Riyas Babu

Founding director, India

Riyas is a yoga practitioner and the founder of Babu’s Yoga House, Norway. He has been teaching across the globe since 2009 and is a career journalist. He authored ‘In the Country of Longing’, a novel based on the genocide in Darfur. Riyas is the founding director of The Varkala Yoga Festival.



Anubhav Tanwar

Project Coordinator India

Anubhav first started practicing yoga in the foothills of the Himalayas in 2013. Since then he has been continuing his studies with yoga teacher training and regular Hatha and Ashtanga practice. Anubhav has been involved in the development of the festival since its inception.


Arun Sivaraj

Digital Marketing Head, India

Having worked as the Digital Marketing Head & Trainer for a private company in India, Arun has worked aside many brands to leverage their presence and for brand promotion. He has trained hundreds of students in the field of Digital Marketing and consults for various companies. He will be heading the digital marketing operations for the Indian market.