Meet the Teachers

Owner of Flamingo Yoga doing bow pose on natural Flamingo Yoga mats

About Hema

As a Recruiter, 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.

You can see her at Al Barsha Pond park leading free community yoga sessions every morning on the weekends as a way to give back to the society. 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

Qualifications

ERYT 200, Mahi Yoga, Dharmsala, India, Yoga Alliance USA.
RYT500, Association For Yoga and Meditation, Rishikesh, Yoga Alliance USA.
YACEP (Continuing Education provider for Yoga teachers), Yoga Alliance, USA
REPSUAE (REPS9314), Dubai
Sports & Exercise Nutrition, Online Certification.
Introduction to Ayurvedic Studies, Online Certification.
Masters in Sericulture Technology, Mysore, India

E-RYT200
RYT500
YACEP
REPS UAE

Types of Yoga

Alignment based Yoga
Hatha Yoga
Power Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga
Restorative yoga
Guided Meditation
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”.