Online Iyengar Yoga Festival II
COME AND LET’S CELEBRATE TOGETHER GURUJI’S AND GEETAJI’S BIRTHDAY, AS THEY WERE BOTH BORN IN DECEMBER!
WE REMEMBER THEM, THROUGH CREATING THE SECOND ONLINE IYENGAR YOGA FESTIVAL FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IYENGAR YOGA COMMUNITY
We invited teachers of the Iyengar Yoga Institute, to bring you the genuine opportunity to explore Iyengar Yoga further.
As Christmas is approaching, gift a fellow practitioner or teacher the unique opportunity to deepen into the Iyengar yoga practice! Remember, the one you gift will also enjoy all the recording of the festival for an unlimited time.
There are 16 classes during the whole festival, which you can now purchase only for 99 euros. The recordings of the festival will also be available for you for an unlimited time. That means a class costs 6 euros, with which you also buy the recordings of the class for an unlimited time.
Without having to by a plane ticket you receive the experience of spending and learning a weekend at the Iyengar Yoga Institute
In the honour of BKS Iyengar Guruji and Geeta Iyengar Geetaji
THE CLASSES WILL HELP DEEPEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS OF IYENGAR YOGA WHICH REGULAR CLASSES USUALLY CANNOT COVER
Gulnaaz Dashti standing postures, Murtuza Dashti classes for children and teenagers, Kishor Vishnu Ambekar about immunity, Ali Dashti about how to teach Iyengar Yoga on different levels but through the same material, Rajlaxmi Nidmarti about twists and inversions, Tahera Dashti about Iyengar Yoga for women, Devki Desai about exploring asanas as the steady seat of consciousness, Navaz Kadmin about pranayamas.
PRACTITIONERS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD. ENJOY THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
The festival is for Iyengar Yoga teachers and practitioners who want to deepen their practice and widen their knowledge.
The Second Online Iyengar Yoga Festival offers an outstanding opportunity for everyone who got stuck in advancing in their practice due to the current lockdowns and is seeking inspiration to continue and progress.
IF YOU ARE A TEACHER,
you will be able to enhance your knowledge on specific subjects that can complete and give new qualities and ideas to your classes.
IF YOU ARE A PRACTITIONER,
you will have the chance to deepen your own on-going practice, to work on precision and get new perspectives about the benefits and areas of application of Iyengar Yoga from teachers who learned alongside Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar.
ALL THE 16 CLASSES, LIVE AND RECORDED WITHOUT A TIME LIMIT ARE YOURS FOR ONLY 99 EUROS!
For 99 euros you get the opportunity to learn from the leading, internationally acclaimed Iyengar Yoga teachers and enjoy the recordings too without a limit.
You can use it any time for the preparation for your classes, for refreshing your knowledge or simply to get inspired in your practice.
16 CLASSES IN ONE WEEKEND
IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE AND HELP TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES!
The First Online Iyengar Yoga Festival is organized in the honour of Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, Prashant S. Iyengar and Abhijata Iyengar.
For this reason, we found it important to offer the forty percent of the festival’s net income to the Bellur Krishnamachar Seshamma Smaraka Nidhi Trust.
The Trust was founded in 2003 by B.K.S. Iyengar with the goal improve the quality of life of the local villagers of Bellur.
The intent of this Trust is to bring about a silent revolution and to uplift to the entire local community by improving education, healthcare and basic infrastructure.
REGULAR PRACTICE OF ‘IYENGAR YOGA’ DEFINITELY INTEGRATES THE BODY AND MIND
Yoga is a method of silencing the vibrations of the chitta.
Chitta is the consciousness which includes the mind, the intellect and the ego.
Sage Patanjali defines yoga as chitta vritti nirodha. Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar
with his intellectual and spiritual practices has masterminded the techniques
which can be used by all practitioners of yoga.
“Research based experience”
and “experience based research” has helped him in evolving this technique,
which is now known as”Iyengar Yoga”.
Iyengar yoga is meant for all and is a way of life. The use of props, designed by Guruji , such as wooden gadgets, belts, ropes helps the practitioner to achieve perfection in any asana. Regular practice of ‘Iyengar Yoga’ definitely integrates the body and mind.
About B.K.S. Iyengar
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar (1918-2014) was born on December 14, 1918. Guruji was a victim of malaria, typhoid and tuberculosis in his childhood. At the age of 16, he was introduced to yoga by his Guru, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, and he began a dedicated practice journey his illnesses. In 1943, Guruji married Ramamani. She supported Guruji along with her family of five daughters, namely Geeta, Vinita, Suchita, Sunita and Savitha and one son, Prashant. Both Geetaji and Prashantji are supporting Guruji in teaching Iyengar Yoga even today. A fortuitous meeting with the violin maestro Yehudi Menuhin in 1952 was instrumental in introducing the Western World to Guruji. Menuhin was responsible for introducing several luminaries to BKS Iyengar, including the Queen Mother of Belgium.
On January 26th 1973, Guruji laid the foundation of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, named after his wife Smt. Ramamani Iyengar.
