Workshops

 

Lightness in Your Practice

Media City | Saturday, July 21st | 12:30pm-2:30pm

AED 185 with Laura Farrier
Vinyasa means to move with breath but how many of us are correctly using the transitions to build heat & re-align the spine? Learning the techniques of how to ‘jump through’ and ‘jump back’ is crucial to building strength & stability in our asana practice later helping us to build the core strength needed for advanced postures like handstand. This workshop will be in depth look at using bandha, breath & movement cohesively together to create both stability & ease in the practice.  Students will explore useful exercises and drills to gain strength to then apply to inversions, arm balances and common transitions. About Laura: She completed her 1st Teacher training at a Sivananda ashram in India in 2008, then travelled to Mysore in ’09 and in ’11 completed her 2nd training with her teacher Ajay Kumar. She’s also studied Pranayama & Mudra with BNS Iyengar, and practices with Stewart Gilchrist when in London. She returns yearly to India continue her evolvement; practicing & assisting Ajay on his trainings. Laura’s experience is reflected in her adjustments and clear instruction, as well as her ability to weave yogic philosophy into her yoga asana classes.

Backbending

Media City | Saturday, August 11th | 12:30pm-2:30pm

AED 185 with Laura Farrier
Backbending, or rather full body bending is an integral part of any asana practice. Those of us that experience tightness in our back often skim this part of the practice or avoid it altogether while others ignore the practice of Yamas and Niyamas. In a backbend focused class we will look at various poses and explore how to come into them both safely and mindfully. With particular attention focused on the yogic breath we wil create comfort and control in all backbends.  We will also consider the importance of opening the middle and upper back as opposed to just the lower back, which is where many of us feel strain or discomfort in our practice.  Essentially the goal of the class is value the health and integrity of your body.  We will do this by highlighting  the primary function of the pose—the opening—rather than just the final shape.

Yin Yoga & Guitar

Media City | Saturday, Aug. 25th | 2pm-4pm

AED175 with Melanie & Babak
Join Melanie and Babak for a musical journey through the body. A restorative practice to the sound of Babak’s magical acoustic guitar, this special monthly class is open to all levels, and blends several aspects of the yoga practice beyond the asana.  This yin practice will take you on a journey through your body, from heart opening to wringing out all that doesn’t serve you. From hips to spine, the practice will slowly unlock blockages in the physical body as well as working on stilling our busy minds, integrating asana and meditation.
About Babak : He is a dedicated guitar player who is now delving into the art of recording. A real estate agent by day, his true love is music, and he played weekly with Kirtan Dubai.

Pre-Natal Workshop

Media City | Saturday, Sept. 1st | 2:30pm-4:00pm

AED 215 with Claire Clinton

Students should past the first trimester before joining this workshop.
This 90 minute PreNatal Yoga workshop will be a fun and interactive opportunity for expecting Mums and their partners to practice postures and breath work together: Dads, you don’t need to wait until your baby is born to bond and connect with your child.  Support your partner while she enjoys giving her body a stretch.  Dads will also be carrying out some of the poses and no doubt discovering their own tight hamstrings. Mums to be, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to encourage your partners to try Yoga. There will be a strong focus on breath work to help you understand the correlation between a relaxed lower jaw  and the easing of the baby’s birth journey. This session will finish with a guided meditation for couples to bond with their baby in a deep, meaningful way.

200 Hour RYTT

Media City | Sept. 7th – Nov. 17th | Every Weekend

This RYT 200 hour Yoga teacher training course is internationally recognized and accredited under the  Yoga Alliance.  Zen Yoga & Radiance of Yoga are thrilled to offer you a solid foundation of learning and self discovery in your personal journey of transformation. This RYT 200 hour yoga teacher training program is structured in a way to encourage you to deepen own practice while preparing you with the necessary tools to teach a safe and engaging Hatha Yoga and Hatha flow yoga class. This training is tailored in a way to highlight and enhance a well rounded holistic experience. With our program content, you will dive deeper into the realms of what Yoga really has to offer. A combined experience of the physical development , philosophy learnings and a spiritual transformation over the time spent together. We wish to create a safe space for you to explore beyond your boundaries and it is beyond that comfortable bubble where your transformation and own authentic power lies.

200 Hour RYTT

Media City | Sept. 23rd – Nov. 15th | Sun. – Thurs.

This RYT 200 hour Yoga teacher training course is internationally recognized and accredited under the  Yoga Alliance. and is tailored in a way to highlight and enhance a well rounded holistic experience. With our program content, you will dive deeper into the realms of what Yoga really has to offer.  “I often hear from other students who have just finished their training that they don’t feel confident enough to start teaching since they did not have much practice. Hence one of the focal areas of learning on our course is practice teaching. ” Diana Azavedo . A combined experience of the physical development , philosophy learnings and a spiritual transformation over the time spent together. We wish to create a safe space for you to explore beyond your boundaries and it is beyond that comfortable bubble where your transformation and own authentic power lies. For our RYT 200 yoga teacher training course in Dubai, we invite everyone, not only aspiring teachers, but also those who wish to deepen their practice and knowledge about this ancient science and its modern implementation.

Pre-Natal 85 Hour RYT

Umm Suqeim | Fri 28th  Sept. – Oct. 13th

Join Zen Yoga’s Cheryl Parsons for this RPYT 85 hour Prenatal Teacher Training, which is internationally recognized and accredited by the Yoga Alliance and REPs UAE.  Learn how to safely guide and empower women physically and mentally, throughout the journey of pregnancy and childbirth. This intensive course is aimed at accredited yoga teachers, doulas, midwives and people within the field of childbirth education* who wish to expand their personal and professional development to help women during this powerful time of transition. Discover how the practice of yoga, pranayama, meditation and visualization beautifully supports women through all three trimesters of pregnancy, helping them to gain confidence and strength for childbirth, and how it can also be of huge benefit during post-natal recovery. This course is presented by three women who have decades of combined experience in supporting women pre and postnatally. Cheryl; a longtime yoga practitioner, instructor and mother, Women’s Health Phsysio, Alexandra and Midwife, Zoe.

 

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