Kavi Patel

HOMETOWN
Originally from Ahmedabad, India currently New York

PHILOSOPHY
From “chitta vrtti nirodhah to isvarah pranidhana” towards that classes are taught with precision, timing and scientific intuitive sequencing of the yoga asana. He aims to challenge students, to bring a sense of fun to his classes, and to explore not just the physical aspects of yoga, but also its psychological and spiritual dimension meaning surrender to Supreme Higher Self.

CLASSES AT PURE
Iyengar

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Iyengar yoga teacher at Introductory II in 2010; Anusara training in 2002: Integral yoga certification in 1999-2001. Been teaching since 1996.

MENTORS
Late Mary Dunn, along with James Murphy, Carrie Owerko, Genny Kapular, Patricia Walden, Manuso Manos

BEFORE YOGA
Commerce student in college, trained in professional Cricket game in 1977, but left everything and lived in Hare Krsna Ashrams in India and United States from 1978-2008 studying Sri Chaitanya Bhakti Yoga and chanting Hare Krsna Maha Mantra based on the sacred Bhakti text of Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad-gita and works of Six Gosvāmīs of Vrindaban.



Kavi Patel instructs the following:
  • Iyengar (1)
  • Based on the principles of B.K.S. Iyengar, this class emphasizes attention to detail and precise alignment of postures. Poses are held longer and the use of props is encouraged to modify poses, if needed.