BECOME CERTIFIED TO TEACH PRE & POST NATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING – NOVEMBER 17-23, 2017

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Pregnancy Yoga TT in Dubai

DUBAI 85HR PRE & POST NATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH SALLY PARKES – NOVEMBER 17-23, 2017

Expand your career options while guiding moms through their exciting new journey and preparing them physically and mentally, for a healthy and powerful transition of childbirth.

This 85 Hour Yoga Alliance (US & UK) certified course covers Pregnancy, Post-natal and Mother and Baby Yoga and is grounded in sound anatomy and physiology, appropriate anatomy, asana, pranayama, mudra and relaxation. Yoga and methods developed from Pilates and gentle exercise rehabilitation, to assist post-natal recovery is also discussed, taught and practiced before moving on to our Mother and Baby Yoga module. The course finishes with a talk on how to set up your business including tips on using social media and how to organise classes and keep client referrals at an optimum level. ~ Sally Parkes Yoga

Sally has been teaching health and fitness since 1998 and has studied and taught pregnancy and post-natal yoga extensively since 2007. Her style of yoga is from the lineage taught by guru Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, a leader in the field of women’s well-being, whilst also weaving an element of exercise physiology, Pilates and movement methods gained from her studies in exercise rehabilitation in to her teaching. Now a mother of two lively little girls, Sally continues her studies and has trained as a doula with Michel O’Dent and with Jennifer Walker of Spinning Babies, and has penned many articles for major publications. Also the author of The Student’s Guide to Yoga Anatomy and teacher on movementformodernlife.com. Sally is now a certified Experienced and Senior Yoga Teacher and teacher trainer, who is known for her humour, warmth and all inclusive presentations. She specialises in delivering solid and thorough pregnancy and post-natal yoga teacher training’s in the UK, over 6 trainings in Dubai and internationally across Spain and Greece. 

Sally’s numerous articles published in Yoga Journal, Om Yoga and more can be found by clicking – here
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TOPICS | Your 85hr Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training will include:

​​Yoga related movements for all the trimesters to stretch and strengthen the physical body and help alleviate common conditions of pregnancy.
Mula bandha – the importance of a healthy pelvic floor and the correct alignment of the pelvis during pregnancy and the post-natal period.
Energetics; How a dysfunctional pelvic floor relates to and affects the root chakra.
Appropriate relaxation, pranayama, visualizations and meditation.
The spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth.
Working with an exercise ball or chair for both pregnancy and in preparation for labour.
Positions for optimal foetal positioning.
Birth and labour – description of a `normal’ birth using both anatomical images and a dummy baby and model of the pelvis. We also cover birth using induction, intervention, and caesarean section.
Post-natal recovery including exercises and breath work following caesarean section.
Yoga and pilates related movements for the post-natal period to stretch and strengthen the physical body and help alleviate common conditions of a post-natal woman including postural changes such as upper and low crossed syndrome.
How simple breath work and deep relaxation can help heal a women mentally, physically and emotionally.
Basic nutrition for new mums to aid post-natal recovery.
Mother and baby yoga – How to plan and facilitate a class.
How to start your business as a pre and post-natal yoga teacher.

 
This course teaches you to deliver classes and one to one lessons that are:
Safe, effective and functional
An even blend of the yoga system
Empowering
Uplifting
Informative
Non-judgemental
Supportive

 

 
You will finish the training course with the skills to:
You will be able to teach a Pregnancy Yoga class, a Post-Natal Yoga class and a Mother and Baby Yoga Class.
Teach a well-rounded yoga class that honours a woman’s mind and body at this special and sacred time.
Adapt your general classes for any pregnant ladies who also attend.
Integrate yoga props and small equipment into your classes and one to ones to make them more bespoke.
Adapt the class for those with injuries and/or common ailments such as lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, low/high blood pressure and fatigue.
Have a clear understanding of why it is important to incorporate all elements of yoga into a class.
Have the knowledge of what actually happens to the body during pregnancy and birth.


