Freedom Flow Yoga Series
6-7.15 p.m @ The Yoga Tree Studio
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.
Please email me to book. Whole course of 6 classes £45 /single session drop in availability £9
Next 6 week series: 20th January - 24th February
Theme: Exploring the Subtle Body
Yin Yoga Series
7.30-8.45 p.m @ The Yoga Tree Studio
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. Appropriate for all ages and levels.
Please email me to book. Whole course of 6 classes £45 / single session drop in availability £9
Next 6 week series: 20th January - 24th February
Theme: Winter Suppleness
Freedom Flow Yoga Series
6-7.15 p.m @ Happy Om
Restorative / Yin Yoga + Deep Relaxation Series
7.30-8.45 p.m @ Happy Om
I am glad to say I am offering 2 new weekly Tuesday evening classes in the Happy Om studio.
Description & theme for the classes as above, but of course slightly varying, perhaps adding little bit more meditation and more of the restorative yin style as we have lots of bolsters...
Booking essential for both of the courses as places are limited.
Please email me to book. Whole course of 6 classes £45 / drop-in spaces availability £9
More than anything else - may these practices give you the freedom to be your (true)self.
Next 6 week series: 21st January -25th February
7.30-8.30 a.m @ The Yoga Tree
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. 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. No need to book for these morning sessions, just drop in.
Morning class is followed by a healthy breakfast in the company of fellow Yogis in the cafe below just for £3.50 (optional and available to take away too).
Drop-in £7.50 / first welcome class £5
'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
Candlelight Serene Sundays 5-6.30 p.m
@ The Yoga Tree Studio
Join me this colder season for weekly Yoga sessions by lit by candlelight in a supportive and nurturing space of the Yoga Tree studio. Class begins with slow Hatha based flow and then transitions in to a Yin practice with longer, more restorative holds. Finding the balance by surrendering in these passive poses; which your body can relax and release.
Using the Breath combined with this practice will help you find the space to move deeper into the postures, bringing your body and mind into the stillness, peacefulness and the serene.
Asana practice is followed by deep relaxation (Savasana or Yoga Nidra), Pranayama and Meditation.
Each month you will be guided through a specific theme.
Open to all levels, no previous Yoga experience is necessary/£10
Booking essential. This class will be run every Sunday through the whole of the month of December and 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.''
Flow & Restore
9 -10.30 a.m@ The Happy Om
Next session January 26th
- first Sunday of the month (except February date, session will be week earlier as I will be away)
This practice is intended to create a space for you to simply be and explore the connection of the breath and mind 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...
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
Rest & Restore
7- 8.45 p.m @Happy Om
Next session: 22nd February
-third Saturday of the month
Restorative Yoga - because gentle is the new strong.
In this class we will be stretching the body and mind in a 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 toward a balanced state. Some poses will have an overall positive effect on the body’s systems, while others target a specific part, such as the chest or spine.
Restorative yoga practice is journey inwards. Soothing, comforting, relaxing and renewing. It is excellent for reducing chronic stress, anxiety and exhaustion.
Join me for this practice and learn how to support Yourself when you are feeling sick, weak, tired, recovering from injury or illness or you just want to rock Saturday evening in this style...
Practice is followed by deep guided relaxation called Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep).
No previous yoga experience necessary, just come as you are...
Booking essential / £12
P.S: every month two spaces will be available free of charge for those who's budget is tight (please contact me directly)
Weekend Wind-Down Yin Yoga
6.30- 8.00 p.m @Happy Om Yoga Studio
Next sessions: 28th February
-last Friday of the month
The way we live today, so technically connected and with our schedules so filled, we constantly hang out in the stress response. We are attuned to it. It can slowly become the 'normal' state for us to be all the time concerned with what is next or how can I fill this moment? What else do I have to or need to do or how can I entertain myself now?
This practice is all about creating opportunity to slow down and to savour the experience of being in a posture and in the present moment. Encouraging space and ease through Yin Yoga and extended savasana to open your body and mind whatever it is and to come...just be fricking ok with that;) (deeply withing of course!)
All levels of experience welcome / £10
No session in a month of January as I will be at the Kirtan training.
February theme: Equanimity - Yin Yoga + Pranayama (breathing technique)
Series of Moon - Sun - Fire Practices
9-11.30 @Happy Om Yoga Studio
14th March, 18th April, 16th May
Shakti Sadhana (practices that cultivate power and capacity)
Moon – Sun – Fire
Join me for these set of three extended practices that revolve around the intention to generate power; so the full force of the soul can be awakened and accessible.
You will be guided through Tantra/Hatha Yoga with a methodical approach.
Chandra Sadhana /Moon Practice – 14th March
The primary focus of this practice is the mind; which has two distinct orientations: calm and stable.
Just because this is a moon practice, it doesn’t mean we will be lightweights about the physical practice. We will be building strength & stability which will lead us towards becoming more self-aware and more deeply at ease.
Surya Sadhana / Sun Practice – 18th April
The focus of this practice is centred on prana (life force) and your relationship to it. It has two distinct orientations: drawing of higher awareness (developing sensitivity to prana) and expansion of prana (intensifying and concentrating your pranic field)
”Prana Shakti is the means of liberation to the yogi and bondage for the ignorant. One who knows this is the knower of Yoga’’
– Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Agni Sadhana / Fire Practice – 16th May
This practice will focus on generating the unique energy ‘fire’ at the navel centre that dissolves mental and physical limitations and the density of which separates us from the infinite.
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 and introductory mudras through the vinayasa karma system (wise progression), inviting you to an open minded exploration of your being, finding ease and effortlessness through savasana and finishing with sparks of insight through tantric meditation.
Classes will be held on Saturday mornings 9-11.30 a.m. at Happy Om studio.
/Moon 14th March, Sun 18th April, Fire 16th May/
Investment for these three classes is £50 or a single session is £20. Priority will be giving to people who are attending all 3.
Please note this is for students/teachers with a minimum 1 year of experience of yoga.
Get in touch through email if you have any further questions or to reserve you a place.
I am looking forward to share these practices with you.