04 July 2016

HipHop/BreakDance classes for children with guest instructor Jill Foster!
Wednesday 06, Thursday 07, Friday 08, Monday 11, Tuesday 12 July, 2:15-3:15pm,
& Saturday 09 July 9:00-10:00am.
$15usd per class or $80 for all six classes.
Advance registration is requested. Contact Colleen Coy to register: diliwellness@gmail.com.
This class will explore top-rocking, locking, footwork, tricks and freezes. Set movements and choreography will be learned while continually developing improvisational techniques to make the dance individualized to each student’s style and strengths, as is performed within the B-Boy and B-Girl world, with attitude and great fun!
Contemporary Dance classes for children with guest instructor Jill Foster!
WED 06 July, 3:15-4:15pm,
THU 07, FRI 08, MON 11, TUE 12 July, 1:15-2:15pm,
WED 13 July, 3:15-4:15pm.
$15usd per class or $80 for all six classes.
Advance registration is requested. Contact Colleen Coy to register: diliwellness@gmail.com. 
Contemporary dance draws from both ballet and modern dance, so we will draw from basic ballet technique and terminology: moving from high to low levels. Basic turns and rolls on the floor will be used as in modern dance; A sense of time and rhythm will be developed. And, we will examine improvisational techniques to enhance and personify the dance. Ultimately, these elements will be brought together into one, fluid dance form.


Dili Wellness welcomes back Jill Foster, a certified yoga instructor from the USA living in Bali!
Four special yoga workshops with guest instructor Jill Foster:
Each workshop is $25usd, or $80usd for all 4 workshops. 
Please pre-register by contacting Colleen Coy at: diliwellness@gmail.com. 

Friday 08 July, 6:00-8:00pm
Letting In and Letting Go
Through our heart, joy can stream through us. When closed off, we not only lose capacity for love but for full experience of playful and innocently creative expression. And still, we need to refine what we allow into our lives, and what we let go of to create space for us to grow. Combining work with the heart and lung channels and small and large intestines, we will work through the body to open into full expression of ourselves, while nurturing a wiser sense of discernment in how we choose to live in the first place.

Saturday 09 July, 10:00am-12:00pm, Upstairs Studio
Detoxification
We live in a world of toxins, from the air we breathe to the food we consume. Our liver works hard for us in the process, leaving us with fatigue, sore and dry tendons, and overall stiffness. Aiding the liver and gallbladder, we will practice and breathe intentionally to generate movement through all bodily systems. In this more active approach with asana we can to spring ourselves into enacting upon our dreams with clarity in our vision. If possible, come to this morning workshop on a somewhat empty stomach for heightened benefits.

Monday 11 July, 6:00-8:00pm, Cafe Studio
Digesting Wholeness
Our relationship with food is easily imbalanced, creating a sense of lack within ourselves, so we seek something outside to fill the gap, whether it be food or sugar or needing someone or needing to be needed, and we tend to think about these needs, potentially obsessively. This yoga practice is aimed to fill that gap, to tap into our core, to ground the stomach and spleen channels, bonding with the deeper connection to our body’s needs, raising a sense of earthly ties to the whole of ourselves, leaving us deeply rooted in bodily fulfillment.

Wednesday 13 July, 6:00-8:00pm
Restoration
All too common in our contemporary lifestyles, we may continue when we need to rest, and most importantly to recharge our battery, sleep. When the adrenals are on, or our nervous system is continually charged, sleep may be difficult and stress is inevitable. Thus we will focus on bringing awareness into the kidneys to offer tools to restore and recharge, while releasing stored tension from the fight and flight response, and alleviating the central nervous system. Expect to sleep well Wednesday night and gain insight into the comfort and relief of a deep, centralizing calm.






