with pamela strasser
Sunday 27 October // 14h00 - 16h30 // € 50
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist meditation practice that teaches us to become present and live in harmony with ourselves and the world. It allows us to examine who we are, to question our worldview and to find our place in the world by living each moment fully and consciously.
So much of our days happen in auto-pilot mode – when we learn to become mindful, we return to being in touch with ourselves and become able to fully experience our life as it unfolds. Through careful, kind, non-judgmental and systematic self-observation, we learn to foster a deeper relationship with ourselves, with others and with life in general.
Mindfulness is a simple concept, but through its practice and application, it allows us to develop greater awareness, clarity and acceptance of present moment experiences which, in turn, allows us to realize the richness and depth of our possibilities for growth and transformation.
A regular Mindfulness practice brings greater happiness, more resilience, more wisdom and better health!
In this workshop we will focus our Mindfulness practice on the body, and on creating more body awareness. The body has an intelligence that largely surpasses that of the mind, yet our culture has put all the focus on the mind. Being cut off from our bodies, we miss so many of its important messages; what makes us feel good, what makes us feel bad, what needs we have etc.
In this workshop, we will put all our attention on the body, re-creating a positive relationship to it, understanding its messages and learning to care for it on a deeper level
Whether you wish to discover Mindfulness, experience a deeper immersion into this practice or learn to develop a personal practice, this practical workshop is for you!
No previous Mindfulness practice required. Please wear comfortable clothes.
Should you wish to continue on your personal journey after the workshop, you can book private sessions with Pamela.
Pamela Strasser is a licensed Mindfulness and meditation teacher and holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of East London. She has extensively studied both the Buddhist roots of Mindfulness (under Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and his Sangha) as well as the neuroscience and physiology behind the practice.
Apart from teaching yoga and mindfulness at our studios, she regularly holds Positive Psychology (well-being, resilience, mindfulness) workshops in private and corporate settings in Luxembourg and abroad and helps clients achieve their full potential in private Positive Psychology sessions.
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. In her work(shops) she provides the tools to remove the obstacles and pave the way to lasting, unconditional well-being.
Silent Yin Special
with Valérie (Mettā)
friday 1 november // 17h00-19h30 // yogaloft. MerL
Have you ever been longing for a Yin class in silence, without talking? Then this might be your call!
This Yin class is specially designed for those who are already familiar with a yin practice (although everybody is welcomed) and like to experience a journey where silence is holding space. A practice in which the fluctuations of your inner awareness (thoughts, sensations and emotions) are allowed to unfold themselves in the ocean of great silence. During this 2.5-hour class your nervous system can calm down while your body, mind and soul can get recharged.
We will start this class with gentle stretching movements followed by a 2-hour long Yin practice guided by Valérie. She will name the poses only and using the singing bowl to change or to switch sides. There will be no explanation about asanas nor guidance into the yin practice. Valérie will walk around to support those who need any kind of assistance.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”
Inversions workshop: turning it upside-down
sunday 10 november // 14h00-16h00 // yogaloft. kirchberg
Feel lighter! Overcome fears and develop deep inner confidence. Bring balance and poise into every aspect of your life.
What is magic? A shift in perspective!
Inversions like handstands are the most powerful of the asanas, affecting one physically: reversing the aging process, mentally: stimulating intuition and clarity and spiritually: expanding consciousness leading to enlightenment. Step by step, learn how to invert safely with proper alignment and intention!
This is a two hour workshop. Everyone is welcome.
Maximum 15 Participants
€ 50 Each
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 to understand the key points that will help you progress you 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" .
Atelier de yoga en famille
(enfants de 7-11 ans)
avec Aurélie Maire
Dimanche 24 novembre // 15h00-16h30 // yogaloft. MerL
Et si on marquait une pause ensemble dans son quotidien pour mieux se retrouver?
L'atelier de yoga adulte/enfant de 7 à 11/12 ans offre un moment unique de partage et de complicité, et de fun à la découverte du corps, de la respiration, où l’on est invité à savourer le moment présent avec son enfant, dans l’ici et le maintenant.
A plusieurs moments lors de l'atelier, de exercices, des jeux et des postures de partner yoga vous sont proposés à deux pour favoriser la complicité, le lâcher prise et la confiance mutuelle durant un moment à la fois fun et de détente.
Les séances sont différentes d’un atelier sur l’autre et sont adaptées en fonction de la tranche d’âges des enfants présents.
Chaque atelier s'articule autour de postures réalisées à 2 ou en miroir, des exercices de respiration, de la méditation, des jeux adaptés, des massages, des mantras, des mudras avec des moments fun et dynamique et des espaces de calme et de détente.
Yoga for Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain and PMS
with Aurélie Maire
Sunday December 1st // 13h30-16h30 // yogaloft. Kirchberg
in this workshop, you will learn natural and holistic tools to manage pelvic and PMS pain when they arrive, through the tools of yoga and Ayurveda.
In an open and caring atmosphere, we will explore the following set of practices together that can help relieve your pain when it arrives as well as your emotions and stress linked to this period:
- Postures of yoga dedicated to relieve pelvic pain when they arrive (release of tensions in the pelvic area, lumbar area ...)
- Mudra, breathing techniques and visualization for this period
- Tools to manage emotions and stress (fear of pain etc...)
- Things to do and things to avoid during this period according to Ayurveda
- Finally we will have a closing circle creating a space to exchange thoughts about women's health and well-being, or any other topics that arise.
This workshop is specifically dedicated for women with endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic pain and / or painful periods. It is especially beneficial for women who have experienced, or are experiencing premenstrual syndromes or who have endometriosis, and is suitable for all levels ranging from being completely new or more advanced in your yoga practice.
Envie de jouer au yoga avec votre enfant? Partagez un moment privilégié lors de notre atelier parent (adulte) / enfant.
Pendant 90 minutes, nous pratiquerons le yoga à deux et en groupe au travers de postures de yoga à deux, de relaxation à deux, de jeu, de mouvements, de respiration, de massages bienfaisants et de méditation avec la réalisation de mandala.
Une séance de Partner Yoga fun et ludique pour développer complicité, détente, lâcher prise, calme intérieur et un réel moment de partage bienveillant.
Cet atelier est accessible à tous les niveaux, et de 4 ans À 7 ans pour les enfants.