About Yoga & Teachers

What is Kriya Yoga?

Kriyas are specific sets of exercises, breathing techniques and sound mantras used to unlock energy channels or chakras in the body. The sequence of each kriya is meant to enable subtle and direct changes in the body and mind of the practitioner. Also, a kriya sequence can support a specific body part or organ, such as the intestines, liver, spinal column, etc.

Kriya yoga is an ancient type of meditation technique that, when practiced, is meant to rapidly accelerate one's spiritual progress.

Although practiced in India for centuries, the Kriya yoga meditation technique received worldwide attention after it was mentioned in the book, "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramahansa Yogananda. He is known as one of the modern founders of Kriya yoga and introduced the practice to the West in the 1920s.

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What is Yoga of Now?

Yoga of NOW is an advanced, integrative system that utilizes the ancient science of Kriya Yoga. Whether your intention is to relax and de-stress, rejuvenate your nervous system, become more energized, more flexible, more meditative, or all of the above, this place is for you! Yoga of NOW is mostly focused on the energetic balancing of the human body-mind mechanism. To raise our consciousness through different spiritual practices such as meditation, we need to generate a surplus of prana or vital energy. With the help of specific Kriya Yoga practices, prana becomes free from the usual mental tyrannies and functions as a purifying force wherever it is needed within the person.  In this regard, Kriyas are powerful techniques that help remove the energy blockages in the body and restore the free energy flow through a unique combination of Asanas, Pranayamas, different Kumbhakas (retentions), and visualizations.

About Yoga Teacher

 

Lyonne Sundari - Yoga Of Now Director, E-RYT 500 

Yoga Alliance Certified School RYS-200 

Lyonne shares the ancient wisdom of the Yogic lineage of Kriya as a tool to assist humanity towards upgrading their Consciousness.

 

She received her Yoga teacher training in Vinyasa Ashtanga Yoga with Lorraine Taylor in Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2013. She has conducted over 2,000 hours of teaching and has created the "Yoga Of Now" Teacher Training program. Lyonne has studied and practiced extensively in various lineages of Yoga, a few to mention, Ashtanga, Hatha, Kriya, Yin, Tantra & Kundalini.

Lyonne Sundari is the Co-founder of The New Humanity Foundation.

Her inspirational and intuitive teaching style is supported by 10 years of training and over 9 years of teaching. She is an advanced Energy practitioner, meditation teacher, and a lifetime student and teacher of Yoga. 

Classes with Lyonne are on

Wednesday 17:45 - 19:00 ( Kriya Yoga / Yoga of Now )

Contact for booking on WhatsApp +356 77001180 - Required to book in advance to assure availability

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What is Mysore?

 

Mysore-style yoga classes are traditionally practiced early in the morning, as per Jois’ personal recommendation for the best time of day to practice yoga. They may be interspersed with led yoga classes, especially for beginners. Generally, the sequence followed by yogis is one of the Ashtanga series of yoga postures, though other styles of yoga may also use Mysore-style sessions for yogis to practice different sequences or types of yoga.

In a Mysore class, the teacher will give instructions, directions, and physical assistance, but this is one-to-one, rather than to the whole group. The onus is on the yogi to learn the sequence of postures for themselves and to combine the asanas with movement and vinyasas between the postures, which are all coordinated with the breath.

About Yoga Teacher

 

Mila - RYT200 began her dance with yoga back in Poland in the 1980s where she was a member of an international physical theatre company “Blik”. She has toured the world communicating emotions and ideas through movement and mime. She finally settled in the UK in 1988 where she began teaching drama in theatres and colleges. Yoga was part of her daily practice in preparation for highly physical performances. During her teaching career, Mila has incorporated her yoga knowledge into the drama curriculum. However, her dedication to yoga developed once she found Ashtanga. After many years of training at Camyoga in Cambridge under the teaching of Emma Lindsey, Mila decided to go to India and train as an Ashtanga teacher. On return from India Mila deepened her practice and attended numerous workshops and classes. She trained under established practitioners like Scott Johnson, Philippa Asher, and Gregor Maehle. Mila now lives in Gozo and continues to teach and practice yoga.”

