Guide to FlyHigh Yoga classes in Bali

Guide to FlyHigh Yoga classes in Bali

Guide to FlyHigh Yoga classes in Bali

Bali is one of the most preferable yoga places on earth, where you can practice all kind of yoga classes, take numerous workshops and retreats. The island is so inspirational and provoke everyone to do something differed and challenging.

For many people who try to practice yoga for the first time combining the traditions of yoga with something fun and energetic is the best option. If this sounds to you like something that you would try, then we can suggest you take the leap, give it a try, come and fly with FlyHigh Yoga. Very often we are asked where in Bali you can take a regular FlyHigh yoga class. That’s why we specially prepared to you this guide to all the studios in which you can join a regular FlyHigh Yoga class.

Ubud Yoga Centre

Our first stop in this guide is the Ubud Yoga Centre. In this place is hidden a little bit of magic. The yoga centre is a contemporary two-tiered complex building created with several functions in mind: Yoga Centre, Paiste Gong Centre, Kids Centre, Gift Shop, and a Cafe. So you can enjoy a really good yoga practice and also a good healthy meal. The place is kids friendly. The children can also do yoga here and try to fly with specially designed FlyHigh yoga classes for the little ones.  At Ubud Yoga Centre you can practice FlyHigh yoga every day. When you fall in love with FlyHigh yoga you can also buy the FHY hanging belt and practice anywhere you want. There is no need to reserve your spot in advance, just come and fly with us!

The Mansion – Ubud

Rooftop Yoga in the FlyHigh Shala, located on the third floor overlooking the greenery of Ubud. FlyHigh Yoga classes offer you a form of aerial yoga practice taking the same yoga poses you would normally practice on the ground but you are now suspended about a meter above the ground while your hands are on the mat below. You can find FlyHigh Yoga classes every day from Monday to Friday.

Samadi – Canggu

As a centre dedicated to healing and renewal, Samadi Bali provides a lush and inspiring environment for the nourishment of body, mind and soul in the heart of Canggu, Bali. At Samadi Bali, there are FlyHigh Yoga classes two times a week.

Serenity Eco Guesthouse – Canggu

Another piece of paradise is Serenity Eco Guesthouse in Canggu. Besides that you can practice FlyHigh Yoga classes here, you can enjoy the beautiful rice field & mountain views, with some of Bali’s best beaches just steps away. Here you can feel immediately at home and join a friendly community. People of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds are welcomed with open arms. Every Wednesday and Friday you can sign up for a refreshing and energetic FlyHigh yoga practice, where you can be carefully guided through every asana whit the help of the belt. After that, you can have something healthy and vegan to eat from the cafe and enjoy the Balinese’s serenity.

Blue Earth Village – Amed

Blue Earth Village is an evolving educational and community hub on the beautiful Amed coast of East Bali. The Blue Earth yoga deck is a stunning space with incredible views of Gunung Agung and Jemeluk bay. The shala is built of bamboo and recycled Ulin wood and is open on the sides yet still feels private due to its elevation. FHY classes are on Friday afternoons at 5:30 pm, please book your spot in advance!

Sunset Beach Yoga – Gili Trawangan

Practising yoga with a view is something that we totally love. Just one sweet fast boat ride to Gili Trawangan and you can enjoy an amazing view upside down with the help of the FlyHigh Yoga hanging belt at Sunset Beach Yoga. The place again offers you an unforgettable yoga and relaxation experience. Sunset Beach Yoga is one of the most beautifully divine studios that you can practice FlyHigh Yoga and enjoy the breath-taking sunsets. To join some of the classes you don’t need to reserve your spot, just drop-in and learn how to relax your body and mind.  Sunset Beach Yoga have daily FlyHigh yoga classes, every afternoon.

Taksu – Ubud

FlyHigh Yoga classes are coming soon to this charming open yoga shala overlooking a small jungle river in the heart of Ubud. For more information where you can take a FlyHigh Yoga, please contact us via our social media channels – Facebook or Instagram. You can write to us also and an email. Our team will answer all of your questions as soon as possible.

