HATHA YOGA 'AWAKENING SERIES'
                                 
HATHA YOGA 'AWAKENING SERIES'
Lina Yogatara
Welcome to YOGΛTΛRΛ!
Welcome to YOGΛTΛRΛ!
Namaste! I am Lina (Tara is my spiritual name) and I am a yoga teacher.
My yoga journey began when I decided to quit my job a few years ago as
a forensic scientist to travel the world. Along the way, I found my purpose
in life to help people find inner peace through yoga.
Namaste! I am Lina (Tara is my spiritual name) and I am a yoga teacher.

My yoga journey began when I decided to quit my job a few years ago as
a forensic scientist to travel the world.

Along the way, I found my purpose
in life to help people find inner peace through yoga.
_____________________________________________________________________प्रेम शांतिःआनंदश्च_____________________________________________________________________
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How can YOGΛTΛRΛ help you?
My Teaching Methodology:
Yoga is an unending process of self-discovery and self-transformation rather than an attainment of a goal.
Meaning, there is no goal but rather, a continuous experience.
 
When the yogi (student) understands that, they will fully accept every experience as part of the journey.
Since there is no goal, the yogi will be more present in the moment rather than thinking about attaining the perfect posture.

It doesn’t matter if they can't touch their toes because every moment is an opportunity to discover themselves.
There are no good or bad experiences.
An experience is what it is, an experience.

Now, every yogi has their own journey.

My role as a yoga teacher is to create a safe space for self-exploration that will take you on a physical and energetic path.

To guide you along your path and show you the way in a patient, compassionate and inspiring way.

To challenge you by creating opportunities for self-study and observation in different situations.

Each asana, pranayama and shared philosophy has their unique intention and effects.

They are strung in a sequence to create experiences on the mat that will extend into your daily life.

Offering you insightful encouragement as your unique path evolve, breath by breath.


YOGΛTΛRΛ inspires to rediscover inner peace through the ΛRT and SCIENCE of yoga
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'Tuning Your Body Mind and Spirit'
How YOGΛTΛRΛ can help you...
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Body
Do you wish to be more flexible?

 Are you experiencing body aches and pain (especially on your lower back and neck)?

 Do you hold a lot of tension in your body (typically on the forehead, neck and shoulders)?

 Are you suffering from scoliosis?

 Are you thinking of losing some weight and developing more strength?


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Mind
 Is it difficult for you to stay focused on a specific task for long periods of time?

 Do you find yourself thinking too much (endless train of thoughts)

 Are you suffering from insomnia?

 Would you like to have more clarity in mind?


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    Spirit
     Are you often stressed out in life and would like to manage your stress levels better?

     Would you like to understand how the breath, body and mind are connected?

     Do you feel a lot of negativity in your life in general?

     Do you find yourself worrying too much or unnecessarily?

     Do you find yourself reacting to situations (often leading to regrets) instead of responding to them consciously?

     Are you an emotional person and would like to have more control over them?

     Would you like to live more in the present moment?

     Would you like to develop awareness/mindfulness?

     Are you curious about spirituality (spirituality is not religion)?


    If you answer YES to at least one of the above, I can help guide you.
    _____________________प्रेम शांतिःआनंदश्च_____________________
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    A Journey to Inner Peace:
    How everything is connected
    Inspired by how we are all connected to each other and the universe around us,
    I have designed my workshop and classes in such a way that they are all connected to one another.

    I also believe in some structure when it comes to learning which was something I was seeking
    in modern yoga studios.

    Think of the whole thing as a journey whereby the final destination is inner peace.
    Step 1
    Workshop
    'An Introduction to Yoga'
    Available
    If you enjoy some learning structure in yoga and wish to join me on my journey to inner peace, the first step is the Workshop ‘An Introduction to Yoga’.

    Experience what truly is yoga and get the foundation right once and for all.

    After that, we will move onto the ‘Class Category’ where we explore the subtler and deeper aspects of yoga together.


