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May 2020, Online classes

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Weekly schedule Online Yoga Classes in English & Spanish

live-streamed on Zoom App

FRIDAY

SUNDAY

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Hatha Yoga Flow 

Class-based:

On flexibility, mobility & restorative postures

Props:

  • Yoga mat or towel
  • Yoga blocks or straps or belts, (optional ) 
5 pm to 6 pm

30min of Vinyasa Dynamic Flow and 30min of Restorative

Class-based:

On postures to build overall strength and resistance.

Ending the session with restorative and breathing techniques

Props:

  • Yoga mat or towel
  • Yoga blocks or straps or belts, (optional ) 

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Replay of the classes is available

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Restorative yoga. Why you should practice?

Have you heard about restorative yoga?

Some people say this is an advanced practice. What do you think?

Restorative yoga involves spending from 3 to 8min in a “relatively” comfortable pose. The goal won’t be stretching, but it might be a consequence of the practice as long as no pain is involved.

Not all of us have the capacity to see the importance of taking quality downtime and allow your brain to stop controlling everything.

I used to think, that practicing restorative yoga or taking time to rest was a waste of time.

Yes, I always love training, and I used to push my self to the limits, most of the time
Maybe you are like me or maybe you have already a good understanding of how important is to take time to rest and recover

“Regardless of what are you training for, a good rest is essential to high-level performance, but many still overtrain and feel guilty when they take a day off. The body repairs and strengthens itself in the time between workouts, and continuous training can actually weaken the strongest athletes”.- Elizabeth Quinn- verywellfit.com

Rest days are critical to sports performance for a variety of reasons. Some are physiological and some are psychological.
Rest is physically necessary so that the muscles can repair, rebuild, and strengthen. For recreational athletes, building in rest days can help maintain a better balance between home, work, and fitness goals.

When your life is racing full-speed ahead, so is your mind. Restorative yoga helps provide that physical and mental balance to prevent stress and anxiety, through the use of props (blankets, yoga blocks or pillows) that allow you to hold poses longer, giving you all the benefits of deep, passive stretching.

Here are some of the benefits of practicing Restorative Yoga:

🧘🏻‍♀️ It allows your muscles to recover with gentle moves.

Is not about the quantity is about the quality of staying still and present when performing poses

🧘🏻‍♀️It helps us to slow down and cultivate the skill of conscious relaxation.

Depending on you lifestyle, most of us are programmed to “do” a lot—it keeps us engaged and makes us feel productive and in control. But our habit of running around, conquering our to-do lists, and fueling ourselves with coffee and ambition can often be a way we avoid deep discomforts and unwelcome feelings in the body and mind.

Restorative yoga asks us to stop engaging in all the doing and face what we really need to look at about ourselves. To learn about, befriend, and care for the whole of ourselves in a way we are not used to. This is an essential step for health and healing, for true renewal. A lot of people think relaxing is about letting go, but rather than throwing out, we are trying to make space for what’s uncomfortable and to allow more space for the full experience of who we are.

🧘🏻‍♀️ It helps us discover where we are holding tension.
Once you come to this realization, you can make small changes in your everyday life to reduce the stress and tension you allow to build up in your body.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Enhance the flexibility
All forms of yoga help make you bendier, but regular use of restorative poses leads you to a passive flexibility session
However, Restorative yoga is not a stretching class and there is no end goal involved, like being able to touch your toes after 10 sessions. You are exploring what happens when you release the tension your body habitually holds.

🧘🏻‍♀️The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga practice triggers the parasympathetic nervous system and helps us to reduce the level of stress. Optimizing energy flow to the organs, tissue renewal, and reduced “fight or flight” response.

Little Note:
Restorative Yoga is not the same as Yin Yoga, we will talk more about it in the next post.

Here I am sharing a video tutorial I have created for yo to give it a try and practice at home.

 

 

If you practice aerial acrobatics , pole dance or you are curious about how yoga can help you stay flexible and strong join the private facebook group “Yoga for every Acrobat”..

Where I am sharing yoga tutorial specific for keeping our body strong flexible and mobil.

 

 

 

April 2020

During the month of April I will be teaching online classes

Weekly schedule Online Yoga Classes for the Cayman Islands community

live-streamed on Zoom App

FRIDAY- SUNDAY
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Hatha Yoga Flow 

Class-based:

On flexibility, mobility & restorative postures

5 pm to 6 pm

Vinyasa Dynamic Flow

Class-based:

On postures to build overall strength and resistance

 

 

What do you have to do to have access to these classes?

