about yoga shala

Our teachings stem from classical yoga and we are certified practitioners influenced as much by the Buddhist philosophy as by any kind-loving philosophy. Our practice is based on helping the soma and mind un-learn and move closer to our natural self. Our priority is the alignment of the body's systems through safely guided and accessible Yoga sessions with Asana adjustments. Even though we keep and teach the philosophy of the Teachings, we also believe that it is of great importance to remember the inherent simplicity of the practice of Yoga (Still-flowing yoga). Our intention can only be love. More about yoga

Inspiration. Mindfulness. Balance.

Whether looking to boost energy or bring about calm, Yoga offers a truly natural way of enquiring into the movement and control of the body and mind, in a way that can help transform and balance the body's system and conditions. Indeed, one of the great benefits of our globalised and connected world is that we can learn and live the ways of other cultures. Since yoga was introduced into mainstream society in the West, so many have enjoyed the benefits of yoga to their health, body and mind, as well as of course to their spirituality.

"Be steadfast in yoga (yoga-sthaḥ), O Arjuna. Perform your duty (kuru karmani) and abandon all attachment (sangam) to success or failure (siddhy-asiddhyoḥ). Such evenness of mind (samatvam) is called yoga."

Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning "union". Yoga speaks and moves of a union. A union between the body, soul and mind. A union of the body and its breath. A moving meditation of the body, guided only by the breath. The effect is grounding, balancing, therapeutic. Step back into your Self, feel, and become aware of your un-used muscles, both in mind and body.

Yoga Shala brings the experience of classic yoga styles to Nicosia, Cyprus, in a calm, coherent and colourful space. Practicing Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Pre natal, Mantra Yoga & Pranayama, as well as introducing other special yoga classes from time to time, such as corporate yoga and team-building sessions, yoga in the park, and beach yoga, among other. Yoga Shala also caters for personalised, small-group and private yoga classes. There is a yoga class tailor-made for every soul: the beginner, yogini, althlete, larger boys and girls, active, calm/relaxed, workaholic, tired, early bird, late sleeper, hooper, young and the elderly. Yoga for all, and all are welcome at Yoga Shala, House of Yoga.

Physical benefits of yoga
  • Pulse rate decreases
  • Respiratory rate decreases
  • Blood pressure decreases (of special significance for hypo reactors)
  • Cardiovascular efficiency increases
  • Respiratory efficiency increases
  • Gastrointestinal function normalises
  • Endocrine function normalises
  • Excretory functions improve
  • Musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion increase
  • Breath-holding time increases
  • Joint range of motion increase
  • Grip strength increases
  • Eye-hand coordination improves
  • Reaction time improves
  • Posture improves
  • Strength and resiliency increase
  • Endurance increases
  • Energy level increases
  • Weight normalises
  • Sleep improves
  • Immunity increases
  • Steadiness improves
  • Depth perception improves
  • Balance improves
  • Integrated functioning of body parts improves
  • Stable autonomic nervous system
Psychological benefits of yoga
  • A balanced and grounded mind and body
  • Your fire, your energy increases
  • Mood improves and your well-being increases
  • Self-acceptance and self-actualisation increase
  • Stress decreases
  • Hostility decreases
  • Concentration improves
  • Memory improves
  • Attention improves
  • Learning efficiency improves
  • Depth perception improves

yoga teachers

Our teachers are fully qualified and certified, with diverse backgrounds and experiences in both Cyprus and abroad. Each teacher shares a love for the practice of yoga, and a love for sharing it with everyone else, with their unique approach, creativity and input.

Agni

Certified Instructor in TT Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Physiology, Anatomy & Vipassana Meditation.

Agni has been practicing yoga since 2004 and has been teaching a broad range of practitioners almost every day since 2011 when she founded Yoga Shala. Agni now focuses on Therapeutic and Trauma sensitive Yoga and dedicates her time working with people suffering with chronic pain, body and mind discomfort, stress and individuals rehabilitating from physical or mental trauma.

Convinced during trainings in Thailand, that Love and Yoga can awaken and strengthen our ability to align and ground to the truths of life ;the real world and time around us, Agni teaches yoga and invites you to awaken to your own true experience.

"Grateful to have been taught by Gemma Malol & the Still-Flowing Yoga School, Delilah King, Maty Ezraty, Ursula Brose, Randall O'Leary and other kind-loving teachers around the world whose names may not be known but there's not a class that i teach without a little Sabrina and Marcela in my heart."

Malvina

Trained as a Hatha Yoga, Vini Yoga, and Kids Yoga Instructor, with over 15 years experience in yoga practice.

Malvina has practiced Yoga for over 15 years. She has attended many local and international yoga workshops, retreats and seminars.

Malvina is certified as a yoga teacher by Yoga Works Teacher Training in Greece, which combines Ashtanga (heat, flow and breathing), Iyengar (body alignments) and Vini Yoga (individualised modifications).

Emy

Emy attended her first yoga class over 12 years ago and since the yoga has been a big part of her life. Her love of yoga and her passion to share it with others to benefits from this practice led her to complete her Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2012. To continue her study and to deepen her knowledge she participates in various trainings and workshops in yoga of various styles like vinyasa, yin yoga or ashtanga over the years with established and respected teachers from around the world.

She teaches Hatha yoga for beginners and progressing students. She is passionate, her classes are dynamic and fun as well as gentle and caring with strong emphasis on alignment and awareness of the body, breath and mind.

For her, yoga is the path for inner journey, where peace and freedom flourish from within.

Valentina

Valentina was first introduced to yoga after feeling overwhelmed by the stressful way of life a modern female faces in the western world. It was love at first sight, since 2008 she's never stop practicing and growing from inside out.

At 2014 she wanted to deepen her practice and went to southern Spain to become a qualified yoga teacher; completing her 200 Hour RYT in Vinyasa Yoga at Frog Lotus Yoga center Suryalila. Valentina is excited, humbled, honored and wants to spread the knowledge that she already learned from her beloved teachers of this ancient practice. Every time she steps on the mat she is still learning.

Inspiration

Yoga Therapy begins when there is care. Care not just from the Yoga therapist towards the care seeker, but also from the care seeker towards themselves
- Yogācārya TKV Desikachar
Health is not something given when already done; it is something to build. You have to build yourselves and create within yourselves the feelings of beauty, liberation, and infinity
- B.K.S Iyengar
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves. Slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future
- Thich Nhat Hanh