3-Week Morning Challenge: ‘Yoga Essentials’
Explore the Fundamental Elements of Yoga with Anya 

Mar 11-29, 2019
Mo-Fr 08.30-10.00
Studio Sonne; Sonnenallee 67
English
140 €

Please register here.

This 3-week morning intensive course explores the essential elements of yoga in depth. It is open to everyone – whether you’re just starting, or you’ve practised for a while and are ready to give your practice a greater depth of meaning and understanding. The classes will include a full and well-rounded programme of physical practice, theory, philosophy and meditation. These 3 weeks will give you a valuable depth of knowledge as well as a brightness and confidence in your future yoga practice.

We will explore:
– The historical background and underlying philosophy of Yoga
– A detailed breakdown of the sun salutations
– Alignment in the key asanas & suiting them comfortably to your own body
– The meaning behind the Sanskrit terms we often hear in class, e.g. Om, Namasté, Chakras, Nadis….
– Yogic breathing
– The purpose and practice of meditation
– Bringing clarity into everyday life in a practical, grounded (and enjoyable!) way

Week 1
We will explore the ‘bigger picture’ of yoga – the fundamental underlying philosophy, an overview of the historical background, and an explanation of key concepts such as ‘seeing through the filter’ (avidya) and the purpose and practice of meditation. Physically, we will start to look at key alignment techniques and explore the breath, always taking into account how to move in a healthy way and how to adapt the poses to suit you.

Weeks 2 and 3
We continue to explore the major physical postures, moving towards creating a tailor-made personal home practice with support and guidance, and finally we delve beyond the physical ‘layer’ to explore the body’s energetics – nadischakras–  and how they relate to our psychology, emotions and daily life. We will deepen our journey into meditation, deep listening and how our practice on the mat can merge powerfully with our daily life.

Anya Kinneavy has been teaching Yoga in Berlin since 2009. She teaches the whole path of yoga, integrating the ancient and valuable roots of Vedanta philosophy with a modern-day awareness of the natural biomechanics of the individual body. Her classes guide students back to a sense of natural lightness, brightness and simplicity in the fullness of what is already here and now.