1- If you can make any donations will be appreciated:
On Butterfield Bank as a registered payee
SANNYASA YOGA ACROYOGA AND PERFORMANCE LTD

2- Make sure to download the Zoom app to your device and create an account.
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Special Classes⠀

Tuesday April 7th, 2020- 10:30am

Gentle Yoga Flow.

Click here to know more about it

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  • Headstand Challenge

If you like the challenging postures of yoga and you are looking to build body control, strength  and balance. This 3 class series is for you.

You will learn how to get in and out in a safe way of the famous Sirsasana Yoga pose also known in English as headstand.

Benefits of the pose:

  • Calms the mind
  • Increases focus.
  • Is therapeutic for a headache and migraine:
  • Strengthen core, arms and shoulders

We will work in a progressive way, safety is our motto

I will be teaching this challenge using  Zoom app. with Quinntessential Movement Studio.

If you can not make it on the day and the time of the class, a replay will be available .

With the possibility to buy the 3 class sequence to keep your practice going at hoe any time.

Sunday April 19th

10am

Sunday April 26th

10am

Thursday April 30th

10am

What are we going to cover:

  • Understanding of being upside-down.
  • Split entry and exit.
  • Curl up/ curls down entry and exit

Materials:

  • Yoga mat or blanket or towel.
  • To be close to a wall or your bed
What are we going to cover:

  • Core work
  • Pike up entry and exit.
  • Straddle up entry and exit

Materials:

  • Yoga mat or blanket or towel.
  • To be close to a wall or your bed
What are we going to cover:

  •  Core work.
  • Body Alignment.
  • We will play with variations!

Materials:

  • Yoga Mat or Blanket or towel.
  • Close to a wall or to your bed.
  • You will need 2 or 3 elements like a shirt, a belt, sunglasses or watch

 

 

  • Full Body Strength & Flexibility

Divided in 3 sessions, to keep you Boyd strong and flexible.

This will be live-streamed classes with zoom app with Quinntessential Movement Studio.

If you would like to sign up and you missed the class. A replay will be available for 24hrs to practice.

Monday April 13th, 2020

10am-EST

Monday April 20th, 2020

10am – EST

Monday April 27th, 2020

10am- EST

 

 

 

 

Let’s keep the practice going

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Contact me for any enquires

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what is yoga

What is Yoga and Why do you need to practice?

Yoga has helped me in so many ways. I know it sounds cliche but it actually did.

Before being a yoga instructor I was a dancer, an acrobat, a gymnast and I always been really curious about exploring different ways to move my body, I love any way of movement and I liked to train “hard”

When I  Just finished my PE teacher degree I decided I was going to start practicing yoga.

I always felt a deep connection with yoga, even before I started my practice, almost like I have done before….Do you know what I mean?

So I decided to investigate the yoga studios in the city I was living at the moment in Córdoba, Argentina. I took a few classes here and then until I fund the one I felt it was following the same teaching philosophy I believe in.

“Always work in a progressive way and listen to your body”.

So I decided to do my Yoga Teacher Training with the same yoga school

I used to weak up at 6 pm to catch up on the 40 min bus ride and go to have an early morning class before I would start to work and teach my classes.

I have to say I was not a morning person by that time and it was a big effort I knew I had to do in order to produce the change I was looking for.

For 2 years we met during the weekends to study yoga philosophy,  anatomy, physiology, teaching technics and we practice how to teach yoga among ourselves.

I have learned so much, it was a wonderful time of my life. I am proud to say I had kind and knowledgeable teachers to guide me during this yoga journey.

After that I have decided to travel and explore the world, I dream always dream about.

That brought me to more wonderful and learning experiences, but also to a few not that great as well.

When I was going through hard times traveling with no budget and I couldn’t find any place to keep my aerial training going, or I couldn’t afford any place to go to practice  I came back to my personal yoga practice.

I was able to develop a consistent self-practice, with ups and downs like everyone. But I am still amazed by how much flexibility and strength I have gained over the years of yoga practice.

And I am not getting any younger, right?

Yoga has taught me how to be patient, to accept myself and others, to rest when is needed, to enjoy the simple things, to allow myself to say no when is needed. To have consistency in the practice, to be more flexible in mind and body and I have so much more to learn

I know it is not that easy as you read it and the journey will be different for each of us.

But all that said let’s bring down the following misconception of Yoga:

“Yoga is for stretching, and I am not flexible, hence I am not going to practice”

Because that seems to be the way it works, right?

Well…. let me tell you something, I am not sure where this idea of yoga is for stretching began, but it is far from the truth.

Yes, you might leave a yoga class feeling release and relax like a “nice stretch” and that might be some of the benefits yoga can give you

Do you really know what YOGA means?