T​his 7 day pregnancy yoga teacher training is open to Yoga​ and Pilates students and teachers with a minimum of 1 year consistent practice.

Together we hold a clear open, welcoming space on November 17-23, 2017 for a superb training experience! 

To register while spaces are still available and take advantage of the ongoing early bird rate of 5,800 AED before the deadline expires on September 10th, please complete the submission form or email us directly at yogalatesdxb@gmail.com

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GroovyKids Yoga Teacher Training returns to Dubai on November 10-11, 2017

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GroovyKids Yoga Teacher Training UAE

GROOVYKIDS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH GREVILLE HENWOOD IN DUBAI

DATE: NOVEMBER 10-11
RATE: 3,000 AED
VENUE: Voyoga Studio, Tecom, Dubai, UAE

Combine your passion in Yoga and love for Kids and become certified with the necessary skills to teach yoga, movement and meditation to children!

GroovyKidsâ„¢ Yoga Teacher Training presented by the contagious energy and expertise of Global instructor Greville Henwood is a 15-hour course that equips you to teach so much more than just kids yoga!

Marking its 9th return to Dubai with back to back sell out, Greville is looking forward to empower you to look at the different ways to engage with children, delve deeper into the technical understanding of poses and how they can be sequenced together to create infinite classes for kids of all ages. You will learn how to play games to harness kids energy and enthusiasm and the GroovyKidsâ„¢ Yoga Flow [45-60 minute] which is a complete range of motion yoga class including music, movement, breath awareness and meditation. Not only can meditation bring about immediate behavioral changes in children, but it can also teach them how to make difficult life decisions, feel connected to the world around them, reduce hyperactivity, short attention span, sudden impulsive behavior and daily stress from school exam, sports competition, family pressure and much more.

YOU WILL BE EMPOWERED WITH THE SKILLS TO:
  • Implement 7 Keys to a successful GroovyKidsâ„¢ Yoga class.
  • How to prepare and organize the room.
  • GroovyKids Yoga Sequences and LOGIC behind each approach.
  • Focus on MOVEMENT for growth, benefiting their brain and developing organs
  • Poses to avoid depending on age groups.
  • Modifications for different age groups [3-5 / 6-12].
  • Incorporating creative games and partner work.
  • How to categorize poses smartly.
  • Brief comparison of teaching kids and adults.
  • How to teach philosophy to kids [addressing root causes of topics such as anxiety, attention span]
  • Watching Greville teach a live kids demo session on day 2.
  • Qualities of a yoga teacher and confidence.
  • How to offer individual attention to every child in a group setting.
  • Class control, discipline and rewards.
  • Teaching restorative yoga, meditation and breath control.

On the final hour of the final day, we invite all parents to bring their children in for a 1 hour live demo class led by Greville where you can watch theory being put into practice.

Here is what you can expect out of the 2 day deeply comprehensive and uplifting training – click to watch here

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Ph credit: Danielle Heron, one of our active GroovyKids Yoga graduate teaching a class at Surf House Dubai

Parents, school teachers, yoga / fitness instructors and anyone who wishes to teach the non competitive spirit and life changing benefits of yoga to kids are invited to enrol.

The training will be held at Voyoga studio in i-rise tower, Tecom, Dubai – click here to watch our past training held at the sunny venue and where you’ll be based in November.

Submit your details below to register or email us directly at yogalatesdxb@gmail.com

DUBAI 85 HR PREGNANCY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING BY SALLY PARKES🔹NOVEMBER 17-23, 2017

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DUBAI 85HR PRE & POST NATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH SALLY PARKESNOVEMBER 17-23, 2017

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Expand your career options while guiding moms through their exciting new journey and preparing them physically and mentally, for a healthy and powerful transition of childbirth.

