Victor Sergeyevich Boyko – yoga practitioner, teacher and yoga therapist. The Victor Boyko School of Yoga is widely known in Russia and abroad thanks to an effective program of healing and self-development, developed by its author.
Viktor Boyko was born on April 1, 1948 in the village of Ichki, Crimean region, in an ordinary Soviet family. He did not know anything about yoga until the age of 16 when he read “The Razor Blade” by Ivan Efremov. Then he could not even think that this topic would soon be transformed from “exciting” into the main theme of his life …
After graduating from high school and railway college, having served two years in the missile forces, Viktor Boyko entered the Sevastopol Instrument-Making Institute. In his student days, he was lucky to find Iyengar’s Yoga Deepika, according to which he began to study independently. Despite the perseverance, the first years of practice did not give a result – neither special flexibility nor a good racket was achieved. This failure, according to Victor, made him really think about the text of Yoga Deepika and go deeper into the study of the basics of yoga. Ten years of searching for information on yoga techniques, philosophy of the East, the principles of biomechanics and physiology of movement, as well as constant experiments on his own body, led Victor to understand the very principle of hatha yoga. This helped to build their own practice and get results far more than just “flexibility” and “endurance”. Yoga fundamentally rebuilt the principle of thinking, and even life itself. At the same time, “by themselves” people began to appear around who needed to improve their health, and the experience gained began to find wider application.
Since 1987, Viktor Boyko moved to Moscow, and his specialization began to move more and more from “engineering” to “yoga therapy”. It was illegal to deal with people because since the beginning of the 80s yoga in the Union has been officially banned. Nevertheless, knowing about Boyko’s successes in therapeutic practice, he was invited to collaborate with medical institutes. The Center for Vegetative Pathology examined it during the practice of asanas and pranayama using special equipment to study the beneficial effects of yoga exercises on the nervous system and to use it in the treatment of various types of neurosis.