Our intention is to hold a safe, supported, sacred space where anyone regardless their background can enjoy being in their bodies, moving from their hearts, be guided by their breath and find ever growing moments of peace.
To really understand who we are and what we stand for we offer you the story of our Founder Libby Hargreaves.
When you walk through the door, you are greeted by your name with a smile, you feel your shoulders and relax and gently fall away from your ears. Your forehead softens and all of the noise in your head suddenly quietens down.
All this happens before you even step foot on your mat!
When you do arrive at your mat you will sit down (in a comfortable position), close your eyes and take your attention inwards. You will notice the rhythm and quality of your mind with non attachment. Then you will connect with your breath.
First noticing its natural quality.
Then beginning to invite a deeper, fuller, delicious audible breath through your nose ujjayi breath.
This breath is the key to shine light on aspects of yourself that previously had been outside of your awareness.
You are guided to observe your mind as it continues to slow.
You are directed to sense your body from the inside and let go of aesthetic fixed forms.
You are consistently supported to be the witness of your experience with compassion and curiosity.
Observation without judgement
Then you are led to wake up your sensing body….
You are guided to the top of your mat. Standing tall, aware of the tips of your toes up to the crown of your head. You connect with your bandhas ( Link to explication?) You feel aligned and connected to yourself.
Your ujjayi breath deep and strong.
We collectively open with the seed (bija) mantra (one word chant ) corresponding to the element (earth, water, fire, air, space) that embodies the asana (postures) vinyasa krama (sequential progressive breath wave centred flow) practice today.
Today, outside it is wildly windy, you feel ungrounded. The full moon is upon us, bringing high energy, a sense of anxiety and desire for manic activity. It’s a dry hot summer evening, you feel the dryness in your eyes and throat.
We will root down into our foundation,
connect to our feet,
inhabit our hips and be here.
We send our energy downwards into the earth waking up apana vayu (downward moving cooling, hydrating energy current). We practice progressive hip opening flows and arm balancing with a slow patient powerful rhythm.
After flowing through various progressive movement waves (vinyasa kramas) of earth element, opening and preparing the body to arrive gracefully, without resistance into your expression of a deep hip opening pose.
You are riding the wave breath and movement into stillness, cooling the body down through forward folds and closing postures. Finishing with breath awareness (pranayama), mantra and a deep relaxation (savasana). Letting your body sink down into the earth.
You feel that you are in a supported protected space where you can allow yourself to relax.
You are tenderly awakened from relaxation and guided to reflect on the transformation that has taken place. Guided back to yourself. This journey is a process. Your yoga is a daily practice.
In this moment you are home, you feel centred, grounded in yourself, you feel supported by the cool humid earth beneath your feet. Today through our elemental vinyasa flow we let the energy of earth element balance us.
As you leave your mat, your body feels light and alive. Your mind is calm and focused. Your feet touch the floor silently.
You sense an internal peace as you leave to continue your day.
We flow through the seasons, weather and moon cycles harmonizing the internal and external influences to stay gracefully, tenderly balanced and aligned with nature. More about the methodology…
We live for a vision of simplicity guiding you to connect to your breath and move gracefully within the present moment on your mat.
We steer you towards tenderness and compassion in the face of resistance and struggle.
We facilitate your process in a non judgemental supportive, creative community where you feel comfortable to practice your yoga.
Libby is a Londoner. She is strong, visionary and graceful . Her yoga classes bring a depth of awareness of the spiritual and philosophical nature of yoga with challenging fluid sequencing. Her yin classes are a tender space to contemplate and connect. She loves elemental vinyasa and being deeply connected to the cycles of nature.
Flavia is from Italy. She is creative, artistic and humble. Her classes are compassionate, playful and consciousness raising. She teaches diverse practices and always infuses them with spiritual insights. She loves her ukulele and innovating.
Jade is an old soul. Wise and aligned. Her spiritual practice is natural and totally integrated. Her elemental vinyasa classes are progressive, focused on alignment, philosophy and attention to the breath.
Karla is from Peru. She is full of energy and constantly transforming. Her clases bring her diverse skills of coaching, martial arts and yoga together to reflectively express the elemental vinyasa and yin practices. She loves community and life. Karla gives clases and workshops in the south of Gran Canaria.
Jose is from the La Isleta, Las Palmas (the neighbourhood) and has made an amazing transformation from addiction to health. He is peaceful, happy and enjoys a simple life. His classes are dynamic, lively and physically challenging. He loves abs, handstands and arm balancing.
Barbara’s sweet calm presence makes you feel relaxed and welcomed. She is from Sardinia trained as a psicologist. Yoga has completed her tool kit to feel really able to serve people. Her yoga classes are inspired and compassionate. She loves yin yoga, yoga nidra, yoga for cáncer and is fascinated by the fascia.
My name is Libby Hargreaves.
I will guide you to release control and let your breath move you.
The guidance you receive will feel tender (a conscious invitation based on your real needs in the moment) and compassionate (love champions all).
Your journey of letting go, breathing and moving from where you’re at will be one of grace.
Feeling excited? Read on……
I am certain that nurturing and listening to your wisest teacher, the body will bring you all that you desire.
Why am I certain?
