Yoga is not just an exercise. The physical form of yoga is rather a small part of it. It has a bigger spiritual dimension that remains untouched, especially in the modern forms of yoga. On the other hand the traditional forms of yoga that originated in ancient India could be difficult to follow or practice for the people living in modern times, especially Westerners.
Dr. Obaidur Rahaman (Obi), who has a background in science, has developed a unique sequence of traditional yogic practices that is accessible and enjoyable to most people, especially beginners. The sequence has a logical order that brings out the most effective way to experience yoga in its different forms.
Obi, who is a native of India, has a modern approach to teaching traditional yoga. He practiced yoga throughout his life and takes great pleasure in sharing something that came to him from his own culture. He wants to share with people what yoga really meant when it was developed in India.
Recently Obi has teamed up with Tanita, a French Yoga instructor. Tanita completed her 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India in August 2019 and teaches traditional Hatha Yoga since then.
Together they intend to develop the playshop further.
Why is it called a playshop?
When it comes to practicing yoga, a strict, competitive and goal oriented atmosphere is not only unnecessary but also counterproductive. Often people get discouraged even at their first experience in such an atmosphere. A relaxed and joyful atmosphere, on the other hand, is more healthy and effective. Learning comes easy in such atmosphere. When people take time off from their busy and hectic schedule to take a yoga class, they should be able to relax rather than getting more stressed. The idea of playshop is to learn about yoga in a playful manner.
The “all in one” yoga jyoti playshop consists of mainly four parts: PHYSICAL, PLAYFUL, TALKATIVE, MEDITATIVE
What to bring: A towel or mat to sit/practice on (there are also some yoga mats in the studio), some water to drink, and comfortable clothes. Yoga should be practiced on an empty stomach. But you should not be starving either. Eat well ahead and/or bring a fruit or two in case you get hungry.