Govinda Kai 老師介紹

Govinda Kai has been involved in Martial Arts, meditative disciplines and Yoga for over 20 years.

His father Edward, who died when Govinda was 16 years old, was an accompished martial artist, having earned his black belt in Judo and his fifth degree black belt in Aikido.

From his father, Govinda inherited a deep, abiding interest in those practices that integrate mind, spirit and body development.

At age 18, Govinda Kai began to practice zen meditation, Martial Arts and Yoga.

While attending the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he was enrolled in the Environmental Studies program, he spent 2 years studying Tibetan Buddhism under the tutelage of Sogyal Rimpoche, the author of "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying".

In his 20s, he intensified his involvement in the practice of Aikido, practicing with some of the foremost Aikido instructors in the world (Kanai Sensai in Boston, MA, Shiba Sensai in Tokyo, Japan).

At age 31,Govinda began to devote himself solely to the practice of Yoga.

He spent 2-3 years studying with senior Iyengar Yoga instructors (including Patricia Walden, Rodney Yee and Judith Lasater)at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, California.

For the past 10 years.Govinda Kai has been involved full time with the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore,India.

From 1995-2004, Govinda has visited Mysore 6 times with some of the most senior Ashtanga practioners and teachers (including Richard Freeman, Tim Miller, Danny Paradise and Eddie Stem) attending numerous intensives and workshops.

Additionally,Govinda owned and operated a Real Estate Appraisal firm based in San Francisco, CA for 15 years.

He retired from his business in 1996 to devote himself fully to teaching and practicing Yoga.

Govinda currently lives and teaches in New York City.

He travels regularly to teach in many parts of the world.
His strengths include his passion and dedicatiion to the traditional Ashtanga practice as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

This Ashtanga practice has touched him and changed his life in significant ways and he wants to make sure that the gift and blessings that this practice brings is made available to as many others as possible.