Lotus Yoga Dubai Studio invites new students to benefit from this Introductory offer of 5 classes valid for 1 month.
Praveen is from Netala, North of Rishikesh in India, in the foot hills of the Himalayas. Growing up as a farmer, he was already praticing yoga in his time off. After he graduated from school, he found his passion in cooking and joined Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peedam (a renowned yoga center, see teacher training page). From here he continued his Yoga practice whilst also making delicious food for other yogis at the ashram. He completed his Yoga Teachers training with Swami Govindananda Saraswathi at Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peedam. He has been teaching for a year in India before coming to Dubai in 2015. Students love his calm, steady, hands-on approach- guiding each student whatever their level, to their best. His simplicity, gentle yet profound classes are untouched by modern yoga and we are very grateful to have him here as part of Lotus Yoga center team.
Irene van der Post
Irene was born in the Netherlands and grew up in a rural part of the country that was largely untouched by yoga. From an early age she loved gymnastics and acrobatics, but when she came to India on her travels and tried a yoga class, gymnastics got instantly replaced by Yoga. "That's what I've been looking for all my life. Not just because what it did to my body, but I was finding soul answers I'd been longing for. It was like coming home to me, for the first time in my life."She then stayed at the international Brahmrishi Mission near Pinjore in the foothills of the Himalayas for several months, where she received incredible individual training and initiation from Swami Yogananda and H Lucy Guest. Travels ended, and she then continued her journey, staying in touch with her teachers in India, yet completing a formal western yoga training with renowned international yoga teacher and uncle Ron van der Post. She has been teaching for 13 years now, attended several advanced teacher trainings back in India and has had her own succesfull yoga studio in France and the UK since 2008, where she stills conducts regular yoga retreats for her old students. And from Spring 2018, she'll be organising and teaching a bi-annual yoga retreat in India. Besides the continuing yoga education, she's completed a two-year education in (energy) Healing in London, became a holistic massage therapist and has become a practitioner for emotional release therapies. Irene has only recently arrived in Dubai and when she came to yoga classes at Lotus Yoga for her personal practice, she immediately felt at home. She wanted to join our energies to grow this wonderful yoga community so she teaches workshops, community yoga classes and she'll be helping out managing the center and being part of our community.