EVENTS, WORKSHOPS & Special classes


Monthly iyengarⓇ workshops

with floriane palmier

45 eur

SATURDAY January 13th  // 12:00-15:00 // (Yogaloft. Kirchberg)
Sunday February 25th // 15:00-18:00 // (yogaloft. Kirchberg)
saturday march 10th // 15:00-18:00 // (yogaloft. Merl)
Sunday April 29th // 15:00-18:00 // (yogaloft. Kirchberg)
Sunday may 27th// 15:00-18:00 // (yogaloft. Kirchberg)

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Workshops are privileged moments to work in depth and revitalize your practice. With twice the time of a regular class, we will explore different families of asanas and discover the connections between them.

We will work on alignment to help understand the key points that will help you progress your practice with steadiness and ease. Each monthly practice will be adapted according to the season.

Iyengarⓡ Yoga, one of the world's most widely-practiced forms (certified teachers in more than 80 countries around the world), emphasizes correct alignment of all parts of the body within each yoga pose. This precision builds strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being. Precision teaches the practitioner to be fully and vibrantly in the present moment, achieving "meditation in action" .

Floriane Palmier, is a Junior Intermediate II Iyengarⓡ yoga teacher. She has been practicing and teaching Iyengar yoga for several years. She was trained in Paris and India at the Ramāmani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, where she has made several study stays. She teaches in a traditional approach, faithful and respectful of the legacy of BKS Iyengar.


Yamas & Niyamas- East meets West

How yoga philosophy links with the science of well-being

with Pamela Strasser & Floriane Palmier

SUNDAY January 14 // 14:00 - 16:00 // 40 EUR
***THIS workshop TAKES PLACE IN THE NEW YOGALOFT. KIRCHBERG***

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According to Patanjali, the most famous yoga philosopher, the practice of yoga is divided into what he called “the Eight Limbs”. These eight limbs are 8 areas in which we practice yoga. Western yoga mainly focuses on the third limb – asana, physical practice.
But before we step on the mat, Patanjali invites us to practice the yamas and niyamas, guidelines on how to behave towards others and how to behave towards ourselves in order to create union (yoga).

In this workshop, we will introduce you to the yamas and niyamas, giving you a clear explanation of what they are and how they can be applied both in your life and in your asana practice. We will look at them both from an ancient philosophical perspective and from a Western, positive psychology point of view, to show you that yoga philosophy is not something daunting but practical knowledge that is still relevant and applicable in our times.

No prior yoga asana or yoga philosophy knowledge needed. Just bring yourself, your love of learning, comfortable clothes and a notebook and a pen if you would like to take notes.


Ancient Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra

with Matthew Thomas Lombardo (NYC)

Saturday February 3rd // 10h00 - 12h30 // (part 1)
Sunday February 4th // 10h00 - 12h30 // (Part 2)
Saturday February 24th // 10h00 - 12h30 // (Part 3)
Sunday February 25th // 10h00 - 12h30 // (part 4)

***THese workshops TAKE PLACE IN THE NEW YOGALOFT. KIRCHBERG***

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Patajnali's Yoga Sutra is the cornerstone of Yoga Philosophy. Join Matthew Thomas Lombardo (Advanced Jivamukti NYC) and go on a fascinating exploration into the nature of consciousness according to this ancient text. 

Followed by a brief asana practice, in this 4 part workshop  we will chant and explore the 4 Padas (Chapters) or cornerstones of the most essential of all known yogic texts.

Part 1 (Samadhi Pada) The Chapter on Meditation
Saturday February 3rd 10h00 - 12h30
55 EUR

The definition of yoga, misperception of the world, modes of thought throughout the day, the five paths of spiritual progress, spiritual obstacles and their antidote.

Part 2 (Sadhana Pada) The Chapter on The Way
Sunday February 4 10h00 - 12h30
55 EUR

The five mental afflictions, karma and it's consequences, the first 5 of the 8 components of yoga (including the physical postures, and breathing practices).

