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: 

Enhance the Body’s Ability to Heal & Rejuvenate | Dubai Meditation Teacher Training by David Magone, June 2-6, 2017

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

‘We are a society of energy addicts, who expect quick fixes on demand. We fight our natural rhythms and then expect to switch off at will, but we could use our SLEEP to connect more deeply with ourselves.’ – Fiona Buckland

Stress is a major inducer of hypertension. As with anxiety, stress-related hypertension comes and goes – and is fairly normal. By including meditation into your daily life, you can prevent stress from developing into a chronic, daily condition.

Just 10 minutes of resting with your eyes closed can transform a problem, calm shattered nerves, and relieve sensations of fatigue.

Perfect for serious students of yoga and teachers alike, this five-day meditation teacher training designed by David Magone from Boston, will help you deepen your own meditation practice with a combination of restorative yoga, short lectures and setup excellent guided meditation practices.

David is the director of www.pranavayu.com and has received a number of accolades in the press with features in Travel + Leisure’s “25 Top Yoga Studios Around the World”, Vogue Magazine UK, the Wall Street Journal, NPR and many other publications, David also serves as a Dharma teacher and is one of the first non-Tibetan teachers authorized to teach Mangalam Yantra Yoga, a Buddhist Yoga practice originating in the 10th century A.D. David regularly contributes to the Huffington Post Healthy Living section, and is a featured teacher on Gaia TV and the Comcast Cable TV Network.
In addition to deepening your own practice across this 5 day intensive, you’ll learn to guide others to a happier, healthier and more peaceful mental perspective with 3 different types of meditation:

Yoga Nidra state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of instructions. It’s very useful for insomnia, anxiety and whole host of other ailments

Shamatha Meditation is the practice (bhāvanā) of the calming of the mind (citta) and its ‘formations’ (saṅkhāra). This is done by practicing single-pointed meditation most commonly through mindfulness of breathing. It calms emotions and strengthens concentration.

Guided Walking Meditation an excellent way to ground your body which involves very deliberating thinking about and doing a series of actions that you normally do  automatically. It’s a wonderful complement to a seated meditation practice.
After taking this training you be able to:

  • Effectively structure your own daily 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 three different types of meditation in private lesson settings and group class environment

Since the meditation workshops are designed to be as calming as possible, the morning yoga sessions will include Restorative Yoga such as a slow, floor-based class that incorporates back-bending and twisting poses that encourage heart opening as well as liberation for the hip flexors, chest, and spine. The late afternoon sessions will focus on Yoga Nidra, Shamatha and Guided Walking Meditation to support the training anD introduce prospective teachers and students to the major tools and techniques to begin offering meditation classes.

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Hi! My name is David Magone. I grew up in the Rocky Mountains, just outside of a small town in Montana called Livingston. I’ve been a full time yoga teacher for the last fourteen years, and when not teaching yoga, I spend most of my time cooking, traipsing through the woods, or hanging out on the Maine Coast with my partner Alexandra.

My yogic journey began in 1995 with a monk, a can of coca-cola and a packet of coffee creamer.

At that time, I was traveling as a percussionist on a high-school band tour through parts of China. During the trip, I had the good fortune to be seated next to a young Buddhist monk during a flight from Shanghai to Beijing. About an hour into the flight, the flight attendant brought around beverages and the monk asked for a can of coca cola. I’m not certain why, but when she gave him the can she also handed him a packet of creamer to go along with it.

The monk didn’t understand that the creamer was meant for coffee, so he proceeded to pour it into his soda, and it fizzed everywhere. Rather than being annoyed, he laughed so hard that he almost started to cry! At first, I was surprised by his reaction but then I started to laugh too. Neither one of us spoke the same language so we didn’t talk at all, but I really remember thinking,“Man! I really want to be be like that guy!”

At the time, I had no idea what that monk had done to become so light-hearted, but I assumed that it must have something to do with meditation. And so, when I returned home to Montana a few weeks later, I bought a book on meditation and started practicing on my own. I can’t say that I had any mind-blowing experiences that first time out, but practicing made me feel calm and happy. This small success served to give me the confidence that I was indeed on the right track, so I decided to keep on practicing from that point on in the hopes of deepening my experience.

