Yoga – Hips Opening & Mobility Intensive with Bala

Our hips are at the centre of our mobility in yoga and everyday life. Tightness can cause discomfort, back pain and limitations to our practice and life . Creating stability and openness in the hips is key to unlocking the rest of the physical body in our yoga practice. Through exploration at our “Hips 4 Ways” workshop you’ll discover which muscle groups are holding you back and how to move forward through safe and effective practice. This workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediate level practitioner’s and will include pranayama, deep hip opening poses, theory covering the hips muscles and a list of poses for practice.

This intensive does not require advance registration (yet it is better to let us know) and it is suitable for beginner to intermediate level students. The cost is Rs. 900 for guests, Rs. 450 for Auroville volounteers, and on donation for Aurovilians & Auroville New Comers. If you need more information and register for this intensive, you can contact directly Bala by phone or Whatsapp (+91 9892699804) or write to For more information about activities, therapies and events in Joy Community, you can visit our facebook page.

Intensive Timing:

Saturday February 22nd, 9 am to 12 pm

Information & Registration:

+91 9892699804 (Phone or Whatsapp)

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About the Teacher

Balaganesh Sivaprakasam, shortly Bala, was born in a village very close to Auroville. He is a mechanical engineer turned Yoga teacher. He has a yoga alliance certificated 200 hrs YTTC in Sivananda style of Classical Hatha. Besides Sivananda style, he has been practicing and teaching Ashtanga, Vinyasa and yoga for core and movements. He volunteers in organic premaculture projects in Auroville and in his spare time runs a small NGO for the care of street dogs and learns the Kerala martial art form Kalaripayatu. He has in depth knowledge on Hindu and Tamil culture, Ayurvedic foods and a very broad knowledge on world history.