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Wouter Smit - Meet the Teachers

Wouter's mission is for everyone he teaches to be able to access the realm of the heart. The heart is the seat of the soul. Living in close connection to our hearts, means a connected life of fulfillment, the only life truly worthy of your time. He teaches with special sets of pranayama (breathing exercises) to empty the mind, and make student teachers more receptive to the soft voice of their hearts. Then Wouter will guide you through a series of slow although intense series of Vinyasa Flows of intermediate postures, to wake up the entire physical body and to learn how to feel deeply into the body. Finally student teachers will sink deep into their hearts, drawing new power from the divine source within, revitalizing batteries and gaining new insights into the workings of the heart. Wouter Smit’s aim is to lead you from the personal realm to yoga. With smooth flowing sequences of asanas on inspiring music, lot’s of attention will be given to the actual meeting of the steady, happy posture. Convinced that the world will become a more beautiful place when people live from their hearts, he will encourage you to find your heart and develop the power to stand for it.



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Win a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training Programme in Ibiza with Yogashala Ibiza* worth £2995

Sunny days Mikela Baasana Friends many of you have
 
 
 
been asking about the Competition, simply sign up to our Newsletter and you will be given the hyperlink:

Win a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training Programme in Ibiza with Yogashala Ibiza* worth £2995

*flights not included

Training programme is 15th September – 6th October 2013

Steeped in history, going back to the time of the Moors and in many ways still unspoilt, the island of Ibiza has so much to offer with its wonderful restaurants, breath-taking sunsets, many beaches and of course, it’s spirituality and yoga is a great way to experience the spiritual side of Ibiza.

The Ibiza Bija Yoga Alliance 200-hour Teacher Training Course is an intensive, residential course led by Jacqueline Purnell BWY FCT, E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Teacher.

The three week course leads to a professional qualification which reflects ancient values at work in the modern world, where professionalism and the yoga of the Sanskrit scriptures meet.

The course is very demanding and requires high levels of self-discipline and commitment, so should not be undertaken lightly. There is a huge wealth of knowledge and information to digest so you will need the full support of your family and friends and you will find new reserves you didn’t know you had in order to complete this cutting edge course successfully. The friendships and camaraderie engendered by the demanding schedule makes the process very uplifting and you will learn how to teach with confidence. It may even change your life.

Prize includes:

- Shared accommodation in twin rooms 10 – 15 walk from the training centre

- All tuition

- Diploma

- A light brunch of Muesli and fruit at the Garden of Joy every day except your two free days.

Insurance, flights and transfers to the venue are not included in the prize.

For more information please visit yogashalaibiza.com

To enter please answer this question below and complete the form:

What is the name of the yoga centre where the training course is taking place? (Hint: go to yogashalaibiza.com to find out!)

Win! 200 Hour Teacher Training Programme in Ibiza

Win! 200 Hour Teacher Training Programme in Ibiza
 
 
 Mikela A & P


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The Growth of Yoga

   "It continues to make me happy to watch yoga develop and grow from something that was previously viewed as something on the ‘alternative’ fringes of society to a more mainstream practice that can genuinely be accessed by people from all walks of life. I want to teach yoga in order to be part of this process; to give others tools to increase their physical and psychological well-being"

Student "B" 2013

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Inversions at Yogashalaibiza

headstand We have a number of exciting options to work safely on improving your inversions, come and immerse yourself. We so look forward to welcoming you to the Garden of Joy.



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Amante Beach Club our secret beach at The Garden of Joy

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Jivamukti Teacher Nora Heilman Teaches at The Garden of Joy Ibiza

Yogashala Ibiza Presents Nora Heilman Jivamukti Workshops at the Garden of Joy Ibiza

Jacqueline Purnell and Nora Heilman are both certified Jivamukti yoga teachers and continue to study the Jivamukti Yoga method, created by Sharon Gannon and David Life in 1984. Nora is an 800-hr certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and former dance artist / choreographer. A traveling yogi, she teaches classes, workshops and retreats internationally.

