Weekend yoga intensives in Dili, Timor Leste
The intensives are informal, small group and hands on classes at the small Goa style yoga shala “uma iis tasi “at Beto Tasi beach near Dili International Airport. There is lots of room for bringing the technical parts into practice by repetition, trial and error , and by helping eachother with the various practices as we can learn a lot of other people’s practice. And many aspects of the 8 limbs of yoga are covered. Additionally Buddhist practices are ordered to create a holistic practice.
The intensive are build from modules and the student has the freedom to choose and combine the modules to serve his or her needs. There is time for Q&A and no particular level is necessary. It is a great getaway for the Dili expat or the Dili visitor who likes to add a bit of yoga time to there Dili stay .
Yang vs yin intensive
We will be investigating earth’s gravitational field from yang and yin angles. Working against with vinyasa technics, inversions, jump backs and through. With gravity by means of surrender and letting go, passive/ yin stretching. Towards it by exploring the fear of falling. Away from it by means of meditation.
Module yang ; vinyasa technic (a small part of the class could be practiced on the beach and in the ocean, please bring beach wear and towel if you like to participate. Shower available.)
Module yin : yin yoga, pranayama and meditation
Total hip workout
An intensive of giving the hips a total workout using various different technics. Applying the hip mobility in various arm balance asana, and finally to get the benefits of being able to sit more comfortable for a longer period of time.
Module hip opening & arm balance ; passive and active stretching, strengthening, lengthening and Thai massage technics
Module yin yoga ; passive stretching, pranayama and meditation
Module mantra ; chanting of various Hindu mantras
Bridging primary to intermediate.
Strategically scheduled between the Saturday morning LED primary class and Sunday morning LED beyond primary class (at the Ocean View location an eight minutes beach walk away from the shala) were we move into the intermediate series. This intensive is the bridge between primary and intermediate by moving from primary into intermediate with a strong focus on back bending. As primary is concentrating on forward bends, intermediate starts with deeper back bends. A condition according the KPJAY institute to start intermediate is to be able to drop back into Urdhva Dhanurasana on your own. Hence we will be working toward that, and beyond.
Module primary ; investigation into Ashtanga primary series
Module back bend : back bend class
A simple and small Goa style yoga shala right on the beach near Dili International Airport. Dili Ashtanga Yoga is holding space here for small and personal in-depth yoga classes/immersions and workshops to investigate all the 8 limbs of the yoga practice . A great nearby spot to escape Dili’s city life and your daily life by the the practices of yoga. The classes can be inside, semi outside or on the beach and even in the water. Mediation, breathe exercises, yoga asana, chanting, relaxation and more will be moved into.
Beto Tasi has a Goa feel without the tourists.
DILI ASHTANGA YOGA LDA (D.A.Y)
will conduct two 200+hr yoga teacher trainings in 2018, in Dili, Timor Leste.
For more information see below and when interested please send an e-mail to; firstname.lastname@example.org.
D.A.Y. is the first yoga school in Timor Leste,and dedicated to offer the (self) practice of yoga to anyone who is interested. These YTT will be the first in its kind in Timor Leste, and we are excited to build up a new generation of yoga teachers in Timor Leste .
Ahimsaka Satya has been an experienced yoga teacher (200hr e-ur yoga alliance), and D.A.Y. is with the yoga alliance registered yoga school, and the YTT is yoga alliance approved.
A YTT certificate will be received after a successful training.
Dili Ashtanga Yoga LDA is continuing their classes in and around Dili, Timor Leste in 2018. The classes are at various locations and have various aims. The underlying goal of all the classes are the intention of moving the student into a self practice of yoga and to find more harmony and a balanced life. D.A.Y. ‘s yoga schedule is constructed towards this goal and it is for the student to take her/his pick.
The yoga classes are for anyone who is interested in yoga, no experience is required.
Later this year D.A.Y. will offer the first 200hr yoga teacher training in Timor Leste, for anyone interested please contact email@example.com
Week day morning classes @ Uma Dame / Farol
Starting between 6 and 6.15 a.m. (new students please arrive at 6 a.m.), ending is flexible till 8 a.m.
These classes are for anyone who likes to bring the fire of positive energy into their body’s for creating a body and mind that is both flexible and strong. It has a strong cardio part and will give you a whole workout for the body and be ready and prepared for a new day.
Weekend early morning classes @ Ocean View / Bebonuk
Starting at 6 a.m., ending at 8 a.m.
Saturday morning “Ashtanga Yoga primary series ” , a fixed classical yoga sequence which has been the mother template for all the contemporary vinyasa and power yoga classes.
Sunday morning “Ashtanga Yoga beyond primary”, a class that moves into the intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga .
Weekend morning classes @ Ocean View / Bebonuk
Saturday 9 to 10.30 a.m. “Ayurvedic flow “, a gentle flow of yoga asana,breathe exercises and meditation. This class covers various limbs of the yoga system and gives an idea of what yoga can be about. It is a great introduction class
Sunday 9 to 11.00 a.m. ” Morning flow”, similar to the Ayurvedic flow class, but longer and more complete with a longer cardio part.
Special classes / yoga getaway @ Uma iis Tasi / Beto Tasi cemetery beach
These are workshop style classes and explore one of the challenging facets of the yoga practice. A great class to go in-depth and learn more about your body abilities. These classes will definitely benefit any yoga practice you have, at home or at a class. Both classes can be combined into a yoga getaway.
Tuesday 6.15 to 7.30 p.m.@U.N. compound / Colmera
The yin / yang flow is a hatha yoga class and as focus to wind down from a busy day . Either with more intense stretches or more of calming poses, breathe exercises and meditation .
Thursday 6 to 7.15 p.m. @ Uma Dame / Farol
Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga
The class covers most aspects and poses of the Ashtanga Yoga primary series and with space for Q&A and trial and error.
Updated schedule for December 2017
Most classes as usual, only the week between Christmas and New Year some evening classes are cancelled.
All weekend afternoon classes are now at the new yoga shala Uma iis Tasi at cemetery beach and are part of a yoga intensive package. The classes can be joined separately or as a combo.
For more information please contact Ahimsaka.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dili Ashtanga Yoga togehter with Ahimsaka offers a work week (Mon to Fri) of Ashtanga centered early morning classes at the Uma Dame ( shanti house) in the central and residential area of Dili. Near the Indonesian embassy and beach.
For any one who likes to start the week day with a serious practice, local, expat or short term visiting. This package is a great way to add some yoga to your Dili time. Two blocks away from the Indonesian embassy which makes it an ideal spot to practice while waiting for your visa. Accommodation is next to the embassy and decent and affordable restaurants are nearby.
Mon to Fri starting from 6 to 6.15 a.m. till 8 a.m. (or when you are finished)
Uma Dame is a simple yoga shala within a local residential neighbourhood and next to focusing on the Ashtanga practice, it tries to familiarise the Timorese with the Ashtanga Yoga practice. It is based in an 1 level high platform container construction facing east and is semi open. It will give you some astonishing sun rises and the awakening of a new Dili day.
Accommodation is next to Indonesian embassy and is nothing fancy and definitely not the level of nearby Bali , it is convenient and covers the basic necessities. Their Italian restaurant is recommended within the expat community.
The classes are a mix of Mysore and LED classes with hands-on adjustments and towards the end time to explore deeper some of the aspects of the practice. Please communicate your requests/focus and wishes to the teacher Ahimsaka and he will cater the classes towards it.
The classes are all levels and please give any information about disability, injury or state of body prior to the class to the teacher.
Dili is a small city, and the classes are small too, which gives the opportunity for more personal attention. If requested additional classes later during the day can be scheduled.