Adriana MeBarr

Adriana is a certified Power Yoga teacher based in Dubai , with more than 11 years experience. She is also a certified Mind Coach and a graduate of Organization Relationship System Coaching, currently teaching mindfulness and meditation

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Elaine Kelly

Elaine Kelly is the founder of Yogafest Middle East and a highly qualified and passionate advocate for workplace wellness. With 20 years of Yoga practice, she is also Goodwill Ambassador for Gulf4Good

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Meditation: My Painful Beginnings, The Puppy Mind, and Lessons Learned

When I quit my job three years ago to reinvent myself, meditating and mindfulness were topicsI absolutely could not get my head around. Performance and life coaches continuously talked about it. Top athletes and leaders seemed to practice it and for some unexplainable reason pictures of a peacefully meditating Buddha kept on appearing in my Facebook and Instagram news feed.

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Jatta Tjurin

Jatta has been on the path of yoga since 2001 and 2008 she encountered the deep practice of the 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga. The impact of the practice was so profound that she has become a full time practitioner travelling and connecting with senior teachers of Ashtanga method. She is a certified 500hr Yoga Alliance Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher and visits Rishikesh every year to refresh her knowledge and practice.

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Why The Silent Treatment May Be a Bad Idea…..or Not!

The sounds of birds and falling tree leaves are all what I could hear in this cozy cottage in the middle of the farm gardens during the silent retreat I chose to do in the outskirts of Bangalore, India. After almost 2 years of being quite stressed out from various life events, including a tough divorce, I decided that this was the perfect time I needed to be by myself on a silent space where I would be able to switch off and cut all ties with the outside world for a full week. 7 days of not talking. 168 hours. 10080 minutes!

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Peewee Sanchez

Peewee has been doing yoga for more than 20 years and her first contact with yoga was regular self practice from an Iyengar Book in her native Philippines, with cardboard sheets for a mat. She is behind the creative development of Yogafirst Training Programs and trains teachers in Yoga Alliance 200hr and 500hr certifications and Swing Yoga. She feels the best yoga anyone will ever be able to do is the one that is true to who you are.

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What is Ashtanga Yoga: Learn the Basics

“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you”. -Osho

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5 Tips For Choosing a Yoga Teachers’ Training

“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you”. -Osho

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