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The Yoga Center Kuwait was created on the idea of bringing awareness to the Kuwaiti community by integrating the yoga lifestyle into everyday life.

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Akhanda Yoga (NEW)

Skill level:  All Levels
Focus: Overall wellness
Length  : 60 minutes

Akhanda yoga is holistic. Akhanda means indivisible, unbroken, entire and whole. The class includes, meditation, mantra, breath work and postures. Sometimes we will include Surya namaska (sun salutations) and variations. However, at other times meditation may be a large portion of the class as well as working with the breath. This is a class where you are encouraged to explore how the posture feels, by taking your gaze inwards it is fundamentally an experiential and inner inquiry. Discovering mind and body connection. As we work with the breath into different parts of our body we will also become aware of the expansion and stimulation of the chakras. Freeing and cleansing the mind and body with graceful awareness to release and let go of thoughts and emotions that no longer serve us. Akhanda is the first word for a beautiful mantra chanted in the class.

Dynamic Flow (NEW)

Skill level:  Intermediate
Focus: Mind & body
Length  : 60 minutes

Considered a medicinal tonic that enlivens, energizes, and purifies. Dynamic flow is a strong yoga. We will synchronize breath with movement, as we move through yin and yang postures that cultivate flexibility, strength, length and core stability. Dynamic and fluid, this class focuses on creating heat in the body so our prana can nourish and cleanse our inner terrain. Bringing balance, calm and clarity to our lives. Come share your commitment to more positive energy and connect with stillness and grace within. Allow yourself to shine. This class is an open class but will be aimed more for improvers and intermediate level.

Restorative Yoga (NEW)

Skill level:  All Levels
Focus: Mind & body
Length  : 60 minutes

When the body is stressed, overworked, and tired, we need to make time to sink into the easy and nourishing restorative yoga poses. We will use bolsters, blocks, and blankets to prioritize stillness, with passive stretches and a deep relaxation within the poses. Holding postures that are supported for 2-3 mins (approx 20- 30 breaths) helps release the tightness and contraction held in the fascia. Cultivating a calm mind and giving the body tender love and care. Come and restore yourself in a soft, and gentle way.

Yoga Intro

Skill level:  Beginners
Focus: Postures & Core Muscles
Length  : 60 minutes

Learn basic yoga breathing and postures (asanas) to develop core strength and flexibility. This class will focus on a routine of exercises to help build muscle strength while gently preparing the body for more advanced poses.

Rejuvenate Yoga

Skill level:  All levels
Focus: Overall Health
Length  : 60 minutes

This class has a mix of all gentle yoga asanas (posture). These asanas specialize in brain and spinal rejuvenation to promote relaxation and reduce stress. Some of the asanas focus on maintaining the main function of our central nervous system, glands, internal organs, joints, and the breathing techniques is known to promote healthy skin. For the beginners tips: a small proportion of people will have muscle soreness after the first few sessions because you are stretching muscles which haven’t used before, so just do the asanas gently with no strain.

Power Yoga

Skill level : Intermediate
Focus : whole body strengthening
Length : 60 minutes

A series of power vinyasa flow, sequence of power postures best of both for a strong, self-connected, and motivated practice that will take you deeper into self physical inquiry of strength

Warm Vinyasa Flow

Skill level:  All levels
Focus: Full body & mind
Length  : 60 minutes

This physically challenging class is taught in a warm room with heat generated during the entire class through mindful breathing and dynamic flow. The class is suitable for all levels, modifications are offered throughout the class. The goal of the class is to develop strength and provide freedom of movement while maintaining proper alignment and awareness of one’s body. 

Hot Yoga

Skill level : All levels
Focus : Full body and slow breathing
Length : 60 minutes

Challenging yet simple; methodically moves in your body’s natural range of motion. Deep penetrating heat combined with static stretching and balancing postures. Lengthens your muscle fibers, safely correcting postural imbalances. Sharpens your focus and concentration improving your mental clarity. Unique cardiovascular training burns fat while cleansing your body and mind of stress related toxins.

Yoga Nidra & Pranayama

Skill level : All levels
Focus : Breathing & Stretching
Length : 60 minutes

This class for the winter, it is based on purifying the respiratory system and stretching deep tissue in the body. All breathing techniques in the class releases stress with regular practice of breathing it helps increase your parasympathetic activity and lowers systolic blood pressure and known to help anti-aging process. Number of studies indicating that breathing exercise cause changes in the cardio respiration and stretching will improve the blood circulation to the deep level of muscle tissues, helps improves posture, flexibility, aid digestion and circulation to inner organs.

Prenatal Yoga

Skill level : All levels
Focus : Overall wellness
Length : 60 minutes

In this class, mothers-to-be learn yoga postures, relaxation and breathing techniques to alleviate the common discomforts of pregnancy and prepare for childbirth. Release tension in the shoulders, lower back, and hips; ease anxiety and bring calm to the central nervous system through movement and breath work; and tone and strengthen the pelvic floor. New mothers are also encouraged to return to this class as a great way to transition back into a regular yoga practice after childbirth. This is a very gentle yoga class, and no prior yoga experience is needed.

