Irana Ji An
Irana JiAn is a Greek -Argentinian Yoga teacher- instructor, artist , fusion dancer and movement seeker. Her studies in different lineages of yoga -Hatha, Sivananda, Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Anusara; dance- graham, release, contact improvisation, tribal; Art and zen,all infused her approach to living, practicing and teaching yoga. Yogini with 18 years practice and 11 years teaching experience. She lives with her family in the Greek island Paros .Founded Yoga Shala Paros and AnasaYoga : yoga as sacred movement .
Anasa is the Greek word that means Breath, like the breath of life revealed by lord Shiva.
AnasaYoga is a Vinyasa fusion practice.It is a yoga of observation and development of awareness.It aims to bring harmony to the breath ,the body and presence to the mind.Grace to our life.A fluid sequencing of asanas & breath,along the chakra system , with focus on grounding & fluidity. Its practice is a transformative experience, an approach to Yoga as conscious evolution.All groups of asana, chakra work, pranayama, meditation and dance are integrated within the mandala of practices.The teaching of AnasaYoga is based upon the ancient Hatha Yogic texts, which state that all fixed forms should be designed to develop the practice of freestyle. Freestyle is a necessary step in the cultivation of longevity. The set forms contain within them all groups of asana( body positions) and movements for the proper development of the vital breath.The appropriate combination of these activities with suitable rhythm and positioning brings about the unfolding of the inner strength in the individual.
I have been teaching for a number of years and I feel a great joy in seeing practitioners heal and transform themselves and their lives through the practice. For me as a teacher it is important to pass the essence of Yoga as sacred movement and the sense of integrity and self acceptance. We come to the mat to acknowledge that we are ok as we are and where we are and accept our life as it is right now; And when we begin to feel this acceptance, a great sense of freedom begins to occur, not just in our bodies but in our mind and our heart as well.
Yoga is a way of taking yourself into life’s pulsing heart. It will inevitably lead you to your own vulnerability,to your raw places. But vulnerability also opens the door to love, grace, and the deepest forms of healing. Your vulnerability, scary as it can be, is inseparable from your capacity for intimacy and creativity and love.The spiritual journey often looks like a dance between the two distinct poles of vulnerability and boundaries. It’sa continuing dialogue between the impulse to soften and open and the impulse to contain and protect. The twoapparent opposites turn out to be equal partners in the process of embodying spirit and heart.
As we move on,through a disciplined practicing, we begin to gratefully accept reality, life and all other beings with love and compassion.Yoga translates to union of all as one . between the body, the mind and our emotional self- and when we link these together through our Breath and Asana in Vinyasa yoga we creatively enter a greater clarity, we celebrate life, we embody Shakti our creative life force- and we experience a deeper state of awareness and presence.
A fluid Vinyasa practice that ignites our creative energy and the natural flow of life’s breath and freedom. This energetic alignment develops flexibility, grounding and inner balance and is suitable for all ages and body types; Engaging the soul. body and breath in an harmonious healing and transforming practice: Standing, Pumping, Sitting, Weighing, Lying (face-down, face-up, on sides), Forwards, Sideways(lateral), Backwards, Inversion, Spiral, Turning-Twisting Asana in continuous rythmic movement through the breath and the flow of Prana Shakti, our creative life force.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind in the present moment.
Out beyond our ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field. I ‘ll meet you there.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.