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Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice with thousands of years of indian history.

The word Yoga literally means ‘union, integration’ of body and mind.

We live in a society that emphasizes the separation between body and mind. 

We usually tend to chase after the past or chase after the future, worrying about a possible future that is not already here, or regretting over a past.

Through the Yoga we develop awareness on the present moment while focusing on the asanas or by practicing pranayama. 

The Hatha Vinyasa class is focused on flow movements maintaining correct alignment and a right attitude that creates space and opportunities through deep observation of each asana.

Yin Yoga

 

In Yin Yoga we hold the postures for a longer period of time in order to stimulate the connective tissue of the body such tendons, fascia and ligaments.

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, two aspects of the same nature.

Yin is the stable, immobile, cold, passive state. Yang is the changing, mobile, hot, active state. As a consequence it improves blood circulation and flexibility through a calm investigation of our body and mind achieved by passive asanas.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga class is performed by the use of props like bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps and pillows. The props are able to help you holding poses longer. Most of the asanas are performed laid down through an assisted passive stretching. It is an ideal practice in the afternoon after work or stress events and it prepares ourselves to the higher step of yoga that is meditation. 

 

Yoga Nidra

 

Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. 

It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. 

However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the waking state, go past the dreaming state, and go to deep sleep, yet remain awake. 

While Yoga Nidra is a state that is very relaxing, it is also used by Yogis to purify the Samskaras, the deep impressions that are the driving force behind Karma.

Pranayama

Prana means ‘life force’ while Ayama means ‘to extend or draw out’. That means breath control. Patanjali in his text Yoga Sutras mentioned pranayama as a mean to attain higher state of awareness. Each class of yoga can include a different technique of pranayama, like Viloma, Nadi Sodhana, Ujjayi, Bhramari.

 

Meditation

 

The word meditation carries different meanings in different contexts. There are many ways to meditate. It can be performed using ‘an object’ like counting the breath or by using a mantra that is a word that has a specific meaning, by visualizing images etc… Each class of yoga should be considered as a way to observe the body and the mind that promotes a daily meditation practice. My aim is to show you this possibility and give you some basic tools according to your learning style. 

Group and individual classes

Yoga is an amazing way to develop skills and qualities while having fun either in a group or during individual classes. Private yoga classes are tailored to fit your needs, working on specific body areas where  would you like to focus on. Private yoga sessions are an ideal way to get introduced to the practice.