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Allow yourself to live wholeheartedly

Self-esteem is said to be crucial in leading successful lives. Yet, self-worth—a much more important aspect—is often left out of the conversation. It is this, the feeling of being worthy of love and belonging, which is vital to leading contented lives. Success stories in the media paint pictures of ideal ways to live. Over time, […]

THE INVERSION ENCYCLOPEDIA: And Why Ravana Stood On His Head For A 1000 Years!

A Kaleidoscopic Journey into the Heart of Yoga through the lens of inversions What you will learn at the workshop: Physical Dimension 3 headstand vinyasas, 2 shoulderstand vinyasas and 1 forward bend vinyasa. 3 different types of headstands – Kapalasana, Brahmasana and Sirsasana Correct alignment and muscoskeletal requirements Physiological benefits of the asanas Positive impact on the […]

Ashtanga Arm Balances & Transitions with Nathalie Daou

Friday, December 7, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm Rate: 150aed + 5% vat This workshop is structured toward helping the student understand the importance of transitions in the Ashtanga method, and learn to establish techniques and methods necessary to eventually master the floats. We will tackle arm balances from a number of perspectives, fully integrating our […]

Age gracefully with health

We’ve all heard about aging gracefully, which generally means accepting the conditions of old age such as weaknesses and acting in a more mellow and stereotypical manner. However, as life expectancy is increasing across the world and living up to 80, 90 and even 100 years of age is the new normal, I strongly believe […]

Holding Space for Ourselves and Our Loved ones

Recently, my husband John and I celebrated our 10-year anniversary in Thailand, where we repeated our vows to each other. One of them was, “I’ll always be there for you”. I couldn’t help but recall teaching from yoga, where we call this ‘holding space’, and you might have heard me or other teachers at Inspire […]

RAD YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

  Everyone needs to pay attention to their mobility rather than just flexibility. This takes your practice from the mat and into your lives. Learn how SMR with RAD can bring benefits to yours and your client’s practice through RAD YOGA Teacher Training. Nov. 23-24, 2018 at Inspire Yoga & Pilates. Register before Oct. 31, […]

Focus on your health and regain your balance

What I’m about to share is a personal lesson, which to be frank, I am not entirely comfortable sharing. Nevertheless, I am sharing it because I am sure that my experience is not unique and if it can motivate even one person into action, then it is worth the discomfort. So, here goes … I’ve […]

Finding your life’s purpose

Have you ever wondered, perhaps in the wee hours of the morning, what your purpose is in life? This happened to me recently, after I returned from my second instalment of the 300-hour yoga teachers’ training in San Francisco. I was training with Jason Crandell, one of my favourite teachers, who urged us to understand […]