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JULY GUEST TEACHER: JORDAN ASHLEY

Dear friends, I'm very happy to introduce you to our July Guest Teacher, Jordan Ashley. Jordan is coming to Iceland later this month and will be leading the class on the 25th, 27th and the 30th of July.

Jordan Ashley is the founder of Souljourn Yoga Foundation (souljournyoga.com ), a non-profit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for girls education in developing countries through global yoga retreats. Drawing on her experience of journalism, travel, and being a full time yoga teacher, she created Souljourn Yoga as an avenue for the practitioner who wants more than just "down dog" and to expand the need for equal education across the globe.

Check out Jordan's Inspiring Ted talk here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLXAxOnJs2A

 

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January offer!

Practicing Yoga and Meditation has led me to much healthier life choices, more connection with myself and deeper presence. It is not a quick fix nor the absolute solution but it is an amazing tool to keep in your toolbox for life. 

The decision to start a Yoga practice might be the best decision you will ever take. But be aware, life might never be the same! :-D

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The Breath Journey

I'm very excited about this beautiful breath workshop that Reykjavík Yoga will be hosting in the beginning of December, together with the lovely Nadine Ruiter. Breath work is getting very popular in the world because of its transformational powers. Don't miss this one! There are limited spaces available so throw me a line at yoga@reykjavikyoga.com to sign up. This can become one of the most powerful experiences in your life :-) 

Where: Reykjavík Yoga, Skúlagata 30, 2nd floor

When: Friday, 2nd of December 2016, 5.30–8.30 pm

Cost: 7.000 ISK

For more info: check out http://www.thebreathjourney.com and go to www.facebook.com/reykjavikyoga

 

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October Guest Teacher: Klara Ka

I'm delighted to introduce to you Reykjavik Yoga Guest Teacher of October: The wonderful Klara Ka. Klara will be leading the Saturday morning class the 8th of October and more classes still to be announced. 

Klara started practicing yoga with her teachers at Himalaya yoga valley centre in Cork, Ireland in 2012 and has been dedicated to her practice since the very first class and she never looked back. Klara quickly realized that yoga wasn't just about the physical benefits, yoga left her feeling happier and more balanced. After two years of studying with Lalit Kumar and Lisa Fahy she was on the way to India to study the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga with Lalit at his 200hr TTC in Himalaya yoga valley centre in Goa. Her love and respect for yoga deepened immensely during that month. Qualifying as a teacher was just a beginning of a lifelong journey for we are all forever students in this anscient science. Klara stayed in India for couple of months, exploring the aspects of meditation and ayurveda in the Himalayas and Rajasthan. She’s been sharing her practice ever since. She worked as a full time yoga teacher at a retreat centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia and then went on teaching at a women's spa in Kampot, Cambodia. Klara has an adventurous heart, she has been traveling the world for a decade but it feels like yoga gave her travels a different purpose. Regular practice keeps her grounded and balanced wherever she is and she feels very blessed to be able to share her love for yoga with others around the world. She moved to Iceland only recently and is delighted to be part of the amazing yoga community in Reykjavik. She feels honored to be teaching along great teachers at Yoga Shala and now being a guest teacher at Reyjavik yoga.

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Saturday classes rock!

I'm incredibly happy about how many people are attending the Saturday morning Yoga classes at 11 am, not just only for the beautiful energy in the room, also because it is such an amazing way to start your weekend. At the moment they are the best sought classes and I love them because everyone come in that relaxed mode, ready for their time of self nurture. 

Today was no exception. Full class and great vibe.

Thank you amazing people for showing up. Namaste.

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September Guest Teacher: Tómas

Tómas is the guest teacher of the month of September! He will be teaching on Saturday 17th and another class still to be announced. Tómas is a walking, talking ball of radiant light and those who have practiced with him know how present and brilliant he is as a teacher as well.

