Brandee was introduced to Gili Air through her friend and business partner, Larbi, who had the
idea to set up Kenza Village on Gili Air. Larbi invited Brandee to come see the project as it was developing, and to see if she could envision herself living there and setting up a yoga studio and retreat center as part of the Village. When Brandee arrived to the island and checked out the Kenza space, she immediately fell in love:
“I adore how incredibly peaceful and beautiful it is. I instantly felt very grounded and right at home there. I feel it's an ideal location for yoga retreats and teacher trainings, and a tranquil sanctuary to practice and teach out of. I feel very grateful for the opportunity to bring Kenza Yoga to life, and to call Gili Air my new home.”
At Kenza Yoga, different varieties of yoga will be offered. Everyone will be welcome, and each day will offer different types of classes. We asked Brandee to tell us a bit more about, what types of yoga they will offer at Kenza Yoga, and what values so the place will embody:
”We love people from all walks of life. Everyone is welcome at Kenza. We embody love, compassion, kindness, connection, gratitude and generosity. We hold a sacred and safe space for people to come and experience their truth, a sense of freedom, a place to cultivate balance, empowerment, self love and self awareness. Giving back is of high importance to us - giving back to the earth, to the local communities, and to youth and families living in poverty.”
Classes which will be offered at Kenza Yoga:
A merging of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. A dynamic and invigorating practice to ground, strengthen and stretch.
Alignment based Vinyasa yoga. A breath focussed slow-flow with creative sequencing to awaken and revitalize.
A grounding and well rounded Hatha yoga class encompassing the fundamental poses, without any flow.
Ying / Yang:
Begins with 30 minutes of active Hatha yoga postures, followed by 60 minutes of passive Yin stretching to nourish and soothe.
A fusion of yoga, sensual movement and devotional dance, to unleash the divine feminine.
Deep relaxed stretching, in a peaceful and quiet space to connect and reflect.
A beautiful Sunday morning gathering for women. A space to dance, meditate, journal and discover new tools for self love and growth.
Every Saturday morning we offer a donation based yoga class. All offerings will be given to a local humanitarian or environmental cause.