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Japan Tao Zen Yoga Retreat

Program

An exhilarating experience joining the yoga and the TaoZen practice by Japanese Master Masahiro Ouchi

Wednesday April 24th, we arrive at Fufu Yamanashi Retreat Center from the airport by Bus around 2 Hrs.


April 25-26 Tao Zen Yoga Retreat with Master Masahiro Ouchi combining, Qigong, Tai Chi, walking and sitting Meditation, Yoga Asana, Breathing techniques and more…

The first two and half days will include opening of the Heart and Balancing the Emotions, using the techniques of “Open Heart Qigong “and “Six Healing Sounds”.

Open Heart Qigong is made out of beautiful and gracious 12 Qigong movements.
Each movement has deep messages and has physical and emotional healing power.
Once you learn it, it takes only 7 minutes and naturally your heart starts to open.

Masahiro will teach precise movements with guide deep contemplation.
With beautiful view of Mt Fuji and Cherry Blossoms, you will experience the heart opening and sharing the heart with nature and other people and yourself.

Six Healing Sounds is powerful breathing and meditation.
With sounds and color and simple movements, you will deepen the senses of your minds, emotions and organs.
It is deep healing of Body, Mind and Spirit.

Some detailed tentativer program:

April 24th arriving at fufu, and settle to the rooms

April 25th 7:00-8:00 Yoga
8:00-9:00 breakfast
9:30-12:00 TaoZen WS (indoor and outdoor)
13:00-15:00 rest and walk/ lunch
15:00-18:00 TaoZen WS (with tea break)
18:00 -19:00 Yoga
19:00- 20:00 Dinner

April 26th
6:00- 7:00 qigong with Mt Fuji
7:00-8:00 meditation
8:00- 9:00 breakfast
9:00-10:00 rest
11:00- 12:30 TaoZen WS
13:00-14:00 lunch
14:00- 15:30 free
15:30 -17:00 Tree and Forest Walking Meditation
17:00-18:00 yoga
18:00- 19:30 dinner
20:30-21:30 Evening Meditation

April 27th
6:00-7:00 Qigong w Mt Fuji and Cherry Blossoms
7:00- 8:00 Yoga
8:00- 9:00 breakfast
9:00- 10:00 free
10:00- 12:00 TaoZen final WS
12:00- 13:00 lunch and leave to Tokyo then to Kyoto by Train (Check In at the 5 * Kyoto Brighton Hotel)

April 28th
8:00-9:00 Morning Yoga
9:00-10:00 Breakfast
10:30 Kyoto tour with the tour guide (Tentative tour: Togetsukyo bridge,Tenryoji temple, Bamboo Grove)
18:00 Tentative Yoga depends on schedule
20:00 Dinner and the magnificent one of a kind Gear art theater show.

April 29th
8:00-9:00 Morning Yoga
9:00-10:00 Breakfast
10:30 Kyoto tour with the tour guide (Tentative tour: Monkey park, Sagano scenic railway & Hozugawa river cruise, FUSHIMI Inari Shrine)
18:00 Tentative Yoga depends on schedule
20:00 Geisha Dinner

April 30th
8:00-9:00 Morning Yoga
9:00-10:00 Breakfast
11:30 Check out and leave to Koyasan (Fuku Chi In) by Train

May 1st
6:00 Morning Meditation with the Monks
7:30 Yoga
9:00 Temples Japanese traditional Breakfast
11:00 Meditative walk with Cherry Blossom
12:00 Check out and Train to Tokyo (Check in at 5* Hotel Inetrcontinental Bay Tokyo)

May 2nd
8:00 Yoga
9:00 Breakfst
10:30 Tokyo Tour with Tour guide (Tentative program: Tokyo Sky Tree, Imperial palace, Bonsai Village (Omiya Bonsai Museum), Railway Museum)
17:30 Yoga
18:30 TaoZen Meditation with Masahiro
20:00 Dinner
May 3rd
Free Shopping Tokyo day and Check out to the airport

Trip details with Qatar Airways

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2 QR 806 G 24APR 3 DOHNRT HK13 0210 1840

