Head Teacher Perumal Koshy, born in New Delhi of South Indian parents from the state of Kerala, began teaching under a Kung-Fu master while living in Los Angeles. A ten year martial arts life through his teens and early twenties was followed by yoga. This began a yoga journey returning to his ancestral roots of Kerala, India and then England, Italy and Morocco. These experiences lead Perumal to capture the heart and values of the world’s yoga styles. His method is nothing short of being a practical and easily comprehensible form of Yoga.
Teaching 5 years of London yoga weekly group classes through dozens of clubs began the first sequences of Yoga with Perumal. Up to 15 group classes per week were taught over a 5 year period from the London center in Covent Garden through South, Kensington. Covering other teachers of varying styles from Shivananda, to Iyengar and Ashtanga with the Yoga with Perumal method was well received. The method began here learning to adapt to soft and hard styles of yoga. Following was 5 years in Milan, Italy which was an experience in intensive private lessons with up to 25 students at a time contrasting with large groups of cosmopolitan London. Numerous publications with Yoga Journal Italy and Italian seminars were established providing recognition of the Yoga with Perumal method. These Journals were syndicated through France and Holland. From the end of 2010, after 10 years of teaching yoga in 2 countries, pursuing a full-time yoga retreat schedule became an endeavour as the next step in the growth of Perumal. This led to Marrakech, Morocco with the year-round good weather as the ideal place for Yoga with Perumal retreat.
Senior Teacher Ines Stephan began a yogic pranayama practice with her father as a child while competing in sports. Athletics, downhill skier, waterski, badminton. Her father inspired her to practice pranayama breathing while watching sunrises and sunsets. The real discovery on healing benefits of yoga was through curing a kidney issue by simply repeating two yoga postures prescribed by an Iranian medical doctor. Her kidneys began functioning again without taking medications or undergoing a predicted future dialysis. This healing experience seeded a passion for yoga.
The spark of her father she continued studying the yogic science through André van Lysebeth, Gabriella Cella Al-Chamali and the Bihar School of Yoga from Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Hers was a multi-discipline solo yoga practice spanning twenty five years. Yoga was her strength to face daily challenges.
After 20 years of solo practice Ines went to India to learn from Anto Anthony a traditional Hatha Yoga teacher in Kerala. Anto Antony invited her to his parents house deep within the forest in North Kerala. Here she met Anto’s guru. Her practice deepened with the instructions from a traditional master. The relationship not only improved her yoga but it also opened her to experience something more spiritual.
In 2008 Ines began a practicing with and learning from teacher Perumal Koshy. She produced 30 online yoga video courses with Perumal and created the first real yoga retreats in Marrakech with Perumal. This lead to a 10 year partnership with the head teacher Perumal Koshy, who certified her as a teacher in 2018.
This lead to Yoga with Perumal retreats and holidays in Italy and Morocco, with an authentic grassroots feel at competitive prices.
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