YOGA (THE BARPS METHOD)

Navtej Johar (Delhi)

Registration

free entrance

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22.10. 8:00 – 9:15 (CEST)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

23.10. 8:00 – 9:15 (CEST)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

24.10. 8:00 – 9:15 (CEST)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

25.10. 8:00 – 9:15 (CEST)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

26.10. 8:00 – 9:15 (CEST)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

27.10. 8:00 – 9:15 (CEST)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

28.10. 8:00 – 9:15 (CEST)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

29.10. 8:00 – 9:15 (CEST)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

30.10. 8:00 – 9:15 (CEST)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

31.10. 7:00 – 8:15 (CEST)  10:30 – 11:45 (IST)

01.11. 7:00 – 8:15 (CET)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

02.11. 7:00 – 8:15 (CET)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

03.11. 7:00 – 8:15 (CET)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

04.11. 7:00 – 8:15 (CET)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

05.11. 7:00 – 8:15 (CET)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

06.11. 7:00 – 8:15 (CET)  11:30 – 12:45 (IST)

Platform: Zoom | Registration: Registrations for this practice will start on 15th October | What You Need: Comfortable clothing and a mat to practice on

In English and Hindi

BARPS is a method devised by Navtej Johar to keep the practice of yoga-asana free from the idea of God or religion. Relying completely on the intelligence, sensitivity and most importantly the sensory and spiritual appetites of the body, it is a self-regulatory practice that aims to progressively facilitate the practitioner through five progressive processes acroamatically denoted as BARPS. These processes being: bracing; aligning; relating and rotating of joints; poising of breath, gaze and attention; and somatically sensing, seeing and spaciously embodying the asana from the inside. The aim of the practice is to make the practitioner an informed curator of their own practice, free to autonomously intuit, envision and direct the body, breath and attention towards an immersive condition of both clarity and authority. These sessions are for anyone who wants to engage with practices pertaining to the body. It does not prescribe any prior experience or any kind of predefined abilities of the body.

 

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By | With Navtej Johar

Navtej Singh Johar is a dancer-choreographer, scholar, a yoga exponent, and an urban activist. A recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi award (the President’s award) for Contemporary Choreography (2014), his work - within all fields of his varied interests - remains consistently body-centric! It twines practice with critical theory and social action, traverses freely between the traditional and the contemporary, and rigorously engages both the philosophical and the sociological discourses of the body. His work also attempts to break-open a creative dialogue through international collaborations with the hope to examine and undo the problematic mode of cultural-exhibitionism within which Indian dance has been placed. Navtej Singh Johar teaches Dance Studies at the Ashoka University, India, has been a research fellow at the International Research Centre “Interweaving Performance Cultures'', Freie University, Berlin and is the founder-director of Studio Abhyas, New Delhi, where he runs an award-winning urban activism project called THE POWER OF SEEING. He is also an activist for animal and LGBTQ rights. Over years of practice, he has devised two embodied practices, the BARPS Method that is designed to practice asana more effectively, and Abhyas Somatics inspired by the concepts of rasa and sukha that are central to Indian poetics and Yoga respectively.

www.abhyastrust.org