Lalit Kumar is the Founding Director of Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre. Lalit hails from India and has been teaching Yoga for 20 years in India and internationally. He is a prominent and established yoga teacher in the global Yoga community with a strong following within the yoga teaching world, spreading the wisdom of Yoga from the source itself.
As a lead teacher on all Himalaya Yoga Valley educational programs, Lalit divides his time between the Goa centre and his European centre in Ireland, leading 200 & 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training and Asana Intensives Programs. Lalit also holds regular yoga retreats and immersions around the world. Lalit has been a lead teacher in some popular annual workshops and masterclasses in Switzerland, France, Germany, Denmark, The UK, Italy, and Spain.
Lalit’s teaching has its source in his learning period, which began at the tender age of seven at a traditional Indian yoga school known as Gurukulams.
Lalit is honoured to have studied yoga under some of India’s most well-known and respected yoga Masters. Swami Veda Bharti initiated Lalit in 2003 in the lineage of Himalayan Tradition. He has spent nearly a decade studying traditional styles and disciplines at various Ashrams in North and South India including Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore at Shri K Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga Yoga InstituteMysore, and Shri Parakala Mutt. Lalit has also been privileged to be part of the Sivananda Centre in Trivandrum and spent his formative spiritual years at Swami Ram Sadak Gurukulam in Rishikesh. Lalit has had opportunities to train under Sri BKS Iyengar and Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sri Sharath Jois and Sri BNS Iyengar in Mysore. Lalit continues to train in the Mysore with Sharath Jois as a humble and devoted student.
Lalit’s popular teaching style blends traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Iyengar-inspired alignment techniques. He focuses strongly on physical adjustments to improve alignment through a precise yet dynamic practice. Lalit is passionate about training teachers and sharing his teachings with keen yogis; his style is demanding, but he is known for his ability to work with students of all levels and bring out the best in the individual. He believes through self-discipline and self-study, Yoga students can flourish personally and in the world.
His unique, light-hearted teaching style is blended with expert knowledge, which makes his classes inspiring for one and all. Lalit’s mantra is spreading awareness of the benefits of practising Yoga and relaying an understanding of the philosophy and yogic lifestyle of the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga yoga.
On his personal front, Lalit is a keen spiritual practitioner and devoted family man. He considers his children the greatest Gurus and the loveliest gift from the source.
To find out more about Lalit see his website www.yogawithlalit.com