DIVYA Yoga Studio is located in the heart of Zagreb, Kralja Držislava 14 where you can find the time to get in touch with your heart and soul. We will start with our regular schedule in September 2009. Until that time we offer organised group and private classes.
We are happy to announce that our new yoga studio will shine fully from September, after having dedicated extra time to select the best possible space for your yoga practice, which will meet all your needs.A spacious yoga studio, a male and female dressing room, with excellent room illumintation & sound isolation, and apart from the breathtaking and soothing ambience in the studio, it is the beautiful energy flow of people practicing yoga which plays the most important part in our studio.As a gift to you and a way of celebrating the opening of our studio, we invite you to enjoy our open week, in which you are welcome to take an unlimited number of free yoga classes. We look forward to our new beginning and welcome you with great joy to our new yoga studio- the yoga oasis in Zagreb. More info at http://www.yogazagreb.com/

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Private and semiprivate yoga classes

While yoga classes are an effective way of learning and practicing,there may come a time when a students need can best be served in a small group or one-on-one relationship with a teacher.
In a private yoga session, there is undivided attention to your yoga practice, tailoring the session to your individual needs.
Private yoga classes can take you further in your practice than a group class can.

Reasons For Deciding on a Private Yoga Session:
* Rehabilitation of injuries * Working on a certain troublesome area of the body
* Helping you develop a customized practice
* Personal attention is given to help modify postures and then develop alternatives to accommodate your physical ability
* Assisting you in the precise alignment of each asana
Small group sessions are also available so that you can split the cost with other people.
More info mail to petracarmichael@gmail.com

Ashtanga Yoga Background

Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga recorded by the sage Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta, an ancient manuscript "said to contain lists of many different groupings of asanas, as well as highly original teachings on vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy" (Jois 2002 xv). The text of the Yoga Korunta "was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900's by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passed down to Pattabhi Jois during the duration of his studies with Krishnamacharya, beginning in 1927" ("Ashtanga Yoga"). Since 1948, Pattabhi Jois has been teaching Ashtanga yoga from his yoga shala, the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (Jois 2002 xvi), according to the sacred tradition of Guru Parampara [disciplic succession] (Jois 2003 12).Ashtanga yoga literally means "eight-limbed yoga," as outlined by the sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. According to Patanjali, the path of internal purification for revealing the Universal Self consists of the following eight spiritual practices:Yama [moral codes]Niyama [self-purification and study]Asana [posture]Pranayama [breath control]Pratyahara [sense control]Dharana [concentration]Dhyana [meditation]Samadhi [contemplation] (Scott 14-17)The first four limbs—yama, niyama, asana, pranayama—are considered external cleansing practices. According to Pattabhi Jois, defects in the external practices are correctable. However, defects in the internal cleansing practices—pratyahara, dharana, dhyana—are not correctable and can be dangerous to the mind unless the correct Ashtanga yoga method is followed (Stern and Summerbell 35). For this reason, Pattabhi Jois emphasizes that the "Ashtanga Yoga method is Patanjali Yoga" (Flynn).The definition of yoga is "the controlling of the mind" [citta vrtti nirodhah] (Jois 2003 10). The first two steps toward controlling the mind are the perfection of yama and niyama (Jois 2003 10). However, it is "not possible to practice the limbs and sub-limbs of yama and niyama when the body and sense organs are weak and haunted by obstacles" (Jois 2002 17). A person must first take up daily asana practice to make the body strong and healthy (Jois 2003 10). With the body and sense organs thus stabilized, the mind can be steady and controlled (Jois 2002 16). With mind control, one is able to pursue and grasp these first two limbs (Flynn).To perform asana correctly in Ashtanga yoga, one must incorporate the use of vinyasa and tristhana. "Vinyasa means breathing and movement system. For each movement, there is one breath. For example, in Surya Namskar there are nine vinyasas. The first vinyasa is inhaling while raising your arms over your head, and putting your hands together; the second is exhaling while bending forward, placing your hands next to your feet, etc. In this way all asanas are assigned a certain number of vinyasas" ("Ashtanga Yoga"). .....