This 85 Hour Yoga Alliance (US & UK) certified course covers Pregnancy, Post-natal and Mother and Baby Yoga and is grounded in sound anatomy and physiology, appropriate anatomy, asana, pranayama, mudra and relaxation. Yoga and methods developed from Pilates and gentle exercise rehabilitation, to assist post-natal recovery is also discussed, taught and practiced before moving on to our Mother and Baby Yoga module. The course finishes with a talk on how to set up your business including tips on using social media and how to organise classes and keep client referrals at an optimum level. ~ Sally Parkes Yoga

T​his 7 day pregnancy yoga teacher training is open to Yoga​ and Pilates students and teachers with a minimum of 1 year consistent practice. Together we hold a clear open, welcoming space in November for a superb training experience!

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Register while spaces are still available and take advantage of the ongoing early bird rate before the deadline of September 10, 2017

REGISTRATION DETAILS:
EMAIL: yogalatesdxb@gmail.com
VISIT: www.yogalatesblissindubai.com

Dubai GroovyKids Yoga Teacher Training returns on November 10-11, 2017!

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DUBAI GROOVYKIDS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH GREVILLE HENWOOD 🌈 NOVEMBER 10-11, 2017

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Combine your passion in yoga and love for kids under the expertise of Global Instructor Greville Henwood and become empowered with the necessary skills to teach kids yoga, movement and meditation in Dubai, on November 10-11, 2017.

As a trainee on this extremely joyful weekend training, you’ll learn the GroovyKids Yoga​™ flow [45-60 minute] complete range of motion yoga class using music, breath awareness and savasana techniques. You’ll also learn unique brain + body coordination exercises, how to build strength, stability, focus, balance & learn games to harness kids energy and enthusiasm. We practice yoga sequences to share yoga philosophically with kids and meditation that can help so much with stress as kids grow up. The training is very practical, interactive and extremely fun!

GroovyKids is proud to mark its 9th return to Dubai and this 15hr yoga alliance course hosted at the beautiful space of Voyoga studio. This kids yoga teacher’s training is open to anyone who has a love for kids and has a background in yoga practice – no specific level or experience required.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
EMAIL: yogalatesdxb@gmail.com
VISIT: www.yogalatesblissindubai.com

WELCOME TO BALI’S LEADING DETOX, YOGA AND MEDITATION RETREATS AT VILLA GAIA!

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Welcome to Gaia Retreat Center located in Ubud – the most desirable location in Bali and voted the friendliest town in Asia!

If you’ve been craving a change in your life and wish to give yourself a gift of personal growth & energy, then our tailored detox retreat packages and 5 day transcendental meditation private retreats are an excellent choice for your mind-body-spirit. At Gaia Retreat Center our mission is to establish a foundation that supports the energetic statement that the more you give the more you receive.

We offer 3 main services at Villa Gaia for you to choose from:
Detox & Yoga Personalized Retreat Packages

5 Day Private Transcendental Meditation Retreat

Host your Retreat / Training at Villa Gaia

The view from Villa Gaia is quintessential Bali. Think swaying palm trees and lush fruit trees line the edges of terraced rice fields that extend into the distance with a private stairway access to the rice fields and organic farm for wonderful morning walks.

From your front door of Villa Gaia, you can take a leisurely 15 minute stroll to town to a vast array of markets, shops & delicious world class restaurants including Locavore, Hujan Locale, Seniman Cafe, Seeds of Life, Kismet, Earth Cafe and a plethora of healers, spas, yoga studios and markets, easily found along the main roads of this small town.

Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali’s international airport) is just 60 minutes away from our villa making it a relaxing destination to travel to. Exploring the island is a must and our friendly staff can arrange tours during your stay. Since Bali is a fairly small island, you can plan many exciting adventures and day’s trip around the island while you detox at our villa.

The grand entrance of the retreat center opens up to the marble and teak wood that has 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, private spa room with sauna and hot tub, full Western-standard kitchen, private catering kitchen, dining room, large screen projection cinema room, full staff and a beautiful infinity pool with decks and views to awe and soothe any wired soul to bliss.