Vinyasa the poetry of yoga practices

Vinyasa the poetry of yoga practices

Vinyasa the poetry of yoga practices

There is a yoga practice that is full of silent beautiful rhythm. Every movement of the body is so smooth and graceful, is like a melody. The amazing flow that creates a feeling of lightness, ease and relaxation. That’s how the Vinyasa yoga feels and looks like.

The meaning of the word “Vinyasa” can explain a lot about the inner purpose of this practice, which is “arranging something in a special way“. In this yoga classes, the main is to coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. Before we tell you why Vinyasa is the poetry of yoga, let’s get deep into the world of yoga branches and different practices, to discover the beauty of this physical and spiritual teaching.

In the beginning, there was only one style of yoga that evolves through the years. The most significant influence on the evolution of yoga is the Western world. Nowadays yoga transformed so much to adapt the ancients teaching to the modern world and people’s needs for spiritual awakening, healing and physical activities.

We can trace the roots of all the yoga styles that we know today to Hatha yoga, Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. If you are new into yoga you should know that these styles are the grammar of yoga practice. They are known from centuries and are the inspiration behind every yoga style that we know today.

The Grammar of yoga

The traditional yoga styles are more challenging and highly structured for some people. For example, the Iyengar’s method is a form of hatha yoga and is based on giving primacy to the physical alignment of the body in the poses. In this style, it is taught that there is a correct way to do each pose and that every student will one day be able to attain perfect poses through consistent practice. The traditional yoga practices teach as so much about every asana, they are truly the grammar of yoga that is the foundation that every practitioner should know. But let be honest, sometimes the obsolete and old outlook of yoga can be less enjoyable and difficult, and too much for our twenty-first-century lifestyle.

The poetry of yoga

Nowadays yoga styles can be so fun and innovative. For Jose Luis Jimenez, who is a long time yoga practitioner and teacher, Vinyasa practice is the poetry of yoga. He has originally trained in Tai Chi and Iyengar yoga and learned the depth of traditions of this ancient teaching.

When Jose came to Bali he started his modern approach to yoga learning and teaching Vinyasa style. He was so inspired by this modern approach and immediately fell in love with the different Vinyasa yoga styles. Jose saw that yoga can be fun and asanas can be done with a more energetic and flowing way. This amazing experience makes him a truly unique Vinyasa yoga teacherJose has a deep understanding of the yoga teaching, that’s why his classes are initiating the work, sustaining it and then building to a peak, and completing and integrating it.

The most important thing in the Vinyasa practice are the two primary teachings – building a proper foundation and then constructing the practice to its peak and then slowly cool it down. Each of these phases has its own lessons to impart, and each relies on the work of the previous phase. Vinyasa yoga requires that we cultivate an awareness that links each action to the next—one breathe at a time. And all this is dressed up with so many energetic and flowing motions, full concentration and awareness of the mind. In Vinyasa every asana is perfectly connected to the next one, like a rhymed words.

To experience all of that you can join Jose’s weekly Vinyasa classes at Ubud Yoga Centre, Bali and The Yoga Barn. If you want to sink deeper there is nothing more perfect then join Inner Yoga’s 200HR Teacher Trainings where Jose is a leading teacher. You can learn key postures in Vinyasa – take an in-depth look at postures, alignment, adjustments, use of props and sequencing. And the most amazing thing is that you will have the opportunity to learn and practice this spiritual teaching in paradise. Inner Yoga retreats are handle at the amazingly stunning Azadi Retreat. Check Inner Yoga website to save your spot now.

How yoga can be dangerous with a bad yoga teacher

How yoga can be dangerous with a bad yoga teacher

How yoga can be dangerous with a bad yoga teacher

You may wonder how yoga can be dangerous. It’s proven that the risk of injury from practising yoga can be much lower than the risk of injury from many other forms of exercise such as running or fitness. Yoga is an activity that has always been described as an injury-free practice that has many benefits like relaxation, stress relief, pain relief, a stronger and more flexible body and a more peaceful mind.

