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
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
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,
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.
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.
My life is a journey and Yoga is my