Yoga is a vast collection of spiritual techniques and practices aimed at integrating mind, body, and spirit to achieve a state of enlightenment or oneness with the universe. What is normally thought of as “yoga” in the West is really Hatha Yoga, one of the many paths of yoga. The different paths of yoga emphasize different approaches and techniques but ultimately lead to the same goal of unification and enlightenment.

Yoga, at its essence, is a practice of energy- of creating space inside the body for prana (energy) to be cultivated, moved and transformed for optimum health, wellbeing, connection, and ease-

To be able to create space requires balance- the balance of the joint stability and mobility, the balance of muscle contraction and relaxation, the balance of movement between the limbs and the torso, and balance of the physical asana (yoga poses) practice with other seven limbs of yoga.

As balance is created and developed inside and through the body, by default, balance is created outside the body.

It is not a religion, but a practice of personal inquiry and exploration.  As the cultural and religious diversity of practitioners attest, yogic philosophy speaks to universal truths that can be incorporated within any belief system.


The development of yoga can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago, but some researchers think that yoga may be up to 10,000 years old old. Yoga’s long rich history can be divided into four main periods of innovation, practice, and development.

Can you believe it?

5,000 or 10,000  is a lot of years, of practice and research of fulfillment.

Our body our mind and our energy, soul or spirit, whatever you want to call it are extremely connected.

If you are like me and you love to move, to challenge your body, believe me, Yoga is not just for stretching is a continuous research of what else can you do, what else can you achieve.

Mind, body, and soul.

Yes, you might find challenges in some physical postures or it might be challenging for you to sit to meditate and practice breathing techniques (pranayama). It happens to all of us but with practice, everything that might seem hard at the beginning will become easier.

Cultivating patience and attention with yoga you will learn from your body and you will achieve yoga posture you never thought you could do. You will feel in peace with yourself and others.

I can keep telling you a lot of good things about yoga but you have to try it for yourself.

Click this link to be part of a supportive community of aerial acrobats and pole dancers who are taking their trainings seriously to be able to improve from the inside out

Here I am sharing a link to my Free Classes

Enjoy it,

Namaste

 

 

 

 

Yoga for Aerial Acrobats – How to get your spine more flexible?

Would you like to practice those pretty backbends in the silk and the aerial hoop? Or you are looking to increase your spine flexibility with a safe yoga practice at home?

Our spine is so delicate and so strong at the same time, is the one in charge of connecting our whole body, from our head, torso, arms, hands & fingers to our hips, legs, feet, and toes.

Some of us are born we the body more available to perform backends and torsions without a lot of effort and others need to work a little bit harder to get those pretty backbends.

Either or, it is true that if you don’t keep the good training and the practice going we will eventually feel stiffer and it will be harder to move.

As Kevin Kelly said “You are only as old as you spine is flexible”

The spine is a pivotal important part of our body.  Without it, we could not keep ourselves upright or even stand up.  It gives our body structure and support.  It enables us to move about freely and to bend with flexibility.  The spine is also designed to protect our spinal cord.  The spinal cord is a column of nerves that connects our brain with the rest of the body, allowing control of our movement and bodily function.  This is why keeping the spine flexible is vital for a healthy and active life and also important for an optimum nervous system function.

Today I am sharing 2 videos tutorials I uploaded in YouTube showing how to practice 2 basic but important yoga poses that will help you to build a solid foundation in your home practice and feel your spine more flexible and available in your daily activities

This is for you if you practice aerial circus acrobatics, pole dance and you want to get those pretty backbends but you don’t know where to start.

And this is also for you if you are following your yoga path and wish to understand better how to move in a safe way to increase your spine flexibility at home.

After your spine warm-up.
This is how we can practice cobra in a safe| proper way.
Take your time, be patient and always work in a progressive way.

Yoga Pose:

🐍 Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana

Benefits:
– Help us to keep our spine strong & flexible
– Help with our digestion
– Help us to reduce anxiety.
– Help us to balance our lower chakras.
– among other benefits…

 

 

Bring your yoga mat & 2 blocks.

We are going to practice:

🐪 Camel Pose or Ustrasana in Sanskrit

Benefits:
– It improves spinal flexibility.
– It helps to strengthen the back muscles.
– This pose creates space in the chest and lungs, increasing breathing capacity and helping to relieve respiratory ailments.
– Stimulates the kidneys, which improves digestion.

