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Ankan Kumar

Ankan Kumar is een Yoga Master uit Kolkata, India. Hij is gediplomeerd aan het beroemde Yoga instituut van de Kaivalyadhama University in Poona, India. Master Ankan heeft uitgebreide Yogaonderwijs-ervaring in India, Singapore en Nederland opgedaan. Hij doceert het traditionele Indiase Yoga systeem waarbij hij de focus legt op zowel lichamelijke als geestelijke zeggenschap over jezelf.

Master Ankan vertelt over het vervolg op zijn eigen Yogatocht die begon in zijn jeugd: “Als kind had ik veel gezondheidsproblemen en nadat ik op 17-jarige leeftijd met Yoga was begonnen verdwenen ze allemaal. Hierdoor raakte ik erg gefascineerd door Yoga. Ik kreeg de kans om gedurende mijn universiteitsperiode een workshop aan het Yoga institute SVYASA (Swami Vivekanananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana) in Bangalore te verzorgen. Daar leerde ik dat Yoga niet alleen oefening is maar ook een levenswijze. Nadat ik mijn Universitaire opleiding had afgerond ging ik naar de Kaivalyadhama Yoga Universiteit om mijn begrip van het totale Yoga systeem te vergroten. Vanaf dat moment besloot ik om het Yogaonderwijs en de voordelen daarvan te verspreiden onder Yogabeoefenaars.


“Ik vind dit het meest geslaagd als een deelnemer herstelt van een blessure of nieuwe kracht en begrip van zichzelf vindt.”


 

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Ingrid de Graaff

Ingrid de Graaff beoefent yoga sinds 2009. Haar eerste yogaliefde was hatha yoga. Ze deed dit jarenlang met heel veel plezier en passie. Vanaf het begin merkte ze dat yoga haar veel bracht. Haar rugpijn verdween, en ze werd sterker en flexibeler, zowel lichamelijk als geestelijk. Op de achtergrond speelde al lang het verlangen om ooit zelf yogales te geven, maar pas na haar kennismaking met Ankan Kumar en de traditioneel Indiase Yoga kreeg dit verlangen vorm. In 2017 volgde Ingrid de Certificate Course in Yoga, aan de beroemde Kaivalyadhama Yoga Universiteit in Poona, India. Later in datzelfde jaar vulde ze haar kennis en ervaring aan met een Advanced Teacher Training in yoga, bij Arhanta Yoga in India. Samen met Ingrid’s 8 jaar yoga-ervaring legden deze opleidingen de basis voor haar yogalessen.

Ingrid vertelt: “In mijn leven heb ik mezelf op allerlei manieren ont-wikkeld. In India heb ik ervaren hoe het beoefenen van Yoga je heel erg kan helpen bij het hervinden van de verbinding met je ware Zelf. Ik wil deze ervaring graag met anderen delen.”

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Tim Walraven

Tim is een yoga-sadhaka op reis en is onderweg om geïnspireerd te worden en anderen te inspireren. In het verleden studeerde hij lichamelijke opvoeding en beoefende veel verschillende sporten zoals judo, voetbal en snowboarden. De laatste jaren geeft hij yoga aan kinderen. Hij is ook vader en echtgenoot en als familie vertrokken ze in 2017 om een jaar te leven in het land van Yoga: India. Dit is een levensveranderende ervaring geweest.

Hier heeft Tim intensief gestudeerd en zijn Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Education behaald aan de beroemde Kaivalyadham Yoga Universiteit met zeer ervaren leraren in een inspirerende ashram ‘waar yoga traditie en wetenschap elkaar ontmoeten’.

In zijn jongere jaren leefde hij een wild leven, terwijl hij zichzelf isoleerde en lege verlangens najaagde. Hij ontdekte hoe licht te schijnen op schaduwkanten van het bestaan, hoe hij zijn lichaam en geest kon beheersen en de kracht van (universele) liefde. Deze persoonlijke weg, samen met zijn professionele studies en ervaringen, was een grondige voorbereiding om nu anderen te leren over de holistische manier van leven met yoga.

Tim: “Het is mijn passie om les te geven, te delen met anderen en te luisteren. Het is tijd om anderen te helpen en te begeleiden op hun pad van zelfrealisatie, niet zweverig maar ‘down to earth’. Kijk wie je bent, wat je kan worden en daar voorbij. Door te oefenen, te ontspannen en je lichaam, geest en ziel te ervaren. Je natuurlijke manier van bewegen en balanceren te ontdekken. We zijn hier om onze potentie ten volle te leven. Ik daag mezelf elke dag uit om dit te leven. Ik daag jou uit om hetzelfde te doen. Geniet van het leven!”

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Gabrielius Bublaitis

Gabrelius came to the Netherlands in 2016 and started to work as an Architect in Eindhoven. Why architect should start a career in such a different field like yoga? From an early childhood he had an inclination towards art. He started to go to an art school when he was six. He was always a calm and quiet person. Good art, architecture, music has something deeper than he can find on a surface. It has some philosophy behind. The same he sees in Yoga.

Sometimes it may seem that Yoga (especially all the asanas) is very physical but yoga is spiritual in nature. The depth of your practice comes through experiencing, feeling, paying attention to yourself and everything that surrounds you. Not only on the mat, but all the time. Ability to stay in present moment connected to yourself, your body and mind, and everything that surrounds you is a real spirituality for me.