Read more and how to register towards our retreats by clicking – HERE 

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Dubai Raw Food Training by Chef Mia | May 5-10, 2017

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Dehydrated Gluten Free Buckwheat Rawnola with Apricot & Nectarine by Chef Mia of Graciously Green | Raw Food Chef Training in Dubai, May 5-10, 2017

DUBAI LEVEL 1 RAW FOOD CHEF TRAINING BY CHEF MIA
MAY 5-10, 2017

Gluten intolerant? Well, did you know that Buckwheat is a seed and a relative of the rhubarb fruit which has nothing to do with wheat? Buckwheat is actually gluten free!

Buckwheat has a delicious toasted satisfying texture and flavor while being packed with potassium, magnesium and manganese – important minerals that are often lacking in our diets and excellent for muscle and nerve function

And we all know that breakfast is important because it sets the tone for how you feel throughout the rest of your day. Once you start with a healthy, nutritious and filling breakfast, it is highly likely you will continue to choose healthy choices.

This Sprouted Raw Buckwheat Granola with Peach & Apricot recipe is one of Chef Mia of Graciously Green‘s favorite breakfast creation and a taster to many recipes you’ll learn how to create using the power of the food dehydrator at her upcoming Raw Food Chef Training on May 5-10, 2017 held at Tom&Serg in Dubai.

Prep Time: 15 mins plus 10 hours to dehydrate
Yields: 8 – 10 portions

INGREDIENTS
2 nectarines finely sliced
2 peaches finely sliced
2 cups of buckwheat groats – raw
2 TBS baobab
10 drops Caramel Medicine Flower (available on Amazon), or 6-8 drops of other caramel essence
1 cup dried apricots (finely sliced)
1/4 cup white chia seeds
1/4 tsp high mineral salt to taste

METHOD
First soak your buckwheat groats in water for an hour and rinse. Then leave covered in a sieve or colander for up to 48 hours [rinsing every few hours] until you see small tails appear. You have now activated your buckwheat and you can eat it in it’s raw state once dehydrated.

In a large bowl, add the buckwheat to the other ingredients and combine with your hands.

Next place all the mixture onto dehydrator trays – make sure to spread the mixture out so that it has enough room to dry. Store in airtight container for up to 4 weeks.

Big thanks to our kitchen sponsors at Tavola for extending 15% discount to our trainees and food dehydrator to learn how to create endless healthy recipes under Chef Mia’s expertise

*We now have 12 spots left at our inaugural training!

REGISTRATION
LEVEL 1 RAW FOOD CHEF TRAINING, MAY 5-10, 2017
EMAIL: yogalatesdxb@gmail.com
VISIT: http://www.yogalatesblissindubai.com

Source: Dubai Raw Food Chef Training by Mia | May 5-10, 2017

Learn how to teach Yoga Nidra, Shamatha & Guided Walking Meditation with David Magone, June 2-6 in Dubai

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5 DAY MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING WITH DAVID MAGONE | JUNE 2-6, 2017

Meditation is a word that has come to be used loosely and inaccurately in the modern world. That is why there is so much confusion about how to practice it. Some people use the word meditate when they mean thinking or contemplating; others use it to refer to daydreaming or fantasizing. However, meditation is not any of these.

Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. When you meditate, you are fully awake and alert, but your mind is not focused on the external world or on the events taking place around you.

I’m excited to welcome David Magone and the director of Pranavayu School in Boston to take you on a brand new five-day meditation teacher training in Dubai on June 2-6, 2017

Click – here – for complete details on the course structure
Rate: 4,200 AED

This 40-hour training will help you deepen your own meditation practice with a combination of restorative yoga, short lectures and setup excellent guided meditation practices using the Shamatha, Nidra and Guided Walking meditation techniques.
David has shared a beautiful introduction on Meditation [below] and how the heart healthy benefits applies to everyone along with what you will be walking away with out of his 5 day training. Please note that this training is open for ALL levels and all backgrounds onboard. You will be empowered with the major tools and techniques to begin offering your own meditation classes, private sessions, retreats and simply to your own personal practice. You can treat this training as a great 5 day retreat as well.
The sky’s the limit and the benefits are endless!