 

I truly hope this helps as guidance to start your home practice and increase your flexibility
Remember to consult your physiotherapist or personal instructor if your spine doesn’t feel good or you are suffering from any injuries.
Feel free to send me an email and ☝🏻Let me know how is your practice going. And join the private Facebook group:
“Yoga for every Acrobat” to connect with like-minded people who want to improve their aerial acrobatics performance by practicing specific yoga postures at home.
I share a video tutorial every week in the group, come to join us.
Don’t go without checking my free resource library, for more yoga tutorials to improve your flexibility.
Link Here 👈🏻

And let me know how you are your practice going

 

Acroyoga for St Valentine’s Day

What are you planning to do on February 14th, 2020?

On St Valentine’s Day, we usually go out for dinner or exchange gifts with your love ones. Flowers, candy, red hearts, and romance…

That’s what Valentine’s day is all about, right?

But maybe this time you don’t feel like doing the same things, you would like to surprise your other half or you want to do something with a friend

Are you looking to do something more than dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day?

If so, Acroyoga is for you, and the Valentine’s ‘season’ presents the perfect opportunity to try it out.

You’ve likely heard yoga defined as “union” or “yoke”, but what does that really mean? 

Yoga forms a connection between your breath, your mind, and your body.  

Acroyoga invites us to experience the full spectrum of our being through opportunities to give and to receive, support and be supported; to connect with your Acroyoga partner.

  • We are going to explore the sense of trust while having fun trying the acrobatic poses of yoga.
  • Closing the session you will learn a basic Thai massage technique.
  • No experience is required
  • Come by your own, with a friend or with your significant other. 

Registration in advance is required

Or send a message using the contact form

February 2020

Weekly Classes:

  • Wyndham Reef Resort, Grand Cayman Cayman Islands.
MONDAYWEDNESDAYFRIDAY
8am to 9am
Hatha Yoga Flow
8am to 9am
Hatha Yoga Flow
8am to 9am
Hatha Yoga Flow
CLASSES ARE 1HR

Weekly Classes:

  • Quinntessential Movement Studio, Galleria Plaza. Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYSATURDAY
6pm Flexibility Class

7pm Aerial Hoop Intermediate

8pm Aerial Hoop Beginners
3:45pm Aerial Kids Initiation

4:45pm Aerial Kids & Gymnastics.
3:45pm Aerial Kids & Gymnastics.

4:45pm Aerial Youth 10+

6pm Aerial Silks Begginers

7pm Aerial Silks Intermediate.

11:15am Aerial Hoop Mix Levels

12:15pm Aerial silks Mix Levels

5th, 12th, 19nd 8pm “Intro to Aerials Course”


All the classes are 1hr long except kids’ classes and gymnastics are 45min.

Workshops:

  • Quinntessential Movement, Galleria Plaza. Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
Conditioning for AerialistsAcroyoga on St. Valentine’s DayCreate your Choreography
Feb. 2nd, 10 am to 11:30am.
$35 per person.
Member discount available.
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Feb. 14th, 6 to 7:30pm.
$55 per person or $85 per couple.
Member discount available.
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Feb. 22nd 1:45pm to 3:15pm.
$35 per person.
Member discount available.
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Special Classes:

Monthly Acroyoga Jam By donations to fundraise Cayman’s Act of Random Kindeness

February 9th 3 to 4:30pm
Public Beach’grass patch next to the kids playground.
Event link Click Here

The schedule is subject to change

For private classes and more info contact me at

💌 info@sannyasa.yoga

January 2020

Weekly Classes at

  • Whyndam Reef Resort, Grand Cayman Cayman Islands.
MondayWednesdayFriday
8am to 9am
Hatha Yoga Flow
8am to 9am
Hatha Yoga Flow
8am to 9am
Hatha Yoga Flow
All classes are 1hr long

Weekly classes at:

  • Quinntessential Movement Studio, Galleria Plaza. Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYSATURDAY
6pm Flexibility Class

7pm Aerial Hoop Intermediate

8pm Aerial Hoop Beginners
3:45pm Aerial Kids Initiation

4:45pm Aerial Kids & Gymnastics.
3:45pm Aerial Kids & Gymnastics.

4:45pm Aerial Youth 10+

6pm Aerial Silks Begginers

7pm Aerial Silks Intermediate.
11:15am Aerial Hoop Mix Levels

12:15pm Aerial silks Mix Levels
08th, 15th, 22nd 8pm “Intro to Aerials Course”
All the classes are 1hr long except kids classes and gymnastics are 45min.

Monthly Acroyoga Jam By donations to fundraise Cayman’s Act of Random Kindeness
January 12th 3 to 4:30pm
Public Beach’grass patch next to the kids playground.
Event link Click Here

Schedule is subject to change

For private classes and more info contact me