14 April 2017

Don’t miss this special opportunity to try AcroYoga,
with guest instructors on tour from Western Australia!
No previous experience necessary.

3 AcroYoga Workshops:
Wednesday 10 May, 6:30-8:30pm, $20
Friday 12 May, 6:00-8:30pm, $25
Sunday 14 May, 12:30-3:30pm, $30

Or, register for all 3 workshops for $65.
These workshops require pre-registration and pre-payment.  Space is limited.
To register contact: diliwellness@gmail.com.

Acroyoga- A crash course in Flying 
Fundamental Shapes & Flows of AcroYoga
Wednesday 10 May, 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for some fun and laughs as you learn to Base, Fly, & Spot the Fundamental Shapes and Flows of AcroYoga.  Moving through positions like bird, throne, and high flying whale, you can enjoy all aspects of the practice in a safe, progressive, & knowledgeable way.
AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts.  These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community.  It may look a little complicated or scary, however anyone can do it and we will cater for complete beginners in the workshop.  If you’re new to AcroYoga or are wanting to build on your foundations, this is the workshop for you.  You will surprise yourself, guaranteed.

Acroyoga Washing Machines…so fresh and so clean.
Washing Machine and therapeutic flying workshop
Friday 12 May, 6:00-8:30pm
As the name suggests, washing machines will take you round and round, and upside down.  They are a continuous flowing sequence of poses that are linked through fun creative transitions.  With the starting pose and the finishing pose being the same, they are able to be repeated again and again without interruption.  Washing machines evolve into a dance.  The flyer gracefully floats, pops, steps, or rolls through the transitions as the base provides guidance and support.  Finding this flow together will cause laughter and an abundance of trust.  After the fun comes the bliss.  We will spend time giving and receiving the gift of touch through therapeutic flying and Thai Massage.  Your body won’t be able to help but soften and unwind as you are massaged and stretched into a state of full relaxation.  You will want it to last forever and will walk out floating on a cloud.

Threedom to Move
Acro Yoga and Movement Workshop
Sunday 14 May, 12:30-3:30pm
Balance By Yourself - Balance with a Partner - Balance without your hands.  
Join us for 3 Mini Workshops in one.  
1. "Getting Upside Down”
We start with ourselves take a look at handstand form, hand placement, head placement, the whys and why nots, ways to enter and exit safely, spotting, and home practice progressions.  Walk in on your feet walk out on your hands.
2. "Get Ready For Steady”
We balance with another.  Find the sweet spots of partner balancing AcroYoga poses.  AcroBalance & Circus are the flavours here. 
3. " Look Mum, No Hands” 
A series of maneuvers where the base uses legs only.  A fun way to explore something new and really refine your footwork and flying abilities.  The workshop is taught progressively for all levels.  If you are new we can get you on the journey and if you have some experience we can give you more tips to get you going.

About the Teachers:
Tori and Raven enjoy finding the harmony and flow in Dynamic AcroYoga and Acrobatic Practice.  Open to a laugh and new adventures you may find them strolling the streets of Fremantle, Tori Standing on Raven’s shoulders, busking at the local markets before lunch, or practicing handstands at Bathers Beach, Rottnest Island, or any other spectacular place in Western Australia.  Raven and Tori will be arriving in Timor-Leste fresh after two months traveling and teaching The West Coast AcroYoga Tour.  We look forward to flying with you soon!

Read more about Tori & Raven:

01 April 2017


Yoga iha Lian Tetúm!
Day and Time:
Saturdays, 8:30-9:45am

Beginning yoga guided in Tetum language to make the class more accessible to Timorese.  Please note the instructor speaks English and Portuguese, so do not feel excluded if your Tetum is limited.  Come on a drop-in basis with no need to sign up in advance.
Location: Dili Wellness, Comoro
Instructor: Nicole Seibel
Price: Timorese nationals = $2 usd/per session,
Other nationalities = $10 usd/per session.



Sábadu dadersán:
husi tuku 8 ho balun (8:30am) dader to’o tuku 9 liu minutu 45 (9:45am)

Yoga ida ne’e di’ak ba ema sira ne’ebé mak foin hahú. Ita halo neneik no pratika oinsá estika isin-lolon no hakmatek ita-nia neon.  Sei koa’lia ho lian tetúm maibé bele mós esplika ho lian inglês ka portugés.  Bele mai deit (drop-in), la presiza fó-hatene uluk ka halo rejistu.  Dili Wellness iha sasán yoga nian ne’ebé ita bele uza.
Fatin: DILI WELLNESS, Comoro
(supermerkadu Leader nia oin, besik Dili Club no Hari's Restaurante [hahán indianu nian].)
Instrutór: Nicole Seibel
Folin: Timor-oan selu dolár 2 ($2 US)/sesaun ida,
ema husi rai seluk selu dolár 10 ($10 US)/sesaun ida.

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.

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!

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.


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.