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♥ LEARN ♥ EXPERIENCE ♥ TRANSFORM ♥

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Your new Yoga

Experience

with the

AHIMSA YOGA

Academy

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Yoga in Nicaragua

Yoga education and advanced Yoga programs

We at AYA provide world class teachings to an international audience of students who wish to educate themselves in depth in Yoga, rather than just ‘do’ Yoga.
We are not a retreat center or a boot camp, but a school, where you will intricately learn about your body, mind and emotions.
We teach to the highest standards.
Our mission is the transformation of our students in the entire spectrum of Yoga, through cultivating constant conscious awareness on all levels. 
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♥ WE ARE NOT JUST AN ORDINARY YOGA SCHOOL ♥ WE ARE SO MUCH MORE ♥

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The AYA Difference

Access to a seasoned experienced teacher

With our all our Yoga programs you learn more than in most teacher trainings

An advanced way of teaching

For all teachings, you will learn what and how to practice, what the effects are and why, as well a how to integrate all into your everyday life.

We create new magic in your life

You will experience profoud, in depth, and life changing teachings.

Access to new and inspiring knowledge

Learn the unexpected, be inspired by the new, explore the old deeper
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Don’t just DO Yoga, but profoundly Deepen your Practice

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XianYoga Style

We do not aim to just teach you a standard Yoga class everyday,

But we aim to teach you Yoga. 
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XianYoga tweaks postures

 In just the slightest way, to give you a completely new experience of openness of your body, breath and energy lines. Yoga will never feel the same.

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Did you know...

That the way yoga postures are usually taught actually crunch the spine and can cause long term issues?

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Are you excited about the Body?

Are you curious how Yoga really works? Do you want to learn about the intricacies of the body? Of every posture? Do you want to learn and experience fascinating applied anatomy? How your very personal bone structure and physical proportions, affect how Yoga postures feel as well as look, probably even more than flexibility? And how your practice can change for the better taking this knowledge into account?

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Do you want to understand exactly what you are doing and why?

How an arm, foot or neck in an off position, can affect the alignment of the entire body, completely change the feel and effectiveness of a posture, as well as restrict breath and energy flow?

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Even though our style is Hatha Yoga, students can easily apply XianYoga principles to their preferred style or practice.

♥ Get access to knowledge not readily available in the Yoga World

The Academy was founded to give real students of Yoga a place to study

You don’t come here just to exercise, but to learn.

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Body personalized variations Workshops – Explore your Body

We are all different. Yoga poses simply cannot be taught generically for everybody.
This is not about size or flexibility or level, this is about personalized attention and what is best for your specific body.

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Pain Academy with a professional Alignment Coach

Most back pain is alignment related and can be resolved through professional and
individualized realignment.

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Knee, Lower Back and Neck School

Ensure your postures are comfortable, pain free and do not cause future harm.

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Non-westernised (dummified) practices

Thorough and complete teachings in the ways of Yoga, the Body, the Mind, Emotions, Breath, What, Why, History and Philosophy of all practices, the way they were actually taught.

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Never close/crunch one side of the body to open another.

Triconasana (Triangle), to stretch the right side, close/crunch the left. Cobra, open chest, crunch back. Always the need for a counter stretch. Here you will learn how to keep the ENTIRE body completely open. Always.

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De-mystifying Tension or stretch

You’d be surprised, how often what we think is a stretch, is actually tension. And... you can't stretch a tense muscle...

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Full journey in and out of postures

The masters of Tai Chi were on to something. To stay fully present, aligned and with energy lines wide open, not just in the postures, but also on the way in and out.

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Full un-restricted breath in EVERY posture

Most Yoga postures restrict breath and therefore Prana. Here you will learn how to open unknown energy blocks. Intrinsically link breath with every movement. Learn a new way to breathe when your alignment supports the opening of your breath, inviting that glorious prana like never before.

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♥ XIAN’S TEACHINGS ARE SATSANG ♥ DEEP, PROFOUND, LIFE CHANGING, MAGIC ♥

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AYA inspiring with XianYoga

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XianYoga is an unexpected, inspiring new approach to understanding the Body, which will transform your Yoga practice forever; no matter your experience or style.

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Beginners, advanced, teachers, any style, size, any age welcome. We teach to any level with variations specifically designed for you.

