Expert instructor and Director of Himalaya Yoga Valley, Yogacharya Lalit Kumar, has been practicing yoga for the past twenty years and has taught nationally and internationally for the past fifteen years. He has trained students from all walks of life with his open and practical teaching style.
Lalit began studying at traditional Indian yoga schools known as Gurukulams at the age of 7. Lalit is honored to have studied yoga under some of the most well-known and respected yoga Masters in India. He has spent nearly a decade studying numerous traditional styles and disciplines at various Ashrams in North and South India. He studied Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Mysore at Ashtanga Yoga Nilaya and Shri Parakala Mutt, The Sivananda Centre in Trivandrum and Swami Ram Sadak Gurukulam in Rishikesh.
At the age of 24 Lalit was initiated by the respected yoga master Swami Veda Bharati, disciple of Swami Rama, founder of the Himalaya Yoga Institute. Lalit is the Hon. Dharamshala Secretary of the International Yoga Federation.
He is a prominent and established yoga teacher in the world yoga community who has graduated over 500 students from his Teacher Training Courses in India, Thailand and Ireland.
Lalit’s popular teaching style blends traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Iyengar alignment techniques. He places a strong focus on to physical adjustments to improve alignment through a precise yet dynamic practice. . He teaches with a strong focus on proper alignment and maintaining integrity in asana.
His unique light hearted teaching style is blended with expert knowledge which makes his classes inspiring for one and all. Lalit’s mantra is to increase awareness and knowledge of the benefits of practicing yoga, and to relay an understanding of the philosophy and yogic lifestyle of the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga yoga. Lalit teaches at the Cork Centre from May until October when after-which he teaches at his Himalaya Yoga Valley centres in India.