Nora will be holding workshops at the Garden of Joy in Ibiza on Sunday 2nd, Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June 2013. Nora's workshops invite students to deeply investigate the direct experience of movement and life; and to experiment with the full range of yogic tools, from vigorous asana to the study of sacred texts, pranayama, meditation, chanting, and deep listening. An essential aspect of the yoga practice is a vegan lifestyle, which embodies the principle of non-violence and compassion for all beings. Nora loves to share the magical art of yoga with anyone who longs for transformation, greater kindness, and spiritual activation.

Originally German, Nora studied and lived in Amsterdam for many years, where she taught yoga and movement research at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO), Svaha Yoga Shala and The Movement Practice. She still guest teaches yoga and dance at the summer semester of the NYU Tisch School of The Arts in Amsterdam every year. 

Nora offers her deepest gratitude to her teachers and spiritual guides: Sharon Gannon, David Life, her mentor Jessica Stickler, Tamar Samir, Monica Jaggi, Clive Sheridan, Richard Freeman, Adyashanti, and all the students who dedicate their time and energy to the practice of yoga, keeping this ancient tradition alive in the here and now. She would like to offer the knowledge that has been made available to her with the wish that all beings may be happy and free from suffering. Jacqueline met Tamar Samir and Jessica Stickler (nora's mentor) at Jivamukti in New York in 2012. Tamar and Nora will both be resident teachers at the Jivamukti Yoga School Berlin.

  Nora's workshops start at 7pm at the Garden of Joy Ibiza on Sunday 2nd, Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June 2013 and are 90 mins per session. 

€45 per person for the 3 days or €20 drop in. To reserve a place please call Jacqueline on 00 34 689619141 or you can book via email by clicking this link: contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Yogashala Ibiza Teacher Training Courses 2013: Meet The Teachers Part IV

Alessia Avellino

With a modern dance background Alessia Avellino began practising yoga in New York in 2000, and has been teaching in London since 2004. Among her many teachers, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari, Power Yogi Baron Baptiste and energy healer Louise Mita have been a great inspiration for many years, even before having the honour of meeting and working with them in person.

Jiva Mukti Yoga Open Classes in Ibiza every Wednesday & Friday from 7pm at the Garden of Joy in Sol D’en Serra. Classes are €13 drop in and offer a dynamic style of yoga focusing on alignment, flowing sequences and developing inner power and core strength in body mind and spirit. Expect a challenging asana practice with chanting, music, meditation and an insight into Sanskrit names and scriptures. This yoga practice is aimed at developing a compassionate attitude towards all beings including ourselves and our planet.

In May, Alessia will be teaching at the Garden of Joy.

For more information on Alessia, the Yogashala Ibiza Teacher Training Courses and the Inversion Immersion Workshop please go to our website or contact us  

Yogashala Ibiza Weekly Jivamukti Yoga Classes with Jacqueline  are held at El Galeria Elefante, San Miguel Rd 3.2km, Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza (near Morna Valleyschool) every Tuesdays & Thursdays 09:30-11:00. €13 drop in. 

 



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Ibiza Yoga Pregnancy & Post Natal Teacher Training Course

Increase Your Employability!

Course dates: 4th May to 16th May 2013

This 85 hour teacher training module provides in-depth training necessary to teach yoga classes specifically for pregnant and post natal women. 

From 4th May until 16th May Yogashala Ibiza will be offering FREE YOGA for pregnant women and post natal women with babies up to 6 months at the Garden of Joy in Ibiza. For more information please contact us or go to our Costs & Dates page on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Yogashala Ibiza Teacher Training Course 2013: Meet The Teachers Part 3

Another Success Story from Yogashala Ibiza

The Ibiza Bija Yoga Alliance 200-hour Teacher Training Course is an intensive, residential course led by Jacqueline Purnell BWY FCT, E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Teacher. The three week course leads to a professional qualification which reflects ancient values at work in the modern world, where professionalism and the yoga of the Sanskrit scriptures meet.