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♥ Come as a complete beginner and learn a complete system of moving and being from scratch, or come as an advanced student or established teacher and relearn, explore and be inspired with much new information and practices ♥

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How to choose your Program at the AYA Academy

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RETREAT PROGRAMS

Many students attend retreats solely to pursue a daily Yoga practice in exotic surroundings

Our retreat programs are different

Our Programs are focused on LEARNING

and profoundly DEEPENING your practice

In our 3 week program you will learn more than in most teacher trainings. And you will still have time to relax and enjoy our fabulous Ashram grounds.

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TEACHER TRAINING

Many trainings focus on practicing Yoga and learning theory.

In our Teacher Training we focus on learning and immediate daily practice of teaching, having learned the Art of Teaching.

A great Yogi, is not necessarily a great teacher. Teaching Students to become teachers, is an art form altogether different from just doing Yoga or teaching Yoga classes. Here at AYA, we know how to guide students into becoming excellent teachers within two months, because we are Yogis, teachers AND teachers teachers. We know how to allow you to embody The Art of Teaching, and take it home with you, without the need  of notes.

Our Programs

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Life Changing 3 week Retreat Program

Life Changing 3 week Retreat

3 week immersion into Body, Mind and Emotions
Explore and experience your body like never before. Take your practice and life to the next level.

Winter Season 2019: 1st-21st November and 1-21st December
Spring Season 2020: 3-23st of January and 1-21st February

Winter Season 2020: 1st-21st November

2 month Intensive Yoga Teacher Training

2 month Intensive Yoga Teacher Training

“FIND YOUR OWN VOICE AND TRANSFORM TO ROAR”
The Teacher Training with a Big Difference. You practice teaching every day and leave an experienced teacher

1st March–30th April, 1st July–30th August 2020

Discounts for early birds, Yoga Alliance certified

10 day Yoga Intensives

10 day Yoga Intensives

Change your (yoga) world in 10 days

Bookable for private groups. Minimum of 6 students. Contact us for availability.

Winter Season 2020: 6-16th December

 

Weekend Xian Yoga Intensives

Weekend Xian Yoga Intensives

“Powerful experience”
“Transform your existing practice”

(Two days, two nights, all inclusive)

Next dates: 28-29 November 2020

(Arrive Friday 27th pm, leave Sunday at 5pm. Additional night available on request)

Also bookable for private groups. Minimum 4 students.

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Soon to Come:

AYA YOGA ON-LINE ACADEMY

courses, workshops and trainings

contact us here to be informed of the launch of our on-line programs

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Yoga Alliance - YACEP further education

Yoga Alliance - YACEP further education

We are a Yoga Alliance YACEP (Continued Education Provider)

Our 3 week retreats and our Teacher training, fulfill the 10 contact and 20 non-contact hours,

our weekend retreat the 10 contact hour requirements.

Come and join us for YACEP certification, or just to expand your knowledge and take your practice to the next level.

♥ FEEL YOUR BODY TRANSFORM YOUR SOUL ♥

Come and join us on a journey through our Ashram

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AYA aims to give you the best possible learning experience, a great environment and a fabulous peer group.

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Our Students' Testimonials

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♥ WE ARE NOT FAST FOOD ♥

We prepare with love, expertise and the right tools. We experience profoundly, sit to let it all sink in, and finally take the renewed energy with us into our every day life.  Just like an excellent meal.
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Meet Your Teacher Xian

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Xian

Academy Founder

Xian is an internationally trained and certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, energy and massage healer, AcroYoga teacher, psychic, Acrobat, circus performer, trapeze artist, clown, fire dancer and Author of the book “Why You Don’t Need Shoes”, which deals with how to let go of the Mind and Emotions playfully and achieve higher states of Consciousness.

Her longstanding practice of supporting her students’ spiritual development and physical radiance, makes her a unique teacher and mentor. Her 25 year Yoga practice, which she taught all over the world, focuses strongly on correct alignment principles to open the energetic and spiritual body, as well as practical life application of Yoga Philosophy.

Xian’s teachings are soundly based on her extensive study of Yoga and many other spiritual disciplines, martial arts, ancient scriptures and techniques as well as countless years of dedicated self study, experimentation and practical life application of Yogic subjects. Her teachings encompass a wide range of fascinating and empowering practices, which she shares with directness, love, insight and a touch of magic.

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What is yoga?

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Yoga is Union. Union of the body, mind and emotions in the Now, through movement.

Yoga is moving meditation. Constant conscious awareness on every movement, coupled with a breathing rhythm that supports each element of a posture.

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What is Meditation?

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Meditation requires the complete cesation of mental and emotional movement

How can you apply this in your every day life? Here you will learn and experience all that. Or, if you wish, you will learn to teach it.

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