"We are all Nomads. On our journey called life.""
Hi there, I’m Tanja!
I am an Abu Dhabi based certified yoga teacher, originally from Austria, who specialises in Sound Healing, Yin & Vinyasa Yoga, I am passionate about sharing my love for yoga with others, I treasure real human connections, sunrises & sunsets, bonfires at the beach, desert camping under the stars, deep conversations that last into the night, and all those in-between moments.
Yoga has been part of my life for more than four years & my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible & fearless, both on & off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully & regular practice has helped me to overcome my fair share of depressions, heartbreak & self-doubt. Through yoga, I have discovered & learnt to reconnect, feel & listen to the inner me &, above all,
LOVE MYSELF. MORE.
I discovered Yoga relatively "late" in life & was 36 when I took my first every private yoga session. Today, at 41, I can't thank my earliest teacher enough for motivating me over & over again to step onto that mat, & to consistently take care of my
body & mind.
When I am not doing yoga, I love spending time with my partner & friends, exploring new places, experimenting with vegan recipes & working on exciting new products for my home-based skincare line - Roots Organic Skincare.
Why did I became a yoga teacher? Yoga has been an incredible healing and empowering force in my life. To be able to share it with others, in the hope that they will benefit from the same sense of healing and empowerment that changed my life, is an incredible gift.
I completed my 200 hours' Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training at Himalayan Yoga Bliss in Darjeeling, India, and my 100 hours' Yoga Alliance certified Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Bodytree Studio in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Vinyasa Yoga is steady-paced yoga class, which emphases moving with the breath and improving physical strength. Every class is designed and sequenced to your level of experience and needs. A class typically includes pranayama (controlling of breath exercise), sun salutations, balancing, backbends, forward bends, some inversions and meditation. Grab a mat and get started today on YOUR JOURNEY!
Yin Yoga uses gently long-held postures which are practiced with an attitude of compassionate acceptance to awaken the more Yin parts of our physical, emotional and spiritual selves. By releasing and promoting the flow of energy (Qi) through the energy channels (meridians) of our deep Yin core, we can help bring health to our bodies and balance to our busy Yang-style lives. Yin yoga is a beautiful practice that helps us heal both heart and mind. It allows us time to sit within ourselves, to just be still, and to notice what our body and mind are telling us.
Sound Therapy Massage
During a 60 minute sound massage, therapeutic singing bowls are positioned with care on the dressed body (front & back) to allow the healing sound & vibrations of the bowls to be absorbed by the body, mind & spirit. The sound frequencies activate the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest) allowing a deep state of relaxation, making it possible for you to let go and release stress, anxiety, worry, doubt and any negative thought patterns. You are induced into a deep meditative state though sound & energy vibration, which enables you to become completely receptive to healing, even at a cellular level.
Welcome to The BeduSpace!
The Bedu Space is a peaceful home-based yoga studio, a sanctuary where you can feel comfortable to be your self & practice yoga in a quiet calm space that is almost like being at home.
It is a sacred space for those who need a place to practice, find friendship and support in their yoga journey
Bedu Space offers healing workshops, private & group classes that are gentle, restorative & small in size. You don't need to be flexible or strong or experienced - everyone is welcomed!
Nadi Shodhana or Anuloma Viloma - Alternate Nostil Breathing, is a calming & balancing breathing exercise (pranayama). It balances ida & pingalanadis and harmonizes the right & left hemispheres of the brain.
Paschim Namaskarasana or Namaste behind the back. Opens up the chest & promotes digestion, helps breathe better and also helps maintain your metabolism & energy levels. It alleviate stress & calm an anxious mind.
This famous phrase from The Gita hints at an important way of relating to yoga: as a journey to wholeness. The journey from fragmentation to wholeness requires us to face our shadow. "Our shadow is everything inside of us that we have avoided & kept in the dark".
Balasana or Child's pose. Helps to stretch the hips, thights, and ankles while reducing stress and fatigue.
Kukkutasana or Rooster pose. Strengthens the stomach, chest, arms & shoulder, improves digestion ability, helps to get rid of belly fat, tones your bicep & triceps muscles and enhances cardiovascular health,
Sirsasana or Headstand. Refreshing & energising inversion that, when practiced consistently, builds strength in the upper body and core.
Yoga is about letting go of the ego, meeting yourself on the mat wherever you are on any given day, being true in that moment, with your breath and in your essence.
Attracting what you truly want is to change or shift your energy. In the end you'll attract what corresponds to your energy. Negative energy attracts negative situations. Positive energy attracts positive situations.
Chin mudra - Consciousness Seal. This mudra connects us to our higher Self, helps lift dull energy, creates a more receptive state, calms the mind, and brightens the overall mood.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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