"It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence."
MBS IYENGAR YOGA MASTERCLASS with Stefano Bendandi, in People’s Yoga, Limassol
A 6-hour Masterclass with a focus on the Iyengar Yoga principles as taught by B.K.S. Iyengar.
09:30-12:30 & 14:30-17:30 with a two-hour break in between.
Iyengar yoga is a method of Hatha yoga formulated by yoga philosopher B.K.S. Iyengar in the mid-twentieth century. The teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar are characterized by a focus on proper alignment in a sequence of yoga postures that bring clarity of mind and healing to the body.
Iyengar Yoga differs from other styles of yoga in three ways: precision, sequence, and use of props, and is great for anyone of any age or skill level. Iyengar Yoga is also beneficial for anyone with injuries or chronic pain, thanks to its slow movements and attention to form and alignment.
Yoga is rational and leaves no room for illusions, it is aimed at all people who welcome a long journey without being deceived by magical thought.
Yoga means to bind or unite, and it consists of the practice of disciplining the mind and body.
“How?” How does yoga practice change the way you think?
The body and mind work attentively through the postures, helping us to cultivate the skill of one-pointedness (dhāranā) which paves the way for the kind of attentive awareness (dhyāna).
You must also work through challenging positions, positions that test patience and confidence, yoga teaches how to be present in the face of difficulties.
Being in the moment is being in the body, fully aware of it, aware of how interconnected the mind and body are, this comes close to the kind of integration we seek in samadhi.
Iyengar Yoga and therefore the seminar will consist of the physical practice of a spiritual discipline. This is the attitude we should take when we are on the mat.
𝑆𝑡𝑒𝑓𝑎𝑛𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑝𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐼𝑌𝐸𝑁𝐺𝐴𝑅 𝑌𝑂𝐺𝐴 𝑓𝑜𝑟 23 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠. 𝑂𝑟𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝐼𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑦, ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐼𝑦𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑎𝑟 𝑌𝑜𝑔𝑎 𝑆𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑙 𝑖𝑛 𝑅𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑎. 𝐻𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 2007, 𝑜𝑏𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐼𝑌𝐸𝑁𝐺𝐴𝑅 𝑌𝑜𝑔𝑎 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 2012. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 “ 𝐺𝑜𝑘𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑎 𝑌𝑜𝑔𝑎 𝑆𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑙 ” 𝑖𝑛 𝐺𝑜𝑘𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑎 (𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎). 𝑆𝑡𝑒𝑓𝑎𝑛𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑠𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑦 𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑅𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑖 𝐼𝑦𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑎𝑟 𝑀𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑌𝑜𝑔𝑎 𝐼𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑡𝑒 (𝑅𝐼𝑀𝑌𝐼) – 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑔𝑎 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑡𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎 𝑖𝑛 2017 – 𝑖𝑛 𝑃𝑢𝑛𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐼𝑌𝐸𝑁𝐺𝐴𝑅 𝑌𝑜𝑔𝑎 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑀𝑢𝑚𝑏𝑎𝑖 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑜𝑟 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑔𝑢𝑖𝑑𝑒. 𝑇𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑆𝑡𝑒𝑓𝑎𝑛𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑒𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤 𝑟𝑒𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑜𝑟 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠.
𝐻𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑠 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑑 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 70 𝑠𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝐸𝑢𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑢𝑡𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝐸𝑢𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑒.
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