The Yoga Tree Studio & Online
These sequences incorporate yogic tools such as asana, bandha, pranayama, meditation and deep relaxation to guide you through a meaningful journey through hatha yoga with tantric traditions using vinyasa krama system ( a wise progression).
At the centre of Ivana’s approach lies a unique system of breathing that stimulates the vital energies of the body; providing conditioning and balance to the mind and the body's system. This enhances experience of inner strength, clarity and ripples of into a correct and stable postural alignment.
These ongoing courses are designed for everyone with a desire to learn and grow. No previous Yoga experience is necessary / open level class
More than anything else - may these practices give ease and stability to the body and freedom to your mind.
Current series: 8th March - 19th April ( no class on the Easter Bank Holiday 5th April)
Theme: Inner Lightness, Outer Strength
Next dates: 26th April - 14th June
Please email me to book the whole course of 6 classes £45 or book online for a single session £9
Monday 7.30-8.45p.m -postponed
Yin & Pranayama
The Yoga Tree Studio & Online
Yin Yoga is a quiet, meditative practice of longer-held passive poses that enhance and renew the body's vital energy, ease joint-rigidity, immobility, and nourish the body at the whole level.
Yin aids with digestion, muscle repair, organ detoxification and emotional processing. The gentle, supported postures allow the connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, joints, and fascia) to strengthen, and with a consistent practice over 6 weeks, you will notice postural improvement, increased ease of movement and overall balance of mind & body.
This is perfect complementary practice to a more active Yang practice and busy lifestyles we live in. No previous Yoga experience is necessary and complete beginners are welcome. Appropriate for all ages and levels.
Practices will be accompanied with the Pranayama (breath work) to soothe the nervous system and purify the subtle body.
Current series: Postponed until we will be able to return back to the studio . You are welcome to join Yin practice on Tuesday evenings for now
Theme : Tbc
Next dates: hopefully back in the Yoga Tree studio from the 24th May
Tuesday 6-7.15p.m -postponed
Hatha Yoga- Foundations
Happy Om Yoga Studio
Hatha Yoga - this 6 weeks ongoing series are aimed to complete beginners, people who would like to return back to their practices or just anyone who enjoys the simplicity of these ancient teachings to bring in the Inner Harmony and let it ripple into the Outer world.
Each class will be an opportunity to nurture and grow your relationship with your breath in various yoga postures, deepen in pranayama (breathing techniques) and explored further in simple meditation or deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra).
As long as you have a body and you can breathe; You can do this class. Alternatives and modifications will be offered to suit everyone.
Next 6 week series: 25th May -29th June /please register early for the in-studio practice as spaces will be limited to 7
Yin/ Restorative & Deep Relaxation
Happy Om Yoga Studio & Online
Description & theme for this class as above ( in Monday Yin classes), but of course slightly varying, perhaps adding little bit more pranayama (breath work), relaxation and more of the restorative style as we need to drop into a restful & nurturing stillness that we need now more than ever.
Current 6 week series: 13th April -18th May
Theme : From Restlessness to Contentment
Next dates: 25th May -29th June /please register early for the in-studio practice as spaces will be limited to 7, Online via Zoom -plenty of spaces
The Yoga Tree & Online
Coming to ease happens naturally during the early morning hours. This is the time when you can create yourself. You can make yourself the way you want yourself to be...
Think slow, steady and balanced flows supported by your own intention. Moving in a more relaxed way, learning simple breathing techniques & meditations to get to know yourself little better and possibly take that to the outside world.
All ages and levels are welcome as modifications and alternatives will be offered.
This class is open to beginners, regular practitioners and everyone who likes or would aspires to start the day from a connected space.
'Ivana is a knowledgeable, kind and extremely warm teacher. She has a beautiful presence and is easy to follow during a class. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an engaging and inspiring yoga instructor, her classes are full of wisdom and creativity! One of the best yoga experiences I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy.'
Heather Elizabeth Maclean
The Yoga Tree & Online
*reduced schedule in a month of April & May
Next sessions: 25th April, 9th,23rd & 30th May
Join me for this weekly, early evening practice in the supportive and nurturing space of the Yoga Tree studio or in the temple of your own home. We dim the lights, light a few candles and let the practice draw our senses inward- because that is the place for all transformations and healing.
Exploring and returning to a sattvic state (equanimity, calm & balance) in a breath led practice with a focus on encouraging attention and ease.
Class begins with slow mindful flow and then transitions into a Yin/ Restorative practice with longer, more restorative holds.
