Deepen your practice
with our yoga days!
with our yoga days!
Every week you have the chance to explore in depth some aspect of yoga with a 2 hours long workshop to deepen your knowledge of some of the yoga topics that may need a little bit more time than a normal yoga class. In each workshop you will learn, analise, discuss, practice, play, look closely to specific themes and techniques, and most importantly have fun while learning something new or simply getting deeper into things you already know.
While Tuesdays and Saturdays are Nidra days, one extra hour to unwind after your evening class practicing the “Yogic Sleep”, a guided relaxation technique that allows you to relax, recharge, rejuvenate and awaken higher consciousness.
Workshop is an extra activity not included in the packages.
Yoga Nidra or Yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping.
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 in a deep inner journey where you are to be left to model your own experience and embody your own deeper truth.
Alignment & Yoga Anatomy
When is good and when is not to follow alignment guidelines? There’s a big dilemma around right or wrong alignment in yoga practice, in this workshop we will take a close look on classical alignment as taught in classical yoga and how to adapt it to western’s bodies anatomy. We will also spend some time to deepen the understanding of how our body is structurally made and to explore some of the big topics that are sometimes unknown or unclear such as hypermobility, flexibility, joint range of motions etc and how to adapt your yoga practice according to any of these conditions in order to avoid injuries.
Strength & Flexibility
Asana practice in yoga require both strength and flexibility. If we only have flexibility in our asana practice, this can mean we don’t have enough stability to keep our body and joints safe. If we only have strength, this can mean that we have short muscles that can’t properly protect the body, as they pull the joints out of alignment, and force them to bear weight they aren’t meant to take. In the first part of this workshop we will work with specific exercises that incorporate some ‘pulling’ techniques to strengthen the key muscles used in yoga, the second part instead will be focused on learning how to deep stretch and release any tightness in the body to achieve more flexibility, including many couple exercises so we can laugh and have fun in the process as well!
Pranayama – Breath as a tool to control the mind –
Quite often we don’t give much attention on how we breath. Pranayama, which means ‘Elongation of pranic energy’ in Sanskrit, is so much more than the few simple techniques that are sometimes practised in a standard yoga class. In this workshop we will explore the meaning and the importance of Pranayama and how to incorporate breathing techniques in your daily practice and in everyday situations. We will learn how to perform in a correct way, with specific exercises, both calming and energising techniques such as ujjayi pranayama, kapalabhati, nadi shodhana, agni prasana and so on.
The ABC of Inversions & Arm Balances
Getting upside down can be daunting for fear of falling. In this workshop we will explore the key principles of arm balances and inversions, starting from the foundations and working with exercises and tricks that strengthen and stretch the muscles needed when why try to fly. Combining elements of core, arm & shoulder strength we’ll build you up step by step to give you the confidence needed to get upside down.
We will practice different arm balances and inversions together such as bakasana, eka pada koundinyasana, sirsasana, pincha mayurasana among others, learning different variations and transitions in order to suit all levels of practitioners.