December yoga schedule 2018 Dili Timor Leste

Oráriu Dezembru December yoga schedule 2018

Yoga schedule for Dili Timor Leste December 2018

The 2nd 200hr plus, yoga alliance certified , yoga teacher training (YTT) by Dili Ashtanga Yoga will be starting in December. The program can be taken as a whole or modules (Yoga Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Methodology and Yoga Asana adjusting) can be chosen separately. The ytt can be a great tool to deepen your yoga practice and to create a solid practice. The schedule will be organised per student’s availability . For more information contact me per email ahimsaka.satya@gmail.com

The self practice of yoga is an important practice and is the foundation of self realization . All the classes in more or lesser extent are directed to this direction. The private classes can be used to get (re)started with a personal self practice and based on the individual needs of your (ayurvedic) body constitution to find harmony. Or as a preparation for any of the other group or semi group classes and they can be excellent for joining the mysore morning classes. For more information contact me per email ahimsaka.satya@gmail.com
Mysore style classes is an individual practice within in a group. You will share the dynamics and energy of a group class without having to adjust your pace or breath. You can come when you can, do your practice and leave when you are finished. It is a unique way of doing class and related to the Ashtanga yoga style. But not limited to it.

Dili Ashtanga Yoga

First yoga school / shala in Dili , Timor Leste /East Timor

Dili Ashtanga Yoga offers various yoga classes, workshops ,yoga retreats at various locations around Dili . From Ashtanga vinyasa yoga (Mysore style & LED), Hatha yoga to yin yoga and anything in between. At the city center to beach locations. Primary series and beyond. Suitable for all levels. For anyone who is interested in the practice of yoga.

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Dili Ashtanga Yoga

First yoga school / shala in Dili , Timor Leste /East Timor

Dili Ashtanga Yoga offers various yoga classes, workshops ,yoga retreats at various locations around Dili . From Ashtanga vinyasa yoga (Mysore style & LED), Hatha yoga to yin yoga and anything in between. At the city center to beach locations. Primary series and beyond. Suitable for all levels. For anyone who is interested in the practice of yoga.

Yoga into 2017, Timor Leste

intentional yoga Timor Leste

an open workshop of yoga to cultivate, nourish and stimulate the self practice of yoga

all the yoga classes will be focused on inward investigation and cultivating awareness. The goal the same the methods can be different. The different classes cover different aspects of the system of yoga.

Depending on your time and availability you can opt for the drop in rate, or buy a multiple time card (2 month valid, $200) that will allow you to have 24 classes (if bought between 26th and Jan 1st, after Jan 1st it will be back to the normal rate 20x $200) and can be used for any class (1.5 or 2 hour) between Dec 26th and Jan 15th

Whatever your intention is in life, if you feel better in your body it will be probably succeed a bit more easier. And that is where yoga comes in, it starts with creating awareness, internal communication. The more regular your practice the faster you can reap the fruits.

The early morning classes “Ashthanga Mysore ” are mixed with the regular morning class as both focus on the physical body, to lengthen and strengthen, and both work with a sequence which can be personally modified.

The special classes go into depth of one aspect of yoga asana and allow more time practice.

The later afternoon classes depends on the student’s requests and interested and can go into a more yin practice, more into pranayama and or meditation. For example when you like the yoga practice to benefit your diving you may want request more pranayama to deepen and lengthen the breathe. If your focus is to enhance your running practice you may like to do a yin practice to work on your joints.

Additionally on request, if enough people are interested , the weekend could be used to do excursions to do districts and to do yoga on location. Please inquire and register before Dec 5th for the excursions. If the outings are happening the weekend classes in Dili will be canceled and some of the classes will be taught on location.

Suggestions are welcome and a proposed schedule would be;

Friday 30th Dec to Sunday 1st Jan
Maubisse and climbing mount Ramelau with new year.

