Sunday-Wednesday: 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Thursday: 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 9:30 pm
Bneid AlGar, Block 2, Mohammed AlKharafi St.
Bneid AlGar, Block 2, Mohammed AlKharafi St.
This class is for you if you’re just starting to practice yoga. We’ll teach you all the essentials so that you can walk into your other yoga classes confident and prepared.
October 7, 2017
Out of curiosity and the need for emotional stillness, Rasha tried her first-ever yoga class right here where she’s happy to be teaching today, at Alive Yoga. Funnily enough, she has been pushing away the idea of joining a yoga class for almost a full year before she finally decided to stop procrastinating and subscribed to Alive Yoga’s 2-week membership. Soon after, she had joined their 30-Day Yoga Challenge back in January 2017, and immediately noticed not only how strong her body has become but how that strength was reflected in building her emotional resilience. To Rasha, yoga is a very personal journey and one that has contributed to developing a state of emotional and mental balance, which is why she decided to do her first teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga in April 2018. She has been teaching since June 2018, and is pleased to spread her passion and love for yoga at Alive Yoga. She aspires to become among the first certified yoga psychologists in Kuwait, a niche field that combines the best of two worlds; eastern yoga and western psychology, to help people live a more meaningful, holistic and healthy life.
Farah is a passionate student of the alternative healing methods that elevate a person from a state of unwellness to one of peace and harmony. She is a dentist by profession, Certified Reiki Master, Pranic healer, Arhatic yogi, Certified tarot card reader and Certified Yoga Instructor. Her yoga journey started more than 10 years ago when she did her first traditional yoga class in Cairo, Egypt. She maintained a regular practice and recently felt the need to deepen her understanding and commitment to yoga by taking the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Kuwait in 2016. Her aim is for people to experience the many healing benefits that a regular yoga and meditation practice can give to those leading a busy life.
Cami’s true Yoga journey started 2006. She was very stressed at work and her doctor suggested yoga. She did it for 2 weeks and realized that she needed a change, so she resigned and found a more suitable setting for her personality. After only a couple of months, she let her work and friends took over her life and let go of yoga for 4 years. Fall of 2010 when she started taking Bikram Yoga classes, but this time was different. She found her body stiff and the poses she could do with ease 4 years back became challenging. The heat was all she could think about in the beginning but one day she got passed it. It showed her that our bodies really don’t have limitations and that it was more our minds. After completing a 45 Day Yoga Challenge, she began to look inside her. At that time, Cami was working with Special Needs Children in a high school for 5 years as a Teacher Assistant. She saw the positive change in her life and wanted to give the gift to her students, so she did a Kids Yoga Teacher Training in 2011. Yoga was a calling for her. She resigned from her job, created an after-school yoga program for kids and worked in a yoga studio. In early 2013, she joined an Acro and Partner Yoga Therapy Workshop and fell in love with the challenge of letting go and trusting people. In November 2013, she trusted the journey and went to training 3 hours outside Montreal Canada. In 2015, the opportunity to move to Kuwait to teach Yoga came. She gained her certification in Aerial Yoga in 2016 and Sup Yoga in 2017. Her goal is to continue to give people the opportunity to find within happiness, peace and self-love. Cami is now living and teaching Yoga in Kuwait for the past 3 years and she couldn’t imagine herself anywhere else.
Melissa is an avid student of life who has trained, taught, and travelled extensively around the world. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200, RPYT) with specialist certifications in Yin Yoga and Pre‐natal Fitness. She is also a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Melissa has worked with a variety of teachers, including Dice Ida Klein and Briohny Smyth, to bring energetic and anatomical foundations to modern asana practice. Melissa’s first experience in a yoga class was nearly a catastrophe, she walked out. It would be another year before she tried again. What started as a new way to exercise became a door to mindful living and the ability to laugh at herself. As a teacher, Melissa tries to impart the same self-awareness, knowledge and jovial attitude towards yoga to her students through creative sequencing and an emphasis on the internal experience of any pose. She is the former Director of Yoga and Wellness at Lifestyle Health Retreats and past director of the National Council on Women’s Health in New York City. Additional areas of experience include: vegetarian and vegan nutrition, chakra theory, pre and postnatal health and fitness, physical abuse and domestic violence, and psychological and neurological research.
