KOLKATA WELCOMES THE GLOBAL YOGA GURU EDDIE STERN TO CONDUCT YOGA MASTERCLASS AT NSHM
Kolkata, 11th December 2019: NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata organized a two-day “Yoga Masterclass with the renowned International Yoga Guru ‘Eddie Stern’ at its Kolkata campus. The event aimed to help yoga students, practitioners, teachers and other fitness enthusiasts in the city understand how asana, pranayama and meditation can function as a healing therapy in improving the overall mental and physical well-being of individuals. The session also witnessed Yoga Acharya Mary Cecil, and mentor of Yoga programmes at NSHM Knowledge Campus, help participants understand that Yoga is not just a practise but also an approach towards a more holistic way of living which helps to develop a deeper sense of self awareness and better understanding of the purpose of life. Participants from outfits like FICCI FLO, Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission and ISKCON took part in this session.
Eddie Stern who is a globally renowned yoga guru and is known for his multidisciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga chose Kolkata as his destination to impart his teaching expertise in Ashtanga Yoga to the students and corporates associated with NSHM. He is popularly known as a yogi to the stars having worked with A-list celebrities like Deepak Chopra, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and others.
“Modern day living is marked with stress and anxiety, which is also leading to several health issues. In an attempt to supersede others, individuals are often making themselves vulnerable to several issues related to physical and mental health. Personal fitness that involves working on developing a healthier body and mind is the need of the hour,” felt Eddie Stern, while conducting Ashtanga Yoga session at NSHM Knowledge Campus.
MAKAUT(formerly WBUT) was the co-host for the event. The event comprised morning yoga sessions on 9th & 10th Dec in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and a number of special performances in the evening which included Fusion Yoga Dance recital, Attakkalari performance and Meditation & Pranayama. This was followed by the book launch of ‘One Simple Thing’ by Mr. Stern and a talk show hosted by the popular radio personality Jimmy Tangree.
Speaking on the occasion, NSHM yoga mentor and Yoga Acharya Mary Cecil said, “NSHM Knowledge Campus has always undertaken sessions, which focus on the overall development of an individual student. We have recently launched B.Sc. and M.Sc. programmes in Yoga in affiliation with MAKAUT and are poised to launch a whole bunch of certificate courses in Yoga to further encourage yoga lovers to make their passion a profession. Today Mr. Eddie Stern also helped our enthusiastic participants to get a global picture of Yoga practice and how Yoga would be one of the promising disciplines with multiple career options in the coming years.”
Mr. Cecil Antony, Chief Mentor & Managing Trustee, NSHM Knowledge Campus said, “It was an honour to have Eddie Stern at our campus. It was a highly motivating and engaging session for both students and aspirants of the Yoga community in Kolkata. NSHM Knowledge Campus has always tried to introduce new age programmes which are trending globally and have a host of career opportunities in the area and we believe that Yoga is one such field with its massive influence both in the East & the West. With such enlightening sessions with international personalities like Eddie Stern we are sure to motivate students to enrol for yoga courses and choose this as a profession”.