Whether you are looking for an energising, relaxing or simply activating practice, Yoga will help you reconnect to your body, facilitating a dialogue with your body through movement and breath.
“Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
Mahí’s personal teaching style brings together her own experience of yoga as well as other movement practices. Coming from a very active past, where pushing herself beyond her limits regardless of any pain or damage to her body was a given, yoga has taught her instead how to respect and honour her physical self through motion. In addition, it has enabled her to listen to and understand my body’s language before it reaches the point of screaming (pain) or collapsing on either a physical or emotional level. It has opened up a direct connection to herself, bypassing the chatter of the mind and accessing a vast source of energy and life. Yoga, when practiced at its fullest, becomes a way of living. Asana practice, the physical movement aspect of yoga, has become for Mahí a playful and joyful exploration of herself. When practicing in this state of openness to outcome, the only motivation being playfulness, yoga allows her to access her truth.
It is the passing on of this joy and excitement that has become her passion in teaching yoga. Making yoga accessible to everybody, understanding that it is not about the outer form but instead all about entering a deeper dialogue with ourselves.
Styles & Sessions
Mindful flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hot Yoga and Pranayama
* One-on-one personal yoga sessions
* Yoga classes
Mindful Flow Yoga, as developed by Elena, is an active yet gentle practice, that offers both new and advanced practitioners the space to explore movement and breath at a slow pace. It combines short vinyasa sequences, practiced slowly and focusing on transitions, and more static hatha yoga elements with longer holds. While offering detailed queues throughout the practice, it actively encourages and supports proprioception and the notion, that each practitioner can determine what works best for their body.
Yin Yoga stands for a very gentle, passive practice, as opposed to movement-oriented vigorous yang styles of yoga. It is intended to support stretching of the body’s connective tissue, particularly around the joints, and allow for a build up of receiving, feminine energy. Yin yoga is a slow practice of fewer poses that are held over several minutes, allowing you to enter deep yet gentle stretches by relaxing your muscles and letting gravity do the work for you.
The term Hatha stands for sun (ha) – representing strength and heat – and moon (tha) – representing silence and coolness – essentially expressing the balance of antithetic energies. Hatha Yoga classes consist of basic asanas (yoga poses) with no flow between poses, that can be varied and adjusted depending on your level. They are slower-paced, active and strength-focused with pranayama breathing exercises and short meditation sequences. Hatha classes give you the space to work on your alignment, learn relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with yoga and new asanas while building strength and flexibility.
Vinyasa classes offer a fluid, movement-intensive practice. Vinyasas (sequences) smoothly transition from pose to pose, linking breath to movement allowing you to enter a flow, almost like creating a dance through your breath. The intensity of the practice can be varied depending on your level, however a basic acquaintance with yoga is preferable.
Hot yoga is derived from the 26 pose series as established in the Bikram method and is practiced in a heated space (33°c – 40°c). The heat allows for the loosening of tight muscles and at the same time offers a challenge that encourages you to increase your focus and let go of any unnecessary diversions. Classes are guided verbally in meticulous detail, allowing you to build up the asanas in a process as opposed to a final image or goal.