Autumn is coming!

Slowly slowly autumn is coming and we are getting back into our daily and yoga routines. Autumn is the perfect time for yoga by the way. No matter if you like flow yoga, hatha yoga or yin yoga, we can find the perfect time and place to practice together and enjoy that lovely autumn sun, the breeze and the sound of the sea. A regular yoga routine will help you to stay healthy, full of energy and as relaxed as you can be. Let’s step into winter time together, feeling our best! Our new October schedule looks like this:

Our October schedule for yoga by the sea and online:

  • Mondays: 8:30 – 9:00 Meditation  ONLINE
  • Mondays: 9:00 – 10:00 Hatha Yoga ONLINE
  • Mondays: 17:00 – 18:15 Yin Yoga by the Sea,  Saltpans Zebbug
  • Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:00  Yoga by the sea, Qbajjar Batterija or Xwejni
  • Tuesdays: 17:30 – 18:30 Sunset Yoga by the Sea, Saltpans Zebbug
  • Wednesday: 7:30 – 8:30 Gentle Yoga by the Sea Qbajjar Batterija or Xwejni
  • Wednesdays: 09:00 – 10:15 Yin Yoga ONLINE
  • Wednesdays: 17:00 – 18:00 Intense Breathing and Meditation at Saltpans
  • Thursdays: 7:30 – 8:45 Yin  Yoga by the Sea, Qbajjar Batterija or Xwejni
  • Thursdays: 18:00 Flow Yoga ONLINE
  • Fridays: 7:00 – 8:00 Yoga by the sea at Qbajjar Batterija or Xwejni
  • Saturdays: 7:30 – 8:30 Hatha Yoga by the Sea Qbajjar Batterija or Xwejni

Our winter schedule, starting date to be announced later this year:

  • Mondays: 8:15 – 8:45 Meditation  ONLINE
  • Mondays: 9:00 – 10:00 Hatha Yoga ONLINE
  • Mondays: 9:00 – 10:15 Yin Yoga by the Sea,  Qbajjar Bocce
  • Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:00  Yoga by the sea, Qbajjar Bocee
  • Tuesdays: 18:00 – 19:00 Sunset Yoga by the Sea, Qbajjar Bocce
  • Wednesday: 9:00 – 10:00 Gentle Yoga by the Sea Qbajjar Bocce
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 – 10:15 Yin Yoga ONLINE
  • Wednesdays: 15:30 – 16:30 Intense Breathing and Meditation at Saltpans
  • Thursdays: 9:00 – 10:15 Yin  Yoga by the Sea, Qbajjar Bocce
  • Thursdays: 18:00 – 19:00 Flow Yoga ONLINE & at Qbajjar Bocce
  • Fridays: 7:00 – 8:00 Yoga by the sea at Qbajjar Bocce
  • Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:00 Hatha Yoga by the Sea Qbajjar Bocce

In case of very bad weather, the outdoor classes will be held online, through the Facebook group “Yellow Rock Yoga X-tra”.

Please note: locations can change depending on the wind.

These sessions are by the sea an in small groups. Bring your own mat, cushion, water and blanket. Booking is essential, at least a day before but booking earlier is recommended.

What if these times don’t fit your schedule?

Participate in our online group class platform! 3 new classes a week through livestream and a big library of video classes, all saved on the platform for your use any time of day.

Or: book a private class! It is more affordable than you think, especially if you share a class with your partner or your friends! Check our Schedule & rates section for more information.

Follow us on Facebook,  Yellow Rock Yoga Gozo,  for the latest info.

Yoga for Beginners Package

How to start with yoga if you are a beginner? You could just join a class and slowly learn the movements and the breathing techniques of course. Alternatively you can take a few private classes. This is a great way for many people to feel more confident before participating in your first group class. Learn yoga step by step with a mix of online and personal guidance from Monique or Nop. Within four weeks we will teach you all the basics to follow any of our group classes with ease.

Special offer

So, if you haven’t done any outdoor yoga yet, this may be right the time to start a new routine to feel your best. For those of you who have done yoga before, this may be a good time to commit to a more regular or intense autumn and winter practice. In the month of October we have a special offer on winter memberships at just 35 euros per month for 2 classes a week, or more if we have space. Talk to your teacher to find out more!

Have a lovely autumn and see you on the mat!

Monique and Nop

The magic of Restorative Yoga & try it for free!

