This coming Saturday April 20th from 12.00 – 13.30 I will be giving a KriyaAsana masterclass at Freemyme in Sliema – feel free to book your spot here http://freemyme.com/workshops-and-retreats if you’d like to join us 🙂
This open level class will cover a Kundalini Kriya Set that helps to cleanse your magnetic field so you can become a magnet for all your heart wants to attract. Kriyas involve sound, breath & movement that work closer to our nervous systems to keep them calm and clear.
Our hearts radiate 9 feet – inside to the outside – some wear white during this practice as it gives you one more foot to radiate…
You can begin to think of the seeds you’d like to plant to become a magnet for all you wish for in your life. This set will help cleanse and clear the energy around you so the path is clear for you to become magnetic.
It is advised to not eat at least one hour before our class together.
Spring is in zee air
Are you ready to bloom with a practice that will get your metabolic system in shape and enhance all your ten bodies to leaving you shining from the inside out?
We will be focusing on a Kriya set ( combination of breath sound and movement) that gets our metabolic systems in order and cleanses all 10 Bodies for the Spring & Summer seasons ahead. Followed by a good Vinyasa Flow session to detoxify the winter sludge.
When: Mondays & Wednesdays @ 19.00-20.30
Wednesdays @ 9.30-11.00am
Where: Gharb ( exact location will be shared privately when you book)
Time: 19.00 – 20.30
Cost: 10 euros / class
* All levels are welcome
* Mats & Blocks are provided
* Booking is necessary as space is limited (+356 99670342)
Here’s a FREE online class of mine you can do from the comfort of your own home or on the road
Looking forward to sharing my practices with you all 🙂
I hope you’re all enjoying the fresh smell of Spring in zee air – and the scents of all the flowers in bloom –
We have now settled back into small island living here in Gozo & to kick spring in action I’ve created some new KriyaAsana courses which I will be running for a duration of 7 weeks running once/week in both Gozo & Malta.
Classes will be held every Monday night in Gozo and every Thursday night in Malta – this will be a closed group hence no drop ins.
We will be focusing on a Kundalini set that prepares our bodies for Spring & Summer, working off the winter slumber. I will then lead you into a Vinyasa Asana sequence to further help the detoxification process followed by a mediation.
As spring arrives, we awaken from our hibernation in winter to plant the seeds of our intentions for the year.
To create a foundation for change, we must first do some ‘spring cleaning’ internally. Spring is the time to clean out all that isn’t you and all that separates you from living the life you love.
“Springtime is when new blood starts coming in. It’s a good time to cleanse.” –Yogi Bhajan
Gozo: Monday April 29th – Monday June 10th
Malta: Thursday April 25th – Thursday May 30th
Time: 19.00 -20.30 (both locations have the same start time)
- Gozo location will be in Gharb (will forward address at a later date)
- Malta location is 54 Cathedral Street, Sliema | Lily Agius Gallery
Investment: 90 euros (full payment secures your spot)
* All levels are welcome
* Maximum 10 students
* Payments can be made directly in my BOV account – please message me once payment has been made so I can secure your spot.
BOV / Savings Account
If you have any further questions feel free to inbox me on FB
Looking forward to sharing this latest set I’ve been practicing and the benefits that come along with a regular practice. Commit- cause you’re worth it 🙂
Mercury is the planet that represents our Communication. It’s all about information input and output. It is in our best interest to be incredibly mindful of what is coming out of our mouths and also what we are receiving through as what we put out there we receive back in.
Our throat chakra, Vishuddha Chakra is related to our speech. A great cleansing exercise for this area is to stick your tongue out and do Breath of Fire for 1-3 min.
Here is a link to a Communication Kriya which also helps to cleanse speech and shakes the brain around a bit 🙂
Lastly, you can connect the tip of the pinky finger (mercury) with the tip of the thumb (ego), this is called the Buddhi Hand Mudra.
This technique was taught to help us when we don’t know how to communicate something that is bothering us. It works equally well when we are trying to communicate some creative work and we are blocked
We will be in Mercury Retrograde till March 28th/2019 so pay mindful attention of your communication – use these tools to see you through…
‘You should not say anything that you cannot put your totality behind. The total value of you is that whatever you say, you stick with it. When you don’t stick with what you say, you have no value, and your decoration and your jewellery and your sex and your person have no value. Real communication is the faculty of a human that whatever you say, you stick with it.’ – Yogi Bhajan
We forgive others for our own health more than anything. We are all human, we all make mistakes. We forgive others and in turn learn to also forgive ourselves.
Here is a great article on the subject:
I’m a true believer that we meet everyone for some reason. Everyone crosses our path to teach us something. I’d like to wish you all a great Holiday Season and may 2019 bring us all more peace, love, strength and joy.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
— Jalaluddin Rumi xx
The Journey back to the Heart is CRUCIAL in the Golden Era. As we continue to live from a space of authenticity, vulnerability and compassion, being able to lead with our hearts allows us to not only recognise the other person as ourselves, but also, it helps elevate and heal the collective consciousness on the planet. It’s a journey to the heart. We must be willing to do the work to heal and transmute our trauma, limiting beliefs, and the stories we’ve been telling ourselves that have kept us playing small.