Faisal is a Mix Movement Athlete, passionate about self-improvement and Martial Arts. Started his journey in Martial Arts at a young age, and through the long journey, he found himself in Yoga. Seeking the balance between the Yin and the Yang, he became a Certified Yoga Instructor in 2015. His efforts to create a bridge between Yoga and Martial Arts lead him to Budokon and he became the first and only Budokon Instructor in Kuwait. Budokon is a Mix Movement Arts system which integrates Martial Arts, Yoga, Mobility, Calisthenics, and Animal Locomotion.
Yoga taught her compassionate self-acceptance and gave her the power to change the route on finding her own path. She teaches her students how to feel the infinite love on making and keeping peace with who you are. Yoga became a daily practice for her in 2012 finishing her 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Training. She’s been teaching Hatha, Flow-based classes, Yin and Prenatal Yoga since 2014. She earned her PhD on ceramic art and discovered many parallels between meditation, yoga practice and clay as grounding, centering and balancing. By using her experience on both art and yoga, she holds a space for yoga practitioners and help them settle steady and stabilize their busy mind without judgements.
Reham started practicing yoga in 2014, Savasana was the pose which got her into it. The feelings that floated out of her system made her wonder about the deep meaning of yoga other than the asanas. She became a Certified Yoga Teacher in December 2016 and began spreading love and awareness about what yoga really is.
Take your practice from the ground to the air! We recommend you take AERIAL BASICS (Level 1) and AERIAL FLOW (Level 1 – 2) before taking this class. You will practice a series of more advanced yoga postures on aerial swings. This class is designed to increase strength, improve flexibility, lengthen the spine with creative sequencing and flowing transitions. Finally, Savasana feels like floating in the air!
Take your practice from the ground to the air! After gaining the basic knowledge needed through AERIAL BASICS (Level 1), this class is aimed at strengthening and conditioning your muscles through the help and support of the hammock. This prepares you to flow fluidly through more advanced aerial transitions and poses introduced in Level 2. Finally, Savasana feels like floating in the air!
Ashtanga is a traditional style of yoga that originated in India. The class starts with sun salutations to prepare the body for a series of standing, seated, and lying down postures. It is designed to gradually open up the body and deepen the breathe through an intelligently sequenced series of postures that move along at a steady pace. Be prepared to breath deeply, sweat, and challenge yourself!
Meditation on Twin Hearts is a powerful meditation technique that brings peace, joy and goodwill. The health benefits of this meditation has long been recognized in reducing stress on both mind and body. Class will start with a short discussion, moving to simple physical and breathing exercises to prepare ourselves for the guided Twin Hearts Meditation. Following the meditation, we will be visualizing ourselves in better health and success in all areas of life.
“The Way of the Warrior Spirit.” A Mixed Movement Arts system that integrates Yoga, Mobility, Martial Arts, and Animal Locomotion into a challenging BDK Flow. If you want to improve your movement skills and take your practice to the next level, this class is for you!
Sarah first started her yoga practice in 2005 and immediately was hooked on the physical and mental benefits of yoga. She knew she wanted to help others achieve these benefits, as well as continue her own practice. While studying holistic medicine in Toronto she completed her yoga teacher training certification from Downward Dog Yoga Center in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 2008 in Canada, and has been teaching and practicing ever since. Helping others to achieve balance in their mind and body and reduce stress is Sarah’s goal. She loves to use yoga, homeopathic medicine, and nutrition to optimize health. Sarah teaches flow based classes inspired by studying Ashtanga and also practicing Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Moksha Hot Yoga, Prenatal, and Mom & Baby Yoga. Through the moving meditation of yoga she hopes others will find the mind/body connection and present moment awareness.