Part 3 (Vibhuti Pada) The Chapter on Practice
Saturday February 24 10h00 -12h30
55 EUR

The final three of the eight components of yoga; the concept of combined effort; the inner body.

Part 4 (Kaivalya Pada) The Chapter on Liberation
Sunday February 25 10h00 -12h30
55 EUR

The foundation of attainment, how the mind perceives the minds mistakes, and the final destruction of karmic seeds.


The Art of Hands-on Assists

Workshop for Yoga Teachers & Curious Students

with Matthew Thomas Lombardo

Saturday February 10th // 14h00-16h30 // 80 EUR
Sunday February 11th // 14h00-16h30 // 80 EUR
(both days 145 EUR)

***THese workshops TAKE PLACE IN THE NEW YOGALOFT. KIRCHBERG***

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Open to yoga teachers & daily practitioners/curious students

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the subtle nuances of postures, and how assists can guide and benefit the practitioner with breath, direction of energy, and skillful hands-on practice.

Matthew will guide us to take a closer look at the common postures found in a typical vinyasa yoga class, bringing attention and understanding to each movement of the pose. We will work on assists with a focus on the direction of energy for both the practitioner and the 'assister'. We will learn the importance of giving an assist that is both effective and non-disruptive to the yoga flow, by grounding the practitioner and moving in unison with their breath.

Topics Covered:

- The difference between ‘assisting’ and ‘correcting’
- How to identify the type of assist that will be most beneficial to individual student
- How to ground yourself along with your student in order to offer assists
that are safe for both of you
- How to use props as part of an assist
- How to link clear verbal cues to hands-on assists
- Things to avoid when you’re giving hands-on assists
- How to refine hands-on assists that you already offer

We’ll do a quick warm-up before we start giving and receiving assists.


Experience Yoga Nidra

Presented by Mettā Yoga and Aïsha Zafirah

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Do you want to experience deep relaxation? Take your yoga practice to the next level? Want to transform your mindset into an even more positive one? Or do you maybe feel it’s time to get rid of old habits? Then Yoga Nidra is the experience for you.
 

Sunday February 11th // 17h00 - 19h30 // 60EUR
***THis workshop TAKEs PLACE IN THE NEW YOGALOFT. KIRCHBERG***

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WHAT IS YOGA NIDRA?
Yoga Nidra (also called The Yogic Sleep) is a unique technique which stimulates deep relaxation, clarity of mind and a serenity in being. This practice restores the energy levels of the body and amplifies the self-restorative ability of the human body. Can you imagine that one Yoga Nidra session equals 4 hours of restorative sleep?
Besides the many positive effects it has on a physical level, Yoga Nidra also has a deep healing effect on the energetic body, supporting the release of stress, anxiety and trauma. The yogic sleep can facilitate you in clearing your energetic body, balancing your chakras, supporting an authentic connection to yourself and your surroundings and boosting your intuition. This makes the practice of Yoga Nidra a powerful tool for a total physical, mental and even spiritual reset.

A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE
Mettā Yoga Luxembourg and Aïsha Zafirah will guide you into a state of deep meditation through the combination of yin/yang yoga, pranayama exercises, sound healing via drums, crystal singing bowls, many more instruments and vocals and of course the practice of Yoga Nidra itself.

Get connected to who you truly are, get ready for a magical experience!

Yin Yoga teacher Valérie Rassel is better known as Mettā Yoga Luxembourg. From a young age, she got in touch with healing energy and spirituality. She is deeply interested in what moves us creatively and believes in the pure magic of authenticity. She implements storytelling into her yin yoga classes to cultivate loving kindness. Always with the aim on meeting the student’s needs.

Aïsha Zafirah aka The Crystal Goddess is a crystal therapist, witchy yoga teacher and mindfulness and personal success coach. It’s her passion to motivate people to live an authentic, soulful way of life and creating balance in body, mind and soul through the practice and creation of powerful personal rituals.