Jill Foster: I have journeyed through yoga, beginning with meditation, first and foremost, in 2000. In 2002, I practiced a blend of Kundalini and Vinyasa that saw me through some of the most difficult years of my life. Since, yoga has been my savior. Through challenges for me to dance, when downward dog was too difficult for my state of health, I focused on meditation and breath work. When I couldn’t safely express myself in full range of movement, I practiced yoga and found ground, and always it was a relief. For me Yoga is not about tricks or contortion or anything fancy; Yoga feeds me most when it embodies awareness, intention, breath, and deep connection into growth, whether it be physical, emotional, and/or spiritual. After yearning to intersect Traditional Chinese Medicine with yoga, I recently studied Yoga Therapeutics with Tina Nance in Bali. I am coming to Dili to share knowledge I have learned from her lifetime of diligently gathering information, stemmed from yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu and macrobiotics. Jimi Wollumbin, a doctor of the 2000 year-old practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has handed me a deeper relationship with the philosophy of TCM that is based from Taoism. From this most recent teacher-training course, aligned with my previous anatomical, alignment, and body-mind focus, my own understanding and love for yoga has exploded. The tools provided in this vein are rich and vast, for which I aim to share.
In addition to the other special yoga workshops that she is offering, guest yoga instructor from the USA, Jill Foster, will also be substitute teaching the following 'regular' Dili Wellness yoga classes while she is here. Please feel welcome to drop-in to one of her classes, which are suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners:
Tuesday 05 July, 6:00-7:30pm yoga (for Märta);
-Wednesday 06 July, 9:00-10:30am yoga (for Sandra);
-Wednesday 06 July, 12:00-1:30pm yoga (for Ahimsa-ka);
-Wednesday 06 July, 1:30-2:00pm free group meditation;
-Thursday 07 July, 6:00-7:30pm yoga (for Sandra);
-Friday 08 July, 9:00-10:30am yoga (for Sandra);
-Saturday 09 July, 6:30-8:30am yoga (for Ahimsa-ka);
-Monday 11 July, 9:00-10:30am yoga (for Märta);
-Monday 11 July, 10:30-11:15am group meditation;
-Tuesday 12 July, 9:00-10:30am yoga (for Sandra);
-Tuesday 12 July, 6:00-7:30pm yoga (for Märta);
-Wednesday 13 July, 9:00-10:30am yoga (for Sandra).


22 May 2016

 June 21st is International Yoga Day!
Come celebrate with us at Dili Wellness.





























International Yoga Day yoga classes at Dili Wellness include:
6:15-6:45 or 7:45am yoga with Ahimsa-ka,
9:00-10:30am yoga with Sandra,
3:30-4:30pm Yoga For Teens with Ahimsa-ka,
6:00-7:30pm yoga with Märta.

On 21 June Ahimsa-ka’s 6:15am Morning Yoga class, Sandra's 9:00am Morning Yoga class, & Märta’s Evening Yoga classes are purely by donation!


All proceeds of Ahimsa-ka’s Tuesday 21 May yoga classes, Morning Yoga & Yoga For Teens, and Sandra's Morning Yoga class will be donated to Ra'es Hadomi Timor Oan, the National Disabled People’s Organization of Timor-Leste:
https://raeshadomitimoroan.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/raes-hadomi-timor-oan/
https://web.facebook.com/disabilitytimorleste/?_rdr.

All proceeds of Märta’s Tuesday 21 May yoga class will be donated to Bairo Pite Clinic: https://bairopiteclinic.org.




















International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21 and was declared to be internationally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014. 
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice/discipline that originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN Address suggested the date of June 21, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world. From the perspective of yoga, the summer solstice marks the transition to Dakshinayana. Shiva, the first yogi (Adi Yogi) is said to have begun imparting the knowledge of yoga to the rest of mankind on this day and became the first guru (Adi Guru). Dakshinayana is also considered a time when there is natural support for those pursuing spiritual practices.

In Narendra Modi's speech at the UNGA, on September 27, 2014 he stated:
"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being . Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day."
·Ayurveda & Yoga
A Journey of Self-Healing & Self-Exploration

Saturdays 10:00-11:30am
13 weeks = June 11, 18, 25, July 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, August 06, 13, 20, 27, September 03

Drop in $15
5-class pass = $60 (and can be used for any other 1.5 hour class with Ahimsa-ka)
13-class pass = $130 (and can be used for any other 1.5 hour class with Ahimsa-ka)
Cards valid through 03 September.
Pre-registration appreciated. 
Please pre-register by contacting Ahimsa-ka at: ahimsaka.satya@gmail.com, +670-7349-7678.


