We are flying with Bali Spirit Festival this March

We are flying with Bali Spirit Festival this March

Less then a month till yogis and friends from all over the world will gather in Ubud, Bali for one of the largest yoga festivals in the world – Bali Spirit Festival. It is all about global yoga community well-being, personal and planetary transformation through yoga, movement and music.

From March 24th till 31st the town will be the world’s centre of yoga, meditation, dance and movement, personal development and healing. Let’s not forget the music! Music is the heart and soul of the Festival. From live music accompanying a yin yoga workshop, sacred music to participatory concerts and chanting, music will fill our hearts.

Be part of our flying team

We are happy to share that this year FlyHigh Yoga will be part of the Bali Spirit Festival’s family as a side attraction! We will be offering special open classes daily. If you are already a FlyHigh Yoga teacher, we are happy to invite you to join our Bali Spirit team on the spot! Contact us if you want to join.

Special 20% discount

We are offering a 20% discount off our March or April FlyHigh Yoga teacher trainings to all yogis that have a Bali Spirit Festival pass. The trainings cover the basics of FHY. Through this training, you will learn how to skillfully use the FHY belt, various poses that can be performed in the belt, how the belt can enhance a regular yoga practice and how to safely guide people in and out of these poses. Don’t hesitate to contact our team for more information about the training.

An exceptional gift to our March FlyHigh yoga family

Our amazing surprises don’t end here. From March 16th till 20th we are hosting our monthly teacher training at Ubud Yoga Centre and to all of you that are signing up to the training, we are giving a day to remember at Bali Spirit Festival Music stage on request. The pass Includes Access to daytime music on selected day (Coco Love Stage); Access to night-time music on selected day (Main Stage); Access to Dharma Fair and Community Workshops on a selected day. The music line-up is a constellation of ceremonialists and soul-healers, sound alchemists and truth-speakers, voices of angels, voices of the forest, voices of roots sunk deep, voices of ancient wisdom, expressed through a rising underground of spiritually-inspired artists gathered from the four corners of the planet. It will be really amazing and we will be so happy to share this experience with you!

What to expect from the Bali Spirit Festival this year?

The festival is an intense and inspiring event with a lot of fun! It offers you a wide range of events to choose such as interactive workshops and seminars, a lively community market and healing centre, a children’s activity zone, yoga classes and vibrant nighttime programs.

This year the global yoga family will gather together in sacred celebration, doing the inside-out work of personal and planetary healing and transformation. As we take time and space to re-align through yoga, we fine-tune our inner equilibrium and rejuvenate our bodies.

The daytime line-up reflects the rich variety of activities on offer at the festival, including Yoga workshops, Traditional Balinese performances, music and so much more. There are classes for all levels, for absolute beginners to handstand lovers across all traditions of yoga including Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini, Hatha, Jivamukti, Astanga, Laughter Yoga, Afro Flow, Children’s yoga and more! Jose Luis Jimenez, the Spanish founding father of FlyHighYoga, who is long-term yoga enthusiast and practitioner will be a part of the yoga line-up. He will teach Vinyasa classes at the festival. Jose 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. Everyone using the code “JOSELUIS” when purchasing an Abundance or Full Spirit Pass, will get a discount of $50 on the ticket price. 

Bali Spirit Festival is more than a yoga festival, is a global celebration of community and well-being. Don’t miss it! Join the event here, or follow FlyHihgYoga and Bali Spirit Festival on Instagram for newest updates and live streaming from the festival’s events.

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 revolution in China impact the people?

How yoga revolution in China impact the people?

How yoga revolution in China impact the people?

The last decade China embracing the spiritual and physical teaching of yoga following the worldwide trend of practising the ancient Indian tradition.

In the modern world of China yoga fits in people’s lives in the best possible way. Yoga is very trendy in China basically because it has a component that is very different from any other physical practice and it brings to all the practitioner’s mindfulness and awareness. Simply, yoga is everything that is between the gym and the monastery. The trend’s huge because yoga is a mix of physical activity, breathing, healthy living and eating. That’s why people are so attracted to yoga and yogi lifestyle. It’s like a lifestyle relegation, where people can choose how much they can be involved with. In a world where people are so materialistic, yoga is a returning to the spirituality and self-awareness.

The popularity of yoga in one of the most amazing cities in China, Shanghai is one of the beloved forms of physical and mental training, among the Chinese and the expats living there. The yoga studios in the city increase their numbers every year. Statistics show that more than 10 million Chinese now practice yoga regularly.

