Yoga is a union.
Union of body, mind and spirit.
Yoga is to be fully present.
Yoga is well known for its infinite benefits. Whether they’re physical; improving strength and flexibility, breaking a sweat, recovering from injuries, or more on a meditative level; promoting calmness, stillness and relaxation. Through the use of Asana we become more aware of our bodies and by incorporating breathing we create a moving meditation that brings awareness of our spiritual self.
The strengths and flexibility that come from dedicated yoga practice will at some point translate into our everyday lives, changing the way we deal with problems and situations. By practicing yoga you’ll learn discipline and to challenge yourself on and off the mat without taking anything too seriously.
Our 8 wall Mongolian yurt, with its simple and elegant circular space, supports the practice, creating the right environment to find a perfect balance of focus, tranquillity and relaxation.
* Weekly yoga schedule *
MONDAY 8am Hatha / 6pm Vinyasa
TUESDAY 8am Vinyasa / 6pm Restorative with Nidra session*
WEDNESDAY 8am Vinyasa / 6pm Restorative with Nidra session*
THURSDAY 8am Ashtanga / 6pm Vinyasa
FRIDAY 8am Vinyasa / 6pm Restorative with Nidra session*
SATURDAY 8am Ashtanga / 6pm Hatha
SUNDAY 8am Vinyasa / 6pm Restorative with Nidra session*
* 90 minutes class
Please note that the schedule is subject to change
Ashtanga Yoga is a style popularized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th Century in Mysore, India, which is often promoted as a modern form of the classical Indian yoga. The name Ashtanga means “8 limbs” in Sanskrit, as described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Pattabhi created a dynamic method of sequenced postures linked with focused breathing techniques that aim to give a practical experience of Patanjali’s 8-limbed method.
The Vinyasa practice is a flowing, dynamic form of yoga, where each movement is fluid and synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as the student moves from one pose to the next. In this dynamic practice students are encouraged to flow between poses gracefully, with the support of breath and bandhas. The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way,” such as yoga poses for example.
The term Hatha Yoga has been commonly used to describe the practice of asana (postures). The syllable ha denotes the pranic (vital) force governing the physical body and tha denotes the chitta (mental) force thus making Hatha Yoga a catalyst to an awakening of the two energies that govern our lives. More correctly the techniques described in Hatha Yoga harmonise and purify the body systems and focus the mind in preparation for more advanced chakra and kundalini practices.
Restorative with nidra session
This practice will help you to be ready and relaxed for the following Nidra session, a guided relaxation technique that allows you to recharge, rejuvenate and awaken higher consciousness.
Yoga Nidra or Yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping.
It is a simple yet profound technique that unwinds the nervous system and induces complete physical and mental relaxation with inner awareness.
This practice has been found to reduce tension, anxiety, and stress by helping the practitioner to enter the parasympathetic state of rest-and-digest. In this masterclass you’ll be guided with verbal instruction while lying in a comfortable savasana position, following specific techniques that allow you to dive into a deep inner journey where you are left to model your own experience and embody your own deeper truth.
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Baleia 2655-128 Ericeira
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photo Giacomo Aguzzoni
photo Kiko Neves