AYP Yoga & Meditation Classes : Develop Focus, Will and Joy
AYP Yoga & Meditation Classes : Develop Focus, Will and Joy
Suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced, inclulding yoga teachers
Join our Yoga & Meditation Classes or Workshops in Singapore and put your mind on “silent mode” with Nathalie Ishizuka, a certified teacher of Advanced Yoga Practices AYP (200 hour meditation, asana, pranyama, samyama training) backed by the Yoga Alliance). Nathalie, a Franco-Japanese yogi from New York (Director of the movement Beyond Our Best) has been practicing advanced yoga techniques including samyama for the last seven years daily.
Integrating asana (posture) practice with pranayama and meditation, Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) covers all of the eight limbs of yoga. Advanced Yoga Practices by Yogani (www.advancedyogapractices.com) focuses on deep meditation right from the start so that moments of silence and inner joy can permeate your life. The full integrated yoga system includes practices that can be taken on by people who are new to yoga and takes people all the way through, to gradually build up an advanced level yoga practice including samyama — stillness in action.
While Nathalie learned directly samyama seven years ago from her raja yoga teacher, Yogani’s method can bring you step by step all the way to enlightment (the experience of inner silence and bliss regardless of ouside circumstances making you far more adept to act in the world as needed). This tested method may save you years and years of practice so you can enjoy inner silence and joy as soon as you are ready.
Experience Inner Silence and Joy
AYP is a particularly strong and effective approach where advanced stages can be reached by practicing for short durations twice daily. It is for active individuals with responsibilities who seek more out of life including inner silence, joy and increased effectiveness. People who are busy will find this method ideal in its effectiveness.
MEDITATION COACHING & CLASS RECOMMENDATION FOR DIFFERENT LEVELS
Individual coaching or class meditation for beginners and intermediates to be effective should be 2 times a week. Minimum is once a week although far less effective. Once a week private lessons are good if there is a strong commitment to practice by the student regularly on their own and the capacity of the student to attend at least one of the regular classes per week.
Intermediate-Advanced meditators (several years and meditate daily) can take classes on topics of interest once the base meditation has been experienced together and need less class or coaching participation. Please see lessons and topics below. After regular practice and taking once weekly for 2 years of advanced topics one can apply for the visionary program. No guarantees as limited enrollment.
Those in the advanced visionary program are either advanced meditators (several years of daily meditation), visionaries in their field of expertise with litttle meditation experience, or ideally a combination of both advanced meditators and visionaries (this is the case of Saiso Shimada currently in the program).
This program is devised individualy to break new ground in a chosen field. Members follow individual coaching 4x a week and are selected for the impact they may play on society.
RIVERGATE CONDO RESIDENTS: YOGA & MEDITATION CLASS
CLASS Early Bird (Time/Day): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays 7.10am-8.10am RSVP WhatsApp (+65) 964 27640 Required day before prior at the latest 8pm. Please await confirmation if you send it just the night prior. Strongly advised to send earlier.
CLASS Tuesday Afternoon Reboot (Time/Day): 1.45pm-2.45 pm RSVP WhatsApp (+65) 964 27640 Required two days prior. Upon Request & Confirmation ONLY. June 4th, June 11th and begins regularly again in September. Other days private lessons available.
CLASS / WORKSHOP ONCE A MONTH SATURDAY 90 MIN held at Space2b (Near Telok Ayer MRT) 2B Stanley St, Singapore 068721, Time: 10.00-11.30 Sign Up Required in Advance www.Space2b.sg (check website for prices $80). SEE SECTION WORKSHOP FOR LATEST DATES.
Meditation is best twice a day for maximum benefit as you are upgrading your Nevous System for more inner silence and joy. It is a skill that once acquired transforms our life and all those around us. It does take consistent daily practice 2x a day for maximum effectivness.
Join Rivergate Condo Meditation WhatsApp: (+65) 964 27640 to be notified of last minute changes, promotions, free events.
Reservation Required: Before 8pm night before email N.Ishizuka@BeyondOurBest.com for either class times. Signups WhatsApp (+65) 964 27640.
What to bring: Pilates/Yoga Mat, towel, water. Hat and bug spray if you wish to go for a walk after class.
Notes/Cost: $22 SGD session. Cash only (no machine).
PROMOTIONAL MONTH PASS (AVAILABLE AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER 2019): $220 for month morning pass. Please note holidays not available, PM to keep posted on any changes and check website. Dates/times can be subject to change. Those with a month pass are also eligible for cheaper Individual Private Lessons. Instead of $180 it is $120.
