Santidas Yoga |

Peace for Body, Mind and Soul

 

Program

Yoga can be prac­ticed by any­body, regard­less of age, gen­der or lev­el of fit­ness. It is a ques­tion of your per­son­al com­mit­ment and dis­ci­pline. We prac­tice Yoga in dif­fer­ent ways but all aspects. We so source our teach­ings from our teach­ers and Gurus from the Sivanan­da and Krish­na­machara lin­eage, our own prac­tice and focussed self-study and study of self.

Yoga is the sus­pen­sion of the mod­i­fi­ca­tion of the mind

(Raja Yoga Sutras, 1.2.)
 

Asana classes at our Studio

We offer sev­er­al lev­el Hatha Yoga class­es prac­tic­ing Asanas (pos­es) in a step-by-step sequen­tial, sta­t­ic way, hold­ing the pos­es and work­ing on align­ment. We also offer more dynam­ic Vinyasa class­es with more rapid tran­si­tions and more gyn­m­nas­ti­cal moves. For light­ness and added flex­i­bil­i­ty in pos­tures we offer Aer­i­al Yoga, and for good align­ment and open­ing we offer Iyengar/chair yoga. Breath­ing, relax­ation and chant­i­ng is an essen­tial aspect of all of our classes.

  • Restorative Yoga

    Restora­tive Yoga is a pas­sive heal­ing Yoga where we prac­tice with the inten­tion to access a deep calm state. This Yoga is espe­cial­ly for those who are in phys­i­cal or psy­cho­log­i­cal pain and sim­ply need to enter into a body med­i­ta­tion that allows it to restore its nat­ur­al lev­els of ener­gy. We prac­tice slow­ly, with closed eyes, on the floor, hold­ing pos­tures with props for 5-10 Minutes.

  • Yang & Yin

    Yin and Yang Yoga blends two ener­gies of Yoga into one prac­tice - bring­ing togeth­er the ben­e­fits of pas­sive­ly hold­ing pos­es with my dynam­ic sequences and stand­ing pos­tures. Here, we prac­tice the con­cept relat­ed to the fem­i­nine, inter­nal, pas­sive, cool­ing, down­ward (Yin) and mas­cu­line, exter­nal, dynam­ic, warm­ing, upward form (Yang). When applied in Yoga pos­tures, Yan describes the active styles of prac­tice, work­ing with mus­cles, whiles yin describes pas­sive, long held pos­tures work­ing with con­nec­tive tis­sues and fas­cia. A class to achieve ulti­mate harmony.

     

     

  • Ashtanga MPS

    Ash­tan­ga Mod­i­fied Pri­ma­ry Series is pro­gres­sive prac­tice is, based on the most acces­si­ble pos­tures of the first clas­si­cal series of the clas­si­cal Indi­an Ash­tan­ga prac­tice; and it is a fixed, stan­dard set of postures.
    Breath, band­has - the ener­gy locks  - and aware­ness in the move­ment will be prac­tice - you will bring the body to its peak; and gain an inter­nal sense of stretch­ing and strength­en­ing, the body will be relaxed and full of ener­gy, while the mind is get­ting calm and focussed.This is a strong prac­tice made avail­able to all.

  • Yin Yoga

    In Yin Yoga we syn­chro­nise our female ener­gy, we engage with our deep tis­sues, in pas­sive pos­tures, also work­ing with our Merid­i­ans, inspired and root­ed in Tao­ism. We hold pos­tures from 3-7 Min­utes. We have Yin Yoga class­es that focus on dif­fer­ent phys­i­cal aspects: Hips, heart, shoul­ders, even hands and feet/ankles. San­tis qui­et Yin Yoga class­es is tak­ing it a lev­el deep­er. We sit in pos­tures, in silence, lis­ten to poems, songs, sounds and silence that touch the soul and sim­ply… let go.

  • Aerial Yoga

    Aer­i­al Yoga is prac­ticed in silk like ham­mocks, sus­pend­ed from the air. You will prac­tice Yoga with an added sense of weight­less­ness, improv­ing your flex­i­bil­i­ty with deep­er stretch­es due to the sup­port of the ham­mock, Inver­sions are prac­ticed with­out any stress on our spine or the neck. And you open your heart for nice and deep back­bends sup­port­ed by the ham­mock. Relax­ation is pure bliss as you float soft­ly in the soft tis­sue. We prac­tice in T-shirts cov­er­ing arm pits and with socks for hygiene. You can prac­tice once you are con­firmer ‘fly­er’ - hav­ing par­tic­i­pat­ed on one  Aer­i­al First class for secu­ri­ty. A won­der­ful com­ple­ment to your prac­tice or sim­ply a dif­fer­ent Yoga class to enjoy, build­ing strength, con­fi­dence and over­com­ing fear.

  • Yoga with Props/therapeutic

    This is a spe­cial Yoga class pro­vid­ed to those with injury, health issues, or lim­it­ed flex­i­bil­i­ty, but who wish to prac­tice active­ly. Inspired by Iyen­gar, one of our Yoga Gurus, we use sup­port like chairs, blocks, blan­kets, straps etc to assist the stu­dents to achieve the Asana in a peace­ful and effec­tive way.

