Irana Ji An
‘I am a full-time yoga teacher . My yoga practice radically changed the way I understood and related to myself. It taught me that true power, strength, and success comes only as a result of a life lived in balance. I believe that introducing more people to the deeply healing benefits of yoga has the power to completely transform our world ‘
Irana JI An is a Greek – Argentinian Yoga teacher-coach, fusion dancer and movement seeker has been trained in different lineages of Yoga -Hatha, Sivananda,Iyengar, Jivamukti, Ashtanga,and Anusara -and her background in Dance, Art and Therapeutics infuse her style of living and teaching Yoga.Yogin with 20 years practice and 11 years of teaching understanding experience, she founded Yoga Shala ,in Paros and developed YogaAnasa system- approach to teaching : yoga as sacred movement. Her unique style integrates breath, alignement and anatomical awareness to draw the student into their inner experience of each posture.Her approach uses yoga as a vital, powerful and compassionate component in healing the body and the psyche.
Anasa is the Greek word that means Breath : like the breath of life revealed by lord Shiva.
YogaAnasa 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 asana & breath, moving along the chakra system , with focus on grounding & fluidity. Its practice is a transforming 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 YogaAnasa 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 breathing , 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 presence. We come to the mat to acknowledge who and where we are and accept our life as it is right now; when we begin to feel this acceptance and take responsibility, 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’s a continuing dialogue between the impulse to soften and open and the impulse to contain and protect. The two apparent opposites turn out to be equal partners in the process of embodying spirit and heart.
As we move on,through a disciplined practice, 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 everything that is. 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 rhythmic 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.