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It seems there’s a ‘day’ for everything these days, and I recently (as in just a few hours ago) learned that today belongs to yoga. So why am I writing about this in my Ibiza blog? Well, yoga and Ibiza seem to go hand in hand these days.
Jacqueline Purnell’s yoga journey has seen her traverse the globe, educating and training yogis and teachers alike.
Awa Baidi’s journey to become a yoga teacher is far removed from the usual.
The changing of the seasons can be tough on the immune system, and colds and coughs seem to be everywhere you go!
There’s nothing worse than going to an Ibiza yoga or fitness class and the person next to you is spluttering their germs all over you. So – here are a sequence of postures which you can do in the comfort of you own space if you are suffering from that season change cold! This sequence is designed to help your clear you body and your energy system quickly, to get the blood pumping through whilst being kind and caring to the body. Read more
A true island girl at heart, Ibiza yoga instructor and visual artist Lena Tancredi, founder of Sunset Mountain Ibiza Yoga Retreats, was born in Brazil in 1969 and first visited the famous white isle and its sister island Formentera as a holidaymaker when she turned 21. “I have an island obsession,” she admits. “I feel unbalanced in a big city, I can only spend a few days there at a time – I’ve lived on islands my whole life!” Read more
As the island breathes a collective sigh of relief as the calendar turns over into the blissful month of September, it’s time to pick up were we left off before the ‘craziness’ of August set in, get back into good habits and allow ourselves time to detox, relax and reflect. If you’ve neglected your yoga practice over the past few weeks, Ibiza yoga teacher Sebastien Carincotte of Hot Yoga Ibiza says now is the time to get straight back into it… no excuses! Read more
Experienced Ibiza yoga instructor Lena Tancredi teaches the importance of learning to hold your poses correctly, being aware of your body and never forgetting the breath…
“Everyone needs to learn to hold their asanas in a way that suits their body shape. You need to be 100% aware of how to move without damaging yourself,” Lena says. Alternating between a stretches and more dynamic postures allows your muscles and ligaments to become flexible, but also to tone and strengthen in order to hold asanas for much longer.
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It stands to reason that when most people approach an Ibiza yoga practice, they approach the mat just as they would approach life. You can recognise the strong jaw and look of determination of the Type As looking for a hard core practice. And then there are those who approach yoga looking for peace in their bodies and their minds.
There is no right or wrong, and there are teachers out there for everybody and every intention. But it’s important to have integrity in whatever style of practice you are currently following. Read more