Namaste! My name is Krishna Nand. It had long been my dream to open a Yoga guesthouse on the banks of the Ganga river. I have a deep interest in Yoga and the spiritual and physical benefits it offers us. My interest in Yoga started around the age of 17 when I began practicing on my own. For a number of years after that, I participated in several short Yoga courses to improve my knowledge and practice.
In 2004, I had the opportunity to take the intensive yoga Teachers Training Course (Yoga Siromani) offered by the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Uttarkashi, Himalayas, and am now an accredited Yoga instructor. In 2015, I got the opportunity to complete my Advanced Teachers Training Course (Yoga Acharya) in Madurai Sivananda Menakshi Ashram in Tamil Nadu from the same organisation.
For several years I worked with the Krishnamurti Foundation where I was Hindi and music teacher, as well as the in-charge for the Krishnamurti Retreat. My work brought me in contact with many people, from all parts of India and the world, who would come to stay at the school and the retreat. There I met so many wonderful people. Since I like to meet people with whom I can learn and share thoughts, ideas and talents, I really felt that I would like to have a place where I can continue to meet others, to share and learn together.
My dream was fulfilled in the year of 2010 when I finally built my own Yoga guesthouse on the banks of holy Mother Ganga. The name of my guesthouse is Anand-Ganga; Anand meaning Joy. I work as a school teacher in the Uttarkhand Government school system, where I continue to pursue my interest in Yoga by teaching yoga to my young students and organizing workshops for school children and adults in the Uttarkashi area.
- I teach Yoga in Uttarkashi to individuals and groups from all over the world
- I organize Yoga workshops for children, adults, policemen and army in Uttarkashi
- My Yoga workshop has been shown on Discovery Channel all over India
- I give Yoga and music (chanting, bhajan, folk music) classes in various parts of Europe each summer (e.g. Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel)