Yamas & Niyamas - East meets west
How yoga philosophy links with the science of well-being
with pamela strasser & floriane Palmier
Saturday January 19th // 14:00-16:00 // yogaloft. Merl
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.
Sunday January 20// 13:30-16:30
Sunday February 17// 13:30-16:30
Sunday March 31// 13:30-16:30
sunday april 14// 13:30-16:30
sunday may 19// 13:30-16:30
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" .
avec aurèlie Maire
dimanche le 3 mars // 14h00-15h30 // yogaloft. merl
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 à partir de 4 ans pour les enfants.