3rd Yoga-Rainbow in Goa, India 10-16 january 2012

Yoga Rainbow in India took place on January 10-16, 2012 in Vedic Valley yoga resort, located in hills between villages of Morjim and Ashwem in the North of Goa, just 10 minutes walk from the beach.

Gallery of Yoga-Rainbow in Goa on our picasa page

Vedic Valley on Google Maps

It was a unique opportunity to participate in various interesting master-classes with yoga teachers from India, Canada, USA, Russia and Ukraine,  as well as to enjoy the best coastline of India with its marvelous Goa beaches.

The Festival took place from 10 to 16 January 2012 inclusive, all will be held over 30 classes.

The classes took place on 3 sites (Vedic Valley and a neighboring resorts).

Yoga Rainbow teachers in Goa:

Mark and Joan Darby
(Montreal, Canada)
Madhavan Munusami
(Karur, India)
Rakesh Pandey (Varanasi, India)
Bal Mukund Singh (Dehli, India)
Anatoly Zenchenko (Kiev, Ukraine)
Vitaly Litvinov (Moscow, Russia)
Mikhail Baranov
(Moscow, Russia)
Ilya Zhuravlev
(Moscow, Russia)
Shakti Redding
Maria Vorobyeva (Moscow, Russia)
Anand Bihari (Badrinath, India)
Alexander Nikitin (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Swami Ashokananda Saraswati (USA)
Leila and Max (Moscow)
Kostya Amrit (Odessa, Ukraine)



The festival also hosted an exhibition by a remarkable artist Vrindavan Das, dedicated to the spiritual culture of India.

Shiva and Shakti (a picture by Vrindavan Das

Every evening we could enjoy bhajans sung by ANANDA, a kirtan-band from Saint-Petersburg, together with Canadian yogini & singer Jenni Suchitra Pritchard, while Anand Bihari, a hereditary Brahmin and astrologer was holding a vedic puja with Sanskrit mantras recitation.

Teachers and master-classes

Mark and Joanne Darby (Canada)


«Ashtanga vinyasa yoga in Shri K. Pattabhi Jois tradition».
3 master-classes with detailed work with asanas, bandhas, vinyasa, with attention to safe practice of asanas.

Mark and Joanne Darby have been practicing Ashtanga vinyasa yoga for over 25 years. They started their practic under guidence of K. Pattabhi Jois in 1978-79 and lived in Mysore for 4 years continiously studyng with their Guru. They are certified to teach all series of ashtanga personally by Pattabhi Jois.
Teachings of Mark Darby are dynamical and the same time very detailed, with accent on transmission of the essense and inner power of this yoga style. He pays much attention to ajustment in asanas , bandhas, breathing. His attentive and warm approach attracts many students from all over the World. Mark is interested in yoga philosophy, spiritual culture and heritage of India. He still visits this ancient land with his wife Joanne. Both of them are practicing kriya yoga in Lahiri Mahasai tradition. Joanne has long experience of intensive ashtanga practice (for example one-hour of shirshasana), she is a wise and open-hearted teacher. Her and Mark`s son Shankara, who was born in India, is also a yoga teacher.

«From Mysore 1978 with love…» Interview with Mark & Joanne for Wild Yogi magazine

Web: Sattva Yoga Shala (Montreal, Canada)

Mark Darby

Swami Ashokananda (USA)


1. The spiritual dimension of Hatha Yoga
In this workshop we will explore how the physical practices of Hatha Yoga can be directly linked to Yoga’s ultimate spiritual goal—discovering the radiance of our true Self. Through deepening our awareness of the energy that underlies and animates the body, we can use the physical body as a jumping point to discover more subtle dimensions of our being. By learning to work more consciously with Prana (Life-Energy), we will find it easier to:
-Find the right level of muscular effort in an asana
-Move into a witnessing attitude
-Find the alignment of an asana from the inside out

2. Diving Deeper into Meditation
If you tend to grit your teeth to try to get the mind to stop thinking or your meditations feel stagnant at a certain plateau, this workshop will bring new life, ease and enjoyment to your practice. We will learn how to best prepare for dharana (concentration), move more deeply into dhyana (meditation), and get a taste of going beyond the mind, without having to do battle with it. The program will offer a balance of theory and practice, and there will be time to address the individual questions, concerns and challenges you may be facing on the Path.