To understand and feel the yoga life in Shanghai we went to one of the most established high-end yoga chains in the city Y + yoga studio. We can say that Y+ is the establishing stone of yoga in Shanghai and China. The great locations of the studios and the variety of classes offered throughout the day, starting from early morning and going well into the evening, are one of the benefits of the Y +. You can find there more than 45 classes in 14 defriend categories, including various types of yoga; mini classes and workshops and registered international yoga teacher training. One of the best things is that at Y+ you can find practice lead in English, that’s why the yoga studio is so beloved from bough expats and Chinese.

At Y+ yoga studio, we met Lynn. She is an amazing long-term yoga teacher. Lynn uses her spiritual nature to cross the different dimensions of the universe to help people heal and convey the message of the universe. At the same time, she also teaches yoga around the world and across China to share the true meaning of yoga. We had a meaningful conversation with her about the yogis’ lifestyle in the big city like Shanghai and the spirituality between the huge skyscrapers.

Lynn share with us her thoughts about the spiritual life in the big city: “Yoga lifestyle is challenging in the big city, of course, but in the same time can offer a lot of different styles of yoga practice that can make the mind and the body stronger. Spirituality is everywhere, no matter if you are surrounded by buildings and the noise of the city or you are meditating in the jungle of Bali. Every person is a divine and has its own mission on earth. To learn, to love and to give. If you want to find the spirituality you must just look deep in yourself or in people around you.”

Everyone who practices yoga has been touched in some way by its transformative power. For someone is simply the better feeling that they have in their bodies.

Or perhaps some experienced more profound changes in their life, relationships, and worldview. But because these changes often take place over time, it can sometimes be hard to pinpoint exactly what it is about yoga that helps people.

Yoga for Lynn is the most effective way to awake the soul. “Some people aren’t aware that they live in their physical bodies and through yoga therefore asanas they can move the energy and purified their bodies. Yoga open the mind and lighten the energy within. This way we can live a healthier life.

To help people achieve more peaceful, healthier and happy life at Y+ people who seeks transformation and to reconnect with theirs’s inner self can find all kind of spiritual and meditative yoga practices that can help them to release the stress that is contained in the body, to open their mind and discover new dimensions in their lifestyle.

Lynn, tell us more about the practice in the Y+ yoga studio “Among the traditional yoga styles such as Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, you can discover a new styles which are inspired by traditional yoga styles like the aerial practice of FlyHigh yoga, which is based on yoga Kurunta from the Iyengar yoga traditions where ropes are used. We introduced FlyHigh yoga in Shanghai and at Y+ several years ago with a several 40 hours teacher training with Jose Luis Jimenez, the Spanish founding father of FlyHigh Yoga. Many people still don’t understand and estimate the benefits of this practice. FlyHigh Yoga is therefore a bridge to good physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing for all yoga practitioners. The practice helps to decompress the spin, strengthen the core and the body; increased body awareness and control, so the practitioners can really be in the “Now”. From next year at Y+, we are starting a regular FlyHigh yoga classes and we are planning more teacher trainings and master classes.

More about the Y+ yoga studio in Shanghai you can find on their website and their WeChat account. If you are curios and want to know more about FlyHigh yoga check our next training on our website.

Healing the mind, body and the spirit with yoga

Healing the mind, body and the spirit with yoga

Healing the mind, body and the spirit with yoga

The world is energy, all kinds of energy that affect our lives and wellbeing.  From the beginning of our lives till the end we stored our emotions, fears, feelings, problems, strength, and weakness and so on in our bodies. They are the source of our health or illness. The energy can make our bodies sick or can health it.

Sri Ramana Maharshi once said, that “Fixing the mind on psychic centres such as the sahasrara (the thousand-petalled lotus chakra), yogis remain any length of time without awareness of their bodies.  As long as this state continues they appear to be immersed in some kind of joy.  But when the mind which has become tranquil emerges and becomes active again it resumes its worldly thoughts.  It is, therefore, necessary to train it. With it becomes externalised.  It will then attain a state in which there is neither subsidence nor emergence.”

As we said at the beginning, we are all made of energy and we can heal through it. The mind controls everting. We can tuning our body energy and switch our emotions with our intention we can truly change our lives physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. By diving into our heart and mind, and unite with our true self.

Our two bodies

Let’s say that we have two bodies that we live in.  We have the physical body and also we have an energy body. This energy body is connected to our physical body. By healing the energy body, you are healing the physical body. When you are not feeling well physically, it is probably due to one or more of your chakras being discharged or blocked. This basically means that there is either too much or not enough energy in the chakras. We need to have the right amount of energy for our physical body to function correctly.