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th Jan
Baucau and Venilale

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th Jan
Balibo and hot springs

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chandra namaskara

ahimsaka satya chandra namaskara

salutations to the moon
As there are many variations of sun salutations, there are also different variations of moon salutations. Often less know though, or mixed as variations within sun salutations.  The moon salutations add lunar energy to a solar energy dominated practice, create harmony, and can be a grounding, calming end to a session of sun salutations.
The following sequence of a moon salutation series, can be practiced as a stand alone practice, for a more grounding and calming practice. Or as a start for more “yin-yoga”, lunar energy, focused practice.  Where the classical sun salutations predominately alternate between forward bends and back bends, this sequence of moon salutations focuses more on side stretching and twisting. It is a complementary asana sequence, when combined with classical sun salutations gives full range of movements to the spine. 
Whereas the twelve positions of surya namaskara relate to the twelve zodiac or solar phases of the year, the fourteen positions of chandra namaskara relate to the fourteen lunar phases. In the lunar calendar the fourteen days before the full moon are known as sukla paksha, the bright fortnight, and the fourteen days after the full moon are known as krishna paksha, the dark fortnight. The name of each day introduces each asana and is used as a basis for learning the days of the lunar cycle. Doing both both the left and right site, all the lunar phases are being passed.
The lunar energy flows within ida nadi, relating to the para-sympathetic nervous system in our physical  body. It has a cool, relaxing and creative qualities. It has a introverted or mental force and is responsible for consciousness.
When practicing the chandra namaskara as a stand alone practice, honoring the moon, it is best practiced at night, especially when the moon is visible, or at dawn at the time of the full moon. Be aware of the different experiences giving by the changing aspects of the moon. Make sure the stomach is empty before starting the practice. Synchronize the movement with the breath and where the breath is in the body (where can the breath move freely and where is the breath restricted) while holding each position. For activating the ida nadi, start with the left leg first, and take the left side of the poses first. This will have a more calming and grounding effect. When in the “moon-pose” ( shashankasana, shashank also means moon in sanskrit as is the word chandra, also translated into hare or rabbit pose, or balasana, childpose, but in this variation keeping the hands to the front of the mat ), create a feeling of instant relaxation, surrendering the body and mind, and let the breath deepen. Visualizing a full moon shining over a dark blue ocean at night.
Suggested a slow practice of 3 to 7 sets.
Benefits;
Bringing the body and mind into a more calm, centered, peaceful state. Cooling for the brain and helps to eliminate anger. Side stretching helps facilitate the breath. Twists are purifying, stimulate the digestive system and give a nice massage to the internal organs. The asana help to relieve constipation, to release pressure from the spine and regulates the functioning of various glands in the body.
mantra’s accompanying the movements
1 om kamesvaryai namaha             salutations to she who fulfills desires
2 om bhagamalinyai namaha        salutations to she who wears the garland of              prosperity
3 om nityaklinnayai namaha        salutations to she who is ever compassionate
4 om bherundayai namaha            salutations to she who is ferocious
5 om vahnivasinyai namaha         salutations to she who resides in fire
6 om vajreshvaryai namaha          salutations to she who possesses vajra (the                                 thunderbolt) and is adorned with diamond ornaments
7 om dutyai namaha                         salutations to she whose messenger is shiva
8 om tvaritayai namaha                 salutations to she who is swift
9 om kulasundaryai namaha         salutations to she who is virtuous, respectable and                charming
10 om nityayai namaha                   salutations to she who is eternal
11 om nilapatakinyai namaha        salutations to she who is adorned with a blue flag
12 om vijayayai namaha                  salutations to she who is ever victorious
13 om sarvamangalayai namaha  salutations to she who is the source of all good                         fortunes
14 om jvalamalinyai namaha         salutations to she who is fenced with instant flames
the mantra (sanskrit for that what protects the mind) creates a back ground sound (noise), preventing other thoughts to arise, they create a vibration for the breath, a rhythm for the mind and a pattern for the body together with the movements.  The effect is a calming almost hypnotizing for the mind, making the movements go with ease and seemingly without effort.
breath; deep rhythmic breathing
round one, starting with left leg
pose 1 inhale and exhale, centering, moon pose arms forward on the mat, palms down
pose 2 inhale on knees hands at the chest, palms together
pose 3 exhale, left leg steps forward point hands and arms forward, palms together
pose 4 inhale take hands and arms to the sides, horizontal palms facing front
pose 5 exhale take left side first, left hand up, right hand down, stretching left side
pose 6 inhale back up, center
pose 7 exhale take right side, right hand up, left hand down, stretching right side
pose 8 inhale up and exhale left hand back, look over the left shoulder, right hand forward, twist
pose 9 inhale back to center
pose 10 exhale right hand back, look over the right shoulder, left hand forward, twist
pose 11 inhale back to center
pose 12 exhale hands together point hands and arms forward, palms together
pose 13 inhale, left leg goes back, on knees hands at the chest, palms together
pose 14 inhale and exhale, centering, moon pose, arms forward on the mat, palms down

