As a Yoga Instructor and owner of Flamingo Yoga brand, Hema is passionate about both Yoga and the environment. She was drawn to yoga for the serenity and peace it brought her amidst the uncertainties and challenges in life.
With an educational background in the Biological Sciences, Hema has a naturally inquisitive and scientific mind which helps her to reap the anatomical benefits of yoga, both in teaching and personal practice. In her spare time, she engages in self study, reading and analyzing texts on yogic philosophy. Her interest in using yoga for healing has moved her in the direction of Yoga Therapy.
You can see her at Al Barsha Pond park leading free community yoga sessions on weekends as a way to give back to the community.
As a YACEP, Hema holds alignment and anatomical workshops catering to other yoga teachers as well as practitioners to help them go deeper into the practice.
Hema Laxman: Owner, Lead Yoga Instructor
300 Hours Yoga Therapy, Paramanand Institute of Yoga Sciences and Research, India. International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
ERYT500, Association For Yoga and Meditation, Rishikesh, Yoga Alliance USA.
ERYT 200, Mahi Yoga, Dharmsala, India, Yoga Alliance USA.
YACEP (Continuing Education provider for Yoga teachers), Yoga Alliance, USA
REPSUAE (REPS9314), Dubai
Sports & Exercise Nutrition, .
Introduction to Ayurvedic Studies,
Masters in Sericulture Technology, Mysore, India
Types of Yoga
Alignment based Yoga
Pranayama practices Corporate Yoga Chair Yoga
What to expect in her class
Her classes are aimed at deepening your practice, encouraging you to look beyond the physical asana. As the groups are smaller, with upto10 students in each session, you get individual attention and corrections based on your body type and needs.
Every lesson incorporates the right balance between strength and flexibility, including a strong focus on alignment and breath. You can expect Hema to stress the importance of using props to prevent injuries and engage the right muscle groups. Pranayama and meditation are an integral part of her routine.
Her asana classes are energising, motivating, and at the same time, meditative; encouraging inner awareness through focus and mindful breathing. She has the ability to motivate people and guide them through yoga to “connect with the inner warrior”.