Swami Asokananda, a monk of Saraswati order since 1973, is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, having absorbed the wisdom of his Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, since the age of nineteen. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the yogic philosophy (especially the great Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of our primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the President of Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International and he is currently the President of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.

Web: www.iyiny.org

R.R. Shakti (USA)


1. Soul Rebel: This Dynamic Yoga Asana Practice is Sequenced for all Levels of Practitioners to deepen their experiential knowing as Yogins on the Path of Radical Authenticity and Soul Liberation. Come with an open heart, open mind and ready to rock! Begins with discussion. Bring a journal and writing tool.

2. The blissipline of Inner Power Yoga: I call what I teach “the blissipline” because, with consistent practice, it is an opportunity to step into the bliss of our Inner Power and Ultimate Freedom.
This Inner Power and Ultimate Freedom is found when we quiet the chatter of our minds and open our hearts to Infinite Potential.
Inner Power Yoga is a dynamic practice combining resources of ancient yoga philosophy and modern yoga theory. We pay special attention to the spanda, or the creative vibration of universal energy, as it manifests authentic movement in our bodies. This creative spark is stoked by the winds of our breath as it pulses from the Source of our Inner Power and illuminates our hearts.
When we listen to and move from the Source of our Inner Power, we remember our beautiful True Nature, the power of our choices and our interconnectedness to all things. “The blissipline” guides us back to the Source of our Inner Power.
A contemplative and dynamic asana practice designed for practitioners of all levels.

3. Spanda Vibes – Participate in the Universal Pulsation. Celebrate the bliss of your True Nature. You are a living vision of Divine Grace. In this workshop we will move, breathe and make some noise, all to the beat of One Love.


Yoga World Reach Director and Certified Yoga Therapist, Shakti (Rachel Redding) has been teaching “the blissipline” of Inner Power Yoga since 2000. She is a certified massage therapist and has studied holistic approaches to health and well being for over fifteen years. She has traveled extensively throughout the world gaining insight, experience, and inspiration; bringing yoga and hope to people from all walks of life. She combines ecological awareness, social service, and mind/body integration to offer a message of peace and personal empowerment.

Sharing her message with people who have disabilities, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, cancer patients, those struggling with substance abuse challenges, and friends with special needs; Shakti is a firm believer in the power of yoga to awaken the body’s own healing process by aligning with Grace and celebrating one’s unique expression of their True Nature.

She holds an A.A. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership from Colorado Mountain College, a B.A. in Traditional Eastern Arts from Naropa University and is currently pursuing a M.A./Ph.D. in Mythology and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

With gratitude and love, Shakti honors her Anusara Yoga™ teachers: John Friend, Jamie Allison, and Amy Ippoliti; and the great teachers who have inspired her life and teaching: Baba Muktananda, Sreedevi Bringi, Devika Ma, Anthony Bogart, Gary Kraftsow, Don Stapleton, Douglas Brooks and Tom and Deborah Redding.

“My mom was my first yoga teacher. I can remember joining her as a little girl on seventies shag carpeting for yoga “exercises” like camel, twists, and “butterfly” (Baddha Konasana). Both my parents were and are my greatest spiritual teachers. My mom’s questing into the Bible met my dad’s interest in Earth-based philosophies (we had a teepee and sweat lodge in the back yard!) Together, they inspired my own spiritual journey at a very early age. I began writing journals to God when I was eight years old. Since then, I have completed many yoga teacher’s training programs, receiving certification from the Shoshoni Yoga Ashram, Nosara Yoga Institute, and Ananda Seva Mission.

I am honored to share all that I continue to learn through our Yoga Seva School. This 200 hour Yoga teacher’s training will give you the tools to create a yoga practice that is thoughtful, dynamic, and also adapts to the individual. Hope to see you there!”

