Saturday, May 29, 2010

Yoga - For the Conscious Living

Wow, what a way to start a Saturday morning in Dar es Salaam.

I found myself (at a decent time!) this morning amongst a sea of deep purple, bright blue and happy gray yoga mats, facing the Indian Ocean and focussing on my breathing with so much content.

I started practicing yoga early January this year at the Colosseum Gym in Haille Selassie Road for the only reason - I was curious what the fuss was about.

Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga, power yoga - it was all just a mix of words!

I couldn't have asked for a more inspiring teacher - Taraneh - she completely got me into yoga for the rest of my life.
She was incredible and I'll always say thank you to her. She has sadly left us mid-May to go back to Canada and I had to find another person/teacher to fill her spot.
Luckily another great teacher - Helen - decided to teach Tuesday mornings. at the gym and I was happy again..... (08:30 - 09:45/10:00)

Heard via the grape vine that I had to try Satya's classes at the Thai Village ( Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 08:45 - 10:15)
First day there had me yearning for more - it was intense and I felt wonderful afterwards.

I also decided to attend his classes on Saturday Mornings ( starts at 10:00) at the Fitness Centre (you turn right off Kimweri Rd after the fallen down Baobab on a dirt road - Centre is at the end of the road) and I just thought that I had to let all the Dar es Salaamites know about this.

Come and stretch, position your body in poses unknown to yourself, test your balance and breath in fresh air......

~desert rose~


  1. ah.heard about tarena. i practice yoga with video.not sure its the same thing

  2. i think it's great just to be able to practice in any way you can.
    it's cleansing for the soul!