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
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.
Certified Instructor in TT Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Physiology, Anatomy & Vipassana Meditation
AgniConvinced during trainings in Thailand, that Love and Yoga can awaken and strengthen our ability to align and ground to the truths of life and the real world and time around us, Agni teaches yoga classes and practices with people who want to spend an hour out of their daily nonstop run - just for themselves - synchronised to their own body and breath.
Grateful to have been in classes and trainings led 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.
Trained in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Asana techniques & Anatomy, Physiology & Mindfulness Meditation
NatasaNatasa is a fully qualified yoga teacher, trained in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Asana techniques & Anatomy, Physiology and Mindfulness Meditation, by "Still-flowing Yoga school". Her passion to share her love for Yoga with other people led her to her first teacher training course. Since then she has been teaching group and private Yoga classes, at different studios and gyms.
Natasa considers yoga a moving meditation which helps us recognise how our feelings affect our body. Practicing Yoga mindfully, trains us to listen to our body and emotions; accept situations as they are, and direct our feelings towards the right direction. During this journey of self-discovery, she strives to add a little bit of fun in her practice and Yoga classes, like we should all do in our lives, to remind us that we should not take everything so seriously. Meanwhile, she keeps a steady connection with breath, hoping to impart some Yogi wisdom along the way. Her classes are vinyasa based (breath synchronisation with movement) with strong emphasis on alignment.
Natasa continuously attends trainings to enhance her Yoga Knowledge; among others, she trained with the amazing Aki Amori, Gemma Malol, Marcela Enriquez and recently attend a Kids Yoga teacher training with Greville Henwood.
Instructor in Prana Yoga, with over 20 years experience; knowledge Buddhism, meditation, chanting, chakras & healthy living
EleniEleni is a yoga instructor having received her certification in June 2012 in Prana Yoga TT (Yoga Alliance approved) in New York, USA. Her teachers, Dr. Jeff Migdow, M.D., RYT, and Priti Robyn Ross, RYT, who hail from the Kripalu tradition, helped guide and inspire Eleni's relationship with yoga and the rich tradition and knowledge that comes with it.
Eleni has been a practitioner of Yoga for more than twenty years. She has attended a multitude of seminars and workshops on yoga, Buddhism, meditation, chanting, the chakras and healthy living, amongst others at the Open Center, New York, the Omega Institute, New York the Sivananda Center, New York, and the Ananda Ashram, New York. She has visited many ashrams in the US and abroad, and feels that yoga is a powerful means to transform one's body, mind and spirit.
She lives to learn, and loves to travel, seeking wisdom and inspiration in the world's traditions and cultures.
She joined the Yoga Shala in February 2014, immediately after her return from New York, and has been with the center ever since. In it, she has found 'a home and a refuge'. She teaches at the Yoga Shala, and is excited to share her knowledge as well as learn from her amazing students who carry into the center their unique perspective and wealth of knowledge.
Trained as a Hatha Yoga, Vini Yoga, and Kids Yoga Instructor, with over 15 years experience in yoga practice
MalvinaMalvina 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).
Full spectrum classes available to all who wish to welcome harmony & balance in life with the practice of yoga & guided meditation.
Maria (Mayka) SabovaPractice of yoga asanas, pranayama, mudra, bandha and guided meditation.
Mayka's passion for yoga unfolded after her very first class with Yogacharya Shri Unniraman, Director & Founder of Patanjali Yoga Research Centre from Indian Kozhikode, Kerala. In turn, daily practice of Hatha Yoga brought fundamental positive changes in her lifestyle and outlook on life. This built a strong trust towards the Yoga system and brought her to study it deeper, resulting in 200 Hours TT.
Mayka's practice with Yogacharya has built a strong foundation for understanding the complexity of the Hatha Yoga system and principles of its traditions which she follows.
During the classes, Mayka guides students towards building a loving kindness for their bodies by mindful asana practice and breathing work. At the end of the sessions, she enjoys guiding students into relaxing meditation with positive affirmations, also letting herself go and properly foregoing time :-)
Classes are greatly affected by her gratitude for being able to share the wisdom of Yoga and the enthusiasm towards the Yoga tradition, ensuring that everyone leaves the class with a big smile on their face.
Yoga is a fascinating life journey with endless possibilities to go deeper into understanding of its principles and of one` s own extraordinary existence.
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