The next Yoga Alliance 200 and 500 hour teacher training courses begin on 27th May 2013. The friendships and camaraderie engendered by the demanding schedule makes the process very uplifting and you will learn how to teach with confidence. It may even change your life.

 

Meet Nahuel Arilla

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Nahuel, with his joyful expression and calming nature, will be joining us in June to teach on the 200 hour Yogashala Ibiza Teacher Training Course. 

Nahuel has had tremendous success since graduating from the Yogashala Ibiza Teacher Traing Course in June 2011. In the winter season, when he's not surfing the waves at Honu beach in Argentina, Nahuel has been teaching at the Espacio bosque yoga studio, also on Honu Beach. In the summer, Nahuel teaches at the  Zunray Yoga Centre in Palma de Mallorca.

Above: Surfing on Honu Beach in Argentina



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♡ Free Yoga October ♡

Sometimes life presents obstacles to navigate, sometimes we are stymied in our desire to move forwards or to sit still. We are pulled this way and that, our attentions constantly shifting to the next problem to be solved, the next task to be completed, the next decision to be made. Yoga is more than a physical practice, its more than a spiritual practice, it is a way of living. Even if you find yourself unable to get to a class or practice at home you are still able to bring yoga into your daily life in myriad ways. Yoga is present in the way we greet the day, in the words and gestures we choose to communicate our needs, in the thoughts we observe drifting through out minds. It is present in the way we give our time and our love to those around us. This living yoga is what inspires us here at Yogashala to offer regular free classes for those in need of a pick-me-up or a spiritual respite or a good ole stretch and reconnect. Everyone is welcome from beginners, advanced practitioners, mums-to-be and mums with babies up to 6 months. Join us also for a lovely dinner post class for only 20 euro.

From

9th October until 30th October

4.00pm - 5.30pm (excluding Saturdays)

at

The Garden of Joy

book your place

click here

or call

(34) 689 619 141

live it, love it





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Arty Yogi!

Life drawing classes are steaming along this summer at Yogashala. Hosted by Jacqueline Purnell at the Garden of Joy local artist, designer and man about town Joel Rice is holding forth with paint, pencils, charcoal and wit every Wednesday afternoon. Ibiza provides countless opportunities to discover one's inner creativity but there is none so satisfying as portraying the human figure in its many guises. The classes are a relaxed and gentle way to try something new or improve your existing skills while opening your mind to seeing things from a different perspective. There is no one way to render the human form to paper just as there is no one path towards spiritual peace. Come along and let Joel guide you towards your inner arty yogi! Contact us for details.




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Massage at Yogashala with Diego

Are you lying comfortably? Perhaps you would like a pair of strong, masculine hands rhythmically working your tired muscles while you listen to the soft breezes gently sway through the garden, the scent of jasmine wafting, your thoughts receding, your mind emptying only to be filled with a profound sense of well-being and, dare I say it, bliss . Apologies, I got lost in dream just then, it must be this photo of the DIVINE Diego who will be The Garden Of Joy's resident massage therapist this summer.

Book now or forever regret missing out on the magic healing of Diego's supreme powers. Contact us.



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May At Yogashala

There is so much happening for the rest of this month that we have decided to post it all up today. In the coming weeks we will go into each event in more detail but for the moment have a look through what’s going on and click on the links for more info

MAY AT YOGASHALA

Saturday 26th May

Marks the start of the Yoga Alliance 200 hour Teacher Training Course at Yogashala. The residential course runs until 16th June and is led by Jacqueline Purnell. For more info please contact us.

In London Jacquelie Purnell BWY DCT will be hosting Moncia Burton at City of Westminster College. Monica will be giving an in-service training day on Integrating Less Able Seniors into a General Yoga Class. For more info on this and other in-service training days run by The British Wheel Of Yoga please visit the BWY London site

Monday 28th May

Matthew Archer will join us at Yogashala for an afternoon course on first aid specifically for yogis. There are still ac couple of spots left for this popular course contact us for more info

Tuesday 29th May

Yogashala is hosting FREE yoga classes for all levels. Booking required, contact us.

