My passion for yoga started years ago when I realised that underneath the physical practice of the yoga asanas, there is a much deeper influence at a spiritual and mental level. Yoga practice does not only improve the physical strengths of the body, but it also provides the power to control the mind, through practicing certain breathing techniques and meditations.
My experience in teaching yoga allowed me to help many people improve their flexibility, physical postures, physical strength and most importantly improve their mental strength, and hence overcome anxiety and stress.
Being a mother, an architect, an artist and a yoga instructor, I often get asked how I can manage a busy life and stay motivated all the time! I must admit that juggling between family and work is not an easy task, yet with regular yoga practice I feel the strength to face the most difficult life challenges with a positive attitude, overcome any obstacles I may face and achieve my goals with success.
For me the word harmony is the key for any success. To make a painting beautiful, we look for harmony between the shapes and colours, and to make an architectural design successful, we look for harmony between the concept, layout of rooms and the materials. In yoga, looking for harmony between the body, mind and soul is the key to reaching true happiness on a personal and spiritual level. This is the true teaching of yoga.
As a yoga instructor, I always seek to make the yoga class enjoyable and beneficial at the same time. I help people find peace during the practice, I try to understand their struggle, and I look for ways to improve their postures.
I have seen people improve their physical and mental strength just by attending one yoga class per week, over a short period of time. Yoga is for everyone, do yoga practice, do not allow the fear of trying to stop you and enjoy the results!
A 500 hour registered yoga instructor specialised in, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Seasonal Yoga, Pranayamas, Mantra, Breathing Techniques, Meditation, Tai Chi, Chakras, Nadis and Chair Yoga.
I enjoy working with different age groups from children to the elderly, beginners to more advanced yoga practitioners. My aim is to help people enjoy the yoga practice, and at the same time improve their general health, strength and flexibility.
Hala is in tune with the group and she supports, identifies and encourages each individual's progress. She has the ability to make her students feel special, as though her instructions and words of encouragement are directed to each person. In Hala's classes, daydreaming is not an option: breathe deep and focus. Since practising with Hala, I have a new mantra: I can and I will - and many times I do.
Hala is an inspirational person who in my eyes has always practiced kindness and positivity in her everyday interactions with people. I have came to only grasp on the idea of how much knowledge Hala truly has with her yoga. She's highly qualified. She's a perfection and her techniques on different poses are truely amazing to watch. She's an amazing teacher who leads with love and her instructions are clear and easy to follow and shockingly practical. She's the best in what she does and she doesn't hold back on sharing her knowledge and helping others on their path to fitness and mindfulness.
It has been such an amazing experience to have Hala teaching an Ashtanga yoga class. I admire greatly her passion for Ashtanga yoga, as well her unique style. I love her flow and gracefulness of moving into asanas and also, the way she talks us through them. Hala did show me what postures to practice when I had lower back pain and I could feel the difference soon after that. She offers asana modifications for different levels in class and also, gives us tips on how to do and improve on some trickier postures. What I certainly find most unique about her class is the way she has helped me calm my mind. Her voice is so soothing and she does spread so much spiritual energy to us. I generally find it challenging to calm my mind but I have genuinely enjoyed and benefitted a lot from her breathing practice.
Hala is a dedicated and very encouraging teacher for students of all ages
Hala's yoga classes are both: challenging and fun. She usually starts with breathing exercises, which always put me in the right mind set for the practice ahead. Hala is very meticulous about good posture and tirelessly helps everyone in the class to get theirs right. I'd never heard of seasonal yoga until I started going to Hala's classes, What an intresting approach! Her evening classes are a wonderful mixture of strengthening exercises and extremely effective relaxation guaranteeing a specially good nignt's sleep
Hala is a fantastic yoga teacher, every person that wants to get nuorishment for the soul while getting a fitter healthier body should go to her Ashtanga classes. Hala teaches straight from her heart and shares her knowledge with her students, her enthusiasm is contagious and her knowledge is very high . I like the breathing at the beginning of the class for grounding, and the changes to the practise according to the different seasons, I love the fact that she corrects the wrong postures avoiding possible injuries. I highly recommend her, and I have practised yoga for many years.