Sunday, November 21, 2010

Yoga Workshop for Kids

FALL into Yoga for 4 -6 yr olds

Yoga Workshop for kids with Carolina Freund

Four Mondays

(Nov 22, 29 and Dec 6, 13) at 3:45pm

Click here for details

Monday, November 15, 2010

Yoga Nidra Workshop with Jenna

Friday, December 10th
Click here for details

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Trick or Treat (No Classes on Halloween)

Due to some safety concerns, Yoga classes will be canceled on Halloween (Sunday, October 31st). The class schedule will resume as normal on Monday. We apologize for the last minute nature of this.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thanks David!

On behalf of all those lucky enough to attend David's weekend workshop, we would like to send a heartfelt THANKS! What an experience. We are truly blessed by all of the people who have traveled in and out of The Breathing Room!

David is going to continue his international tour - so if you are interested in finding more about his style of teaching or workshops, visit his website. There is some really wonderful information and inspiration to be found there.

And if you suddenly find The Breathing Room offering AcroYoga - you'll know who to thank! David, thanks for being a part of our Cairo family.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Workshop Season Continues

For those of you non-Astangi's who are ready for a workshop of your own, - your weekend has arrived. David Lurey will be here on October 13th and 14th offering two separate workshop sessions. There have been many questions regarding workshops that a beginner yogi could attend - the class on the 14th is the one for you. Of course, all levels are welcome and if you are dealing with any back issues, this is a class that you don't want to miss.

This is just a reminder that David will be here in a few days- for full details and descriptions of the classes just click the link to right for "upcoming workshops".

Keep enjoying everything that October has to offer!

Thanks Bobbi!

Wow! Hats off to one dynamic, informative, challenging and nurturing weekend Astanga workshop. Thanks to Bobbi for taking the time to make The Breathing Room a part of her international tour. For anyone interested in learning more about Astanga, the calming and healing aspects of yoga, or living a yoga lifestyle, Bobby invites you to visit her website at

Bobbi, have a safe journey home - we'll be thinking of you every time we open our shoulders, roll over our toes, keep our face up and eyes down, and smile as we enter up-dog.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Open House Friday October 1st

Please join all of us at the Breathing Room for a Welcome Back & Open House today, on Friday, October 1st, from 1-4pm, at our present and current studio space at 12 Road 251. This will be an opportunity to come andmeet all of our wonderful instructors outside of their classes as well as participate in two informational Q&A sessions at 2pm and 3pm. Light refreshments will be served.

BONUS: everyone who attends the Open House will receive a FREE pass good for any three different yoga classes the first week in October. Great for new students looking for a style that suits their needs as well as current students interested in trying something new.

Last month we announced that the studio would be moving; unfortunately the move has been delayed indefinitely. We hope to have more news about the studio’s expansion soon.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Two Workshops in October

We are very lucky to have two visiting Yogis who are willing to be guest instructors at the breathing room in October.

First Bobbi Misiti will give an Astanga Weekend Workshop from the 7th of October to the 9th.

The following Wednesday and Thursday (October 13-14), David Lurey will give two independant workshops: Maha Vinyasa Sadhana and Side Bending and Twists

Please click here for details.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

August Schedule

The schedule for the remainder of August will be

Sunday 6:30-7:30pm Hatha with Yara

Friday 5:00-6:00pm Hatha with Yara

Saturday 10:00-11:00am Hatha with Jessica

We hope everyone has enjoyed their summer, and we will look forward to having a full schedule again after Ramadan!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Updated July Schedule

Please note that there have been a few changes to the July schedule previously posted:

Sunday 6:30-7:30pm - Hatha with Yara or Jill (rotating weekly)
Tuesday 5-6pm - Hatha with Jill
Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm - Vinyasa with Jill
Friday 5-6pm - Hatha with Yara or Jill (rotating weekly)
Saturday 10am - Hatha with Jill

We look forward to seeing you in class!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A few more classes - June and July

For those of you who are still in Cairo - we are happy to announce that we are adding a few more classes back into the June schedule and offering a number of classes in July.

The 5 - 6 PM Hatha classes on Sunday and Tuesday are back! Classes will be led by Jill Bodley Visit the Blog to find out more about Jill and the style of Hatha that she will be offering.

July Classes:
Sunday 8PM - Vinyasa with Sue
Tuesday 6:30 PM - Vinyasa with Jill
Friday 5 PM - Hatha with Yara
Saturday 10AM Hatha with Jill

If you are around and would like to request additional classes, speak to the instructors or leave a message on the Hotline. We are happy to accommodate you as much as we can.

Have a safe and happy summer!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Message from Jessica - A Friend of the Breathing Room

As the year draws to an end and I begin to look back over all that we have accomplished over the year, I am filled with a warm delight when I think of all of the people that have come through the doors and shared their practice of yoga within our humble walls. What an amazing year this has been.

To all of the Guest Instructors that have made their way to The Breathing Room to lead workshops - I offer a heart-felt thanks.

Bobbi Misiti - Astanga
David and Sharon - Jivamukti
Jorge and Carolina - Kids Yoga
Mary and Jenna - Partner Yoga
Jane Sleven - Astanga
Jorge Verlenden - Yoga Kids Haiti Relief

It has been an honor to take classes from so many loving and talented yoga instructors. I would like to take a moment to honor the teachers who have been leading us in our yoga practices this year.

Mary Nobel - Vinyasa Flow
Lesley Scotney - Hatha
Jenna Wray Dworken - Astanga
Barbara Price - Power Yoga

These are the teachers that opened The Breathing Room in August 2008. We wish Mary and Lesley best of luck as they take on new adventures outside of Egypt, and are so delighted that Jenna and Barbara will continue to be the roots of our living tree. (That was especially for Barbara's profound love of yoga metaphors)

This has been a remarkable year for growth. We have been able to add more class times and offer more styles of yoga; this we owe to the many new teachers who have joined us as Friends of The Breathing Room.

Yara Raafat - Hatha
Yulia Wind - Vinyasa
Sue McDonough - Vinyasa
Lulwa Bordcosh - Strength and Flexibility
Dev Hueske - Kundalini

Although Yulia has moved on, her time with us was so valuable. She really made her mark in such a short time. For the rest, I'm delighted that everyone will return after the summer to pick up where we left off, each making their own unique mark on our daily yoga practices.

And I couldn't end without giving some special recognition to all of you - the practitioners at The Breathing Room. For your dedication, participation and ongoing acceptance of how things work, (and sometimes don't work) at the studio. We appreciate the loving kindness and patience that you brought with you, and hope that you feel just as much a part of the studio as those of us moving papers around and writing things on websites.

My life has been made richer by knowing you all. Have a safe and blessed summer. Looking forward to seeing everyone again in the Fall.

Jessica Moos


Note following
There will be a handful of classes offered during July and August. Check the website to find our the specific classes and times being offered.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A yoga article by our Ashtanga instructor is published in 'Rhythm of the Home!'

Jenna Wray Dworkin, our Ashtanga instructor here at The Breathing Room has written an article about developing a home yoga practice! You can read the article here...

Monday, May 3, 2010

An interesting article on food ethics and yoga

This article delves into many issues relevant to the Breathing Room, a place where people come for Yoga for a wide variety of reasons. There are also some interesting quotes from the Jivamukti folks:
And in yoga and foodie circles alike, contemplating the awesome significance of every bite taken — its flavors, its implications, its history — often seems to lead to moral judgments about others.

“It’s been one of my struggles,” said Rick Bayless, the Chicago chef, who has been practicing yoga for 15 years, is not a vegetarian and loves pork. “I think that sometimes the yoga community is a little too austere, and it’s hard to talk about what I do with people who believe in eating just what you need to stay alive.”

Full article here

Thursday, April 29, 2010


The Breathing Room is hosting four exciting workshops in May and June! Check out our workshop page for more information.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

May Calendar Published

All of the scheduled classes for May (and June) have been put on the Google calendar (link in the upper left hand corner). Paper copies will be available at the Breathing Room soon.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

April Schedule now updated.

The new schedule will be available in hard copy at the Breathing Room tonight at 5. For those of you who use the Google calendar (link in the upper right corner of our blog) it has also been updated with a few changes AND we have figured out how to change the default language to English!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Morning Classes

The New Year has gotten off to a brilliant start and, with new instructors, come new classes. For those of you who have been yearning for morning yoga - we have something for you. On Tuesdays and Thursdays there will be two morning classes. The classes will be offered back-to-back, the first starting at 8:00 -ending at 9:15 a.m. The second starting at 9:30 - ending at 11:00 a.m. 8:00 - ending at 9:30 a.m. The second starting at 10:00 - ending at 11:15.

We are sure to confuse you with the names of our morning instructors, Lulwa and Yulia, not quite rhyming, but enough to tongue-tie you if you try to say them together. Look for their biographies and class descriptions in the coming days.

We are doing our best to meet the needs of our yoga community as the opportunities to do so arise. If you have any particular desires, send us an email with your ideas or requests and we will do our best to accommodate.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Yoga for Kids

The Breathing Room Cairo is opening its doors to children. So, get ready to get moving with yoga for kids. Yoga is a great way to build strength, coordination and confidence (inside and out), and to learn calming and meditative exercises that restore energy and improve focus. In kid classes we’ll use music and movement to create a playful, interactive approach to yoga. Join us, and we will laugh and play our way to joy and fitness.

6 classes – sessions beginning January 31, February 1, and February 2
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Registration the first day of class (3:15 - 3:30)
LE 220 for one child, LE 200 for each additional sibling.

Sundays -- ages 10 and up
Mondays -- ages 6-9
Tuesdays -- ages 3-5

Jessica Moos, Carolina Freud and Jorge Verlenden, experienced yoga practitioners and classroom teachers, have come together to offer yoga for kids that incorporates their love for drama, music, and laughter.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Kundalini Yoga

Relax and Renew With this vigorous, restorative form of yoga.

WHAT IS KUNDALINI: Kundalini Yoga is called the yoga of awareness. It 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 the master of Kundalini, Yogi Bhajan. Practicing Kundalini helps to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the bloodstream. The practice combines physical postures (asanas) with breathing techniques (pranayama), hand positions (mudras), sound currents (mantras), and meditation. Kundalini Yoga offers a physical, mental and spiritual program that provides a simple guide to living in health, peace, and harmony.

WHAT TO BRING: As always, there are yoga mats that you are welcome to use at the studio, but since we will be sitting on the floor for most of the class, you may want to bring something soft to sit on. (Like a thick mat or towel.)

WHAT TO WEAR: Anything that is comfortable to stretch in. At the end of the yoga set, we take a long relaxation. Have something that you can cover yourself with to keep warm.

INSTRUCTOR Dev Hueske is a certified instructor of Kundalini Yoga. She began practicing Kundalini in 1996, and in 2000 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 has been teaching Kundalini Yoga in Egypt for the past two years.