Wednesday 30th May

Jacqueline Purnell at Yogashala will be hosting the first of a weekly Life Drawing class led by Joel Rice. What better way to refine your drawing skills in a tranquil setting. For more info or to book a place please contact us

And June is going to be even more packed with yogic goodness, watch this space!

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Free Pre-Conception, Pregnancy and Post-Natal Yoga at Yogashala

Pregnancy and birth are quite possibly the two most powerful experiences in a woman's life. The journey from conception to birthing to holding a new baby in your arms contains the full spectrum of human emotion and physicality. Strength, fear, love, anxiety, pain, excitement, power and the huge leap into the unknown. Its a period of life that encompasses many phases from pure nausea, blissful hormonal rushes, manic organisational efforts, and weeks and weeks of butterfly inducing anticipation. And when baby arrives the female mind and body is again called into a complete, all encompassing service. Imagine coming into this period of your life with clarity, strength of mind and body and awareness. Imagine a conscious and loving conception. Imagine a joyful birth full of laughter. Imagine a period after birthing where you are able to tap into a deep peace and understanding, where conscious choice and inner wisdom guide you. Yoga can take you there.

Yogashala is offering FREE Pre-conception, Pregnancy and Post Natal Yoga classes from 7th-11th May and 13th-16th May. If you are trying to conceive, are already pregnant or have a baby up to 6 months of age then come and connect with other mums and mums-to-be in the Garden Of Joy. Here you will be able to learn yoga techniques to help build strength for birthing, manage pain, prepare your body for conception, connect with your baby and best of all link up with other like minded mums and mums-to-be. Places are limited so be sure to book your spot by contacting us

What: FREE Pre-Conception, Pregnancy and Post-Natal Yoga Classes

Where: Yogashala's Garden of Joy

When: 16.00-17.30 7th to 11th and 13th to 16th May





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Stefania Barker: Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Ibiza May 26th 2012


Born in Rome, Italy, Stefania has studied yoga for over eleven years. In 2008 Stefania gained The British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Diploma after studying under Jacqueline Purnell.
Jacqueline Purnell BritishWheel of Yoga Diploma Course Tutor & Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 for the Yoga Alliance.

Stefania's Testimonial about Jacqueline after her BWY Teacher Training:

“I have known Jacqueline for a number of years now; as my interest in yoga deepened, my appreciation of Jacqueline's value as a yoga teacher grew exponentially. I had practiced yoga with several different teachers when the time came I decided I wanted to be a teacher too; my choice of Jacqueline as my tutor was easy because I could clearly see she was the 'real deal'. Her knowledge of yoga in all its aspects is vast and her teaching style is adaptable to all levels of students, so that everybody attending her classes benefits in some way. The BWY Teacher Training Course I started over 2 years ago is drawing to an end. Jacqueline has made it thoroughly enjoyable through her varied teaching methods, constant support and by creating a very friendly atmosphere in the group. I am now confident I can teach yoga and enjoy doing so, forever striving to raise my standards closer to those of my dear tutor Jacqueline.”

After Jacqueline had introduced her to her beloved Teacher's Sharon and David the founders of Jivamukti Yoga in 2006, Stefania was inspired to follow in Jacqueline's footsteps and acquire their Teacher Training.

In 2010 she studied at the Omega Institute in New York with Sharon Gannon and David Life, gaining the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Certification. Her classes are in a challenging vinyasa style (flowing asana sequences) to music, and incorporate breathing, meditation and deep relaxation.

David and Sharon also studied closely with Jacqueline's Guru known as Guruji: Shri Pattabhi Jois who taught the Astanga Vinyasa Tradition of Yoga at his home in Mysore India and was responsible through his tireless teaching for bringing Astanga Vinyasa to the west.

Stefania Barker will be teaching alongside Jacqueline Purnell and Chris James on the Yogashala Ibiza Teacher Training Course in June 2012. If you fancy a 'taster' for the course then why not attend a class or workshop with Stefania at The Garden Studio, 1a Overdale Road in South Ealing, W5.