So, how can yoga be dangerous?

Yoga has been a big trend around the world for the last few years because it offers a lifestyle teaching combined with physical exercises to all of the practitioners. As we said earlier, yoga practices can provide pain relief. A lot of people took yoga classes because their friends or doctor told them that their bodies would feel much better, but a lot of those people decided to stop doing yoga after the first class. Why? That is because they went to a class that was not suitable for them and they were taught by a horrible teacher.

Because of the huge popularity of yoga and the countless teachers’ training, it’s almost possible for everyone to become a yoga teacher. Unfortunately, some of these teachers would later teach yoga in an unsafe way and make yoga practice a horrible experience for a lot of people. It is very important to be able to recognize a bad yoga teacher because yoga is beneficial for everyone. If you happen to be in a yoga class that you absolutely don’t enjoy, it is most likely that you are having a problem with the way the teacher guides the yoga practice and not the yoga in general.

Fear not, we are here to give you some signs to look for when you visit a yoga class for the first time. Beginner teachers who want to improve their teaching skills may also find this article to be helpful.

The personal touch

Imagine going to a yoga class where the teacher is late and doesn’t even bother to introduce himself. This is important because the first thing that a yoga teacher needs to do is to win the trust of their students. As a student, especially if this is your first time at a yoga class, you may feel nervous and insecure. A little introduction will help the students get ready as it takes some of the pressure off of their shoulders and make them feel more comfortable. Creating a friendly and safe environment is one of the most important things to do before starting a yoga practice.

Understanding the students’ needs

Another red flag that you need to pay attention for is when your yoga teacher doesn’t ask the class about any health and safety questions before starting the practice. As we mention in the beginning, yoga can be really dangerous for the students that have recently experienced injuries, or back problems that require any special treatment. Those students need special attention and are suggested to be given modifications to prevent them from aggravating their injuries. This also applies for the beginner students. If the class is mostly attended by beginners that means that the teacher should keep that in mind and put an extra effort in explaining the asanas and not only use their Sanskrit names. Understanding the different needs of the students allows the teacher to meet them where they are. Then, give props and modifications that are relevant and necessary–so no one goes out in a stretcher. Explain at the beginning of the class that students should modify their poses to “keep themselves safe” or to “honour their bodies”. The teacher should choose poses for the class that allow people with injuries to get help and the people without injuries to feel challenged.

The art of leading a yoga class

Yoga practice is not only a physical but also an energy practice. That’s why the way the practice is built up is very important. There are 4 phases of a yoga practice – warming up, building up, heating up and cooling down. You can’t imagine how many students have dropped off of yoga classes because the teacher didn’t know how to properly lead the practice. An incorrect structure of a yoga class can lead to injuries, dizziness, confusion and tension. If you, as a student go to a yoga practice that feels confusing and finds it hard to follow the teacher or feel the absence of a smooth flow between the poses, please feel free to leave the class.

Fortunately, there are more good teachers than bad ones in the world. Remember that the very nature of yoga promotes compassion and the pursuit of wisdom. If you’re a beginner and you are looking for a yoga class, keep these signs in mind and you’ll find a teacher and group that will be able to meet your needs.

As a teacher, you can improve your teaching skills every day so you can provide as much assistance to your students in their journey to self-knowing and healing. Being a yoga teacher is a mission and not just a job, that’s why it is so important to be fully committed. If you want to continue to build up and develop your yoga teaching skills, joins us in some of our courses and become an amazing yoga teacher who understands and supports the need of your students.

 

 

 

Why become a FlyHigh Yoga teacher?

Why become a FlyHigh Yoga teacher?

Why become a FlyHigh Yoga teacher?

Becoming a yoga teacher is a wonderful and rewarding journey you are about to embark on. To be a yoga teacher means that your dedication to yoga practice has developed into something beyond asana. You are ready to help others develop their personal and spiritual practice.

On the path to becoming a yoga teacher, you practice with as many different teachers and styles as possible so you can develop your own way of teaching yoga. And why not to add something more to your teaching practice?