The body can look like a series of vibrations ranging in increasing density from “true self” to the physical body. Yoga teaches us that the mind affects the body as much as the body affects the mind, while spirit interacts with both. Yoga seeks a balance between the mind, body and spirit. And it works mainly through the body to achieve this balance. All types of yoga will enhance the energy flow in our body.

Yoga can unite our mind and our body

Practising yoga we can release physical and emotional knots held in the body through a process of gentle stretching of muscles and fascia. Yoga can teach the mind and body to release tension and to let go. If we observe how we and our bodies react to the different asanas this can tell us so much about our blockages, problems, fears or where our strength is. Look carefully your reactions when you performer the defriend asanas. How they make you feel, comfortable or the opposite? Do you can fully relax in the position, can you let go? Through yoga, we can understand and find out if our mind and body are united. Yoga practice can work to enhance the energy systems of the body. We can combine different poses to draw energy from the root chakra up and into the crown with music and mantras. In this way, we work on the physical level and mind-spirit level. Breathing exercises or pranayama helps the circulation of energy through the breath. Meditation at the end of most of the practice can help on re-training the mind and body to relax.

As we energized the body through yoga and other means, the physical and emotional attributes corresponding to that frequency are also energized, as is our consciousness. The body holds our emotions. When we have a blocked emotion, the chakra that corresponds to the part of the body holding that emotion is also blocked. When the energy starts flowing through the practice of yoga and other means, the blocks dissolve and the emotions open. It takes deep trust to release these blockages, but it can be done by getting the prana moving through yoga and other spiritual practices. Yoga is the only practice that concentrates on the physical and mental.

Bali – the paradise for every yoga practitioner

Bali – the paradise for every yoga practitioner

Bali – the paradise for every yoga practitioner

Have you ever dreamed for a place so peaceful, full of harmony, happiness and breathless nature? This kind of land exist and you can find everything that you have dreamed of in Bali, the island of the Gods. From the mountains till the beautiful costs and the volcanoes, the island gives every traveler and spiritual seekers everything they ever need.

There is a spiritual sensation in the Balinese land that you can feel in every house, every little street, in the honest smiles of the locals and even in the amazing healthy food.

From many years Bali is called the paradise of every person who seeks spiritual healing, awakening and wants to sink into the depths of yoga practice. The beautiful city of Bali, Ubud becomes the yoga Mecca among spiritual seekers and vegans. Here you can find the most popular and amazing yoga studios, and of course the teachers from all over the world. This is the ultimate culture and spiritual hub in the world that you are looking for. Here you are some our best reasons why to choose Bali for your yoga trip.

All you need for your yoga practice in paradise

You can find a thousand amazing yoga studios for your daily practice on the island. Professional and certified yoga teachers will help you to evolve your practice with different new techniques. And don’t worry if you are a beginner, Bali is the best place to start your yoga journey. All studios are fully equipped and you don’t need to bring any gear. All the teachers have a really interesting story to tell you and to awaken in you something new and inspiring. They have a lot of experience so they will be able to teach and lead you to go safely to your personal limits. You will finish every class with a sense of physical and mental accomplishment.

The beauty of Bali is beyond words so you can find a lot of studios which are set in wonderful locations.

You can practice in the middle of the jungle surrounded by palms and a beautiful nature or you can enjoy the view of the ocean and meditate on sunset. Dreamy, yeah?

Discover the paradise of different yoga practice

If you are in a deep search to connect with your own, true self again, just choose some of the amazing and spiritual training, workshops and retreats that Bali can offer you. Be open minded and try all the different yoga style classes. Learn more about Vinyasa, Bikram or aerial yoga. When you are in Bali you can develop your practice to new ways. Don’t stuck to just one type of practice. Some of the best yoga teachers are here for you. Learn from one of the best gurus in the world.

Embrace the unknown and let your soul lead you to the path of enlightenment.

Whit  every class and training that you sign up to, you will find a soulmates friends, a new family that will support you and help you to discover the best parts of your personality.

Take your life to the next level and unlock a whole new world of peace, happiness, fulfillment and possibilities. Learn about the roots of yoga practice and discover new and fresh yoga styles inspired by the ancient yoga teachings. Bali can offers you a spiritual home and beautiful environment in which you can rediscover and heal yourself. Be brave, face your fears and let your soul fly.