Yin Yoga

Skill level : All levels
Focus : Spine, hip & pelvis opening
Length : 60 minutes

Yin yoga takes you to new depths in your postures, greater range of motion and new circulations of energy. In yin yoga we target deeper (yin) tissues of the body such as tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage, deep fascia and the joints as opposed to the more superficial (yang) tissues of the muscles and skin that normally are not exercised as deeply in a more active style of yoga posture practice. While initially this style of yoga can seem quite passive, soft or simple, yin practice can be quite challenging for both the body and the mind due to the long duration of the poses. It is a perfect complement to the more dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga.

Hatha Flow

Skill level : All levels
Focus : Over all Wellness
Length : 60 minutes

Practicing stillness in each asana (postures), students are encouraged to move slowly from one posture to the next, while connecting to their breath and inner silence. Each posture flows naturally into the next symbolizing the natural flow of life. Through the use of postures we effortlessly move beyond the mind, creating endless prana (life force) for the aim of awakening. Variations and hands-on adjustments are applied during the yoga class.

Vinyasa Flow

Skill level : All levels
Focus : Physical and mental wellness
Length : 60 minutes

A dance-like class in which poses are interlinked by breath to form a continuous flow. These poses will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling releasing your mind and body from stress and anxiety. This class is suitable for all levels as different variations of poses are offered to beginners, intermediate and advanced yogis. Alignment is essential in this class so expect to be adjusted and to sweat.

Hatha

Skill level : All levels
Focus : Over all wellness
Length : 60 minutes

Hatha yoga gentle stretching classes attempt to balance mind and body via physical postures (asanas), pranayama (subtle energy control) and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. Asanas teach poise, balance and strength and are practiced to improve the body’s physical health and clear the mind in preparation for meditation. With regular hatha yoga practice you can experience, among other things, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, improved circulation, better sleep and overall better general health. Variations and hands on adjustments are applied during the yoga class.

Flexi Warm

Skill level : All levels
Focus : Full body & detoxification
Length : 60 minutes

Slow practice in a warm 32 degree celsius room to focus on gentle yoga postures. Simple breathing techniques to purify and detoxify, in addition to the easy movement and supportive poses that helps stretch and relax your body.

Ashtanga Intro

Skill level : Intermediate to Advance
Focus :  Breath & Physical Balance with Flexibility
Length : 60 minutes

Ashtanga yoga is vinyasa based set of sequence poses. This is the introduction to the full Primary Series 1 of the Ashtanga practice that made famous by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This vinyasa is a system of movement and breathing linked together; it produces heat to help detoxification.
This vinyasa sequence of strong asanas is based on alignment of movement and breath, a method which turns static asana into a dynamic flow. Everybody work at their own pace and according to their physical ability doing the exact same breath initiated movements to increase intensity of the practice to the amount of strength, flexibility and endurance.

Yoga Balance

Skill level : All levels
Focus : Arms & core
Length : 60 minutes

A flow of arm balancing sequences, series of stretches, and controlled breathings will tone up arm and abdominal muscles, continues practice of series will work on whole body wellness.


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Trainers

Nouf Al-Ali

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Nouf  teaches Vinyasa flow classes for all levels. Vinyasa, a Sanskrit word meaning movement led by breath, is a series of poses (asanas) initiated by the breath and linked together to form a continuous flow. Read more

Lindsey Jamplis

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A California native and experienced yogi, Lindsey Jamplis received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification from Frog Lotus Yoga in Bali, Indonesia. Lindsey teaches all different styles of yoga including Bikram or Hot Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yoga Barre, Gentle, Therapeutic, and Children’s Yoga. Read more

Vya Freeman

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Vya has been a qualified holistic bodyworker and health practitioner since 1993, working directly with the energy systems of the body. Having worked in The Arcturus clinic (UK) for almost 13yrs, and then setting up practice from home. Her life experience and personal journey has brought her to a place of understanding, empathy and compassion which compliments her work as a yoga teacher and health practitioner. ( Polarity, Bowen, and Lymphatic Drainage) Read more

Mona Salmeen

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Mona is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor. Her mission is to provide a friendly, peaceful, and compassionate environment for the integration of body, mind, and spirit through the practice of yoga. Her classes are designed for everyone, where beginners and continuing students practice hatha yoga postures and the foundations of yoga. Read more

Hyma Reddy

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PhD Instructor who has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. vast experience in teaching yoga world wide, – Teachers training from NEW YOGA LIFE (Chennai), Diploma in Yoga (Pondichery University), Diploma in Acupressure (Hong Kong), Sports Injury massage (Hong Kong).  Read more

Ivanna Khorramshahgol

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I was introduced to yoga more than 20 years ago and my fascination with it took me to India for the first time in 1989 and numerous times after that. While in India I discover the spiritual benefits of yoga and so I practiced what is called Bhakti yoga. Read more

Shareefa Abdulsalam

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Shareefa believes that yoga is a practice that respects the body and disciplines the soul; for yoga is never mastered and there are always horizons to learn and explore. Yoga is for everyone. Read more

Tatiana Babenko

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Since childhood Tatiana was involved in and attracted to the beauty of body movements present in ballet and classical dances and to the body strength dance creates. Over time the passion developed into curiosity about body alignment and took a turn towards yoga. Read more

Yuliya Linkevich

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Yuliya got introduced to yoga way back during her first years of College. “It felt right, it felt like body started to sing” she quoted and so she stuck with it for a year, gathering information from books, magazines and articles but was unable to find the right teacher, hence diversifying her focus to mainly running and  aerobic exercises. Read more

Pauline Heng

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“ A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work!” – by Colin Powell. Read more

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