Biography of yoga teacher – Ajay Kumar
There is a lot to feel from yoga and Asana is only the beginning feeling – Ajay
Ajay started practicing yoga at ten years old with BNS Iyengar at the Shri Pathanjala Yoga Shala at Parkala Mutt in Mysore; he soon discovered he had a passion for yoga. Practicing at the ParkalaMutt, Ajay developed a commitment and understanding for both the physical and spiritual dimensions of yoga, which have now become an integral part of his life.
Today Ajay maintains an individual practice, drawing from his personal experience in practicing asana he applies the lessons that he has leant to his teachings, offering a unique insight to Ashtanga. Alongside this Ajay is currently studying a Advaitha Vedanta in Sanskrit at the University of Mysore.
Ajay has been teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for the past Sixteen years. Under his supervision, students gain the strength, stamina and flexibility to move through the asanas. He has the ability to work with a wide range of individuals, from complete beginners to advanced practitioners. Ajay’s first priority is to guide the student through the physical aspects of yoga asana. From there the foundation is set for the other limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.
Ajay teaches his students with sensitivity to their body and his adjustments are gentle and precise. Ajay is particularly concerned with alignment and correct posture and guides his student to this end. His aim is that his students reach there full potential.
Ajay firmly believes that with a daily Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice both the physical and spiritual beliefs will be attained.
Through his style of teaching Ajay built up a regular number of international students who return to Mysore every year to study and deepen their practice under his guidance.
Biography of yoga teacher – Shiva Prakash
After Shiva Prakash finished the teacher training in 2011, he started teaching Ashtanga yoga to Indians as well as foreigners. Everyday he works with and meet many yogis. The first time he started to do yoga was when he was 25 years old, under the guidance of Guruji Ajay Kumar. With the blessings from his parents, he started his new yogic life. With regular practice, he was able to do his teacher training two years after starting yoga.
In his own practice, he has improved much since he first started. He enjoys sharing Ashtanga yoga with his students and is always giving them 101% of his attention and focus.
His philosophy is that one should concentrate properly on the breath during the class. By breathing correctly, you can connect your body to your mind. Don’t compare yourself with other people – only focus within yourself. Don’t think anything is impossible; everything is possible by GOD GRACE.