 Tómas Oddur Eiríksson has been a dedicated yogi since early 2010. His yogic journey began at Yoga Shala Reykjavík where he practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga on a regular basis for several years. Tómas received influence from teachers such as Lawino María Johnson, Ryan C. Leier, Aaron Pitchinson at the time. After completing his initial yoga teacher training (Level 1, 200 hr.) with Ingibjörg Stefánsdóttir in 2012 he soon began teaching for her at Yoga Shala and all over Reykjavík. Teaching yoga, movement and meditation has been Tómas’s main occupation since then. The Icelandic Academy of the Arts, The Icelandic Dance Company, Kramhúsið, The Reykjavík Dance Atelier are among the places / organisations Tómas has been involved with. Tómas Oddur got into electronic dance music at the time which led him to found Yoga Moves. A dynamic vinyasa flow class with a DJ that later turnes into a free dance party followed by meditation. Tómas has held several bigger events both in Iceland and abroad under the same concept, with great success. In december 2014 Tómas went to Mysore, India to practice Ashtanga Yoga with Ajay Kumar and to complete his second training (Level 2, 300 hr) in Vinyasa Flow with Julie Martin and Emil Wendel at Brahmani Yoga, Goa. Being an explorer and adventurer at heart, Tómas did an undergraduate program in Human Geography (BSc) at the University of Iceland and completed in 2015.

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Inspirational Julie Martin

I just spent 5 days in Stockholm in Julie Martin's workshop on Fascia, anatomy, meditation, freedom in movement and much, much more. Julie is a teacher who is constantly asking questions about how our yoga practice is serving us and how we can use it in our daily lives. She was the one that opened my eyes to how I could practice with more awareness and be in my own body. I'm really looking forward to share with you all what I've learned. 

Namaste to all 

 

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Forever student...

My and my mat just arrived here in Stockholm where we will be attending Julie Martin's 5 day intensive yoga workshop. I'm really looking forward to study some fascia and anatomy with her and to explore the freedom in movement that she teaches so brilliantly. I'm thinking we might not be using our mats that much :-D ... Looking forward to share it with you guys when I'm back in two weeks.

Meanwhile, Ása Sóley will be taking good care of Reykjavík Yoga's Vinyasa flow classes and I hope everyone will have a blast! 

Hej då!

My mat and I  ...

My mat and I

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August Guest Teacher: Ása Sóley

I'm very happy to tell you that Ása Sóley is RY's guest teacher this month. Ása is a skilled and beautiful teacher. I love her realness and relaxed vibe. She will be teaching all the four classes for the next two weeks (starting Monday the 8th till Wednesday the 17th). 

Ása has been practicing yoga for 9 years and teaching for 3. She has studies with amazing teachers here in Reykjavik, in Costa Rica and in Bali, among others Emily Kuser. Yoga is what keeps her going and she loves to be able to share it with others. 

 

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RY's Guest Teacher of the month

I'm very excited to tell you that we are going to be having some awesome guest teachers visiting Reykjavik Yoga every month, starting this August! Teachers that I know and trust and believe are able to bring something new and wonderful to the yoga class. Each of them will be leading one or more class a month and in the beginning of every month I will reveal who is the teacher :-D

Stay tuned! 

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Breathing time...

"You are always just one, deep breath away from this moment" - Waylon Lewis.

It can be incredibly healing to be able to connect to your breath. Today at Reykjavik Yoga, we will practice to become aware of the breath and to start to breathe more deeply. Join this sweet heart-opener Vinyasa-flow and feel a deep connection with your own body. 

See you on the mat at 5.30!

 

 

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Yoga on Bank Holiday's Monday (Verslunarmannahelgi)

Dear all! If you're planning to stay in Reykjavík this weekend, Reykjavík Yoga's class on Monday is ON! We'll continue focusing on the breath as we move through our chest/shoulder opening Vinyasa-flow. Looking forward to see you there.

Have a beautiful weekend wherever your are.

 

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Building strength

Dear friends, this week strength is the main focus in our practice at Reykjavik Yoga. We mainly focus on core strength as we explore movement in nearly every pose, flowing smoothly, really connecting to the powerhouse. We will work our way into a challenging arm balance, that is so much fun to figure out! 

Class starts at 5.30 pm as usual but so everyone can enjoy the yoga class and also the historical football game between Iceland and England, today's flow will be 70 minutes, giving us good 20 minutes to get ready for the game!

Looking forward for a rockin' yoga week with you!

Astavakrasana - Eight angle pose/Twisted sage

Astavakrasana - Eight angle pose/Twisted sage

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