Schedule + Classes
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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.
Morning Medicine Yoga
These classes are designed to create energy, stability and joy throughout your day by teaching you self-care rituals. You will learn candle carving, anointing, journaling, prana shaking, EFT tapping and more so you have a variety of tools to chose from to prepare you for your day. You will learn the art of filling your cup up first, so that you can pour into the people and projects that you truly love and care about. You will learn pleasure and gratitude based practices that will reconnect you to your own vitality. You will shift your mindset on mornings and begin to look forward to this special time you've created for yourself. And we will do this all with joy, ease and devotion leading the way!
Please bring a journal/notebook and pen/pencil to class.
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. Appropriate for beginners as well as regular practitioners, modifications for poses depending on individual ability will be offered, and props for support are available.
Mysore is Ashtanga yoga taught in the traditional way. It’s an ingenious yoga system from Mysore India, where you are taught a fixed series of postures, asanas, step by step, at your own pace on your individual level. The asanas are practiced on breath (ujjayi breath) and are strung together by vinyasas (half sun salutations). This creates a meditative flow, which ensures heating and detoxification of your muscles and organs, a strong and healthy body and a calm mind. A challenge for those who want to initiate a transformation process by means of a personal daily yoga practice of 30-90 minutes.
The Self-practice space is open daily from 6 am-9 am* for yogi’s with an established Ashtanga self-practice. Beginners to the practice are welcome too, our Mysore teacher Tara will be guiding you one on one within the group setting. Please consult with her before starting your journey via www.mysoreyogabonaire.com
*Monday to Friday and 6:30-8:00 am on Saturday for Ashtanga verbally led. No class on Sundays and Moon days.
Classes are taught in English unless stated otherwise.
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
+599 787 7667