#144 Kranti (Renato Libanati) - The Love of Ashtanga

Keen on Yoga Podcast

Sep 19 2023 • 58 mins

Kranti (Renato Libanati) - Love of Ashtanga (Krantivira.com |@kranti.yoga.movement)

Certified Ashtanga Teacher since 2012 | India 1991 – Osho | Meditation at age 14 | Finding Ashtanga | Mysore in 2005 | Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty | Changes in Mysore | Managing injuries | Keeping motivated | Guilt in practice | Teaching in Japan v Europe | The future | Teaching relationship (more info below)

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Kranti was born in Italy, under the sign of Cancer in 1970, in Chinese astrology’s Year of the Dog. Since childhood, he’s had an instinct for expansion and growth. His interest in the human mind and self-inquiry ignited at age 14, after reading his first book on meditation written by Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh).

Eventually, Kranti developed an interest in Yoga. In 1991, he travelled through India, and a few years later, he started a daily practice.

In Milan in 1996, he took a one-year teacher training with Carlo Patrian, one of the yoga pioneers in Italy. A few years later, while in Berlin, he was introduced to the Ashtanga method and fell in love with the practice. Since then, although Kranti’s yoga experience was complimented with the Iyangar method, Ashtanga became his daily practice and passion.

Kranti moved to Copenhagen a few years later, teaching Ashtanga and Hatha Vinyasa. He taught different yoga enthusiasts, dancers, actors, and athletes; one of his regular students was the Crown Princess of Denmark, Mary Donaldson.

In Paris in 2002, Kranti attended a workshop with Richard Freeman. He was deeply inspired by Richard’s versatile and open approach to yoga and yoga philosophy, and the following year he traveled to Boulder, Colorado, for Richard’s one-month intensive teacher training. This experience further deepened his understanding of the Ashtanga method, meditation, and philosophy.

In 2004, he attended a course in Yoga Therapy at the Yoga Biomedical Trust of London, England. He worked with students with heart disease and was moved by the powerful healing aspect of yoga as a complementary alternative therapy.

Since 2005, Kranti has routinely studied in Mysore, India, under the guidance of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois. He received Authorization Level 1 to teach Ashtanga Yoga from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2008, and on July 5th, 2010, Kranti received Level 2 Authorization.

In 2012, Kranti was Certified by the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Institute (KPJAYI) – the only official institute in the world able to certify students to teach the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method by the Jois family.

Kranti & Gabriele Severini, who teaches in Rome, are the only two certified teachers from Italy. As of 2012, only 38 certified teachers were recognised globally by KPJAYI.

Kranti is also a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance (RYT and E-RYT 500 hours), and he completed the Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Powers.

Through his teachings, Kranti will help you tap into your own true, unique potential.


“In addition to Yoga studies, Kranti has trained and self-studied ‘Life Coaching,’ NLP, Body Language and psychology, incorporating aspects of these fields in his daily teaching and private lessons.”

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