Why learn Yoga?
Most people today suffer from high levels of stress. Money worries, health worries and relationship problems are at the top of nearly everyone’s list today. Fatigue, agitation, and illness often appear alongside high levels of stress. Yoga can help!
At its simplest level, yoga improves oxygenation of your cells by helping you to breathe more fully, and with more awareness. Have you ever noticed that common stresses and tensions cause you to hold your breath? A big sigh is often your way of letting go of that tension. Yoga asanas help you create more space in your body by using your breath, increase blood circulation and help drain toxins out through the lymph. Various postures also help expel stagnant waste sitting in the colon, which is a leading cause of impaired vitality, ill health and disease.
The body is a dynamic, self-repairing organism. It is not as subject to decay and degeneration as most people believe. Many of us start losing mobility in our twenties, especially with today’s sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise, but regular yoga practise increases mobility and flexibility over time, counteracting the adverse effects of aging. Each posture/asana is specifically designed to stretch, strengthen and tone every single nerve, muscle and tissue of the entire body and, more critically, massage and nourish the internal organs of the body with fresh, oxygenated blood. This can help prevent routine aches and pains that Western society has attributed to getting older!
Your body wants to move and stretch! It wants to find its natural rhythm again, but years of negative habits often mean the body is achy and stiff, and out of balance – far more than it needs to be.
Our goal is to help you restore vitality and well being, whilst instilling a sense of calm, focus and equilibrium. As dedicated Yogis who live and breathe yoga, we teach a mixture of Vinyasa flow, Hatha and Yin. We are passionate about sharing our deeper understanding of “why yoga works” to improve both mind and body to all those who are interested in learning more.
Some Key Benefits of Yoga
- Provides you with a total body workout
- Helps alleviate many types of pain
- Improves physical strength and stamina
- Improves flexibility, and thus posture
- Reduces back pain
- Reduces the stiffening of joints
- Boosts energy levels
- Detoxifies/cleanses the digestive system
- Relieves tension and stress held in the body
- Calms the mind
Yoga Classes with Jaime and Jennifer Tanna
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Regular morning yoga classes are conducted right next to the sea at Suite48, part of Amphora Hotel and Suites in Paphos, Cyprus. In the Winter months (when the weather is colder and wetter), classes are held in one of the beautiful suites at Amphora hotel, all of which have ocean facing views.
About your teachers
Jaime and Jennifer did their initial teacher training in Thailand in 2011 and have since gone onto learn and teach a variety of styles of yoga. Their classes are multi-layered, combining a powerful yet nurturing blend of vinyasa, hatha and yin yoga. As Sound Healers and Reiki Masters, these energies and elements are also weaved into many classes to create the perfect blend of conscious meditation and dynamic flow.
*Please note: yoga days and times are subject to change whenever Jaime and Jennifer are teaching workshops, courses and retreats locally or internationally. Please contact us if it will be your first time attending to ensure you’re not disappointed!
Yoga classes are usually held outside Suite 48 on the grass right next to the seafront. Once the weather becomes a lot colder/wetter in November/December, classes move inside to one of the bigger rooms/suites at Amphora Hotel, adjacent to Suite 48.
Spring/Summer timetable (21 March through 20 November)
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Autumn/Winter timetable (21 November through March 20)
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Looking for an inspiration yoga retreat? Join us for our next Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat
60/75 minute class – â‚¬12
90 minute class – â‚¬15
Monthly rate – â‚¬80 (payable on the first teaching day of the month, no refunds or transfers unless there are exceptional circumstances).
Private lessons available â€“ â‚¬50 for individual tuition, or â‚¬60 for two people (semi-private)
Which Class is right for you?
Level 1 â€“ A mixed level class suitable for beginners, improvers or those with more experience who would like the opportunity to gain more awareness through revisiting basic asanas. Options are given for students’ differing abilities.
Level 2 â€“ Suitable for more experienced students. These classes are challenging and cover the subtleties of using the breath, deep hip openers, inversions, more challenging arm balances and the cultivation of a more mindful practice.
Open Level â€“ Suitable for all except absolute beginners. The class combines both gentle and more challenging postures. Some variations and modifications will be given. Brave beginners who have some experience (with us or elsewhere!) are welcome!
Attending your first class
To save time, please download the registration form, print off, complete and hand in to us when you come along to your first class.
Please note: whilst yoga is designed for all levels of fitness, if you have special medical conditions or injuries, please consult your doctor first and inform us before taking your first class.
Tips for class!
The importance of staying hydrated
You should drink plenty of water throughout the day before class, and continue to hydrate after class; during the yoga class, take small sips of water to stay hydrated. You should avoid eating directly beforehand, as this may cause you to feel nauseous, and it is recommended that you only eat light foods about 3 hours before class.
What you need for class
Bring a LARGE bottle of water to each and every class.
There are a few showers available at Suite48 in the women’s and men’s changing rooms.
What to wear
This will very much depend on the weather. In the spring, summer and autumn, women usually wear sports top and bottoms, and men can wear just shorts with a t-shirts or vest top, you may wish to bring a hand towel to wipe away sweat or cover the face in savasana (final relaxation). In the winter you will need to wear layers, and may also wish to bring a shawl or small blanket for final savasana.
Private Yoga Classes
In order to reap the benefits of yoga, it is highly recommended that you do yoga regularly, and consistently. Commitment to your own personal practice is vital for lasting change.
Jaime and Jen both offer personalised one-to-one tuition, catered to the needs and preferences of each individual. Drawing on their strong, personal yoga practise and their highly perceptive natures, they will be able to guide you safely through your own uniquely rewarding journey. Jaime and Jen’s private yoga classes are suitable for all levels, ages and body types, and helps develop mental and physical states of Well-Being for any student, regardless of age or ability.
If you have been wondering how private yoga classes could benefit you, contact us today to find out more.
Some additional thoughts
Whatever your fitness level, you will most likely find yoga both challenging and rewarding, which explains why so many people come back time and again. The postures (called “asanas”) combine strength, flexibility and balance to give you a total body workout and, as with other forms of cardiovascular exercise, regular practice will also aid weight loss and regulate your metabolism. Look forward to gaining more energy and vitality in your day!
Finally, we want to remind you that a body which is leaning more towards flexibility than stiffness, and which is able to stay properly aligned, will be a lot less prone to injuries and will put you in far greater stead to give you the freedom and vitality you need for a healthy, happier life – something which we all want and deserve.