Guruji’s teachings were first published in 1966 as “Light on Yoga”, which has been translated into 18 languages. Today, he is the author of 14 books.
Guruji was a sincere and committed practitioner. Guruji was the first person to teach a large group of students. He laid great emphasis on precision and alignment, which is followed by his students. He gets students to perform and break barriers. He brings about an automatic transformation in the mind and habits of people. He is the only person to teach the highest aspects of yoga – Atma Darshan through asanas. He continued to practice right up until his death on August 20th 2014, at 95 years of age. While in practice, Guruji was an artist at work. He was always at ease in any posture he performed. Precision and beauty mark the asana, and the regular practice he advocated integrates the body, mind and emotions.
About Geeta Iyengar
Geeta Iyengar (1944-2018), eldest daughter of the founder of the worldwide Iyengar Yoga method, Yogacharya B.K.S Iyengar, was described as “the world’s leading female yoga teacher”(Los Angeles Times). Iyengar studied yoga with her father from an early age. After graduating high school in 1961, she began substituting for her father when he was away on international teaching tours. Since her father’s retirement in 1984, she was co-director of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) along with her brother, Prashant S. Iyengar, and was undertaking her own international teaching tours.
About Prashant S. Iyengar
Sri. Prashant S. Iyengar is the son of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar. He is presently the director of Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). His knowledge about the scriptures and the ancient texts makes his way of teaching unique. He is also known for his philosophical approach to Iyengar Yoga practice. He is an accomplished violinist too.
About Abhijata Iyengar
Abhijata Iyengar started seriously studying yoga from the young age of 16, under the direct guidance of her maternal grandfather, B.K.S. Iyengar, her aunt, Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar, and uncle, Sri Prashant Iyengar. She is a senior teacher at RIMYI.
The founder of the First Online Iyengar Yoga Festival
Hajnalka Sárig, the founder of the Online Iyengar Yoga Festivals, met Iyengar Yoga at the age of 25 and immediately felt that this was the path she wanted to dedicate herself to.
It was a huge dream of hers to meet Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar and the Iyengar
The summer of 2011 brought a defining moment in her life when she was able to spend a month in Pune. It gave her a huge immense inspiration to return to the Iyengar Yoga Institute over and over again. From that point on, she spent one or two months every year in Pune. In 2015 she received the “Intermediate Junior level II.” certificate.
The outbreak of the pandemic inspired her to convey B.K.S Iyengar’s and
Geetaji’s message online with as many Iyengar Yoga teachers as possible.
This is how the First Online Iyengar Yoga Festival was born, with the motto of conveying Guruji’s and Geetaji’s message to Iyengar Yoga teachers from all around the world, and giving them the chance to travel to Pune virtually and have the experience that we all miss so much. That is who invited the most experienced and acclaimed Iyengar Yoga teachers who she encountered with during the 16 years she has been practicing and teaching Iyengar Yoga.
LEARN FROM THE BEST TEACHERS
The Second Online Iyengar Yoga Festival offers the possibility for the international Iyengar Yoga community to learn from the best teachers, from whom many learnt and grew up next to Guruji, B.K.S Iyengar.
Saturday ,4th of December:
|7:00-8:00||Murtuza Dashti||Children’s class|
|8:00-9:30||Tahera Dashti||General class|
|10:00-11:30||Devki Desai||Explore asanas as the steady seat of conciousness|
|13:00-14:00||Gulnaaz Dashti||Standing postures|
|15:00-16:30||Navaz Kadmin||Pranayama beginner|
|16:30-18:00||Ali Dashti||How to practice Iyengar yoga for long years|
|18:30-20:00||Kishor Visnu Ambekar||Immunity|
Sunday ,5th of December:
|7:00-8:00||Murtuza Dashti||Teen’s yoga|
|8:00-9:30||Tahera Dashti||Women’s class|
|10:00-11:30||Devki Desai||Explore asanas as the steady seat if conciousness|
|13:00-14:00||Gulnaaz Dashti||Backwords extensions|
|15:00-16:30||Navaz Kadmin||Pranayama Advanced|
|16:30-18:00||Ali Dashti||How to teach Iyengar yoga on different levels but the same class|
|18:30-20:00||Kishor Visnu Ambekar||Immunity|
|7:00||AM 01:00||PM 10:00||AM 06:00||PM 07:00|
|8:00||AM 02:00||PM 11:00||AM 07:00||PM 08:00|
|10:00||AM 04:00||AM 01:00||AM 09:00||PM 10:00|
|11:30||AM 05:30||AM 02:30||AM 10:30||PM 11:30|
|13:00||AM 07:00||AM 04:00||AM 12:00||AM 01:00|
|14:00||AM 08:00||AM 05:00||PM 01:00||AM 02:00|
|15:00||AM 09:00||AM 06:00||PM 02:00||AM 03:00|
|16:30||AM 10:30||AM 07:30||PM 03:30||AM 04:30|
|18:30||PM 12:30||AM 09:30||PM 05:30||AM 06:30|
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