For more information please contact us or email Stefania at beherenowyoga@hotmail.co.uk





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2012 Feel Positive in your Practice

“The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science.”

Albert Einstein 

The sensation of the mystical is constantly surrounding us at the Garden of Joy, tranquil and forgiving the surrounding geography undulating and capricious

we all feel the inspiration to take our practice to new dimensions.


We would like to thank all of our students past, present and future  for contributing so much care and love to our space we welcome you back and we welcome our newcomers.

We would like to thank our wonderful teaching faculty again for their total passion and devotion.

Remember to gain your 10% discount on our Special Detox package

You can expect to:

Drop a size and shed your spare tyre

Eradicate toxins

Experience glowing skin and sparkling eyes

Increase energy levels by 100% 

email us .....just press the contact button at...... www.yogashalaibiza.com




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Last minute Yoga Christmas Gifts online Special offer 10 % discount on slimming and health product

Last minute Christmas Gifts online with us

With only two more shopping days before Christmas we can all worry about finding the right gifts for our friends, family and loved ones. So whether you celebrate Christmas in style or like to keep things low key, it is the perfect time to get some new yoga accessories and gifts for the yogis in your life.

Here are a few Christmas gift ideas that will make an ideal present for anyone interested in yoga. They will be useful to people that are new or experienced, and there’s something for every budget, no matter how big or small.

What can be better than treating yourself or a loved one to a life-changing opportunity?

We will send a Christmas Eve email to let you or your loved one know that they have been booked onto one of the following bespoke Courses:

Make 2012 the year of your dreams

Your new career in Yoga a reality... 

Yogashala Ibiza offers the sixth cutting edge Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

& The Launch of their 85 Hour Pregnancy Yoga Teaching Module for 2012!


Ibiza Yoga Teacher Training 26th May to 16th June 2012


Yogashala Ibiza offers cutting edge Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga teacher training courses all situated in a sweet aromatic pine forest in an eco-friendly centre on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Ibiza.

Click here for more information on prices, dates and availability.


Ibiza Yoga Pregnancy & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training

85 Hour Module 5th May to 17th May 2012


What can be better than treating yourself or a loved one to a life-changing opportunity? Any of these courses are ideal for anyone interested in a new career in yoga, we will send a Christmas Eve email to let you or your loved one that they have been booked on to the course.

Click here for more information on prices, dates and availability.

Scuba Diving Mini Breaks

Experience Yoga Diving in 2012

yoga sub aqua scuba dive Our Yoga Diving Courses are ideal for anyone interested in yoga, snorkelling or diving and non diving friends can relax on the beach or join us on the boat.


Headstand Workshop Sat 9th & Sun 10th June 2012 

£465.00 inclusive

Price includes three nights shared accommodation, all tuition, and a hearty brunch and dinner at the Garden of Joy both days. Meals are prepared using the finest available home-grown, organic vegetables.

Click here for more information on prices, dates and availability.


10 Minute Yoga Workout Book by Donald Butler

Yoga works best for us when practiced daily but unfortunately many of us don’t have the time to practice as often as we would like, so this brilliant 10 Minute Yoga book by Donald Butler could be the answer for anybody with a busy lifestyle. It includes a carefully planned group of short programmes that build up into a structured series. Each programme includes exercises from all the main yoga techniques: postures, breathing, meditation and relaxation perfectly demonstrated in full colour imagery by Jacqueline Purnell.

Put 10 Minutes if yoga into your life on a regular basis and you too can improve your fitness, alertness and confidence.

Buy it here..www.yogashalaibiza.com 

Yogashala Ibiza Christmas and New Year Yoga Classes

Jacqueline will still be running her drop-in yoga classes at the Galeria Del Elephante near Santa Gertrudis over the Christmas and New Year period.

For beginners and those with minor injuries general yoga classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 09:30 til 11:00. These Dynamic Yoga classes will start on Tuesday 20th December 2011 and then every Tuesday & Thursday from 09:30 til 11:00 thereafter into the New Year 2012. Drop-in classes are €13 with free introductory lessons available for new students and generous discounts on courses and packages.

