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 the human body and to think about, then define the ‘purpose’ we want to achieve when creating a sequence of asanas. It got me thinking about my own purpose in life?

I’m sure that you too have, at some point, contemplated the meaning of life asking yourself “Why am I here?” or “What’s the reason behind me being in this world?” I have to tell you, it can be quite daunting. However, over time, I have found that it’s important not to put pressure into finding solutions, because answers to such questions come in their own time.

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Forever Strong: An intensive arm balance, inversion and backbend workshop.

DAY ONE

Thursday 7th of June

Master Class for all levels

90 minutes 7:00-8:30pm

DAY TWO

Friday 8th of June

Master Class Intermediate level

90 minutes 1030am-12pm

WORKSHOPS

Arm balance Intelligence

3 Hours 2:00-5:00pm

Arm Balance Intelligence – A combination of scapular and bent elbow strength poses. On the first day of this workshop, students will learn the proper muscles to engage during plank pose. This is beneficial for strengthening the muscles that are essential for the inversions and arm balances that will be taught. After establishing a strong foundation, we will work our way into arm balances, and preparation for one arm balances. Students will learn the techniques needed to transition from one arm balance to another fliuidly.

DAY THREE

Saturday  9th of June

Inversion Breakdown

2.5 Hours 10:30am -1:00pm

Inversion breakdowns –

On day three we will jump right into inversions. Students will be given the proper technique needed to master headstand, handstand and four arm stand. Students will not only learn the technique but also tools so that they can feel comfortable and confident upside down. We will work our way into the press handstand.

Backbend Progressions

3 hours 2:00-5pm

Back bend progression-

On the third day we will work on back bends. Students will learn different variations of back bends and how to perform them safely. Students will be given the tools and techniques to safely invert their back bends. This day will give students more confidence in their ability to safely attempt new and advanced back bends.

What To Expect In Jacobs Classes:

A strong flow of connective sequences that are broken down in a way that anyone of any skill level can understand and comprehend. In his classes, he uses music to form a rhythm which makes getting into the flow a lot easier for his clients. Jacob use intelligence and alignment of the body to make sure everyone is pushing themselves but also being safe and having fun. You will sweat yet also learn more than just yoga poses. He uses different kinds of core stability and advance movements to make sure all of his clients are progressing in there asana practice.

Teachers Toolbox

This training will not only cover yoga asana and meditation but a much higher skill set for you to have to grow your classes and relationships with your students.

Developing a strong memory for sequencing multiple postures in a row with confidence and high energy is crucial to providing consistent classes that students want to come back to. This memory will save you time from always having to write up new sequences.

Being yourself is the most important aspect of being a great yoga teacher. Not trying to be your teacher or anyone that inspires you. Finding your voice through and walking through the fears and discomfort is monumental during this process.

Investment: 

Masterclass AED 250

Single Session AED 350

Teacher’s Toolbox AED 400

All 4 sessions (excluding Teacher’s Toolbox) AED 1150

All 5 sessions (including Teacher’s Toolbox) AED 1480

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Each of the 50 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet corresponds to a certain portion of the physical body or marma. This mantra directs healing energy and higher prana to different places within us that need healing. Our Purusha or Higher Self is connected to the physical body through this body of sound.

Learn the Sanskrit Alphabet with proper pronunciation and tongue placement to experience the power of sounds. “The Sanskrit letters can stimulate all the powers of the brain and the nervous system, improving our concentration, memory and perception on all levels.” *

“The combination of mantra and marma heals the physical body, changes the frequency of the subtle body, and removes negative patterns from the mind. It reduces the karmic code or matrix which resides in the psyche.” **

Date: May 12, 2018 (Saturday)

Timings: Batch 1 – 1130am – 1245nn and Batch 2 – 1pm – 215pm

Free for everyone but Maximum of 20 students per batch.

