Yoga keeps us flexible in both body and mind.

Perhaps you have an existing yoga practice or perhaps you have just a vague idea of what yoga is. Each of those circumstances are as good as each other when coming to yoga. Every day we come to practice with a slightly different body, in a slightly different set of conditions- our state of mind changes moment to moment taking with it our breath.

And so I encourage you to come to each practice with a beginners mind, without judgement, ego or expectation. Without mindlessly and rigidly going through routine and habit but rather engaging with and experiencing each unique moment.

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ABOUT ME

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I have been a devoted yoga practitioner for 15 years and a humble teacher since 2014. I trained with YogaCampus in London, choosing them for their approach of looking simultaneously to the rich traditions of yoga whilst refining the practice for the here and now. Since graduating I have become ever more in awed at the power of yoga to meet students where they are in any given moment and life circumstance- to build strength, flexibility and focus in both body and mind.

 

Over time my focus has been drawn to the quieter, restorative practices which in their simplicity offer a soothing space of refuge from the over stimulating nature of modern life, practices of ‘un doing’ which reveal a sense of inner balance and wellbeing.

 

I am a Level 1 Relax and Renew teacher, having trained in Restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, I have also studied the profoundly relaxing technique of Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli.

 

I have a deep interest in the way yoga practice can transform and support us off the mat across all areas of our life, within family and within community. For sparking that interest and for continuous inspiration I thank my teachers Michael Stone and Judith Hanson Lasater.

 

Within my classes my intention is always to offer a safe and supportive space to allow you as a student, your own authentic experience of yoga.

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WHERE AND WHEN

REGULAR CLASSES

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Restorative Yoga 

Thursdays 7.45-9.00 pm Nilaya House, Al Quoz, Dubai

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.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Yoga & Brunch, XVA Gallery
Saturdays from 10am-
October 13th
November 10th
January 19th
February 16th
March 16th
An hour of gentle flowing yoga on the picturesque rooftop, followed by a delicious brunch in the courtyard cafe. Suitable for all levels.
Early bird rate- 100 AED (+VAT) if you book and pay in advance through the hotel reservations@xvagallery.com
On the day 120 AED (+VAT) in cash please
More information on the blog here

COVER CLASSES

At ZOGA, Downtown Dubai

Restorative Yoga

Fridays 2nd, 9th, 16th November @6.15pm
Wednesdays 7th, 14th November @ 11.30am

Vinyasa Flow (Level 1)

Friday 16th November @ 5pm
Wednesday 7th, 14th November @10am

 

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