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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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This week @ Reykjavík Yoga

This week Reykjavík Yoga offers you:

Today, TUESDAY @5.30 pm: Klara Ka leads a Vinyasa flow that focuses on the expansion of the breath and the opening of the heart.

THURSDAY @5.30 pm: Vinyasa flow with Baddý that focuses on getting movement in the hip area, opening up and working with the psoas. Introduction to the Sacral chakra.

SATURDAY @11 am: Vinyasa flow with Baddý. Finding joy in the practice, through creativity, exploration and presence. Focus on hips and the psoas.

Look forward to share the practice with you

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Wonderful Reykjavík Yoga class

I want to thank Klara Ka for a beautiful class this morning at Reykjavík Yoga, as I was practicing there for the first time, super excited to see how it feels to be a student in that space. And it felt so good! Klara led a heart-opening Vinyasa flow class, at a perfect pace for a Saturday morning. A truly wonderful experience. Namaste to you Klara 

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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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Truthfulness & Twists

Good day lovely people, today's class will be lead by Tómas Oddur Eiríksson, which is one of my favorite yoga teachers in this world. His way of leading a class takes you inside into a connection with your body and spirit. It is an journey of exploration. Today Tómas will be focusing on Truthfulness through a deep spinal twist Vinyasa flow. 

The class is at 5.30 pm at the Dance Atelier, Skúlagata 30, drop-ins welcome :-D

I wish you a beautiful class!

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New schedule and more classes!

I'm delighted to tell you that I'm adding Saturday mornings to the Reykjavik Yoga schedule. For those who have never practiced on Saturday morning: It's wonderful! Also, the 5.30 pm classes will be transferred to Tuesdays and Thursdays, instead of Mondays and Wednesdays.

This new schedule starts on the 30th of August: 

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30 pm

Saturdays at 11.00 am

PRICES:

SINGLE CLASS: 2000 ISK

10 CLASS CARD (lasts 3 months): 15000 ISK

3 MONTHS CARD (unlimited): 28000 ISK

All classes are 90 minutes long and are taught in English. No need to book, just show up at the Dance Atelier, Skúlagata 30 (next door to Kex Hostel).

Looking forward to practice with you. 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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Just breathe...

The breath lies at the centre of the yoga practice. For me, the awareness of the breath is what makes my practice. If it's not there I'm just doing a physical exercise. I will go as far as saying the awareness of the breath and linking it with movement and asanas is what makes yoga, yoga. In class I will explain why it makes all the difference. 

These two upcoming weeks are going to be even more breath-focused than usual, as we move through a deep, chest-opening Vinyasa flow, practicing the technique of the Ujjayi breath and synchronizing breath with movements.

So, just breathe...

See you on the mat at 5.30 tomorrow Monday, and Wednesday.

Namaste.

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Happy new Yoga week!

Dear friends, looking forward to see you today as we begin our second week focusing on spiral energy in the body. Your spine should feel amazing after this class of twists and turns :-D See you today at 5.30!

Namaste.

 

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Focus, breathe, smile...

Happy week to everyone! Time to shift the focus back to yoga after this amazing football adventure of the Icelandic team at the Euros :-D This week we will continue with our strength practice, focusing on core and arm strength as we move through a nourishing hip opening/strengthening Vinyasa flow. Looking forward to see you on the mat!

 

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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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