Yoga has always been a cornerstone in Karma Spa’s holistic approach to wellness. And now we have Ola Lirka an outstanding teacher leading our yoga offerings at Karma…
Yoga chitta vritti nirodha…this simple line from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras perhaps best sums up Ola Lirka’s goal in teaching yoga. It means Yoga stills the fluctuations of the mind. “Yoga teaches you to be open and present in the moment,” Ola explains. “Performing asanas (poses) isn’t just about putting your body into certain shapes – it’s a dance between posture, breath and energy.”
Ola first practiced yoga in the nineties, then rediscovered it five years ago and immersing herself in a range of disciplines. With hundreds of hours of Yoga Alliance certified training under her belt, she brings a wide variety of styles to her teaching, suitable for a range of levels.
Whilst she doesn’t see fitness as the end goal of yoga, her classes are nevertheless dynamic and energising, tapping into Vinyasa flow techniques including Jivamukti, Sky Yoga and high energy HIIT Yoga.
“Nowadays, a lot of people are coming to yoga to get physically fit…a lot of those people soon realise there is so much more to it than just body movement,” says Ola. “There’s this opportunity to explore the connection between body and mind, to de-stress and find a safe space to stop and let go.”
Between 16-28 April, Ola will be in house at Karma Kandara, offering complimentary classes to in house guests each day as well as additional themed classes and private classes on request. The perfect opportunity to give body and mind a spring clean with a passionate teacher of the yoga arts…