EVENTS, WORKSHOPS & Special classes
celebrate the Spring Equinox
108 sun salutations
saturday March 17th // 10:00-11:30 // (Yogaloft. Kirchberg)
with pragya kothari
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
Around the world people come together on the 21 March, Spring 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.
Shakti Naam Yoga
Sunday March 18th // 14:00-16:30 // 40 EUR // (Yogaloft. Merl)
with Christina betdashtu-drews
The Spring Equinox is one of the most powerful days of the year. It is a time of balance and renewal, when our mind, body and Spirit open themselves up to receive the revitalizing energy (prana) of the Sun. On the equinox, the Earth's two hemispheres are receiving the Sun's rays about equally. Enjoy the increasing amount of sunlight and use this time to leave the past behind, purify and rejuvenate.
During this workshop we will work with the power of healing movements, rhythm and tones to harmonize our mental, emotional and spiritual bodies with Heaven and Earth.
Spring is the best time to organize, coordinate and redirect our inner forces towards self-healing and harmony.
Within Naam Yoga we will use an anti-aging practice including mantras and mudras, that harmonize the endocrine, neural and immune system to allow for greater mental states.
Movement, breath and sound unite synergistically, creating a rich and diverse healing system to stimulate the entire being. The result is a clear mind, positive outlook on life and a radiant and strong body.
Very happy to welcome you to this unique first session in Luxembourg!
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.
In this workshop with Jeanette you will experience the traditional Hatha style as the base with in addition different elements and styles like Ashtanga and Vĳnana Yoga. We start the morning with meditation and breathing EXERCISES 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.
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.
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.
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 Ashtanga 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
PRANayama (yogic breathing) class
with pragya kothari
Sunday April 15th // 17:00-18:30 // (yogaloft. Kirchberg)
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.
with floriane palmier
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.
Positive psychology workshop
with Pamela strasser
Just bring yourself, comfortable clothes and a little notebook and pen. There will be lots of practical exercises followed by a Q&A session.
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.
Should you wish to embark on your personal happiness adventure after the workshop and would like a little guidance, you can book private consultations with Pamela.
(Full Weekend, 4 Workshops, € 170)
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Inspire Yourself, Inspire Others
Friday June 1st 2018 // 18:00 - 20:00
Join Pradeep for a truly inspiring practice in which you inspire yourself through the art of yoga. Learn how to inspire yourself in a way that we can share, and through that sharing, learn how inspire others.
Open Your Heart & Flow
Saturday June 2nd 2018 // 10:00 - 12:00
Yoga has the power to open us to the love and beauty life has to offer. In this practice, join Pradeep for a beautiful and heartfelt practice in which you open your heart and leave feeling lighter and calmer.
Stretch Your Imagination
Sunday June 3rd 2018 // 10:00-12:00
Find your true potential and stretch your imagination of what you thought was possible in this highly challenging practice in which you break your own boundaries, and learn just what you are capable of. Be reminded of your inner strength; don't underestimate yourself, you are much more powerful than you think!
Empower Detox Flow
Sunday June 3rd 2018 // 16:00 - 18:00
All levels of practitioners will enjoy the benefits of this workshop. Pradeep’s very approachable manner lends to an ease in his teaching style, which draws many students from different disciplines. Mixed Levels, a mindfulness Bhakti flow class.
These 4 workshops with Pradeep will deepen your practice and understanding of yoga. Vigorous yet mindful Vinyasa flow rapped with love and devotion. Pradeep fills his classes with Bhakti(Devotion), Nada(Sound) and Shraddha(Faith).
Pradeep Teotia has been practicing yoga for his entire life and has been teaching for over 12 years. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Devotion). Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world. He teaches workshops and retreats around the world, for more information about Pradeep visit him www.pradeepyoga.com
Sunday june 24th // 13:30-16:00 (Yogaloft. Kirchberg)
45 EUR / Parent + Child pair