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2 MASTER CLASSES with Nadia & Gabriel Stinga Rihani on 1 and 2 June 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019
- 17:00

Cost: 500SEK


In our yoga asana practice (as in life) we are constantly trying to find a balance between soft and strong. This workshop is about fine tuning the techniques of transitioning in and out of asanas and learning how to draw our energy towards the centre of the body (Bandha) to create supported opening in the body. When we draw inwards, we can extend outwards in a supported way that ensures we don’t overstretch and that we are balancing our flexibility with our strength.

Don’t miss these Master classes with Gabriel (Swedish) and his wife Nadia (Australian)!!

300kr for one session or 500kr for both. Please email us to book your spot.


Saturday 1 JUNE  15-17:00 – Bandhas, Breath & Creating Space – with Nadia Stinga Rihani

Learning to contract and relax certain muscles whilst deepening in to a pose allows the hips to open in a sustained way in which we can support the opening with the strength required to hold the newly created depth. So we teach the body to find depth, and then to find the strength to hold it there.

When we find stability from the core of the body we create space for lightness in the upper body, allowing us to relax the back muscles and chest, which allows energy to flow up and down the spine. Creating more energy & fluidity!

Join Nadia for this masterclass that will teach you how to engage and relax certain muscles, whilst utilising the breath to find and support your body’s capabilities!

Sunday 2 JUNE  15-17:00 – Bandhas, Breath & TRANSITIONS – with Gabriel Stinga Rihani

Explore different ways of using our Bandhas (energetic locks) and core to gradually progress from stepping to jumping and finally effortlessly floating through our asana practice without creating muscle fatigue.

We will look at ways of using our Bandhas to preserve energy and to make it easier to lift and find lightness in the body.

We will cover and break down the techniques for the most common transition such as jump backs and jump throughs and Sun Salutations.


Nadia Stinga Rihani is honoured to be a Level 2 Authorised Ashtanga teacher, and was given her blessing to teach this method by Sharath Jois in 2014 after practicing yoga since 1999 and the Ashtanga method for ten years. Yoga has had a profound impact of Nadia’s life and has carried her through the extreme highs and lows over the years, providing a sense of stability and grounding, including through pregnancy the the birth of her and Gabriel’s daughter, Indhira. Now practicing Advanced A from the Ashtanga Series, Nadia shares her experience in the traditional Mysore Style classes as taught to her through her teacher, Sharath Jois.

Nadia first found the yoga mat whilst studying at university and really felt changed by the practice when she began daily practice in her first job after completing her studies.  After living in the USA, Italy and Portugal Nadia returned home and discovered the Ashtanga method which she found life changing. She completed her teacher training and apprenticeship in 2009 and after many years of study Nadia left her corporate career to focus on teaching. In 2011 founded Yoga Village with the intention of creating an authentic and traditional space in which students could practice and teachers could facilitate their learnings.

Since 2010 Nadia has travelled to India each year for intensive self study and practice, from which she sources inspiration for her teaching and life. Nadia is extremely grateful to be walking on this path and to be able to share the joy and pain of a sincere yoga practice with her students.

Gabriel Stinga Rihani began practicing yoga in its various forms in 2003 and in 2008 he began a dedicated Ashtanga Yoga practice. He has a background in Buddhist meditation that together with Ashtanga yoga, forms part of his sadhana. Since his first trip to India in 2007, Gabriel has spent a large portion of time in India learning directly from his teachers. In 2009 Gabriel began studying under the guidance of Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore and after four extended study trips he has been authorised to teach the traditional method. Gabriel also spent extended periods of study over several years learning from certified teachers Rolf Naujokat and Louise Ellis. He was first introduced to the art of adjusting by Anand Zorzo when assisting him in his native Las Palmas, Spain and later assisting under guidance of Natalia Paisano in Stockholm, Sweden.
Teaching Ashtanga Yoga has previously taken Gabriel to Sweden, Portugal, Spain, France and Germany. He is now teaching the Mysore program at Yoga Village together with his wife Nadia


Saturday, June 1, 2019
15:00 - 17:00
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Ashtanga Yoga Malmö/Lund


Grangatan 2
212 14 Malmö
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