~ JOY OM, Shakti on Facebook

Web: www.rrshakti.co



Bal Mukund Singh (Delhi, India)


«Hatha yoga in Dhirendra Brahmachari tradition» Sukshma and Sthula Vyaamas, Asanas.
3 master-classes.

These classes are in English.

Bal Mukund Singh - disciple of Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari (studied with him since 1980). He is senior yoga teacher in National Yoga Institute in New Deli and trainer of national Indian yoga-sport team. B.M. Singh was a winner of many Indian and International yoga-asana championships. Yogacharya Singh teachs with powerful, very intensive approach, his method combines Sukshma Vyayamas (dynamical warm-up exersices, which are very important in D.Brahmachari school) and advanced asanas.

Interview with Bal Mukund Singh for mahadev108.com

Bal Mukund Singh in Argentina, 1997

Rakesh Pandey (Varanasi, India)


1. «Sukshma Vyayamas, Surya Namaskar, Asanas» Sukshma Vyayamas – traditional yogic dynamical exersices.

2. «Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha»

3. «Uddiyana Bandha, Nauli Kriya, Nauli Chalana»

These classes are in English.

Rakesh Pandey is yogateacher from Varanasi. He studied with Rajbali Mishra (hatha yoga and vyayamas, and vyayamas are different from Dhirendra Brahmachari school), with Swami Nityananda Giri (kriya yoga in Lahiri Mahasai tradition) and with few other respected masters. Yogacharya Rakesh teachs traditional hatha yoga and kriya yoga (but kriya yoga only individually for experienced students, according to tradition). He knows Yoga, Samkhya and Kashmir Shaivism philosophy. Many times Rakesh demonstrated yogic powers – like stopping his pulse, moving track etc. But at first yoga for him is method of Self-Realization.

Interview with Rakesh Pandey for Wild Yogi magazine

Workshop in Russia

Interview in Varanasi

Madhavan Munusamy (Karur, India)

Master classes:

Asanas, classical pranayamas and meditation in the Sivananda Yoga and Tamil siddhas traditions.
3 master-classes.

Dr. Madhavan Munusamy belongs to the South-Indian branch of Swami Sivananda tradition of yoga. Yogacharya Madavan is Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Venkatramana Ayurvedic Medical College (Chennai); he also received a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy from Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore and attended the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta ashram TTC and Advanced TTC courses. He was initiated by Swami Chidananda, a disciple of Swami Sivananda who currently runs Sivananda ashram in Rishikesh. While teaching, Dr. Madavan also follows Tirumandiram, the ancient sacred Tamil scripture. He was instructed in it by his father, who practises yoga and meditation throughout his life. Dr. Madavan’s Institute is registered by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Yogacharya Madhavan is an expert in pranayama and yoga therapy, and his yoga students are frequent champions of International Yoga Festival run by Swami Gitananda ashram, Puducherry (Pondicherry).

Website madhavan-yoga.blogspot.com

Interview with Dr.Madhavan for Wild Yogi magazine

Madhavan`s class outdoors. Part of documental movie about Yoga-Rainbow in Turkey.

Anand Bihari (Badrinath, India)

Puja (Hinduist worshipping ritual), Vedic mantras chanting and explanation – every evening near altar under banyan tree in Vedic Valley resort.

Individual Vedic astrology consultations in English available.

Acharya Anand Bihari (Semalty) was born into a Gaur Brahmin family of Bharadwaja Gotra from Badrinath in Himalaya, descents from the great sage Bharadwaja Maharishi of Vedic Period. Since childhood he has been studying the Vedas at the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in Varanasi and post graduated his mastery in Viakaran (Sanskrit Grammar) and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) with the honorific title Acharya (a scholar who practice what he teaches) in 1999. From his grandfather Sri Pandit Gyandev Semalty who self was the Adviser and Astrologer of the Maharaja of Tehri- Gahrwal, he received deeper knowledge about Astrology and Palmistry. And his Father Sri Pandit Purushottam Dutt Semalty introduced him into Vedic Rituals and Tantra. The traditional and intense practice and realization of Yoga, Mudra and Meditation he achieved from Yogis in the Himalayas. He speaks fluent in Sanskrit, Hindi, English and German languages. Anand gives astrology consultations, Mantra-yoga classes, conducts Vedic rituals in India and Austria. With his wife Akasha Semalty he is founder of Vedic Valley yoga resort in North Goa.