Dalia started attending yoga classes and exploring eastern approaches to inner transformation while she was pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Arizona. She quickly developed a natural dedication to the practice of Yoga Nidra, which inspired an internal drive for self-development, a passion for knowledge and exploring her inner truth.
Being drawn deeper into the spiritual and conscious awareness of yoga, through her devotion to her own yoga nidra practice, Dalia travelled to India for Professional Yoga Nidra Training. Living at Malav Ashram and studying directly under world-renowned yoga master Gurudev Amrit Desai, was transformational and extremely self-healing as she found restoration of mind body and soul. She is grateful to share this ancient form of sleep-based meditation that has the power to take you to the innermost deepest levels of relaxation, where your whole body and being is permeated by peace of mind and profound stillness.
Dalia is also a certified Holistic Health Coach – her deep desire is to empower everyone that crosses her path to realize the source of infinite power within to self-heal, transform and create a life of greater health, joy and love.
Seham is originally from Cuba with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy and a Master’s Degree in Anatomy. She is certified in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, Prenatal-Postnatal yoga, Aerial yoga, Hot yoga, and is a Fletcher Pilates instructor. Seham believes that leading a balanced and healthy lifestyle is the key to happiness. She expresses her passion for Yoga by consistently learning and teaching. She provides a well-rounded practice for her students, combining her knowledge as a Physical Therapist and a Yogini to develop a suitable practice for all her students, with the right amount of challenges for a beneficial and safe practice.
We will use small balls (size of tennis balls) to target specific points in the body. Think of this class as a self-massage that works better than an actual massage. You will reduce tension and pain, improve flexibility and circulation, and hydrate the muscle and connective tissues. Most people feel a difference immediately.
This is a flow based class connecting movement with breath. It is a level up from Flow (Level 1), where you will be introduced to more intermediate poses and move at a faster pace. You will build more strength, balance, and flexibility in this class.
This is a flow based class connecting movement with breath. We will be flowing slowly in this class, giving you enough time to enjoy each pose. You will build flexibility, learn proper alignment, and improve control of your breath.
This is a flow based class connecting movement with breath. It is a more dynamic flow where you will move at a faster pace than Flow (Level 1) and Flow (Level 1-2). You will move and breathe seamlessly through creative sequences of poses. We recommend taking Flow (Level 1) and Flow (Level 1-2) for 2 weeks regularly before joining this class.
This is a flow based class connecting movement with breath. In this class you will start to move into more advanced variations of poses and flow harder. You will use the strength and flexibility gained from previous levels to go deeper into backbends, hip openers, arm balances, and inversions.
This is a flow based class connecting movement with breath. We will link everything you’ve learned in all the other Flows and bring it all together into a powerful class. You’ll be able to move with newly found confidence and the freedom to choose the movement options. We recommend taking Flow (Level 2) and Flow (Level 2-3) for 2 weeks regularly before joining this class.
You will move through set sequences from the Primary Series. You’ll also start practicing some of the more advanced moves such as arm balances, jump-backs, jump-throughs, and handstands.
For all of our hot classes you NEED to bring a mat towel or your own mat to join. The room will be set to 32-34c. This is a flow based class connecting movement with breath. We will link everything you’ve learned in all the other Flows and bring it all together into a powerful class. You’ll be able to move with newly found confidence and the freedom to choose the movement options. We recommend taking Flow (Level 2) and Flow (Level 2-3) for 2 weeks regularly before joining this class. Do not join this class if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, or if you are pregnant.
For all of our hot classes you NEED to bring a mat towel or your own mat to join. The room will be set to 32-34c. This is a flow based class connecting movement with breath. We will be flowing slowly in this class, giving you enough time to enjoy each pose. You will build flexibility, learn proper alignment, and improve control of your breath. Do not join this class if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, or if you are pregnant.
