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Iyengar Yoga with Kevin Gardiner (Budapest)


 Reflection of light 

"Whenever Asana is done mechanically from the front brain, the action is felt only on the Peripheral body and there is no inner sensation. There is no Luminous Inner Light. If the Asana is done with Reflection, the continual reference of the back of the brain, there is a reaction to each action and there is alert sensitivity..." Light on Life

As one comes to this state of Reflection one becomes quiet, absorbed, and intellectually alert.  The Asana thus reflected, from the back of the brain, is "seen" with the back body itself, it is readjusted and realigned with such purity of Intellect, with such refined alertness of the senses of perception to space, that there is an unhindered awareness of the Actual, the Present, clearly distinct from the remembered or imagined. There is this inner sensation. This  Luminous Inner Light.

"To See with the Back Body is to see with the Self"  BKS Iyengar

PROGRAM & SCHEDULE

Friday 18:00-20:00 The state of reflection...  Restorative and Pranayama

Saturday  10:00-13:00        Standing in the Back...  Standing Poses and inversions from points unseen

Saturday   15:00-17:00       From the front of the back...  Forward extensions. Hips and Arm Balances

Sunday  9:00-12:00           Seen with the Back....  Inversions and Backbends...

Location : Centre Iyengar Yoga

Rue Vandenbranden 7 - 1000 Bruxelles

Price :

Friday & Sat pm = 45 euros / session

Sat & Sunday am = 50 euros / session

Full weekend = 160 euros early bird before 15 April - After that date 170 e)

Biography

Kevin Gardiner, a native New Yorker, began studying Yoga in 1970 and has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1982. He has had the great good fortune to have studied on numerous occasions in India with the Iyengar Family. He is indebted and eternally grateful for the genius and compassion of BKS Iyengar, his daughter Geeta and son Prashant whose tireless dedication to the subject is the heart of inspiration. He was a co-founder of the Iyengar Institute of Greater New York serving on it’s Executive Committee and in various leadership roles continuously since it’s inception. In the States Mary Dunn has been a guiding light and his primary teacher since the early 80’s and he has been inspired by the teachings of Manouso Manos, Ramanand Patel, John Schumacher, Faeq Biria, Jawahar Bangera, Dean Learner, to name a few. In 2009, Kevin was honored to receive his intermediate Senior 1 Teacher’s Certificate from Guruji himself.

Until December 2006 Kevin also has his own Yoga Studio in Manhattan. He then married Erika also a certified Iyengar Teacher, and relocated to Erika’s home town of Budapest where they have set up a new home and are now teaching at their own studio, the Amrita Yoga Center - http://amritajoga.hu/

Over the years he has travelled extensively, teaching in North and South America, as well as many years and countless workshops in his ancestrial home of Ireland.

A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kevin was a professional actor, director and teacher for 15 years, including seven years of touring Shakespearean productions in traditional repertory style. Along the way he also sustained a ten year practice of Tai Chi and Shaolin Kung Fu.

His teaching is highly detailed and textured, seamlessly incorporating many components of yoga philosophy and the sutras, while continuously challenging students to gain greater sensitivity and awareness in each asana. He has a tremendous practical understanding of the living anatomy of the human body, and a lighthearted and off-beat sense of humor.