Website: vedicvalley.in

An Interview with Anand Bihari mahadev108.com/articles/jyotish.htm

Ananda duo (Saint Petersburg)

Every evening musicians of Ananda project will sing kirtan under banyan tree in Vedic Valley resort. Join and enjoy!

Andrey Bykov – vocal, guitar, drum. Nastya Saraswati – five-string violine, vocal, bansuri flute.

ANANDA (bliss and happiness in sanscrit) – in Indian philosophy means state of liberation and blissful freedom… this state which you could feel if you join our performance. We are singing classical Indian bhajans and kirtan (traditional songs about Indian Gods and Godesses) and also mantras with melodies of modern Western singers whom we like (Deva Premal, Satyaa and Pari etc.)


Ananda duo – Sita Ram in Kashmir (Shrinagar)

Mikhail Baranov (Moscow)


Presentation of Yoga108 system, based on methods of traditional yoga schools.

1. «Asana and Karana» Balanced asana sequence with asanas and karanas (dynamical exercices for muscules and joints, taken from traditional Indian dance and South Indian Kalary Payattu martial art)

2. «Preparation for Pranayama» according Yoga108 system. Powerful exercices to increase lungs capacity and asana sequence for hips opening to prepare for stable sitting posture («sthiram sukham asanam»).

These classes are in Russian.

Mikhail Baranov studied at Jazz College “Zamoskvorechye” (bass-guitar). Took interest in yoga in 1995 and attended yoga-seminars of Andrey Sidersky (Kiev), and training courses, seminars and regular classes of other teachers. Practiced at Moscow Ashtanga Yoga Center with Mikhail Konstantinov, Denis Zaenchkovsky and Olga Bulanova since 2000. Started teaching yoga in fitness-clubs. Has been teaching regularly in AYC since 2002. In 2004 accomplished a certification course of Andrey Lappa (teacher training, 1-2 grade). In 2002-07 practiced in India under the supervision of Bal Mukund Singha (Delhi), asana and sukshma-vyayama in the tradition of Drirendra Brahmachari and Doctor Madhavan (Tamil Nadu) – shatkarma, asanas and pranayama in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, as well as intensive training courses of Shandor Remete (Australia), held in Russia in 2004 and 2005. In 2008-2009 accomplished an extension course on the programme “Yoga and Ayurveda”.
Accomplished a course “Yoga and Ayurveda” by David Frowley (American Institute of Vedic Studies). In 2010 took a 40-hour course by David Svenson (certification course for Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teachers).

Has been holding seminars in Russia and abroad since 2003, and teaching on regular pranayama courses in Moscow and at Moscow AYC teacher-training course. Certificates: “Universal Yoga – first & second levels” (A. Lappa), «Vivekananda Institute of Yoga Therapy» (Dr. M. Madhavan), “Yogatherapy and Ayurveda” (traditional health improvement systems together with AYC and the Institute of Integrative Psychology of Professional Development). Authorship and development of methodical programmes of hatha yoga teaching (“Ashtanga Yoga Centre Introductory Course”) and pranayama (“Methods of Preparation to Pranayama”).
Authorship of numerous instructional video programmes on hatha yoga practice since 2004.

Has been practicing Buddhist meditation, vipassana since 2001 (since 2007 – in the tradition of Thai Forest Sangha). Has been practicing pranayama and meditation in the yoga tradition of Lahiri Mahasai lineage (Guruji Shri Shailendra Sharma, Govardhan) since 2006.

Co-editor and regular autor of internetional online WILD YOGI Magazine, co-founder of international Yoga-Rainbow Festival in Cirali, Turkey.