For all of our hot classes you NEED to bring a mat towel or your own mat to join. The room will be set to 32-34c. This is a flow based class connecting movement with breath. It is a level up from Flow (Level 1), where you will be introduced to more intermediate poses and move at a faster pace. You will build more strength, balance, and flexibility in this class. Do not join this class if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, or if you are pregnant.
For all of our hot classes you NEED to bring a mat towel or your own mat to join. The room will be set to 32-34c. This is a flow based class connecting movement with breath. It is a more dynamic flow where you will move at a faster pace than Flow (Level 1) and Flow (Level 1-2). You will move and breathe seamlessly through creative sequences of poses. We recommend taking Flow (Level 1) and Flow (Level 1-2) for 2 weeks regularly before joining this class. Do not join this class if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, or if you are pregnant.
For all of our hot classes you NEED to bring a mat towel or your own mat to join. The room will be set to 32-34c. This is a flow based class connecting movement with breath. In this class you will start to move into more advanced variations of poses and flow harder. You will use the strength and flexibility gained from previous levels to go deeper into backbends, hip openers, arm balances, and inversions. Do not join this class if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, or if you are pregnant.
YIN offers increased body and mind awareness, greater flexibility, and relaxing postures. You will hold poses for around 5 minutes. This will allow the muscles and connective tissues to lengthen and release tension from the body.
Restorative Yoga is the class you go to when you want to treat yourself to some well-deserved relaxation. It’s a gentle style that uses props, blankets, and bolsters to ease you into poses. Take this class and you’ll be giving your body a mini vacation.
The core of a good yoga practice is proper breathing techniques and meditation. We help you learn these essential skills so that you get the most out of every class you take in the future.
Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based meditation that has the power to take you to very deep levels of relaxation. You will spend over 50 minutes lying down on your back and experience guided meditation to help you learn the techniques to relax. Some of the things this class helps with include: stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. You will leave feeling restored and energized.
Rocket Yoga is a class for people who are looking to challenge their limits and push their boundaries. It is a very dynamic and fast-paced flow that requires a lot of endurance and strength. We recommend three months of REGULAR yoga practice before joining this class because of the speed. You will be challenged with arm balances, inversions, and advanced postures. Expect to sweat!
Take your practice from the ground to the air! This class is designed for complete beginners to Aerial Yoga. You will be introduced to the basic postures and vocabulary, flow through slow-paced sun salutations, and given the confidence to join other aerial classes. Finally, Savasana feels like floating in the air!
You will practice relaxing yoga postures on aerial swings made of soft fabric. This slower practice will help still your mind and release stress and stiffness in the muscles. The swing will be a personal assistant and prop that will help you truly restore. Finally, Savasana feels like floating in the air!
A passionate Industrial Engineer, fulfilling her heart by being in a classroom; teaching engineering courses at University level in Kuwait. Driven by a concentrated power of will, she was exposed to yoga in late 2012 after a severe back injury in order to gain back her dynamic lifestyle as a sports enthusiast. Her yoga practice has inspired her beyond all physical aspects, outreaching to emotional and mental depths as she started giving private yoga classes for her friends and family members. This central life-shift put her on a journey of life-transformation through learning the art of yoga to become a 200-hour Certified Yoga Instructor in 2015. The passion for growth and thirst for learning has continued to push her forward as she got Aerial Yoga certification in 2016, followed by her 300-hour Yoga certification in 2017. Sara is now a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500). After these numerous rewarding experiences, she has set the intention of radiating this transformational energy of yoga to promote a lifestyle with limitless expansion of the body and mind, to realize one’s full potential for growth.
Joni grew up in Oklahoma City and started doing yoga in college. She earned her 200-hour certification in Norman, Oklahoma in 2009, studying under Yogalife Teacher and Owner Becca Hewes. Joni loves teaching Vinyasa Flow and enjoys creating unique and challenging sequences. When she’s not teaching at the studio, Joni is working as an elementary teacher and spending time with her husband and their new baby girl.