round 2, same but starting with right leg and take right side first.
pose 15 inhale and exhale, centering, moon pose arms forward on the mat, palms down
pose 16 inhale on knees hands at the chest, palms together
pose 17 exhale, right leg steps forward point hands and arms forward, palms together
pose 18 inhale take hands and arms to the sides, horizontal palms facing front
pose 19 exhale take right side first, right hand up, left hand down, stretching right side
pose 20 inhale back up, center
pose 21 exhale take left side, left hand up, right hand down, stretching left side
pose 22 inhale up and exhale right hand back, look over the right shoulder, left hand forward, twist
pose 23 inhale back to center
pose 24 exhale left hand back, look over the left shoulder, right hand forward, twist
pose 25 inhale back to center
pose 26 exhale hands together point hands and arms forward, palms together
pose 27 inhale, left leg goes back, on knees hands at the chest, palms together
pose 28 inhale and exhale, centering, moon pose, arms forward on the mat, palms down

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ashram yoga retreat schedule & information

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B A L I  A S H R A M
RETREATS 2014

In our 5th year at Gedong Gandhi Ashram, Candidasa, we’re offering eight retreats with more dates/ yoga choices, plus idyllic Ashram’s ambience to make each a ‘treat’. We are blessed with an exquisite mix of international & local yoga teachers who bring divine yoga to it’s natural home – a ‘living and breathing’ Ashram. Join our routine puja with our live-in members. The new Ashtanga Hatha Immersion extends our Hatha Retreats and should resonate well with the serious yoga aficionados. Still unbeatable value with all meals/most services included, hence our many returning yogis!

“Sublime yoga – in Bali’s timeless oasis by the Lagoon and the Sea”

Dates     Yoga Retreat Type     Retreat’s Leader/s     Links
29 Mar-5 Apr*     Dynamic Hatha**/incl. Nyepi***, 7 Days/7 Nights     Jennifer Isaacson
5 – 9 Apr     Ashtanga Hatha Immersion, 3 Days/4 Nights     Ahimsaka (Edme)
28 Jun-5 Jul     Dynamic Hatha, very popular time slot, fully booked in last 2 years, so early booking is essential, 7 Days/7 Nights     Yvonne Haddleton
5 – 9 July     Ashtanga Hatha Immersion, 3 Days/4 Nights     Ahimsaka
23 – 30 Aug     Dynamic Hatha with popular Ashram duo, 7 Days/7 Nights     Kawi & Ahimsaka
30 Aug-3 Sep     Ashtanga Hatha Immersion, 3 Days/4 Nights     Ahimsaka
25 Oct – Nov 1     Hatha/last for the year, 7 Days/7 Nights     TBA Yvonne Haddleton or Kawi&Ahimsaka
1 – 5 Nov     Ashtanga Hatha Immersion, 3 Days/4 Nights     Ahimsaka
NOTES: *start/end dates refer to check-in/check-out dates. Late check-out 2 pm on Day 7 for Hatha Retreat **Hatha Yoga – asana/vinyasa/pranayama/nidra while also delving into its spiritual context ***Bali’s New Year’s observed as a Day of Silence – refrain from man-made ‘disturbances’

Gedong Gandhi Ashram (aka Ashram Gandhi Çanti Dasa – ‘servant of peace’) at Candidasa is our partner and the first and oldest Ashram in Bali. For more info http://www.ashramgandhi.com (for its location simply enter Gedong Gandhi Ashram in https://maps.google.com/ )
Our ‘sankalpa’: A yoga filled retreat that gently blends with our unique Ashram ambience, with visiting and Ashram’s in-house yoga teachers. Modest yet comfortable seafront or seaview bungalows, full-meal accommodation with our wholesome, vegetarian and fish meals. Good value & affordable – with a touch of community service (your stay there alone helps finance its operations). Access to ashram’s facilities and services. Or to simply interact with ashram members or join the puja/prayers; observe/learn Ashram’s cooking; retreat to our meditation room; or swim in the open sea. The Ashram is idyllically located in the auspicious confluence of ocean and a spring-fed lake with a sacred temple nestled on the slope of the overlooking hill.
Nyepi (31 Mar 2014): Yoga and the Ashram provide the perfect backdrop to Bali’s New Year’s Day of Silence which revolves around reflections, refrain from earthly desires/work or man-made disturbances, and to engage in spiritual readings/pursuits. Hence, total ban on lights, fire, cars and, indeed, airline flights – a unique experience to live to the spirit of Nyepi (from sepi/quiet). This auspicious day will be incorporated in our 29 Mar to 5 April Hatha Retreat.

