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THE HISTORY

The Barkan Method is a style of Hatha Yoga that originated from a lineage in Calcutta, India. It includes sequences of yoga postures practiced to stretch and strengthen various areas of the body. The practice brings vital balance and restores all systems to optimal health. Consistency will create a physical, mental and spiritual harmony that will be felt in all areas of the practitioner’s life.

EFFECTS OF THE BARKAN METHOD

The PHYSICAL: The yoga asanas are designed to work internally and externally. Internally, improvements to the heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, and intestines are realized through consistent practice. Externally, the joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are all made stronger through The Barkan Method.

The MENTAL: As in all forms of yoga, the mind is strengthened through the discipline of The Barkan Method, which helps to eliminate stress, depression, anxiety, and other dysfunctional mental disorders. The Barkan Method helps to create a calming of the mind, quieting of the brain's chatter, and deep relaxation response.

The SPIRITUAL: As we strengthen the body and calm the mind, we open ourselves up for a transformational experience. Yoga was originally intended to be used as a tool to forget the body's consciousness, quiet the mind and transcend our limitations, allowing us the freedom for self-realization. This is the intention behind The Barkan Method.   

 

About Bryan Castle

Bryan Castle has returned home to this paradise called "the Sunshine Coast", after 14 years of travel.  He has in this time visited or lived in over 70 countries, always trying to sample and learn from different cultures. 

Much of Bryan's early life was spent engaged in all types of sports including representative levels of Squash, Athletics and Rugby Union.  Now taking up a slightly less vigourous routine, there won't be many days of the week where he can't be seen on a local golf course, at the gym, or trying to improve his latest passion, surfing.  One of the reasons for Bryan's dedication to yoga arose from niggling sports injuries, and the seemingly miraculous way that yoga corrects them.  During the last year, Bryan has been using his yoga skills in conjuction with his physios to rehabilitate from a knee reconstruction, sustained from another sport.

Bryan's first five years of yoga experience culminated in his Yoga teacher training, conducted by Jimmy Barkan, founder of "The Barkan Method" of yoga in South Florida, USA.  After practising under the watchful eye of Jimmy and his team of experienced yoga teachers for three years, Bryan made the decision to return home to share his knowledge and experience with his family, friends, and now through his lessons, all welcome participants.  

Bryan has had the opportunity to create an awesome team of yoga teachers, whom he continues to learn from and with.  From this team you will be able to find the style, delivery and energy in a class that fits into your schedule.

A member of "Yoga Alliance", the world's leading governing body of yoga,  Bryan hopes to provide for you an opportunity to sample, enjoy, and hopefully make a part of your life, yoga, and all the benefits that come with this life changing practise.