For more info and to reserve a place contact Jacqueline at www.yogashalaibiza.com

Special Offer for all our students and their friends and families

A 10% Discount off the wonderful Detox the Mind and Body Cleansing System 

Yogashalaibiza is pleased to offer a discount on a tried and tested Detox package created by their Course teacher Chris James

Feel totally energised

    Assist in weight loss

    Make your skin & eyes look like they're glowing!

    Experience a sense of mental clarity

    Enjoy Sound Refreshing Sleep

    Kick bad habits!

    Discover a toolkit for a healthier lifestyle

    Learn to be healthy & creative in the kitchen...

Email us for your 10%Discount on this wonderful and inspiring Detox offer 

Keeping in touch...

Here at Yogashala Ibiza we welcome everyone who has any interest in yoga. If you have any questions or would like to leave any comments or feedback then Jacqueline can be contacted via Facebook, tweeted on Twitter or emailed via www.yogashalaibiza.com





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The Terms of Engagement

The Terms of Engagement:


Distracted doesn’t even begin. Perhaps “anxiously anticipating, elated and overzealous, with a hint of nervous, a top note of free floating-mind wandering, and a smooth, detached finish,” would better describe it! Yes, that rings a bit closer to the truth. Just one month until teacher training begins, and I cannot sit still! Work seems an unnecessary detour; the stiffness from eight hours at a desk, a flagrant attack and undermining of my increased hours on the mat. Depressing news posts, endless chatter of economic woes, and worries of any sort, fall short to the calm and clarity following my morning meditations. Nights out on the town with friends appear a nuisance, as I’ve hopes of catching the sunrise the next morning instead, after discovering it an ethereal escape into a sliver of spirituality, a thrill unlike any glass of wine or champagne. Adventuring to new neighborhoods and restaurant openings has lost its luster just the same, as my increased awareness that energy poured into food preparations and organic farming methods hold equal importance to the food itself, and I am often left feeling sick, not of culinary joy! Even writing this post proves hard, as I’m sitting in front a computer, when really I am curious beyond imagination how breath, cellular function, and chakras integrate, or how I might incorporate Reiki trainings and Ayurvedic studies into potential asana sequences, and envisaging the change I want to bring through yoga. Well, then again, having listed it all, I suppose distracted will do. So yes, distracted, that I am! But, engaged? Well that’s clearly something I haven’t left room for in all of my Ibiza preparations. In fact, am paradoxically doing just the opposite of what yoga teaches us!

In defense of my distracted ways, however, this training is the first goal I have allowed myself to indulge in since my days playing college athletics. Since then, I have essentially banned myself from pursuing anything in full, until I knew it to be the right goal, as I have a drive stronger than I like to admit, one that led to three knee surgeries, a severely compromised immune system, and a lifetime of physical limitations. Albeit, I did achieve my goal of competing in college athletics, I realize now that my unwavering drive was more an unconscious state of disengagement than an admirable fortitude; it came with great compromise and an inevitable crash, that ironically enough, led me to yoga, so I cannot wave my finger too harshly on the experience, but should remain unforgiving to heed the lessons learned from it. Since playing, goal abstinence and yoga have been my protector and insight.

In the past month, since fully committing to teacher training, I find myself in old territory of blind ambition, and I am forced to ask what is my goal, after all? To abandon compassion or connection to others, desert favorite pastimes, and ignore all realities that do not mold me into a teacher?! No, no, I think not!! My goal is to bring the same health and well being of mind, body, and spirit, that yoga has brought me! But there is a greater truth to be acknowledged here, not just the ah-hah moment, but the struggle. I struggle, just as I did in over training my hurt knee, to not outstretch myself in my yogic objectives. My ambition is a reality, and as yoga has taught me, there is good and bad in everything and it is in fully accepting the entire truth, that we may choose the good.

