International Instructor Irene Pappas visits South Africa this September!
8 August 2019
YogaRocks KZN are excited to announce that they will be hosting International Yoga Teacher, Irene Pappas (@fitqueenirene) for a Nationwide workshop tour! Irene has hosted a number of workshops and teacher trainings all over the world including America, Mexico, Bali, London… and now South Africa!
If you’re interested in cultivating a deeper connection to your practice, with a focus on advancing in various aspects of yoga - these workshops may be the perfect thing for you!
Irene believes that yoga can be a powerful tool for transformation. Her journey started in the gym, where she spent several years working out obsessively and counting every calorie.
She was convinced that if she could work out enough to have the perfect body, she would be happy, but she always felt like something was missing.
In 2012 Irene found yoga and immediately knew that she had found the missing piece - a spiritual path that could give her the tools to be a better person. At first she found herself obsessed with the physical practice, but after experiencing a bad wrist injury Irene’s focus shifted to practicing in a way that is sustainable long term. While she still enjoys intense practice, Irene has learned to value being a good person over being good at yoga asana.
Irene has studied and practices Ashtanga, Rocket, Yoga Nidra, and more. Irene’s curiosity has also taken her off the mat, and has led her to study with hand balancers, circus performers, and contortionists to expand her own knowledge and explore the capabilities of her body.
Irene now owns a donation based studio in Boulder, Colorado with her business partner Sam Vetrano. Together they lead teacher trainings all over the world, and hope to inspire and create yoga teachers and practitioners that use critical thinking and compassion as tools in their daily lives.
IRENE WILL BE HOSTING VARIOUS WORKSHOPS IN JOHANNESBURG, DURBAN AND CAPE TOWN:
Dynamic Vinyasa Master Class: exploring and breaking down the foundations of inversions and arm balances in a fun and playful way.
Liquid Spine - Back bending Workshop: bend, twist, fold, and strengthen your body so that you can free the movement of your spine. You will build spine strength and safely increasing your body’s range of motion.
Inversion Workshop: Refining the foundation of your practice in order to build the strength and awareness to explore more advanced techniques.
Arm Balance Workshop: Creating a balance of strength and flexibility as a foundation for arm balances.
Slow Flow and Guided Meditation: A slow flow Vinyasa with longer holds of flexibility based poses. In order to create balance, this practice will systematically open each part of the body. There will be options to intensify the practice as well as options to keep it more restorative.