Fitness Level: Suitable from Beginner to Advanced Yoga Teacher
Please arrive at least 5 minutes in advance to get settled in time for class.
Instructor: Nathalie Ishizuka, Registered Yoga Alliance instructor RYT 200
Location Rivergate Condo 97 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238257: Near pool – location will be confirmed to group ahead of time, depending on size/ numbers ; Early Bird and Morning Boost same area as Pilates Class usually held on Tues/Thurs (i.e. patio area of Blk 99 near the sky gym in the shade). Afternoon Re-Start in a more hidden area in shade (also near Blk 99), advised to meet me in advance for the first time at Pool Area and walk over together.
NOT A CONVENIENT TIME? : PRIVATE MEDITATION COACHING AVAILABLE
RIVERVALLEY : MEDITATION & YOGA PRIVATE LESSON
Location: Outside Lesson in Shade, Rivergate Condo, 97 Robertson Quay, 238257
Private Lesson Single (only one allowed): $180
Private Lesson Meditation Coaching (1x week): 4 in a Month $120 each Lesson (4 lessons = $480). Paid in Full at First Lesson. Lessons are minimum once a week for meditation coaching to be effective, beginners 2 twice a week strongly suggested. Regular time slot to be determined with student.
Private Lesson Meditation Coaching (2x week): 8 in a Month $120 each lesson (8 lessons = $960). Paid in Full at First Lesson. Regular time slot to be determined with student. Skype is an option for one of the classes, but usually only if intermediate-advanced.
Private Lesson in Monthly Pass Holders: $120SGD for each lesson.
Private Lesson SCHOLARSHIP Pack: 3 Month Membership for Committed Students Special Fee $60 a Lesson. Paid $720 in full first lesson. Limited Availability. Deserving student who practices regularly. Weekdays only before 4pm. Limited to One Individual a Month who Shows Practice commitment, financial concerns & can not join regular class times. Depends on Availability. Same Time WeekDay Before 3pm. No Make Ups Possible nor re-embursements for missed lessons. Must fill form to apply.
Contact Reservation and Advanced Payment Required: N.Ishizuka@Beyondourbest.com, Tel: 964 27640
COMBINE REGULAR CLASSES WITH PRIVATE LESSONS ON MORE IN DEPTH TOPICS
More About Each Topic and Future Ones (Ask for Private Lesson 60 Minute):
- Deep Meditation Fundamentals & Technique (Core Common Class at Rivergate Offered to All)
This meditation creates inner silence and is the key to changing your nervous system so you can experience inner silence not only during meditation but increasingly during activity during the day. It is the fundamental that will allow you to experience anything far beyond your best. We will explain the mechanics of the meditation and questions on what you may experience during this meditation as well as how to make it a daily habit.
- Asanas Basic Routine (Relaxing the Body for Meditation)
Most of what we know about yoga are the funny positions we see people twisting and turning into in yoga studios. However, these were only meant to be 1/8 of yoga and used in an entirely different manner than today – preparing us for meditation. To be effective asanas should be light stretching and no more than 10 minutes prior to meditation. We will learn a series of effective asanas to do before the pranayama and meditation that intensify the effects of meditation and will make your entry point easier. We will also learn a 3 min version for the airplane or when you are travelling that you can do standing up. We can go deeper into each one and ensure you are doing them correctly or make adjustments.
- Fitting Meditation Practices in Daily Routine
This workshop will examine how and when to meditate; how many times daily, how to self pace, scheduling in meditation into our lives, best times to practice, and re-inforce previous lessons including why we practice twice a day, and how to fit meditation in even on the busiest days or when surrounded by family or obligations.
The Art of Progressing Joyfully
We will discuss how we can modify times or durations of practices and why we are only adding one practice at a time gradually building up to a full practice. We will discuss some signals that we may be doing too much yoga or not giving our nervous system enough time to integrate the benefits of yoga.
How to balance purification with joy is the art of this inner game. We will learn also what to do when we find ourselves overwhelmed and how to adjust and integrate our practices for a lifetime of joy.
- Spinal Breathing Pranayama
“Cultivating the Soil of your Nervous System”
This simple pranayama (spinal breathing pranayama) is done before the “I AM” Meditation. This is a practice that can spiritually help you gain many years of advancement in each sitting. What you have been doing up to now in meditation is awakening a silent seed. Pranayama will cultivate the soil of your nervous system.
Using breath and mind we will do selective purification of a particular channel in your nervous system that plays a leading role in the rise of enlightment (enlightment is a state of balanced union between inner bliss consciousness and involvement on this earth). You need to combine both the meditation and the pranayama together.
