Intro to Ashtanga Yoga Course

Three-week course (Two-sessions per week)
Starts September 8

  • Sundays & Tuesdays
  • 7:00-8:00am
  • Starts September 8

The course will cover the key foundational elements of Ashtanga Yoga, the tristana method of correct breathing, posture and drishti (gaze points). There will be a focus on alignment and the vinyasa method for surya namaskars and the standing postures. This course is the ideal preparation for attending self-practice classes (Mysore-style) on a regular basis. The course is limited to eight students to ensure personal attention. Suitable for beginners to yoga or those new to the Ashtanga method or anyone wanting a refresh.

The course will be taught by Anmar Arjan.




Nilaya House, Al Quoz

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About Anmar

Anmar has been practising Ashtanga Yoga for 13 years. She completed her teacher’s training with certified teacher Mark Darby in Montreal Canada in 2009 and has also studied Ashtanga yoga in Mysore India. She teaches regular classes at Nilaya House as well as assisting Nea in the morning Mysore classes.


20-hour immersion (Yoga Alliance Accredited – 20 YACEP)

Friday October 11 – Sunday October 13, 2019
Nilaya House

Calling All Yoga Lovers!


We often hear the expression yoga on and off the mat, but what does that mean? Can we really integrate yoga practice into our daily life? Absolutely!

When we Live our Yoga we cultivate awareness and choice in all that we do, creating a beautiful life of meaning for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Join Kiki Flynn & Nea Ferrier for a weekend intensive exploring the Yoga Lifestyle: uniting YOGA PHILOSOPHY, AYURVEDA and practical HOLISTIC YOGIC LIVING.

This is a great opportunity for yoga practitioners and teachers of all levels and backgrounds to connect and expand your understanding of the many aspects of Yoga, that support and deepen the asana practice as well as our daily living.

Our special intensive also includes a module specifically for yoga teachers, based on Kiki’s popular online teacher-mentoring and coaching program.



9:00-10:30AM – Building the Foundations Yogaasana Class – Join Nea for an asana techniques class exploring stable and centred yoga practice through key standing postures. Standing postures lay the groundwork for increasingly advanced asanas as well as establish “groundedness” and stability in our day to day lives.

10:30-11:30AM – Group Brunch of fresh coconuts, organic chai, fruits and chia pudding.

12:00-1:30pm – Yoga Sutra Sanskrit Chanting and Philosophy discussion. Yoga’s Universal Values: Let’s explore the Yama – the first limb of the Sutras and a valuable compass for personal as well as universal peace and community.

2:00-5:00pm – Practical Everyday Ayurveda – Your personal path to a Yogic Lifestyle
Drawing on 37 years of experience leading a natural and organic lifestyle with 10 years as a wellness coach, Kiki shares an overview and key practices for integrating the ancient and practical wisdom of Ayurveda. This fun and inspiring session will include insights into a nourishing kitchen, daily routines, and self-care techniques that all work to create holistic well-being for the modern-day yogini/yogi.



10:00-11:30AM – Facing Fears and Building Resilience with Yogaasana – Join Nea for an asana techniques class exploring the role of the breath in our yoga practice, particularly for more challenging back-bending postures. (excellent title and offering)

12:30-2:00pm – Yoga Sutras Sanskrit Chanting/Philosophy discussion – The Eight Limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – A deep dive into living traditions.

2:30-4:00pm – LIVING YOUR DHARMA
While yoga is a path for self-transformation, living your yoga, means applying principles that can have a very immediate impact on the people and world around you. At this stage in our planet’s evolution, with daunting environmental issues the need for the practical application of yogic principles has never been more pressing. In this session, we’ll take a closer look at some of the key concepts in the Yoga Sutras, and how we can apply these to become socially-engaged, conscious-living yogis. This will be an interactive session including group discussion, journaling and personal reflection and contemplation. (amazing)

4:00pm – Chai break

4:30-6:00pm – Rest & Reset Session – Let’s end the weekend with a calming restorative yoga and somatics movement practice, mantra chanting, and a gonging sound bath.