    Step 2
    Class
    'Awakening Series' 
    Available
    In the Hatha Yoga ‘Awakening Series’, we will focus on cultivating awareness and learn to observe our negative habits without judgement in a detached way.

    We will also have ‘off the mat’ challenges that will invite yoga into your daily lives.
    Step 3
    Class
    'Purity Series'
    In Design Phase
    Currently in the design phase, the Vinyasa Flow ‘Purity Series’ is designed to detoxify the physical body, mind and spirit.

    Begin to turn the negativity observed in Step 2 into positivity using the awareness we have cultivated.

    We will also have ‘off the mat’ challenges that will invite yoga into your daily lives.


    Step 4-7

    Step 1
    Workshop
    'An Introduction to Yoga'
    Step 2
    Class
    'Awakening Series' 
    Step 3
    Class
    'Purity Series'
    Step 4-7
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    Not Available
    Available
    In Design Phase
    If you enjoy some learning structure in yoga and wish to join me on my journey to inner peace, the first step is the Workshop    ‘An Introduction to Yoga’.

    Experience what yoga truly is and get the foundation right once and for all.

    After that, we will move on to the ‘Class Category’ where we explore the subtler and deeper aspects of yoga together.


    In the Hatha Yoga ‘Awakening Series’, we will focus on cultivating awareness and learning to observe our negative habits without judgement in a detached way.

    We will also have ‘off the mat’ challenges that will invite yoga into our daily lives.
    Currently in the design phase, the Vinyasa Flow ‘Purity Series’ is designed to detoxify the physical body, mind and spirit.

    Begin to turn the negativity observed in Step 2 into positivity using the awareness we have cultivated.

    We will also have ‘off the mat’ challenges that will invite yoga into our daily lives.



    I am so excited to share this with you! It is a completely FRESH and NEW way to learn yoga!

    The perfect time to start is NOW as I will be designing these new classes and exploring them in real time with you!

    Enjoy real time benefits like personal support on INSTAGRAM when we go through the ‘off the mat’ yoga challenges together!

    Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to truly learn something you can keep for a lifetime and possibly change your life as it has changed mine.

    Let’s begin our journey to inner peace together!


      STEP 2 :
    Hatha Yoga
    ‘Awakening Series’
    You are invited to unplug from the world and reconnect to yourself, awakening the inner peace that is innate within you.
    The elements
    In this Hatha Yoga series, the key element is ‘Svadhyaya’. The sanskrit word ‘Sva’ means ‘self’ and ‘dhyaya’ comes from the root word ‘dhyai’ which means ‘to contemplate’, together it means ‘to study one’s self’ or in a deeper sense, ‘self awareness’.

    In this very first YOGΛTΛRΛ class series, I chose to start with the niyama (observance) ‘SVΛDHYΛYΛ’ because I believe that everything begins with awareness.

    From my personal experience, self-awareness is the key to the journey of self-transformation.

    Only with awareness can one begin to make a conscious decision to change, isn’t it?

    Without it, we are lost in the sea of thoughts and emotions which has repeatedly engrained the deep habits and patterns that we all know (or don’t) no longer serves us.

    To experience self-transformation through yoga, one should practice intelligently with awareness and consciously with a clear intention.

    Come slow down and create space within the body and mind through this beautifully crafted ‘Awakening Series’ and begin to build awareness of the self.

    By slowing down and creating space, we expand the mind to respectfully observe and contemplate without judgement. Learn to notice habits and patterns that no longer serve us and then begin to let go of our attachments to them.

    Discover how to translate what you learn on your mat into your daily lives in a heart-opening way.

