Kundalini Yoga Classes
We now have three amazing Kundalini Yoga teachers giving classes at the Nour Wellbeing Centre at Coral Coast Hotel in Dahab - Sara Campbell, Michele McKinnon and Lesya Lobovikova - and Jean Philippe joins the team offering his deeply intuitive Yoga Foundations and Meditation Foundations classes based on over 25 years of teaching, study and practice in a range of yogic disciplines and Buddhist meditation.
You are welcome to join any of the classes on a drop-in basis, and if you are in Dahab for more than three months you can also purchase a voucher for all classes at the Centre to receive a discount. Please ensure you register the first time you practice at the Nour Wellbeing Centre, and pay or have a voucher for any classes you wish to attend, before joining.
Mondays 10:00-11:30am Kundalini Yoga with Michele
Mondays 19:00-20:30pm Meditation Foundations with Jean Philippe
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am Kundalini for Women with Lesya
Thursdays 18:00-19:30pm with Sara
Fridays 10:00-11:30am Yoga Foundations with Jean Philippe
Saturdays 19:00-20:30pm Kundalini Yoga with Lesya
* where possible we provide cover for each other during holidays, but please check at Coral Coast for up to date information.
10€ / le200 per person
Discounted multi-class vouchers are available for residents and those staying three months or more.
* mats, cushions, bolsters and straps are all provided
Everyone is Welcome
Kundalini yoga classes are open to everyone. We welcome experienced yogis and first-timers into each and every class, and the beauty of Kundalini Yoga is that every class can be tailored to allow each student to feel challenged and uplifted, irrespective of experience, fitness levels or ability.
If you have a specific request for a class, something in particular that you would like to focus on, please contact me in advance.
Please note, I may travel at certain times of the year, and classes will be covered by other certified Kundalini instructors so you can guarantee always being able to practice when you come to Dahab.
Sara is a yoga teacher who lights up the room when she teaches. She has a special energy and a very loving way to motivate students and help them to develop and be the best they can.
A Typical Class
Each class will begin with a short introduction and welcome, followed by a group tuning in, using the Adi Mantra (Ong Namo, Guru Dev Namo, which means ‘I bow to the creative wisdom of the Universe, I bow to the divine teacher within me’). We then prepare our bodies and our minds for the practice through some simple warm-up exercises and pranayama (breathing exercises), and then we move to the main focus of the class; the Kriya.
A Kriya is an exercise, or specific combination of exercises designed to have a specific effect on one or several aspects of our being, for example ‘Nervous System Overhaul’, ‘Colon Cleanser’, ‘Take Away Stress’ or ‘Making the Skin Radiant’ – these are all examples of Kriyas working on our physical body. We can also focus on more subtle aspects of ourselves, ‘Strengthening the Aura’, ‘Awakening to your Ten Bodies’, ‘Foundation for Infinity’ or ‘Prana-Apana Balance’.
After the Kriya comes everyone’s favourite part; the deep relaxation of Savasana, or Corpse Pose. Corpse Pose is the posture of relaxation where our bodies can go deeply into their own natural healing and regenerative resources, balancing the physical and mental stresses that are a part of everyday modern life. Yogi Bhajan suggested that all women give themselves the gift of practicing Savasana three times every day, for 11 minutes each time, to really support their wellbeing and health.
We finish our practice with a meditation, and again the variety of aspects we can focus on is vast. Some of my favourites are 'Inner Conflict Resolver', 'Calm Heart', 'Emotional Balance' and 'Meditation for Prosperity'. Meditations vary in length, some are very simple sitting meditations focusing on the breath, others incorporate mantra (chanting), mudras (hand positions and movement), belly pumping and visual focus. The richness of Kundalini Yoga means that no two classes will ever be the same, and for sure you will never be bored.
We complete the session with a self-blessing, by singing ‘The Long Time Sun’ and really making an effort to allow these words to come from our Higher Self to our ‘little self’, our daily self, the self that endures all the stress, feelings of not being good enough, is exhausted, unsure which direction to take, or who to trust. This mantra can really soothe away the jagged edges of a hard day, or challenging phase in our life, and help us find peace and love once more. We listen as if our hearts had ears so that we can by-pass the critical filter of our minds, that may well tell us that we are unworthy or undeserving of such uplifting, beautiful words.