PARENTS-KIDS YOGA WORKSHOP

Parent-Kids Yoga workshop in french

with aurÉlie maire

sunday february 25th // 14:00-15:30 (Yogaloft. merl)
Sunday june 10th // 14:00-15:30 (Yogaloft. merl)

40 EUR / Parent + Child pair

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Parent-Kids Yoga workshop in german
 

with Manuela Schrade

sunday march 4th // 13:30-16:00 (Yogaloft. Kirchberg)
Sunday june 24th // 13:30-16:00 (Yogaloft. Kirchberg)

45 EUR / Parent + Child pair

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Ayurveda & Yoga Weekend

with jeanette Tromp

Give yourself a little break from the urban and busy life. Dive into the divine wisdom of yoga, ayurveda, yoga nidra and silence. A gift for body mind and heart.

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ayurveda & Yoga // Saturday March 24th
10:00 - 12:00 // €40*
ayurvedic cooking workshop // Saturday March 24th
 16:00 - 20:00 // €115*
ayurveda & Yoga // Sunday March 25th
10:00 - 12:00 // €40*
ayurvedic talk // Sunday March 25th
12:30 - 13:30 // €30*
Meditation and Yoga nidra // Sunday March 25th
14:30 - 15:30 // €40*

*220 EUR for the whole ayurvedic weekend with Jeanette

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During this weekend you will feel yourself sinking deeper in the knowledge and wisdom of Ayurveda.
You will feel relaxed, replenished and will go home with sparkling eyes. Food for the soul.

ayurveda & Yoga
Saturday March 24th // 10:00 - 12:00
Sunday March 25th // 10:00 - 12:00

In this workshop with Jeanette you will experience the traditional Hatha style as the base with in addition different elements and styles like Iyengar, Asthanga and Vijnana Yoga. We start the morning with meditation and breathing excercises for health and peace. During this workshop she will share the knowledge of Ayurveda and how to use this in your yoga and breathing practice.

ayurvedic cooking workshop
Saturday March 24th // 16:00 - 20:00

l’Atelier de Cuisine Bertrand: 346a route de Longwy, L-1940 Luxembourg

This workshop will take place at l'atelier de cuisine bertrand where we will explore the (basic) principles of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Cooking focusing on the spring season With delicious vegetarian recipes for sparkling energy, hopefully new inspiration and a happy belly.

We will dive into the different types; seasons; elements; qualities of ourselves and of food. With this theoretical information you can adjust meals and make them nourishing and healing for you and for others. Of course we will cook different recipes and the best part enjoy and eat what we made.
Content of the workshop:
- theoretical information about Ayurveda;
- 5 elements; 6 tastes; different doshas; gunas (qualities); agni (digestion); seasons; non food combinations;
- cooking, preparing and eating;
- hand-out with info and recipes.

ayurvedic talk
Sunday March 25th // 12:30 - 13:30

the talk will be followed by an Ayurvedic lunch cooked by Jeanette

During this Ayurvedic talk you will learn the principles of the Ayurvedic system and how to use this in your daily life. Ayurveda is an ancient holistic approach where yoga and nutrition (and massages) are combined to give health and well-being. The elements and constitutions will be explained and how all these aspects work together in you, in your environment, in the different seasons and in the food you intake and digest.
Explore, discover and dive into this beautiful health system.

Meditation and Yoga nidra
Sunday March 25th // 14:30 - 15:30

We will close the weekend peacefully and calm with a meditation and a Yoga Nidra practice. This is a healing and powerful practice for deep relaxation and to improve sleep. The practice is in the line from founder Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
Finish the weekend off to become quiet, to slow down and to reconnect with your Self/Heart.

Jeanette Tromp:

Since 2009 Jeanette teaches yoga classes and workshops inspired by the traditional Hatha style with ashram living included. In addition, different elements and styles like Iyengar, Asthanga and now Vijnana Yoga are part of the classes. A personal class with meditation, breathing and postures and with the deep knowledge of Ayurveda.

Jeanette is a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic nutritionist and massage therapist. She gives talks about food, organizes cooking workshops, and is a plant-based chef during retreats in Holland and Portugal. www.jeanettetromp.com