Sunday, November 24, 1pm- 3.30pm YIN YOGA (full)
Yin Yoga is a very slow and gentle but also very deep penetrating style of Yoga that is a perfect complimentary practice to Ashtanga/Vinyasa Yoga or any other form of “yang” like, energetic, physical practice.
Yin Yoga has a variety of incredible benefits:
On a physical level:
Fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds all our muscles, bones and organs and forms our ligaments and tendons, can tighten around weaker parts of the body (resulting from previous injury, postural problems or emotional trauma), causing this body part to feel tight and difficult to open up through a regular Yoga practice.
These tissues need a different approach to being gently stressed, soften and worked out. Yin Yoga uses a variety of postures, mostly on the floor, that can be held for longer periods of time, using gravity rather than muscle force, achieving a therapeutic affect on joints, ligaments and tendons.
On an energetic level:
Each posture also works on an energetic level on the Nadis (or Meridians) of the body, which are thought to be situated inside the fascia, and can have a similar effect to a Shiatsu treatment or Acupuncture.
Chakra work can also be done through Yin Yoga.
On a meditative level:
Each posture is held for several minutes. The nature of the postures and the time spent in them provide a great opportunity to practice mindfulness, breath awareness and meditation.
If you are interested in more information, you can watch this short interview with my Yin teacher, Josh Summers:
Cost: 30 Euro
INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA
An introductory workshop for anyone who is interested in finding out more about this ancient system of health. A knowledge of the principles of Ayurveda supports us maintaining and restoring our physical, emotional and mental health, living in accordance with our own nature and in harmony with the natural world around us, knowing how to live, eat and practice yoga so that it suits our own individual needs and keeps our systems in balance. It empowers each of us to take responsibility for our own health and happiness.
Tea and nibbles or a light lunch will be provided.
Cost: 40 Euro
YOGA IMMERSION DAY
If you would like to deepen your understanding of all the aspects of Yoga and Ayurveda, join me for a day of immersion.
On a Sunday we will meet at 11 am for a 2 hour long Asana and Pranayama practice.
At around 1pm we will share a vegetarian lunch (based on Ayurvedic principles).
From ca 2 – 4pm I will guide you through an exploration of Yoga philosophy and Ayurvedic principles.
From 4-5pm approx. we will finish the day with a deep relaxation/meditation practice.
This will also be an opportunity for you to address issues or questions you have about any aspect of Yoga.
Cost: 70 Euro
CHAKRA IMMERSION DAYS
Next date tbc
An intensive exploration of what empowers us through the system of the chakras using Meditation, Movement, Breath and other methods.
Demystifying and understanding their concept so that is accessible to everyone.
Learning what we can do in our own daily lives in order to reach our full potential and live a happy, healthy and fulfilling live.
Being inspired to be who we truly are – and to shine!