“Do nothing, destress, boost your immunity and relax the body. Is that possible?” Yes, it possible! It is almost too good to be true, but Restorative Yoga is a practice that requires minimal effort with a lot of health benefits.

Minimal effort?

The minimal effort is that you hold a yoga pose for 7 – 15 minutes or longer, while being fully supported by cushions. In most poses you lie on your back, belly or side. You are completely still in the pose, while you relax your body completely and you allow the mind to become calmer. This helps you to shift from an active “Fight-and-Flight” mode into a much calmer state because the parasympathetic nervous system is activated. The result is a slower heart rate and better blood flow to your internal organs. Almost like magic.

Benefits?

Most people who practice this type of yoga mention the following benefits:

  • feeling calmer
  • sleeping better
  • less stress
  • better digestion
  • more energy the day after
  • better immunity
  • a sense of balance and a better mood
  • a general sense of relaxation

Try it for free!

It is really amazing that this can all happen when you hold a yoga pose long with support of cushions. The beauty of this practice is that you can easily do it at home too. If you would like to give it a try for free, this Thurday 11 February at 18:00 Malta time I will guide an online Restorative class through Facebook. Just send me a message if you would like to join that class. I will send you further info.

If you cannot join, no worries, do a mini-session on your own and just flip your legs up the wall like in the picture below and stay there for 15 minutes. See how you feel afterwards! Enjoy your relaxation!

Hello February!

Hi! Hope your are doing fine, where ever you are right now in these special times. We are very happy here in Gozo, enjoying these quiet winter times, with lovely weather for outdoor yoga. This is the time of year you can do yoga any time of the day, and there is always a quiet spot in nature we can go to for personal classes or small group classes. We feel that moving and breathing outdoors can do a lot of good to maintain good health, which is maybe more important than ever.

Our group class schedule for February looks like this:

  • Mondays: 8:30 – 9:00 Meditation by the Sea, Qbajjar Bocce
  • Mondays: 9:15 – 10:30  Yin Yoga by the Sea, Qbajjar Bocce
  • Mondays: 18:00 – 19:00 Yoga by the Sea in Qbajjar Bocce
  • Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:00  Yoga by the sea, Qbajjar Bocce
  • Tuesdays: 18:00 – 19:00 Flow Yoga by the Sea Qbajjar Bocce
  • Wednesday: 8:00 – 9:00 Gentle Yoga by the Sea Qbajjar Bocce
  • Wednesdays: 15:30 – 16:30 Intense Breathing and Meditation at Saltpans Gozo
  • Wednesdays: 18:00 – 19:00 Flow Yoga Qbajjar Bocce
  • Thursdays: 7:30 – 8:30 Yin Yang Yoga by the Sea, Qbajjar Bocce
  • Thursdays: 9:00 – 10:15 Yin Yoga Qbajjar Bocce
  • Thursdays: 15:00 – 16:00 Yoga Safari anywhere in Gozo
  • Fridays: 7:00 – 8:00 Yoga by the sea at Qbajjar Bay Bocce
  • Saturdays: 7:30 – 8:30 Hatha Yoga by the Sea Qbajjar Bocce
  • Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:00 Hatha Yoga by the Sea Qbajjar Bocce

These sessions are in small groups, in line with government regulations for COVID-19. Bring your own mat and hand sanitizer. Wear layers! We keep the required social distance. Booking is essential, at least a day before.

What is the best class for beginners?

That’s is a question we hear a lot. Any class really as the teacher will always give different options, but we can highly recommend Gentle Yoga on Wednesday or Hatha Yoga on Saturday. If you have never done yoga before, we can also recommend our Yoga for Beginners Package. Several private classes are included, outdoors but also online. So no matter where you are right now, you can start your yoga classes adapted to your goals and needs.

Retreats

At this moment we don’t have retreats running because of winter time, but we will start again from March to June and from September to November. Did you know you have a whole apartment to yourself in our retreats? And we always offer accommodation right by the sea? Feel free to reach out for more information through our Contact and bookings page.

Online yoga

If you would like to do yoga, but you cannot make it to group class, you can join our online community on Facebook “Yellow Rock Yoga X-tra”. We offer 4 weekly yoga classes through that group, and we have hundreds of video classes for you in any yoga style you like. All accessible at a small fee per month.

Have a lovely February and stay safe and healthy!

Monique & Nop

Hello October!

Slowly slowly we say goodbye to the summer, although the temperature is still high, we enjoy lots of sun and the sea is just amazing! But the sun sets earlier, that is for sure and that means a few changes in our yoga schedule!