3 QR 807 G 03MAY 5 NRTDOH HK13 2 2220 0410+1

4 QR 416 G 04MAY 6 DOHBEY HK13 0730 1150

Arrival at Narita Airport – Japan on Wedensday April 24 at 18:40

If interested, comment with your email or reach us at 03029734
Email: [email protected]

Schedule

Pricing List (Sodeco Branch)

We do have several options:
* Hatha Yoga is for 15$ per class
* Yoga Booster 10$ per class
* Hot yoga is 20$ per class

*Aerial Yoga is $20 per class

*Kids Yoga 14$ per class

* Meditation is 10$ per class

We also provide packages for cheaper prices

Regular yoga classes (Hatha Yoga):
– Pack of 5 is 60$ valid for 1 month
– Pack of 10 is 120$ valid for 2 months

Regular 1 Hour Yoga Classes (Yoga Booster)
-Pack of 10 is for 80$ Valid for 2 months

Hot Yoga Classes (Detox 40):
– Pack of 5 hot yoga is 80$ valid for 1 month
– Pack of 10 hot yoga is 160$ valid for 2 months

– Pack of 5 regular and 5 hot is 140$ valid for 2 months

Sodeco Branch Offer:
Unlimted Access for all Regular Type Classes
Hatha Yoga
Live Music & Yin
Yoga Booster
$150/Month ONLY

Monthly Access for all the classes only at Sodeco Branch is 233$

Monthly Membership access for all classes at both branches $300
Half Yearly Membership access for all the classes at both branches 1500$

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Pricing List (Hazmieh Branch)

We do have several options:
* Hatha is for 17$ per class
* Hot yoga is 22$ per class
* Yoga Booster 12$ per class
*Kids Yoga 14$ per class
* Meditation is 10$ per class

We also provide packages for cheaper prices

Regular yoga classes (Hatha):
– Pack of 5 is 68$ valid for 1 month
– Pack of 10 is 136$ valid for 2 months

Regular 1 Hour Yoga Classes (Yoga Booster)
-Pack of 10 is 96$ Valid for 2 month

Hot Yoga Classes (Detox 40) :
– Pack of 5 hot yoga is 88$ valid for 1 month
– Pack of 10 hot yoga is 176$ valid for 2 months
– Pack of 5 regular and 5 hot is 156$ valid for 2 months

Kids Yoga
-Pack of 4 kids yoga for 49$ valid for 1 month

Monthly Membership access for all the classes only at Hazmieh Branch is 233$

Monthly Membership Access for all classes at both branches $300
Half Yearly Membership access for all the classes is 1500$

Find us on Google Maps!

Hazmieh Branch Directions (Click here)
Sodeco Branch Directions (Click here)

Yoga 200Hr Teacher Training

Dear Beloved Yoginis and Yogis of Love and Eternal Light,

We are more than delighted to announce to you the Unique 200 hrs Yoga Teacher training course from the source.
Are you ready for a transforming, life changing Yoga Experience?

Improve your yoga practice and take it to the highest level and to teach yoga all over the world!

Then register now for our Unique TTC in the region right from the source.

Meet our Teachers, the world renowned Mani Raman, an advanced teacher from the Sivananda lineage, who taught and trained thousands of students from all over the world over more than two decades and still spreading the message of Yoga internationally.When you successfully complete this course, you will receive a double certification:

1. An internationally recognized certification from “yoga academy of India” by the worldwide Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS). This will allow you to register at the Yoga Alliance to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and start teaching yoga all over the world in any country you visit.