- Mulabandha “Root Lock”
Enlivening Energy Upwards
Mulabandha means “root lock” and enlivens energy upwards. It is associated with the lower level of the spinal nerve and muladhara chakra. It is not recommended unless daily practice of both pranayama and meditation or else you may not get much from it.
This lock moves the energy upwards from the pelvic region and can after time contribute to pleasure or inner luminosity. Initially though it also helps to ensure that energy does not escape from the pelvic region. When done dynamically by contracting and releasing rhythmically it is called asvani mudra.
- Shambhavi Mudra
Purifying Our Control Center
Shambavi means happiness. It is associated with the third eye (ajna chakra) and one of the most important means by which the third eye is opened. This mudra stimulates and purifies the ajna chakra (control center for yoga) regulating the flow of ecstatic energy through the body.
Whereas mulabandha stimulated the lower portion of the spinal nerve (sushumna) to enliven energy upwards, now we are stimulating the top end of the spinal nerve and begin to make a connection there leading to the beginning of “ecstatic conductivity” of the senses moving inwards.
- Enhanced Series Asanas
For Days we Need to Align the Body
In this practice we will do a full hour of yoga asanas for the times when you may wish to have a fuller individual self practice. These are additional asanas beyond the basic ones introduced in the introduction course for when we may have more time to practice or wish to spend more time balancing the body.
After the asanas we will do pranayama, meditation and rest. The full practice including the basic meditation can be done in 90 minutes.
- Siddhasana or “Seat of the Perfected Ones”
Contributing to Rising Bliss
Siddhasana means “seat of the perfected ones” and is considered in the hatha yoga pradipika (the bible of hatha yoga) as the king of all asanas. It is an “aggressive” or strong sitting practice that stimulates prana (energy) in the body which can contribute to rising bliss but also to more purification of the bodies nervous system so needs to be done with regular basic practices.
- Uddiyana Bandha
Assisting Energy Rising Up
Uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock) means to “fly up.” This bandha is associated with the lower and middle level of the spinal nerve, swadisthana and manipura chakras. Performed as a stand alone practice during asana practice, it may occur automatically during sitting practices. This practice combines with mula bandha assist in the rising of energy from the pelvic area upwards.
- Yoni Mudra Kumbhaka
Enlivening Every Part of Our Nervous System
Yoni mudra means “seal of the goddess” and is a very strong technique that opens every part of our nervous system and draws energy up at the same time. It produces large amounts of purification in the body and cultivates the subtle habits of ecstatic biological functioning within us. This mudra purges too the third eye and more.
Cleansing Inner Channels of the Body
Shatkarmas are specific cleansing techniques that are targeted toward the inner channels of the body particularly the gastrointestinal GI tract, nasal passages and sinuses which have a significant impact on the flow of neurobiological energy throughout the body. The six shatkarmas are dhauti, basti, neti, trataka, nauli and kapalabhati. We will discuss a few and practice one together.
- Kechari Mudra
“To Fly Through Inner Space” The Rise of Escstatic Bliss
The connection we make at the top of the sushumna (ida and pingala meet near nasal passages) so in ketchari which stimulates this region we bring up ecstatic conductivity more than any other practice. It illuminates the entire nervous system. Ketchari is a perfect companion to shambavi and we will only prepare for the beginning stage I (there are four stages).
Stillness in Action
Samyama is one of the most powerful yogic techniques that can only arise after inner silence in meditation is achieved. Meditation allows us to clear out the obstructions in the subconscious mind and developing a clear awareness of our inner silence. With samyama we are acting directly within our inner silence to produce an outflow of positive effects that purify our nervous system and surroundings in powerful ways – to external manifestation.
The Samyama “sutras” proposed by AYP will allow you to create an incredible balance within prepared for just about anything.
Advanced Program Visionary Leader
ADVANCED PROGRAMS FOR VISIONARY LEADERS
After regular practice and taking once weekly for 2 years of advanced topics one can apply for the visionary program. No guarantees as limited enrollment due to time intensive time commitment by both parties.
Those in the advanced visionary program are either advanced meditators (several years of daily meditation), visionaries in their field of expertise with litttle meditation experience, or ideally a combination of both advanced meditators and visionaries (this is the case of Saiso Shimada in the current intensive program).
This program is devised individualy to break new ground in a chosen field. Members follow individual coaching 4x a week by skype and are selected for the impact they may play on society. Once a year meetings for a full week required or equivalent or two full day private workshops 2x a year to accompany weekly skype meetings.
THE VISIONARY LEADER I, II. Enrollment Visionary Leader Closed. Get on the Wait List. Program Full. Monday-Friday 6.00pm-7.00pm via Skype.
