Hello beautiful community, I have a deep feeling for many in our community as much as me this month is the month you will feel at ease with your path direction and personal work you have put in place. A breeze of fresh air , change and new opportunities are around the corner and we are stepping forward with spirit soul leading over the coming weeks in July and August's power months. I love brining the news to you with classes and workshops ongoing during whole summer with yoga and sound-healing workshop, 2 days intensive Ashtanga yoga beginning of August and Mini retreat reconnecting to your inner power with yoga and shiatsu end of August in Wavre. September, our house right at the beach in Ragusa has been booked for Ashtanga retreat in Sicily and I can't wait to get soaked in the sea & sun with you and help you in your yoga practice to deepening your self-knowledge . Let's go to that place within you where creativity arises, where you are whole and complete, where it gives you sanity, peace and joy in your life. That place is called pure consciousness and when you rest in the feeling of this space , the warmth of it heals your mind and body. Giving attention to layers of consciousness is useful in all domains in our lives, be it in asana practice, work, relationship or illness!
I hope to see you very soon and if you are on holiday, wishing you a time filled with creative space and pure joy. Love always, Ramona Rouhdoust
Dear community of light, 2020, was the year of changes and we felt its impact on every single soul. Perhaps the biggest silver lining amidst the crisis was the gap, the connection, the opening and looking within. What most of us gained weather we asked for it, wanted it or understood it was our sovereignty. Coming back home to us, to the body, to the light , to our voice, to our truth, to our emotion and to our behaviour . It was not easy for many, but we recognise that we have never been other than the reality of bliss and remembering that the external dose not dictate who we truly are. Yes, 2020 carried a great gift for humanity! My prayers for 2021 is a brighter spiritual discerning year. I invite you to look at what clearly intend to be changed? How can you open up yourself more? What are the needs of things you need to let go of? What and who are welcomed , forgiving and need to be forgiven? What creates more love in your life? My prayers for 2021 is a brighter spiritual discerning year. I invite you to look at what clearly intend to be changed? How can you open up yourself more? What are the needs of things you need to let go of? What and who are welcomed , forgiving and need to be forgiven? What creates more love in your life?
I intend to take the community to the next step of spiritual evolution by simply continuing this path of awareness, Love and wisdom. I hear the call for creativity , imagination and visionary, more than ever before.
A brand new set of POWER OF YOUR BREATH course is foreseen on 17th of January. I welcome you into this 30 day challenge. The Online classes & in studio, will allow you to meet up weekly and help you to grow, share and evolve your soul's truth. I am so grateful for this community, I see how much you support each other, I feel the maturity, sincerity and light and connection with you All. Thank you for being here with me and showing your honour wisdom. I wish for you, this new year, that you receive all that you desire. I Envision 2021 like a golden pathway in front of me. Nothing can dim this light. I pray the same for you . All is well, All is Love, All Is Thank You , Love & Light Ramona Rouhdoust
Dear Friends, First, a big thank you for all your support the last few months coming together as a community and staying in touch through our online classes, texts, emails, the YouTube channel and other ways. How wonderful to see this continued involvement that has helped keep body and mind emotionally and physically healthy.
Some have expressed an interest in returning to in-person classes while others prefer the sanctuary of their own homes with the online classes. After much contemplation, following the guidance with your health and peace of mind of foremost importance, we keep the online classes and hopefully we will slowly reopen to group classes with a few small group in January.
The final months of 2020 and into the new year of 2021, that ever-changing landscape is set to continue, with some profound changes that will enhance your life experience opening the way for an awakened humanity to evolve - together. We have 2 workshops of Yoga and its healing, coming up nexts Saturday 12th December and Sunday 20st of December. I kindly ask you to register before hand to be able to follow in person and online ViaSkype / Zoom.
Last but not least , as the circumstances limits us to travel end of this year, our transformation retreat is foreseen for first week in May 2021 in Sicily.
I wish you joyful holidays with friends and Family. Merry Christmas and happy 2021. With Love & blessings Ramona Rouhdoust
The autumn breeze carries fine drops, each one a promise of the rain to come. As newly chilled air moves the clouds, streaks of brilliance break through from a patient sun. I let my eyes rest for a moment, feeling the ambiance of street, hearing the sounds, taking in the aroma, letting my brain be still. Then when I want to see, it's as if I just arrived here, beamed in from some other place and time, able to see clearly.
Dear soul freinds, During this pandemic period, self-Care and rest has been an essential part of our routine. Now, more than ever, it’s important to check in with ourselves and look after our physical and emotional well-being. The re-confinement certainly has helped us to take more rest and spend more time in nature with it's powerful energy and we feel that a lot has been shifted lately and we need to integrate these shifts. Personally, this period of introspection has been tremendous healing and inspiring filled with new ideas that I'm offering the coming weeks. Every day meditation and yoga program to help the community to enter into balance in the physical life that will enable us to reach a new way, a new level of awareness.
Whether you are already part of the community and follow the regular courses or have taken a break from it all, you are invited, every Monday and Wednesday afternoon for Pranayama & Meditation sessions. The sessions are about 45 minutes online to reconnect , recalibrate and resource with your internal energy as well as the collective. Beside the pranayama and mediation evenings, Yoga of awakening, are offered until 11th of December. The sessions are open for everyone and all levels of practitioners. I kindly ask you to register before hand to be able to follow classes online ViaSkype
Last but not least Christmas and new year will be here soon and although it will probably be a very different experience than last year, that doesn’t mean that celebrations have to be cancelled. If the circumstances allow us to travel end of this year, one week of transformation retreat into the new year is foreseen to spend in Sicily. I hope we can connect personally in the studio or online. I am looking forward hearing from you very soon
With Love & gratitude Ramona Rouhdoust
Yoga and 5 elements
Drushti is the Quality of our awareness, is spacious and encompassing Bandha is the Quality of our energy and relates to Fire.
Asana is the Quality of our posture and relates to Earth, while Pranayama is the Quality of our breathing (Air) and Vinyasa is the Quality of our movement relating to Water. When we practice Yoga we gradually learn to include the elements above.
The Bandha teach us about how we use our energy and we need energy in order to live happier lives, in order to have clarity of mind (keeping ones Centre), in order to simply digest food and even information. The Water element allows us to learn trust in the flow of life with its ups and downs. Water is nourishing, healing, moistening, and at its cleanest, when it flows! Like your body. It too needs the right amount of movement, so it does not stagnate and smell putrid!! The Asana are all about posture practice and again, we all know how we feel when our bodies (and minds) are open and upright with ease. Better! Dynamic alignment in Posture practice will bring foundation. Foundation is to be taken seriously, as anyone knows, who wants to kick start a new project. With Posture practice we learn about and internalise our innate ability to feel grounded, solid, well placed in space and time. Life becomes less of a struggle.
Pranayama is the art of breathing and simply said, the way we breath is an expression of how we feel, of what energetic state we might be in and by engaging with various types of breathing we re-charge who we are, re-charge our sense of Self, inner authority and clarity of boundaries. And, since breathing connects us to the rest of creation, we can feel, at the same time, more connected to it.
Drushti is the presence of Awareness. Imagine eating the most delicious food whilst watching TV at the same time and at the end you and I wonder where the food has gone!! Life likes simplicity and Awareness practices are a key, a must, to be part of the rich inner flow of mother life. How do we know when we truly have had enough of food, a relationship, holidays or work? The flow of Awareness.