Motivated by that initial experience with meditation, I eventually decided to pursue the possibility of greater health and happiness by dedicating myself more fully to traditional yoga and meditation practices. I began by studying philosophy at Portland State University and continued on to complete a three year yoga teaching apprenticeship with master yoga teacher Holiday Johnson while studying vinyasa yoga with “Yogi Bill” Counter in Portland Oregon. In 2001, under the kindly mentorship of Holiday, I began to synthesize many of my discoveries in philosophy, yoga and meditation into a unique style of vinyasa yoga called PranaVayu.

In 2003, I relocated to Boston MA and after teaching there for a number of years I began formal meditation studies with the Tibetan meditation master Khenpo Migmar Tseten Rinpoche [featured with David above] at the Harvard University Buddhist Chaplaincy. Before coming to the U.S., Khenpo Migmar had served as the main Abbot of the Sakya Monastary in Puruwalla India. Due to his academic achievements, Khenpo Migar was allowed to train directly with His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, one of the greatest meditation masters of the last century and the private Tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama himself.

After studying with Khenpo Migmar for a number of years, I became one of the first non-Tibetan teachers authorized to teach Mangalam Yantra Yoga, a secret Buddhist Yoga practice dating from the 10th century A.D. Today, in addition to teaching PranaVayu Yoga and Mangalam Yantra Yoga, I teach Dharma courses on a variety of sutra topics under Khenpo Migmar’s guidance and continue to attend ongoing classes in Vajrayana Buddhism (Highest Yoga Tantra) at the Sakya Center in Harvard Square.

In 2014, the circle came full round when I was asked to join the Prajna Upadesa Foundation, a small non profit organization responsible for organizing a public teaching for the His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Boston. I happily accepted, and served in a number of roles in the lead up to the event.   Our small team put in a lot of hard work and were rewarded with a sold out event with over 2,000 people in attendance. Over the course of the day, monks and nuns from a variety of traditions and lay people from all across the U.S. gathered together to hear His Holiness give commentary on “the Eight Verses of Mind Training”. It was a truly memorable experience, and one that I’ll not forget.

In the hopes of sharing some of what I’ve learned with others, I regularly teach PranaVayu yoga classes and workshops all around the world. I also contribute content to the world’s leading Yoga website Gaia.com (Formerly Gaiam TV) and a number of other mind/body and fitness publications. It’s been an amazing journey so far, and I owe it all to that monk and his can of soda! If it hadn’t been for him, I don’t know if I ever would have found my way to yoga. I’ll never have the chance to thank him personally, so instead, I’ve decided to do my best to pay it forward by introducing as many people as possible to the transformational effects of yoga and meditation.

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Practice full length videos with David on Gaia TV
https://www.gaia.com/person/david-magone

5 DAY SCHEDULE

9AM – 5PM

Day 1

Intro to the relaxation response

Meditation practices for insomnia

Guiding Yoga Nidra

Practicum:  Student guided Yoga Nidra

Day 2

Retrain your brain – Intro to meditation

Walking meditation practices

Preliminaries and prerequisites

The basics of seated posture

What to focus on when meditating

Group assimilation exercises

Day 3

Additional techniques to aid concentration

How to overcome major obstacles to meditation practice

Understanding the five moods of meditation

Group assimilation exercises

Day 4

Understanding the elephant, monkey and the monk:  9 stages of meditation

Silent meditation retreat

Day 5

Review, silent meditation retreat and student guided meditation practices

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REGISTRATION STEPS:

1) Application Form: 

Please complete the attached application form in this email and submit it back to me at yogalatesdxb@gmail.com 

to proceed with securing your place and payment as the next step.

2) Tuition Fee: 4,200 AED

Rate includes your comprehensive manual, certificate of completion of 40 hours (Counts as CEC for Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers)

 

3) Prerequisite Readings:

  • 10% Happier by Dan Harris
  • Just One Thing by Dr. Rick Hanson

Express interest and register while spaces are still available by completing the form below or via: Email: yogalatesdxb@gmail.com
Visit: www.yogalatesblissindubai.com

SPINAL MOBILITY & CORE STRENGTH YOGALATES AT FRASER SUITES DUBAI

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SPINAL TONIC, CORE STRENGTH AND OUTDOOR YOGALATES SESSIONS AT FRASER SUITES DUBAI