Yoga by the Sea

Our outdoor practice by the sea between 3 October and 25 October:

  • Mondays: 17:00 – 18:00 Meditation at Satori Rooftop Xaghra*
  • Mondays: 18:15 – 19:30 Yin Yang Yoga at Satori Rooftop Xaghra*
  • Mondays: 17:00 – 18:00 Sunset Yoga at Xwejni Beach
  • Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:00  Yoga by the sea, Qbajjar Bocce
  • Wednesday: 8:00 – 9:00 Gentle Yoga by the Sea
  • Wednesdays: 17:00 – 18:00 Intense Breathing and Meditation @Saltpans Gozo
  • Wednesdays: 18:30 – 19:30 Flow Yoga with Nop at Satori Rooftop Xaghra*
  • Thursdays: 9:00 – 10:15 Yin Yoga – Satori Rooftop in Xaghra *
  • Thursdays: 17:00 – 18:00 Sunset Yoga at Saltpans Gozo
  • Fridays: 7:00 – 8:00 Yoga by the sea at Qbajjar Bay Bocce or Batterija
  • Saturdays: 9:30 – 10:30 Hatha Yoga – Satori Rooftop Xahgra*

In case of very bad weather, the outdoor classes will be held online, through the Facebook group “Yellow Rock Yoga X-tra”. This is a closed group, find us on Facebook to learn more!

Expect a bigger change after 25 October because of winter time. Most likely sunset classes will start earlier then.

Online yoga

The online schedule for October is as follows:

  • Mondays 9:00 – 10:00 Hatha Yoga
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 – 10:00 Fityoga
  • Wednesdays 9:00 – 10:00 Yin Yoga
  • Fridays 9:00 – 10:00 Keepfit or Flow Yoga

Did you know you can schedule private online yoga classes with us as well through Facetime or Skype?

Personal yoga & yoga safaris

October is a beautiful month for longer outdoor sessions. Book a yoga safari with us and we take you to the most beautiful places on the island. Of course you can also schedule weekly personal yoga sessions with us, or create your own group class with a few friends. Contact us for more info!

Small groups & social distance

We have limited our outdoor group size to 8 people and at Satori Rooftop we limit it to only 6 people to keep the social distance. Book your spot in advance. Bring your own mat, cushion and blanket.

Have a beautiful October month & stay healthy and safe.

Monique & Nop

What’s new in September?

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Almost September already! We hope you are still enjoying your summer, but as the sun sets earlier every day, it is time to look ahead a little bit. What’s new in September?

Retreats back on!

As from 1 September, yoga retreats are back on. Check our yoga retreats page if you are interested. Did you know you can also do a one-day retreat with us? Or a yoga safari to explore the island?

New yoga class every Wednesday at 18:30 at Satori Centre with Nop

We have added a new yoga class at Wednesdays on the Rooftop of Satori Centre. Nop will be teaching a Flow Yoga session, flowing vinyasa yoga with some pilates elements and relaxation too. Limited spaces available, so book early if you like to join this weekly session.

Nop’s morning yoga class in Qbajjar on Wednesdays will be paused until later this fall. We expect to start this class back up in October.

Sunset classes start earlier

Our outdoor late afternoon classes will start earlier because of the earlier sunset.

Mondays: Sunset yoga with Nop 18:00 to 19:00

Thursdays: Sunset Yoga with Monique 18:00 to 19:00

Check the full schedule here.

Online yoga still continues

Our online yoga schedule stays the same in September, and we aim to add Fityoga back into the schedule in October.

We wish you a healthy and happy September!

Monique & Nop

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Talking about Yoga Food”…. Vegetarian Spinach Pine Nut Lasagne

Something else in our yoga blog this time. A little inspiration for some healthy cooking by our guest blogger, Charlotte Scott, Registered Dietician and Yoga practicioner. Charlotte  lives in Gozo and has an inspiring website and she helps people with their diet through online consultations, yogi’s or non-yogi’s. Keeping a healthy body is important for everyone, but yoga practitioners will find it essential. Getting the right minerals and vitamins from real food, not always easy, but it can be done.

We are very happy that Charlotte will share some recipes and information about nutrition with us every once in a while! So let’s get into the yoga kitchen!

“Lets talk about …. Spinach”

Spinach is great versatile vegetable for the whole family.

