Located just near Taras Shevchenko Park, the “Gayatri” center is a real yoga island with an amazing approach to spiritual development. Founded by native Indian Mr. Pankaj Vedant, he aims to share knowledge about Yoga to the fullest extent possible. You will find over 8 Yoga directions, Female practices, Pranayama and even gymnastics Qigong. Pankaj always conducts Meditation, Pranayama, and Satsang yoga classes in English with Russian translation. Some teachers speak English here and it is also planned to launch the class in English soon. Additionally, there are numerous other events conducted on site including live music concerts, classes of Mandala weaving, Mehndi, Indian dances, lectures on Vocal, Yoga, and Vedic cuisine. Between June 02-06, the “Gayatri” center invites anyone interested to visit the seminar “Yoga, Form, and Content” that will be held in Open Sky Retreat Center.
Ukrainian Federation of Yoga
Founded in 1998 by the outstanding yoga master, Andriy Safronov, the Ukrainian Federation of Yoga (UFY) is the oldest school of yoga in Ukraine. It is represented in many Ukrainian cities and also various countries of the world.The main purpose of this organization is to popularize yoga and a healthy lifestyle, as well as harmonize the relationship between man, society, and Nature. Instructors of the Federation follow a common program and methodology of teaching yoga, which creates consistency between different cities and branches.
In Kiev, yoga classes in English are given by the experienced UFY instructor Marina Kuptsova. She has practiced yoga since 2002, studied in Indian yoga schools, and currently co-owns the Yoga Zal studio. She is keen on popularizing yoga as a complex and effective system of solving a variety of life tasks. Each class is accompanied by a detailed analysis of both physical exercises – asanas and pranayamas and the theoretical foundations of yoga, and necessarily includes working with emotions.To find out the times and details about classes in English, contact Marina in any way convenient for you.
Kiev Yoga International
Kiev Yoga International bridges local and international cultures. All classes are held in English, some in French, with the possibility to take classes in other languages on request. Taking a complex approach, Kiev Yoga International studio supports and actively teaches numerous practices that help people become happier and are useful for life improvement. Their course offerings include Hatha yoga, Pilates, Acroyoga, Sound and Voice yoga, Nidra yoga, Relax yoga, Prenatal yoga, Postnatal yoga, and even Mom & Baby yoga. One more unique advantage of the studio is ability to pay online. This option is especially useful for clients who take individual class at home. Through yoga, other practices, master classes, and personal communication, instructors of the studio help foreigners to adapt to local life and feel at home in Kiev. Whether beginner or a very experienced practitioner – the doors of Kiev Yoga International are open to you!
Kiev Yoga Studio
Kiev Yoga Studio is one of the largest and most famous studios in Kiev. There are three light-filled halls created with strong feng shui where you may find highly experienced instructors who work in a variety of different yoga directions. Except for yoga, there are regular dance classes, Pilates, Qigong, as well as master classes, themed meetings, dance and jazz evenings. Most Instructors know English well and will help you to select the instructor and class that match your needs. Kiev Yoga Studio works 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., thus, you can always find relaxation, friendly atmosphere and a cup of aromatic tea here.
The founders of the studio practice Tibetan Buddhism so in each hall here you can see the traditional Lungta prayer flags that are thought to bring well-being to all. In Kiev Yoga Studio you will find out that yoga is not only a lifestyle, but a way to change the world and yourself for the better!
If you think yoga might not be for you, I urge you to reconsider. Once you begin, you will breathe deeply, sleep deeply, and become as graceful as a swan. We all look for genuine happiness and try to find ways to live absolute harmony with ourselves. Yoga can and will open your eyes and heart to real life. Do yoga and yoga will do amazing things for you!