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"One of my favorite experiences was taking part in the 6 week "Nervous System Reset" and the 6 week "Self Massage" courses. The courses gave me the opportunity to learn and practice specific techniques and ideas that we build on each week. The ability to work with the same group of students through the course is also very nice and adds to the comfort level."
Considered one of the most traditional forms of yoga, each session of Hatha will help you keep your body and mind calm and steady, it will help you take care of your internal organs, lower stress and improve concentration. Regular practice of Hatha yoga will also improve your digestion and help you regulate your hormonal balance. Each session is composed of breathing exercises, sun salutations, sequence of asanas and final relaxation.
This class guides you through a series of postures that help build strength, flexibility, and mental focus. We flow from one pose to another linking the breath with movement. Modifications are given throughout the practice allowing everyone to work at his/her own ability and comfort level. It is a moderately active, energetic and fun style of yoga. This class will leave you feeling strong and invigorated!
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses held for 2-10 minutes supported by props. The poses apply moderate stress to the deep connective tissues of the body with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints, improving flexibility and releasing blockages in the energetic body. A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal interconnection. Breath focus & body awareness are heightened as you work into a meditative state. This is a great compliment to the more vigorous classes.
Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga, Yin and Yang, into one practice, bringing together the benefits of passively holding poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. Yin Yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer, working on the deep, dense (Yin) connective tissues and joints in the body. Yang Yoga, in contrast, refers to a more active practice working on the (Yang) muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina and flexibility.
Our empowering new postnatal yoga class is specially designed for new mothers looking to rebuild their strength and energy after childbirth. Through gentle sessions focused on your core, pelvic floor, and back muscles, as well breathing techniques, you'll learn how to intelligently approach postpartum recovery. In addition, this class offers targeted sessions to relieve tension in the shoulders and upper back caused by carrying and breastfeeding your baby. Whether you're a first-time mother or a seasoned pro, our postnatal yoga classes will help you navigate the physical and emotional challenges of motherhood, while celebrating your body's incredible journey. Join us and discover a supportive community of like-minded mothers on the same journey.
Therapeutic Yoga Massage
This program is for those looking to heal their bodies and be pain free as they move, sleep, sit and play. We will explore all parts of the body – finding our unique pain points and working with them in a non-invasive way to bring balance harmony back to the body. You will learn a gentle self-massage therapy to aid your body’s ability to release tension, knots and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction in the body. Every class we will be covering a different area of the body; a few things we will cover are sciatic pain, spinal imbalances, organ dysfunction and more!
Join us for a slow and flowing prenatal yoga class integrated with specific postures to help you stay grounded, light and energized during pregnancy. This pregnancy yoga session is a great way to connect with your baby, take some time out of your busy week, and to help relieve common aches and pains while gaining strength and preparing you for an active labour and birth.
Beginner Yoga in Papiamentu
Starts with a short introduction about Yoga of how it works on your body and mind, then we familiarize the postures. This class is for beginners, but also for those who want to check their posture and relearn the basic ideas of Yoga.
In this class we focus on the rhythm of the breath to guide you through a mindful flow of classical hatha poses. This class incorporates all aspects of a traditional Hatha yoga class – breath, meditation and postures – while challenging your coordination through movement
Based on traditional Ashtanga Yoga, as introduced by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, this class will lead students through full and adapted variations of the Ashtanga Primary Series. The Ashtanga primary series, or yoga chikitsa, works to heal the body of the damage of normal living through a variety of postures targeting core strength, shoulder, hip and hamstring flexibility, and joint mobility with realignment. Postures are linked together with dynamic breathing and vinyasa. Whether you're a beginner or a regular practitioner, modifications for poses based on individual abilities will be readily available, and props for support can be used.
In Mysore style, students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga sequence of postures. The class is not instructed as a group, like in the led Ashtanga Vinyasa class, but the instruction is individually within the group class setting. The teacher assists the student by giving verbal instruction and, if comfortable for the student, by giving physical adjustments.
The student learns the specific sequence where each movement is guided by their own breath. During practice, the student breathes freely, at their own pace, with sound. The movement coupled with breathing is called vinyasa, where every posture serves as a preparation for the next one. As the student acquires more flexibility, strength, stamina, and concentration, additional postures are given to the student. This way of teaching, the giving of new postures, is part of the spiritual practice. By not skipping difficult or challenging postures, the student learns to face obstacles and work through them under guidance.
Traditionally, the Mysore style practice is every weekday except for Saturdays and full or new moon days.
Nervous System Reprogram
Micaela is running a 6-week program that explores the untapped power of our body, the tools to heal trauma through pleasure, and a real understanding of how your unique nervous system works. By the end of this program, you will have more skills and the capacity to ride life’s up and downs, without being fundamentally shaken. With these newfound skills, you will be able to reside in pleasure, find new sources of power and energy within yourself, and be able to interpret your body’s messages and follow through with actionable steps to meet your own needs. You will also receive worksheets, journal prompts, practical exercises, flashcards and graphics to take home with you, along with the lecture and practices we will do in class.
With a focus on flowing poses and awareness of your breathing, this lesson will help you find a deeper form of relaxation and is intended as a “self-maintenance” activity. The essence of the exercises are based on Hatha Yoga, with various elements of other styles incorporated, like Yin Yoga and Flow Yoga. In order to release tension and find balance, we will vary in duration of different poses. The lesson is characterized by a gentle approach and therefore accessible to all.
Classes are taught in English unless stated otherwise.
"I participated in the nervous system reprogram course and it brought me a deeper awareness of the wisdom of the body and the power of the mind. Micaela does a great job with this program."
80 Julio A. Abraham Boulevard, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands
Located on the Plaza Resort
50m from the main gate on the left. Across from the parking lot
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