Everything in our life is becoming too serious, too stressful and FlyHigh yoga can break this pattern. It can distract our mind of the daily routine and help us to become more aware of ourselves. We can also have so much fun with our practice, spreading the joy and happiness to the people is the most rewarding think that you can have as a FlyHigh yoga teacher. Why?

As a FHY teacher, you will add to your student’s life more happiness and joy. Teaching them how to be focused, how to let go of fear and past their limitation stored in the mind. Be the revolutionary teacher that can transform once life.

The 5 pillars of Fly High Yoga

First, the practice is very playful and fun, and when something is fun is easy to learn and practice. When encouraging people to have fun you also encourage the community inside the practice and outside of it. People come and meet each other. When you practice outside and hang out the belt on some tree, other people around you become interesting of what you do and the FlyHigh yoga belt becomes a fantastic tool for socialise with people around you and be part of a community. In every practice, we learn a lot about biomechanics so people who practice FlyHigh yoga become more aware of how the body moves. There are also aspects of mindfulness because when you play with the belt your mind is focusing on the tool and you can forget about everything in this moment. And the last pillar of FlyHigh Yoga is courage because you must cross a line in your mind and go beyond your mental limitations. You must trust the belt and when you do that you can do poses that you never imagine that your body can do. And you breakthrough your fear limitation.

All of this makes FHY practice totally different from the traditional yoga, but at the same time, its roots are from the traditions of Iyengar yoga.  We can break some posture habits and release the tension in our body. Basically, yoga is all about realising the tension in the body, so we can be more mindfulness and can meditate in peace and full awareness.

That’s why we designed a special 50 Hour FlyHigh Yoga Teacher Training that will prepare you to become a fully qualified FlyHigh Yoga Teacher and become an ambassador of transformation, happiness and liberations.

We add something more to that with our FHY Teacher training Level 2, so you can continue to build up your FHY skills and becoming more than an extraordinary teacher.

Our training is a unique opportunity for you to become one of the first teachers and representatives of this attractive, effective and uplifting yoga practice by participating in one of our upcoming Teacher Training.

Beginning with FlyHigh Yoga training

First of all our 50 hours FHY, teacher training is not for teachers only. It’s suitable for all yoga practitioners who want to try and learn a new fun and exciting yoga style, and who knows maybe you can be inspired to become a yoga teacher someday.

We have non-teachers’ students that were inspired to become a yoga teacher after the training.

The 50 Hour Teacher Training is a step-by-step program that will prepare you to understand the fundamentals of FlyHigh Yoga and to become a qualified FlyHigh Yoga Teacher. The training covers the basics of FHY. Through this training, you will learn how to skillfully use the FHY belt, various poses that can be performed with the belt, how the belt can enhance a regular yoga practice and how to safely guide people in and out of those poses. You will have the chance to learn and practice this areal style of yoga with amazing people from all over the world and becoming a part of the fast-growing yoga community. You will gather knowledge that will help you to improve your regular practice too. The training will also cover other topics, such as the anatomy of FlyHigh Yoga, our philosophy, the business of FlyHigh Yoga, pranayama, meditation and mystic healing.

Build up your FlyHigh yoga teacher career

When you learn the fundamentals of FlyHigh Yoga in Level 1 you will be ready to build up your knowledge and to master the teaching FHY. Level 2 will bring out yogis to do any adjustment. There are several kinds of level two, such adjustment, Pilates, Thai Massage, TRX, etc.

The most important here is that every level two you gather another 50 hours so you can keep doing it and when you get four courses of 50 Hour FlyHigh Yoga, you can combine it to become 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certificate.

Remember every Level 2 will cover different topics. So you will learn more new things to perfect your teaching. The training will go deeper about hands-on adjustment because it can be a powerful tool for helping yoga student find better alignment, relaxation, stability, and extension. It is very important to know the way to approach adjustment and assist the yoga student. In those upcoming training we will cover topics like:

Meditation, pranayama, and mystic healing session; Anatomy of FlyHigh Yoga, focusing on Iyengar yoga origin of it; Theory of adjustment in Yoga practice; Art in giving adjustment and so on.