Nadia started her yoga practice in 2015 and from her first downward dog she knew this will be her new passion. In 2017 she took her first yoga training which was more life changing than just a training. Other than yoga Nadia enjoys travelling and getting to know different cultures. When she’s not practicing yoga you will find her creating a painting or just enjoying a cup of coffee with a good book. Recently she started her pranic healing journey – a new passion that crossed her path. In her classes expect her to talk about chakras, meditation, and inspire you to listen to your body and enjoy your practice.
Born in the mountains of Lebanon, raised in Kuwait, Wissam is an animal lover, yogi and aspiring outdoorsman. His interest in easter philosophy and meditation started in 2012 after reading one of Osho’s books by mere chance. A year later he experienced his first yoga class whilst on a trekking tour and was immediately hooked to the euphoric climax moment in savasana. Despite finding yoga very painful at the beginning, it helped improve his breathing and deepen his meditation. It also contributed to peeling away layers of ignorance and illusions, and to having more compassion for all beings. Most importantly, Yoga introduced him to a very important person in his life, himself.
His wanderlust kept taking him back to India where he finally received his 200-hour certification at the foot of the Himalayas, in a city known for being the Dalai Lama’s home, Dharamsala.
Wissam’s classes incorporate creative asana sequences both static and dynamic, as well as restorative poses as a way to bring more mindfulness into our practice and our lives, accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl or Handpan. Do less, Be more.
Heather came to yoga after suffering injuries incurred while running a marathon. As she practiced on her mat and healed her injuries, she discovered the value in this ancient practice which lead her to earning her certification so she could share yoga with others. She has studied Sivananda (traditional Hatha), as well as Iyengar based Vinyasa (alignment focused), Yin, and Restorative yoga. You will find her classes full of alignment tips as well as options for students of all levels. Heather encourages you to make your classes as gentle or as challenging as you like, based on how your body feels from day to day. She grew up in Idaho but has since traveled the world and spent several years living in Hawaii where she earned her Masters in Sustainable Development, built up a business for Paddle Board Yoga, studied Reiki (healing energy), and learned to make soap. She has co-led several teacher training programs, mostly in Hawaii, and offers workshops, Paddle-board yoga certification, and Reiki certifications across the globe.
Kay enjoys yoga for the physical and mental strength, clarity, and focus it brings to her life. Yoga has been a part of her life since childhood, and became a daily practice in 2013. Kay incorporated yoga into her other passion, teaching young children, by using it to help calm her students down, encourage a healthy life style, and engage kinesthetic learners. She decided she wanted to teach yoga to adults as well, and received her 200 hour certification from Sonic Yoga NYC, a Yoga Alliance certified school. Since being certified, she has taught yoga in Kuwait, and is known for her powerful, dynamic classes. Her clear instruction and ability to modify positions makes her classes accessible to beginners and challenging for advanced students.
Hug is a certified Hatha Vinyasa, pre and post-natal yoga instructor and certified Pranic Healer. She started her career as an IT Engineer, but her ultimate passion was to pursue a holistic path where she can utilize her passion and love to empower and expand the potential of everyone that crosses her path. Hug is capable of offering a combination of Yoga and Pranic Healing in private sessions.
As Dalal started practicing yoga four years ago, she began to feel the transformation it had in her life. She fell in love with how she felt after yoga, the confidence and the fluidity of movement. With it, she developed the deepest focus she had ever experienced. In March 2013, she earned her 200 YTT from Sampoorna Yoga School in Goa, India in hope of spreading her love of yoga. In May 2013, she started teaching yoga at GUST Fitness Center helping university staff & students develop mind and body connection in order to embrace and explore their full potential. Dalal teaches flow-based classes drawn from studying Ashtanga and practicing Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin disciplines. In her classes, Dalal emphasis on alignment, breath, presence, and gratitude encouraging people of all ages & abilities. As part of her yoga practice, Dalal found Yoga Gives, a project with an aim to spread the love of yoga through humanitarian concepts. Through the past couple of years, she helped fundraise for different projects in Sudan, Gaza, Syria, and Nepal.
