Timetable for regular class - Spring 2022


Please make your reservation via email: info@azoresyoga.com or by phone / Whatsapp: +351 963 789 397

  • Monday
  • Vinyasa Yoga
    8:00 (Ma. Venâncio)
  • Kurunta Yoga
    17:30 (Alexandra)
  • Vinyasa Flow
    19:00 (Alexandra)
  • Tuesday
  • Hatha Yoga
    7:00 (Helena)
  • Dynamic Yoga
    12:45 (Alexandra)
  • Chi Kung
    17:30 (Pedro)
  • Kurunta Yoga
    19:00 (Alexandra)
  • Wednesday
  • Zazen
    7:00 (Pedro)
  • Dynamic Yoga
    8:00 (Alexandra)
  • Hatha Yoga
    10:30 (Helena)
  • Pranayama
    17:30 (Alexandra)
  • Vinyasa Flow
    19:00 (Alexandra)
  • Thursday
  • Hatha Yoga
    7:00 (Helena)
  • Dynamic Yoga
    12:45 (Alexandra)
  • Foundation Yoga
    17:30 (Alexandra)
  • Dynamic Yoga
    19:00 (Alexandra)
  • Friday
  • Zazen
    7:00 (Pedro)
  • Dynamic Yoga
    8:00 (Alexandra)
  • Vinyasa Flow
    19:00 (Alexandra)
  • Saturday
  • Children's Yoga
    fortnightly: 3 to 6 years
    11:00 (Joana)
  • Sunday
  • Hatha Yoga
    10:30 (Helena)

We open 15m before each class.Teachers: Alexandra Afonso, Pedro Dinis, Joana Ferreira, Helena Torres, Maria Venâncio.

Pricing


[STUDIO] Memberships are only available for residents of the Azores.

Book Classes


Please make your reservation via email: info@azoresyoga.com or by phone: +351 963 789 397 and wait for our vacancy confirmation and payment details.

Email: info@azoresyoga.com or Whatsapp: +351 963 789 397

About our Classes


Hatha Yoga is the style of Yoga best known and practiced in the West. It aims to prepare the physical, energetic and subtle body for meditation or Dhyana, thereby opening the way to its ultimate purpose - liberation or Moksha.
Hatha Yoga

Dynamic Hatha Yoga


It involves a broad system of psycho-physical postures; Techniques of control and expansion of vital energy through breathing; Internal purification; Deep relaxation and concentration. By focusing the mind on the body, synchronizing movement with breathing deepens the inner consciousness, stimulating the whole organism.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Flow


Vinyasa is a dynamic form of Hatha Yoga, which gives a particular importance to the transition between postures or asanas, creating a continuous flow in which the synchronism of movement with the breath is fundamental, which translates into an active meditation. It promotes fluidity, strength, lightness, tranquility, and greater clarity.

Kurunta Yoga

Kurunta Yoga


(Yoga with the support of wall ropes)
Yoga practice with the help of ropes, which are fixed to the wall, enables more space and freedom in the joints, lengthens the spine and strengthens the whole body. It brings greater understanding of alignment and makes inversions and backbends more accessible; intense and deep stretches can be performed safely.

Hatha Yoga - beginners

Foundation Yoga


(Fundamental aspects of Yoga)


The focus of these classes is the permanence in the postures as an essential platform for the awareness of the body and the breath. Giving special attention to the basic but fundamental aspects of Hatha Yoga. These classes are suitable for all.

Pranayanma

Pranayama


(Breathing techniques)


The control of Prana or vital energy through breathing techniques. In these classes we will use asanas, and movement to support breathing, learning to regulate it. Breathing is the most direct way we have of interfering with the mind and the functioning of the body as a whole, purifying it, nourishing it, making it fully aware.

Kurunta Yoga

Yoganidra


(Deep relaxation)


It is an ancient technique of deep relaxation for the body, mind and emotions. Current scientific studies of brain waves prove the therapeutic effectiveness of this practice in imbalances such as sleep, anxiety, stress and trauma. It is a liberating practice to find, plant and nurture the seeds of self-realization.

Qigong - Chi Kung

Chi Kung


(Movement Meditation)


Qigong (reads: Chi Kung) - the "Chinese Yoga" is a millenarian practice for the Life Energy cultivation that originated from China. These movements coordinated with the breath, develop a meditative mind, intensify the flow of energy, benefit the internal organs and whole body.

