Yama Yoga Studios

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Established in 2009 by Valerie Jeremijenko Yama Yoga Studios offers Doha the widest range of yoga, pilates and movement classes at two central locations. Our Yoga classes draw from a number of traditional lineages of yoga with particular focus on Astanga, vinaysas and flow forms to build strength, stamina and mindfulness. We also offer beginner yoga classes, alignment based forms, pre and post natal classes and programming and yin and restorative forms. Our developing Pilates program is developed in collaboration with Body Control Pilates, the UK’s leading Pilates teacher training organization.
In addition to the over 100 classes a week that we offer Yama Yoga also offers a variety of teacher training programs, international workshops, educational programing, professional development opportunities and intercultural consulting. In all we do we endeavor to respect the traditions and culture of our host country and to advance the vision of the 2030 plan towards a happier and healthier society through such programs.

Look forward to seeing you at the studio soon. Namaste.

  • Just felt compelled to say thank you for making me feel so welcome at Yama Yoga during my stay in Doha recently. I have now returned to the UK and will never forget your teaching in particular but also all the classes I attended and the general vibe. Undoubtedly the highlight of my stay.

    Steve Osman - visiting musician
  • Yama Yoga is by far the best yoga expereince I ever had. The level of tuition and attention to detail from the instructors is second to none. I learned more in the 2 years I attended classes with Yama Yoga then I did in the previous 6 years of going to different classes around the region.

    Helen Cullina
  • Valerie Jeremijenko
    Valerie JeremijenkoPhD, MFA, ERYT 500

    Valerie Jeremijenko, is the founder, owner and director of Yama Yoga Studios in Doha Qatar and the Yama Yoga Director of teacher training programs. She has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1991 and has studied with such luminaries as Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, R. Sharath Jois, John Scott, Graeme Northfield, Tim Miller, Dave Oliver, Eddie Stern, Lino Miele, Richard Freeman, Dharma Mitra and many others. She travels to India on a regular basis to continue her studies and also conducts monthly workshops with internationally acclaimed teachers at Yama Yoga Studios. The teachers she has hosted and studied with at Yama Yoga include Kathryn Budig (Flow), Jeff Phoenix, (Flow), Bridget Woods Kramer (Anusara), Paddy McGrath (Scarvelli), Julie Martin (Flow), Yogeswari (Jivamukti), Azita Dafur, (Iyengar) Jonas Westring (Anusara), and many others. Her continuous yoga anatomy studies have been guided by Simon Borg Oliver and Leslie Kaminoff and her ongoing studies of yoga philosophy has included programs with the Oxford Center for Hindu Studies, Emil Wendel, and an undergraduate and honors degree in comparative religion from the University of Queensland.

    As a teacher Valerie is both charismatic and nurturing and infuses her classes with compassion, humor and intelligence. She sees each practice as an archetypal voyage and tries to lead her students into the meaning, story and power of each pose. Her class forms include dynamic lead astanga, creative vinyasa, and workshops in which the poses are revealed. Valerie offers a 200 and 300 level teacher training programs in an extended ten-month format in Doha and starting in 2016 in an intensive format in Bulgaria. Valerie is also the editor of How We Live our Yoga, a collection of literary essays about the way yoga transforms our lives published by Beacon Press in 2001.







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