“Artistic Yoga to me means any technique that works to give you results. There’s no point in following traditions that no longer apply. It’s like flogging a dead animal – you can’t bring it back to life. But only the methodology can be changed. Padmasana will always remain Padmasana. It is complete in itself.”
9:00 am to 10:00 am
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
About the Company
Bharat Thakur’s Artistic Yoga is the leading Yoga company in India. The brainchild of HImalayan Master Bharat Thakur, Artistic Yoga was developed in 1999 when Bharat saw that the Yoga being taught and practiced all over the world and in India was in no way as powerful, dynamic and immediate as authentic Yoga could be. If Yoga in India suffered from a drab and monotonous classical tradition that had lost its freshness and spontaneity, then Yoga in the west was being trivialized with the many offshoots, new brands and fusion forms in which the true spirit of Yoga was lost to a false spirituality consisting of chanting, incense sticks and imaginary visualizations.
Bharat Thakur started the company with the vision of spreading a form of Yoga that would help people first get in shape, become disease-free and then move towards the higher practices akin to Patanjali’s Ashthanga Yog. Artistic Yoga has centers in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Dubai and Moscow. Within the year we plan to open centers in Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Johannesburg, and France.
How it all began…
When Bharat Thakur returned from the Himalayas, he was shocked to see that the ancient 5000-year old science of Yoga had been reduced to just a few asanas practiced in a slow manner. People who had been practicing Yoga for 20 years, were still pot-bellied and unfit. The question that came to him was: How could an overweight person without strength, stamina or agility move towards the higher practices of Yoga effectively?
About our Teachers
All the instructors of Artistic Yoga are personally chosen by Bharat Thakur and undergo a four year training program comprising theory, practicals and a six month apprenticeship. The training imparts an in-depth knowledge and scientific understanding of how yoga affects the various systems in human body, modern systems of fitness, yoga therapy, and psychic physiology of yoga and meditation techniques. Every instructor has their own inimitable style of teaching and introduces creative variations and dynamic flows during the class which is unique to Artistic Yoga.