“The shortest way to reach the goal of ultimate happiness is practicing all limbs of hatha yoga and raja yoga (yoga darshana). This is the principle.”- Kumar
The Yoga Healing Foundation teaches yoga of the mind and body in its original, whole and undiluted practical form.
We are a registered charity that delivers programs in India, the UK and USA, under the name of Traditional Yoga. Our courses are taught and guided by A.L.V.Kumar, an inspirational teacher and award winning yoga master based in Hyderabad.
Kumar has been a lifelong practitioner of yoga and meditation. His interest in teaching came about as a result of a car crash that resulted in complete paralysis of the lower body. He used his knowledge of yoga to completely heal himself. Following this experience he decided to dedicate as much time as possible to teaching yoga to heal both body and mind. Since 1992, he has taught over 13,000 people in India, the UK and USA.
Traditional Yoga runs meditation and yoga courses, training programs, workshops, seminars, lectures and evening classes teaching a range of yoga practices and techniques, contextualised by theory, based on ancient traditional knowledge.
Our charitable and educational programs in India include free yoga and health awareness workshops, subsidised teacher training courses to train local teachers to a high standard, seminars and conferences on yoga to raise awareness of its wide ranging benefits, the purchasing, translation, digitisation and public dissemination of rare Indian texts containing valuable knowledge of yoga.
Traditional Yoga offers two meditation and yoga retreats every year, a two week winter course at a peaceful resort in the Western Ghat region of Karnataka and a ten day summer course in the UK. Kumar is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor and teaches both intensive and part-time teacher training courses in Hyderabad.
Feedback from Kumar's courses:
“Profound teaching and guidance from a profound teacher.”
"Such a genuine teacher, his love for teaching and sharing was overwhelming.”
“Most Excellent. Kumar’s knowledge is exemplary. I will recommend his teaching to all those I know.”
“A treasure of knowledge. Enjoyable atmosphere and friendly participants.”
“Completely different from anything else I have attended! Kumar has so much knowledge and it has been a privilege to be taught by him. A well organized event and very friendly.”