18 September 2017

Dili Wellness is so fortunate to have such an amazing group of talented, generous, inspiring, and beautiful instructors....sharing their passions and gifts with the Timor-Leste community. We welcome you to come in to the studio/cafe for yoga, Pilates, dance, massage, 
and delicious, healthy food.  

15 September 2017

Tai Qi.....in the morning
with Susanna

Tai Qi is an ancient Martial Art from China, practiced for over 2000 years.  Early every morning, Chinese practice Tai Qi in the parks for meditation, health, and exercise, as well as for mustering their energy - Qi - for a good start to the day.

This ten-hour course is spread over 5 weeks, 
with sessions on Mondays & Thursdays from 9:00-10:00am.

Starts Thursday 28th September and continues into October with sessions on Monday 2nd, Thursday 5th, Monday 9th, Thursday 12th, Monday 16th, Thursday 19th, and ending on Monday 23rd of October.

Full course = $80usd.
Singe classes = $12usd.

Pre-registration is required.  To register contact: diliwellness@gmail.com
Minimum 5 participants for the whole course required to run this course.

Susanna Stolzenwald is German, and has been teaching Tai Qi, African dance, and art for 35 years.  She is in Dili for 2 months, teaching the students of Teatru Tertil at Arte Moris.
Earth, Fire, Air, Water - A Yoga Flow through the Elements
Yoga Workshop with Li Mei Wong

September 24th, 12pm-1:30pm @ Dili Wellness

Space is limited so please register in advance: diliwellness@gmail.com.

A Creative Vinyasa, focusing on Nature's Elements.  Air (Breath), Fire (Core), Earth (Grounding), and Water (Flow). Connect your outer and inner landscapes, and balance the forces within.

Li Mei is a Yoga teacher and High School teacher from Melbourne Australia who is living in Canada. She has taught in schools, studios, community centers, and festivals. Her teaching style focuses on form, embodiment, and moving meditation.

30 August 2017

Yoga for Freedom....at Dili Wellness

Thursday 21 September, 6:15-7:30pm
@ Dili Wellness

Yoga for Freedom (previously known as the International Yogathon for World Peace) is a week-long global yoga and social change charity movement September 17 - 23, 2017.

Throughout this week yogis and yoga studios from all over the world will stand in solidarity in the spirit of compassionate action to give back and create a meaningful difference in the world by leading yoga events and workshops in their own local communities.

The 2017 theme is MOKSHA, or LIBERATION.

100% of the proceeds of Emma's class will be donated to Yoga for Freedom, which is donating 80% from all Yoga for Freedom events toward the freedom of girls and women who have experienced sex trafficking, slavery, and exploitation in Asia through Art to Healing.

Come join the Dili Wellness yoga community in solidarity with this movement for a special yoga class dedicated to yoga for social change, guided by yoga instructor Emma Parker!  Additional Yoga For Freedom events in Dili will be hosted by Emma Parker at FOKUPERS, and by Ahimsa-ka Satya.  Contact them directly for more information.

Vist: http://www.yogaforfreedom.org.au/ for more details on the movement.
Introducing NEW classes at Dili Wellness:

Tuesday Lunchtime Yoga + Relaxation (Solange)
Friday Evening Yoga + Relaxation (Solange)
Yoga For Teens (Emma)
Mum's & Bub's Yoga (Emma)
Sunday Morning Yoga For Meditation (Emma)
Sunday Morning Kids Yoga (Emma)
Teen Ballet (Julie)
Children's Choreography Dance Class (Julie)
Parents & Kids Combined Choreography Dance Class (Julie)

*Advance registration is required for Emma's Yoga For Teens and Mum's & Bub's Yoga classes as well as all of Julie's classes.  Feel welcome to drop-in to Emma's Sunday Morning Yoga For Meditation class and any of Solange's yoga classes.  Contact diliwellness@gmail.com to register.


Tuesday Lunchtime Yoga (Solange)
Shorter lunchtime classes emphasize shoulder, neck, and hip releases.  This class offers a flexible end time, dependent upon student's needs.

Friday Evening Yoga + Relaxation (Solange)
Evening classes feature a guided relaxation
to gently ease you into the weekend.

Yoga For Teens (Emma)
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.

Mum's & Bub's Yoga (Emma)
Stretch, bond, and breathe with your baby in this special yoga class designed for new mothers and infants.  The Mum’s & Bub’s Yoga Classes will help you rebalance your body after pregnancy, regain strength and flexibility, and deepen the existing bond you have with your baby in a relaxing environment, as well as provide you with an opportunity to meet other new Mums in Dili.  Babies benefit from bonding time with mom, baby massages aid digestion and promote good sleep-wake cycles, and the class is a stimulating environment of new baby friends!  There is no expectation for your baby to behave in a certain way during the class and you are welcome to feed or change your baby as needed.  This class is suitable for babies aged from 8 weeks to almost walking.  Caregivers and Dad’s are welcome too!  Dress comfortably and bring a receiving blanket for your little one.

Sunday Morning Yoga For Meditation (Emma)
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 (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) to various meditation techniques. Suitable for all levels.

Sunday Morning Kids Yoga (Emma)
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.

Teen Ballet (Julie)
This class is specially designed for students age 13+. This class will work to introduce and improve classical ballet fundamentals and help dancers expand their ballet vocabulary.

