Yoga Intensive with Vinay Kumar from Prana Vashya School in Mysore
April 1 -7th 2020
Take your Practice to the Next Level!
Vinay Kumar is a sought-after yoga master and champion based in Mysore, where he runs his own school – Prana Vashya Yoga. He is one of our favourite teachers we regularly go back to practice with. In his studio, he only accepts students who can commit to practising for at least one month (and his courses get booked up well ahead!), and we are bringing you a unique opportunity to experience his style, wisdom and expertise during a one-week course!
Vinay began practicing Hatha yoga at the age of seven and soon moved into Ashtanga practice. He has won top awards in numerous yoga competitions in Mysore, Karnataka state, as well as the All-India and Champion of Champions awards. He also holds a degree in psychology and has been teaching yoga since he was a teenager.
Over the years, he has developed his own yoga style, a dynamic flow of asanas which he called Prana Vashya Yoga. The Primary Series of Prana Vashya Yoga is a challenging and well-balanced, breath-focused sequence targeting all major areas of the body and types of asanas. The Prana Vashya system also includes pranayama and backbending/ overall strength and flexibility classes.
Vinay stands out as both practitioner and teacher. He is known for teaching in small groups and treating each student individually. His commitment to practice and spiritual development, combined with in-depth knowledge, patience and humility, allow him to create safe space to help you advance both your physical and spiritual practice.
To find out more about Vinay, visit his website www.pranavashya.com
What Students Say
“I am in my sixties and have practiced Ashtanga yoga since 1992 and I was very surprised at the challenge Prana Vashya Yoga gave me. There is more variation in this style, twisting, back bending, and balance and though it was demanding for me, I found this program to be much better for my back. I practiced with Vinay for four weeks and was very surprised and impressed with the progress I made during that time. (...)
Though he always had me practicing to my limit, I never felt that it was too much or that I would get injured. I have had many teachers over the years and I have to say that they don't come any better than Vinay. He is far more mature than his age would indicate and not only is he a superbly skilled and a knowledgeable teacher, but he is an exceptional human being who truly embodies what he teaches."
Kirsti Bergersen, Norway
“(…) I was protective of my knee injury and was a little reticent to do all that was asked of me. Vinay was both sensitive and understanding of this, yet led me to work through the poses more deeply and helped me open myself up to going to the next level while still working within my bodies needs. It was very inspiring! The sequence itself, along with the innovative sun salutations, works through body lines, strength and flexibility so thoroughly that it is apparent that Vinay is gifted not only in teaching but in understanding how sequencing affects the body. In his class I felt most connected to my breath and my capabilities, without rush or pressure.
Vinay has a profound knowledge of yoga and exhibits this by having a truly humble spirit and living what he teaches. He is gentle and open, constantly paying attention to the needs of students and adapting to each person's experience. I find this rare indeed; where he can stand strong on his own experience and knowledge yet teach without ego in order to help the student.”
Dorian Rose, USA
Intensive Yoga Course with Vinay Kumar
Morning sessions will include dynamic Prana Vashya Series and will be around 2 hours, followed by an hour of Pranayama. Prana Vashya series is a dynamic, breath-oriented sequence combining all types of asanas - standing poses, foot balances, twists, backbends, forward folds, hip openers, inversions and more. You will be challenged in safe and balanced way, in line with your abilities.
Afternoon sessions will be around 2 hours and will focus on backbending and general flexibility. This is a class led by Vinay, where you will be asked into basic postures first to facilitate better understanding of the dinamics of the poses. As the week progresses and he knows the group better, there will be more advanced asanas too, which will be modified to meet the needs of the individuals.
YOGA INTENSIVE WITH VINAY KUMAR
Non-Residential price: Rs 25 000
Includes Introduction to Prana Vashya Yoga on the first day (1st April) and
6 days of classes with Vinay from 2nd to 7th April:
2 hrs Prana Vasya Series morning practice, 1 hour Pranayama, 1.5-2 hrs of General flexibility and strength class in the afternoon.
If you require accommodation, we have clean, comfortable AC beach huts onsite - please inquire about rates and availability.
Airport transfers, excursions and activities can be arranged upon request.
Please note that the minimum number of participants is 12 and the maximum is 20. Book your spot as early as possible!
If you would like to prepare for Vinay's course or extend your stay with us, our Personalized Yoga Packages are available. Please get in touch to enquire about availability.
In case of question or query please send us an email.