And that is one goal, that through the teachings of, and teaching of yoga, I can achieve! But, I must remain engaged in it. After all, remaining mindful of breath and posture, while exploring a new restaurant is the same awareness as, and may even require more grit than, resolving to wake at dawn to hear the grass bristling at the pond near my house, in the hours before anyone is awake to clutter its song. Engaging with others might bring stress and distraction, but also gives way to a surprise belly laughter, producing similar effects of Agniprasana (breath of fire), but also insight to the interconnectedness and divinity of all things. The goal of yoga is not an unremitting tranquility, but rather a dogged intent to remain present and fully engaged. Engagement, requires forgiveness of the past, a compassion of the present, a patience for the future, and to remain neutral in the analysis of each. That is the goal, and the joy of yoga.

One month to go, and nothing but a mat and mindfulness to keep me on track!

Paz, love, joie!

Kasi

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joie de vivre.

http://thedecipheress.blogspot.com/



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Chris James at Yogashala Ibiza

Yoga teacher Chris James is a sought after name on the international yoga circuit and regularly contributes to a variety of health and fitness pages in national newspapers and magazines. He has been practicing for 12 years and is hugely popular for teaching corporate groups in the City as well as private clients in Knightsbridge. Chris specialises in teaching Yoga and remedial yoga therapy across the world.

Chris James is realistic in terms of his teaching: he concentrates on building core strength, improving posture and teaching breathing and relaxation techniques that we can all do.

Certified as a teacher by the British Wheel of Yoga, Chris studied in Rishikesh, and at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India.

Chris James will be teaching on the Yogashala Ibiza Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training Course at The Garden of Joy from 8th - 29th October 2011.

For more information on the course please click here.

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End of Summer 'Adventure Yogi' Yoga Holiday at Yogashala Ibiza

Yogashala Ibiza and Adventure Yogi will be hosting an end of summer yoga holiday at the Garden of Joy from 1st-8th October 2011. Enjoy yoga in the morning to refresh and invigorate and then relax in the sun, read, sleep or explore the history of the island and then finish off the day with yoga. With many treatments available and other activities including massage, yoga diving, sailing, water skiing and wake-boarding it really is the perfect way to end the summer.

£895 pp per week

(single supplement 40% additional charge)

Price includes:

  • Two yoga classes per day with one free day (11 classes in a one week holiday, with the last class on the morning of departure)
  • Brunch (6 days)
  • Dinner (6 days)
  • Accommodation in a shared twin room in a one bed apartment with a sitting room and kitchen with use of the private swimming pool
  • Massage: Half hour treatment of your choice
  • Meditation and chanting (subject to the group’s requirements)
  • A team of on hand hosts to look after your every need

What’s not included
  • Insurance, flights and transfers to our venue are not included in the cost of the course.
  • Taxi transfers from the airport to our yoga centre (costs approximately €30 each way).
  • All bespoke treatments and activities are extra.

Please note there is a day off on Wednesday. This is a day of no yoga and no brunch or evening meal to give you and your body a much needed rest and also is a great day for an excursion. Detailed info about all the area is given in your welcome pack.

For more information or to reserve a place email Adventure Yogi on info@adventureyogi.com or call Michelle on +44 (0)7929 168237



14/07/2011 | Posted in Slimming & Health , Courses, Classes and Conventions , The Garden of Joy , Yoga Diving in Ibiza ,
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Vanessa Dale: Yoga Teacher Training Ibiza

Vanessa Dale’s background was as a PR Executive for a multinational IT company; then in 2000 Vanessa took voluntary redundancy and decided to use the opportunity to get away from the ‘rat race’ and retrain in a more fulfilling profession, in an area that she felt very passionate about, which was of course yoga.

Vanessa has been practicing yoga for nearly 8 years and qualified in 2003, since then her studies have been an on going process and she now has qualifications in Jivamukti Yoga, Anusara Yoga, British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation Course, Advanced Yoga Anatomy, Yogabugs and is attuned in Reiki One, Two, Advanced and has her Reiki Masters. She is currently studying Kundalini Yoga and Advance Yoga Therapy and later this year will commence her BWY Diploma. Through her studies she has developed her own style called Hathalini Yoga™, an exciting fusion of Hatha and Kundalini yoga.