Web: mahaihos.blogspot.com

Mikhail on Facebook

«Gokarna-Namaskar» by M.Baranov

Ilya Zhuravlev (Moscow)


1. «Nada-pranayama (traditional pranayamas with producing sounds) and Cyclic Meditation». Few variations of Surya Namaskar, lection and practice of Cyclic Meditation (to find and deep relaxe hidden tensions in body and mind). Method tought by Vivekananda Yoga Kendra Institute, Bangalore. Sequence of traditional pranayamas with sounds (Bhramari, Brahma Mudra etc.) for calming down thoughts waves.

2. «Yoga-Nidra – flights in dream and reality» Lection and practice of Yoga Nidra in Swami Satyananda Saraswati tradition. Full sequence with sankalpa and visualizations.

These classes are in Russian.

Ilya Zhuravlev: «After I got a Master’s Degree in Philosophy at the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow), I started teaching yoga, visiting India and spending a lot of time there.

My first yoga-teacher was Jayakumar Swamishri from Mysore. He taught in the tradition of Swami Kuvalayananda and Bangalore Yoga Institute, giving classes at the Indian Embassy in Moscow for several years. I started my practice with him in 1995-96. At the end of the 90’s I also started practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga with Igor Mededev and the seminars of Andrey Sidersky and Andrey Lappa, yoga teachers from Ukraine. In 1999 was one of the founders of Moscow Ashtanga Yoga Center and became one of its leading teachers.

My first trip to India was in 2001. There I practiced in Morarji Desai National Yoga Institute in Delhi (Dhirendra Brahmachari’s school) under the personal supervision of Bal Mukund Singh. In the same year I continued the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in Mysore with B.N.S. Iyengar (Bramatantra Parakala Mutt). It was in this hall on the second floor of Hayagriva Temple where Shri T. Krishnamacharya (BNS Iyengar’s teacher) taught in the 30’s. I also practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa with V.Sheshadri (Mysore Mandala Yogashala). Since then I have been visiting India every year, spending several months there. In 2003 I started studying at Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute and my teachers were Shri K. Patabhi Jois and R.Sharath.

In addition to this, I attended the classes of Yogacharya Gopala Krishna in Bangalore, classes in ashrams of Rishikesh (Yoga Niketan Ashram, Yogashala of Swami Samarpananda Saraswati from Bihar school) and Pondicherry (Swami Gitananda Ashram). I studied shatkarmas, pranayamas and meditation in the tradition of Sivananda Yoga with Doctor Madhavan Munusamy (Vivekananda Yoga Therapy Institute, Tamil Nadu), who granted me a certificate in 2006. I accomplished a training course in Sivananda Yoga Ashram (2008, Neyar Dham, Kerala). I have participated in the intensive training courses by Shandor Remete (“Shadow Yoga”), Kali Ray (“Tri Yoga”), Gabriella Giubilaro (Iyengar Yoga), David Swenson (accomplished a certification course in 2010), Mark and Joanne Darby (Canada), Andrey Lappa (teacher training course in 2004, “Universal Yoga”, intermediate level).

I am familiar with Tibetan styles of asana practice (Yantra Yoga in the tradition of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, taught by Fabio Andrico; Trul Khor in the tradition of Yundrung Bon, taught by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche). I accomplished David Frowley’s course “Yoga and Ayurveda” (American Institute of Vedic Studies). I am practicing kriya yoga in the tradition of Lahiri Mahasai (taught by Shri Shailendra Sharma, Govardhan)»

Web: mahadev108.com

Interview with Ilya Zhuravlev for yasochka.name

Ilya on Facebook

Ilya`s class. Part of documental movie about Yoga-Rainbow in Turkey.

Vitaliy Litvinov (Moscow)


1. Safe practice of standing postures for people with lower back problems. (All levels)

2. Dynamical variations of asanas in Iyengar Yoga. (Intermediate and Advanced levels)

These classes are in Russian.

