EVENTS


Summer School intensive

with tulsi

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A series of THREE After-Work Sessions:
July 23, 24 & 25 (Mon, Tues, Wed) 18h30-21h00
45 EUR for 1 Day or 115 EUR for all 3 Days 

(yogaloft. Kirchberg)

Let's take advantage of the summer to practice together! In each 2.5 hour session we will cover YOGA PHILOSOPHY & YOGA ASANA. This intensive course will interest practitioners of all levels.

 

 

Curriculum:

Day 1: Yoga's Roots + History // Asana Focus: Standing Poses

Yoga is more than just a system of exercises! Discover where yoga came from and how it has morphed into a modern western practice that millions of people all over the world are practicing right NOW! Open the door to the infinite by getting yourself grounded in standing poses and learn how to establish a strong connection to the earth though an ancient system. 

DAY 2: Pranayama + Vital Life Force // Asana Focus: Forward Bends

Once we have established a strong sense of connection to the earth we are able to increase the vital life force that is residing inside of all of us. In this session we will focus on specific breathing techniques that can be used as daily practices and also how to properly breath during an asana session. Through breath work and a focus on forward bending we will discover how to free ourselves (and our hamstrings!) from what holds us back and blocks us from our full potential.

DAY 3: The Sound of Stillness + Meditation & Nada Yoga // Asana Focus: Inversions

Can you trust that everything is exactly the way that is should be? Learn to listen deep within and start to trust yourself! Enhance your ability to be calm and sit with what is. Learn to be comfortable when life gets uncomfortable. Slow down, get quiet and identify your true and time-less self!


"Let us succeed"- charity jivamukti open class

with isabelle thill- founder of yogaloft

Saturday August 4th // 10:00-12:00 // yogaloft. Kirchberg
Sunday August 5th // 10:00-12:00 // Yogaloft. Merl

35 EUR

Let us succeed to make a change in children's lives in Capetown, South Africa by bringing yoga into their world!

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"Masiphumelele," meaning "let us succeed" in Xhosa, is the name of a township in Capetown where Isabelle Thill is currently teaching yoga to a group of teenagers and setting up a non-profit organization called 'INHALE Capetown'. Isabelle is promoting Bhakti Yoga (selfless service) in townships where people currently have no access to yoga, however, the goal of 'INHALE Capetown' is not only to provide yoga classes but to make it possible for young yoga enthusiasts who can’t afford yoga teacher-training, to be able to participate and serve their communities as teachers themselves and make a living in local yoga studios.

part of the Proceeds from this yogaloft. charity class will be used to facilitate the growth and support of 'INHALE Capetown.'

Isabelle Thill is the original founder of yogaloft. Luxembourg and new/current owner or the new yoga studio 'EXHALE Capetown.' Isabelle is looking forward to reconnect with the yogaloft. students and talk about her experience in South Africa.

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IYENGAR® Yoga Summer School Intensive

with Floriane Palmier

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"Ancient Knowledge and Traditional Wisdom for a Better Modern Life"

A series of THREE After-Work Sessions:
August 20, 21 & 22 (Mon, Tues, Wed) 18h30-21h00
€45 for 1 Day or €115 for all 3 Days

(yogaloft. Kirchberg)

 

Let's take advantage of the summer to practice together! In each 2.5 hour session we will cover YOGA PHILOSOPHY & YOGA ASANA. This intensive course will interest practitioners of all levels.

Yoga is not a physical culture, it’s a way of life. In our modern lives, we are always focus on  "doing" actions and getting results. Yoga is about creating connections within yourself, understanding how your body works, processing the thoughts in our minds (reactions, emotions, stresses, etc.) and knowing our soul. Yoga teaches us how as human beings we can evolve.

Iyengar® Yoga is characterized by:

- Precision: When the body is properly aligned, the mind can become quiet
- Timing : some are done in a dynamic way and some asanas are hold to have time to feel and adjust properly the body
- Sequencing : asanas are learned in a specific order, to deepen the understanding of movements and connections, avoid injuries and improve safely

DAY 1 Balance
"In an asana, the mind has to reach inside the body to find a quiet space until a point comes where perfect balance is felt." Geeta Iyengar

DAY 2 : Release tensions
"Get free from impurities, to let room for the purity" Prashant Iyengar

DAY 3 : Create inner space
"Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life." B.K.S. Iyengar


Parent-kids yoga workshop

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108 Sun salutations- fall equinox

with pragya kothari

sunday september 23 // 10:00-11:30 // Yogaloft. Kirchberg

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The 108 Sun Salutations to Elevate your Energy and Practice

The Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar, is a complete practice in itself. This series of 12 postures
lengthens and strengthens, flexes and extends many of the main muscles of the body while distributing the prana flow throughout the system. The sequence is especially beneficial in energising the solar plexus region. The solar plexus is an important center in the body and is connected to many energy channels.

Around the world people come together on the Equinox, and perform the 108 salutations to cleanse the body, invite energy and elevate their being.

The 108 sun salutations are followed by a series of cooling down postures, chanting and meditation.


Positive Psychology workshop

with pamela strasser

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sunday september 30th // 14:30-16:30 // 50 EUR
yogaloft. MERL

Just bring yourself, comfortable clothes and a little notebook and pen.

 

 

Pamela Strasser, our in-house “Dr Happy” as we love to call her, holds a Master of Science in Applied Positive Psychology (the science of well-being) from the University of East London.

Apart from teaching yoga and mindfulness at our studios, she regularly holds Positive Psychology (well-being, resilience, mindfulness) workshops in both private and corporate settings in Luxembourg and abroad and helps clients achieve their full potential.

Her work and her personal philosophy rest upon the idea that everyone is unique and deserves to explore, express and develop their innate potential to be truly happy. Her workshops provide the tools needed to remove obstacles and pave the way to lasting, unconditional well-being.


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PRANayama (yogic breathing) class

with pragya kothari

30EUR
Sunday November 25th // 17:00-18:30 // yogaloft. Kirchberg

Pranayama is the practice of ancient yogic breathing techniques that consciously control the flow of breath, and enhance the flow of energy in the body. The word pranayama breaks down into two sanskrit words ‘pran’ referring to the life force and ‘ayama’ referring to the expansion. These words combined means the expansion or setting free of the vital energy within us. A regular and balanced pranayama practice increases prana (life force), thereby inviting greater mental clarity, awareness and stability. Accessing the close connection between the breath and the mind, pranayama serves as a tool to direct energy and quiet the mind. It is particularly helpful in the preparation for meditation.

What does pranayama have to do with yoga?

In the second century B.C., a sage named Patanjali outlined what is known today as the Eight Limbs of Yoga. These eight steps act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They serve as a prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline; they direct attention toward one’s health; and they help us to acknowledge the spiritual aspects of our nature. This workshop introduces you to the 4th limb of yoga- Pranayama, the practice of conscious breathing.

How can Pranayama help my yoga asana practice?

The practice of yoga asana requires one to breathe slowly and steadily while holding the pose. The ability to breathe steadily and mindfully requires one to be comfortable in their posture, and this represents the interconnection between asana and pranayma.

In this class we will practice various pranayama breathing techniques that you can integrate into your daily yoga asana practice.

You will have the possibility to:
Learn about the benefits and precautions associated with each technique
Learn how to engage the bandhas (energy locks) and mudras as they relate to the breath
Practice the integration of pranayama in asana practice

The class will culminate in reciting key mantras for peace, strength and positivity.