What We’re About
¡Hola Las Palmas Yoga Lovers! We offer regular free donation outdoor/beach Las Palmas yoga classes and private yoga lessons. Others may refer to our Yoga Las Palmas classes as Pay What You Can or Good Karma classes. Our private lessons, Yoga Comes to You, will come to you anywhere on Gran Canaria.
No matter if you are a beginner or a yogi our yoga is right for you. We practice Sivananda Yoga which can be as easy or as challenging as you make it. Revitalize the mind and body, with our perfect combination of breathing and postures.
Las Palmas Yoga Class Instructors
Our certified Sivananda Yoga teachers are from Poland and Germany. However, they now live and teach in beautiful Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. They speak a variety of languages including Polish, German, Italian, Russian, and Czech.
MA Physical Education, organizer of Yoga Holidays with more than 20 years of practice in yoga. Dance and pilates trainer, and since 2009 an International Yoga Teacher. Her knowledge and positive thinking make her teaching an invaluable experience.
Entertaining and making people happy has always been his desire. Not only is he a certified yoga teacher, he is also a professional entertainer. His joy and empathy makes for classes filled with good aura and positive energy.
Helping people who are in search for work-life balance is what drives him. After building his successful business he found himself with health problems. His life lessons make his teaching humble and relatable to many of us.
Yoga Comes to You
Are you on a vacation and want a private yoga lesson? want to bring your partner? Contact us to arrange a “Yoga Comes to You” appointment. We teach all over the island including Maspalomas, Puerto Rico, and Agaete.
The “Yoga Comes to You” service includes a certified Sivananda Yoga Teacher at the location of your choice. The session can take place at your home, a park, or a beach it’s up to you. Contact Us today to book a session.
Five Points of Yoga
Swami Vishnudevananda condensed the essence of the yoga teachings into five principles for physical and mental health as well as spiritual growth. These are the core teachings of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and Ashrams.
Proper exercise (Asanas)
Enhances the flexibility of the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The asanas improve circulation, massage the internal organs and improve organ function. A flexible and strong spine enhances blood circulation and keeps the body young and powerful.
Proper breathing (Pranayama)
Connects the body to its battery, the solar plexus, which is an enormous reservoir of energy. Deep, conscious breathing boosts our daily energy reserves – stress and many diseases (for example, depression) can be alleviated in this way.
Proper relaxation (Savasana)
Proper relaxation is an excellent cooling system, comparable to that of an automobile. It’s the most natural way of re-energizing the body. Relaxation is so important because the body and mind cannot perform well under constant stress.
To control and balance body and mind, one has to use the body’s energy efficiently. This is the main motivation for learning how to relax.
Proper diet (vegetarian)
The yogic diet is lacto-vegetarian and consists mainly of grains, pulses, fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and dairy products. A vegetarian diet is wholesome, easy to digest and supplies the body with a maximum amount of nutrients and energy. In general, we should select food items that are as fresh and natural as possible (no preservatives or artificial flavours), ideally organic and non-GM foods. Careful preparation of the food is essential to retain a maximum amount of nutrients. Long storage, refinement or overcooking destroys many vital components of our food.
Positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana)
Positive thinking and meditation are the keys to peace of mind. Meditation is the method used to calm and focus the mind. Regular practice promotes not only mental equanimity, but physical and spiritual well-being as well. Before we can meditate, though, we need to center the mind through concentration techniques and positive thinking. A mind full of negative thoughts and feelings is hard to calm down.
An easy way to remember the five points of Yoga is by using a car as a metaphor. An automobile requires five things: lubricating system, proper exercises; battery, proper breathing; cooling system, proper relaxation; fuel, proper diet; and responsible driving, positive thinking and meditation.