It’s dark green colour indicates that they (like other green leafy vegetables) are packed with health boosting carotenoids: beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. There is scientific evidence that these phytochemicals improve the immune system, eye health and skin. Green leafy vegetables are also a good source of iron and folate which play an essential role at maintaining a healthy immune system and are particularly important at making a protein called haemoglobin which transports oxygen around the body via red blood cells.  You can see how much iron is recommended per day for each age group in table 1 below. 

Vegetarians and vegans, and those with higher iron requirements are encouraged to include a variety green leafy vegetables regularly as part of a balanced diet.

Good plant based sources of iron include spinach, cabbage, broccoli, as well as beans, pulses and legumes. Table 2 has a list of plant based sources of iron.

Iron absorption is enhanced and improved when combined with vitamin C.  Here are some ideas on how you can combine an iron rich meal with vitamin C:

  • drink with a glass of pure unsweetened orange juice with the meal
  • include a salad containing good sources of vitamin C, such as tomatoes and peppers
  • have fresh fruit as a dessert. Good sources of vitamin C include oranges, lemons, strawberries, blackcurrants, blueberries

Spinach Ricotta and Pine Nut Lasagne Recipe (Vegetarian)

Effort: Medium

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

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Ingredients;

For The Sauce:

  • 850ml full fat cows milk or milk free alternative
  • 50g butter or milk free spread
  • 50g plain flour
  • 60g vegetarian hard cheese such as cheddar, grated
  • Lasagne:
  • 600g baby spinach leaves, stalks removed
  • 225g ricotta
  • 12 lasagne sheets
  • 50g pine nuts
  • knob of butter
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 200g mozzarella, roughly chopped
  • Method:

1. Place milk, butter and flour in a saucepan and whisk continuously over a medium heat until it has reached simmering point and has thickened

2. Remove from heat and stir in half the hard cheese (30g)

3. Melt butter in a large saucepan and add spinach leaves, cook for about 3 minutes until the leaves are tender. Allow to cool and chop finely.

4. Mix spinach, ricotta and about 10 tbsp of the sauce in a bowl and add the crumbled feta cheese

5. Dry fry the pine nuts in a frying pan over a medium heat and toss until they are golden in colour then remove from the pan

6. Using a casserole dish; spread one quarter of the sauce on the bottom, then a third of the spinach ricotta mix and half of the pine nuts, add a layer of lasagne sheets, repeat the process two more times finishing with a layer of pasta, the rest of the sauce and the remaining hard cheese, mozzarella and remaining pine nuts

7. To cook the lasagne: preheat the oven to 200 degrees C and bake for 50 – 60 minutes until the top is golden in colour and bubbling

8. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving

Important: do not practice yoga with a full stomach. Wait two to three hours with your yoga after you have enjoyed your meal!

Our Yoga Summer is here!

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Summer is here! And we are so grateful to be able to practice outside again. We have enjoyed beautiful energizing sessions in the early morning by the sea already  in small groups and some relaxing Sunset sessions at Xwejni Beach. Also we have done meditations at the Saltpans, enjoying late afternoon sun and a lovely breeze. “Yoga belongs to nature”, is what my teacher always told me, and they sure make a brilliant combination.

Yoga on the roof at Satori Xaghra

The best news this week is that our partner Satori Centre is going to offer yoga again and that means that Monique will offer 4 weekly sessions on the magical Rooftop. Because there is plenty of shade Monique can offer classes there that start a bit later in the morning, for those of you who do not like to get up super early. We added a new Yin Yang class on Mondays, with Sun Salutes and long stretches, and a classic Hatha Yoga class on Saturdays, to start your weekend the best way.

Online

As we have clients in different countries and on Malta, we will continue to offer daily online yoga (Sundays excluded). All livestream classes start at 9:00 now but you can do you daily class 24/7 as all videos are stored on the platform. Right now we have about a 100 full length videos available for you. Perfect to fit your busy schedule and still work on a fit body and a calm mind.

Yoga safaris, events and retreats

As from 1 July next we will offer yoga safaris, events and retreats again. Check the website for options.

One of the best events this year will be International Yoga Day Gozo on the 21st of June. We organize this together with 10 different yoga teachers on the island. If you have time on 21st of June at 7:00 and you like to do your Sun salutes, book your spot now at just 10 EUR. All proceeds go to Citadel Gozo and SPCA. Limited spots available.

