A range of ways to participate include in-person, online, private and semi-private sessions.
Online classes are held on Zoom which can be accessed by contacting me directly through my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp number: +1 226-979-5194
In-person classes are held at:
Kigali Wellness Hub, #97, KG 5 Avenue
Wednesdays at 9:30am to 11am - Yin Yoga and Meditation, RWF 12k to 15k
Thursdays at 5:45pm to 6:45pm - Restorative Yoga, RWF 10k
Feel free to contact me at:
WhatsApp number: +226-979-5194
local number: 0790134487 (momo payment to this number)
A private class is all about you - your pace, your goals, and your schedule. It is designed around your needs and abilities and is the safest & easiest way to build a healthy yoga habit!
I offer one-on-one private or semi-private classes (2 or more students). These can be arranged in-person, or online through Zoom.
Hatha yoga focuses on posture and breathing techniques, traditionally to channel vital energy sources. In Sanskrit, Hatha translates to force. The practice involves breath, body, and mind, of breathing, yoga poses, and meditation.
Hatha yoga breathing techniques can be traced back to the 1st Century in both Buddhist and Hindu texts, but it was another 1,000 years before the use of yoga postures, or asanas, and breath control was recorded as a way to enhance vital energy.
Hatha classes provide an opportunity to stretch, unwind, and release tension,
providing a good counterpoint to both busy lifestyles and cardio workouts.
Yin yoga is a quiet, meditative, and contemplative practice.
It works deeply into our body with passive and longer-held poses. It targets the deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues – ligaments, joints, bones, the deep fascia networks of the body, and the meridians. This is in contrast to a Yang yoga practice such as Hatha yoga which targets the muscles.
Energetically, Yin yoga improves the energy flow, enhancing the flow of chi in the organs. To be healthy, we need healthy organs as well as healthy muscles. Yin yoga also offers wonderful emotional and mental health benefits.
A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer.
Restorative yoga enables deep relaxation as you hold poses for longer periods of time with the help of props to completely support you.
The main focus of Restorative Yoga is that by relaxing in poses, with the aid of props, without strain or pain, we can achieve physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Restorative yoga classes are very relaxing and slow-paced. Props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets, and straps are used so that you are supported in your pose comfortably. You will then hold the pose for an extended period of time. This practice is great to balance an active yoga schedule or to give yourself a break when you feel under the weather.
Our parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated when we relax into poses,
which promotes a relaxation response and reduces stress in our bodies. The
parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for slowing your heart rate and breath and increasing blood flow to your vital organs, among other things.
Similar to other styles of yoga, restorative yoga offers a number of physical and mental health benefits, with the added bonus of promoting deep rest and relaxation, which can improve overall well-being. Restorative classes are typically mellow and low-energy, making them a great complement to more active practices (as well as our busy lives) and an excellent antidote to stress.
Stillness is a powerful practice.