Classes with Mila are on

Thursday 9:00 - 10:30 ( Ashtanga Mysore )

Contact for booking on WhatsApp +356 79561703 - Required to book in advance to assure availability

What does Ashtanga mean?

Ashtanga yoga is a physically demanding style of yoga, developed by T. Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the 20th century. Sometimes referred to as Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, the style was derived from a system of Hatha yoga described in the ancient text, the Yoga Korunta.

Ashtanga is a Sanskrit term meaning "eight-limbs", referring to the eight limbs or eight-fold path of yoga as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras.

Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic, flowing style that connects each movement of the body with the breath. The method stresses the importance of daily practice, in which students follow a set sequence of postures known as a series.

There are six series of Ashtanga yoga, which practitioners can progress through at their own pace.

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About Yoga Teacher

 

Luca Hadassah Ten years ago Yoga found me at a difficult time in my life, becoming a friend during my struggle with depression and drug addiction. Yoga led me into a transformative period where I left behind a sick version of myself to learn how to become free.

 

In 2016 I studied Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy for 6 months in Kerala which initiated a four-year journey of self-discovery and study of Yoga all over the world. I trained Ashtanga in Mysore, Yoga Nidra in Thailand, Tibetan Yoga in Nicaragua, Sound Healing in Nepal, and spent much of my time wandering Varanasi, Arunachala, and The Himalayas in self-observation. 

 

For the past three years I have been guiding classes and retreats in India, Nepal, Thailand, Portugal, Sri Lanka, and now in Gozo. My intention is to guide others to discover their own inner healing capabilities through a deeper intimacy with the body and emotions. My approach is about grounding through spirituality, rather than looking outside for the answers, so we may learn how to trust our hearts and live from compassion. 
 

Classes with Luca are on

Saturday 9:00 - 10:30 ( Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series )


Contact for booking on WhatsApp +44 7788920079 - Required to book in advance to assure availability

What is Slow Flow Relaxation Yoga?

Slow Flow is a meditative form of Vinyasa and Hatha yoga that helps you find space between poses that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. 

Slow flow yoga is deeply relaxing and easier for beginners to follow. It also helps you connect more deeply with your body, breath, and inner journey.

In this ultra-fast world, we need slow-flow yoga to rebalance and relax.

Slow flow is all about slowing down and concentrating on your mind-body connection. It helps you improve mindfulness, breathwork, flexibility, balance, and strength. Let’s dig deeper into the soul of slow flow yoga.

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About Yoga Teacher

Johanna Glaad - I´m a crazy cat lady with a big passion for fitness, yoga, and reiki. I love to study the mind and the body And connect the breath with movement, it´s a blissful moment! My own yoga journey started 5 years ago when I moved here to beautiful Malta. It has been an amazing tool to use in my daily life. Yoga has been a great help for my mental health and a good friend of mine. Fitness and training have been a big part of my life for the latest 10 years. But when a found yoga it changed my whole life and I have never felt so free. My spirituality started to grow and I started to see life from a new perspective. With hours of practicing and retreats in India, I felt so strong to become a yoga teacher myself to share my knowledge and passion! I love to be a student and a teacher of yoga.

My classes are a lovely relaxing time for you, your mind, body, and soul. All levels are always welcome to join!

Classes with Johanna are on

Friday 7:00 - 8:00 (Beginners Yoga)
Thursday 17:45 - 19:15 (Slow Flow Yoga)

Contact for booking on WhatsApp +356 99353075 - Required to book in advance to assure availability

What is Kundalini-Shakti Yoga?

Kundalini yoga classes are infused with Shakti & taught in a more tantric-ally informed way. Kundalini Yoga is one of the most powerful forms of yoga for rapid and radical transformation, awakening our inner energy, & and accessing deep shifts in consciousness. It can help us develop a deeper inner relationship with our bodies, & through our bodies to the interconnected web life around us.

