“The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” ― T.K.V. Desikachar

hatha-vinyasa yoga

A breath-centered practice.

Suitable for all levels and anyone 16 or older.

Description:

A yoga method which is based on linking movement with breath in an intelligent mindful way and finding a balance between effort and ease. Part of the practice is a flow of movements and postures as one is "riding" the breath, the other part involves holding postures for a little longer while maintaining the internal flow with a meditative awareness. This kind of practice has a calming effect on the mind and the nervous system, it also enhances strength and flexibility and improves well-being and health.

pranayama

Introduction to basic breathing exercise techniques. 

Suitable for anyone who has participated in at least 10-15 regular yoga classes.

Description:

We will practice extending and holding our breath, balancing our nervous system and the flow of prana (life force or vital energy) within. The entire class is done in a seated position.

meditation

An introspection on the nature of consciousness and the mind, using different methods to build a sufficient level of one-pointed attention and using it for the practice of mindfulness.

Suitable for anyone wishing to practice. No prior background is required.

Description:

We will practice short sessions of observing the natural breath and the physical sensations in our body. The entire class is done in a cross legged seated or any other comfortable position.

private yoga

A yoga class in a private setting, in the studio or at your place.

Each practice is designed to suit your personal needs and requirements.

We practice a style of yoga called "hatha-vinyasa".

Description:

A yoga method which is based on linking movement with breath in a balance between effort and ease which has a calming effect on the mind and the nervous system. Each class will have a different focus according to the individuals needs, goals, limitations and potential. We will also use other yoga methods such as breathing exercises and meditation.

yoga coaching

One-on-one setting, in the studio or at your own place

Suitable for anyone in need of guidance, reflection or support with any condition or stage of life.

Description:

In these sessions we will be using concepts and practices from the yoga and Buddhist traditions to facilitate a process of transformation or healing. Expect some talking, breathing and meditating, as well as other exercises. The intention behind using these methods is to reshape the structure of perception and reaction to life circumstances so that we can choose patterns that are beneficial and helpful and avoid ones that cause us harm.

Important disclaimer: This is not psychotherapy or any other formal type of therapy. It is merely a guided experience of self-reflection that will lead you to discovering your own path and making better decisions for yourself. 

yoga for emotional healing

Special yoga techniques that focus on healing trauma and grief.

Suitable for all levels and anyone 16 or older.

Not suitable for anyone with acute conditions and/or symptoms (please go through a formal therapy process first).

Description:

In this class we will practice specific yoga techniques that focus directly on our mental and emotional state. We will use breathing exercises, chant mantras from the yoga tradition, work with our subtle body, get familiar with prana (vital energy), , meditate and also use group dynamic techniques.

Yoga, at it's essence, is a healing methodology. The original yogis realized that the body-mind-breath are one and discovered ways to increase the state of peace and wellbeing and decrease suffering and distress. We all need healing, whether it's from trauma, grief, depression or anxiety, or in a more preventative way by reducing our self-harming tendencies.

This class is open to all people, from all backgrounds, with any level of experience in yoga or other contemplative practices. Important disclaimer: this practice does not substitute therapy of any kind, if you suffer from any acute condition it is highly recommended that you seek professional help.

intro to yoga / yoga for beginners

Introduction to the foundations of Yoga. 

Suitable for those who are new to Yoga or want to get back to the basics.

Description:

We’ll learn yogic breathing and linking the breath and movement together.  We'll get familiar with basic yoga postures and movements and explore basic concepts of alignment and mindfulness. Detailed explanations will be offered which means there will be occasional pauses.

yoga therapy / gentle yoga

A soft and healing yoga class.

Suitable for anyone who wants a gentle flow-based practice to get the body moving and feel more at ease, as well as for anyone who has a physical limitations, health concern or is in a recovery process.

Description:

Yoga Therapy is a growing and much needed tool in the modern world. It has been used for many generations in India. It is using yoga techniques and approach to healing the body and mind and is helpful with all types of conditions from recovery from surgery or injury to dealing with chronic issues, from helping with sleeping disorders to dealing with disease or limitations of all kinds, and more, much more.. The foundation of this approach is the focus on that which is functioning well and not on what is dysfunctional or restricted.