Finding the space of effortless awareness by surrendering in these passive poses; in which your body can remember it's innate state and learn to rest in the state of Being rather than doing and becoming.
Asana practice is accompanied with Mantra, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and finished with Savasana , Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
or Meditation. All depending on the theme...
Open to all levels, no previous Yoga experience is necessary as alternatives and modifications will be offered to suit Everyone.
Please book the class via my website or reach me by email for reduced pricing if your income is effected by the current situation in any way-no questions asked - I feel You and got this covered for you!
Booking essential £10
"Something amazing happened. I finally managed to just 'observe' my thoughts, feelings and stay in the present moment for a while. Those whose minds always run at top speed know how difficult that can be. I guess sometimes everything just clicks...the timing is right and you meet people that truly represent what they teach and care about their students. It feels like a fresh start.''
Soul Powered Flow
Happy Om Studio & Online
9-10.30 a.m Next session: 2nd May
- first Sunday of the month
This practice is intended to create a space for you to simply be and explore the connection of the breath, mind , heart and soul through the way of body moves. Spacious sequencing will give you time to see what is possible in your mind and body right now and move from there...
There will be opportunities to challenge yourself and to learn to rest in the inner landscape of your being.
HATHA YOGA is path towards creating balance and uniting opposites. In which our physical bodies will develop a balance of strength and flexibility. It also teaches to balance our effort and surrender in each pose and ideally take that off the mat in to the world. Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.
TANTRA – the ancient science which uses specific techniques (pranayama, bandha, mudra, meditation) to expand and liberate the consciousness from its limitations by direct control of Prana (life force; breath, awareness, consciousness…call it as you wish)
Ivana designs her Tantric Hatha classes using the Vinyasa Krama system.
VINYASA KRAMA – A wise progression based on methodology. Vinyasa Krama means a step by step progression into something, or to a specific goal. Knowing what to do, in what order to do it, and over what period of time. Consider Vinyasa Krama as a detailed map or recipe that guides us specifically toward the realisation of our truest self and its empowerment and away from the condition from which we seek to distance ourselves
Open to all levels (not suitable for complete beginners)
Please get in touch first if you haven't practised with me / £10
Morning Core & More
Online 8.30-9ish a.m
Saturday 17th April
-Once a Month on Saturday mornings
After the long wintery mornings we will be reclaiming our strength through this short and targeted sequence!
Ignite your personal power by releasing your stagnant energy with this warming flow, firing your core & get flowing with sun salutations. Expect building up heat before cooling down with hip releasing asanas and breathwork to allow charging of your subtle body. Uplifted mood and smiles guaranteed :)
I look forward to breaking a little sweat with you on Saturday morning.
Booking essential/ £5 and as always please get in touch if budget is tight. You will be emailed link and playlist 24 hours prior the session.
Yoga as a Sacred Ritual
Happy Om Studio 2-4p.m
*possible dates: 22nd May & 29th May
-once a month on Saturday afternoons (usually third Saturday of the month)
Yoga as a Sacred Ritual
Movement, Mantra & Yoga Nidra- finding the sacred in the way of being and living
The meaning of ritual can extend to any right or repeated action done to align ourselves with the harmonious forces of nature & cosmic intelligence. Rituals are an important way to make our lives more meaningful by connecting with the greater universe.
This offering will be a practice of:
Yamas & Niyamas - main principles and practices of an internal and external yogic & ayurvedic ethics
Asana (physical practice) - performed as a sacred ritual
Mantra - they give plasticity and adaptability to the mind, soften and awaken the heart. As the asana controls the body and pranayama controls the breath, so to, the mantra controls the mind. They balance and harmonize the energies in daily life
Kirtan -Vedic chants accompanied with harmonium
Meditation or Yoga Nidra - depending on the group's energy
No previous yoga experience necessary, just come as you are...
First possible date if everything goes as planned will be 22nd May *waiting list only & 29th May *5 spaces left only
If you hear Your calling (or even feel resistance, give it a try to break free!) please get in touch.
For now, please register your interest by emailing me. I wont be taking payments until nearer the time.
Booking essential as spaces are limited @Happy Om Saturday / £15
Happy Om Studio 6.30-8p.m
Next session: June Tbc
-last Friday of the month
Holistic approach to Yoga and Way of Life
An important Ayurvedic principle, on all levels, is that healing best occurs in a state of stillness. Stillness of the body heals the body. Stillness of the Prana heals the prana. Stillness of the mind heals the mind. But stillness on any level aids in healing on all levels. The state of balance is a state of stillness or calm. The state of stillness allows internal healing energies to come forth and toxins, which are the products of disturbance, to naturally get released…
Such stillness, however, is not a kind of enforced quietude in which the Prana gets suppressed. It is a natural state of balance from which transformative action can arise as needed. It is not a state of sleep but a kind of calm alertness and attention.
These practices will emphasize stillness as its main goal, not merely flexibility or strength. They will aim at the reduction of the doshas (dosha -that which may become imbalanced) as a means of arriving at such a sattvic (sattva- state of balance and equilibrium) revitalization.
We will use our practice as a tool to slow movement down to take us to a state of internal stillness for both body and mind. Slowing down the body, which is our main instrument of expression, slows down the breath and slows down the senses, emotions and mind. Allow it to gradually bring us in touch with the forces of elements, which are also the powers of rejuvenation.
We let the practice help us slow down so that we can reclaim our time and through it reclaim our life and vitality.
Booking essential as spaces are limited / £ 10
Wake Up, Shake Up
Next session: 12th May
This is an invitation to meet once a month (free of charge) for a sweet and short 30 minute morning practice.
Get up and shake up the heaviness & stiffness with this short enlivening practice. Our bodies don't need much to feel refreshed and awake so we can greet our day with a new perspective and generosity of your own attention & presence.
This class if for you if you are:
-lacking motivation to even get up from bed (practice in your PJs! no problem)
-a yoga junkie
-always wanted to do morning yoga but....(too early, too stiff, etc.etc.)
-wanting to spend more time with me (aaaww....I miss You too!)
-love to start your day from a connected space with clarity and ease
P.S: Did you know, that shaking is natural way to release tension and return the body to its normal homeostasis? Animals naturally shake to release tension after a life-threatening event (watch the dogs, cats and even birds), so why not us too!?
Free of charge. Exchange of energy - spread the word :)
To book : please still book your place Online, I will email you a link and playlist afterwards...
Alchemy of Prana
Happy Om Studio 9-11.30a.m
3 consecutive Saturdays -5th, 12th & 19th June
Alchemy of Prana
-Skilful use of energy
/Heal, Purify & Align/
Join me for these set of three extended practices that revolve around methodology and techniques to collect, refine, balance and positively impact your ‘Pranic/Energetic landscape’ related to physical, mental and spiritual state.
The intention of these offerings is to understand and develop your yoga and meditation practice in a therapeutic context, while deepening your relationship to prana and knowing yourself on a deeper level of your Being.
ALCHEMY OF PRANA
HEAL / - self healing practice
PURIFY / connecting and collecting vital force, as well purifying and enliven the subtle body
ALIGN / transforming negativity practice and align towards the stillness, clarity and right knowledge
Each class will start with an introduction and explanation of the theme.
You will be guided by practices using a combination of asana, breath, bandha, mudras and mantra through the Vinayasa Krama system (wise progression).
What to expect from these extended practices:
Physical practice 60min
Deep relaxation 15min
Pranayama & Meditation 20 min
Mantra 15 min
Closing Thoughts Q&A 5-10 min
To keep the momentum, these practices will be shared over three consecutive Saturdays -Tbc @Happy Om Studio 9-11.30 a.m
Investment for these three workshop style practices is £65 or a single session £25. Spaces are limited to 7 people and priority will be given to those who are attending all three.
These practices are for students with some experience of yoga (not suitable as your first ever class)
Please rregister your space by emailing me or ask any further questions.
Pace of Nature
once a month on Saturday -Tbc spring
Pace of Nature
Peaceful walks and meditations
reconnection & realigning towards our essential nature…
These are practices of conscious/present being/living outside of Your mat.
We meet once a month (in one of Ivana’s favourite woodland walks - Norwich/Norfolk area) and gather together as group. You will be introduced a walking meditation and then we will put it into a silent practice. These practices will be already supported by the powerful healing pace of nature, so no need to worry if you don't have an experience of yoga or meditation.
You will get to observe your dispersed senses which will be naturally drawn inwards and experience a renewed sense of awe and beatitude of this very ‘complex’ simplicity of your nature and Mother Nature.
You will find a new kind of stillness, quietude and peace.
We will sit for a few minutes afterwards, either in a silent or guided meditation.
There will be an opportunity to share words, observation, laughs and then lunch if you would like to.
Simply realigning towards our innate sattvic nature (state of balance and harmony)
Dates will be announced soon! Keep your eyes peeled either through the website, or subscribe to my newsletter.
Places will be limited, to keep the group small and intimate. I am silently excited when it comes to these times being together.
One Saturday of the Month 10.30-12p.m / suggested donation £7 /£10
Please email me your interest.