Rhiyz stands for Restorative Holistic Integrated Yoga Zone and is a homonym of the word Rise – which matches the holistic vision of attaining new heights, despite one’s age and physical ability. Rhiyz is a comfortable and inclusive zone where one can begin their journey and constantly rise to newer levels.
Rhiyz centres on attention, intention, belief, action & manifestation. It is rooted within the mental, physical and spiritual discipline that yoga is. Rhiyz integrates yoga with other holistic treatments, including – Body Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reiki, breathing techniques and finally, meditation. Rhiyz extracts the essential therapeutic virtues from each practice into one nurturing calm and comforting restorative yoga therapy zone, focusing primarily on yoga. , and practiced through their inclusion within every session. One stands to receive immediate benefits; to feel more empowered, to enhance their wellness, as well as to enable holistic improvements on an emotional, physical and transcendental level.
Rhiyz was created by Rebekah Debono, an entrepreneuring CIBTAC qualified holistic therapist. She specialises in aromatherapy, reiki, stress relief meditation & body massage and muscle manipulation. Rebekah Debono is a Yoga Alliance qualified, Yoga Therapy & Alignment, teacher & practitioner.
She first came to Yoga at the Revival in Chiswick London back in 2006. It immediately helped Rebekah to recondition her mind about her body and with these tangible benefits, her practice of this discipline soon deepened. She held beach yoga and stress relieving yoga for Round Table a charity organisation & attended holistic workshops such as Connecting to Chi by Jon Ayden King which paved the way to follow her path in that direction. Following her active participation in a variety of yoga practices & classes focusing on different yoga Disciplines such as Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, SUP, Power & Vinyasa by professional instructors Aaron Falzon, Rosita Jan, Michelle Bartolo, Federica Brunini Serralunga, Balaz Heller, Anchelique Fjoere & Anna Galea in Malta & Revival in Chiswick London. She went on to study at the Gaia Yoga Shala in Koh Phangan in the gulf of Thailand where she attained her 200 hr Yoga Alliance certification.
For a year, Rebekah fully immersed herself in Thailand, teaching two classes of Yoga Therapy & Alignment a day at the ViewPoint Resort in Koh Tao. She also participated in workshops centred around meditation & Satsang for the international Mahi yoga teacher trainings on Koh Tao. Upon her return to Europe, she spent one month in Rome, offering classes at Spazio Vitale in the centre of Colosseo. Once back home in Malta, she set up a Yoga space at the George hotel and spa in St Julian’s where she offered Yoga Therapy & Alignment, and Yin/Yang practice. In December 2016, Rebekah took up the initiative to offer her Yoga Therapy & Alignment to collect funds for the Kilimanjaro challenge. A yoga session was set up at the Fitness Point at the Tigne Point to accommodate participants. .
As an innovative entrepreneur, Rebekah has cultivated many experiences over the last 12 years as a freelance practitioner. These have magnified into the creation of Rhiyz and the Yoga Therapy & Alignment sessions which she offers daily (view timetable). Quarterly, she also offers all-inclusive holistic yoga retreats, with the next to be held in October 2017. She will be collaborating with Dr Andrew Aguis of the Pain Clinic in Paola & Mount Carmel in Attard to give Yoga Therapy & Alignment sessions from July 2017. She also has plans and projects as part of a collaborational initiatives with Mindauga Lauzikas of Gile Experts educational professionals in 2018.
She will take up the Kilimanjaro challenge fundraising later this year, include team-building activities through corporate events in September. She will be also teaming up with alternative & conventional practitioners such as Luke Cassar for Meditation, Balaz Heller for singing bowl therapy & Satsang & Louise Cortis, a licensed Life coach S.N.H.S on the October 2017 Yoga Therapy & Alignment retreat.
As part of her continual personal development, Rebekah plans on travelling to Indonesia & Thailand next year, to continue deepening of her knowledge of yoga as a therapy.
“Through Yoga, I have been encouraged to access fearlessness, strength and the ability to tap into that which is real within me. Yoga allows me to bring happiness, health, well-being and connectedness to my clients, who through our Yoga practice, can find a means to self, through self and for self” (Rebekah)
Presently, Rhiyz offers Yoga Therapy & Alignment, yin/yang yoga sessions in High Ridge and Rhiyz allusive Holistic Yoga therapy and Aromatherapy retreats in Ghasri in Gozo.