Tag: Lisbon

Outdoor Summer

Outdoor Summer

It’s been a big week, having to close the studio for a 3rd time in 16months. 😔

I know it’s everywhere, not just Lisbon, Covid-19 is affecting the whole world. Many businesses are facing challenging decisions, trying to keep hold of the years of hard work and dedication whilst keeping their staff, customers and communities safe.

Which is what brings me to this incredible opportunity that was offered by a neighbouring business. Hotel Gat saw our social media post about closing indoor classes and have offered their outdoor terrace which is currently vacant due to low tourism numbers in Portugal. I knew this would be perfect for us to continue over summer, keeping us practising in the privacy of an inner city terrace just a short 50metres walk from the studio. We have an open air space, minimal direct sun, no one is using the apartments around us and gorgeous cherry blossoms as a back drop. This goes to show even in a big city, we can operate the businesses on a local level.

From today we can open the bookings for our classes starting next week:

Morning Flow classes 10h30 Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Evening Flow classes 18h30 Tues, Wed, Thurs

These classes will be modified to suit all practitioners.

The Hotel address is Rua do Jardim do Regedor 27, Lisboa. In between the studio and Restauradores Metro station. Once there your yoga teacher or friendly reception staff will help you find the terrace which is situated on level 1.

We will review this schedule as we go, we may be able to offer more classes in the future. In the meantime, we can also take private bookings at the studio 🙏

Start organising your personal yoga schedule here: Online Booking 

Current class passes are valid for outdoor yoga, also new yogis can try 3 classes for €25.

Lets go Summer 2021!!!!

Zoe the MoY Team

Spring in the Asana

Spring in the Asana

Ola Yogis,

Spring is in the air with Sauca (Cleanliness) and Santosa (Contentment) guiding our dharma talks and satsang at the studio for the beginning of  the season.  There are many ways to shift impurities of the mind, cleansing jealousy, greed, anger and ego however for me the most powerful way is to practice Pranayama, Asana and Dharana (single focus meditation).  Soon the jealousy shifts to inspriation, the greed into contribution to others, anger into a path to change my actions and ego into humbleness to honour all those who have come before me.  Purposefully guiding the mind into a space of expanding inner contentment during seated meditation helps me locate this place when I need it most.  Cleansing the emotional and mental bodies daily is an important practice just as we wash our physical body in the shower.  Everyday we experience new things, some moments leave lasting impressions and imprints, although we cannot change the past we can learn to cleanse the past from things that cause harm to us.  Just like showering, you dont do it just once and stay clean forever, a clean kitchen soon turns to mess after a beautiful home cooked meal, the emotional body is designed to get messy and requires to be cleansed.  Share with us your methods of cleansing (not the house…. but the emotions!).  We hope your spring clean is as deep as ours has been!

Coming up……..

OutsideThe 21 Day Challenge is now available online!  Kris Oak and I have joined our passions of yoga and healthy eating to bring you a new lifestyle coaching programme.  There is an amazing e-book full of Kris’ vegan recipes and I have recorded 3x 60min yoga practices (Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa flow).  However the most important aspect of this programme is the live coaching sessions….. you will have us as your personal yoga and healthy eating coaches for the full 21 days, conducting a group session every wednesday evening 19:30 (GMT) and answering questions in the private FB Group.  The programmes first addition starts Monday April 2nd and will be facilitated every 3months. To learn more check out the facebook page Yoga Flavours or email kris@krisoak.com

 

Our Resident Massage Therapist for April is the marvelous Katharina Harnack offering Ayurvedic Therapies at the studio inbetween class times.  Katharina has completed a 140-hour training in Ayurvedic Massage Therapy with Gagori Mitra Gupta in India (certified by the Government of India). She has studied Ayurvedic nutrition, lifestyle and philosophy with Josef Rubin (USA) and has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training with a focus on Ayurveda with Julie Blumenthal / ISHTA Berlin (Yoga Alliance registered).Katharina H

Want more information about Katharina and her magic therapies? click here:  fb.me/AyurvedicMassageLisbon

Booking a session email: ayurvedalisbon@gmail.com or call: +351 934 949 594
Prices: 60 mins – €50, 90 mins – €70, 120 mins – €85
Reflexology (90 mins) – €70

 Full body Abhyanga + Reflexology (150 mins) – €100

Lastly we know its been difficult to book some classes with our beautiful little space being booked up in advance, however due to last minute cancellations often we have 2-3 mats available at each practice so dont be shy in turning up and trying your luck….. we do take standby clients and often know 10mins beforehand of late cancellations. Alternatively request a private session that way you’ll have a guaranteed mat, prices start from 40ph.

That’s it for now…. we will be closed Good Friday and Easter Saturday 30th&31st March.

Zoe & the MoY TeaM

 

 

 

Opening

Opening

Yes! We are opening on 9th January 2016 in the heart of Lisbon.

Ministry of Yoga comes with the philosophy of accepting all styles of yoga, embracing yoga in all shapes and forms its more about finding what suits and fulfills your needs as a yogi.

The principle teacher, Zoe has studied yoga across Australia, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and Portugal.  Combining East and West styles of yoga practice enabling her to bring a holistic approach to her teachings.

If you have never tried yoga, now is the time . If you have tried, try again you’ll never know the day yoga clicks and becomes a way of life.  Benefits are unlimited however those most commonly described are:

  • Weight loss and body toning
  • Reduced Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  • Injury prevention through improved strength and flexibility of muscles and deep tissue fibers
  • Reduced neck and back pain especially for those who are engaged in office type work
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Increased lung capacity (known to helped runners, swimmers and many other professional athletes)
  • Improved posture and balance

Ministry of Yoga welcomes you to try 3 classes for an introductory price of 20 euro (for 3 x 1 hour sessions) a saving of 33%. Stay connected on Facebook: Ministry of Yoga for more news on the opening.

Namaste

MOY