Meditação / Zazen

Zazen


(Dhyana - Zen Meditation)


Relying on the Soto-Zen tradition, and on the teachings of the Masters that have guided us uninterruptedly, for over 2500 years, since Shakyamuni Buddha. Focused on the breath and staying in the sitting posture, with the legs crossed and the spine elongated... the thoughts pass and the mind observes the present moment.

Aulas Particulares Yoga

Private Classes


(single or groups)
Suitable for people whose specificities does not allow them to attend regular classes, and for all those who wish to deepen their personal practice and knowledge about Yoga. In these classes a specific learning program is designed, which takes into account the abilities and objectives of the student or group.

Events


YOGASANA Workshop
Foundations and Alignment

with Hugo Abecassis

Saturday and Sunday: 2nd and 3rd of July
9:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00
Studio Prana Vinyasa - Ponta Delgada
150€ info@azoresyoga.com

Foundations and alignment are the base that help practitioners "smooth out the rough edges" needed to enhance the practice of yoga asana.

Use of materials in different yoga postures.
Alternatives and adaptations in practice.
Essential foundations.
Alignment and refinement of practice.

Building a house with good foundations allows us to inhabit this space with peace and tranquility.

"Postures should be stable and comfortable.
sthira sukham asana

- YSP - 2.46. -

 

Hugo Abecassis


Workshops & Retreats


Workshops are an excellent opportunity to open up to learning with different teachers and to deepen our practice and knowledge of Yoga with longer classes and without the pressure of day-to-day schedules.

In the context of a retreat this experience is even more intense because they are residential, everything is carefully planned to facilitate a deeper plunge into ourselves, namely healthy food, the timetable and type of activities, not forgetting the time to share experiences.

The islands of the Azores, due to the diverse landscape and exuberant nature, is a privileged place for us to feel immersed in the 5 elements. Practicioners can enjoy the volcanic hot baths, which have enormous therapeutic properties and leave us totally relaxed, the pedestrian paths, the sea (whale watching and swimming with Dolphins) or simply the sandy beaches or natural pools in the sea. Workshops and retreats is a great chance to combine vacations with Yoga.

About us - OM

About us


Prana Vinyasa - Azores Yoga- Ponta Delgada

Azores YOGA - Prana Vinyasa


Founded in 2004 under the name "Casa Vinyasa", it was the first space totally dedicated to the practice of Yoga in Ponta Delgada and the Azores.

It was born from the aspiration of two dedicated practitioners, Joana Cadete and Paulo Andrade, who continue to periodically present us with their experience and deep knowledge through intensive classes, workshops and retreats.

Currently, under the direction of Alexandra Afonso, the Yoga Studio - Prana Vinyasa - Azores, keeps alive this ancient tradition and it is a huge privilege to follow the practitioners in their journey.

“May this practice awaken your roots, open your instinctual body, find your sacred place in the present moment. Move like a flowing river, let your breath be your teacher.”

Alexandra Afonso

Alexandra Afonso


Yoga has been present in my life from a very early age. I started by practicing alone through a book, and I had a hard time finding a teacher and a method with which I could identify myself. It was much later in 2000, while living in Paris, that I found Ashtanga Yoga with Caroline Bollinger. Upon returning to Lisbon, I continued to practice, first Ashtanga Yoga with Isa Guitana, and then Dynamic Hatha Yoga with Professor Carlos Rui Ferreira with whom I took the 3-year Instructor Course of the Portuguese Yoga Center, having been certified in 2011.

I also certified with the 200 hours Yoga Instructor Course at Yoga Alliance UK with Marco Peralta. And the Unnata Aerial Yoga Instructor Course, with Montze Lominchar.

I started teaching Dynamic Yoga in 2010 and Aerial Yoga in 2013. In recent years I gave two Dynamic Hatha Yoga Practical Courses and a Personal Practice Development Course.

I think that the search for knowledge, personal development and the expansion of consciousness, is a project of life that has no end. And from this point of view, I participate regularly in courses, workshops and retreats, highlighting: Development of Personal Practice, Introduction to Meditation, and Pranayama, with Carlos Rui Ferreira; Ashtanga Yoga, with Tomás Zorzo; Vinyasa Flow with Fleur Van Hille; Satva Yoga, with Gustavo Ponce; Vedanta, with Joana Cadete and Swami Suddhananda; Vipassana meditation; and Zazen Meditation, with Zen Master Barbara Kosen.

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We are in the center of Ponta Delgada


Map - Açores YOGA - Prana Vinyasa, Ponta Delgada

Açores YOGA - Prana Vinyasa - Ponta Delgada

Rua de Pedro Homem, nº 49, 1º andar
9500-099 Ponta Delgada, S. Miguel - Açores

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