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

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: 

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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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

WELCOME TO YOGALATES BLISS IN DUBAI!

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Noura El-Imam – Founder of Yogalates Bliss in Dubai

Friends! I’m excited to share my website’s complete makeover offering you a smoother navigation experience. Check out the brand new look of Yogalates Bliss in Dubai heading into its 7th year and how you can be part of our signature Yogalates Sessions, Yoga Teacher Trainings and annual Bali Bliss Retreat in 2017!

Link on over to: www.yogalatesblissindubai.com

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15 Minute Best Stretches to Avoid “Text Neck” and Neck Pain

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In 2008, the term “text neck” was coined by a doctor to describe the phenomenon. Just by looking at people around the office, on the street, or at the bar, it’s clear it’s become a national epidemic. According to research, your head weighs about 10 pounds in a neutral position. But if you move it forward just 15 degrees, it feels more like 27 pounds to your neck. At 30 degrees, it feels like 40 pounds, and at 45 degrees, almost 50 pounds. Ouch.

The result: muscle strain, pinched nerves, herniated disks, painful headaches, and more. And as our phones evolve into mini-computers, we’re glued to them for hours—up to four per day, research suggests. This adds up to 700 to 1,400 hours per year—and up to 5,000 for high schoolers, who are most at risk for developing spinal issues and even needing surgery, experts say

The good news? Doing some simple stretches can help you eliminate the pain and strain on your neck and spine. Even better, you don’t need a yoga mat, yoga clothes, or even the willpower to stand up—you can do these seated at your desk right now! Enjoy the relief, release and feel-good stretches in this video below. And remember, prevention is the best cure!

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