    Structure
    I believe in setting intentions when we practice yoga. It helps navigate our experiences during the practice. In this class series, there are six different intentions, one for each day.⠀

    Day 1: Slow Down and Create Space
    Day 2: Just Breathe
    Day 3: Mula Bandha ‘Root Lock’
    Day 4: Find Softness in Strength
    Day 5: Meditative Flow
    Day 6: Svadhyaya ‘Self Study’


    These classes are built upon each other and all of these intentions focuses on building awareness. Just like the muscle in our body, awareness is something that can be strengthened through practice.

    Traditionally, yoga is practiced in a sequence that is repeated until it becomes engrained within that person.
    Each posture will be demonstrated and instructed to the finest detail.
    We will familiarise ourselves with these postures so that we can begin to bring our attention inward and by Day 5, come into a meditative state of flow.
    You will leave with a home practice you can keep coming back to.

    There will also be an ‘off the mat’ challenge for each day to invite yoga into your daily life.
    Yoga is so much more than just what is on the mat.

    You will explore what truly is yoga.


    Body
    The Hatha yoga sequence is designed to offer an array of poses to cultivate body awareness and also poses that will challenge you, giving you an opportunity for self-study and contemplation.

    Explore a new range of flexibility by creating space within the body and learn a breathing technique to help you relax the body while calming and focusing the mind.

    Discover how to improve body awareness, remove tension in your body and promote muscle relaxation which will help you with body aches and pain.

    You will experience an improvement in terms of posture, body symmetry (especially those suffering from scoliosis), strength, flexibility and lose some weight at the same time.
    Mind
    Many of us spend a lot of time projecting into the past or the future and end up suffering from our thoughts. In reality, if we can all live a little more in the present moment you will notice that most of the time, nothing is actually happening NOW that is ACTUALLY causing any suffering.

    We will dive into a breathing technique to focus the mind and live more present in the moment.

    You will find that there are less thoughts and more clarity in mind.

    There will also be a 15 minutes mantra and meditation session at the end of each class to infuse the mental aspects of the series.

    Don’t worry, these are not religious practices! A mantra simply means ‘an instrument of thought’ which is usually a positive sentence that we repeat to ourselves to inspire a positive thought and action while meditation simply means an act of concentration.

    These sessions will equip you with the practical tools to help you notice, observe the habit that you wish to change in a detached way without judging yourself.

    Spirit
    These classes offers a safe space for self-study and self-exploration as I guide you on your physical and energetic journey.

    Yoga is an unending process of self-discovery and self-transformation.

    By using each asana, each moment between asana, every breath, every sensation, every thought and feeling as a window to glimpse into the nature of the mind, we begin to initiate the internal process that is yoga.

    For example, when you get into a challenging pose like a deep backbend, fear arises, we learn to observe with detachment in a non-judgemental way and then using the breath, (slow, steady and rhythmic) to relax the mind and then eventually the body. Here, we are learning to overcome fear.

    This movement in meditation is what makes the asana practice itself a transformational or spiritual practice.

    Studying our habits on the yoga mat can help us recognise our habits beyond the mat too. The way in which we practice yoga is actually  reflective of the way we are in our everyday life.

    You will learn how to cultivate awareness on the mat and extend them into your daily lives.

    Remember, the first step to any change is awareness.

    Let’s begin our journey towards inner peace.
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    Detailed description of each class


    We often find ourselves on cruise control, acting habitually and being so swept up in the momentum of our daily lives that we don't take the time to check where we are or where we are headed.

    On Day 1, we set our intention to slow down and create space.

    By slowing down and creating space, we expand the mind to respectfully observe and contemplate without judgement. Learn to notice habits and patterns that no longer serve us and then begin to let go of our attachments to them.

    We will begin by creating space using Newton’s Third Law of Motion. ‘Every action has an equal and opposite reaction’. We will practice using these 2 opposing forces to create space in the physical body. This results in great alignment and will also improve your flexibility at the same time.

    Focus will be given on coming into a slow flow and exploring our minds. There will be some challenging asana to provide opportunities for you to study your reactions. Observe the connection between the breath, body and mind and begin to slow them down.

