THE MECHANICS OF CHANGE * DANIELLE ABISAAB (LEBANON) / A two parts Workshop at Inspire Yoga Pilates and Fitness - DUBAI.
Sometimes, the work that needs to be done to make the necessary changes in our lives is to actually give ourselves the space to do nothing at all, and allow our creative flow to breathe, so we can take the only and most essential action of letting go.
In these two parts workshops, we will take the time to explore themes such as the past and the future through back bending and gentle forward bending vinyasa sequences. Swinging back and forth on the pendulum between rigorous and relaxing practices, will carve out the space you need to let go of what is no longer serving your higher purpose, in order to receive new insights, new ideas, and create the space for positive change to take place.
* You can attend one of both workshops, or indulge in both for a complete experience.
THE MECHANICS OF CHANGE PART I / BACKBENDS Yoga Workshop
Date and Time: Friday October 27 / 1:00 pm > 3:00 pm
Price: 150.00 AED per single workshop / 260.00 AED for the two workshops
This workshop offers a platform to explore backbends asanas through the multilayered facets of the yoga practice, establish a strong foundation to operate from a place of openness in our every day life, and access one’s limitless capacity for compassion. We will look at these principles (and many more) through the lens of the physical, the energetic as well as the emotional and spiritual layers of being.
A rigorous asana practice peppered with invaluable technical tips and deep spiritual exercises, might just allow you to take a meaningful step towards a brighter and lighter future.
THE MECHANICS OF CHANGE PART II / FORWARDBENDS Yoga Workshop
Date and Time: Friday October 27 / 4:00 pm > 6:00 pm
Price: 150,00 AED per single workshop / 260,00 AED for the two workshops
Forward bending is the most ingrained of all movements (much more so than back bending), and even though it is a prevalent action in our lives, we rarely take note of it until we step on the mat and start to encounter resistance in the body. Tightness in the hamstrings or hips, sensitivity in the lower back, not to mention negative emotions that arise seemingly out of the blues, are all manifestations of something deeper than the mere inflexibility of muscles and joints. This workshop provides a golden opportunity to fully integrate the essential understanding that the restrictions in our physicality, are relics of an unresolved past, and most often than not, originate in our minds.
Danielle Abisaab is a 500 hours Registered Yoga Teacher. She completed her Yoga Teacher training with ISHTA NYC in 2003. She holds a certificate to teach Unnata Aerial Yoga since 2012 and has followed a restorative aerial yoga course with Anti-Gravity Yoga in 2012.
She is the founder of the funky Union Square Yoga in Beirut Lebanon, where she has been living since 2005. Her many years lived in NY working as an architect, have informed her personal life and yoga practice with depth and tremendous amounts of yoga knowledge. Constantly seeking ways to improve her teaching skills, she travels regularly back to NYC to study with some of the most influential teachers in the US, and has accumulated over 400 hours in continuing education over the course of the past 14 years.
Switching back and forth between her hardhat and her yoga leggings, has allowed her to harness a full understanding of the concept of space. The Yoga platform allows her to help people refurbish their inner space and the Architecture background allows her to design external spaces with positive energy and kindness in mind.
Currently living in a challenging part of the world, she draws teachings from her everyday life as a way to keep growing spiritually. She strongly believes we are all teachers, we are all students, we are all one, and feels consistently grateful to her students for being a great source of inspiration, they make the expansion of her spirit possible; they are her gurus.
Her overall mission whether rooting down or lifting off, is to inspire confidence and self-acceptance through caring and compassionate teaching methods, to create a safe and nurturing environment dedicated to helping each student find personal success in their yoga practice and realizing their true Self by incorporating the rigorous flowing poses of Vinyasa yoga along with the careful alignment method of Hatha yoga. Her challenging classes are a medley of various yoga methods (Vinyasa, Jivamukti and Ishta) providing a free flowing experience to the uplifting sounds of pop and rock. Her classes seamlessly incorporate asana, pranayama, meditation, spiritual talks, and chanting, allowing the student the experience of yoga as a holistic discipline. She does all that never forgetting to inject humor and love in the mix.
Aside from running her own studio in Beirut city and teaching a number of yoga classes, she has chosen Instagram as a social media platform to convey her passion for writing and photography, and has been featured in many articles as one of the most influential yogis on Instagram. Her most important endeavor however, has been teaching yoga to Syrian Refugee kids in Lebanon. She is the creator of an artistic exchange program, which brings yoga, music and arts to these kids, providing them with an opportunity to heal and integrate the magic of oneness through creative expression.
Danielle’s wildest dream and hope is for every human on this planet to discover the magic of yoga one day, and remember that they are whole.
Facebook: @Yoga Holic (Danielle Abisaab)
Inspire Yoga, Pilates and Fitness Studio
Unit 102 and 103 Indigo Central 8, Al Manara