This class is ideal for anyone new to yoga and interested in its benefits. It is designed to help students build strength, increase flexibility, find focus, and learn how to let go and relax. The class begins with the practice of breath awareness and simple breathing techniques and a warm-up sequence. Students then follow a series of standing and floor postures (asanas) to prepare for exhilarating peak poses that are practiced later in class. The class then concludes with a series of cooling and calming postures that would bring students to complete relaxation. The class is moderately paced so that students can learn the fundamental yoga postures and principles that create a successful and effective yoga practice.
Our Sunday classes promote a better understanding of yoga practices. Each class focuses on a special theme to guide students through practice with clarity and intention. Previous themes include anapana meditation, yoga for willpower and confidence, yin, yoga nidra, office yoga, hormone yoga, chakra yoga and yoga for back pain. These session are open to all, and are taught by a rotation of experienced teachers from Germany, the United States, South Africa, and Iran. The course language is English unless otherwise noted.
108 Surya Namaskar
In this 90-minute session, students will elevate their yoga practice by challenging themselves both mentally and physically to complete 108 rounds of sun salutations to mark and celebrate the change of seasons. This session is recommended for intermediate and advanced students or those who can practice sun salutations safely. The rounds are performed continuously without a pause in between. When needed, students can rest in child pose or sit in meditation. Remember to bring a mat, a towel, and a bottle water, and be prepared to enjoy this meditative, magical and sweaty session!