Just like servicing a car, your body and mind require weekly maintenance to stay mobile. Stretching and strengthening your shoulders after spending hours behind your laptop not only feels GREAT, but it lowers the risk of sudden spasms, strains, muscle knots and fatigue. Sounds familiar? Here is what one of our dedicated members, a runner and long time Dubai resident had to say…

I’m originally from London and I’ve been managing arabianEye – a photo agency based in Media City – for the last 4 years. I’ve been attending Yogalates for several years now and have been meaning to write this testimonial for quite some time! Having experienced long term issues with my lower back, I was recommended to try Yogalates as a means to strengthen my core. Over a year later, my back is far better than ever and my posture has significantly improved. As well as the physical benefits, I have found that Yogalates really helps me to unwind after a stressful day at work.

I can sometimes turn up in an awful mood (!) but will leave feeling great! I love being outdoors at the moment, so the setting for me is ideal compared to all the other yoga and pilates classes in Dubai” – Greg Aslangul

YOGALATES BLISS SESSIONS - OUTDOOR YOGA AND PILATES IN DUBAI

At Yogalates we honor your body, build core strength and sooth your soul. And we welcome ALL levels. Movement specialist and anatomy expert Kim Danoher will take you through a 1hr flow with the sole aim of melting away muscle tension in your upper back while building overall strength to bring realign your precious spine.

DETAILS: 

Monday and Wednesday
7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

What to bring:
Yoga mat, water and your awesome self. Spare mats provided if needed

Rate:
80 Dhs for pay as you go – or – 600 Dhs for a package of 10 sessions (valid for 3 months from date of purchase)

Location:
Fraser Suites Tower (7th floor) by GEMS Wellington School on Sheikh Zayed Road

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

Click – here – to read more about our weekly signature Yogalates Sessions in Dubai



Book your first session online by submitting your details in the form below or email yogalatesdxb@gmail.com

Yoga & Essential Skills | GroovyKids Yoga Teacher Training, April 7-8, Dubai, UAE

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Dubai GroovyKids Yoga Teacher Training April 7-8, 2017 | http://www.yogalatesblissindubai.com

In today’s fast-paced and pressurized environment, children often do not have the opportunity to dance in the rain, walk barefoot on wet grass, smell the flowers, and to just be. And often, many essential life skills -such as emotional intelligence and learning how to cope with the unexpected can only be learned from an unbound state of mind. To be happy and successful in life requires more skills than the ability to excel in exams, play a musical instrument, read libraries of books.

If you’ve always wished to teach the non competitive approach of yoga to kids while helping them build confidence in their growing bodies, we invite you to join one of the most joyful kids program in town – GroovyKids Yoga Teacher Training – presented by the founder himself, Greville Henwood from Los Angeles.

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As a trainee on this fascinating intensive, you’ll learn how to teach the GroovyKids™ Yoga Flow [45-60 minute] complete range of motion yoga class for kids of all ages and abilities including music, movement, breath awareness and meditation. You’ll also learn fun games that get you to reveal your own patterns of thought, study class sequences and learn why, when and how to modify the sequence for almost infinite classes. You’ll see why the GroovyKids™ vision works for all kids of all abilities and cultures, from ages of 3-12 and sometimes even a little younger.

Parents, school teachers, yoga and fitness instructors and anyone who wishes to teach the benefits of yoga to kids are invited to enrol with Greville Henwood.

*Due to 7 sold out trainings in the past, we highly encourage advance deposit to secure your place.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN🔰
DUBAI GROOVYKIDS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING APRIL 7-8, 2017
EMAIL: yogalatesdxb@gmail.com
VISIT: www.yogalatesblissindubai.com

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Learn to Tap Into the Benefits of Yoga | 100hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai, February 24 – March 7, 2017

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All yoga practices conducted on the mat are part of the branch of Hatha Yoga – a gentle, more deliberate form of practice engaging asanas (yoga postures) offering a tremendous range of benefits for any level of yoga student. At the end of the day, practicing yoga is a personalized, unique beautiful journey of self discovery.

At Kreg Weiss’s 100hr Hatha Teacher Training, you’ll be fully charged with the skills to align, modify, and receive the practice that is genuine and authentic to you and your clients in order to balance and accommodate specific needs related to other activities and lifestyle patterns – athletes, injury recovery, pre- and postnatal, seniors, postural imbalance like forward head posture, or ‘text neck,’ which is increasing in our modern society resulting in unflattering number of issues like back and neck pain, headaches, jaw problems. .

