Learn on how Unite your mind, body and spirit and achieve total calmness with Yoga. ECHOyoga Empowerment, Care, Health, and Oneness brings you Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra, a very slow and deeply healing yoga workshop perfect for beginners or even those who never tried yoga. Bela Lipat will also join these sessions to share her knowledge an spirit with all participants.
Open for all levels:
Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
(in place of the Thursday Gentle Flow class)
July 15, Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Yin Yoga, or Taoist Yoga, improves the flow of prana through the body to prepare for meditation, targeting the connective tissues such as the ligaments, bones, and even joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. As one of the deepest of all meditations, Yoga Nidra, known as “Yogic Sleep,” brings an incredible state of calmness, quietness, and clarity, leading awareness through many levels of mental processes to a state of supreme stillness and insight. In Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go through the Dreaming state, and into the Deep Sleep state, yet remain fully awake.
Led Primary Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
July 12, Tuesday
7:30 to 10:00 a.m.
The Classical Counted Method will be presented in full vinyasa with special focus on techniques and breathing. One count, one breath, one movement, one mind, one consciousness: Unity Consciousness.
Mark the date and reserve a slot at 0906-5063958.
Empowerment, Care, Health, and Oneness
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ECHOyoga Community Center
Penthouse, Century Plaza
120 Perea St. Legaspi Village, Makati City
0906 506 3958
Visiting Teachers Series
Bela Lipat has been teaching yoga for over 14 years, having practiced various forms of yoga and meditation from childhood. Her mother exposed her to yoga and Vedanta and numerous other spiritual traditions. She grew up in San Francisco, California.
She went to India in 1988 to delve deeper into Bhakti and Jnana Yoga. In 1996, she went to Rishikesh for six months to live and study with her teacher, Shachi Kumar, after which she started teaching Sivananda Yoga with her teacher’s blessings.
In 2003, Bela was certified (200 hour and, consequently in 2004 to 2005, certified in the 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification) to teach yoga by Centered Yoga/Yoga Thailand, AYRI certified teacher Paul Dallaghan to teach asana, Pranayama, kriyas, chanting, and meditation, with advanced training with Sri OP Tiwari from the Kaivalyadham Institute in Pune, India. The following year, Bela went to study with the master of Ashtanga Yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath Mangaswamy, in Mysore, India, and returns to regularly study with them.
Currently studying the second series in Mysore, Bela is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional style as taught by Guruji. She has studied Sivananda Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyenagar, Kundalini, Yin Yoga, and Kriya Yoga methods with different masters all over India, Nepal, and Thailand. She has also attended workshops with David Swenson, David Life, and Sharon Gannon, Aadil Palkivala, Anna Forrest, Dharma Mittra, Sarah Powers, Cle Souren, Alex Medin, Clayton Horton, and is currently studying under John Scott.
In the field of meditation, Bela has studied Zen and Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist Meditation, maintaining Vipasanna Meditation as her primary practice. She has completed seven 10-day courses with Goenka’s assistant teacher. At the moment, Bela is based in Shanghai, teaching Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pranayama, and philosophy at Y Yoga Center.