Introducing Chi’s Yoga

Chi’s Yoga Lagos was born of the idea of procuring a place of healing in Lagos. The main focus is on Ashtanga Yoga (a system of power yoga referring to the eight limbs), but apart from that offer other forms of Hatha Yoga and Pilates.

Yoga is still new to Lagos. Therefore Chi’s yoga utilize different locations in Eko in order to cater for the individual needs on the mainland as well as the island! They offer private as well as studio sessions.

Studio Sessions
Join Them at Bogobiri House, 9 Maitama Sule Street, South West Ikoyi-Lagos. Mondays at 6 p.m. & Wednesdays at 9 a.m. New Year’s Special: 5 sessions for 5,000N (this offer expires on 28-02-13).

Join the, every Saturday at 10 a.m. (except on environmental) at Camara Studios (, the best photo studio in town! Situated at 4 Sule Abuka Crescent, off Opebi Road, Ikeja-Lagos, this is the Hatha-Spot in Ikeja!

About Hatha Yoga
Hatha yoga refers to a kind of “forced yoga”. It is based on different breathing techniques and as opposed to the traditional Indian practice became popular in the West at the end of the 20th century.

To Chinaza, Hatha Yoga is a holistic approach of connecting, aligning and harmonizing body, soul and mind by using the means of physical exercise led by the breath. It is not just workout. It is not just a means of meditation and relaxation. And it is not a spiritual experience per se. Hatha Yoga rather offers the opportunity of enhancing your physical well-being as well as your spiritual experience!

You can gain multiple benefits from practicing Yoga on a regular basis. Yoga participants report better sleep, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, weight loss, improved circulation and overall better general health. Referring to a survey Chinaza conducted in July 2012, 56% of Lagosians interviewed, apart from physical workout and overall fitness, seek relaxation and 44% desire meditation.

About Chi
Chi’s Yoga Lagos is an initiative by Chinaza, a Nigerian artist, jazz musician, singer and PhD holder born and bred in Germany, currently located in Lagos.

Physical exercise has always been an integral part of Chinaza’s life. At the age of 8 she started playing Basketball, spent at least five days a week at the gym and resigned from team sport at the age of 18.

After that she became a fan of matutinal jogs in parks and forests. These hours of the day became her early-morning-meditation. Later a friend of hers introduced her to Bikram Yoga. She instantly became a fan and for five years Bikram Yoga was her prior means of workout, completing her jogging and Pilates.

On her second trip to India early in 2010 she was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga. It was love at first sight and back to Berlin she abandoned Bikram Yoga and practiced Ashtanga Yoga exclusively. Chinaza has conducted Yoga classes for two years.

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