Pranayama & Yogic Breathing ,The Power of Effective Breathing

Pranayama forms a vital step in the path to ascendancy through Yoga.Pranayama is derived from 2 Sanskrit words - Prana (life force) and Ayama (control). Therefore, in its broadest description, Prananyama would mean the control of the flow of life force.One of the initiation techniques into Prananyama is through the practice of Yogic Breathing or Yoga Breathing. Yogic Breathing helps us break down and understand our breathing better as being composed of diaphragmatic and thoracic breathing. Although this breathing technique forms a basis to advanced Pranayama techniques, it leads to important benefits of its own and provides us a glimpse of what we are capable of reaching through Pranayama.To read a detailed overview of this yoga breathing technique, Click hereYoga breathing can be carried out by lying down on your yoga mat. The "Twintex" yoga mats provide the right snug to give a comfortable yet firm feel that is desirable. Click here to know more.Breathing Components that form the basis of PranayamaDuring breathing for Pranayama inhalation (puraka) stimulates the system and fills the lungs with fresh air; retention (kumbhaka) raises the internal temperature and plays an important part in increasing the absorption of oxygen; exhalation (rechak) causes the diaphragm to return to the original position and air full of toxins and impurities is forced out by the contraction of inter-costal muscles. These are the main components leading to Pranayama which massage the abdominal muscles and tone up the working of various organs of the body. Due to the proper functions of these organs , vital energy flows to all the systems. The success of Pranayama depends on proper ratios being maintained between inhalation, exhalation and retention.

Corporate Yoga Classes

Stress related litigation in the world is up 46% on last year and is increasing by the quarter. The cost to industry per annum is estimated at £370,000,000 per annum.
Solution: "YAYOH"- Yoga At Your Ofice and Home; Yoga in your office at your next client seminar or conference. Private and group Yoga classes, relaxation techniques, breath and meditation therapies and yoga and detox retreats tailored specifically for you and your team.
A series of Japanese based fund managers recently saw profits sky rocket, as the energy levels of workers increased just eight weeks from the time regular yoga classes were implemented for staff. Yes chairs were moved to the sides of desks each lunch time and a yoga classes then took place. Respect for bosses and harmony amongst fellow staff increased, as did the relationship of the fund with some of its clients who commented that they enjoyed placing their business with the group purely because they felt good about the ‘philosophy’ of those managing their funds - Tokyo Times Feb 2004.
To find out more about the benefits of refreshed, re-charged and revitalised staff in your work place, and for pricing tailored to your companies budget,
email yayoh's founder Petra Carmichael direct and let yayoh make it easy for you to create a happier more profitable space.mailto:petracarmichael@gmail.com

The floor space required per individual is the length of a body and the width of the body with the arms fully outstretched to the sides.
Yayoh at your seminar or conference
Have you noticed how difficult it can be to keep staff and clients awake during conferences and lengthy meetings. How much of the important information you have worked hard to put together do your guests actually absorb?
Yoga, relaxation and meditation techniques are at offices, conferences and seminars taking pace all over Europe.
Scheduled yoga breaks are fun, energising, and will be remembered by your clientele, and corporate friends long after the event.
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Power vinyasa yoga

Power vinysa yoga je zapadna inačica ashtanga yoge. Javlja se sredinom 90-tih godina prošlog stoljeća kada je nekoliko učitelja (Beryl Bender Birch, Bryan Kest i dr.) odlučilo prilagoditi ashtanga yogu zapadnim studentima. Power yoga ima fleksibilan slijed asana, a učinci na tijelo su izuzetno pozitivni.
Za koga je joga?
„Joga je za svakoga“ kaže Sri K. Pathabi Jois guru ashtanga yoge.
Profesionalne skupine podložne stresu i pritiscima suvremenog života, kao što su menadžeri, glazbenici, umjetnici, studenti i drugi, vježbanjem joge održavaju balans organizma i uspješno ostvaruju svoje ciljeve. Svi oni koji žele zadržati vitalnost oranizma, bistrinu uma ili popraviti zdravlje mogu se oprobati u jogi. Individualne prilagodbe izvođenja asana daju mogućnost svakom da nađe svoje mjesto u jogi.

Power vinyasa yoga

Power yoga is a general term used in the West to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga. Most power yoga is closely modeled on the Ashtanga style of practice. The term "power yoga" came into common usage in the mid 1990s, when several yoga teachers were looking for a way to make Ashtanga yoga more accessible to western students. Unlike Ashtanga, power yoga does not follow a set series of poses. Therefore, any power yoga class can vary widely from the next. What they have in common is an emphasis on strength and flexibility. The advent of power yoga heralded yoga's current popularity, as people began to see yoga as a way to work out. Power yoga brought yoga into the gyms of America.

Who Invented Power Yoga?

Two American yoga teachers are most often credited with the near simultaneous invention of power yoga: Beryl Bender Birch, based in New York, and Bryan Kest, based in Los Angeles. Not coincidentally, both these teachers had studied with Ashtanga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Using the term power yoga differentiated the intense, flowing style of yoga they were teaching from the gentle stretching and meditation that many Americans associated with yoga. Another name often associated with power yoga is Baron Baptiste. Baptiste has his own method, which is only taught by teachers he certifies.

Is Power Yoga for You?

Power yoga classes can vary widely from teacher to teacher. However, power yoga will most likely appeal to people who are already quite fit, enjoy exercising, and want a minimal amount of chanting and meditation with their yoga.