Joga is following social distancing protocols. You can safely practice 6ft apart in the fresh open air, without the worry of contamination from a closed in space. All classes are held with doors open or outside on our terrace (varying based on class numbers and student comfort).
We disinfect all equipment after each class and have hand sanitizer available at the front desk and in the studio. We also have mats, blocks and straps available for purchase in our boutique, so you can practice comfortably with your own props.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
FULL MOON YOGA FLOW with LIVE MUSIC!
FULL MOON YOGA FLOW ON THE BEACH led by Dinah, to live kora music by Souleymane. $25 or class pass + $5 (cash only pls).
Join us for a special full moon flow on Friday, April 23rd from 6:15pm - 7:30pm on the beach deck at El Zafiro. This will be a magical evening with the powerful energy of the full moon shining down upon us as we breathe and move as one to live kora music, finding the true meaning of yoga... union.
Please bring yoga mat & towel (we will have a few extra on hand).
And after we practice, we hope you will join us at the restaurant for a little socializing! See you under the stars!
TOUCH FOR HEALTH: Body Coaching Workshop
Join us for a ‘body coaching workshop’ by Paulien De Roos. Through this introductory workshop you will learn more about your own body, your purpose, and the power of self-healing!
Paulien is faculty member (head) of the Touch for Health technique in The Netherlands and excited to share her knowledge with you.
DATE: 17 & 18 April (2 afternoons) TIME: 1pm till 5pm (8 hours total) LOCATION: Joga COST: $85 (cash). Please sign up in advance. Light refreshments and a manual will be provided.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Our body is naturally geared towards "health". Without consciously doing anything about it, wounds heal or we recover from a flu or cold. Actually, it is a beautiful and ingenious system that runs fully automatically. And yet you might have complaints or symptoms that do not resolve on their own.
Research has shown that STRESS is a major disruptive factor. Stress on an emotional level is well known in our present day. But there is also physical stress, pain or itching, and chemical stress, such as hormonal imbalances, but also digestive problems and allergies.
Stress can also be experienced if a person is searching for the purpose of life or to find the right job. Who am I and why am I here on earth? Really important questions. For those questions we can use techniques like numerology and the “place in the child row”.
Touch for Health uses a variety of techniques including acupressure, stress release practices, and diagnosis through body ‘signals’ to relieve stress, rebalance energy and strengthen the body’s self-healing abilities.
Touch For Health techniques are accessible to all and can be applied to yourself and others around you.
During this introductory course you will learn: * To go back to the body to feel what you need, your body gives the answer. * What numerology and place in the child row says about you. * Concepts such as meridians, Yin and Yang, the body clock and the 5 elements. * What stress can do to the body. * How to do the stress test for yourself and for others. * Interpret signals the body gives by complaints. • How to apply a simple technique of stress release. • How to do a wonderful relaxed meridian massage that can be applied to yourself and others. • Apply “the muscle test” on yourself AND to others to detect the energy imbalances that may be the cause of the complaints.
This is a great introduction to Touch For Health. If interested, we can explore facilitating other TFH workshops including accreditation to help others with TFH or teach others about TFH.
INSTRUCTOR, PAULIEN DE ROOS: “I first came into contact with Touch for Health through my son, who had allergic complaints. I was immediately captivated by this method and to see how people who were stuck by physical and / or emotional complaints can recover and then continue their life process in a healthy and balanced way. In 2001 I enrolled in my first Touch for Health course. Today I am the Head/Faculty Member of Touch for Health in the Netherlands. This means that I am the connecting link between the IKC (International Kinesiology College ikc-info.org) and everything that happens in the field of Touch for Health in the Netherlands. Want to know more: www.touchforhealthnederland.nl and https://ikc.global/”
GET UPSIDE DOWN: Inversion Workshops
INVERSION BENEFITS: • Fun! You get to be a kid again! • Energizing and mood-lifting • Strengthen many muscle groups (my arms get hella strong when I amp up my handstands) • Strengthen back and core • Improve balance and space-relations • Build healthy bone density in arms and spine, key areas of need • Stimulate brain function, help the aging brain • Can help leg swelling and varicose veins • Encourages “can-do” energy: empowering and exhilarating
WEEK 1 (MAY 1ST) – HEADSTAND - SIRSASANA ($35 cash, limited to 12 people. Please sign up and pay in advance to reserve your spot).
Expect to be challenged and to literally change perspective. Come to stick your first headstand or to strengthen it and find new variations.
• 1pm – 1.40pm ground down, tune in, warm up with a vigourous Vinyasa Flow • 1.40pm –2.50pm Drills, Drills, Drills to prep the core and get into your headstand • 2.50pm to 3pm – Well deserved relaxation to absorb the workshop fun.
WEEK 2 (MAY 22ND) – FOREARM STAND FUN – PINCHA MAYURASANA (Feathered peacock pose)
WEEK 3 (JUNE 12TH) – HANDSTAND FUN –ADHO MUKHA VRKASANA (Downward facing tree pose) *Please contact us with any questions regarding contraindications. Certain injuries and conditions must be considered. Many people can modify inversions to support their needs, but some people should not do inversions at all.
SPRING ARTISAN MARKET
Join us for our annual Spring Artisan Market at Joga just in time for Mother's Day! Support the island community by shopping locally!
Shop with some of the islands most talented artisans and unique boutiques, including... -Lights n Bottles by Tracey - Maryna Art Deco - So Dutch Jewelry - Skintimates - Samson Designs - Voila Boutique - Mara Handcraftes Soaps - Chutney by Cindi - La Plage.SXM - L.A.F. Pottery - Recycle Art SXM - Lili des isles Pearls - The Vegan Ladies - SXM Homeless Animal gift certificates - and more!!
**Plus!** BIG discounts on class cards and select yoga clothing!
Cold pressed juice, kombucha, and scrumptious bites & treats will also be available.