Ayurveda & Yoga, A Journey of Self-Healing & Self-Expression is a series of classes designed in a non-linear way and on a call and response/Q&A base, meeting the participants where they are in their current state of life…and moving from there to a harmonious and a finer-balanced state in relation to ourselves and our environment.  We will use Ayurveda and yoga as tools to establish and maintain this equilibrium of a more healthy body and steady mind.

These classes are about getting yoga off the mat and into your daily life, in a pragmatic sense. Various ways of doing this will be explored, including venturing into diet, cooking, yoga asana, therapeutic application of Ayurveda, cleansing exercises, and more.  Background information on Ayurveda and yoga philosophy will help to develop right understanding of how to become self-reliant/independent in healing our self.  We will move between more active hands-on exercises and dialogues, exchanging information and experiences, all in an informal setting.  Ahimsa-ka will direct the conversation from the questions students have to related and specific topics of Ayurveda and yoga, creating a bridge between the maybe philosophical or esoteric practices to life and reality.


Because of the non-linear structure of the individual classes and the ten complete 1.5 hour sessions, its not necessary to attend all of the classes, nor is it necessary to be present from the beginning of the series.  We learn by repetition so often exercises will be repeated, while at the same time modified to the individual nature of the student. 
• 2016 Holiday Term Kids Yoga and Yoga For Teens classes with Ahimsa-ka begin June 6th and run for all of June, July, & August:
Advance registration required.

Yoga For Kids (ages 5-12)
Mondays 3:30 - 4:30pm,
13 weeks = June 06, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, & September 05
NO class = 04 July

Kids Yoga will take children, ages 5 and above, through enacted adventures that bring yoga poses
to life. Exercises will also include breath work and relaxation techniques involving use of visual imagery, music, and storytelling. Through a variety of games and work with partners the class is designed to build trust and kindle positive thinking, imagination, memory, environmental awareness and more. From time to time, and in small amounts, relevant elements of yoga theory and fundamentals will be introduced. Throughout each class children will be encouraged to explore the boundaries between steadiness and ease, effort and surrender, playfulness and calm, self-expression and the ability to listen.

Yoga For Teens (ages 13-18)
Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm,
13 weeks = June 07, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, & September 06
NO class = 04 July

Yoga For Teens focuses on awareness, cultivating appreciation for the body we have, and maintaining our bodies in a healthy state of functioning. By means of exercises for the physical body, breath, and relaxation techniques, these special yoga classes will explore how to find harmony in the individual self, as well as in relation to others and society at large. We will work both individually, and sometimes with partners or in a group. This class will practice how to express yourself in various ways, within the yoga philosophy of non-violence and truthfulness.

*For the Holiday Term only, parents can register children for which ever classes they can attend and pay just for those classes. Full payment for whichever classes students will attend in the entire Holiday Term is due in advance of the first class of the term, unless special arrangements are made in advance. No refunds will be given after the Holiday Term begins.

Cost is $15usd per child, per class. Classes will only take place if at least 4 children are registered and paid in advance. Look below under ‘Schedule’ & ‘Class Descriptions’ for more information.

All proceeds of the Tuesday 21 May (International Yoga Day) Yoga For Teens class will be donated to Ra'es Hadomi Timor Oan, the National Disabled People’s Organization of Timor-Leste:
https://raeshadomitimoroan.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/raes-hadomi-timor-oan/
https://web.facebook.com/disabilitytimorleste/?_rdr

Advance registration is required as space is limited. Contact Ahimsa-ka Satya register: ahimsaka.satya@gmail.com, +670-7349-7678.

From 2012 to 2015 Ahimsa-ka taught yoga to children, teenagers, and young adults of various nationalities. He taught them not only how to work with their bodies, but also how to work together, and how to teach other children, young adults, and adults. Empowering youth with a self-practice of yoga is something that they can fall back on throughout life and share with others. He has run his classes both within and outside of the regular school setting, sometimes together with their parents but mostly in small groups on their own. Ahimsa-ka approaches students on their energetic level and the classes are dynamic, pragmatic, and a broad reflection of all what yoga has to offer.