fully embodying what it was that THEY believed in. Madhav and Katie are married and have a son.
From a traditional Indian family, learning Yoga from an early age. Yogi Madhav is a very experienced Yoga teacher. He completed his graduation in Philosophy, Sanskrit and Hindi & holds a Master Degree in Yoga & Meditation. He has also studied the Vedas, varying philosophies, Yoga Therapy, Naturopathy and Pranic Healing. Yogi Madhav has taught in yoga schools, yoga ashrams, colleges, universities, institutes and NGO‘s throughout India. Teaching 1000’s of international students 200 and 300 hour courses since 2012. Establishing a solid student community worldwide. Yogi Madhav travels and teaches yoga in different countries. He is the winner of Himalaya Yoga Olympiad in 2008. Madhav shares the practice of Yoga in a traditional, simple, calm manner, with precise and clear direction. Bringing depth and understanding of the true teachings of Yoga. Personal grace and honour to this sacred practice is always maintained to the highest level.
Katie has been a yoga practitioner since her mid 20’s, her journey of yoga started with an injury. After years of athletics, the injuries became too frequent and the body needed something to help rehabilitate, yet remain strong. Yoga was the perfect recipe for that, and so her practice began. Katie has taught Hatha and Yin in Yoga studios, gyms and High Schools in the UK and a Yoga Ashram in India. Her study of yoga started in India with a 200hr Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Training and later went on to do a further 300hrs in Traditional Hatha, as well as extensive Yin training with the leaders in the field, Katie is the lead trainer in the Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program. Katie shares the practice of yoga by way of an empathetic and understanding nature, with patient and thorough guidance, breaking down the fundamentals makings it easier to understand and more accessible to all.
Best teacher! Madhav is one of the best teachers i’ve ever seen. He is in the start very professional and giving you space to be yourself, and giving you the right corrections and motivation. Thats why being friendly and reserved is in the middle. He finally is very friendly, but @ first he is your teacher. If you know him a bit better you know that he is there to help you in almost any asana you want based on his observations about individual body and whats possible in the moment.
Madhav is a very thoughtful and knowledgable teacher and gentle human being. He has a wealth of experience practicing yoga in its classical form. He tends to teach from a traditional perspective but maintains an openness to modern yoga practices. It was a pleasure being his student.
Madhav is a really great teacher. He is able to guide students because he believes in them, he has time and patients for every one of his students. He is very wise and knowledgeable in the whole field of yoga. And he is also very caring, friendly and approachable as a person.
Best experience ever I was lucky enough to be a student of Madhav for 4 weeks. Never in my mind I thought I was capable of such beautiful and intense yoga experiences. In every way he guided me and my group trough the 4 week period of yoga training. Every class, whether it was meditation or asana, I felt the spiritual and professional capacity of Madhav. The best teachers are the ones that make you feel the love and passion for yoga….Madhav did!
Thank you for the lessons with you it was a pleasure! Yogi Madhav is livingYoga ! This is what you can feel during his very authentic way of how he is teaching. During all lessons he was very motivating to push you beyond your imagined limits. You are looking forward to the next classes because of his humble, calm and sweet way to teach by still being very professional. He is very knowledgeable, extremely patient, and a great motivator.