8:00-10:00 – Morning Mysore – Mysore Style is a uniquely inclusive approach to both teaching and practicing yoga. This method shares yoga practice in a way that is universal – accommodating all levels and diversity of experience, ability, and concerns. Students new to the method will be taught directly by Kiki.

11:00-2:00pm – Your Professional Teaching Life- Yoga Teacher Mentoring Session with Kiki.
Drawing from her Yoga Success Entrepreneurial Program, Kiki will share invaluable and practical tools for inner and outer development and success.


NH member AED650

NH member AED1200


NH member AED1450


Nilaya House, Al Quoz

About Kiki Flynn

Thirty seven years ago Kiki set out on a path of yoga, wellness and organic living and her passion for deep learning and transformation have led her on a global adventure. She has studied in India over a dozen trips and teaches workshops and events throughout North America, Latin American, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Kiki has taught Oscar and Grammy award winners, Pop Queens and crowned royalty. In 1996 Kiki opened an Ashtanga yoga school in Los Angeles where she twice hosted the Jois family. She has worked as a Yoga consultant in film and TV, created yoga programs for MS and Spinal Cord Injury, and has taught and coached 1000s of students, 100s of teachers and dozens of yoga school owner/entrepreneurs. Kiki is committed to supporting yoga teachers and body/mind therapists in career and lifestyle success with her coaching and online program Yoga Teacher Success at Kiki develops freedom techniques for body/mind transformation and applies multidisciplinary coaching with peak performers – making the greats greater. Find her on YouTube at Kiki Says

About Nea Ferrier

Nea is the founder of Nilaya House and Ashtanga Yoga Dubai. She has been teaching yoga since 2008 and is is a KPJAYI level II authorised teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. Originally from Sydney, Nea has shared her love of yoga with students in Australia, China, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Turkey and now Dubai, where she settled in 2013. She has been practising yoga daily for 15 years and continues to study with senior teachers of various yoga methodologies. She is also a committed meditation practitioner and student of yoga philosophy and is currently working her way through an 800 hour History & Philosophy of Yoga course with Traditional Yoga Studies.

Rolf & Marci in Dubai

November 7 – 13, 2019
Nilaya House



Thursday November 7

  • 6:30-10:00am – Mysore class (open class)

Friday November 8

  • 6:30-8:00am – Pranayama with Rolf
  • 8:00-11:00am – Mysore Class (full vinyasa)
  • 11:00-12:00am – Welcome Breakfast – open to all students
  • 3:00-6:00pm – Workshop with Marci – Unlocking the Shoulders & Upper Back

Saturday November 9

  • 6:30-8:00am – Pranayama with Rolf
  • 8:00-11:00am – Mysore Class (full vinyasa)
  • 3:00-6:00pm – Workshop with Marci – Unlocking the Hips & Psoas

(Students may attend the pranayama class OR Mysore class or BOTH classes. However both Friday & Saturday of either classes must be attended).

Sunday November 10

  • 6:30-10:00am – Mysore class (open session)
  • 10:00-11:00am – Pranayama with Rolf

Monday November 11

  • 6:30-10:00am – Mysore class (open session)
  • 11:00-2:00pm – Workshops with Marci Vinyasa Sequence – Bandha Activation & Clearing Blockages

Tuesday November 12 (MOON DAY)

  • 6:30-8:00AM – Pranayama with Rolf
  • 8:30-10:00am – Moon Sequence with Marci

Wednesday November 13

  • 6:30-10:00am – Mysore class
  • 7:30-9:00pm – Evening Satsang (talk) with Rolf & Marci – by donation for WAG (Goa Dogs) – FREE EVENT


Weekend Pranayama & Mysore Classes
Pranayama – AED300 (for two days)
Mysore – AED600 (for two days)
Both Pranayama & Mysore sessions (two days) – AED900

Workshops with Marci
AED300 per workshop

Pranayama Classes with Rolf
AED150 per class

Moon Sequence with Marci

Drop-in price for Mysore classes (non AYD student)

Total Package
AED1900 (AYD students)
– Mysore classes on Thursday/Sunday/Monday/Wednesday are part of monthly pass

AED2400 (Non AYD student)
– includes 4 Mysore classes


Nilaya House, Al Quoz

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