Irana JiAn AnapnoeYoga®
“Why do you not feel the Divine?’ AnapnoeYoga®
‘I am a full-time yoga teacher. I have been teaching Yoga for a more than 15 years..practicing since 1992. The practice of yoga has taught me how to approach life with open eyes and a fearless attitude. It 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-a realization i trust to pass on. I feel a great joy in seeing practitioners heal and transform themselves and their lives through yoga practice.
I guide practitioners step by step through creative sequences providing all of the components each individual needs to enjoy the practice, get strong and be more present. By teaching alignment and how to pay attention to what is going on at the moment in the physical body, mind and vital body, I teach how to bring greater awareness into daily life. I teach Yoga as conscious evolution. As a means for coming closer to our essence, getting the sense of integrity, stability and presence through embodiment as well as a strong Earth connection. By synchronizing breath and movement, I guide students from external alignment to the awareness of internal space and freedom.
I believe that introducing more people to the deeply healing benefits of yoga has the power to completely transform our world ‘
IranaJiAn Fouroulis Senior teacher, has been practicing and living Yoga since 1992. She is founder, owner and Director of Paros Yoga Shala and Paros Yoga Retreats & Workshops . Irana has dwelt in different lineages of yoga (Sivavananda, Ashtanga, Hatha, Anousara, Jivamoukti, Bhakti Flow, Prana Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin yoga, Therapeutics, Integral) throughout her Yoga-life journey. Between her dearest teachers, who had given her inspiration and knowledge are Shiva Rea, Sharon Cannon, Petros Haffenrichter, Rusty Wells, Desiree Rambaugh, Tod Tessen, Chuck Miller, Angela Farmer, Vanda Scaravelli, Swami Vidyanand . Her experiential approach brought her to the realization that Yoga is a gift and a chance for each individual to rediscover vitality and inner joy. Irana is a Meditation Master, Senior experienced Vinyasa & Integral Transformational Hatha Yoga teacher. Her studies include excellency in Asana alignment, communication skills, physiology, anatomy, Vinyasa Krama, Hatha yoga, Physical Yoga Thetapeutics & Yoga for Arthritis, Hormonal, Menopause & Diabetes. She is a Mother and experienced Pregnancy and kids yoga teacher. She integrates Chakra work, Purification, Pranayama, Yoga Nindra , Meditation and Self Awareness into the practice of Yoga as a way of living. She supports women -in the three main stages – in living a fulfilling and rewarding life of their choice and stepping into their abundant personal power, beauty and uniqueness.
Irana organizes and leads Teacher Training, Transformational Yoga Experiences as Retreat Holidays,Purification & Detox programs, or immersions as well as specialized workshops and seminars all throughout the year in Greece, Spain and India.
Irana JI An is born Greek _ Argentinian she lived half her life in South America grew up as a ballet and contemporary dance artist and later studied Fine Arts, Interiors Design, and Ceramics. In 1992 first traveled to India where she started practicing Yoga, ten years later she started her healing journey as a yoga teacher. Yoga teacher-coach, fusion dancer and movement seeker, she has been trained in different lineages of Yoga and her background in Dance, Art, Zen Buddhism practice and Therapeutics infuse her style of living and teaching Yoga. She developed AnapnoeYoga® approach to teaching yoga as sacred movement. Her unique style integrates breath, alignment and anatomical awareness to draw the student into their inner experience of each posture. Exploring both traditional form and more deconstructed, ‘freestyle’. Her traditional approach to yoga is strengthening, grounding, powerful, compassionate and vital in healing the body-mind and the psyche. In her teaching she emphasizes on the importance of discipline & endurance on the Path of conscious evolution.
‘Simply live, present to the moment, follow your heart, listen to the wisdom whispered on the breath of life every day’_ Irana JiAn
This Video is for those who are already experienced practitioners of Vinyasa Yoga and familiar with alignment principles and Pranayama techniques.
The practice is divided in modules and developed as a mandala of practices .Center of the mandala are this simple phrases: Breath deeply, move slowly, listen carefully, coiling and uncoiling- contracting and expanding , move from your core out , and back in to your center. Find stillness within movement. Follow your breath. Be the flow.
The full body warm up – joint clearing, is a sequence to practice every day, for healthy and lubricated joints.
Solar practices are ideal those days when we feel very energetic, for strengthening and are best practiced in the morning.
Lunar practices are for the days we want a more gentle approach to the practice. Our moon days we want to move slower. Evening practices. You have 2 different choices in this direction.
Each breath you take come into presence and listen to your body’s messages. Be gentle with your body and honor it, your body is your temple! Namaste, Irana
Anapnoe is the Greek word that means Breath : breath of life
@ AnapnoeYoga® 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 & embodiment through the chakra system , with focus on grounding & fluidity. Its practice is a transforming experience, an approach to Yoga as conscious evolution. Asana, chakra work, pranayama, meditation yoga nindra and free movement are integrated within the mandala of practices. The teaching of AnapnoeYoga® 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.
AnapnoeYoga® is to explore the divine wisdom of nature that lies within. The graceful Yoga classes are breath inspired fluid practices, slow and gentle yet deeply strengthening. The breathing exercises- pranayama- meditation, mantra, asana & Yoga Nidra liberate one’s body and mind from inherent imprints. It is a naturalization process that reveals our uniqueness and helps us enter into an awaken state.
AnapnoeYoga® sessions are rejuvenating practices. The emphasis of the class is on alignment, breath and mindfulness. In every class we flow creatively through all the groups of asana in sequences of Vinyasa to create full body transformation; strength and fluidity, circulation and centering. Chakra bodywork, Pranayama, Mantra and Meditation are integrated within the practice.
RasaYōga approach to yoga asana is therapeutic and somatic Embodiment yin style. Allowing the body to deeply rest so that the flow can emerge from within. Stillness and breath are the liberating potentials of the practice through which we cultivate awareness , presence & understanding of Samskaras- patterns hindering our ability to reconnect with essence- gaining clarity and inner guidance to pursue our personal spiritual journey.
RasaYōga®is the realization of internal movement within stillness and listening to our own truth and guidance that nobody else, no teacher or master, can reveal to us. Listening to this aspect of ourselves that shows us the way out of confusion, lost-ness and the maze of the egoistic personality and guides us back home. It has the power of integrating all our emotions and unconscious parts.
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- the Divine. 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.
Namaste Irana JiAn
Irana JiAn’ s fluid Vinyasa practice that awakens our creative energy and the natural flow of life’s breath and freedom. This energetic alignment based practice 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- Inverting, Spiraling, Turning-Twisting. Sequencing Asana in a 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.