Vanessa runs regular yoga classes for multinational blue-chip companies, bringing yoga into the workplace. She teaches at the Amida Health club, David Lloyds and Cannons. As well as this she runs her own ‘open’ classes from her studio where she offers a dynamic and challenging class with an emphasis on having fun. Vanessa will be teaching alongside Jacqueline Purnell and Stefania Barker on the Yogashala Ibiza Teacher Training Course in June 2011.

If you live near Weybridge in Surrey and would like a 'taster' for the yoga teacher training course in June then why not attend a class with Vanessa at Yoga Junky.

To apply for the free yoga classes in conjunction with the yoga teacher training in Ibiza then you can apply here.

For more information and prices on yoga classes, yoga teacher training courses and other yoga workshops at Yogashala Ibiza throughout the year please go to our home page.

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19/05/2011 | Posted in Yoga Alliance Teacher Training , Courses, Classes and Conventions , The Garden of Joy ,
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Stefania Barker: Yoga Teacher Training Ibiza May 26th 2012

Born in Rome, Italy, Stefania has studied yoga for over eleven years. In 2008 Stefania gained The British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Diploma after studying under Jacqueline Purnell British Wheel of Yoga Diploma Course Tutor & Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 for the Yoga Alliance.

Her Testimonial about Jacqueline after her BWY Teacher Training:

“I have known Jacqueline for a number of years now; as my interest in yoga deepened, my appreciation of Jacqueline's value as a yoga teacher grew exponentially. I had practiced yoga with several different teachers when the time came I decided I wanted to be a teacher too; my choice of Jacqueline as my tutor was easy because I could clearly see she was the 'real deal'. Her knowledge of yoga in all its aspects is vast and her teaching style is adaptable to all levels of students, so that everybody attending her classes benefits in some way. The BWY Teacher Training Course I started over 2 years ago is drawing to an end. Jacqueline has made it thoroughly enjoyable through her varied teaching methods, constant support and by creating a very friendly atmosphere in the group. I am now confident I can teach yoga and enjoy doing so, forever striving to raise my standards closer to those of my dear tutor Jacqueline.”

 

 After Jacqueline had introduced her to her beloved Teacher's Sharon and David the founders of Jivamukti Yoga in 2006 Stefania was inspired to follow in Jacqueline's footsteps and acquire their Teacher Training. In 2010 she studied at the Omega Institute in New York with Sharon Gannon and David Life, gaining the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Certification. Her classes are in a challenging vinyasa style (flowing asana sequences) to music, and incorporate breathing, meditation and deep relaxation.

David and Sharon also studied closely with Jacqueline's Guru known as Guruji: Shri Pattabhi Jois who taught the Astanga Vinyasa Tradition of Yoga at his home in Mysore India and was responsible through his tireless teaching for bringing Astanga Vinyasa to the west.

Stefania Barker will be teaching alongside Jacqueline Purnell and Chris James on the Yogashala Ibiza Teacher Training Course in June 2012. If you fancy a 'taster' for the course then why not attend a class or workshop with Stefania at The Garden Studio, 1a Overdale Road in South Ealing, W5. 

For more information please contact us or email Stefania at beherenowyoga@hotmail.co.uk

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16/05/2011 | Posted in Yoga Alliance Teacher Training , Courses, Classes and Conventions , The Garden of Joy ,
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FREE YOGA CLASSES in Ibiza

Yogashala Ibiza are offering FREE YOGA CLASSES at The Garden of Joy every day between Wednesday 1st June and Thursday 16th June 2011 from 4pm til 6pm. Classes are open to all levels (including those with injuries), so for anyone interested please apply by completing our online health form. Once we receive the completed form a member of Yogashala Ibiza will be in touch with more info. 

For information on our Teacher Training Courses and other yoga activities available throughout the year please go to the Yogashala Ibiza home page.

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10/05/2011 | Posted in Yoga Alliance Teacher Training , Courses, Classes and Conventions , The Garden of Joy ,
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