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Date:14th Feb 2017
Time:8:00 am
Duration:60 minutes
Class type:Hatha 1
Class description:A non-vinyasa based asana practice focused on connecting the body and mind with the purpose of increasing awareness and stability. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included. Suitable for students with some yoga experience looking to have an invigorating experience. No full inversions are included in these classes. Some preparations for inversions and Level 2 postures may be introduced, with options for Level 1 students to ease the transition from Level 1 to Level 2 classes.
Class level: Level 1


Born to a priest's family in the city of Puri Orissa, India, Eswar began learning yoga when he was seven. His first guru was A K Grahachariya, under whom he practised from 1969 to 1984 at Yoga Pranayam Sikhya Kendra, Sri Mandir, Puri and eventually acquired his Expert Certificate course. Eswar reaped the rewards of his efforts from 1981 to 2003, when he received numerous prizes from competitions and accolades such as Yogakumar (Yoga Young Forever), Yoga Sri (Yoga Wealth), Yogarjun (Yoga Hero) and Yoga Bhusana (Yoga Ornaments).

The year 1985 was a milestone for Eswar, as he went from merely practising to teaching yoga in his hometown. Unfortunately, he was seriously injured in a train accident the following year. The bones in his pelvis, legs and hands were fractured and he thought he would never move again. But when Eswar began practising simple yoga therapy movements, he saw results that surpassed all expectations - and eventually, he was able to walk again. Through this very personal experience, Eswar witnessed the body-and-mind healing powers of yoga in addition to its fitness and recreational benefits.

After recovering from his injuries, Eswar graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, studied the Teacher Training Course at the Bihar School of Yoga and finished the Diploma Course at the Orissa Yoga Society. He also received the Certificate of Sports-Yoga at the N I S Patiala, Punjab and completed the Usui System of Natural Healing Course in Reiki in 1988.

While yoga practice is a hobby for Eswar, he is ecstatic that it's also his career. He hopes to help people discover its countless benefits, so they can live long and happy lives without sickness. Humbly, he continues to learn different perspectives of yoga in the acknowledgement that it is a classical Indian science, philosophy, and art that dates back more than 5,000 years.

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