Dr.Abhay Keste @ Bellur
I am an Iyengar Yoga teacher by profession having a degree in B.H.M.S. (BACHELOR OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY). After completing this degree in 1994, I took up the yoga training at RAMAMANI IYENGAR MEMORIAL YOGA INSTITUTE (RIMYI) PUNE -India for two years. I often visit RIMYI to refresh my knowledge. I am practicing Iyengar yoga from my childhood under my father’s guidance who has been practicing Iyengar yoga for last 25 years.
I have two yoga centers both named “SHRIKANT YOGA CENTRE” at two different locations in Belgaum City. Both centers are equipped with all those props that are used in Iyengar’s method. My second yoga center was inaugurated by GURUJI (Shri B.K.S. Iyengar) on Oct 31, 1999.
Every day I take five classes. The class durations are from 90min to 120 mins. I am conducting general classes as well as medical classes for those who are suffering from various diseases, disabled and for old people. I have a separate ladies class and I do conduct classes for children. In the monthly meeting at our yoga center, I give lectures on THEORY PART of YOGA and show video cassettes of GURUJI’s practice and teaching. This has helped to build a good interaction between teacher and students.
My other accomplishments:
- I had been to medical & other institutions to demonstrate and teach YOGA on certain occasions like WORLD DIABETES DAY and CENTRAL EXCISE DAY.
- I had been to many schools to teach children on the occasions such as annual sports and summer vacation classes
- I had been to various engineering factories to demonstrate and teach the importance of yoga.
- Conducted classes for National Cadet Corps (NCC) where the student count was around 400.
- Conducted classes for Doctors at INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Myself being a homeopathic doctor I have in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. My medical background along with BKS Iyengar-way yoga helps me to treat people suffering from diseases like Blood pressure, Diabetes, PID, Arthritis, Spondylitis, Migraine, Paralysis, IBS, Piles, and Constipation etc by the art of yoga only. My focus these days is mainly towards medical treatment using my own developed instrument.
Teaching Yoga is possible using any Surrounding Things (Table, Chairs, Cushion, Piller, Cylinder etc ), Jim Instruments and Uniqueness of
Dr. Abhay Keste
The success of Abhay’s center can be accredited to his degree in homeopathic medicine and surgery, which enables him to teach yoga with a very strong focus on proper alignment, as well as a physiological perspective.
Abhay started his journey on the path of yoga along with his father, who took up a yogic lifestyle himself as a means to improve his health.
Dr. Abhay Keste has always believed that yoga can be a highly effective and powerful source of rejuvenation on the physical, mental and ultimately the spiritual level. He maintains that health is linked to the body-mind connection. Abhay claims that nowadays, we are confronted and threatened by our busy lives and fast paced daily routines, which often tempt our minds to wander and focus on various external information, while the inner self is discarded. He believes that this leads to imbalance and detachment, manifesting as pathology. It is for this reason that he believes yoga to be the best system to achieve true freedom, serenity, and bliss. He also stresses that yoga is universal – every person can use it to their advantage, it is like a free medicine that we always carry with us.
Dr. Keste keeps up with his personal practice under the guidance of Guruji, BKS Iyengar who has visited Shrikant Yoga Centre on occasion, as well. Abhay is a wonderfully joyous person with a radiant smile, a kind word and helping hand. And still, stands on his head for 105 minutes – practice makes perfect indeed!
Usha keste ( Iyengar yoga teacher )
Usha is an Iyengar yoga teacher, teaching at Shrikant Yoga Centre since then got married with Dr.Abhay in 2000.She is specialized in ladies problems varying from menstrual problems to pregnancy and posts natal problems.
She regularly taking ladies general classes as well as working in medical classes to take care of patients especially having problems like Menstrual diseases, Menrhogia, Metrhogia, Prolapsed uterus, Blood pressure, Diabetes, PID, Arthritis, Spondylitis, Migraine, Paralysis, IBS, Piles, and Constipation etc.
Having deep knowledge in cell- biology, she is working on the changes happening at the time of doing every asana.
She is Masters degree holder. (M.Sc.).
Instruments which are created by me are very flexible to adjust for all the types of poses.These are appreciated by Guruji the BKS Iyengar.
I have Conducted Workshop in Vietnam, Taiwan, China, Sri Lanka, Goa
How to get to Bellur:
Bellur is approx 60 kms away from Bangalore and International Airport. You can take any international flight to Bangalore, Karnataka.
To reach Bellur, We will arrange the bus at 10.00 Hrs ( first trip) and 13.00 Hrs ( Second Trip) which leaves from Bangalore International Airport to Bellur. Transport from airport to Bellur and back to Airport will be arranged by Bellur Trust and includes in the cost. If you miss the bus or the bus timing is not syncing with your flight schedule, you may take a private taxi to Bellur at your own expense.
Note: Bus timings are subject to change to suit your convenient time. We will be in touch with you after you book your flight tickets to ensure appropriate bus timings which will work best for all of you.
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