29 January 2017

Evening yoga classes are ON at Dili Wellness
with new instructor Emma Parker!

Mondays 6:00-7:30pm
Tuesdays 6:15-7:45pm
Thursdays 6:15-7:45pm

MONDAY class = Traditional Yoga
We will practice a variety of traditional yoga asanas in this class, emphasizing holding time, body toning, and flexibility.
Suitable for all levels.

TUESDAY class = Traditional Yoga + Relaxation
This class emphasizes slow and deep stretches, which prepare your body and mind for 30 minutes of yoga nidra (deep relaxation).
Suitable for all levels, especially beginners.

THURSDAY class = Traditional Yoga + Meditation
Following the thousand year old ashtanga yoga sequence, this class will allow you to learn about not only the fitness of your body but also the fitness of your mind. We will progress from asanas and pranayama (breathing exercises) to various meditation techniques.
Suitable for all levels.
$10 per class ($2 per class for Timorese). Drop-in.
All profits of these classes will be donated to FOKUPERS.

Come welcome Emma to Timor-Leste!



Having lived in more than a dozen places in nine countries, Emma has been fortunate to have had many adventures...however she is just as interested in the 'adventure within'! Encountering diverse cultures and people becomes even more exciting and fulfilling when accompanied by encounters with our own bodies, minds, and spirits. Practicing yoga for almost ten years, Emma completed a 200+ hour yoga teacher training course at the Yoga and Meditation School of India in Melbourne, Australia in 2015. She has previously taught students at the University of Melbourne, where she integrated yoga into broader well-being programs. A new arrival to Dili in November 2016, Emma is looking forward to getting to know the yoga community here and further exploring how yoga can heal, bring people together, and invigorate people to adventure within themselves! Classes taught by Emma follow the holistic principles of traditional yoga and incorporate elements of hatha and ashtanga streams of yoga.
YOGA SPECIAL!

Explore different limbs of the eight fold path of yoga, and combine multiple classes for a discount....in Ahimsa-ka's yoga classes.
Saturday's = both Pranayama & BackBend classes for $30 total.
Sunday's = both Workshop & Yin classes for $30 total.


Multiple Card Option: Instead of buying 2 cards the student that takes only a few classes each week can choose to buy the 20x card good for all 1.5 hour classes and just pay an additional $5 for each 2 hour class attended.

Use the gained and balanced prana and one-pointed mind to go into the back bend asanas that need focus and deep breathing; Use the yin class to cool off all the yang of the vinyasa technics class; Take advantage of 4 hours of hip focus and all the different ways to stretch the hips and connective tissue...the hips can be stubborn and need patience.  Explore what can happen in 4 hours of yang and yin yoga!
NEW CLASS!

Ayurveda Within Yoga 
Dili Wellness - Upstairs Studio
Instructor: Ahimsa-ka Satya
Saturdays 10:00-11:30am

These Ayurveda Within Yoga classes are the practical follow-up to 2016’s Ayurveda & Yoga classes.  Last year's sessions were mostly informative; The current sessions will be asana (movement) based from the ayurvedic spectrum.  The classes will sometimes focus on a particular body constitution or Dosha, focus on balancing all 3 Dosha’s, or on giving different practices to different students to balance their particular body constitutions.  NO prior yoga or ayurvedic experience is necessary in order to participate, and these classes are for all levels and abilities.  For every new student Ahimsa-ka will assist in determining their individual constitution, and work toward a balancing yoga session with the help of yoga asana, pranayama (breathing), and meditation techniques.  Both ayurveda and yoga sciences will be used as tools to establish and maintain an equilibrium of a healthy body and a steady mind in an ever changing environment.


NEW CLASS!

Beyond Asana: moving into the field of breath and brain
Dili Wellness - Upstairs Studio
Instructor: Ahimsa-ka Satya
Saturdays 3:15-4:45pm

The amount of actual yoga poses will be limited in this class and we will do a fair amount of sitting.  A main focus of yoga is breath, in particular deep long breaths.  This is what we will explore and exercise in this class.  In an hour and a half we will explore various breathing exercises to deepen and lengthen the breath, together with some medication and relaxation techniques.  This class is a good compliment to a diving or running practice, and is especially beneficial to your general well-being.  No prior experience of yoga is necessary, though it might be beneficial.  As for yoga asana classes, try to arrive with an empty stomach.