“When I was growing up, I spent a lot of time in the Rocky Mountains camping and hiking. The trails were beautiful and the scenery was stunning. I loved being surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks, lakes, streams and an abundance of wildlife, and so spent a lot of my downtime in the forests with my family and friends. Most of the trips that we took were very peaceful.

However, the areas that we traveled through were also populated by the North American grizzly bear – a creature known for its ferocity and occasional aggression toward hikers. Because we knew of the risk that the bears posed, we were always very careful to pay close attention to our surroundings.
Usually, the hikes were completed without incident. However, not all of the hikes were peaceful! Every now and then my friends and I would hear rustling in the forest, and sure that it was a bear, we would run away as fast as we could. To this day, I can still recall the changes that occurred in my body as I ran – they were really quite remarkable. As I ran, my pulse would quicken and my blood pressure would rise. I would also develop tunnel vision and my logical thinking would go out the door! Moments later when I found out that my mind had been playing tricks on me and it wasn’t a bear at all, it would usually take around ten or fifteen minutes before my heartbeat would slow and I would begin to feel normal again.
Though I didn’t understand it at the time, the symptoms that I felt as I ran were classic symptoms of the fight or flight response. The fight or flight response is a nervous system response that occurs when the body feels threatened. Under threat, the nervous system floods the body with a chemical cocktail of stress hormones that prepares whoever experiences it to either fight or run away! Classic symptoms are elevated blood pressure, nausea, erratic behaviour, tunnel vision and quicker breathing patterns. The fight or flight response is governed by one branch of the nervous system – the sympathetic. Another branch of the nervous system, (the parasympathetic) acts as more of a dampening system. This branch is designed to bring the body back to normal once the perceived threat has passed. As this occurs, the parasympathetic system kicks in and normalizes blood pressure, breath rate and all of the other deviations from the norm caused when the body perceives a threat. These two systems work to balance one another and both play an important role in our survival.
However, they both operate at different speeds. When the body is threatened, the fight or flight response kicks in immediately. The parasympathetic damper takes time more time to bring the body back down though – in most cases, it take at least 10 or fifteen minutes for it to work it’s magic! When a threat only happens occasionally, the fight or flight response isn’t really harmful. As long as the body has time to calm down, everything continues to work as it should. In fact, some exposure to stress can actually make the body and the mind stronger!

However, most of us experience more stress than the body is designed to cope with. As a result, we can wind up triggering the fight or fight response many times per day! When this happens, the parasympathetic nervous system doesn’t have time to do it’s job, and the body remains in constant overdrive. Over time, this exerts wear and tear on the body and can lead to a whole host of problems such as greater susceptibility to colds and flu, increased risk of heart attack, and faster than normal biological aging.

The good news is though, that these negative effects are preventable. Learning to induce the parasympathetic nervous system response, (also called the relaxation response) can help you prevent many of the health related risks of chronic stress and can even assist in healing damage done in the past. All of this can be accomplished through meditation.” – David Magone, www.pranavyau.com

 
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In this 5 day training, we’ll be covering 3 primary techniques that can be used

to induce the relaxation response:
 
Yoga Nidra which is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, is a profoundly relaxing practice that teaches you how to induce the relaxation response at will. The practice primarily consists of conscious body scanning practices and visualization exercises that can be done pretty much anywhere. Yoga Nidra is very useful for insomnia, anxiety and whole host of other ailments as well. Because it focuses on inducing relaxation through awareness of physical sensation, it’s also the perfect meditation for beginners to start with.

Shamatha Meditation is a traditional concentration practice that can be used to calm the emotions and slow down mental chatter. This particular meditation is typically done by practicing single-pointed meditation on an external object or a focal point such as the breath. When done regularly, this practice can strengthen concentration, balance the emotions, even make you more resilient to daily stressors.

