Ashtanga Yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It is suitable for all ages, body types and fitness levels. All that is needed is an open mind and enthusiasm to learn. The greatest benefits come with regular practice. The Ashtanga yoga sequence is based on “vinyasa” – breath movement synchronisation. This warms the body, resulting in sweat, the removal of toxins and the purification of the body, mind and nervous system. Practitioners develop strength, flexibility, stamina and an overall sense of wellbeing.
Ashtanga Yoga Mysore-style Classes
This is where students are taught the Ashtanga yoga sequence individually within a group setting. Postures are taught sequentially allowing students to develop at a pace that is suitable for each individual. This makes it ideal for those new to yoga or those with specific physical/health conditions. The first session will last 30-40mins, gradually increasing to an hour or more. Suitable for all levels including complete beginners. Students can attend at any time during the specified time period. We recommend students attend a minimum of three Mysore classes a week. Drop-ins are not accepted except for out-of-town students.
Please contact Nea before attending the Mysore class to discuss your practice intention.
ASHTANGA LED CLASS
Students are counted through the Ashtanga Yoga primary series as a group.
Open to all levels
Hatha Alignment focuses on building a stable understanding of standing, forward extensions, backbends, twists and inversions. Similar to the Iyengar method of Yoga, emphasis is placed on correct alignment of the body to achieve the optimum flow of energy for the asana. The classes are open to all levels and props such as blocks, belts, blankets and chairs are used both to support and intensify the effect of the asanas.
Iyengar Yoga – All Levels
This class is open to all levels of yoga practitioners from a raw beginner to the regular practitioner. In this class, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of the Iyengar yoga method that lays strong emphasis on sequencing and alignment. The frequent use of props such as belts, blocks etc helps one achieve each asana to the best of your ability. Iyengar Yoga offers a safe and systematic progression of study helping to develop your skills and abilities within each class and from class to class.
Iyengar Yoga – Intermediate/Advanced
This class is open to yoga practitioners with at least three years of Iyengar yoga practice and for those having a regular practice of “inversions” (can hold sirsasna and sarvangasana for minimum 5 mins with or without assistance). Students will delve deeper into the intricacies and subtler actions of asanas ranging from standing to seated poses, twists to back bends and a series of inversions and pranayama.
In restorative yoga poses are passively held for a number of minutes as the body is met with support from carefully placed props and from the earth itself. External stimulation is minimised and movement is kept to the bare essential. Once the body is relaxed we invite the mind to enter the state of relaxed awareness that is Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation translated as Yogic Sleep. It is a state between wakefulness and deep sleep which can aid relaxation, reduce stress and improve health and well being.
This is an intermediate level Vinyasa Flow Yoga class creatively and energetically designed to help students connect into the universal energy of life. There will be a full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga. Yoga experience required. Not suitable for beginners.
Vinyasa Krama is a traditional method of yoga, originating from Krishnamacharaya, focuses on linking asanas with the secession of transitional movement, synchronised with the breath. The class includes asanas practised with vinayasas (variations and modifications), synchronised breathing with slow movements, pranayama, and meditation.
Taught by a certified birth doula, these prenatal yoga classes will incorporate birth breathing techniques as well as a sequence of yoga asanas, repeated week to week. The class will help in maintaining and building strength through the pregnancy, relieving pregnancy-associated discomfort as well preparing physically and mentally for birth. Suitable for women from the second trimester onwards with doctors clearance.
A yoga class designed specifically for women returning to yoga or starting a yoga practice after giving birth. The class will focus on a sequence of asanas useful for rebuilding strength as well as a strong focus on the breath, for both physical and mental wellbeing. The class will be “baby friendly” so you are welcome to bring baby along!
- 6 weeks after a straightforward vaginal birth
- 6-8 weeks after an instrumental assisted birth
- 12 weeks after a cesarean birth
The hour will include a short talk on meditation techniques, gentle movements to prepare the body, followed by a formal sit that will be guided by the teacher.
Yin is accessible for all bodies, ages, abilities and personalities. The practice is similar to an internal massage, some say it is like giving yourself a hug. Using simple poses we create moderate tension, we resolve to be still and we hold for time. Flexibility can improve through this method, also the practice can become quite meditative.
Tai Chi is an ancient practice originating from China.Movements in Tai Chi are gentle and without force, fluid and natural, synchronised with natural breathing. In soft and relaxed movements, muscles, wrists and tendons, inner organs, pathways of blood and vital energy, the whole human skin with hundreds of energetic acupuncture points are moving naturally. Tai Chi is accessible to everyone: old and young, those who are healthy as well as those with health problems regardless of their physical fitness. It offers deep relaxation for the body and mind.
COMMUNITY YOGA – For Lives Touched by Cancer
This is a gentle yoga and meditation class, running twice a week, specifically for people whose lives have been touched by cancer: those under going treatment or in recovery, family members and carers.
The classes are being taught by Lina Zoghaib, who has been on her own cancer journey having been diagnosed for non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer in 2017. For Lina, yoga was an integral support for her overall wellbeing during this time and continues to be so. Through this experience, she is inspired to share simple and effective yoga and meditation practices in a supportive and empathetic environment.
AED50 (discounted price).
Sound Meditation: Tibetan Bowls
You will be guided into deep relaxed state of mind by a few verbal instructions to begin with, following by the sounds of the bowls, emitting healing and cleansing vibrations that will touch and transform at the emotional and spiritual planes. These unique vibrations and sounds will prepare one for a deep meditative state of mind, while aligning the chakras and cleansing the auric fields. One can observe a profound restorative experience by training the brain waves so as to synchronize with the sound of the bowls. When this alignment occurs, both health and healing come into balance, creating harmony within and without.