The wonderful Karma of Yasmine and her Yoga Classes
She was born in 1972, in Iran to a German mother and an Iranian father. Thus, in her youth lived in both Iran and Germany and was introduced to multi culturalisme as she was growing up. She also travelled to many other countries.
She originally came to Malta for a weekend break, and loved the island. So, after finishing University in Iran, and between jobs, she came back to Malta to improve her English, and during her stay here met her soulmate, Mark. They were married and have two sons.
Arrival in Malta
It was at this time, that she was introduced to Yoga. Having been brought up in a multi religious upbringing, she was searching for true spirituality, and It was during this time in Malta that she felt spiritually connected to the Yoga principles, as proper exercise, proper relaxation, proper breathing, a balanced diet and positive thinking and meditation, especially at a time when she was overwhelmed by motherhood and having to overcome the sad passing away of her mother, at a sensitive moment in her life.
Meeting up again
Today I met up with Yasmine; we initially made our acquaintance some years back, at one of Debbie Caruana Dingli’s, (artist), art classes that she held at the Siggiewi local council. I knew then that Yasmine had a wonderful Karma.
Since then, Yasmine became a yoga alliance certified teacher, and when i was having some breathing issues about one year ago, I was lucky to meet up with her again; and her beautiful karma beckoned me to her Yoga sessions.
The Yoga Classes
Yasmine is a yoga teacher and pactises and teaches Ashtanga Yoga specializing in dynamic vinyasa, hatha yoga, and yin restorative.
So, here it is important to explain these terms in simplified language:
Ashtanga represents the eight limbs forming a sequence from the outer to the inner self, Yama (abstinences), Niyama (observances), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing), Pratyahara (withdrawal), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (absorption).
Ashtanga mantras (chants)
The Opening Ashtanga mantra is a blessing of gratitude offered to the lineage of teachers and their students who have enabled this ancient practice to survive through thousands of years so that we can experience its benefits today. The recitation of this mantra cleanses the energy of the space we have chosen to practice yoga, as well as preparing the mind, body and emotions for the forthcoming Ashtanga sequence.
The Closing Ashtanga mantra brings the practice to a peaceful end; sealing in the work done and offering the efforts of our practice to improve the state of the world.
Dynamic vinyasa (a system of breathing and movement)
Hatha Yoga – the Sanscript word hatha means force, alluding to a system of physical techniques.
Yin restorative Yoga – Restorative Yoga helps an unhealthy body, or an injured body, restore itself back to normal, back to being healthy, back to being uninjured. And while Restorative yoga focuses on restoring bodies with particular ailments, Yin yoga works deep into the connective tissues to activate change at that deepest level.
The Mind and the Body
Yasmine’s classes are modeled on creativity and mind-body awareness . She sees yoga as a tool for healing the body, mind and spirit . Her aim as a yoga teacher is to guide her students into the space of renewing, releasing and relieving, and self acceptance of oneself.
No matter if it’s through a physically challenging vinyasa class or a slow paced restorative class, she challenges her students physically, mentally and spiritually.
Yasmine is also a very talented artist, her preferences are oil canvas painting and acrylic painting. She is self taught and excels in oils. She has developed her own style, and whatever subject she seems to paint, her paintings let off a sense of calmness to the onlooker.
Yasmine is also a dynamic person and likes to enjoy life!
I sincerely recommend her Yoga classes, where you can tune in to your own needs, and possibly rise to the next level of your Yoga journey. Yoga can be used to understand oneself better and also help oneself grow into an extraordinary person, who can possibly help others along our journey here.
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Attn. Yasmine Craig