What is Yoga?
Yoga is NOT for women only. Yoga is for everybody.
Yoga is an ancient Indian body of knowledge that dates back more than 5000 years ago. The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. It is a derivation of the word ‘yuj’, which means yoking, to bring together, to unite. Yoga is said to be for the purpose of uniting the mind, body, and spirit.
Ancient Yogis had a belief that in order for man to be in harmony with himself and his environment, he has to integrate the body, the mind, and the spirit. For these three to be integrated, emotion, action, and intelligence must be in balance. The Yogis formulated a way to achieve and maintain this balance and it is done through exercise, breathing, and Meditation – the three main Yoga structures.
Yoga is NOT just stretching but uses stretching as a key element to balance the body through developing both strength and flexibility.
This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits.
The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement (vinyasa-style yoga) or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the yoga tradition in which the teacher has trained.
Yoga Teachers will often refer to “your practice,” which means your individual experience with yoga as it develops over time. The amazing thing about yoga is that your practice is always evolving and changing, so it never gets boring. Although the poses themselves do not change, your relationship with them will. Anyone can start a yoga practice, even if you don’t feel like you are very flexible or very strong. These things will improve the longer you practice. Another great thing about thinking about “your practice” is that it encourages the non-competitive spirit of yoga. One of the most difficult, but ultimately most liberating things about yoga is letting go of the ego and accepting that no one is better than anyone else. Everyone is just doing their best on any given day.
In addition to practicing the poses, yoga classes may also include instruction on breathing, call and response chanting, meditation, or an inspirational reading by the teacher. The variety and amount of this will depend on the individual teacher and the yoga style in which he or she is trained. Typically, a yoga class at a gym will be more focused on the purely physical benefits of yoga, while at a yoga center, you may delve more into the spiritual side. Some people find that the physical practice of yoga becomes a gateway into a spiritual exploration, while others just enjoy a wonderful low-impact workout that makes them feel great. Whatever your tendency, you will be able to find a yoga class on our schedule that suits your style or mood of the day.
Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a complete novice, this Hot Yoga Basics class is the perfect fundamental yoga practice. Let our lovely teachers guide you through those need-to-know postures, exploring breath and alignment. Develop strength and flexibility, and build your confidence in the yoga room. This class is for all levels.
Our Hot Yoga Basics classes are a really great class for beginners to Hot Yoga, as well as experienced yogis. Muscles are stretched and strengthened through a sequence of static asana (postures) designed to leave you feeling renewed, stronger and more flexible. The heat enables your joints and muscles to feel more open, allowing you to move more freely whilst also cleansing your body from the inside out. This class is open to all.
Jivamukti Yoga is practiced in a warm (not hot) room. It combines ethical and spiritual ideas with a strong, dynamic physical practice, based on Ashtanga that will leave you inspired and uplifted. Created by artist musicians Sharon Gannon and David Life, the classes take on a monthly theme that draws from the ancient scriptures.
Expect flowing, vinyasa-based sequences practiced to music, traditional chanting, reflection upon the relevance of yoga scriptures to modern life and a closing mantra meditation and relaxation.
Anusara is a hatha style of yoga which focuses on the alignment of body and mind. There is ways to move and there is better ways to move. There is ways to look over things and better ways to look over things. Following the optimal ways of engaging our body through movement and getting great inspiration in looking at life through the Tantric philosophy perspective, we can have a better experience of our body and mind in motion and stillness.
Rocket has roots in traditional rows Ashtanga Vinyasa 1,2,3. Its aim is to bring practitioners into contact with advanced techniques and gradually raise their practice to a higher level – while respecting our current possibilities! We learn to control the body, mind and our inner strength!
“Kar” means action while “ma” means effect. There is no good or bad karma. Karma is our “school”, it teaches us to act in harmony with our dharma, the purpose of our lives. It teaches us to transcend selfishness and to give, offer, contribute to the whole and act in love. That is the purpose of this class. Karma Yoga is for everyone.
Through this class you have the opportunity to meet our excellent team of Agni Yoga Teacher Training graduates who teach this course and with just 5€ to try something new in your practice in a non hot environment. Everyone is welcome in this class, regardless of yoga school, experience, knowledge.
We are waiting for you.
Kids yoga is a fun class for children from 5 years and up that aims children to become aware of their bodies, to strengthen and develop their skills in the beautiful and safe space of the studio. The combination of exercise with music, game and theater develops healthy personalities, helps communication and teamwork and develops imagination. Concentration, flexibility, discipline and right breathing are some of the benefits kids will enjoy.
Soft based yoga for pregnant women, in a space that will make you feel welcome and safe. Creating an environment for women in their pregnancy months, where they can move, stretch, release tension and nourish their mind and soul.
One to one Private lessons are beneficial for beginners, to introduce them to this form of exercise. It is also extremely effective for people who want to advance quickly in their practice, and for those with physical or emotional conditions making use of the therapeutic benefits yoga can offer.