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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.
[email protected]

Take it Back – Backbends Workshop


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.

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$

Tania Feghali Saad

A Pranic Healer since 2009 who received her certificates of attendance in Basic Pranic healing course September 6th2009 then an Advanced Pranic Healing course on  September 11th2010.
In addition to the above, Tania Pranic psychotherapy course was done in May 21st2011; moreover, she is a Pranic crystal Healer, and finished a course of achieving oneness with the Higher Soul on April 29th2012 in addition to Pranic Psychic self-Defense in February 24th2014

The courses and certificates she did, and had are many, though she is a mom, and manages to take care of her family and follow up with the knowledge that she likes to contribute with, and share it amongst the attendees of her classes.
Last but not least, Tania has a business background with a masters degree in Hospital Health Management and Economical sciences and social Health

More of her distinguished achievements are the following:

Arhatic yoga preparatory level December 16th2012- Kriyashakti course November 14th2015- Pranic Feng Shui November 15th2015 – Pranic Face Lift October 15th2017 .

Attended Rebirthing Level 1 and Level 2 in 2011, and finally Tania is a basic pranic healing instructor since March 2017.

Certified as a Yoga Teacher by The Lotus Academy Of Yoga and Yoga Vana Forest Academy after completing the requirements of the 200 hour teacher training including Yoga for Kids and Prenatal Yoga, on the 12thof July 2018.

Sri Lanka Retreat Nov 16-24


“Travel to a place that leaves you speechless and come back home as a story teller”

Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat (November 16-24)
Take a break from the daily routine of life and join us for a re-energizing and re-vitalizing Yoga Retreat at The Beaches/Mountains & Rivers Of Sri Lanka!

Qatar Airways Flight:

1 QR 419 G 16NOV 5 BEYDOH HK15 0045 0550 *

2 QR 654 G 16NOV 5 DOHCMB HK15 0855 1635

3 QR 655 G 24NOV 6 CMBDOH HK15 2020 2325

4 QR 426 G 25NOV 7 DOHBEY HK15 0145 0520

Retreat Schedule

Day 1, Friday November 16th

Check In at The 5 star ⭐️ hotel Avani Bentota (Superior Sea View Rooms)
more info:

Of all the resorts in Sri Lanka, Avani offers its guests a level of elegant simplicity just meters from the lapping waters of a secluded cove. Here, time is measured in moments of serenity and pleasure. It is a place to get away from it all and to absorb the unsurpassed natural beauty of Sri Lanka.

Day 2, Saturday November 17th

8:30 yoga class
10:30 Breakfast
Day at Bentota Beach ☺ water sports and more …
17:30-19:00 Sunset Beach Yoga, Breathing & Meditation
20:30 Dinner Out

Day 3, Sunday November 18th
07:30-9:00 Yoga Class
9:00-10:30 Breakfast
10:30 Bentota River Cruise
11:30 Turtle Farm Hikaduwa
12:30 The Coral Reef Hikaduwa
15:30 The Dutch Fort and Colonial Architecture
18:00-19:30 Sunset Beach Yoga, Breathing & Meditation At Bentota
20:30 Dinner

Day 4, Monday November 19th
7:30-9:00 Yoga Class
9:30-10:30 Breakfast
10:30 Visit of wewurukannala vihara temple & Weherahena Poorwarama Rajamaha
12:30 Whale and Dolphin watching at Mirissa
14:00 Lunch at Mirissa Beach
18:00-19:30 Sunset Yoga, Breathing & Meditation
20:30 Dinner

Day 5, Tuesday November 20th
7:30-9:00 Yoga Class
09:00 Breakfast
11:30 Departure to second location: Amaya Hunas Falls Kandy 5* (Deluxe Rooms)
Lunch on our way
18:00 Yin Yoga
20:30 Dinner

About Hunas Falls:
A score of spectacular waterfalls tumble down over rocks and precipices throughout the cool high country of Sri Lanka. Among them is Hunas Falls, which derives its name from Hunasgiriya Peak, the forest covered mountain which overlooks this tranquil landscape.

For More Info:

Day 6, Wednesday November 21st
7:30-9:00 Yoga Class
9:30-10:30 Breakfast
10:30 Hike & Tour At The Magical Nature Of Nuwara Eliya (visit of waterfalls + Tea estates)
Lunch out
18:30-20:00 Yoga, Breathing & Meditation
20:30 Dinner

Day 7, Thursday November 22nd
7:30-9:00 Yoga class
9:30 Breakfast
10:30 Visit to Sigiriya and Dambulla cave temple
lunch out
18:30-20:00 Yoga, Breathing & Meditation
20:30 Dinner

Day 8, Friday November 23rd
7:30-9:00 Yoga Class
9:30-10:30 Breakfast
Visit Of Temple Of Tooth, royal botanical gardens peradeniya, kandy lake, Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, shopping 🙂
18:00 Hips and Hamstrings yoga
20:00 Dinner

Day 9, Saturday November 24th
7:30-9:00 Yoga class
9:30 Breakfast
12:00 Check out
14:00 Shopping on the way to airport

Places are limited
1950$/person triple bed room for family or friends
2350$/person Shared twin bedroom accommodation
2950$/person Single king size bed room

Early bird discount till September 14th:
1800$/person instead of 1950$ (Triple)
2200$ instead of 2350$ (Twin)
2800$ instead of 2850$ (single)

Deposit is 1000$ per person

– Total Payment should be done by November 1st latest
– Cancellation before September 16th, you get 50% refund
– Cancellation after September 16th no refund

Including in the cost:

1-Airline ticket round trip
2-Accommodation BB Sea View Bentota and Mountain View Kandy
3-Transportation throughout the whole trip
4-All yoga/meditation classes

N.B Lunch, Dinner and sites entrance fees are excluded.
You can do massages and Ayurveda consultations and surfing and option for diving but at your own cost

For More Info
Call us for more at +961 3 029 734
Email Us: [email protected]

Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka

Sunset Yoga By the Sea

Sunset Beach Yoga by the Sea with Aaed

Beach Yoga is calling for a beautiful afternoon and sunset time at La Siesta Beach & Resort.
Summer can’t be fulfilled without spending quality time at the beach with your self, with your family or friends and loved ones.

Everyone’s presence is valuable, and we’d love to see you all, on Saturday August 4 at La Siesta Beach Resort.
The class is open level with asanas and variations suiting the ambiance.

Your Options:

Full Day:
$33 Adults
$15 Children below 14 y-o

Half Day (after 12:00 pm):
$27 Adults
$10 Children below 14 y-o

Yoga Class only (after 17:00 pm)

Bring your yoga mat or a big towel
(you can rent a mat for additional 10,000 LL)

Reservation is a must at 03029734