Marina

With dedication and love, Marina teaches Ashtanga, Power, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga. Influenced by various traditions Marina's classes dynamically integrate Asana Vinyasa Flow with the application of precise alignment and breathing. She gives different modification for beginners and for advanced students so that her classes are suitable for everyone. She completed a teacher training course in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 500hr at Yoga Sala in Bulgaria. Marina continues to gain knowledge and experience from different teachers and seminars rediscovering the infinity of yoga. Experiencing the life changing power of yoga for herself she decided to dedicate herself to teaching and is grateful for the opportunity to share knowledge and energy with others. She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years teaching for five at different yoga studios in Bulgaria and the UK.


Marina instructs the following:
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Ashtanga literally means eight limbs. Referring to the eight limbs outlined in the Yoga Sutras (morality, spiritual, postures, breath, transcendence, concentration, meditation and enlightenment). Ashtanga is a fixed sequence of athletic postures that are practised in a fixed order. There is a primary, secondary and advanced version and students master one series before they take part in the next. Ashtanga yoga is often preferred by Yogis who want a life transforming experience because of the 8 limb focus. Ashtanga and Vinyassa have breath centred movement. In an Ashtanga class a pose would be practiced on the right side then immediately the left side follows which gives a good feeling of balance. Ashtanga does not use music and is the most traditional style of yoga practice. Ujjayi breath is used (breathing through the nose but constricting at the throat to make a rasping noise). There is an equal focus between movement, stretching and holding postures.

  • Urban Flow Yoga

  • Warm Yin Yoga
  • Yin Yoga: Slow paced and suitable for all levels. This class is practiced in a gently heated room with dimmed lights and soft music. Yin is a deeply meditative style of yoga consisting of floor postures held for longer periods of time, which increases the flexibility of connective tissue, fascia, and joints. Adding yin yoga into your practice will help to cultivate a deeper sense of connection and awareness while balancing the energetic meridians of the body. Yin yoga is truly the best compliment to "yang" practices such as Bikram, Ashtanga, and power yoga classes. Relax, release, let go, and enjoy.
     
     

  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • 90 minutes

    Ashtanga is a fixed sequence of athletic postures that are practised in a fixed order. There is a primary, secondary and advanced version and students master one series before they take part in the next. The classes we have at the studio are all primary series. Ashtanga and Vinyasa have breath centred movement. In an Ashtanga class a pose would be practiced on the right side then immediately the left side follows which gives a good feeling of balance.

    Ashtanga does not use music and is the most traditional style of yoga practice. Ujjayi breath is used (breathing through the nose but constricting at the throat to make a rasping noise). There is an equal focus between movement, stretching and holding postures. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. It’s method turns static poses into a dynamic flow with hands on adjustments. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body and a calm mind. All levels welcome. A beginners' Ashtanga class is also available on the timetable.