The benefits of becoming a FlyHigh Yoga teacher

Joining our yoga community you will receive a certificate of FlyHigh Yoga School, approved by Yoga Alliance and you will become a qualified FlyHigh Yoga teacher Trainer, able to teach FlyHigh Yoga at all studios in the world. Taking our training you can start your own FlyHigh Yoga business and/or studio and we can help you with that as we can offer you a business partnership. You can also be earning an extra income through FlyHigh Yoga product and training sales.

You can have the chance to revisit a training as a mentor which will help you gain more knowledge – FREE OF CHARGE!

This is the first step in becoming a future FlyHigh Yoga Workshop and Teacher Training trainer. And the ability to eventually teach FlyHigh Yoga Training anywhere in the world under the FlyHigh Yoga Umbrella.

We are looking forward to sharing our passion and knowledge of FlyHigh Yoga with you and for you to share this knowledge with those around you. Check our upcoming Level 1 and Level 2 training and take the first step to become a certified FHY teacher.

FlyHigh yoga for beginners

FlyHigh yoga for beginners

FlyHigh yoga for beginners

Yoga can be fun, a source of joy and mental health, inner peace and happiness. Especially FlyHigh yoga, if you never try an aerial style of yoga till now we can tell you that from all of the aerial yoga styles this is the best one!

Whether or not you’re familiar with yoga, the idea of doing yoga in the air can seem kind of odd or really exciting. FlyHigh yoga doesn’t mean you’re going to be doing downward dog on a trapeze. Instead, you’ll be supported by a soft belt which allows your body to let gravity do some of the work.

Before we begin, let us tell you the story of this amazing yoga style. FlyHigh Yoga is a new, attractive and versatile style of yoga inspired by Iyengar yoga. It started in 2012 in a beautiful and inspiring city in Bali – Ubud, with the development of the FlyHigh Yoga Belt. This belt is a simple and unique tool for a gravity-defying, creative, fun, precise and alignment-based style of yoga. With The FlyHigh Yoga belt, you are able to do regular yoga poses and other gravity-defying moves in a supported way. This makes the progression of the practice easier, more precise, more intense and more fun!

Many yogis barely use props, mostly because they have never seen where they fit into their practice. The belt, however, is a whole different story. By using the FlyHigh belt, you can open your body to stretches in entirely new ways. Also if you are new in yoga practice you can find it much easier with the help of the belt.

Are you ready to get started with FlyHigh yoga?

FlyHigh yoga can be performed by almost anyone but requires certain safety measures to avoid injury. The most important thing is to adjust your belt right and understand how to perform certain poses. Wear comfortable clothing, ideally long sleeve shirts and long pants so as to avoid uneasiness caused by the belt rubbing against the skin. Most importantly, start off slowly and progress at a cautious pace.

Is it difficult?

Of course not. FlyHigh yoga isn’t necessarily as difficult to do as it is to get used to. The hardest part is getting used to the belt, and learning how to move in it. Once you get comfortable, you should find the poses easier and more comfortable to perform. You will find that, because of the belt and the gravity you can feel your body in totally different ways.

What to expect in your first FlyHigh yoga class?

Expect to laugh a lot and to have an amazing fun. You don’t need to have a regular yoga practice to go to your first FlyHigh yoga class. You’ll start on the ground with plenty of time to get used to the belt first. The FlyHigh yoga can be really physical practice and you will notice that you work on differed muscles groups on your body. At the point when you’re upside down, you’re really only about 3 inches off the ground, so don’t be afraid to fly. You’ll leave class feeling taller and lighter.

FlyHigh yoga is for everyone! Challenge yourself with something new and give it a try. Before you know it, you will be doing a lot of amazing poses that wouldn’t be possible without the FlyHigh yoga belt. Sing up to our next FlyHigh yoga training and bring something new to your yoga practice.