2. A Certification from BEIRUT YOGA CRNTER, for the completion of the 200hrs training. 

The training will be divided in two parts:

1. Two days over the weekends for 8 weeks, Saturdays and Sundays from 14:00 to 20:00 (Starting June 1)

2. 11 days of residential full accommodation training in a pristine peaceful place in the midst of pine trees in Mount Lebanon. (August 1-10)

Teaching Curriculum:

1. Intelligent Sequence of Asanas inspired by the teachings of Swami Vishnu Devananda.

2. Over 100 variations of different yoga postures from intermediate levels to advanced.

3. Pranayama techniques and Kriyas

4. Yoga Anatomy and Physiology, study of the basic systems in the body.

5. Satsang (Chanting, Meditation and discussion Q & A)

6. Philosophy and Bhagavad Gita study.

7. Diet and Nutrition.

Materials covered:

1. The Sivananda Teachers Training Manual

2. The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

3. The complete illustrated book of yoga by Swami Vishnu Devananda.

4. The Bhagavad Gita, original commentary by Swami Sivananda.

For more information about the cost and accommodation contact us:
[email protected]
Mob: 03029734 
Tel: 01339734

Reservation before March 1st to get the early bird discount!

Hatha Yoga

What most people refer to as simply “yoga” is actually Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is a system of yoga introduced by Yogi Swatmarama, a yogic sage in the 15th century in India. This particular system of yoga is the most popular one, and it is from which several other Styles of Yoga originated from. The word “hatha” comes from the Sanskrit terms “ha” meaning “sun” and “tha” meaning “moon”. Thus, Hatha Yoga is known as the branch of Yoga that unites pairs of opposites referring to the positive (sun) and negative (moon) currents in the system.

Hatha Yoga tries to achieve balance between body and mind, as well as attempts to free the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind through physical poses or Asanas, Breathing Techniques or Pranayamas.

Asanas are various body positions designed to improve health and remove diseases in the physical, causal, and subtle bodies. The word “asana” is Sanskrit for “seat”, which refers not only to the physical position of the body but also to the position of the body in relation to divinity. The definition as per the father of yoga Patanjali clearly states that asana should be comfortable and steady poses. They were originally meant for Meditation, as the postures can make you feel relaxed for a long period of time. The regular practice of Asanas will grant the practitioner muscle flexibility and bone strength, as well as non-physical rewards such as the development of will power, concentration, and self-withdrawal.

  • Pranayama is derived from the words “prana” (life-force or energy source) and “ayama” (to control). It is the science of breath control. This is an important part of Hatha Yoga because the yogis of old times believed that the secret to controlling one’s mind can be unlocked by controlling one’s breath. The practice of Pranayama can also help unleash the dormant energies inside our body.

The practice of Hatha Yoga can help you recognize your hidden physical and mental potentials. Through the continued performance of Asanas, you will gain flexibility and strength, and learn to be more relaxed under otherwise stressful situations. Hatha Yoga’s Relaxation Exercises will open the energy channels, which in turn allows spiritual energy to flow freely. Some Hatha yoga poses also massage and tone your internal organs, helping to prevent diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and hypertension. They also bring balance to internal and glandular functions. Pranayama, on the other hand, can help manage asthma and bronchitis.

Hatha Yoga can also help you cope with stress, relieve tension, and deal with anxiety and depression. More importantly, it will help you put your mind in a focused state to prepare for Meditation and, eventually, the search for enlightenment.

 

Meditation Workshop

 

This workshop includes the main ingredients for meditation:

1. A talk about meditation and its benefits
2. Scientific proof and research on meditation
3. Advanced breathing techniques
4. Special physical movement prior to meditating
5. An applicable program to practice at home

Realise a moment of regeneration, a moment in which you can again contact your lost vision or contact a new and greater vision, charge all your being and see your steps right on the patch of evolution and service.
In this workshop there is a greater opportunity to release many obstacles and hindrances in one’s nature.

No experience necessity, just an openness to learn and trust

Date & Time: Saturday Nov 10 – 5:00 till 7:00 pm

Location: Hazmieh Branch

Fees: $33

Book your spot at 03029734

Transitions From Tripod Stand

 

Transitioning from tri-pod requires some warmup and balancing practice.
Join Aaed Ghanem this Saturday to go through a series of exercises preparing the body to invert from tripod stand towards many other postures as (eight-angle, side crow, firefly, chaturanga and much more..)
The workshop is 2 hours, and open to all levels.