Kane comes to us all the way from Australia to share his love of Yoga, Art and Dance. He studied Performing Arts, Fitness and has a Diploma in Photography! Dancing has been a huge part of his professional career – he was a featured dancer in The Great Gatsby & Happy Feet to name a few. He was also a dancer on tours including Will Young Global Tour and has performed with Kylie Minogue! He came to Yoga through dance. He practiced in Bali and all around Australia until finally traveling to Goa, India where he did his Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga Vinyasa. Kane is very excited to be on the path of Yoga and sharing his experience.
Anna was first drawn to yoga during her young adult life in Russia, where she was born. At that time she was pursuing her Master of Arts studies in English. Her deep longing for spirituality and her attraction to Eastern philosophy inspired her to then move to Belgium to live at the Krishna Bhakti ashram, where she simultaneously completed her second Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus on yogic philosophy. During these years she sincerely devoted herself to ashram life, daily sadhana and the study of ancient yogic texts. Attracted to Eastern wisdoms, Anna travelled many times to India and spent 3 years in Mysore studying various facets of Ashtanga yoga steeped in the lineage of Krishnamacharya at Sthalam8 AYS. A third series practitioner, she continues to draw inspiration from a long-term study with her teachers. Anna presently resides in Kuwait and feels blessed to travel and share her learning.
Tara’s passion for health and wellbeing is no secret. The good news is that it’s also quite contagious! Tara has completed yoga qualifications in Ashtanga, Prana Flow, Vinyasa, Power, Rocket, Restorative, Hot Power, Tripsicore, Prenatal, and Yin Yoga styles. She shares her knowledge, by running workshops, retreats, yoga teacher trainings and teaching at studios around the world! With all this said Tara does not link herself to being a yogi, but says “I just love yoga and want to share it with the world!“ Tara is known to drink coffee, eat chocolate, and laugh at herself! Now sharing the opportunities of a life with parity to the World, by giving her experience, love, and devotion in yoga, meditation and health. You will be challenged in your own practice whether you are new to yoga or an experienced yogi, enjoying a beautiful vinyasa flow practice delivered with lightness and a sense of humor. As well as teaching all levels of Yoga, Tara is proof that living healthily means living happily – even a little crazily!
A Computer Engineer who loves to run, dance and has a passion for helping others and spreading kindness. Rawan was born and raised in Kuwait witnessing the growth of the yoga community in the region. She was introduced to yoga at a young age but only started a dedicated practice in 2011. She started teaching yoga a year later with the intention of helping heal back injuries common in athletes and weight-lifters. This passion has led her across the region to Goa, India to become a registered yoga teacher in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow. Still keen on further deepening her knowledge in Therapeutic Yoga, she completed an intensive Yoga Therapy certification in Thailand. Yoga is “Unity“ and Rawan likes to keep this sense of connectedness between the students in her class. Rawan’s class is described as a fluid, smooth flow, leaving you with a sense of calmness and comfort.
Salman took his first yoga class in 2009 and it was love at first pose. He quickly started noticing changes in his body and mind, and has been consistent with his yoga practice ever since. In May 2013, he completed his first teacher training in Bali, Indonesia and it transformed his life completely. He became the first certified Kuwaiti male yoga teacher. As soon as he came back, he started teaching classes for all levels of students, but was disappointed with the amounts of places that offered yoga, especially for men. This motivated him to open his dream yoga studio, sooner rather than later, to make yoga accessible to everyone, men and women of all ages and sizes. He founded Alive Yoga in June 2015 and his dream came true. Since becoming a teacher, Salman has made it a priority to keep learning, so he has been doing other trainings, joining workshops, and taking classes whenever he gets the chance.