2-Week Morning Challenge: ‘Remember your Essence-
A Journey through Body and Voice’ with David Ikonomou

Dec 09-20, 2019
Mo-Fr 08.30-10.00
Studio Sonne; Sonnenallee 67
90 €

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What is my Essence? 
What is my essential Purpose = Dharma in this life? 
How can we experience our voice as a gateway and expression to our soul, the subtlest, most essential layer of our individual being?

Those will be the guiding questions through this challenge which has a strong focus on our voice and vocal exploration. The voice is considered as a gateway to our soul, a unique expression of our innermost vibrational essence. When we use our voice freely, in an intuitive non-judgemental way, we can strike a chord somewhere deep inside, we can touch our very essence. Asanas will help us with that through awakening, lengthening and mobilizing the body.

Each day of these two weeks will also be under the theme of one of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. This frame will provide you with a tool to explore more subtle qualities within you, bringing you closer to connecting with your innermost essence. 

Come with curiosity, a desire to discover more of yourself and with a willingness to explore your voice. All levels of experience welcome.

Week 1
– First cycle through the five elements, each day one element, from earth to ether.
– Introducing the qualities of each element, implementing them into our physical and vocal practices.
– Posing the essential questions, taking them into our practices, without necessarily needing to find final answers.
– Presenting and establishing a basic half an hour sequence of asanas: sun salutation, moving the spine in all eight possible directions.
– Getting in touch with the three main formats of vocal exploration: sighing, toning, singing.

Week 2
– Further exploration and deepening into the qualities of the elements.
– Refining the questions, reposing them.
– Taking advantage of the field of energy and resonance, created by using our voice and moving together over an extended time.
– Allowing space for answers to reveal themselves, for the unknown to unfold.
– Harvesting through the practice of gratitude.

David Ikonomou started taking regular hatha yoga (sampoorna yoga) classes with Jutta Qu’ja Hartmann in the year 2000 in Germany after traveling through India. After ten years of experience in yoga practice, he got certified for teaching at the Sivananda Kutir in Netala, Himalayas of India in 2010. Since then he has been trying to evolve continuously through his own regular practice as well as various courses and trainings. In his teaching he likes to emphasize the cultivation of awareness, breathing and alignment, adjusting to the needs of every individual student. He has always been deeply fascinated by music and sound and enjoys singing mantras and kirtan. Also, he is offering didgeridoo- / sound journeys for introspection and connecting to wider spaces of consciousness.