by Kseniya Konyaeva
Saturday – 08.00 – 09.00hrs
Yin Yang Yoga is quite a new movement that was introduced in 1970 and is still something to explore and discover. At this workshop Ksenia will present her own vision to this type of practice. The sequence she created reflects her personal story and ideas, that she will also share in the beginning of the class. While traveling and learning more about yoga and spirituality, she was also seeking for internal harmony and balance, that’s when discovering Yin/Yang appeared to be an answer.
Balance requires consciously honoring both energies of life. Feminnine and musculine, heating and cooling, death and birth, love and hate. This is what Yin and Yang are in honor of. This practice will start with the heating Yang Yoga working out the upper body based on asanas of Ashtanga practice, and will end up with switching the concentration towards the lower body, working deep, dense connective tissues and joints in the body and holding poses for longer, following principles of restorative Yin. This is the workshop for those struggling to find their balance on both physical and emotional level as well as those who are curious how different yoga can be and how it changes overtime.
Ksenia’s spiritual journey started when she was studying at the University getting the degree in Japanese and English teaching. That’s when she got fascinated by Eastern teachings and philosophy. It continued after discovering yoga and introducing it into her routine, which changed it drastically by triggering the awareness of doing what you love and serving people with your knowledge. She moved to Malta 6 years ago to do voluntary service at the local social Center (Centru Tbexbix). After finishing volunteering she started to work in the International school which inspired her to join Kids Yoga Training and start to teach it to the children. Half a year after she went to India, Dharamashala to do her 200-Hours Yoga course. A year later she spent 1.5 months in Koh Phangan island in Thailand as a Karma Yoga Student in Samma Karuna Healing and Awakening School. Following her spiritual journey she has also got a Reiki Level 1 certification done and is now getting ready for the next one. Her classes are inspired by the classical yoga tradition as well as by her personal discoveries of new styles of the practice.