Because my body has guided me, gently and patiently. It has never confused me, given up on me or judged me, as my mind has.
I have been sober since I was 16, I have done battle with my body through almost every addiction and destructive relationship that you could think of.
I did more than just survive, I thrived.
I am in love with myself and my life.
I feel (and look) healthier and happier every year and continue to have a positive impact on the community.
I feel blessed.
I would love to share with you how I continue to thrive.
I practice elemental vinyasa 6 days a week and transcendental meditation for 20 mins twice daily.
I embrace my femininity and choose to surrender versus over effort ( I struggled with this for years).
I honor that I am different every day and I choose to flow gracefully and compassionately through these changes.
I take time to be still and quiet using yin yoga and meditation. I take into account how the outside influences may call for modifications or variations of my daily yoga practice link to method / philosophy page
I dream of a world where we live free from internal conflicts, where we live in peace. Where our rituales and yoga practice leave us feeling joyful and calm (not full of pain or driven ego addiction).
Our yoga classes, events, retreats and teacher trainings are my contribution to make this burning desire an ever growing reality in the lives of many.
Not to forget the smile I never take off my face.
“Be the change you want to see”
In our studios you will find
- Filtered Fresh water
- Delicious organic teas
- Comfy places to sit
- Vibrant plants
- Interesting books
- Joyful vibrations
- Non toxic candles burning
- Open honest conversation
May every thought you think bring tenderness
May every action you make shine light
May every word you speak offer vision
May every relationship you hold cultivate elegance
May you be aligned with nature and live for the greatest good of all.
London, UK / 1980
Founder, director and teacher
Practicing yoga since 1999
(+34) 620 387 207
BAHons Media and cultural Studies with Philosophy
PGCE in primary education
200 hours ashtanga vinyasa
500 hours Yoga Sports Science
100 hours Rocket yoga
100 hours Kids Yoga Om shree yoga
50 hours Paul Grilley Yin Yoga
20 hours Gerharte Zimmerman formative therapy
Level 1 and 2 Reiki
100 hours Strala Guiding Yoga with Tara Styles
Spirit Junkie Master Class level 1 Gabrielle Bernstein
BCN yoga conference workshop Shiva Rea
Elemental Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea
Discovering Ayurveda with Deepak Chopra
The Vayus Yoga international
Powerful Beyond Measure Marianne Williamson
Spirit Junkie Masterclass level 2 (2019) Gabrielle Bernstein
Milan / 1984
Practicing yoga since 2011
(+34) 683 240 026
200h TTC Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, India by Yoga Alliance
50h Intensive Rocket Yoga, IT’s Yoga, Florence by Yoga Alliance
15h It’s yoga kids, Rocket kids, 3-8 years old, 8-13 years old, by Michelle Wings, Florence
100h TTC Elemental vinyasa krama Las Palmas 2019
100h TTC Yin yoga Las palmas 2019
Pre-post natal training with Sans Yoga
Thai Yoga Massage intensive with Ivan Medici
Basic 1 Inspirales Thai Yoga Massage
Reiki Shindo I – Mundo Armonia, Jose Antonio Manchado – Lanzarote
Pamplona, Navarra / 1988
Practicing since 2013
(+34) 680 243 073
Journalism and Production of Audiovisuals and Shows
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Assistant
200h Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
100h Vinyasa Krama Elemental
2018-2020 Therapeutic Yoga with Victor Morera and Grazia Suffriti
Ayurveda Massage (Healing Feeling Ayurveda by Matuk Guayuba,
following the tradition of Dr. Kosum Modak)
Wim Hof Method with Diana Christinson
Lima, Peru / 1982
Classes in Gran Canaria Sur
Practicing yoga since 2008
(+34) 691 80 34 15
Life Coach, Certified by Instituto Canario de Coaching
Certified Yoga Teacher by Yoga Alliance – Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Las Palmas
Certified Sup Yoga Teacher by International Surfing Association in Costa Rica
Certified Budokon UNI in London and Germany.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria / 1975
Practicing yoga since 2012
200-Hour Teacher Training Certificate by Yoga Aliance
Rocket Yoga 100 hours
Vinyasa Krama Advanced 100 hours
Yin Yoga 100 hours
BARBARA MANCONI CURRICULUM
Practicing Yoga since 2012
2009 Degree in Occupational Psychology University of Cagliari (Sardinia)
2012 Post Graduate in Social Psychology University of Cagliari (Sardinia)
2014 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Training 200 hours (Yoga Alliance) It’s Yoga Gran Canaria
2015 45-Hour Oncology Yoga Training with Amy Dara Hochberg (Zentro Urban Yoga
2016 Air Yoga Training 45 Hours with the International School of Yoga & Dance & Pilates
2018 Yin / Yang and Mindfulness Meditation Training 70 hours with Sarah Powers (Insight
2019 Vinyasa Krama Training 100 hours (Yoga Alliance) at Pure Yoga Canarias.
2020 Training in Nyasa Yoga Nidra Techniques with International Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda & amp;
2020 Myofascial Yoga Training 100 hours (Yoga Alliance) at the Yoga Kula school (Huelva)
and that includes:
Structural Yoga Therapy
Yoga for the Myofascial Pathways
Myofascial Yoga Thai
Myofascial yoga with balls