Kundalini and Shakti are essentially the same things: the often untapped ocean & flow of feminine life-force energy within us all. Regardless of gender. That which awakens in us an inner glow and radiance, and can open in us deep ecstatic & mystical states.   However, Kundalini yoga traditionally is taught in quite a 'masculine’ / yang, forceful way, having been transmitted mainly by a male lineage, that often wanted to rise above the body for liberation.  These classes offer a much more balanced approach, balancing feminine & masculine energies, & honoring the sacredness of our bodies as the temple of our consciousness. 

 

In these classes we melt & weave the more dynamic, active, challenging parts, with periods of stillness and time for falling into deep feeling, experiencing, expansion, and soft surrender. 

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About Yoga Teacher

Laura is the founder of Awakening-Shakti, offering deep healing bodywork sessions, classes & intensive 1-1 somatic coaching journeys, that help people to heal, embody and awaken their inner energy potentials through ancient & modern feminine healing arts. She has trained in Kundalini Yoga, Classical Hatha Yoga, & Tantra Yoga & is also a Tantra Teacher & trained Somatic Healing Coach.  She has been on this path of healing & awakening for over 20 years & offers a gentle, highly intuitive & caring space.

 

She first came to Kundalini yoga over 13 years ago when living in India and hearing the mysterious word ‘Kundalini’ whispered over and over to her. A practitioner of yoga & meditation since age 17, but not fully understanding the practice, she saw a class called ‘kundalini yoga’ and immediately felt she had to go. She spent that first class in streams of tears, finally feeling she understood internally what yoga was really all about. The practice was highly addictive and changed her life inside out, helping her to overcome an unhealthy addiction to smoking and develop inner confidence.  This practice of yoga and the awareness it opened within, helped to enrich her understanding and practice of every other type of yoga, bodywork, meditation, dance, etc from thereon.

Years later training in Classical Hatha Yoga she began to experience falling into deep sublime states of bliss and interconnectedness with nature but found nobody in the yoga world talking about this. From here her path and journey led back to the origins of Tantra, which informs much of her work.

 

Working as deeply with the body as she does all her work is trauma-informed & aware. 

She has recently moved to Gozo, guided by the work she does, and feeling that the Isle of the Goddess is the perfect place to continue expanding this work. 

Classes with Laura are on

Thursday 19:45 - 21:15 (Kundalini Yoga)

Contact for booking on WhatsApp +44 7597 407784 - Required to book in advance to assure availability

 

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is a soft slow-paced healing practice focused on realigning and stretching the connective tissues of the body.  

Yin Yoga helps you relax both physically and mentally by relieving the tensions in our muscles from our daily activities and also prevents injuries.  It teaches us to slow down and can be quite liberating. It can also be effecting in training our mind for meditation, particularly for beginners.

When you are practicing this style of yoga, your parasympathetic nervous system gets activated and you can even feel more relaxed.

Other benefits of yin yoga: it helps to remove blockages from the body, improves focus and encourages mindfulness.  It also boosts the flow of energy in your body.

Yin yoga is suitable to anyone looking to stretch their bodies with little physical effort and all levels of yoga practitioners.

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About Yoga Teacher

Beatrice - Certified Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation teacher (YACEP)

 

Originally from Brussels (Belgium), and after many years in Paris and Hong Kong, I landed in 2020 on the beautiful island of Gozo, a place that I now call home. 
During my years in Hong Kong, where I worked for a cinema tech company, I started my healing and spiritual journey.  Yoga became soon a daily practice when I witnessed the amazing benefits for the body, mind, and soul and how it supported me when I had to deal with extremely stressful events in both my professional and personal life.  

After 12 years of practicing different styles of yoga as a student, I realized it was time to offer my skills and practices as a teacher.  I felt more attracted to slow-paced healing practices such as Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation since I love how they can help people feel better and deal with their physical, mental, and emotional challenges in their everyday life.  

Classes with Beatrice are on

Friday 18:00 - 19:30 (Yin Yoga)

Contact for booking on WhatsApp +356 99797156 - Required to book in advance to assure availability