Guided Walking Meditation is an excellent companion to a seated meditation practice. It’s a traditional practice that can be used to maintain mindfulness and loosen up stiff body parts between practice sessions. It provides an excellent way to ground your body and involves a very deliberating concentration on the motions of walking that we normally take for granted. Done with mindfulness, the simple act of walking can be used to induce the relaxation response and to develop a deeper appreciation for your body and the world around you.
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After taking this training you will be empowered to:

  • Effectively structure your own meditation practices
  • Help yourself and others overcome stress and anxiety by inducing the relaxation response
  • Identify and overcome common obstacles to meditation practice
  • Evaluate signs of progress
  • Guide 3 different types of meditation in private lesson settings and group class 
    environment through multiple sequences 
Click – here – for complete details on the course structure
Rate: 4,200 AED 





REGISTRATION STEPS:

Heart Healthy Transformative Yogalates Testimonial in Dubai!

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YOGALATES BLISS SESSIONS
DUBAI TESTIMONIAL  
 
RESPECT. We absolutely LOVE it when our clients walk in and out of their Yogalates [Yoga and Pilates] Sessions in Dubai feeling transformed physically, mentally and energetically and a massive thanks to our movement specialist – Kim Danoher – for lighting up the positive flame in our client’s bodies and mind.
 
Kim and I have known each other for a while through Yogalates. I went to Kim this summer after finishing a 6 month programme of chemotherapy. My body was a mess! Examples included not being able to open a bottle, not being able to stand any longer than 20 minutes. Coping with an hours worth of pain across the my back after getting out of bed.


After 8 months of seeing Kim twice a week, I understand my body better than I ever have done which has not only allowed me to move without pain again but I have the strength to get into postures that I struggled with even before chemo and oh pregnancy!

Kim has patience, she was able to connect with me at time that I was very fragile but also gave me the push and confidence to help me get to where I am today. I cannot describe how integral she has been on my journey to restoration.

I have referred her to so many people who are in pain and I have every confidence that she can fix them. Although she is a yoga teacher, I think the skills, dedication and ‘inner geek’ in her makes sessions with Kim much more than Yoga. As you can probably tell, I have a lot to say about how fantastic Kim is!” Bridgett Lau Cooke

 


YOGALATES WITH KIM DANOHER

At Yogalates, we explore the layers of muscles that make up the core then work to build strength and tone in these muscles that translate into a fluid practice. Building greater core stability is the one thing everyone needs in order to progress in yoga from standing postures, side bends, balancing sequences, spinal twists, flexibility and chest opening exercises for a healthier breathing pattern and being able to move freely and expansively through everyday life!
Our sessions are friendly meaning, all levels and all walks of life are welcome. You’ll be offered modifications by Kim if a pose is new to you and advanced variations if you are a regular client.
We preach the outdoors and nature inspired activities at Bliss and invite you to be prepared to soak in plenty FRESH air and enjoy the sound of nature, sight of sunset, stars and the occasional full moon in all its glory.
However if it rains, we will take shelter in our cosy indoor studio [below]!
YOGALATES REGISTRATION: 

When is Yogalates?
Monday AND Wednesday

What to bring:
Yoga mat, water and your awesome self!

Rate:
80Dhs for pay as you go – or – 600Dhs for a package of 10 sessions (valid for 3 months from date of purchase)
Please have the exact change ready in cash and payment is made on arrival.

Location:
*Yogalates takes place on the 7th floor, outdoor terrace overlooking the swimming pool.

*Showers/toilets are located on the same level as well as “Aqua Cafe” for coffee/tea/food if you wish to treat yourself afterwards or chill out on the 7th floor lounge area prior to your session.

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Time:
7:15 PM – 8:15 PM.
Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes to adjust your mat and settle in, peacefully!

Book online by visiting our Yogalates Sessions page over at: