Weekly Timetable

 

Monday 6-7.15p.m
Freedom Flow
The Yoga Tree Studio & Online

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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:  1st November - 6th December

Theme: Core & More

Next dates: 13th December - 31st January (no classes on 27th December & 3rd January)

Theme: Strengthen & Restore Flow

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 

Yin Yoga & Pranayama

The Yoga Tree Studio 

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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. 

Practices will be accompanied with the Pranayama (breath work) to soothe the nervous system and purify the subtle body.

No previous Yoga experience is necessary and complete beginners are welcome. Appropriate for all ages and levels.

Current series: 1st November - 6th December

Theme : Strengthen Your Immune System

Next dates: 13th December - 31st January (no classes on 27th December & 3rd January)

Theme: The Art of Being Present

Please email me to book the whole course of 6 classes £45 or book online for a single session £9 

 

Tuesday  6-7.15p.m

Hatha Yoga - Foundations

   Happy Om Yoga Studio

Happy Om Yoga Studio Norwich

Hatha Yoga -Foundations -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 learn the foundations and to cultivate inner space and tranquillity.

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. 

Current series: 7th +14th December - Two Taster Session £15 (no classes on the 21st, 28th December & 4th January)

Theme: Hatha Yoga for Better Posture & Breathe

Next dates: 11th January- 15th February

Please email me to book the tasters, the whole course of 6 classes £45 or book online for a single session £9

Tuesday 7.30-8.45p.m 

Yin/ Restorative & Deep Relaxation

Happy Om Yoga Studio & Online 

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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 to help us remain in a restful & nurturing stillness that we need now more than ever.

Current series: 7th +14th December - Two Taster Session £15 (no classes on the 21st, 28th December & 4th January)

Theme: Deep into a Winter Stillness

Next dates: 11th January- 15th February

Please email me to book the tasters, whole course of 6 classes £45 or book online for a single session £9

 
 

Sunday  5-6.30p.m  
Soulful Yoga by Candlelight
The Yoga Tree & Online

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 Join me for this weekly, early evening yoga 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 allow 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 restorative practice with longer, more nurturing 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 find what feels right in a given moment


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  (no sessions on the 26th December & 2nd January)

"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.''                                                                           

                                                Martina Svuboba                                 

Monthly Offerings 

Kirtan
The Yoga Tree 
Sunday 12th December  7-8.30p.m

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       -second Sunday of the month

Let's get together  and sing some kirtan, chant mantra and perhaps, if you wish, bring some mystic poetry or story to share...

Kirtan - devotional, melodic call and response chanting in Sanskrit
This event is by donation and all proceeds will go towards buying some more musical instruments, so we can make more of these harmonious melodies. Opportunity to allow the mind to move into the space of heart to experience our naturally blissful, most relaxed state.
Please register your space by emailing me on: 
contact@yogawithivana.co.uk

Benefits of Singing + Chanting...why do we do it?
 Transformation of the Mind
- Remembrance of Divine; Remembrance of Self
- Purifies thoughts and alters habit patterns
- Calms the mind
- Upliftment of the Emotions
- Purifies our feelings - repeating a mantra with feeling internally (like in japa) short circuits the cascade of negative thoughts and emotions
bringing us back to the present moment
- Invokes Magic

 Physical Benefits of Group Singing
- Regulated breathing - Kirtan as a form of Pranayama (by causing us to
breathe deeply as we sing) -- increases flow of energy / Prana throughout
the whole system.
- Singing releases endorphins and oxytocin (lessens feelings of depression, loneliness, even physical pain)
- Brain is charged with positive energy
- Soothes, recharges, strengthens nervous system, creating relaxation,
releasing stress (lowers cortisol levels in the blood).
- Vagus nerve stimulation

- Social benefits
- Connection to others; strengthen feelings of togetherness, intimacy
- Vulnerability, sympathy
 

 
 

 Yoga as a Sacred Ritual
Happy Om Yoga Studio  2-4p.m 
Next session: 18th December

restorative yoga

            -once a month on Saturday afternoon (usually third Saturday of the month) 

Movement, Mantra & Yoga Nidra- tapping into  the sacred in a way of living and being.

The meaning of ritual can extend to any right or repeated action done to align ourselves with the harmonious forces of nature & cosmic intelligence. 

Inviting some form of ritual into your everyday is the starting point to creating meaningful and deliberate connection with the present moment, and initiating a direct line of inquiry to the heart. By granting ourselves the permission to slow down and reconnect with our inner being, we enable our presence in the outer world to truly shine.

 

This offering will be a practice of:

       Yamas & Niyamas  - main principles and practices of an internal and external yogic & ayurvedic ethics

       Asana (physical practice) - aligned with theme & intention

       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

       Yoga Nidra - deep guided relaxation practice 


No previous yoga experience necessary, just come as you are... 

If you hear Your calling (or even feel resistance, give it a try to break free!) please get in touch.

Booking essential  as spaces are limited  / £15 

'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

Special Events

Rest & Restore 
  Happy Om Yoga Studio 6.30-8p.m
Friday 28th January

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                  Restorative Yoga- effortless call to remember rest and reclaim back what we may have forgotten is our true nature...


This practice is an invitation for moving and resting your body and mind in a very luxurious restorative way. Props are used to support the body so poses can be held longer, allowing the body to open through passive stretching. The postures are usually adapted from supine or seated yoga poses, and their shapes are modified to your individual self with blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps to eliminate unnecessary muscular effort.
We will be 'holding' each restorative yoga pose for a few minutes, even as long as 10 minutes.

It is an active form of relaxation. Specific body parts are alternately relaxed and stimulated, moving the body back to its natural balanced state. Some poses will have an overall positive effect on the body’s systems, while others will target a specific part, such as the chest or spine.
Restorative yoga practice is a journey inwards. Soothing, comforting, relaxing and renewing. It is excellent for reducing chronic stress, anxiety and exhaustion.

In this class Mantras will be used. Mantras are like Asanas (physical postures) for the mind. 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 the mantra controls the mind. They balance and harmonize the energies in daily life.

Join me for this practice and learn how to support Yourself by the nurturing power of rest and healing rhythm of stillness. 
Practice is followed by deep guided relaxation called Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep).

 

Booking essential as spaces are limited. Open to everyone and complete beginners are welcome  / £ 10

 

Yoga Brunch
  The Yoga Tree 9-12p.m
Sunday 5th December *fully booked*
Next date: 6th March

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                Complete Yoga Practice 🞄 Brunch 🞄 Collective

 

The ever so popular Yoga Brunch is back.

Sunday Mornings don't get any better than this! I am combining Yoga Practice with brunching in the Acorn Cafe (below the studio). 

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 but targeted 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 (physically and mentally) and to learn to rest in the inner landscape of your being through deep relaxation, pranayama ( control of the breath) and meditation.

After the Yoga part, Sophie will serve us a two-course brunch with a full tea & coffee menu. 

A beautiful opportunity to get together, share this space and presence with each other. 

Schedule for the morning:

9-10.45a.m - Complete Yoga Practice

10.45-11a.m - Mini Break

11-12p.m - Brunch 

Yoga practice is open to all levels. I will be taking pre-order and dietary requirements (GF, V all available) upon your reservation.

Booking is essential as places are limited / EARLY BIRD £30 if booked by the end of January, after that £35

Please email me with any further enquiries, to see the menu or to book your space. 

 

Reflect & Align 
   The Yoga Tree 5-6.45p.m
Friday 31st December - New Year's Eve Special

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                          - New Year's Eve Special

This will be an early New Year’s Eve practice that will prepare your body and mind  to reflect, to point towards things you would like to achieve, to show you what is holding you back and point towards steps to it's means.


Welcome yourself into a gentle  hatha yoga practice to prepare yourself for comfortable seated meditation. 
You will be treated to an extended relaxation- savasana which will allow you  to drop into a state of effortless ease. 
Last part of the practice will be pranayama, meditation and little journaling  to reflect & align...
I will leave the last 5-10 minutes for an open  discussion about the practice and there will be an option to stay for a chat with a cup of tea in each others company.

 

“Thank you for a beautiful practice. I feel now as if the new year began then, before the alignment of the hands of the clock at midnight. The call to align who we are, skilfully delivered by you into our homes, joining us together, was stronger that any artificially imposed timeframe. Perhaps what I mean is that my sense of status quo has been strengthened. That I can with greater confidence take this time for looking inwards, celebrating the chance to deepen my practice, developing more gratitude for what I have instead of being fearful of what I lack and assume I need” —H.B 

Booking essential as spaces are limited. Open to everybody and no previous yoga is necessary  / £ 15

Please reach out for customized pricing if you are experiencing financial difficulties. 

I look forward to share the last practice of 2021 together! Ivana x

 

Alchemy of Prana
 Heal, Purify & Transform
Happy Om Yoga Studio 10-12.30p.m

Saturday 19th Feb, 19th March & 16th April 2022

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                          -Alchemy of Prana - skilful use of energy
 
I am bringing these practices back as I received amazing feedback from the ones held back in November. Some attendees even requested to go through them again! 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 / life force and knowing yourself on a deeper level of your being.

These set of practices will revolve around methodology and techniques to collect, refine, balance and positively impact your ‘Pranic /Energetic landscape’ related to physical, mental and spiritual state. 
 
ALCHEMY OF PRANA   
HEAL - self healing practice  / 19th February
PURIFY -connecting and collecting vital force, as well as purifying and enlivening the subtle body / 19th March
TRANSFORM - transforming negativity practice and aligning towards the stillness, clarity and right knowledge  / 16th April

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 tantric methodology.

What to expect from these extended practices:
Theory 20-25min
Physical practice 60min
Deep relaxation 15min
Pranayama & Meditation 20 min
Mantra 15 min
Closing Thoughts Q&A 5-10 min

Investment for these three workshop-style practices is £65 or a single session £25 if booked by the end of the December as an EARLY BIRD investment. After that £75 or single session £30. Places are limited to 12 peoples.

These practices are for teachers, students with some experience of yoga (not suitable as your first ever class) and those who are ready to take on full RESPONSIBILITY for the way of being.

Please email me to book or for any further enquiries. 

"Although I knew the importance of prana within my yoga practice, these workshops have deepened my understanding, need and desire to function at a much deeper level. The benefits are so amazing that I look forward to doing my practice each day. I feel more grounded, whole and at peace with myself and the world. Thank you so much Ivana for guiding me.''  -L.S