10 May 2015

Lunchtime Yoga classes with Kristie at Dili Wellness!

Drop-in during your lunch break, now on TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS from 12:30-1:15pm.

Restore your energy with a gentle but powerful vinyasa flow class. 

06 May 2015

On Sunday May 17th 2015 from 9.00am-10.15am Dili Wellness will be raising funds to assist the recovery efforts in Nepal following the recent devastating earthquake.  Show your passion for Nepal by participating in a gentle but powerful drop-in ISHTA yoga class with Kristie, suitable for all levels including beginners.  All monies received will go to carefully selected charities doing the real work on the ground in Nepal.  Class cost is $15 but feel free to donate more to this worthy cause.  Hope to see you all there for Nepal.

02 May 2015

New Lunchtime Yoga class with Kristie at Dili Wellness!

Drop-in during your lunch break on Fridays from 12:30-1:15pm.

Restore your energy with a gentle but powerful vinyasa flow class.  :)

28 April 2015

Kristie Maiden teaches ISHTA yoga classes at Dili Wellness each Tuesday & Friday at 9:00am, drop-in.
ISHTA Yoga – Primary Series Class Description (Suitable for beginners): ISHTA Yoga blends the ancient and contemporary sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda. Benefits include improved strength and flexibility, clarity of mind, and a deeper spiritual practice. The ISTHA primary series is deeply restorative and suitable for everyone, especially beginners. Theclass will integrate simple meditation, pranayama, gentle vinyasa flow, and a series of asanas to bring balance, harmony and healing to the self.
Kristie Maiden has been practicing Yoga for 20 years and undertook her teacher training in the ISHTA tradition with Rachel Zinman in Byron Bay, Australia. Kristie has spent extended time living in Nepal, India and Indonesia exploring the region’s rich spiritual traditions. She has also lived and worked in Sydney, London and New York, and recently moved to Dili. As well as being a yoga teacher, Kristie is qualified lawyer, project manager, and mother of two.
Kristie believes that Yoga helps to bring balance and strength to the body; peace, clarity and brilliance to the mind; and illuminates the true loving self, creating a deeper generosity of spirit then once imagined, and a heart-centered approach to life filled with compassion and gratitude.

10 April 2015

Guest Instructor from USA Greg Franklin offers a special Dili
AcroYoga Weekend Wonderland!

4 Workshops:
-Friday 17 April, 6:15-8:45pm  -  Thai Massage, The Art of Touch
The foundation of all touch, from the most sensitive massage to the most powerful hand-to-hand (acrobatic partner hand-balancing) lies in the hands.  Deepen your awareness of the soft receptivity and powerful support within you, and the links between them, as we practice the ancient art of massage. You’ll be lead through a “lunar-based” asana designed to heighten sensitivity and intuition, and open the body to prepare for massage, then given a thorough demonstration of the massage sequence we’ll be working with, and finally be guided through the sequence yourself, as both giver and receiver. Say “Ahhhhhhh.”
NO previous experience or partner necessary. 

Saturday 18 April, 3:30-6:00pm  -  Take to the Sky on a Natural High, Therapeutic AcroYoga
Let’s take to the sky on a natural high, with our newfound awareness of the sensitivity and power of our touch. Soft hands and feet meet stable structure and support to guide flyers through a sweet therapeutic flight. In the role of the base, we'll practice and refine the art of applied receptivity, and learn new techniques to support our flyers with ease and grace. Therapeutic AcroYoga is a nourishing treat to share on its own, and can also be an excellent building block on the path to higher level acrobatics.
NO previous experience or partner necessary. Attendance at the first workshop is recommended.

Sunday 19 April, 9:30am-12:00pm  -  Fun and Mental, Fundamentals of AcroYoga
AcroYoga offers endless hours of fun - and endless opportunities to expand our mental acuity to a full-body awareness. Come heighten your smarts in a whole new way as we train inversions, counterbalances, and partner acrobatics together. Learn and refine fundamental skills that will set you up for success as you progress along your own chosen adventure. 
NO previous experience or partner necessary. Attendance at the Saturday workshop is recommended.

Sunday 19 April, 1:30-4:00pm  -  Transitional Bliss
Learn drills and frills to take you from here to there, and everywhere in between. Transitions are the “philosopher’s stone” of the practice, transforming simple moves into magic before our eyes. But there are subtle skills and fundamental moves that help make what seems to be the impossible actually attainable for us and our partners.  In this workshop we'll break down a few key transitionary moves and put them into practice, bridging the gaps between static moves and graceful flows.
NO partner necessary.  Attendance at previous workshop is recommended.

