Lecture Yogi Ram
A view of the body from a non-Western perspective
ArtEZ Conservatorium concertzaal, Arnhem → Utrechtsestraat 85, Arnhem(archive)
Yogi Ram, founding director of the Arhanta Yoga Ashrams (India and The Netherlands) and yoga Ram speaks about the body and how it is treated (our body and others) from a non-Western perspective.
Though many people think of yoga as a fitness exercise, it actually is a comprehensive life philosophy that originated more than 5,000 years ago in India. According to the yoga tradition, every one of us has five bodies, each made of increasingly finer grades of energy. And if we intend to live a fully balanced, healthy life, it tells us, all our bodies need to be kept in good condition.
Arhanta Yoga Ashrams are renowned internationally for their professional yoga teacher training courses, and have up to present trained over 3000 yoga teachers from all over the world. Ram was born in New Delhi, India, in a traditional and spiritual family, his yoga and Vedic philosophy education started at the age of eight years as a part of his primary school education. He has in-depth knowledge of classical Hatha Yoga and is also well versed in ancient Indian scriptures. During his 19 years of teaching career, he has worked with various anatomy and physiology experts and has developed unique teaching, adjustment, and modification techniques. Presently, he is the lead teacher for various teacher training programs, ranging from Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, to Meditation and Yoga Nidra.
5 Amazing ways to help clean and heal your Chakra
In March 150 first and second year students from ArtEZ University of the Arts (music-theatre makers, actors, dancers, musicians and visual artists) come together for a week to exchange knowledge. The common goal – taking care of an evening-filling program for a public at the end of the week – serves as a stepping stone and catalyst for interdisciplinary cooperation.
The guest teachers Sascha van Riel (theatre set and lighting designer), Rosell Heijmen and Jessica Helbach (the last two form the art collective Suze May Sho) have based their professional practices on embracing interdisciplinary collaboration. Convinced of the usefulness of non-disciplinary knowledge, they want to add an extra layer to the mix of students and disciplines disguised as a theme: ‘5 Amazing ways to help clean and heal your Chakra’ is both a serious invitation to the students to relate to rituals, silence and meaning and leaves enough room for resistance. By means of sound, text, sense of touch and image, students will give shape to new rituals for themselves, each other and the spectator in 15 minutes performances to presented on March 15 (more information soon).