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Ibiza Retreats Yoga Classes 2014

Join us for nurturing & revitalising Go with your Flow Yoga classes – or book a private to deepen your practice or as a treat for your family and friends.

* Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6.30pm – 7.45pm – open & unwind: restorative evening flow @ Atzaro

* Thursdays @ 10am – 11.30am (women only) (Larah & Susie) – on the divine pine deck when sunny! @ Can Amonita followed by tea, cake & life-enhancing chats

Please confirm your mat-space – email info@ibizaretreats.com 24 hours ahead.

We look forward to asana-ing with you soon :0)

 

Love – Light – and big warm smiles….  Susie & Larah

Weekend Wellness classes

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  • Soft yet deep rejuvenating Sivananda Yoga at Namibia, Santa Eulalia with Lena Tancredi Friday 6.30 -8.00pm.
  • Ashtanga yoga at Hot Yoga Ibiza town Saturday 9.00 -10.30am and Hot Yoga from 12.00 – 1.30pm.
  • Kundalini Yoga Saturday 1.00 – 2.30pm and 4.00 – 5.30pm and Sunday 11.00 – 12.30pm, 1.00 – 2.30pm and 4.00 – 5.30pm at Pilates Ibiza with teacher Siri Bani Kaur.

Come back on Monday for our featured classes for next week. For retreats and workshops visit our wellbeing calendar

ENQUIRE NOW to book into the classes or if you are a teacher and would like to advertise your classes, retreat or workshop. Alternatively call Cheryl on 645464574.

Wellbeing at the Weekend

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  • Yoga classes and meditation followed by a healthy brunch at the Garden of Light in San Miguel every Saturday morning from 8am.
  • Ashtanga yoga at Hot Yoga Ibiza 9 -10.30am and Hot Yoga later on in the day from 12 – 1.30pm.
  • Kundalin Yoga this Saturday 1 – 2.30pm and 4 – 5.30pm and Sunday 11 – 12.30pm, 1 – 2.30pm and 4 – 5.30pm at Pilates Ibiza

ENQUIRE NOW to book your place or if you are a teacher and would like to advertise your classes, retreat or workshop on our wellbeing calendar. Alternatively call Cheryl on 645464574.

Featured event this Sunday, Mindullness Meditation at Benirras Beach with Mindfulness Teacher Cindy Ritmeester.  ENQUIRE NOW  to book your place.

What is yoga?

Yoga, a Sanskrit word meaning ”to yoke,” or “to unite” is a set of disciplines that address the body-mind split in many powerful ways. Meditation, concentration, physical postures, breath control and so forth are some of the better known ones. Certainly, the physical postures, “asanas” are the best known form, and contain much of the benefit of the other branches. Yoga is particularly good for the back and joints.

Yoga  originated in India more than three thousand years ago. Its purpose is to help each one of us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness. With Yoga, we can extend our healthy, productive years far beyond the accepted norm and, at the same time, improve the quality of our lives.

Benefits of yoga

Physical flexibility: Stretching your tight body in new ways will help it to become more flexible, bringing greater range of motion to muscles and joints. Over time, you can expect to gain flexibility in your hamstrings, back, shoulders, and hips.

Strength: Many yoga poses require you to support the weight of your own body in new ways, including balancing on one leg (such as in Tree pose) or supporting yourself with your arms (such as in Downward Facing Dog). Some exercises require you to move slowly in and out of poses, which also increases strength.

Muscle tone: As a by-product of getting stronger, you can expect to see increased muscle tone. Yoga helps shape long, lean muscles.

Pain Prevention: Increased flexibility and strength can help prevent the causes of some types of back pain. Many people who suffer from back pain spend a lot of time sitting at a computer or driving a car. That can cause tightness and spinal compression, which you can begin to address with yoga. Yoga also improves your alignment, both in and out of class, which helps prevent many other types of pain.

Better Breathing: Most of us breathe very shallowly into the lungs and don’t give much thought to how we breathe. Yoga breathing exercises, called Pranayama, focus the attention on the breath and teach us how to better use our lungs, which benefits the entire body. Certain types of breath can also help clear the nasal passages and even calm the central nervous system, which has both physical and mental benefits.

Mental Calmness: Yoga asana practice is intensely physical. Concentrating so intently on what your body is doing has the effect of bringing a calmness to the mind. Yoga also introduces you to meditation techniques, such as watching how you breathe and disengagement from your thoughts, which help calm the mind.

Stress Reduction: Physical activity is good for relieving stress, and this is particularly true of yoga. Because of the concentration required, your daily troubles, both large and small, seem to melt away during the time you are doing yoga. This provides a much-needed break from your stressors, as well as helping put things into perspective. The emphasis yoga places on being in the moment can also help relieve stress, as you learn not to dwell on past events or anticipate the future. You will leave a yoga class feeling less stressed than when you started.

Body Awareness: Doing yoga will give you an increased awareness of your own body. You are often called upon to make small, subtle movements to improve your alignment. Over time, this will increase your level of comfort in your own body. This can lead to improved posture and greater self-confidence.

Check out our calendar of classes, retreats and workshops for the latest yoga news and happenings around Ibiza or contact cheryl@ibizaretreats.com