30 November 2016



Gift Certificates for Dili Wellness & Café Wesa’e available.
Consider purchasing a gift certificate for someone you care about who would enjoy high-quality yoga, Pilates, and/or dance classes at Dili Wellness, or for someone who enjoys delicious, healthy, fresh food from Café Wesa’e.  Gift certificates are also a wonderful way to sponsor a child who may enjoy and benefit from kids yoga or children’s dance classes but otherwise not have the opportunity to take them.

25 November 2016

·      Intentional Yoga Timor-Leste Workshops
Instructor: Ahimsa-ka Satya
26 December 2016 – 15 January 2017

Description:
This open yoga workshop will cultivate, nourish, and stimulate the self-practice of yoga.  All yoga classes will be focused on inward investigation and cultivating awareness.  The goal may be the same, though the methods can be different.  Various classes will cover different aspects of the system of yoga.

Early morning "Ashtanga Mysore" classes are mixed with regular morning classes as both focus on lengthening and strengthening the physical body with a sequence that can be personally modified.  The special classes go deeper and allow more time to focus on particular aspects of yoga asana.  Late afternoon classes depend on student's requests and can go into either a yin practice, pranayama, and/or meditation.  For example, when you want your yoga practice to benefit your diving you may request more pranayama to deepen and lengthen the breath.  If your focus is to enhance your running practice you may prefer to do a yin practice for your joints.

Whatever your intentions are in life, if you feel good in your body it will probably be easier to succeed.  That is where yoga comes in. Yoga starts with creating awareness, internal communication.  The more regular your practice, the faster you will reap the benefits.

Pricing:
Depending on your time and availability you can opt for the drop-in rate, or purchase a multiple class card (valid for 2 months) that will allow you to take 24 classes and that can be used for any class (1.5 or 2 hour) between December 26, 2016 and January 15, 2017.

Drop-in for any 1.5 hour classes = $15.
Drop-in for 2 hour classes = $20.
Purchase a $200 card between 26-31 December to receive 24 classes (instead of 20) to use between 26 December, 2016 and 15 January, 2017.  This card is valid for ALL classes, regardless of class duration.

Weekday morning classes remain drop-in.
ALL other classes require 24 hour advance pre-registration via email.



Intentional Yoga Timor-Leste Workshop Schedule:
Monday 26 December
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
1:30-3:30pm    Special Backbend Class
4:00-5:30pm    Yin Yoga

Tuesday 27 December
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
12:00-1:30pm  Lunchtime Yoga

Wednesday 28 December
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
1:30-3:30pm    Special Vinyasa Class
4:00-5:30pm    Yin Yoga

Thursday 29 December
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
1:30-3:30pm    Special Hip & Arm Balance Class

Friday 30 December
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)

Sunday 01 January
1:00-3:00pm    Vinyasa Technics
4:00-6:00pm    Yin Yoga

Monday 02 January
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
1:30-3:30pm    Special Backbend Class
4:00-5:30pm    Yin Yoga

Tuesday 03 January
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
12:00-1:30pm  Lunchtime Yoga

Wednesday 04 January
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
1:30-3:30pm    Special Vinyasa Class
4:00-5:30pm    Yin Yoga

Thursday 05 January
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
1:30-3:30pm    Special Hip & Arm Balance Class

Friday 06 January
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)

Saturday 07 January
5:00-7:00pm    Backbend Class

Sunday 08 January
10:00am-12:00pm Morning Flow Yoga
1:00-3:00pm    Vinyasa Technics
4:00-6:00pm    Yin Yoga

Monday 09 January
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
1:30-3:30pm    Backbend Class
4:00-5:30pm    Yin Yoga

Tuesday 10 January
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
12:00-1:30pm  Lunchtime Yoga

Wednesday 11 January
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
1:30-3:30pm    Special Vinyasa Class
4:00-5:30pm    Yin Yoga

Thursday 12 January
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)
1:30-3:30pm    Special Hips & Arm Balance Class

Friday 13 January
6:00-8:00am    Ashtanga Mysore (together with regular morning class)

Saturday 14 January
5:00-7:00pm    Backbend Class

Sunday 15 January
10:00am-12:00pm Morning Flow Yoga
1:00-3:00pm    Vinyasa Technics

4:00-6:00pm    Yin Yoga
Ângela is offering a *CHRISTMAS SPONSORSHIP* for SALSA dance classes:
Limited (discount) spaces are available for Timorese people and students that fulfil special conditions to register for SALSA dance classes.  Registration is open!