$30usd for 1 workshop.
$55usd for 2 workshops.
$75usd for 3 workshops.
$90usd for all 4 workshops.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is requested as classes will only run with 8 or more confirmed students. 
Drop-in’s also welcome.
Contact Colleen Coy to register: +670-7746-3733, diliwellness@gmail.com.

Greg Franklin is a Level 2 Certified AcroYoga Teacher, AcroYoga Immersion Teacher, and a member of the AcroYoga Teacher Training Assistant team. He holds 350-hours of Vinyasa & Hatha yoga certifications, as well as certifications in various modalities of healing and bodywork.  Greg finds the potential for self-discovery, empowerment, transformation and fun in community that the practice of AcroYoga embodies ever-present and inspiring. He strives to make the work accessible to all who are willing and interested to give it a try, and invites you to come take a chance and spread your wings!

15 March 2015

Sandra Vieira/Yamini begins teaching yoga at Dili Wellness.
Beginning on Monday 16 March Sandra’s classes will be at the following times:
-Mondays 9:00-10:30am,
-Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm (*please note the new time),
-Wednesdays 9:00-10:30am,
-Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm (*please note the new time)
Through March 2015 these classes remain $10usd per class, drop-in.
*Beginning on April 1st, 2015 the new yoga class costs will be as follows:
-$15/class drop-in
-$45/month for 1 class per week, paid in advance (at the first class of each month)
-$90/month for 2 classes per week, paid in advance (at the first class of each month)
-$135/month for 3 classes per week, paid in advance (at the first class of each month)
-$180/month for 4 classes per week, paid in advance (at the first class of each month)
From Sandra/Yamini:
"My first professional experience with Yoga was, interestingly, in 2000, in East Timor, with my friend Hector! Life is funny…at the time I was working in various projects in Timor and I began, by chance, to give aerobic classes to a group that kept growing every week. As I worked with Hector in one of my projects, sometimes, after my fast aerobic classes Hector use to come and give me some yoga classes. This started me on yoga. But it was not always an easy path…
It was from 2005 that Yoga began to be an integral part of my life, after many experiences with Reiki, Tantra, Contact Impro, Chamanism, Kundalini, Women Circles and others. It was also at this time that I completed a diploma as an International Active Meditation trainer and therapist, with Instituto Bioperson in Spain. Since then I began to practice Hatha Yoga regularly and, as my training and experience grew I felt the need to deepen my knowledge of Hatha Yoga. I completed my training as a Therapeutic and Ayurveda Yoga Instructor, with a diploma certified by the World Yoga Alliance, the European Yoga Federation, and the World Yoga and Ayurveda Community. Apart from this training, at the APYTA centre in Madrid, I completed specialized training as an instructor of Yoga for Kids at the Yoga Centre Madre Tierra in San Lorenzo del Escorial, with a certificate awarded by the AEPYN under the teaching line of Swami Sivananda. I find yoga to be a never-ending path of learning and experiencing which goes way beyond any theory. And in this process, which continues, I developed a passion for yoga that I want to share with more and more people.
Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses asanas (physical postures) and conscious breathing (pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, mental clarity, strength , flexibility, and relaxation. Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Yoga brings balance and a sense of well-being to the practitioner.
Some of the Benefits of Hatha Yoga include:
o Builds strength
o Increases flexibility and muscle tone
o Brings focus to the mind
o Encourages physical and mental balance
o Develops proper body alignment
o Reduces stress
o Encourages a sense of calm and peace
o Increases lung capacity for better breathing
Yoga is beneficial for everyone, no matter what your fitness level, your state of mind, your experience or the level you want to reach. It is a process that begins slowly but steadily and very soon finds a special place in your heart and your life, becoming a part of you forever.
In my class students can expect to develop body awareness and explore varied postures in a mixed-level environment. More than an instructor I see myself as a guide who simply helps those who seek their true essence and who wish to live a life in harmony with their body and mind. Everyone has this ability inside themselves and all I help is to awaken those sensations and experiences.
Yoga has taught me that everything is possible….even if not today, one day it will be. Namasté.
Sandra Vieira/Yamini (in Sanscrit)"