01 February 2009

Kundalini Yoga Classes Offered at En Vogue in Nasr City

dev dharam kaur cairo egypt photo: Tadasana, or Mountain Pose promotes the experience of stillness, strength, relaxed power, and immovable stability associated with mountains. (Cairo, Egypt)

Open your heart, experience inner peace and joy, relax and attract opportunities, strengthen your nervous and immune systems, and heal your self and others with Kundalini Yoga

“El sabre gameel, in radit bee.” (Patience is beautiful, only if you are satisfied from it.)

Take a walk or drive in Cairo, and anyone will experience the challenge to this saying. Patience and peace whilst absorbed into one of the world’s most populated cities may sound impossible, and perhaps unimaginable. But, it is possible. Anyone can achieve clarity of mind, freedom from aches and pains and overall peace despite the constant barrage of stress that surrounds us all. Practicing the ancient techniques of Kundalini Yoga with its connection of breath and movement, one can develop inner peace and experience joy.

Kundalini, a word heard frequently as yoga gains popularity, is simply the creative potential of human beings. Kundalini Yoga is called the yoga of awareness and enables one to access and utilize his or her own creative energy. This form of yoga, from the northern regions of India, was introduced and taught by Yogi Bhajan, master of Kundalini Yoga.

This powerful yoga is now being taught at Shirley Shalaby’s studio by one of Yogi Bhajan’s students, Dev Hueske. Dev began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 1996. In 2000, she left a highly prestigious corporate job and moved to New Mexico to study with Yogi Bhajan and earn her teacher certification. As an international teacher of yoga and meditation, she has taught yoga classes in the United States, India, and Mexico. Dev embraces Shirley Shalaby’s vision that each one of us is blessed with an inner beauty struggling to be recognized.

“As an athlete, I was attracted to Kundalini Yoga because it is vigorous and helps me keep an athletic edge. It also keeps my spine flexible, which is the key to youth and radiant beauty,” says Dev. “Yoga is not to be able to place your foot behind your neck, but to connect to the present moment and reach a balance of mind and body. Connection. That is in essence what yoga is all about.”

There are many types of yoga, such as Hatha Yoga, which is one of the most practiced forms of yoga. Kundalini Yoga is one of the most comprehensive, effective, and healthiest forms of yoga because it brings balance to mind, body, and spirit. It balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, expands lung capacity, and purifies the bloodstream. The practice combines physical postures (asanas) with breathing techniques (pranayama), hand positions (mudras), sound currents (mantras), and meditation to create an exact, specific effect.

“Yoga is not a competition,” says Dev. “Yoga should feel great and, apart from the occasional struggle with balance or mental frustration, you should never experience physical pain. Do what you can, and that is perfection.”

The Kundalini Yoga classes are open to all-levels, suitable for active beginners and experienced yoga practitioners. Wear comfortable clothes so that you can sit on the floor. Everything else will take care of itself.

As Dev is studying to speak, read, and write Arabic, she is still teaching her classes in English. As she continues to learn Arabic and with practice, she hopes to conduct classes in Arabic. Until then, there is always someone that will translate.

For more information contact, En Vogue Studios, 12, Omar Ebn El-Khatab Street, Ramo Gardens, opposite City Stars, Nasr City, Cairo Egypt
Tel: +202-2414-6875



Anonymous said...

Nice posting. Do you know about these yoga books?


ishttah said...

Hi. No. I haven't read these books. They are about Hatha Yoga, another form of yoga. I've been told there are Hatha Yoga teachers in Cairo, but I don't know where they are teaching.
Hope you can join us for Kundalini Yoga classes.

Aya (mailto:eng_ahmsa@yahoo.com) said...

Hey Dev!
It's me Aya, not sure if you'll remember me but I used to come to your classes at En Vogue (like 3-4 times).
I haven't seen any posting that you have started again after your vacation, I believe the last thing you said was October? so have you started yet?
I'd love to get back to Yoga, need some stress relief!

Lemme know!
see you soon inshallah :)