Visionary Leader I , II A one year mastery program to change oneself creating the foundation to go beyond one’s best in one’s field or expertise, this includes a 1 Full Day VIP day Singapore + weekly hour session skype over 9 months. To explore going beyond one’s best an ambitious project must be presented that has an element of service for others. This program is for geniuses, mavicks, innovators, CEOs and talented leaders of their field who want to contribute something to the world and are eager for the adventure of a lifetime and then some. You may apply for the program or may be invited. A service to others is a necessary pre-requisite for approval.
Can re-apply to continue program for a second year.
All PRICES AND MODULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK REGULARLY.
Yoga In Sync Classes in September 2019
YOGA IN SYNC, INDIVIDUAL DROP-IN, 60 min $30 SGD ($23 for 10 class package)
Address: Yoga in Sync, Near Outram MRT (www.yogainsync.com), 21B Bukit Pasoh Road, 089835
Check www.yogainsync.com for Nathalie’s schedule.
Space2B Once a Month SATURDAY Workshops (Near Telok Ayer MRT)
SPACE2B : MORE THAN A MEDITATION STUDIO
Address: Space2B, 2B Stanley Street, Singapore 068721 (Near Telok Ayer MRT).
Check www.space2b.sg for Nathalie’s schedule. Currently give Saturday Class once a Month “90 minute Workshop” for people who work and can’t make other classes during week.
Reserve for Classes at Space2B on www.Space2b.sg : email@example.com
March 30th Saturday 10-11.30 “Root Lock” Enlivening Energy Upwards
April 27th Saturday 10-11.30 Purifying Our Control Center
May 25th Saturday 10-11.30 Cultivating the Soil of your Nervous System
June 15th Saturday 10-11.30 For Days we Need to Align the Body
Each 90 Min Class/Workshop will Include Asanas (Postures to Relax the Body), Pranayama (Breathing Practices) and Easy Meditation. Join at any time but Ideally Follow all the Workshops to Advance in your Practices to experience Inner Silence and Ecstatic Radiance.
RESERVE DIRECTLY SPACE2B: firstname.lastname@example.org (www.Space2b.sg)
Between classses, regular practice will be assigned to make the most of the classes/workshops. You can go from a beginner to an advanced yogi following this system of yoga with regular continued practice. Please ask any questions you may have about yoga and see yourself progress with this beautiful system of yoga by Yogani (Advanced Yoga Practices). It is ideal for people who work, have families and are busy but who want to experience inner silence and joy.
About the Meditation Teacher and Her Mission to Teach in Singapore
About the Meditation Teacher and Her Mission to Teach in Singapore
Nathalie teaches meditation and is the Singapore contact for Advanced Yoga Practices
Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) is a full-scope system of yoga, formulated by the American yoga teacher Yogani. Integrating asana (posture) practice with pranayama and meditation, AYP covers all of the eight limbs of yoga. The system includes practices that can be taken on by people who are new to yoga and takes people all the way through, to gradually build up an advanced level yoga practice including samyama.
The initial stages of practice focus on deep meditation. AYP is a particularly strong and effective approach where advanced stages can be reached by practicing for short durations twice daily. It is suited for busy individuals and yogis of all levels, including yoga teachers.
Nathalie has studied raja yoga in intense training with a teacher for the last seven years never missing a day of meditation. She also practices in Singapore hatha with Vikram, pranayama in an Indian temple with Nikam Yoga, and is an “Isha meditator” (Sadhguru). She has notions of Zen, Qigong and Tibetain Buddhism. She has tested many different meditations to ensure people the simplest and most effective manner to begin and to progress to deeper levels.
Having met profound individuals from different paths, Nathalie recognizes that there are many paths to the human spirit. Her strength is joy and her ability to help individuals do what they love most in a way that can benefit themselves and others.
Thank you for a very meaningful meditation and conversation yesterday. I kept thinking how extraordinary it was for us to be connected across continents, across the Earth, sharing a perios of silence but yet connectedness. For me, having you at the end of the line made me feel safe and secure, and attentive to the meditation process. It also inspires me, if you value it, then I want to follow in your footsteps. Just like you want to follow your teacher! I have felt more productive today, and more in tune with my body. I was able to fast until dinnertime, and eat healthfully. I also feel more grateful and aware. I have often bemoaned my fate. Hearing you describe some of your own challenges, enabled me to understand that (all of us) have challenges, and I am more able to adjust, and cope and stay positive. Thank you, Nathalie, for all your goodwill and kindness! Your spirit makes me so happy!