3-Week Morning Challenge: Intensive Pranayama Morning Practice and Sattvic Detox Diet with Amanda Morelli

Mar 09-27, 2020
Mo-Fr 08.30-10.00
Studio Sonne, Sonnenallee 67
English
140 €

Please register here.

This 3-Week Morning Challenge will give you strong theoretical and experiential bases to apply the art of breathing to different aspects of your life and deepen both your physical and spiritual practice. It includes 3 weeks of sattvic detox diet and fasting (optional and depending on experience) and pranayama.

Week 1

Theory
– Yogic diet and sattvic food: guidelines for a safe diet and fasting
– Anatomy of breathing
Practice
– Yogic cleansing practices
Asanas for pranayama, breath awareness
– Basic pranayamas: abdominal, thoracic and clavicular breathing, full yogic breath
– Breath and movement: dynamic pranayamas

Week 2

Theory
– Yogic understanding of prana and breathing, part 1: introducing the subtle body, nadi and chakra system
– Breath and emotions
Practice
– Introducing the classical pranayamas and their effects.
Introducing Kumbhaka: breath retention.

Week 3

Theory

– Yogic understanding of prana and breathing, part 2: prana vayus (winds of vital energy)
Prana vidya
Practice
Pranayama in the asana practice
Pranayama for meditation
– Introduction to Swara yoga, brain breathing.

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10-Week Course: Embodied Yoga Anatomy with Amanda

Apr 22-Jun 24, 2020
Wed 19.30–21.00
Gelber Raum, Mariannenstr. 48
English
100 €

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In this course we will explore basic notions of anatomy applied to the yoga practice, looking mainly at the skeletal, muscular and nervous system. The theoretical elements will be presented in an accessible, embodied
and relevant way. No previous experience necessary!

The first part of the course will be dedicated to building a theoretical understanding of the anatomy of movement by looking at terminology, body systems, joints and structural limitations, basic notions of biomechanics, muscle structure and performativity, mechanoreceptors and reflexes. We will look at the nervous system, the role it plays in movement and how the practice affects it.

The second part of the course will be dedicated to specific areas of the body, using anatomy as a tool to
support body awareness and make our practice personalized and safe.

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6-Week Course: ‘Yoga Mindset’ with Anya

Jun 13-Jul 18, 2020
Sa 09.30-11.30
Studio Sonne
English
100 €

Please register here.

This course is designed for anyone who feels ready to explore the deeper meaning of yoga and meditation. Longer, 2-hour classes give us plenty of time for a full physical yoga practice and deep relaxation, as well as an exploration of philosophical themes and meditation.

In these six weeks we will practise:

– gentle, energising yoga and breathwork
– meditation for more mental calm
– enquiring into thought patterns and what effect they have
– breaking the habitual pattern between stimulus and reaction
– mindfulness techniques and basic cognitive psychology (CBT)
– getting more comfortable with emotions
– enjoying a deeper appreciation of everyday life

Everyone is welcome to join, with or without prior experience.

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Saturday Evening Singing Meditation Sessions with Christian and David

Sa 19.30–21.00 (alternating dates)
Studio Sonne, Sonnenallee 67
English
10/12€/Flatrate/11-class card/USC

Music and especially the voice has always been used as a transformational tool. It is a powerful way to calm the mind and to experience what is in the present moment. Using a combination of breath awareness exercises and vocal exploration, in these special Saturday evening sessions we work with our voices and with sounds in different ways to make a connection to our true natures and to come into a moment of flow.

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10-Week Lecture Series: ‘Create Self-Love through Yoga and Ayurveda Rituals’ with Alex

Jan 11-Mar 14, 2020
Sa 13.30–15.00
Gelber Raum, Mariannenstr. 48
English

You can drop into the lectures individually for the price of 12€ per class.

In this 10-week lecture series on the topic of self-love, we will be looking at two basic concepts of ayurveda and yoga. One is our daily routines (dinarcharya) and their underlying connection with the yamas and niyamas of Patanjali. Your practice has brought you on a path and now you have a chance to dive deeper into radiance, self-love and trust.

What you will learn in this lecture series:

Feb 08: Brahmamuhurta and Brahmacharya – Depth of living without much effort
Feb 15: Spiritual materialism in yoga practices
Feb 22: Mitahara –  rhythmic eating and resting as tools to enhance creativity
Feb 29: Your sense organs beyond their usual task
Mar 07: Abhyanga – cohesion and self-trust in your hands
Mar 14: The joy of living – or “beware of the mind monsters”

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