Ruslan Kleytman, ERYT 500, is a founder of Akhila Yoga, integrative style of yoga. He is devoted yogi, Vedic scholar, gifted body worker and avid acro-yogi. Ruslan is a permanent student of Spirit, Life and Movement Arts. He traveled extensively the world in search of spiritual guidance and studied with prominent Masters in Ashrams and Monasteries in India and South Korea.
Over a decade of Ruslan's physical yoga practice, internal work of meditation and scriptural studies came to fruition with synthesis of Akhila Yoga system. This method embraces a holistic, scientific approach to yoga; by working on harmonizing, balancing, healing and strengthening all levels of being; physical, energetic, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.
Ruslan created internationally recognized Akhila Yoga Teacher training programs (200-hour & 500-hour) and responsible for hundreds of certified students around the globe. Akhila Yoga programs empower students with a harmonious, balanced practice aimed at creating the most fertile environment for personal transformation, growth and ultimately Self-realization.
Ruslan has taught workshops at major Global Yoga Conferences and Festivals, including Yoga Journal Conferences and Free Spirit Festival. Ruslan’s articles were published in the Yoga Journal magazine and he has been featured in major publications, including Yoga Journal and Mantra magazine.
Friday - march 2nd - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ananda - Blissful Mantra Yoga Flow (2h)
Blissful Mantra Yoga Flow is a soulful journey to ignite magic in your body, mind and heart with music, Vedic wisdom and creative choreography of dynamic asana flow. We will begin class with devotional poetry and mantra music accompanied by tropical ukulele and native charango. Followed by fluid wave of movements blended into a garland of poses on a thread of breath. Fluid vinyasa choreography movements remind us of the temporary nature of our lives, circumstances, and experiences. Music and mantra evokes innate feelings of Love, Compassion, and Gratitude. And for a dessert, relax and restore with an extended Shavasana, guided Loving-Kindness meditation with lush tapestry of soothing sound bath on the background.
Ignite magic in your journey of life.
Saturday - march 3rd - 12 pm - 2 pm
Vira Flow • Hero Flow - Practice Inspired by Martial Arts and Yoga (2h)
Hero flow is a transformative, total sensory experience that goes beyond a traditional vinyasa class. Drawn from the spirit of martial arts, this dynamic class uses an intelligent sequence that includes classic yoga asanas as well as martial arts stances, warrior salutations, mind science practices, pranayama and meditation. Relax and restore with an extended savasana accompanied by a soothing sound bath with chimes, flutes and more.
Hip, hamstring and shoulders openers
Core floor workout
Attention to precise body alignment
*Bring a towel, an awesome attitude and be ready to have fun.
Saturday 3 pm - 5 pm
Happy Hips & Shoulders (2h)
Urban dwellers live high pace, stressful lives. Each of us from the first breath we take undergoes various traumatic experiences. Negative emotions like fear and gilt, create zones of high density around hips and shoulders. We feel tight, limited, and stuck in our upper and lower bodies. Hips are closing and shoulders are slouching as we build protective shell to hide behind it. To be free, open and relaxed we need to release these zones. Experience the euphoria of freedom in your hips and shoulders through a systematic 6 directional opening routines. Come with a willing spirit and leave with lightness in your body!
Directions of mobility for hips and knees
Directions of mobility for shoulders and elbows
4 levels of difficulty
Shukshma-vyama kriyas (warm ups)
Bandhas & Mudras
Sunday - march 4th - 12 pm - 2 pm
Rock & Roll (2h)
In this dynamic and playful workshop we will practice creative sequencing of classical and adapted yoga postures linked together by a Rocking Vinyasa. Be ready to open your heart, soar with grace, and smile while flowing with love. You’ll experience spontaneous flow, as an exploration of free-form, breath-initiated movement to liberate life force and cultivate freedom of expression. By rolling continuously throughout the class we will massage the muscles of the back, relax and soften muscles of the para-spinal groove, allowing us to go deep into the backbends in the finishing set. Surprise yourself with your deepest backbend yet in this vibrant, high-energy workshop.
Sunday - 3 pm 5 pm
Dream Meditation: Yoga Nidra + Sound Bath
Looking for a rest, relaxation, or to just get-away?
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a healing practice that deepens relaxation, releases tension and helps to strengthen the immune system. It is a unique marriage of science and spirit. Take your brain on a spiritual exploration through Theta-wave Ocean into deep layers of your subconsciousness.
Experience the power of sound: mesmerizing singing bowls, magical flutes, romantic charango and enchanted chimes are used to captivate your mind, massage your soul and open your heart to higher frequencies of Loving- Kindness resonance. All the while you are guided to an inner journey to heal and harmonize your relationships: with yourself, your family and Universe.
This peaceful practice will leave you feeling grounded with a deeper connection to yourself.