Date & Time: Sat Oct 27 – 17:00 till 19:00
Location: Beirut Yoga Center/ Hazmieh Branch
Fees: $33

Call or whats app 03029734

Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

 

“If you want to fly, give up everthing that weighs you down”

Join BYC, and for the first time in Lebanon, in a unique Aerial Yoga Teacher Training (TT), offering the special Fly & Release Method, which is geared towards empowerment & education.

Whether you are looking to gain a better understanding of aerial yoga or become a Fly & Release Aerial Yoga Teacher, we guarantee that you will leave with the confidence & tools to fly at any age!

What to learn during this training:

1- History & Philosophy: Foundation – Yamas & Niyamas for the modern fly yoga.
2- Aligned Fly Method: Asana Study – Functional technique – Deepen the connection to practice
3- Art of Teaching: Unlock your potential – build your voice as a teacher
4- Alignment: Principles of placement of the body – reflection of the posture to the own body
5-Sequence: Mindful & Intelligent sequence – Make your class unique and inspiring.
6-Anatomy for Arial and Yoga: Practical approach to the study – solid understanding for practice & Teaching
7- Sub-styles of Yoga: Get an intro to sub-styles of yoga that compliment the Fly & Release Method (Yin, restorative..)

The Instructor: Fly & Release Yoga
Jodi, the talented and experienced Yogi, founder of Fly Lyf, with a 500 YTT, 500+ AYTT, shares her love of aerial yoga, yoga and hooping through classes, workshops, trainings and retreats. She is a visionary and active proponent of whole hearted living. Her classes combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. She seeks to help others thrive in life by nurturing their mind, body and soul with the art of movement.

N.B: Places are very LIMITED due to the limitation in the number of swings.
It’s a 40 Hrs training program over 5 days from Dec 12-16 from 9:00 to 17:00, at BYC Sodeco Branch.

Contact us for full details of cost and early bird discount before 31st of October.
03/029734
[email protected]

Take it Back – Backbends Workshop

WHY BACKBENDS?

Backbends can be quite emotionally and physically challenging. Backbends are also so healing partly because they reverse habitual motions (sedentary day to day activities such as texting, working on pc, etc..). They open up space, energize, and restore balance to our bodies and our lives.

I’M STIFF CAN’T BACKBEND!!!
BACKBENDS are for everyone! In this 2.5 hour workshop with Mayssam, you’ll learn how to use and integrate your muscles to keep you safe and strong in backbends.
Starting with simple actions, we’ll teach you the important but usually overlooked details on how to access the upper back and how to open the front of the body with care. Then we’ll build on these basics to take you deeper into your backbends. Much deeper than you ever expected.

Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Location: Hazmieh Branch
Cost: 33$
Spaces are limited. Reserve your spot today!
By calling at +961 3 029734=

Opening to the Ground Workshop

Just as trees are stripped of their leaves in the fall, so too can we be stripped of all that is covering up our authentic selves—to let go of that which is no longer useful and go forward, to discover and unabashedly embrace what we truly feel passionate about. One of the ways we are able to bare our authentic selves is to move inward.

Forward bends are the pinnacle poses of self-reflection.
Practicing and finding comfort maintaining a forward bend takes time and patience. As you move into a forward bend, your head is last to go, finally bowing down toward the body or the floor, drawing your attention away from the busy world around you.

Stretching your hamstrings can increase flexibility and improve your range of motion in your joints. By strengthening and stretching your hamstring muscles you can achieve strong, limber thighs that will support the rest of your muscle groups, preventing injuries and improving your physical abilities.

Location: Hazmieh Branch
Date & Time: Sat October 13 – 17:00 till 19:00
Energy Exchange: 33$
Places are Limited, Book Your Spot Now +961 3 029 734

Forearm Play Workshop


In this workshop, we will safely build the foundations for Pincha Mayurasana (forearm balance). We’ll move through a sequence designed to open the shoulders, hamstrings, strengthen the back, and the entire core. Mayssam will guide you through a dynamic, alignment-based flow.

She will break down the different phases of this pose with support.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 33$