Thank you to everyone who came out for the Mind Body Spirit 2013 Festival, and attended our invigorating hatha yoga session in the Singapore Flyer. There's nothing quite like flying high, using the beautiful Singapore skyline as inspiration during a Sunday yoga practice. Check out the pictures below.
Join Vanda for a Hatha yoga session on Sunday May 12, 2013 at 3:30pm during the Mind Body Spirit Festival to be held May 11-12 at the Singapore Flyer! Vanda and many others are coming together for a two day celebration of love and good health. Registration for the festival is now open and will close on May 8th. In addition to the Hatha yoga session with Vanda, the Festival will include yoga and Pilates workouts, a fitness marathon and other workshops.
So, get ready to grab your mat and spend a weekend nurturing your mind, body and spirit!
Register on the website: http://www.mindbodyspirit.com.sg/ or call Tel: 65 6842 6198 for details.
The practice of yoga is becoming increasingly mainstream, not only for physical fitness, but as a way to treat mental and nervous system imbalances such as depression, stress and anxiety. Scientists are taking notice. For example, this new study at the University of Adelaide in Australia is aiming to find out if practicing hatha yoga relieves stress in individuals. In their new trial, called The Yoga for Stress Study: The Effectiveness of a Hatha Yoga Practice on Biochemical Markers of Oxidative Stress in a Chronically Stressed Population, researchers will recruit women to participate in 16 hatha yoga classes, measuring whether there is a decrease in the amount of biochemical markers of oxidative stress at the end of the study. The participants must be new to yoga, women, and between the ages of 35-65.
We’ll be looking forward to hearing the results, although we expect they will be in favor of a regular yoga practice in reducing stress. In this increasingly hectic world, a regular yoga practice has become extremely beneficial. It provides a time for practitioners to forget about their busy schedules, step away from technology like cell phones and e-mail, and focus on only one thing – the breath. It’s a time for the body and mind to recuperate. We believe the researchers will find a decrease in the markers of oxidative stress as each participant inhales, then exhales.
We are opening up two trial classes next week at OUE Bayfront on 25th March Monday and 28th March Thursday, 6pm.
This is a 60min Hatha Yoga class for all levels.
As spaces are limited, prior confirmation is mandatory. You would require your own yoga mat.
Interested participants, please email us your name and your mobile number for confirmation.
We’ve just come across yet more proof that yoga is for everyone! While people tend to think that yoga is for young, naturally flexible people, this really isn’t the case. Yoga is for anyone of any age who wants to improve their balance, flexibility and overall physical and mental health. It’s never too late to start. Just look at American yoga instructor Fran Miller. She began teaching yoga at 50, and turns 91 this month. She still gives hatha yoga classes at a studio in California. See her full story here:
For a few more inspirational pictures of yogis who have reached age 90, check out this link:
So, there it is, there’s no age limit on practicing yoga. Here’s to many more years on the mat!
If you always groan when someone asks you about your New Year’s resolution, here’s help!
New Year’s resolutions need not be gargantuan tasks. You need not set sky-high objectives or goals. They can be “mini” New Year’s resolutions you can achieve towards your end goal. For eg, you would like to lose weight, starting off by overhauling all your eating and exercise habits as a New Year’s resolution might not be the best idea. Instead set simpler targets such as eating more vegetables in a meal a day, eating less oily food every meal, attending a yoga class once a week. Allow these goals to manifest into good habits extending beyond January, beyond the first quarter. As you meet these milestones, you would feel happier to have achieved them and more motivated to continue. Once you can keep this up towards the end of the year, you should see your end goal of weight loss slowly being fulfilled!
All the very best for your “mini” New Year’s resolutions!
It was an awesome day! The sun shined just as we started the first mass yoga workout. Hope you all had as much fun as we did in leading the workout! Look forward to another fun time next year!!
Also read how a participant's take of the event.
Vanda will be in London from 15th to 28th October 2012.
For prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga or hatha yoga class bookings, please drop us a mail!
The most anticipated Yoga event in Singapore is back with 2 mass workouts accompanied by live classical music performed by an orchestra!
On 6 October 2012, enjoy a day of Yoga and Symphony by the sea with your family and friends!
VandaYoga is a proud partner of Yoga by the Sea 2012.
Together with other fellow yoga instructors, Vanda will be leading the participants through a mass yoga workout by the sea!
Location of event is Angsana Green, East Coast Park.
Early Bird registration now til 9 September 2012 - S$5
Registration After 9 September 2012 - S$10
First 3,000 registrants will receive an event pack. First 2,300 registrants will receive an additional event t-shirt.
We'd be happy to help interested parties register! Just drop us a line!
Look forward to seeing you there!
VandaYoga is a proud supporter of 5th International Yoga Conference on "Therapeutic Applications of Yoga" on 29 and 30 September.
The two day Conference, first of its kind, aims at sharing Yoga Techniques for PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT of diseases like Asthma, Nasal Allergy, High and Low BP, Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD), Anxiety Neurosis, Depression, Gastritis, Diabetes, Obesity, Migraine, Rheumatism, Low Back Pain, Arthritis, Menstrual Disorders etc. followed by lectures by well known authorities in Yoga/Alternative Systems of Medicine like Dr H.R. Nagendra, Dr R. Nagarathna and Prof Loranzo Cohen from sVyasa Yoga University.
Practical sessions of Yoga Therapy for a few selected diseases will also be conducted for participants.
Location of conference is at Goldkist resort, East Coast.
Early Bird Discount Before 31 July 2012 S$ 259 (2 days)
Registration After 31 July 2012 S$ 319 (2 days)
Conference Fees Includes Conference Kit, Website Membership, Practice CD, Lunch, Tea & Snacks
We be happy to help Interested parties register! Just drop us a line!
Look forward to seeing you at the conference!