Victor van Kooten will be in Athens for the last workshop of this series about curiosity and the deep layer of yoga practice.
About the workshop
“CURIOSITY is something of an inborn quality in all of us. We want to know why we are here, where we came from and what will happen when we die. We search or have other people search for us and tell us what they found. That search for the origin of it all is also called yoga, a path of self-discovery that eventually leads one into a state of being where one feels connected to all and everything.
When one truly go deep inside, one comes to that age old wisdom that bubbles up and without reading books or following lectures, one joins the real human tradition which then continues through the practice as a new blossoming branch of the tree of life.
My interest in the practice has always been to discover new ways to experience the connection between the body and its energy that created it and re-creates it; this energy that can never be defined but only refined. Since no one is looking similar to anyone else, the practice should give a personal freedom in order to discover the particular personal pathways.
Do we dare to trust who we are? Are we really confident enough to take the time for self-exploration or yoga as it is also called?”
Victor Van Kooten was born in Holland and began practicing yoga in 1966 with renowned teacher Dona Holleman. He moved to Pune, India to study with B.K.S. Iyengar and became one of the first certified Senior Advanced Iyengar teachers in the world.
Following a traumatic experience that left him partially paralyzed, he became fascinated with the energy body and began to explore its subtle wisdom and healing power. The insights that accompanied his eventual recovery caused him to look anew at how yoga was being taught and to question the efficacy of forceful practices and methods. After leaving India he found a kindred spirit in Angela Farmer, and since 1984 they have been sharing their unique approach to yoga, an approach based on releasing tension, creating space, and listening to the body’s intuitive wisdom.
Victor is also an amazing artist, a creative, conceptual genius whose artistic vision deeply shapes his experience and expression of yoga. When studying with Victor, one is impressed by his deep understanding of the body, his compassion, his insightful adjustments, and his authenticity.
More about Victor van Kooten
This workshop will be in english, without translation.