Vitaliy Litvinov teachs in BKS Iyengar`s yoga tradition. He holds certificates: Introductory 1 (2006), Introductory 2 (2008), Junior 1 (2010). Vitaliy started his yoga practice in 2002 at Moscow Iyengar Yoga center. He became teacher in this center in 2005. Visited workshops of senoir teachers of Iyengar yoga – Shri BKS Iyengar, Gabriella Jubilaro, Louis Stoinberg, Faek Beria etc. Studied at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Puna, India 2007-2011 with BKS Iyengar and his family. He also practice kriya yoga in Lahiri Mahasai tradition. Author of the book about Surya Namaskar. Organised yoga-tours in Tibet, around Kailas mountain. Experienced guide to Kailas.

Web: yoga.ru

Vitaliy on Facebook

Maria Vorobyeva (Moscow)

1. Bio-mechanics in Hatha Yoga. Lecture.

2. Asana sequence for hips opening. Practice.

Web: www.mv-yoga.com

Maria on Facebook

Anatoliy Zenchenko (Kyev, Ukraine)


1. Presentation of author`s Ishwara Yoga style for beginners

2. Keys an secrets of deep backbends, hand-balance asanas and work in padmasana.

3. Principles of inner work in asanas.

These classes are in Russian.

Anatoliy Zenchenko – the official representative of the International Yoga Federation «World Union of Yoga» in Ukraine. One of the most famous Yoga teachers in and outside the former USSR territory. The begetter of ISHVARA YOGA system.

Currently, Anatoliy teaches in Kiev, conducts seminars in Crimea, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Saratov and other cities of Ukraine, Russia and other countries, produces video films on Yoga. Articles about Anatoliy have been repeatedly published in various newspapers and magazines. Articles written by Anatoliy have been published in YOGA magazine, Kiev, as well as in Yoga magazine, Moscow.

«From the very childhood, I had a feeling that the world around us was extraordinary and amazing, it’s much more interesting and wider than the Soviet system was trying to din it into us. We were told: «A human being cannot fly», but I believed that a human body was able not only to fly, but to penetrate walls as well. I was lucky: there were people around me whose attitude to the world was very similar to mine. They became an example for me. I wanted to be like them, so at the age of 10 I found myself in martial arts studio, and 4 years later passed on to practicing Yoga. At that time, there were no specialized schools where one could study all these practices. In the USSR, karate, Yoga and bridge were prohibited (it’s impossible to understand what these things had in common, nevertheless such activities were regarded as criminal). Therefore, my Yoga practice was mostly self-dependent, supplemented with instructions of those who studied Yoga in 1960s, and who could tell and prompt at least something. Yoga became an integral part of me. I practiced 4 hours daily without rest days. And in 1996 I already had enough attainments to start teaching.

In the country where nobody cared for people’s health and for Yoga practice all the more, I had to collect knowledge by crumbs. When I found out that there were global Yoga championships organized annually, I simply took all the accumulated money and set for Argentina. It was risky to come to a world championship with only a desire to participate, but even a desire can at times work miracles!

The 2001 World Championship in Argentina was the first opportunity to watch the other people who taught Yoga in the West and in India, and to compare ourselves with them. I should state that over 5 years of participation in Yoga conferences and competitions, the Ukrainian team always won the top places. Only Indians could successfully compete with our guys, so yogis’ standard in the former Soviet Union was really not that bad! Despite all bans, those who learned Yoga in the USSR could preserve and hand on high-grade knowledge and skills.

Another difference between us and western practitioners was that they had more information and clearly understood why they practiced Yoga: for health improvement or, for example, for body shaping. As for us, we had limited knowledge of what could be achieved through Yoga, and so we set our minds on the highest aim – we headed for enlightenment. Die or do what has the meaning for you. That is precisely why we had the best results in all championships. Furthermore, traveling to championships was a chance to see the world and to practice Yoga in various countries: Italy, Brazil, Spain, England – which was invaluable experience gained from different schools and teachers. Besides participating in championships, during 2000-2002 I conducted a series of seminars in England and Ireland where I already taught the others what I had learnt myself.

