I invite people who speak neither Russian nor Ukrainian but speak English, those who are interested in deep understanding of their self and personal evolution, to come to my ‘Yoga in English’ classes. I teach yoga in the way that I‘ve been practicing for about 14 years.
Our yoga practice consists of:
- work with physical (Sthula Sharira) and vital (Prana Sharira) bodies. There are a number of instruments that we use for this work: asanas, kriyas, bandhas, sukshma vyayama and pranayamas, and their effect is much better when we understand the theory of their operation;
- study of cleansing method for taking care of health and finding one’s personal way of healthy nutrition;
- work with emotions (Linga Sharira) by studying body language, learning principles of energy interaction between people, understanding the methods of chakras developing and mediations.
The principles that I teach are aimed at working on oneself not only on the mat but also beyond it.
When: We start from November the 9th and shall be meeting every Monday from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. Please come 15 minutes before the class to have enough time to change clothes and get prepared for your practice. We work in the group once per week, and I recommend that you do hatha yoga yourself at least one time in between our classes.
Where: The classes are held in Podol, in just 5-minute walk from Kontraktova Ploshcha metro station, at 12, Kyrylivska (Frunze) str., 2nd floor, in "Yoga Zal". Please see the map to learn the route.
Right after entering the building please dial up "1" on the entry phone (wall-mounted on the left). Having heard the sound of door opening, please come inside, turn left and take the stairs up to the second floor. There you will see a lilac door. Please enter inside, turn right and then turn left to the next lilac door. There is a changing room there and our homelike gym where we shall have our classes.
Needful things: You need a yoga mat; if you don’t have one yet, please let me know so that I could provide you with a mat in the gym. Take comfortable clothes: a t-short and a sport jacket, leggings or yoga-trousers and socks. In addition, I recommend that you have a notebook and a pen for putting down new information.
The number of people in classes: Now we are going to start a group holding not more than six people; that is why registration for classes is required.
How much: the fee is 600 UAH per month; your trial class can be paid separately.
About the teacher, Marina Kuptsova: I have been practicing yoga since 2002. My teacher is an outstanding person, a philosopher and esoteric, Andrey Safronov (for learning more about him please read his blog YOGA SUTRAS: Commentary by a Modern Mystic http://yoga-sutra-comment-eng.blogspot.com/ and his book "Yoga: Physiology, Psychosomatics, Bioenergetics" https://zimmu-en.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/book/236/Yoga-safronof.pdf.)
I travelled around India many times, aimed at learning more about yoga tradition. I studied yoga with modern masters in Mysore Bharath Shetty and Sri Yogachari Chidananda. I took lessons of Sanskrit from Pandit Vagish Shastri. While traveling India I was getting a deeper understanding of Indian culture that gave birth to yoga I'm in love with.
I have two degrees in modern disciplines that are very close to yoga darshana: I studied Psychology and Physical Rehabilitation. Besides I am enriching my understanding of Yoga Therapy by learning from my colleagues, doctors and yoga-therapists Elena Akhramieieva and Nataliya Kravets. You can find their articles at http://yogatherapy.com.ua/?page_id=1260&lang=en. I’ve been also learning from my teammates, the instructors of Ukrainian Federation of Yoga http://www.yoga.net.ua/eng.html.
I’ve been teaching yoga since 2008. Currently I am teaching yoga in Russian-speaking classes for students of different levels and give yoga seminars for them. I proceed with personal education by studying new things about the World, by getting new skills and continuing my personal evolution.