  • Yoga Level II

    For prac­ti­tion­ers with a min­i­mum of 2 years every­day intense prac­tice, prac­tic­ing some more inter­me­di­ate pos­es. Yoga Teach­ers wel­come, San­ti­das Teacher train­ing trainees need to take these reg­u­lar­ly. They are taught by a Yoga Master/Acharya. Great for those who are seri­ous in their Asana practice.

     

  • Open Class

    This class is open for all those who have a reg­u­lar yoga prac­tice. Its open as we also intro­duce a few more chal­leng­ing options to Asanas, and we prac­tice also inver­sions, also for those who pre­fer more basic prac­tice. Its a great class to allow you to progress.

  • Yoga I

    In this class we teach basic Asanas, suit­able for begin­ners as well as the reg­u­lar prac­ti­tion­er. We begin with breath­ing and chant­i­ng, fol­lowed by sun salu­ta­tions, basic pos­tures, and close of with a relax­ation. Per­fect for re-enter­ing your Self.

  • Beginners course

    This course runs for for weeks, and is for those who are new to Yoga who enjoy a deep­en­ing of prac­tice, through under­stand­ing  and a bit of the back­ground of Yoga prac­tice. We per­form the basic pos­tures, breath­ing chant­i­ng and deep relaxation.

 

Other Activities

  • Meditation

    Med­i­ta­tion is at the core of the prac­tice of Yoga. It is to attain the knowl­edge of your Self. It is through its prac­tice that can lib­er­ate your­self from your men­tal attach­ments, trav­el­ling to your divine core, to attain a bliss­ful state of peace.
    Med­i­ta­tion can­not be taught, but we can pro­vide guid­ance, to assist begin­ners, and to cre­ate joint ener­gy with­in the group, which can be a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence.  We close most class­es with medi­a­tion or deep relax­ation. We offer reg­u­lar Medi­a­tion ses­sions on Sundays.

     

  • Pranayama (Extension of Breath)

    We con­trol our mind and body through our ener­gy that comes from our breath­ing. This ener­gy is called prana. Through breath­ing prac­tice - pranaya­ma -  we intend to regain phys­i­cal and men­tal bal­ance. Clean our our lungs & cre­ate focus, bal­ance and ener­gy between body and mind. In our fast paced world, many of us have for­got­ten deep and nat­ur­al breath­ing, thus increas­ing lev­els of stress hor­mones in the body, and deplet­ing it of ener­gy. Through con­scious breath­ing we come back to our Core bal­ance. Pranaya­ma is thus an essen­tial part of our prac­tice and is also taught in workshops.

     

  • Satsang (the company of the highest truth)

    We reg­u­lar­ly meet as truth seek­ers and con­vene to medi­ate, dis­cuss and explore togeth­er truth. This involves read­ing from the scrip­tures and ques­tions and answers of how to inte­grate the lessons into your dai­ly life.

  • Yoga Retreats

    Sev­er­al times a year we offer spe­cial Yoga retreats in select­ed loca­tions. Every year we trav­el to India, go Yoga sail­ing to Greece, prac­tice inten­sive­ly in Mal­lor­ca, or retreat for our TTC in Italy twice a year, amongst oth­er. The pur­pose of these jour­neys is to allow the indi­vid­ual to recon­nect, find his/her sources, and through the prac­tice of Yoga find enjoy­ment and har­mo­ny. Please check our event page or news page for fur­ther  info and upcom­ing retreat.

  • Teacher training

    For those who would like to take their prac­tice of Yoga fur­ther, we offer a spe­cial teacher train­ing course of 260 hours ded­i­cat­ed to focussed study of Yoga for teach­ing, includ­ing anato­my class­es, the phi­los­o­phy of Yoga, San­skrit, Chant­i­ng, and teach­ing meth­ods. We are begin­ning a new course in Sep­tem­ber 2018. Check out the page on Teacher train­ing.

  • Karma Yoga

    Our Yoga is a prac­tice that is inher­ent in all of our actions, we don’t seek prof­it beyond what we need, and we give as much self­less ser­vice as much as we can. All of our stu­dents are encour­aged to give with­out expect­ing fruit for their action. You are wel­come to ask whether you want to per­form kar­ma yoga in our stu­dio, in exchange for reduc­tion or free class­es. That means help­ing with the recep­tion, main­te­nance, com­mu­ni­ca­tion or apply­ing any tal­ent that you have for the good of the community .

  • Chanting

    Chant­i­ng is a lib­er­at­ing, heal­ing and mood ele­vat­ing prac­tice and thus an inte­gral part of our Yoga. Our body is made up of water and the vibra­tions that chant­i­ng emit into our body has a direct impact on your psy­cho­log­i­cal and psy­chi­cal health. We chant san­skrit mantras due to their spe­cial effect to the psy­chi­cal body, but also oth­ers. We chant mantras in our Yoga class­es and offer voice train­ing workshop.