    We will end with the mantra and meditation session and the 'off the mat' challenge of the day will be revealed. This challenge will begin to invite yoga into your daily life.

    How often do we project our minds into the past or the future and end up suffering from our thoughts? In reality, if we look into the present moment, most of the time nothing is actually happening to cause us pain. If we can all live a little more in the present moment, we will all have a little more inner peace.

    On Day 2, we begin by setting our intention to just breathe and keep our attention on our breath.

    As the breath is ever present, by keeping our attention on it we are naturally grounded to the present moment. Think of the breath as an instrument to help us focus the mind into the present moment.

    We will be practicing the breathing with sound technique. The sound allows us to keep our attention on the breath which helps us to be more present in the moment, bringing us deeper into a meditative state. It also helps us to synchronise the breath with our movement during yoga, making the entire yoga practice more rhythmic. At the same time, it calms the body and the mind.

    Focus will be given on backbends to really strengthen the spine while keeping them young and supple. Backbends usually either creates a sense of fear or passion within us. This challenging asana provides a perfect space for you to continue to observe your emotions inviting svadhyaya (self study) into your practice.

    A new pranayama (breathing) technique will be introduced.
    This technique increases the oxygen supply to the blood and purifies the nadis (energy channels). It also help balance the evenness of breathing which is a healthy condition for our nerves and this leads to evenness of the mind. Continuous practice of this technique will help lengthen the breath leading to longevity.

    We will end with the mantra and meditation session and the 'off the mat' challenge of the day will be revealed.




    For any change to happen, the first step is awareness.

    On Day 3, we set our intention to expand our awareness through the Mula Bandha. The sanskrit word ‘Mula’ means root and ‘Bandha’ means to lock, together it means root lock.
    Discover how to activate our root lock and integrate it into our practice.

    The Mula bandha stabilizes the pelvis creating a safe space for spinal movement.
    It increases sexual vitality and helps men suffering from premature ejaculation.
    It also helps strengthen the vaginal walls of women after childbirth.
    Energetically, it redirects the energy in the right path.

    Continuous practice will develop wholesome qualities such as patience, persistence and most importantly awareness.

    The three most important elements to have as you begin your yogi journey.

    We will also begin to deepen our pranayama practice extending the breath further.

    We will end with the mantra and meditation session and the 'off the mat' challenge of the day will be revealed.



    We are taught to push ourselves beyond our limits to truly succeed in life and naturally we bring these ideas onto our mats.
    In yoga, the opposite is true. It is about surrendering rather than fighting.

    Here, we set our intention to find softness in strength as we explore the balance between effort and relaxation.

    Just like tuning a musical instrument, it is about finding the right tension to produce the perfect sound. Yoga is the same, too much effort will just lead to tension building up in the body while too little effort will not help you progress in your practice.

    Sometimes in our yoga practice, we are occupied by thoughts on how we can be better that we never seem to be satisfied with what is at that moment. When our actions are motivated by our desires, our focus is in the future and we lose the sense of being in the moment, moving away from yoga.

    Here, we will begin to observe our motivation for the outcome of our practice inviting Svadyaya (self study) into our practice.

    Practice surrendering into the posture instead of pushing and pulling too hard driven by our desires.

    Remember, it is not the destination, it is the journey.

    We will also continue to deepen our pranayama practice even more bringing us closer to the evenness of our breath which leads to the evenness of our minds.

    We will end with the mantra and meditation session and the 'off the mat' challenge of the day will be revealed.



    Meditative flow is a state of mind where one is fully present in the moment (with stillness in  mind) and a state of flow where the movement of the body is synchronized with the breath.

    On this day, we will come into a meditative flow, an essential skill to have as you journey deeper into yoga. The ability to come into a meditative state will allow you to manage stress, develop more focus and achieve mental clarity. You will feel more alive, present and experience a sense of inner peace as we reconnect to ourselves.

