The primary aim of Studio Abhyas has been the dissemination of traditional knowledge of embodied practices, namely yoga and Indian dance. However, after years of practice and engagement in these fields, our focus has shifted from conventional training towards an in-depth examination of the pedagogy of these reconstructed forms. Currently, all the activities in the studio are centered on the body; along with rigorous practice the studio offers courses which engage and examine the historical, philosophical and political redefinitions of Indian embodied practices over the last century and a half. These courses are not strictly academic but require in-depth reading and rigorous theoretical engagement.
In 2020 Studio Abhyas offered two 8 week online courses namely, Taming the Sensory Body: Memory, Text, Idea and Course in Indian Poetics. The next course Taming the Sensory Body – II is scheduled to start in January 2021.