Victor Varana is a multidisciplinary artist with an international platform.
His art consists in blending yoga & meditation with martial arts, music, visual arts and sound healing.
He is the founder of YogaMultimedia, an accredited yoga school, a yoga retreat collective and an art studio. He is also the ceator of Kalam Balam, a body and mind training method that combines yoga, pranayama, mudra, kriya, martial arts, functional movement, meditation, massage, sound healing and much more.
In over 23 years of professional career as photo and videographer, designer and musician, 14 years as a yoga teacher and master and 19 years of entrepreneurship, Victor has given birth to many important projects in the competitive and challenging fields of art, yoga and travel assuming positions in production, management and direction.
In the late 90s Victor started at the bottom of the hotel industry, saved money to invest and in 2000 he was running a web, photography & multimedia design agency that held a campaign for Corona beer and other important clients for many years. In 2002 he formed part of Alberca Artes collective where he also co-directed the 2005 Fotografest Festival which won a co-investment prize by FONCA, the national fund for arts and culture of Mexico, and in that same year, he started teaching yoga. In 2009 he moved to Tulum to teach yoga full time, where he earned an international reputation with his unique practice & teaching style and variety of skills, which opened the gates for him to lead, organize, design and produce several yoga retreats and trainings each year, in countries like Mexico, USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Italy, Kenya and Morocco. Since 2015, he has been a full time nomadic world traveler.
As a photographer, he studied at EAF, one of the most relevant schools of photography in Mexico. As a designer, he studied at Universidad la Salle de Mexico. As a yoga teacher, he is certified E-RYT500 .
As a yoga student, he has immersed into a variety of traditional and contemporary yoga methods (Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Yantra, Jivamukti, Power, Viniyoga and Thai Yoga) and studied with several of the greatest international masters like Pritam Pal Sing, SNR Guru Dev, Renee DeTar, Duncan Wong, David Williams, Dharmapriya and many more.
He also recognizes that the integration of the learned concepts and most of the knowledge that a person can own, comes from practice and experience. He also has studied and practiced since an early age, a variety of martial arts (Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, BJJ, Qi Gong & Tai Chi). He is a certified as a scuba and free diver as well.
As an artist, his pieces have been exhibited in relevant events in Mexico and US. As a musician he has played in different parts of Mexico and has been working on his first solo album which is soon to be released. He has experience as a cultural promotor and special events producer involving art and yoga. He is inspired by YOGA I NATURE I ART since 2005.
'Wherever you find balance, you'll find direction' . Victor Varana