Jimmy Barkan yogafusion Yoga Teacher Training Adelaide

Who is Jimmy Barkan?

We’re running a 7 day Yoga immersion with Jimmy Barkan in a couple of weeks! But, who is Jimmy Barkan, we hear you ask?

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Jimmy Barkan is a Master Yoga Teacher certified by Ghosh’s College of India, Calcutta, India in 1981.   One of the pioneers of Hot Yoga in the United States, Jimmy practiced daily under the guidance of Bikram Choudhury as his most Senior Teacher, an accomplishment very few have since obtained.

Jimmy’s first yoga studio, Yoga College Of India, opened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida  January 20, 1983.  Jimmy has worked with of our country’s top professional athletes throughout the years including members of the NFL, NBA, NHL, The 1997 World Series Champions Florida Marlins and PGA Tour players.

Since 1986, Jimmy has certified over 1500 Bikram and Barkan Method Teachers.

Rebranded in 2002 as The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga, Jimmy’s Level I Barkan Method Teacher Training programs are based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and held all over the world.  In recent years Barkan has trained students in Japan, Iceland, Hungary, Australia, to name a few.   Barkan also offers Level II, and III Teacher Training programs throughout the year in Fort Lauderdale and Costa Rica and Australia.

Students can find studios practicing The Barkan Method  in Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, South America, Thailand, South Africa, Ireland, The United Kingdom and throughout the United States.


Barkan has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from New York University. His original dream, to be a singer and actor, is his foundation to help teachers find their own voice and personal expression.

Jimmy’s experience in teaching for over 38 years, along with his experience as a performer on stage, helps him direct trainees to become better communicators and yoga teachers.

Teachers will have a sense of confidence and accomplishment upon completing his training and Jimmy’s unique background creates an experience you will not find elsewhere.

Jimmy has three children, Bobby and Jen Barkan, Sean Barkan and Amy Barkan, one grandson, Max, and lives with his wife Corinne (https://www.connectedliving-fl.com) in Ft. Lauderdale Fl.  His passion is yoga and teaching students around the world and continues to live his original dream as a singer/entertainer.

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Did you say TANTRA?!

Having returned from a month long yoga training immersion in Bali, Sophie is excited to bring Traditional Tantric Hatha Yoga to yogafusion.

Tantra is the science of energy management. This ancient lineage based practice is used as a tool to still the mind, control energy within the body and cultivate the remembrance of the higher Self – allowing us to live masterfully, evolving, thriving, and serving the greater good with the embodied drive and passion of authentic purpose.

In this four week block of classes we will journey through the stages of Hatha yoga: Moon, Sun and Fire. Within each class there will be asana (posture), pranayama (breath control) and meditation.

Week 1: Moon (Chitta/ Mind)

Monday 8th October 530pm

Calm, ground & stabilise. Techniques involve twists, forward folds and building exhalation.

Ideal for:

* Bringing calm to a busy lifestyle or busy mind

* Improving sleep and digestive issues

* Developing a sense of grounding, settling and stabilisation

* Improving concentration and meditation.

 

Weeks 2 & 3: Sun (Prana/ Energy)

Monday 15th & 22nd October 530pm

Enliven & Sensitise. Techniques involve backbends, lateral movements, namaskars and building inhalation. Use of bandhas and breath retention.

Ideal for:

* Releasing stagnation and feelings sadness or depression

* Boosting energy, circulation and immunity

* Enhancing feelings of being mentally and physically grounded and calm

 

Week 4: Fire – access the heart of yoga

Monday 29th October 530pm

Techniques involve all asana categories including inversions and extensions. Tantric techniques including pranayama, bandha, mantra and meditation.

Ideal for

* Balancing and grounding

* Awakening higher awareness

* Connecting with the pure essence of your being – the divinity within

These classes do not need to be taken as a block – Come and try one or continue each week for more! We know you will love exploring new ideas and movements and will find something truly transformational within each class.

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Available with your usual class pass, book via the app or website or just show up!

Please note that this class is not heated. Class size is limited and preference will be given to those who have booked.