You will learn specific flows to facilitate better posture by reversing chronically protracted scapulae and muscle imbalances that keep many people trapped in a poor posture resulting in severe neck and sudden back spasms.

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And while considered a less vigorous style of practice, Hatha Yoga embraces a Yang energy offering a satisfying warmth and physical engagement from standing / seated / arm balances to core-flows which will be covered at the training. From the yin side, you’ll integrate beautiful, cooling postures and breath work to support the parasympathetic engagement of the nervous system, thus helping flush out stress and create a healing practice for the mind and soul – immensely needed in today’s busy lifestyle!

This training is an EXCELLENT foundation for yogis who may be keen to enroll into a 200hr at a later stage and for active teachers from all backgrounds wishing to expand their clientele base.

REGISTER TODAY!
100hr HATHA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH KREG WEISS
FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 7

TIMINGS: 9am – 5:30pm
HOSTED: Voyoga Studio
EMAIL: yogalatesdxb@gmail.com
VISIT: https://www.yogalatesblissindubai.com/100hr-hatha-yoga-teacher-training-feb-2017.php

 

COSTAL BREATHING FOR SPINAL HEALTH & FLUIDITY | 100HR HATHA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, FEB 24-MARCH 7, 2017 | DUBAI, UAE

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COSTAL BREATHING FOR SPINAL HEALTH AND FLUIDITY IN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE

Breath is the primary focus of every yoga practice – delivering benefits to the physical body, mental body, emotional body, and energetic body.

At our upcoming 100hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai, we will learn how to tap into the mechanics of our breathing during our yoga practice. On the physical level, we will consider how breath can encourage mobilization and freedom of the thoracic spine (ribcage region). We will visualize and feel how much connection to breathing through the rib cage you can actually do. We often place great attention to diaphragmatic (belly) breathing which has its importance however, we can also greatly benefit from learning and relearning proper, costal (ribcage) breathing technique and isolation [leaving enough breath, so the inhales can readily rise into the front, sides, and (very important) the back of the ribcage]. An important aspect to costal breathing is to be able to fully relax the neck as breath fills the ribs – if not, this is indicative of possible issues with breathing mechanics.

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When we attain a solid grasp of costal breathing techniques, not only do we support thoracic spinal mobilization, but we also acquire a greater capacity for yogic breathing during more strenuous and engaging postures that require contraction of the core. It is not possible (and often not advised) to do diaphragmatic breathing in postures like Chaturanga, Warrior 2, and Tree pose. The desired bandha (lock) around the abdomen impedes the diaphragm in these types of poses. But we still need to breathe and ideally with a full, controlled rhythm as if we were merely sitting in Sukhasana (easy pose). Through regular training of our costal breathing, the integrity of our overall breathing mechanics can flourish and expand the benefits of our practice including retaining healthy thoracic mobility and in turn, a more fluid practice.

This technique and so much more will be covered at our upcoming Dubai 100hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training on February 24 – March 7, 2017 by Senior Hatha Yoga Teacher, Anatomy Expert and Kinesiologist from Montreal, Kreg Weiss


 

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DUBAI 100HR HATHA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, FEB 24- MARCH 7, 2017

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

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Where Have All the Fermented Foods Gone? | Dubai Raw Food Chef Training, May 5-10, 2017

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The amount of probiotic foods available in the average diet has declined sharply over the last few decades. Our immune system is mainly in our gut and our gut needs good bacteria to stay healthy, banish fatigue, poor memory, a “spacey” feeling, intense food cravings, bad breath and indigestion.

Thankfully, raw sauerkraut is making its come back and one of the highlights at our Raw Food Chef Training on May 5-10 presented by Mia of Graciously Green  is having her expertly guide you on how to create delicious recipes with this purple power potent goodness.

And the best bit? These budget friendly gut healthy foods are super easy to recreate back at your kitchen! And we are thrilled to announce our new sponsors Tavola supporting us at the training with their extensive range of top end cutlery and gadgets from Gefu Spiralizers, Vitamix blenders, Excalibur dehydrator, Kuvings juicer and which also means… which also means… all our trainees get a sweet discount upon graduation to their extensive online shop!

