Santidas Yoga |

Peace for Body, Mind and Soul

 

Vincent Hufty

I dis­cov­ered Yoga after a seri­ous back prob­lem that almost paral­ysed me. Until then, I had ignored my body. The prac­tice healed me by open­ing me to new per­spec­tives of life. I became a cer­ti­fied Iyen­gar Yoga teacher, trained by Willy Bok in Brus­sels and con­tin­ue to train with Abhi­ja­ta Iyen­gar (BKS Iyengar’s grand­daugh­ter) David Mel­oni, Chris­tain Pisano, Rita Keller, Zubin (and oth­ers). At the same time, I con­tin­ue to work as a pro­fes­sion­al cam­era­man, which helps me to have a detach­ment, which, as a teacher, helps me to be an atten­tive observ­er of stu­dent prac­tice. The Iyen­gar method is for Yoga the same as what is clas­si­cal dance for dance in gen­er­al. It is a method that gives the prac­ti­tion­er a pre­cise and sol­id foun­da­tion. This pre­ci­sion in the pos­tures as well as the use of the acces­sories is to facil­i­tate align­ments and pro­tects from pos­si­ble injuries. Being a yoga teacher is a com­mit­ment to one­self and oth­ers. It is to become a “sad­ha­ka” one who pur­sues a path of inner devel­op­ment. To trans­mit one’s knowl­edge and prac­tice is also to con­tin­ue to teach stu­dents with com­pas­sion. Oth­er activ­i­ties include the cre­ation of a group that active­ly pro­mote dia­logue and exchange between yoga teach­ers in order to deep­en ties with the Bel­gian Yoga com­mu­ni­ty. I also enjoy filmed por­traits of Yogi.ni.s for Bel­gian tele­vi­sion and expand the knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of Yoga.