“Most yoga styles are internal, they look inside to help create a better outside, Yoga pyramids looks to the external, to other people, to trust and build a strong foundation, both figuratively and literally.”
This was the theme presented by Radiantly Alive teacher, Noga Weiz, at the vaunted Bali Spirit Festival held just over a week ago here in Ubud. Being offered five packed days of therapies, dance classes and workshops from dozens of world renown yoga names, deciding to do something different from the usual takes a special sense of adventure! In this case, we found thirty individuals with that undeniable desire to break away from the pack and try Yoga Pyramids – a thrilling combination of acrobatics, yoga postures and beautiful shapes formed by the merging of many human bodies!
Noga, a seasoned yoga teacher and other-life Israeli circus performer, began the class by explaining the fundamental difference between most styles of yoga and Yoga Pyramids.“Most yoga styles are internal, they look inside to help create a better outside, Yoga pyramids looks to the external, to other people, to trust and build a strong foundation, both figuratively and literally.”
After a few minutes of ice-breaking among the thirty then-strangers, Noga guided the class through some simple but challenging ground positions to build the core and create a sense of togetherness through touch. Once this rapport and trust was built, some truly impressive shapes started to emerge. There were stacked chaturangas, uttanasanas, headstands and even downward dog pyramids! Describing it is no comparison to the power of a photo.
Throughout the entire class, smiles and laughter were never far away. As the class progressed, so did the sense of community and the feeling that through shape, touch and yoga, thirty separate people can become more connected, if even just for a couple of hours.
Noga Weiz runs regular weekly classes at Radiantly Alive, alongside the semi-routine yoga pyramids classes and workshops. Head to our studio in Ubud or check out our online schedule to learn more!