Special Events & Courses
Special yoga classes, seminars, workshops, intensives, lectures and boot camps are offered periodically throughout the year. Check the online schedule for more information. Opportunity to expand your practice, learn, grow and share your passion for yoga. (not included in membership, extra fee required)
Elan Yoga Presents Rachel Brathen
In this Vinyasa styleclass we will create plenty of heat, diving deep into
our practice to explore our physical space on the mat. Beginning to break
down the foundation of handstands and other arm balances we learn how to
incorporate flying into our flow practice, one pose at a time! We work
handstands into our transitions, finding the courage to little by little
get our feet off the mat and up in the sky. By expanding the breath and
working our core we connect to our center strength, finding a place of
stillness in the midst of movement. Taking our first steps towards flying,
expect fun transitions between traditional poses and plenty of
opportunities to get upside down. Suitable for all levels - no previous
handstand experience needed.
Swedish native Rachel Brathen has been practicing yoga since she was a
young teen. After graduating school she traveled to Costa Rica and it was
here that she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life.
Deepening her yoga practice and also taking her first steps towards
teaching, she ended up moving to Central America where she spent years
exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality. After moving to
Aruba early 2010 she now teaches yoga full time on this Caribbean island.
Her classes are a mix of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, integrating alignment,
core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative
sequencing. Each class is designed to energize the body, cultivate a
meditative consciousness, and give greater vitality and health.
Rachel is one of the first people in the world to take yoga from the mat
and onto a paddle board, and she now teaches SUP Yoga (Stand-Up Paddle
board Yoga) on a daily basis. As a leader in the SUP Yoga community, she
also hosts SUP Yoga retreats, master classes and workshops.
As the official Yoga Director of Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, she leads 7-8
retreats a year and is always eager to introduce people to the bliss of
practicing yoga on the water. Rachel provides every student with a space to
safely play in the art of yoga, on land and ocean!
Save your spot online or at the studio today!