    To achieve that, we are going to combine all the elements from Day 1 to 4 into our practice to shift our attention inward. As we journey within, we continue to practice svadyaya by observing with non-attachment.

    The effects of meditative flow truly complements the pranayama practice enhancing your experience of true presence through our senses.

    If this is new to you, it marks the beginning of your journey towards inner peace.

    We will end with the mantra and meditation session and the 'off the mat' challenge of the day will be revealed.


    The sanskrit word ‘Sva’ means ‘self’ and ‘dhyaya’ comes from the root word ‘dhyai’ which means ‘to contemplate’, together it means ‘to study one’s self’ or in a deeper sense, ‘self awareness’.

    On our last day, we set our intention to observe the body, mind and spirit without judgement.

    To experience self-transformation through yoga, one should practice intelligently with awareness and consciously with a clear intention.

    By studying ourselves on the mat, it also helps us to recognise our habits off the mat.

    We will begin with the philosophy of svadhyaya which is the fourth niyama of the yoga sutra.

    We will then unearth the state of mind required to invite svadhyaya onto our mats and also beyond our mats. The momentum of our awareness built since Day 1 will help us keep our attention on this continuous study of the self.

    As we practice pranayama we will continue to study the self, exploring deeply into the space within our body and mind.

    We will end with the mantra and meditation session and the 'off the mat' challenge of the day will be revealed.

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    Location: 9 Bukit Utama
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    FAQ
    Can I still follow this class series (2nd Step) if I missed the Workshop ‘An Introduction to Yoga’ (1st step)?
    Yes, you still can. However, once you have completed step 2, you may consider the workshop. I've designed Step 1 and Step 2 to share some similar elements for students from the workshop to practice what they have learnt but the workshop gives a more wholesome experience of these elements. The workshop will provide you with a solid foundation in yoga. I would recommend this especially if you consider yourself a beginner.
    What is the difference between 'Workshop' and 'Class' categories?
    A 'Workshop' provides more depth in terms of the content and learning experience. There will be more theory and we will go into details about specific techniques. Typically the duration of the lessons are longer.

    The 'Class' category offers lessons focusing on the workout with specific intentions each day. We are also moving into the subtler and deeper aspects of yoga (philosophy, more complex asana and pranayama techniques, meditation). There will also be an 'off the mat' challenge of the day to bring in yoga into your daily life.
    I am not flexible, can I do yoga?
    Yes! One of the biggest misconception about yoga is that you can’t do yoga if you are not flexible. In this modern age, we are exposed to extreme yoga poses on our instagram which has caused many people to think that they have to be flexible to do yoga. The truth is, flexibility is just a side effect of yoga, it is what you learn from the challenges you face from your inflexibility that is more important. So the less flexible you are, the more opportunity you have to learn about humility, patience and persistence.

    Can I join this class if I have never practiced yoga before?
    Yes, it is suitable for beginners and it is a great way to begin your yoga journey. However, it is advisable to start with the workshop 'An Introduction to Yoga'. The workshop will provide you with the fundamentals of yoga so that you can begin to practice yoga properly, safely and experience the maximum benefits of yoga (mind, body and spirit). Start practicing yoga the right way!
    I would like to have the full experience but I will miss some of the classes. How can I overcome this?
    If you have subscribed for the full experience, you will receive the home practice video guide to help keep you on track with your practice. This way you won't feel left behind and still enjoy the full experience despite you busy schedule.

    What do I need to bring for the class?
    A yoga mat, a bottle of water (to drink before or after the class), a small towel and an open mind.
    Can I sign up for the class if I am pregnant?
    You will need to consult your doctor as every pregnancy is different. In my opinion, it is advisable not to. However, if you are confident, athletic and your doctor encourages yoga to be part of your pregnancy then some modifications to the poses will be shared with you.
    What if I missed the class due to last minute unforeseen circumstances?
    There will be no refunds as the space is limited.
    _____________________________________________________________________प्रेम शांतिःआनंदश्च_____________________________________________________________________
    My Yoga Journey
    Five years ago, my curiosity led me to try yoga for the first time. Being a hippie at heart, I was naturally drawn to new experiences from the hippie culture.
    I still remember my first yoga experience at a yoga studio in Singapore where I was working at that time. Back then, yoga was just a physical exercise to me but somehow I’ve always felt there was something beyond the physical realm I wasn’t getting. 