Another brilliant one-day retreat I can recommend is Yoga & Freediving. Yoga in the morning with Monique or Nop, lunch and then Freediving with Antje in the afternoon!

Our outdoor schedule by the sea as from 15 June:

These sessions are in small groups in line with government regulations for COVID-19. Bring your own mat or big towel. We keep the required social distance and we greet each other with a “Namaste”! Bring your own hand sanitizer. Booking is essential, at least a day before through 77300231.

  • Mondays: 17:00 – 18:00 Meditation at Satori Rooftop Xaghra*
  • Mondays: 18:15 – 19:30 Yin Yang Yoga at Satori Rooftop Xaghra* – Monique
  • Mondays: 18:30 – 19:30 Sunset Yoga at Xwejni Beach – Nop
  • Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:00  Yoga by the sea, Qbajjar Bay Batterija or Bocce
  • Wednesdays: 7:00 – 8:00 Yoga by the sea, Qbajjar Bay Batterija or Bocce
  • Wednesdays: 17:00 – 17:45 Intense Breathing and Meditation Saltpans
  • Thursdays: 9:00 – 10:15 Yin Yoga – Satori Rooftop in Xaghra *
  • Thursdays: 18:30 – 19:30 Sunset Yoga at Xwejni Beach
  • Fridays: 7:00 – 8:00 Yoga by the sea at Qbajjar Bay Bocce or Batterija
  • Saturdays: 7:00 – 8:00 Yoga by the sea, Qbajjar Bay Batterija or Bocce
  • Saturdays: 9:30 – 10:30 Hatha Yoga at Satori Roodtop Xaghra*

* a surcharge of 2 euros applies for YRY-members

Outdoor yoga is available at 10 euros a single session.

Current online schedule

You can join 3 new livestream classes  a week, enjoy one of the many video classes and do a class at a time that is most convenient for you! Our online platform is available 24/7 once you have access to it. You will need a Facebook account to join or access our online group classes.

  • Monday: 9:00 – 10:00 Hatha Yoga with Nop
  • Wednesday:  9:00 – 10:15 Yin Yoga with Monique
  • Friday: 9:00 – 10:00 Flow, or Shape, or Fityoga or Meditation

Unlimited online yoga is available at 17,50 euros a month or 5 euros a single session.

We wish you a beautiful summer with a lot of yoga, love and laughter! And of course: stay safe! Namaste, Monique & Nop

 

Spring update

Spring is here and all of a sudden we have an online yoga school! When I posted something six week ago,  we thought we could still be teaching by the sea. Unfortunately we had to stop all our in-person teaching as from 16 March, like many other businesses. However, people who normally join us for yoga still want to move, meditate and breathe and so we have started to share our Keepfit and Yoga classes online through Facebook. We began with two weekly classes, but right now we offer new classes everyday, except for Sunday. And we save all videos for later use, which means that people who previously couldn’t do yoga with us, can do yoga with us any time. We have members now in Gozo, Malta & several other countries abroad. We are truly grateful we have been able to do this and even more grateful for all the members that “show up” for yoga & fitness everyday. Ironically, I always wanted to support members in their home practice, well, now is the time! If you haven’t tried our online yoga yet, find “Yellow Rock Yoga X-tra” on Facebook. Or contact us to book a private class through Facetime, Skype or Whatsapp.

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Normally spring time is the time where we offer yoga retreats with lots of outdoor yoga. Of course all of this has stopped but hopefully next year we will be able to offer yoga on this beautiful island again. Nature is breathtaking this time of year. This is a picture of sunset at Dwejra we took recently. It is  of course exceptionally quiet at the moment on the island, and we enjoy this quietness whenever we walk the dog.

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Amazing colours……..

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Like most people, we have no idea of what to expect the next few months. At a certain point, measures will be more relaxed and at some point we can enjoy practicing outside again. Until then, we will see you online! Stay safe & stay healthy!

Namaste, Monique & Nop

Yoga & COVID-19 update

With our yoga we want to improve our health and wellbeing. Under the current circumstances, this means we have to adjust a few things in order to keep each other as safe as possible. In this post we discuss a few important things that will come into effect as from 13 March 2020.