Dynamic Hatha Yoga Retreat (7 Days/7 Nights):
Day1 check-in, Ashram progs; Day 2- 6 Retreat Progs; Day7 Morn prog/lunch, 2 pm check-out.
Costs AUD 850 twin-share; AUD 200 non-share surcharge; (if avail) AUD 950 non-share Kelapa Mas (the next door hotel we use as our extended accommodation, similar rooms, with shared gate at rear)
Primarily Hatha Yoga with a blend of daily sun salutation, asana, vinyasa, pranayama, nidra as well as delving into the philosophical and spiritual context. The classes cater the full range of yoga proficiencies, as our experienced teachers tune in to the class and the individuals. Program Format below should give an idea, and more about the teachers background/style can be gleaned from their individual links at the end of this document.
One afternoon/night temple puja group tour with members is included but consensus will prevail as it may impact on some yoga time. Same goes with additional tours at extra costs; these tours are available pre or post retreat for those with additional days/stay at the Ashram.
Hatha Yoga Format*  Bold/Italics – ♣ Retreat’s Yoga Activities; **Strongly recommended

 * may differ slightly due to teacher’s ‘call’ or style or tours by the group
Time     Activity
5 – 6 am     Optional/Sunrise Puja (incl. Agni Hotra/fire ceremony)
♣ 7.00 – 7.45 am     ♣ Yoga – Sun Salutation/Surya Namaskara
♣ 7.45 – 8.30 am     ♣ Pranayama and Meditation (meditation room)
8.30 – 9.00 am     Breakfast with Ashram members
9 – 10 am     Free period
♣ 10 – 11.45 am     ♣ Yoga – Asana/Vinyasa/Nidra Class
11.30 – 12 noon     Midday Puja (optional)
12.30 – 1.30 pm     Lunch with Ashram members
1.30 – 4.00 pm     Free period / Group or Private Tours / Activities
♣ 4.00–5.00 pm     ♣ House Yoga (Selection of Hatha/Vinyasa/recuperative yoga)
**5.15 – 6 pm     ** Sunset Puja (incl. Agni Hotra/Fire Ceremony – Optional but recommended as a natural extension to previous House Yoga)
6 – 6.30 pm     Free period
6.30 – 7.30 pm     Dinner with Ashram members
7.30 – 8 pm     Night Puja (optional)
8 pm     Free Period
♣ TBA     ♣ Additional/breathwork sessions, as needed (TBA during retreat)

Ashtanga Hatha Immersion/Extension Retreat (3 Days/4 Nights)
Day 1. pm check-in, Ashram progs/yoga; Day 2 – 4 Ashtanga full prog; Day 5 noon check-out
Costs AUD 450 twin-share; AUD 100 non-share surcharge; (if avail) AUD 500 non-share Kelapa Mas.
An immersion into ashtanga hatha yoga for beginners, for the curious and also for the ashtanga practitioners who wish to explore and deepen their self practice. Inspired by, but not limited to, the ashtanga vinyassa sequence of Sri Patthabi Jois.
Focus of these 3 days is to establish or finetune your own practice based on the ashtanga primary sequence. Depending on where you are with your body and mind the sequence can be modified, adding or skipping asana’s (or vinyassa’s), and yin-yoga for ashtangi’s (weaving the limbs of the 8 astau/limbs of the yoga practice into the physical asana practice). There will be self practice classes (working on your own pace and asana’s, the so called mysore style) and classes practicing together with the group (Led classes). The special classes are to help you further in your practice, supply you with additional information and asana’s, and a better understanding of the ashtanga yoga, and going beyond the merely physical aspect. The ashtanga practice is definitely a more strenuous and intensive practice, as it is meant to be a purifying practice. However, the first guideline is always to work within the limits of your own body. Learning to listen to your own body (and breath). From there we explore these limits, taking them as frontiers rather than limitations, and going beyond the set expectations you have of your body and mind.
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current teaching schedule september 2013

  • every day; 7 am to 8 am; classical surya namaskara , sun salutations
  • mon, wed; 4.30 pm to 6 pm; hatha yoga asana*
  • fri, sun; 4.30 pm to 6 pm; pratyahara yoga (silencing the mind)*

Location; Gandhi Gedong Ashram, Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia

minimum donation; rph 50.000

http://www.ashramgandhi.com/

*for the afternoon sessions bring something warm, it can be windy

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