Children's Choreography Dance Class (Julie)
This special dance choreography class is designed to prepare children for a special end of the year performance in December 2017.  We will focus on movement, working together, musicality, and perfomance skills.  To participate in this class it is required that children are also enrolled in at least one other ballet or contemporary dance class per week, preferably as many classes each week as possible, so that children will be best prepared for the end of term performance.

Parents & Kids Combined Choreography Dance Class (Julie)
This special dance choreography class aimed at creating dance for an end of the year performance in December 2017 is designed for parents and their children ages 3+.  We will focus on movement, working together, musicality, and perfomance skills.  It is recommended that parents and children also attend other dance technique classes at Dili Wellness to best prepare for this class and the final performance.  NO previous dance experience is necessary!
Introducing NEW Instructors at Dili Wellness:

Julie Holth - Yoga, Contemporary Dance, Pilates, Yoga
Julie trained in classical ballet at the Norwegian National Ballet from the age of eleven to eighteen. She toured and performed various ballet productions around Scotland with Ballet West Company for two years. Julie earned a Bachelors Degree from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, and then stayed in London for another three years working as a freelance dancer while studying and receiving her Body Control Pilates Teaching Certificate. She returned home to Oslo, Norway and received her 200hour Yoga Teaching Certificate in 2012 from Yogaworks, which focused on a mixture of Iyengar and Ashtanga methods. Julie taught in various dance schools and Pilates studios in Oslo before entering Oslo’s National Academy of the Arts where she earned her Teaching Certificate in Dance. High up in the mountains of Norway she has been teaching ballet at a high school that focuses dance education, finding time to give Pilates classes and choreograph theatre plays each summer.

In her classes Julie strives to give you awareness and understanding of your own body. She creates a safe enviroment for her students and likes to bring humour to class. Julie is really looking forward to teaching at Dili Wellness!

Solange Frost - Yoga

Solange is a newly qualified yoga instructor who has been practicing yoga for over 12 years. She is registered with Yoga Alliance and completed her 200YTT with Amanda Fuzes at Dharma Shala in Bondi, Australia. Solange enjoys dynamic vinyasa flow along with more traditional hatha yoga styles. She has studied at various schools including Sivanada Yoga at Neyyar Dam Ashram, India and Satyananda Yoga at Mangrove Mountain Ashram, Australia. Solange is drawn to yoga asana practice as a way to still the mind and connect with our innate universal energy. In Timor-Leste for 15 months as an Australian volunteer, Solange is looking forward to developing her teaching voice and practicing with the Dili yoga community.

2017 DILI WELLNESS Term 2 dance classes begin 
04 September: 

 Advance registration required.

Little Dancer 1 (ages 3&4)
Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:00pm,
14 weeks = September 06, 13, 20, 27, October 04, 11, 18, 25, November 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, December 06

Little Dancer 2 (ages 3&4)
Thursdays 4:15 – 4:45pm,
14 weeks = September 07, 14, 21, 28, October 05, 12, 19, 26, November 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, December 07

Pre-Ballet 1
 (ages 5-7)
Mondays 4:30 - 5:20pm,
14 weeks = September 04, 11, 18, 25, October 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, November 06, 13, 20, 27, December 04

Pre-Ballet 2 (ages 5-7)
Wednesdays 4:15 - 5:05pm,
14 weeks = September 06, 13, 20, 27, October 04, 11, 18, 25, November 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, December 06

Pre-Ballet 3/Kids Yoga (ages 5+)
Thursdays 10:15 - 11:30am,
14 weeks = September 07, 14, 21, 28, October 05, 12, 19, 26, November 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, December 07

Beginning Ballet (ages 8-12)
Thursdays 4:50 – 6:05pm,
14 weeks = September 07, 14, 21, 28, October 05, 12, 19, 26, November 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, December 07

Teen Ballet (ages 13+)
Fridays 4:15 - 5:30pm,
13 weeks = September 08, 15, 22, 29, October 06, 13, 20, 27, November 03, 10, 17, 24, December 01

Improvisational Dance (ages 6+)
Saturdays 11:15am - 12:10pm, (*please note new, earlier time)
13 weeks = September 09, 16, 23, 30, October 07, 14, 21, 28, November 04, 11, 18, 25, December 02

Contemporary Dance (ages 6+)
Saturdays 12:15 - 1:10pm, (*please note new, earlier time)
13 weeks = September 09, 16, 23, 30, October 07, 14, 21, 28, November 04, 11, 18, 25, December 02

Children's Choreography Dance Class
Fridays 3:15 - 4:15pm
11 weeks = September 22, 29, October 06, 13, 20, 27, November 03, 10, 17, 24, December 01

Parents & Kids Combined Choreography Dance Class
Wednesdays 6:45 - 7:45pm
11 weeks = September 20, 27, October 04, 11, 18, 25, November 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

Adult Ballet
Mondays 7:00 – 8:00pm,
4 weeks = September 04, 11, 18, 25

Advance registration is required.  Contact: diliwellness@gmail.com to register.

*Please note that for all of these dance classes, Colleen Coy will be the instructor for the first 2 or 3 weeks of the term, after which time Julie Holth will teach these classes.