Limited spaces and outdoor classes in Xaghra where possible

We keep a distance between students and make sure we are outdoors whenever we can. All formerly indoor classes in Victoria are now transferred to mainly outdoor yoga at Satori Centre Xaghra as from 13 March and are limited to 4 persons. This means that:

  • you will have to book your spot at least 24 hours in advance;
  • it is not always possible to attend any class you like. We will guarantee a minimum of one class per student per week though;
  • wear layers, we are outside a lot or doors are open on two sides;
  • we will not accept any drop-ins until further notice;
  • Shape & Flow on Thursdays will be from 17:00 to 18:00;
  • Fityoga on Monday is put on hold for a while, until we have found a new space indoor or outdoors for that class.

For outdoor classes in Qbajjar: everything remains the same as it was, we keep a bigger distance between the mats though.

Online and personal yoga available

If you prefer to do yoga at home, contact us about personal yoga or online yoga. We will do our utmost to help you with your yoga practice, even if you prefer to temporarily not join groups.

Taking care of safety and hygiene together

Yellow Rock Yoga is always taking care of safety and hygiene and  of course, so are you. However, we have to work together to create the safest yoga space possible. A few things to keep in mind:

  • please wash and or disinfect your hands before class. Bring your own hand sanitizer if possible;
  • we will disinfect every mat after every use, with a stronger disinfectant;
  • bring a towel or your own mat if possible to put on top of our mats;
  • all indoor classes will be without airconditioning and with natural ventilation. This means that you may want to put on an extra layer of clothing;
  • we will avoid hands-on adjustments, and we will keep a distance, avoiding shaking hands or sharing yoga hugs;
  • in case of a cold, coughing or sneezing, please do not come to yoga class or leave the yoga space to keep each other safe.

Please reach out if you have any questions or doubts about taking part in one of our yoga classes. We rely on it that with a bit of extra care from our part and your part, we can keep enjoying our yoga practice together.

Namaste, Monique & Nop

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Yoga news for 2020!

Happy new year everyone, here in Gozo, Malta and abroad! May this be a year full of health & happiness for you. A year of love and joy. A year of creative energy, friendship and love. A year of abundance!

For us  this is the third year of Yellow Rock Yoga and again this year we will aim to make you feel your best, body, mind and soul. Through yoga, meditation, workshops, retreats and you name it, we are here for you in Gozo. And also if you cannot make it to our classes in Gozo, no worries, we offer online yoga classes as well. If you have Facetime or Skype, it is possible to do yoga and meditation together. Some of our Dutch clients have been doing this ever since we left Holland in 2018!

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What’s new in 2020?

We encourage everyone to do a bit of yoga at home too. It can be helpful to have a private routine developed especially for you every few months. That is why we give a 20% discount on our single private sessions to every person with a valid Yellow Rock Yoga card. This discount also applies to our Outdoor & Meditation safaris! So if you have a valid Yellow Rock Yoga card, not only can you enjoy yoga and meditation sessions with a discount (35 euros for 5 sessions instead of 10 euros per session) but you have access to private sessions or safaris  at a lower price too! This discount also applies for members with a monthly unlimited card of course!

New winter schedule & new lessons

We have a new winter schedule with two new classes. The first new class is a Shape and Flow class by Monique on Thursdays at 17:45. We use yoga poses to shape and tone the body and flowing yoga poses as a moving meditation. It is a bit of a work-out and it is calming the mind too. This is a class with relaxing music in the background, and yes, you can still send your requests for your favorite music to Monique every week!

Another new class is a 75-minute Yin Yang class with Nop every Saturday at 9:00 in Qbajjar Bay. Yin poses are slow, passive and relaxing, Yang poses are more active and dynamic. The focus is on the restorative  Yin part, but the Yang poses will keep you warm and balanced. Read more about the benefits of Yin Yoga in earlier blogs. Find the full schedule on Schedule & rates

Custom retreats in 2020

In 2020 we will offer more custom retreats. One interesting package is our new Safari Package. You arrange your own accommodation and food, we will provide the program. In a typical Yoga Safari Package, valid for a maximum of two weeks you could find:

  • 3 x outdoor Yoga & Meditation safaris on the most beautiful spots on the island
  • Unlimited access to all of our group classes for a maximum of two weeks
  • 1 x chakra workshop
  • 1 x reiki session or mantra workshop
  • 1 x silent hiking with meditation
  • Coffee, tea and fruits included as well as one healthy lunch on one of the safari days

This package is available at just 325 euros. Create your own retreat this way or combine our One day retreats Gozo any way you like!  Of course our regular Yoga retreats by the sea will be also available as well in 2020.

We wish you a brilliant 2020!

Namaste, Monique & Nop