Lalit Kumar holds a Master Degree In Yoga Education. He began studying at traditional Indian yoga schools known as Gurukulams at the age of 7 and he is honored to have studied yoga under some of the most well-known and respected yoga Masters in India.

Lalit was initiated by Swami Veda Bharti of the Himalayan tradition in 2003. He has spent nearly a decade studying numerous traditional styles at various Ashrams in North and South India. He studied Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore at Shri KPJYI Ashtanga Yoga Nilaya and Shri Parakala Mutt OF Mysore. Lalit has a spent his formative spiritual years at Swami Ram Sadak Gurukulam in Rishikesh. He also has studied under Sri BKS Iyengar and Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sri Sharath Jois and Sri BNS Iyengar in Mysore.

These days, Lalit continues to train in the Mysore tradition under the guidance of Sharath Jois. Meanwhile, Lalit runs the Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre in Cork, teachers workshops around the world, and holds numerous yoga retreats in India and Goa. Drawing on 30 years of yoga practice and 15 years of teaching, he brings a series of his Asana Workshops to the conference to help deepen your practice, improve your alignment and build confidence.

“Balance means…

determination – looking forward with passion and positive energy,

calmness – trying to recognize my strength and accept my limitations,

happiness – enjoying what you’ve learnt from your masters and passing it on to your students,

clarity – the more positive you are, the stronger you become.

Balance means yoga.”

Lalit’s workshops are offered to students at both beginner and advanced levels, and are also highly beneficial to yoga teachers wishing to develop the art of adjustment, sequencing and alignment, and enhancing their existing practice. Using the Ashtanga Primary Series as a platform, Lalit will teach you how to practice advanced asana in a safe, guided environment.

25.05 11.45 Ashtanga Yoga: Hip Openers (90 mins)

Lalit’s Hip Opening Workshop is designed for those wishing to gain the skills to practice advanced hip opening asana and deepen their existing practice. The hips hold tension and become tight from daily repetitive activities such as sitting at office desks and driving. Tight hips can lead to lower back pain and imbalances throughout the rest of the body. By exploring hip opening postures and deepening your existing hip opening poses, Lalit will help you release energy and tension in this area and improve your overall asana practice.

25.05 17.45 Ashtanga Yoga: Back Bends (90 mins)

Lalit’s Back Bending Workshop allows you the opportunity to learn to backbend with strength and integrity. Find more space in your back bends while developing safe preparatory back bending skills that you can incorporate into your own practice. Included in the workshop are a combination of heart opening and lower backbending postures that build strength and flexibility. Lalit will assist students who are open to receiving adjustments into deeper poses.

26.05 17.45 Ashtanga Yoga: Arm Balances (90 mins)

Lalit’s Arm Balancing Workshop has been specially designed to give students a solid foundation for arm balancing and core strength postures, as well as the confidence to deepen your arm balancing skills. This workshop is suitable for students of all levels who will be expertly guided by Lalit through a step by step systematic approach to mastering challenging arm balance postures.

Apart from his three workshops, Lalit will lead a Kriya Yoga Meditation in the morning of Day 3 of the conference and a lecture later that day on “The Value of Tradition in Yoga”.

Lalit will teach on all three days of the Berlin Yoga Conference.
Find his schedule here.

Watch the short video of Lalit below to get to know him!