Please register by Inspire app, call 04-321 9771 / 052 7776108 or e-mail: reception@inspiremeyoga.net

This Sound Journey is a special offering from Meetu, as she brings all her healing instruments, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Traditional Tibetan Gongs, Chakra Crystal bowls, Shamanic Drums, Rattles, chimes, Ocean drums, rainstick, hand pan, bells and other equipment to create a magical symphony of higher vibrations of Love and Joy!

Come Join in for a magical evening!

Investment: AED 100

Wednesdays : 4:30pm

Reiki Healing Session

An energy healing method usually done by positioning the hands over or slightly above the body.  Reiki allows positive energy to flow into the body through the hands of the practitioner promoting healing by activating the relaxation response and helps the body to balance itself and heal energy from a very deep level.

Essential Oil Healing Session

Recover and transcend into wholeness thru essential oils and subtle energy therapy. You may choose sessions for: Relaxation, Aches & Pains, Energizing, Enhancing Creativity, Mental Clarity.

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Please note that this service is only available for FREE to our members with a 6-month and 1-year membership (15% off)  purchase for the month of MAY only

Members with a 6-month membership can choose either a Reiki session or Essential Oil Healing session and our members with 1-year membership can have both!

Kindly call or email to know available schedule and book in advance.

Additional sessions will be subject to our private/private group session rates.

Do good – I remember my mother telling me this on a number of occasions since I was a little girl. It’s something most of us have grown up hearing from society. It is so ingrained in our character through various teachings, from being compassionate and helping others, to sharing and being modest, that we sometimes forget our inherent need of self-preservation.

Have you ever done something good and for some reason felt unappreciated, hurt or even taken advantage? I confess I used to get affected when mine or others act of kindness went unnoticed and unappreciated…  I used to ask myself why even bother? For years, I thought that the people who I felt did not appreciate me or in my perception took advantaged of me were to blame for my feeling of sadness and hurt.  I have since learnt otherwise.

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Have you ever found yourself in a room full of people or at a party, yet felt lonely; I have, on many an occasion.

 Recently I read a BBC news article which surprised me; in short, recent research shows that young adults are more likely to feel lonely than older age groups.

 The research found that almost 10% of people aged 16 to 24 were “always or often” lonely – the highest proportion of any age group and more than three times higher than people aged 65 and over. I was surprised because my perception was the opposite. Young people are always “connected” and communicating with others whereas older people often have long bouts of solitude.

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As a child, I used to be afraid of the dark and the thought of many undesirable things lurking in it. Throughout the years darkness has taken many forms; anxiety, fear, loneliness, grief, depression, sadness and shame. It’s the painful, sticky, murky stuff that most of us would rather wish away.

The reality is darkness comes and no one is immune to it. When the feelings of “darkness” swell in our bodies we instinctively respond in one of three primary ways: we prepare to attack the problem (fight), run away (flight), or we are unable to respond at all (freeze).

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Growing up in a family of nine kids, I always felt that I had to work on getting my share of love and attention from my parents. Don’t get me wrong, they did their best to be fair and did a great job raising us, but I always felt that I was just another one of the nine kids… I felt that I needed to differentiate myself by working hard at school, following the rules and being the “good one”.

As I grew up and had relationships, I went through the same motions of trying to work hard for the love I “deserved”. Sadly, the harder I tried, the less fruitful the relationship; with my heart being broken far too often.

Essentially there was this void I desperately wanted to fill.

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One of the best things that happened to me in 2017 is the discovery of Sarah Blondin’s Live Awake series of podcasts. They have awakened me at a fundamental level, so much so that I have shared them with our already inspired teachers, my sisters, nieces and girlfriends, even John! Without fail, the response has been something like “I needed to hear this, it is such a profound and beautiful message”.

What I like about Sarah’s podcasts (apart from her soothing voice) is that each episode provides a different perspective to some of life’s most difficult and challenging times. Her basic message is that perspective is everything, and by choosing to see the beauty that exists in our everyday life, we begin to live a life where happiness is our natural state of being rather than a temporary occurrence.

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