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
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.
Yin Yoga takes you to the slow, deep moon side of Yoga. Leaning on Traditional Chinese Medicine and working with our deep tissue, we release, open and meditate in long held postures (3-7 min). The classes are challenging, yet peaceful, slow, yet intense. Good for participants with Yoga experience, also good for Athletes who seek some deep stretching. Beginners: check with the teachers first.
Every month, we offer a Beginners course to newcomers to Yoga. A teacher will guide you through four weeks of a structured course, in which you can learn all the foundations of Yoga. It is recommended for participants to attend all four of these classes; You can practice Yoga I simultaneously. You will learn some basic chanting, breathing practice, sun salutations and the Asanas. This is open to all levels, and gives space for dedicated learning and questions, if needed.
An Open class is a class that caters to all Yoga practitioners, except total beginners. In the practice, we offer different options in practicing Asanas. We also offer optional inversions such as headstand. Its a class where you can deepen and grow your Yoga practice.
A Sivananda class, named after the Guru of the Yoga lineage, consist of a fixed set of Asanas practiced in a certain order, using pauses between classes. The classes contains chanting, breathing and dedicates it different themes in Yoga philosophy. Typically this class is taught by a teacher who has been trained in the Sivananda tradition.
You want to move, explore and have fund with some Aerial dance moves. Ready to go a step further in the Aerial practice? Inversions, Dance moves, and dynamic movements with music, guaranteed fun! Must have attended at least 5 Aerial classes, no Beginners. Wear T-shirt covering armpits, and socks to this practice.
Float, above the ground, stretch slowly and deeply, close your eyes and let go in this restorative class that uses the Aerial hammock as its main instrument. Perfect for stressed out and tired minds and bodies, nice way to log out and come back reenergised.
This Aerial class, open to all allows easy and flowing movement between postures, with the Aerial Hammock, which makes the practice light and fun, whilst using the liberty the move in ways we might not be used too ! Great class for tired articulations ! Please wear T-shirt covering armpits and socks for this class.
With chair Yoga we work on focused alignment of the Yoga postures, allowing certain poses the be held longer, some stretches to be deeper. Even though some postures, even advanced once are easier, one can develop additional body awareness. We also offer private chair Yoga classes to persons with limited mobility and offer these classes in Eldery Homes.
Hatha Yoga Flow (en Francais)
Ce cours se base sur les postures traditionnelles du Hatha Yoga liées entre elles par des mouvements lents et fluides, permettant ainsi une meilleure connexion au moment présent. Tu auras donc le temps de bien t’installer et de t’aligner dans les différentes asanas, de les ressentir et d’explorer leurs effets sur ton corps et ton mental en gardant une douce dynamique tout au long de la séance.
Le cours est généralement accompagnés par une sélection musicale exclusive et soigneusement adaptée à la séquence proposée.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.