Ever felt you weren’t getting the “authentic” yoga experience? Fear no longer: following the popularity of Indian dancing and yoga featured at the Indian pavilion, Indian officials announced that they will be setting up a new yoga institute in Shanghai. The institute will be used to train professional, India-sanctioned yoga teachers.
There are many such institutes in Europe and the US, but this will be the first in China. Indian officials are working to establish the center with the Shanghai Film Art Academy, where it will be housed along with a new dance studio. The Academy hopes that students coming out of the new institute will increase the number of skilled dancers and yoga teachers in China.
As a plus, the dance studio will help train choreographers who could bring Bollywood style dance to Chinese film. So besides a better yoga instructor, we can also look forward to kung fu movies with more song and dance!
For more information, the Shanghai Film Art Academy’s address is 11 Songtao Rd, Pudong [11号 松涛路], or on the web at www.shfilmart.com.