"I don't represent what yoga is, I share what (the science) practice of yoga represents to me"

- Dasha Romanova

(the) ROCKET

- Invigorating and uplifting -

Rocket routines (I, II, III) are the series of postures based on a revision of traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga that lift off the veil of hierarchy of poses and give the practitioners the inspiration to travel into their own creative process, exploring their body’s limitations and strengths, while still honouring the core of the ancient lineage. Rocket sequences are invigorating and uplifting as they offer a fair amount of twists, back bending and arm balances (handstands), allowing practitioners to open up the body and heart, to strengthen the core and clear up the mind. Rocket routines are accessible to all levels of practitioners: experienced students are offered variations to challenge them and beginning students are given modifications to safely explore the practice – so the benefits are experienced by all! 


- 'Perfect marriage' between breath & movement -

I see Vinyasa as a perfect marriage between breath and movement. When we are going through our asana practice (physical part of yoga) and actively observe that our movement (entrance, stay and exit from a particular pose) follows our inhale or exhale breath, we practice Vinyasa. Ashtanga Vinyasa, Rocket Vinyasa, Vinyasa flow, Vinyasa, or you may call it whatever flow you want ... the essence remains the same: movement, with the slightest delay, follows the breath. Level of practice depends on the overall level of practitioners in the class. Modifications are offered and opportunities to be creative and try challengingly new and interesting things arise at plenty if you wish.


- Honouring the foundations - 

This practice is based on the Ashtanga system of Primary & Intermediate series. In order to ignite the purifying fire within us and to prepare the body for deeper work, we open the practice with the set of Sun Salutations 1 and 2 (Surya Namaskara A and B). We diligently work through fundamental standing poses, approaching the seated sequence, during which we give some loving to the core, hips, spine. Level of practice is based on the overall level of practitioners at the time of the class.  Be ready to breathe, move and shed few drops of sweat. Keep in mind that the hint of humor and lack of seriousness is always welcome.  


- Journey within yourself -

"I find YIN practice to be a beautifully challenging experience. On a physical level, this practice gives me time to take my joints to their healthy full range of motion and to address deeper layers of connective tissue in order to encourage healthy lymphatic and energetic flows. On an emotional level, it gives me time not strive, not to want to be anywhere but rather listen…listen to the silence of my 'healer' nature. It is my fundamental belief that YIN practice is a must companion of any dynamic practice. Simply come as you are today." |Dasha Romanova


- Powerful softness & effortless strength -

"Attention, breath, movement - three pillars of conscious asana practice. YIN-TO-YANG (or vice versa YANG-TO-YIN) is an approach that gives practitioners time to rediscover three pillars in a mindful way. Depending on the mama-Moon (moon calendar) on any particular day, the nature of the practice could be less or more physically demanding, it could be more or less inclined to either YIN or YANG direction but never excluding one or another, rather paying attention to how one transforms into another.  We might start in a YIN way and gradually transform into more dynamic YANG, or another way around. This practice gives your time not to rush. Breath is the guide and pranayama is the undeniable element of this practice. Inversion of your choice (full or partial) takes place at some point during the class, and final relaxation of your choice (with the soft smile on your face) seals the practice."|Dasha Romanova


- Practice tailored to your needs -

Reasons for practicing in a private manner could be of professional or personal nature or both. Dasha doesn't believe in 'one size fits all approach'.  For instance, you are in good health and it is simply the tight working schedule (or laziness) that keeps you away from coming into the studio. In this case, the approach will be quite different from someone who is dealing with the quite progressive low back arthrose (pain) and has been on painkillers for some time. All about the needs - not wants. The most efficient way to know more about how Dasha operates when it comes to working privately is to send her an email or WhatsApp message. Please click the button below.



- Sharing your inner space with an angel -


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