Meet Pranvi Gupta, world’s youngest Yoga teacher — at just 7

Guinness World Records confirmed Praanvi Gupta (India) as the world's youngest certified yoga instructor (female) when she was just 7 years and 165 days old.

Updated Mar 10, 2023 | 01:05 PM IST

Praanvi Gupta earned the Guinness World Record for being the youngest Yoga instructor after receiving certification as a teacher at just 7 years old| Screenshot: GWR Kids

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  • Praanvi Gupta, 7, is the world's youngest certified Yoga teacher.
  • According to Guinness, she has completed a 200-hour training program to earn her credentials.
  • The wunderkind instructor is now training kids younger than herself through her Youtube channel.
She’s all of 7 years and 166 days old — and a certified Yoga teacher.
Guinness World Records announced in a release that Indian-born Praanvi Gupta has earned the title for the world's youngest yoga instructor (female).
Gupta, who took to practising Yoga alongside her mother at just 3 1/2 years old, joined classes as a student and was eventually certified as a teacher after completing a 200-hour training program by the Yoga Alliance Organization — where she cultivated her newfound passion for teaching.
“Praanvi has been a very enthusiastic student with a calm mind and willingness to learn,” her teacher and Ayurveda practitioner Dr Seema Kamath, told Guinness.
“[She] is a blessed child, and later she turned out to be one of the brightest students I have ever met at this age. She has been very attentive and dedicated in all the classes.”
Now, the world’s youngest teacher is training her own students via her Youtube channel, Learning with Praanvi.
Gupta has surpassed her male counterpart, Reyansh Surani (India) — who holds the Guinness World Record for being the youngest Yoga instructor in his category — by two years.
The high-achieving wunderkind, who juggled the Yoga Teacher Training Course and subsequently her own classes with regular schooling, said the journey was incredibly tough but support from her family saw her through.
Her advice for younger kids is: “Dream big and believe in yourself!”.
She believes Yoga can work wonders for well-being and improved focus among children as well as adults.
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