Whether you’re an aspiring chef who loves to prepare meals for friends and family, are a professional chef wishing to expand your skills and portfolio, a health and wellness enthusiast looking to integrate the benefits of raw food into your diet or wish to overcome health challenges, allergies, digestion issues and fatigue by nourishing your body from the inside-out, we invite you to join us on the very first Level 1 – Graciously Green Raw Food Chef Training with Chef Mia hosted at the urban, hip venue of Tom & Serg in Dubai, UAE !

This course is a fantastic place to start learning how to implement creative and heart-healthy plant based meals into your daily diet.

Take a Breath, Close your Eyes… Join us on an unforgettable Bali Bliss Retreat, June 2-6 2017

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Join us on an unforgettable experience to the stunning North West of Bali on June 3-10 where you’ll travel off the tourist trail, reset all 5 senses, erase stagnation and monotony from the city life and reawaken your creative juices again!

Part of our upcoming signature *Bali Bliss 8 Day Retreat* involves exploring secret waterfalls and if you’re up for facing your fears, taking a sweet 16 meter jump or super fun slide down this beauty! Or just admiring Aling Aling waterfall as it majestically flows underneath and above you…

We’ve got an exciting line up of unique adventures & delicious meals put together by Sumberkima Hill fused with daily invigorating and restorative yoga sessions by Kim Yoga For Life awaiting our Blissful guests!

INQUIRE MORE / REGISTER TO RETREAT:
Visit: Bali Bliss Retreat June 3 – 10, 2017
Email: yogalatesdxb@gmail.com

Hands and Wrists, Your Foundation for a Fluid Yoga Practice – By Kreg Weiss | 100hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai, Feb 24, 2017

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While there are many different approaches to intensity and pacing in yoga practices, slowing down the physical elements and shifting poses towards an attitude of receiving and exploring (versus gains & aesthetics) establishes a very different and profound discipline on the mat. A sense of space, a sense of being true – yoga offers an opportunity to tap into a vast expanse of wellness benefits.

This process can readily start by assessing & understanding our bodies better, by taking in yoga cues as merely ‘suggestions’, and by settling into your unique places of resistance and space. It is common to view a lack of mobility in yoga with a negative tone (“I can’t reach my toes”, “I can’t bind around my knee” etc). Resistance is not our foe – it often keeps us stable and supported. Knowing our body structures and its limitations should be embraced with positivity and supported . We come to the mat purely to acquire benefits of our individual wellness – not to mimic the physical form. Through this intention, confidence flourishes.

 

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Hasta bandha (hand energy lock) – sets the foundation for a fluid yoga practice | Kreg Weiss demonstrates.

Our hands are an essential rooting foundation in our yoga practice. Without proper engagement and energy distribution, injuries can readily develop. Applications like hasta bandha (hand energy lock) can greatly enhance the integrity and distribution of force loads throughout the hands and wrists.

Join Kreg Weiss, BHKin, Senior Hatha Yoga Presenter, Exercise Science Specialist and co-creator of the world’s leading platform My Yoga Online on a 12 day fascinating 100-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training in Dubai where you will cover key structures of rooting techniques that will inspire your practice along with excellent teaching cues + alignment that deliver greater intelligence, purpose and solid foundation.

You’ll dive into a 12 day journey of teaching fluid Hatha Yoga Flows designed for mixed levels including modifying for wrist and knee conditions, posture exploration (foundations/ corrections / modifications / assists), how to sequence corporate yoga classes, postural restoration, chair yoga practices, sequencing for athletes including functional core flows and much more!

This training is open to aspiring teachers, current teachers and passionate yogis. No minimal teaching or practice level required.

Foundation in Yoga Practice - Hatha Yoga by Kreg Weiss from Montreal to Dubai

Throwback to 2015 when Kreg Weiss introduced our participants with the opportunity to engage fundamental alignment principles while saturating the body and mind with breath and balanced energy. Within every posture, Kreg invited modifications to establish and honour our unique practice while also embracing the aspects of receptivity and exploration.

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Kreg Weiss in Dubai – leading an outdoor Hatha Yoga Class, 2015

Email to register: yogalatesdxb@gmail.com or submit your details in the form below and we will get back to you within 24 hours: