3-Week Morning Challenge: Between Body and Wisdom
Dedication to the 5 Koshas with Naama Ityel and Naomi Mark

Nov 26-Dec 14, 2018
Mon-Fri 8.30-10.00
Studio Sonne

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Who are you? What are you made out of? Are you your body? Your thoughts? Your ideology? Your feelings? Your profession? Your vibe? Is one more important to you than another? The yoga philosophy understands the human self through five layers – The 5 Koshas.

In this 3-week morning challenge, we will travel through the 5 layers of the self, moving from the physical into the subtle and back. We will look at the relationship between the different layers of our being.  As we work with various practices such as yoga asana, meditation, yin, dance, and Feldenkrais we will try to bring clarity and space to our own richness.

Week 1
– What are the 5 Koshas?
– How do they relate to my practice? How do they relate to my life outside of my yoga mat?
– Exploring the two first Koshas: Annamaya Kosha (the physical body) and Pranamaya Kosha (the breath).

Week 2
– Getting in touch with our third and forth Koshas: Manomaya Kosha (the mind) and Vijnanamaya Kosha (the wisdom).
– Is my mind different than my intellect? My thoughts different than my knowledge?
– Refining our attention and clarity through the practice of mindful meditation.

Week 3
– Exploring the inner and deepest Kosha: Anandamaya Kosha (the bliss)
– What is Bliss? Do I want that?
– How do the 5 Koshas relate to each other?
– How to integrate the learning in our daily life?

This morning challenge is open to all levels. Please, bring a small notebook and a pen for your notes.



Naomi has been into dance and movement since childhood and entered the world of yoga in 2005. At that time, she worked for Physicians for Human Rights and was involved in a range of political struggles, mainly with prisoners and refugees’ rights in Israel. Naomi completed her first 200h yoga teacher training in the vinyasa yoga school in Rishikesh (India) and the second 300h course in Om yoga by Cyndi Lee in Berlin.








Naama is a Yoga teacher, dance teacher, dancer, choreographer, and a Feldenkrais practitioner. She received her Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga teacher certification in “Abhinam School of yoga” in Dharamsala, India, and has taught Yoga since 2009 in the style of Vinyasa flow. Apart from Yoga, her classes are inspired by Buddhism, dance, Feldenkrais and different somatic approaches.