Anahata, the Heart Chakra is developed between the ages of 22-28. There’s no accident that most of our 20s we are doing the true work of self-discovery. Allowing ourselves to heal the lower triangle that was developed before we turn 21, we find ourselves loving our inner child, seeing what’s happening with our perspective about ourselves and the world at large.
Passion and Compassion come from the heart. Ruled by the planet Jupiter, we are able to expand ourselves as we are able to see the connection amongst all where there is no place where I end and you begin. We are all in this together and as we live from our heart centres, we are able to infuse the world with the love it’s been waiting for.
Healing the lower triangle allows us the capacity to come from a space of being grounded and able to connect our physical 3D reality to our 5D collective consciousness that’s unified with love. The upper triangle represents the throat, third eye, and the crown, AKA our Spiritual body. The heart is the centre piece that allows the balance of the physical body and the spiritual body, which allows us to expand our minds, keeping our feet on the ground and our head in the stars. – Modern Mystic, Kundalini Yoga
MBY will be collaborating with Ahmed Elaasar Yoga who guides vinyasa & YIN yoga classes in Los Angeles. We both met at a Landmark course in LA while working through some deep inner issues and are now planning to collaborate our creative heart forces to share our lessons with you.
Dates: February 15 – 17th
Private room for 1 = 600 euros
Sharing a room for 2 = 400 euros
* 2 nights accommodation in a 5 star Farmhouse with jacuzzi and ping pong table :)) onsite sauna, heated floors, tranquil country views & more (check out the link above to see this amazing property)
* Private Ensuite bathrooms
* Vegetarian Welcome Dinner & Meditation
* 3 x KriyaAsana, Vinyasa & Yin classes all 1.5hrs long
(KriyaAsana by MBY, Vinyasa & Yin by Ahmed)
* All meals are included and will be vegetarian – sourced with local fresh produce
* 1 personal Kriya to practice for 40 days and mentoring by MBY
* 1 group hike
* Ferry tickets
* Massages (but I can organise a therapist to come to our retreat home if you make a request by Feb 1st)
For dietary restrictions please inform us asap
All levels are welcome
Full payment secures your spot. Please private message Michelle Bartolo Yoga for payments
Space is limited to 10 participants
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO WIFI ON IN OUR RETREAT HOME AS WE WILL BE PRACTICING PRESENCE. If you are insistent on using your personal data then we will restrict you to do that in your bedroom only as we really invite you all to do a digital detox for just a couple days and see how it feels…
Ahmed developed his love and passion for yoga while on a ‘reconnecting-with-his-roots’ trip to Cairo a number of years ago. It was the strong physical practice that first attracted him to yoga but amidst the noise and chaos of Cairo he fell in love with yoga as each guiding breath helped centre him and calm his mind.
He had tried yoga a few times before but it didn’t seem to fit into his active lifestyle; yet this very lifestyle resulted in some nagging injuries and he quickly discovered that his yoga practice doubled as physical therapy, aiding his recoveries. The flexibility and strength gains also helped reduce future injuries as he worked sports back into his daily life in Los Angeles.
Ahmed is an E-RYT-200 certified yoga teacher having completed his 200-hour Holistic Yoga Flow training and an additional 80 hours of advanced yoga training whilst his passion for yin yoga led him to complete 140 hour of yin training, 100 of which were completed with one of the pioneers of this style, Paul Grilley.
About MBY (Michelle Bartolo Yoga):
Michelle is Maltese/Canadian and has lived in Toronto, Ireland, Malta, Morocco & LA and is currently residing in Gozo. She certified 14 years ago in an ashram in India with a 500 hr certification in Transformational Yoga by Yoga Alliance International.
She has been guiding yoga classes, retreats and privates for 14 years. In the past 7 years she has added Kundalini to her Asana practice. She has supported refugee women through the Red Cross in Malta guiding them through healing yoga sessions. In Morocco she taught a group of homeless children and loves the dynamic healing that happens through the practices. MBY is currently guiding 200 hr YTT’s under her own hood of MBY KriyaAsana trainings. She is inspired by the deep healing these practices provided for her own traumas and how the students who are drawn to her suffer from similar traumas. She is continuously awed by the incredible beings who are willing to do this work and to witness the transformations, she loves to travel and be open to the fluid flow of life.
We will Resolve to Evolve our heart spaces in a safe space of sharing, releasing & connecting.
We are both so looking forward to this collaboration and sharing our practices with you all
I’ll be back on the big rock Monday December 17th to teach another KriyaAsana Class
We will be working through a kriya set for Prosperity to set us up for an abundant 2019 followed by a Vinyasa Flow sequence to open us up to all that is prosperous.
We will close off the class with a 30 min guided meditation & chanting and then have a surprise LIVE music set from 20.30 – 21.00
Date: Monday December 17th
Time: 19.00 – 21.00 ( live music from 20.30 – 21.00 )
Location: 54 Cathedral Street, Lily Agius Gallery / Sliema
Investment: 15 euros
No booking required, just drop in 😉
All levels welcome
Bring something warm for meditation and if you have your own mat please bring that too 🙂 as mats are limited
Wealth means character, characteristics, straightforwardness, honesty, courage—these are all values. This is all called wealth. We gather together money with the idea that what we cannot get otherwise, we will buy. But you cannot buy courage; you cannot buy character. – Yogi Bhajan
Give the gift of inner connection to a loved one this Christmas
75 min sessions for 60 euros
Time & place arranged privately
Valid for 6 months from date of purchase