Yoga Coventry – Krama Integrative Training (KiT)

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Today there are many different ‘takes’ on Yoga. There are many different schools, styles, ideologies. Most of these don’t even resemble ‘classical’ practices. There is a whole industry out there marketing the subject, more and more ‘studios’ springing up. Yoga is seen by many as a commodity. There is some good, decent work out there too, by a few committed individual teachers and groups. There is also an abundance of nonsense and huckstery sold to the unsuspecting.

The full name of our training system is Krama Integrative Training (KiT for short). ‘Krama’ comes from Sanskrit, meaning way, path, method, sequence, system. Integrative training means a physical, mental and emotional reconditioning training system for optimum health and wellbeing.

Essentially we could view the KiT as a Western reflection of yoga. It applies some ‘ancient wisdom’ and creates modern reconditioning programmes. For start, it recognises that we don’t live in India. We have a different ‘ambiance’, different environment, different social, mental and physical conditioning. The posture and movement work, as well as the work on our ‘internal dimensions’, therefore is explored, developed and shared in different formats. It is important to suit our own needs, abilities and aspirations.

This system carries some very old principles from ‘classical’ scriptures. Our own methodology is also informed by modern science, philosophy and arts old and new.

For those who are interested in looking beyond the physical practice and want to unfold to their full potential, deeper learning is available. Our training system is backed up by a philosophy that essentially it is all about integrity. It takes a pragmatic look at concepts from scriptures and philosophical material and tests their applicability in current western society. These sources, as well as our observations of modern living show clearly the need for sensible moral and ethical foundations. Without them a human life is rather shallow, and true integrity is not possible.

Our work is not a mainstream, money-led, commercial operation. It stands on its own – not as some organisation or institution, but as a methodology, a system, that is why the name ‘Krama’. The primary purpose here is to learn, improve and share, through an intelligent discipline, for the benefit of all those who come to us.