Big Yellow Yoga Spring Charity Day
Sat, Mar 25
Join us in welcoming spring with a day of yoga workshops, food, live music and solidarity. The yellow yoga team donates their work, so all money raised goes to our 6 different charity projects.
– 10€ per class/workshop
– 30€ for a charity day pass
We have a very special schedule including:
Kundalini Sadhana with Live Music
with Sofia and the Musicians Christian Gröthe (Guitar) and Manjot S.K.Bhatia (Tabla)
Yoga with Live Guitar and Ukulele Music
with Brigitte & Emrah Gökmen
with Johanna Amelie
Deep Flow Class with Live Ambient Music
with Carrie & ‘This Love is Deadly’
Lecture about ‚Dinarcharya’ – the Ayurvedic Daily Routine
Vinyasa Yoga Class & Meditative Sound Bath
Workshop – Freeing the Breath
Spring Dance Wave
with Liina & Eli
Vinyasa Workshop ‘Balancing your Practice’
Read the full descriptions of each workshop here.
All donations will go towards supporting selected Solidarity Projects, find more details here.
From 15.00-18.00 Anne Louise Merrill (www.annelouisemerrill.com) will be offering massage treatments in Studio Sonne. Come and experience her angel’s touch! Sign up in the studio, no reservations for massages are needed.
Apr 3 – 21, 2017
Yin yoga has become increasingly popular over the recent years. We can all benefit from slowing our lives down and taking some time for a deeper, slower practice. Over the 3 weeks of the challenge you will have a chance to get a more in-depth look into the physiological, energetic and spiritual aspects of the yin practice. Each class will be a mix of lecture and theory (ca. 20 minutes) and practice (1 hour). We will cover:
Yin Yoga & Physical Body
- the principles of Yin practice
- the main Yin tissues
- what stops you going deeper in poses: tension versus compression
- skeletal variations
- deeper look at fascia
- Yin asanas, variations, use of props
Yin & Meridian Theory
- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), meridians and Yin yoga
- 12 classical meridians and organ health
- 5 elements
- Flow of Qi/Prana
Yin Yoga and Mindfulness
- Coming home to our body – embodied presence
- Mindfulness of breath – building concentration
- Mindfulness of feeling tone
- Working with resistance
- How to be with discomfort: physical, emotional, mental
- Yin attitude off-the-mat
Read the full challenge description here.
Please register here (please note the name of the course you want to register for and your name and surname).
10-Week Shadow Yoga Course with Alexandra Kreis
“Introduction to Shadow Yoga”
Apr 21 – Jun 23, 2017
Fr 16.30 – 18.00
To try out the style we offer open shadow yoga classes – Fridays, 17.30, Gelber Raum, 7/9/12€.
Shadow Yoga – short for ‘Hatha Yoga in Shadow Style’ – was founded by Shandor Remete.
It is a unique style, that has taken into account the western lifestyle, while at the same time staying true to traditional hatha yoga texts. The structural approach brings clarity and empowers the student to establish self trust, intuition, and a home practice.
Shadow Yoga derives from the thought that the sun and the moon (hatha yoga) create shadow when coming into contact with an object. Therefore the appearance of the body is nothing but layers of frozen shadows. In the Siva Svarodaya there is a chapter entitled: Yoga of the Shadow Man. It describes how to observe one’s own shadows and recognise the symptoms. Hence the name Shadow yoga.
The principles of self cultivation common to all other styles of similar art forms, ie. classical indian dance, martial arts and yoga, are present in shadow yoga. Chalanas or warm-ups reflect the birth of the practitioner into this life. The prelude leads into the subtle channels and a deeper and more refined understanding of the microcosm. Prana is what keeps us alive and is known as the vital force. Without an understanding of ujayi and Uddinjana Bandha, the centre of self (kanda) does not support the work, nor enhance the life force. Strong stances (often taken from martial arts) are there to support the life force and create the foundation of a balanced and healthy body. Simple asanas are held to deepen the preparatory work. With the finishing sequence the practitioner liberates themselves from the deep state of practice to return to the world of duality.
In this course we will start with the first prelude – the basic form of building strength in vital regions of the body. To build a sensible practice, the practitioner first needs to learn to reign in the limbs and fluidly synchronise the breath with movements, gain a good understanding of how to breathe in ujayi and learn the bandhas. Every class will finish with an easy asana and cool down exercises.
Alexandra 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.
Please register here (please note the name of the course you want to register for and your name, surname and mobile number).