The union of mind and body through breath
The term yoga is derived from the literal meaning of “yoking together” a span of horses or oxen but came to be applied to the “yoking” of mind and body or the union of body and breath. Yoga was developed up to 5,000 years ago in India as a comprehensive system for wellbeing on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Yoga is now equated with Hatha Yoga, a system of postures and breathing techniques, but is only part of the overall discipline of Yoga. Today people use the system of Hatha yoga to raise their quality of life in such diverse areas as fitness, stress relief, wellness, vitality, mental clarity, healing, peace of mind and spiritual growth. The physical postures of yoga are used as a complete exercise program to alleviate health problems, reduce stress and made the spine supple.
Yoga in English
This class is an integration of Asanas (Postures) from several disciplines of Yoga and my personal Ashtanga yoga practice. The focus is on proper alignment, awareness through movement and breathing. While challenging, every posture is adaptable, and it is encouraged always to be mindful of your own bodyʼs limitations. There is a short meditation at the end of each class. This class is currently only offered in English. Ashtanga yoga is offered on Thursdays at 19:30, and yoga basics on Saturdays at 8.45 or as a Solo.
Stretch & Release
After the warming-up phase has been completed we will use belts, foam rollers, and body weight to stretch and lengthen muscles. Due to the daily stress and demands of urban life, the muscles tend to assume a certain basic tension which can lead to pain. We will take the time in this course to ease into restorative stretches to give you the healthy flexibility balanced with strength. The class is offered as an occasional substitute to yoga, as workshop or as solo.