Perhaps it is natural that having this mindset he found a natural attraction towards ancient Indian culture. When he discovered yoga he felt as if he found the second half of himself. He realized how much yoga can offer to a western man. So he decided to travel to India to study this ancient science of Yoga. He lived in a yoga ashram for one year trying to grasp all this wisdom that is written in ancient texts and given by words from guru to his disciples.

Gabrelius: “Teaching yoga is something that gives me joy. I was very lucky that I had this opportunity to stay in Kaivalyadhama Yoga College and discovered all other sacred yoga places in India like the river of Ganges or Isha yoga center. I am happy if I can share my knowledge with people. And even more happy if I can help someone to come towards your true inner self.”

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Experience Yoga with the Indian Yoga master Ankan Kumar

Ankan Kumar is a Yoga Master from Kolkata, India. He is a much sought after Yoga master in India, Singapore and the Netherlands. He teaches the traditional Indian Yoga system where he focuses on both physical as well as mental mastery over oneself for each of his students. There is abundant attention on each of the students. The effects on students are both remarkable and positive!

Master Ankan has an extensive education in Yoga in India at Yoga Universities of Kaivalyadhama in Lonavala, Pune & SVYASA in Bangalore where he studied extensively the theory as well as practice of Yoga. This is addition to extensive teaching experience gave him a deep wealth of knowledge in yoga that is difficult to find outside India.

Master Ankan is very happy to be at Yoga Kumar Eindhoven to propagate the ancient wisdom of Yoga, the best way of living.


“I find it most rewarding when a student recovers from an injury or gains new levels of strength and understanding of themselves”.


 

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 Ingrid de Graaff

Ingrid de Graaff practices yoga since 2009. Her first yoga-love was hatha yoga. For years she practiced this with a lot of enthousiasm and passion. From the beginning she experienced many benefits from practicing yoga. The pain in her back disappeared and she became stronger and more flexible, both fysically and mentally. In the back of her mind for years there was a desire to some day teach yoga herself. This desire became concrete when she met Ankan Kumar and through him traditional Indian Yoga. In 2017 Ingrid did the Certificate Course in Yoga, at the famous Kaivalyadhama Yoga University in Poona, India. Later that same year she took the Advanced Teacher Training in yoga at Arhanta Yoga, India, to expand her skills and knowledge. Together with Ingrid’s 8 years of yoga experience these trainings form the foundation of her yogaclasses.

Ingrid’s words: “In my life I worked on my personal development through all kinds of methods. In India I experienced how practicing Yoga can be a great help for you to reconnect to your true Self. I like to share this experience to other people.”

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Tim Walraven

Tim is a yoga sadhaka on a journey and on his way he likes to be be inspired and inspire others. In the past he studied physical education and practiced many different sports like judo, soccer and snowboarding. The last years he is teaching yoga to children. He is also a father and husband and as a family they left in 2017 to live for a year in the land of Yoga: India. This has been a lifechanging experience.

Here Tim studied the intensive Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Education at the famous Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute, with most experienced teachers in an inspiring ashram ‘where yoga tradition and science meet’.

In his younger years he lived a wild life, while isolating himself and chasing empty desires. He discovered how to shine light on shadow parts, how to control his body & mind and the power of (universal) love. This personal road, together with his professional studies and experiences, were a profound preparation to teach the yogic holistic way of life.

Tim: “It is my passion to teach, to share with others and listen. It is time to help and guide others on their path of self realisation, while keeping it real and down to earth. See who you are and what to become. By practice, relaxation and experiencing your body, mind & soul. Discovering your natural way of moving and balancing. We are alive to live our full potential. I challenge myself every day to live this. I challenge you to do the same. Enjoy life!”

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Gabrielius Bublaitis

Gabrelius came to the Netherlands in 2016 and started to work as an Architect in Eindhoven. Why architect should start a career in such a different field like yoga?

From an early childhood he had an inclination towards art. He started to go to an art school when he was six. He always was a calm and quiet person. Good art, architecture, music has something deeper than you can find on a surface. It has some philosophy behind. The same he sees in Yoga.

Sometimes it may seem that Yoga (especially all the asanas) is very physical but yoga is spiritual in nature. The depth of your practice comes through experiencing, feeling, paying attention to yourself and everything that surrounds you. Not only on the mat, but all the time. Ability to stay in present moment connected to yourself, your body and mind, and everything that surrounds you is a real spirituality for me.

Perhaps it is natural that having this mindset he found a natural attraction towards ancient Indian culture. When he discovered yoga he felt as if he found the second half of himself. He realized how much yoga can offer to a western man. So he decided to travel to India to study this ancient science of Yoga. He lived in a yoga ashram for one year trying to grasp all this wisdom that is written in ancient texts and given by words from guru to his disciples.

Gabriel:”Teaching yoga is something that gives me joy. I was very lucky that I had this opportunity to stay in Kaivalyadhama Yoga College and discovered all other sacred yoga places in India like the river of Ganges or Isha yoga center. I am happy if I can share my knowledge with people. And even more happy if I can help someone to come towards your true inner self.”

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