Yoga is a union.
Union of body, mind and spirit.
Yoga is to be fully present.
Yoga is well known for its infinite benefits. Whether they’re physical; improving strength, flexibility, building a sweat, recovering from injuries or more on a meditative level promoting calmness, stillness and relaxation. Through the use of Asana we become more aware of our bodies and by incorporating breathing we create a moving meditation that bring awareness of our spiritual self.
The strengths and flexibility that come from dedicated yoga practice will at one point translate into our everyday lives, changing the way we deal with problems and situations. By practicing yoga you’ll learn discipline and to challenge yourself on and off the mat without taking anything too seriously.
Our 8 walls Mongolian yurt, with its simple and elegant circular space, will support the practice, creating the right environment to find a perfect balance of focus, tranquillity and relaxation.
Our Yoga teacher Dorotea Zafferani s a certified RYT 400 Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yin, Mandala Vinyasa and Rocket Yoga Teacher and her style is strongly influenced by her background in ballet and contemporary dance. As an ex dancer, Dorotea love to mix all the knowledge she has together, creating tailored class for her students based on their level and ability both on phisical and more spiritual level.
She loves to work with music and deliver a real experience to her student more than just a daily practice. Her classes are strong, dynamic, energetic and always incorporate a strong breathing technique. Expect to sweat, play, breath, relax, invert and enjoy a long savasana at the end!
In her classes Dorotea always encourages her students to listen and to bring stillness in their body and mind. At the same time she never forgets the need for students to play, fall and step out of their comfort zone by breathing and creating fluidity within the body.
Yin Yoga has a more meditative approach comparing to Yang physical practices, and requires student to be ready to get intimate with feelings, sensations and emotions that may come up from the stimulations of energy points in certain asanas. This style of yoga targets the deep connective tissues and the fascia that covers the body with passive postures mainly performed on the floor and usually held between 3-7min, that challenge the students to ‘sit still’.
The Ashtanga Yoga is a style popularized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th Century in Mysore, India, which is often promoted as a modern form of the classical Indian yoga. The name Ashtanga means “8 limbs” in Sanskrit, as described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Pattabhi created a dynamic method of sequenced postures linked with focused breathing techniques that aim to give a practical experience of Patanjali’s 8-limbed method.
Rocket Yoga is a style developed by Larry Schultz in San Francisco in the 1980s. This style is combined by a series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Yoga primary and intermediate series with a strong focus on inversions. This vibrant routine is called the “Rocket” because, “it gets you there faster.” Rocket Yoga is a playful and uplifting style of yoga, designed to wake up the nervous system, create strength, flexibility and balance.
The Vinyasa Flow practice is a flowing, dynamic form of yoga, where each movement is fluid and synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as the student moves from one pose to the next. In this dynamic practice students are encouraged to flows between poses gracefully, with the support of breath and bandhas. The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way,” like yoga poses for example.
Yoga for surf
Yoga for Surf classes are focused on building strengths and prepare body and mind for the water performance. Mornings classes are created to strengthen the different muscle groups with a strong and dynamic practice, while evening classes have a focus on releasing the tension created in the water with deep stretching exercises. This practice is also aimed to improve breath control, focus, balance, awareness of the body and calming of the mind in the water.
* Weekly yoga schedule *
MONDAY 8.30am Ashtanga / 6pm Yin
TUESDAY 8.30am Rocket* / 6pm Yoga for surf
THURDAY 8.30am Rocket / 6pm Yin
FRIDAY 8.30am Ashtanga* / 6pm Vinyasa flow
SATURDAY 8.30am Yoga for surf / 6pm Yin
SUNDAY 8.30am Vinyasa flow* / 6pm Rocket
* 90 minutes class with meditation.
* Massage *
Allow yourself some deep healing and give a treat to your body and mind!
At Moka we give the chance to restore yourself with two different treatments.
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, based on Master Kusum Modak technique, is a unique style of massage that combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breathwork and yoga stretching; the session is performed on a mat for free movement and flow. The deep tissue massage helps to release tension, eliminate toxins, promotes correct posture and improves respiratory patterns.
Raynor Massage is a deep tissue holistic technique focused on releasing tension, muscles tightness and return the body to a natural state of relaxation.
This full body Chi-release massage re-adjusts your circulatory, eliminatory and respiratory systems, so your body functions holistically, the way it naturally should.