10-Week Course: Introduction to Hatha Yoga with Alexandra
May 03-Jul 12, 2019
Gelber Raum, Mariannenstr. 48
No class on May 31, 11 weeks instead.
Please register here.
This Präventionskurs is a Hatha Yoga Course influenced by the school of Shadow Yoga.
The School of Shadow Yoga
Traditionally speaking there are only two kinds of yoga: The left-hand path and the right-hand path. The right-hand path is known as Hatha Yoga and the ultimate goal is to achieve Raja Yoga (the highest yoga). Shadow Yoga is rooted in Hatha Yoga and practising it assists yogis in “climbing the mountain” of Raja Yoga slowly, persistently and steadily.
In Shadow Yoga, there is a focus on all forms of legwork. Deep stances and fluid movements that are partly taken from martial arts and Shaolin Qi Gong become an excellent base to enliven the breath. Breath awareness is used to sharpen the attention and maintain balance when the asana work becomes more intense. The breath is also used to guide you deeper into postures.
What you will learn in this course
Shadow Yoga teaches you how to use fluid movements to destress and relax and create strength and balance in your body and your mind. You will also receive guidance on how to take this practice into your own life and integrate it into your daily routine. All classes include a balanced mix of movement and breath practice to stimulate and strengthen the physical body. There will also be a theory component and ample time for you to reflect on the new things you have learned and ask questions.
This prevention course can be subsidized by German statutory health insurance funds in accordance with §20 SGB V. The statutory health insurance companies reward the participation in our course and refund – depending on the health insurance – up to 80% of the course fees. Upon receipt of the registration confirmation, the participant first pays the full course fee. At the end of the course, the participant will be refunded the amount by submitting a confirmation of participation to their respective health insurance.
If you have any questions about the course, especially if you want it to be recognised as a “Präventionskurs” by your health insurance company, please contact Alexandra directly.
Alexandra Kreis was born in Germany and moved to Ireland for 14 years where she owned a studio and massage clinic. In her 20s she picked up yoga due to her critical health. In her 30s she got introduced to Ayurveda and its common health practices. After her first teacher certification (2002) she deepened her studies with Natanaga Zhander (Shandor Remete) and his wife Emma Balnaves through the Shadow Yoga practice. In 2009 she completed her Shadow Yoga Teacher training and is a dedicated teacher.