About Kumar

Namaste!

I’m a private Yoga teacher (RYT-500), I was trained exclusively in India at a various schools with a focus on Hatha yoga.

Trimurti Yoga School (200 Hour Yoga TTC certified by Yoga Alliance) May 2016 in Dharamsala,

Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (Asanas Practice (Kaya Sampath), not a teacher’s training course) June 2016 in Chennai,

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram (Adapted Sivananda Course) Feb 2017 in Kerala and

Yogadarshanam (300 Hour Yoga TTC certified by Yoga Alliance) May 2018 in Mysore.

My goal as a teacher is to make yoga sessions beneficial practice for everybody, no matter your level of flexibility or experience, and no matter what the shape of your body is. This motivation to make the practice of yoga accessible to all of us comes from my own experience as a student practicing since 2011. 

Yoga is a vast deep subject. So before we start our session, first we must understand the meaning of Yoga and what is the main purpose of it.

Yoga is a science-based practice for spiritual enlightenment for seekers, as the highest goal. Yoga is a step-by-step progression to regulate and achieve control over senses and mind. The manifestation of your true being is possible through Yoga.

The study of Yoga is the culmination of reading ancient texts and rigorous practice, both are necessary to progress on the path of enlightenment. Yoga is a well-laden path by our Sages to realise what we are, who we are and what we should achieve. There is no other science which empowers you to achieve your mission in this life. ‘ explained by Sri Krishna Wellness Yoga Centre.

So Yoga is a systematic program whose sole purpose is spiritual, whether you call it enlightenment, Self-realisation, Samadhi, Moksha or other similar terms. I would like to make sure, you as my client, to understand on the philosophy of Yoga before I start teaching so you are aware of it. Knowing the knowledge of the philosophy of Yoga will encourage you to practice in the right direction for your own betterment mentally and physically.

My experience of teaching derives from Hatha Yoga. What is Hatha Yoga? Hatha Yoga is a classical ways of teaching to cleanse the body before the meditation practice begins. The whole purpose of Hatha Yoga is to work with the physical body so that the body is not an obstacle in practices of contemplation and meditation. Obstacles to these spiritual practices are naturally minimised or completely removed in the process of following Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga has five steps, Shatkriya, Pranayama, Asana, Mudra and Bandhas.

I mainly teach warm ups, gentle basic Asanas, Pranayama and Mudras with concentration exercises. As for Shatkriyas, I can guide you to do Jala Neti, and the basics of the Bandhas when we feel it’s the right time to do it based on your health condition and the level of your Pranayama practice .

Because I believe everyone can practice, my sessions are completely individualised to your capacity and needs, on session by session basis. Either we do the same practice every week or we modify the practice to what your body and mind need at that particular session. Maybe more breathing and concentration exercises than postures or maybe more postures to warm up the body, to be more active. Whatever that maybe, we will spend a few minutes to chat about how we feel before we start the practice.

More about me:

I first started practicing yoga in New York City when I was performing there as an actor. Before I practiced myself, I thought yoga was just a hippie activity, but now my life has been transformed and I’ve hugged a few trees since then myself!

I’m of South Indian heritage, the state of Tamil Nadu to be exact, and I was born in Malaysia, as a second generation Malaysian Indian. I have lived, performed and taught in London for over fifteen years, and I have spent time in New York and Los Angeles as an actor. Since 2019 I call Berlin home but time to time, I roam around London, Kuala Lumpur and Chennai, and my life is still about acting and Yoga.

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

I hope to see you soon on the mat!

Namaste,

Kumar Muniandy

Multisytle TTC Cert 2016

KYM Cert

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