    For many years, my adventurous spirit has always played with the idea of traveling around the world and exploring nature. However, I’ve always brushed them off thinking that they were too far-fetched. At that time, I had a great stable job working as a forensic scientist and this has always been my passion since I was 11 years old (sparked from a home robbery incident). My pursuit in life has always been about personal growth and becoming the best version of myself. I’ve always been very academic and worked hard all my life following my passion so it was not easy to drop it all for ‘some adventurous pursuit’. 

    Nevertheless, the force is strong and I fear regret much more than failure and this has always pushed me to give things a try. One day, I thought to myself ‘It is now or never’.
    So I quit my job and started traveling the world for a whole year.

    Best decision ever!

    During my travels in Rishikesh (the land of yoga) in India, I found a spiritual connection to yoga. It was the most precious discovery to me because they were practical and scientific tools for self discovery and personal growth. As a scientist, this is very enticing to me. I finally found a practice that allows me to grow in body, mind and spirit.

    I also traveled to Taiping and Myanmar to deepen my meditative experiences. I was learning about myself and life so much more than I ever did in my entire life. No education system or expensive universities can ever compare to what I was learning. These are invaluable life experiences that I will cherish for the rest of my life. It has opened my mind and changed my perspective of life. I see the big picture now and things that used to bother me seemed so insignificant now.

    After that, I went back to India, this time to train as a yoga teacher at Sivananda Kutir, one of the best yoga school available. It is located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain just by the Ganges river. I had the full ashram experience, where we live with the teachers, have a vegetarian diet and wake up before the sun rises for meditation, a traditional way to learn yoga. The courses extensively covers the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. I have an insurmountable amount of gratitude for discovering the spiritual aspects of yoga and the world of meditation. Something that was missing at the beginning of my yoga journey.

    Many people still think that spirituality has something to do with religion. I find it to be such a missed opportunity because spirituality is a space for self discovery, personal growth and inner peace. Because of that, I think it is crucial for me to define what spirituality is so that it is not simply disregarded just because of a mere misconception. 

    The traditional meaning of spirituality is defined within the context of a religious tradition. Now the meaning of spirituality has evolved and has various meanings but they all share a few key elements which are:
        • A journey of self-discovery, evolution and realising your highest potential and humanity’s highest potential
        • A sense of unity that we are all interconnected (us and the universe)


    My friends and family started noticing a change in me, I started seeing the positive side of things instead of the negative.
    I am growing and learning about myself at a rate I never thought was possible. 
    By knowing who I am, this has tremendously developed my self confidence allowing my to have the courage to navigate my life the way I want it to be instead of conforming to society.
    I found myself having more love and kindness for people I don’t even know. 
    I also have a deeper understanding of the mind, body and spirit connection and now have the tools to manage my emotions.
    I am learning to live more in the present moment and am continuing to develop mindfulness.

    Yoga has helped me achieve inner peace in ways I never knew existed.
    Up to this day, I still wonder why what I discovered was not taught in every school. 
    Yoga has helped me to have more inner peace and I know from experience that it would make the world a much more peaceful place. 
    This is why I am so passionate to share my experiences with as many people as possible. 

    When I quit my job to travel the world, I was seeking adventure. 
    Instead, I found something far more precious, I found my purpose in life ‘to help others rediscover inner peace through yoga’.

    Come join me on my journey to inner peace.

    YOGΛTΛRΛ inspires to rediscover inner peace through the ΛRT and SCIENCE of yoga.
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