I first visited the homeland of Yoga – India – in 2005. Traveling around the country, I endeavored to sense it, to get imbued with the culture, ways of life, smells and tastes of this ancient land. I was unpleasantly surprised that Yoga taught in India, especially for tourists, was of very low standard, while I was looking for some new knowledge. An occasion helped me to find what I wanted. I was lucky to find myself at Kumbha Mela (the “jug festival” or “water-pot fair”). Every year, this event assembles several tens of millions of people – Yoga practitioners of all schools working in India – in one place. And when I continued my journey around the country afterwards, I already had a list of addresses and names of people from whom I could learn something, although it was already the Yoga for which no tuition payment’s charged.

Up to the present, Yoga is my favorite occupation and my job simultaneously. So, I’m lucky: I can combine pleasantness and goodness, working, practicing and travelling at the same time!»

4th place in Artistic Yoga World Championship (2001)
2nd place in Artistic Yoga European Championship (2001)
3rd place in Olympic Yoga Intercontinental Championship (2001)
World champion in Artistic Yoga (2002)
Bronze winner in Olympic Yoga World Cup (2002)
World champion in Artistic Yoga (2003)

Ishwara Yoga Center (Kyev, Ukraine)

Leila Gadjinskaya and Max Kornilov (Moscow)

1 & 2 Thai Massage for yogis. These classes are in Russian.

Leila and Maxim are certified teachers of Thai Massage, studied in Chiang May (Thailand) with Mama Nit, Pichest Boontumme and other famous teachers. They teach Thai massage classes and TTC cources in Moscow yoga community and all over Russia.

Alexander Nikitin (Saint Petersburg)


«Ajustment Partner Yoga» Yoga practice with partner work, both partners ajust each other. Beginners and Intermediate students will receive correction and soft stretching in different poses (standing, forwardbends, backbends, hips opening). This is funny, useful and pleasant class. Better to have your own yoga belt (like for Iyengar yoga).

This class in Russian.

Alexander Nikitin – certified teacher of International Yoga Federation. Founder and senior teacher of Saint Petercburg Ashtanga Yoga Center (founded in 2000). Studied in India since 2003 with Bal Mukund Singh, V.Sheshadri, K.Pattabhi Jois, Dr. Madhavan. Participated in workshops of Faek Beria, Kali Ray, John Scott, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Dominic Corigliano, Andrey Lappa, Andrey Sidersky and others.

Web: yoga108.ru

Alexander on Facebook

Kostya Osadchiy (Amrit)

1. Andrey Lappa`s «Dance of Shiva» practice. This class in Russian.

The Dance of Shiva – is dynamical sequence of movements, developed by famous Ukrainian yoga teacher Andrey Lappa. Dance of Shiva uses sixteen principally different basic movements and sixteen positions for two arms. And this number may be neither larger nor smaller. The helix always has a central axis around which the rotation is effected. When rotating a cup, its upper surface and the palm should always be in the horizontal position, whereas the spiral movements should be around the vertical axis. In this event, the rotation of the cups is done simultaneously, as if in two parallel horizontal planes, and are connected by diagonal fragments of the transition movements from one such plane to another. Therefore, such spiral movements are called «horizontal».

At the same time, such horizontal rotation of the cups consists of two continuous radial movements along spiral trajectories: ascending and descending. Performing such exercises results in the integration of the upper and lower horizontal subspaces.

There are several levels for the practical learning of these movements. But, at the very beginning, it should be noted that the difference between these levels is not in physical complexity. It is in the level of control and coordination, as well as in the ability to follow a preset program for a long period of time, without being distracted. Then, faultlessly changing from one movement to another, performing them with technical perfection. But on the physical level, the complexity of these movements has little difference.

Kostya Amrit studied yoga and meditation with Swami Anandadevanand Saraswati in Rishikesh, traditional pranayama with Dr. Madhavan Munusamy, completed Universal Yoga Teachers Training Cource with Andrey Lappa in 2009 and certified to teach Universal Yoga and Dance of Shiva. He is teaching yoga in his hometown Odessa (Ukraine), on the Black sea coast. Kostya is experienced member of Yoga-Rainbow Festival team and very positive person.

Andrey Lappa demonstrates his Dance of Shiva system in Nepal


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