Heart Wide Open: Jivamukti Workshop Series
with Juan SIerra (NYC)
A series of THREE 2 hour sessions
*or €130 for all 3 Days
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Welcome Back Juan to YL for the third consecutive Year!
A big heart opening weekend practice that moves through deepening back-bending workshops. Bank-bends increase flexibility in the spine and encourage opening of the shoulders and hips. Learn about which muscles to engage and which to relax while backward bending. Each workshop will have a back-bending peak pose combined with a focus on shoulder, hip-flexor and core work composed to build wider range of motion gained by awareness and space.
When we practice back-bends we move into the future. The ease with which we can do that is revealed by how willing we are to forgive others who have hurt us. The tightness, fear and pain we encounter in back-bending comes from past karmas, often we are holding onto resentment, blame and anger, unwilling to let go. When a teacher facilitates a deeper heart opening in back-bends, it helps us resolve the causes of our fear of the future and past scars left by others who have hurt us. Come and explore over the weekend how back-bends can give light a chance to shine into our hearts that don’t often get the illumination they yearn for.
Juan Sierra, NYC & Berlin based Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher, is offering a unique opportunity to explore a series of three open masters classes that are each focused on a specific asana dynamic. The first class on Saturday will focus on twisting asanas, followed by a forward bending & hip opening class, and a back-bending & heart opening class on Sunday. Each class will explore the different aspects of physical and emotional effects of different postures on the body, mind and spirit and will focus on proper alignment and flow, breath awareness and direction of energy. All three master classes incorporate chanting, flowing vinyasa sequences, uplifting music, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation.
Sunday october 21 // 14:00-17:00
Sunday November 25 // 14:00-17:00
Sunday January 20// 14:00-17:00
Sunday February 17// 14:00-17:00
Sunday March 17// 14:00-17:00
sunday april 14// 14:00-17.00
sunday may 19// 14:00-17:00
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" .
Parent-kids yoga workshop
with Manuela Schrade
sunday december 2 // 13:30- 16:00 // 45 EUr
PRANayama (yogic breathing) class
with pragya kothari
Sunday November 25th // 16:30-18:00 // yogaloft. MERL
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.
Yoga, Nidra & meditation
Friday December 7th // 18:30-20:30 // 40 EUR
Ayurveda & Yoga
Saturday December 8th // 9:30 - 11:30 // 40 EUR
Ayurvedic Day Retreat with a beauty workshop*
Sunday December 9th // 10:30-16:30 // 108 EUR
*we will start the day with an Ayurveda & Yoga class followed by a Lunch cooked by Jeanette.
In the Ayurvedic beauty workshop you will not only learn the traditional tips and tricks for a glowing and radiant skin you will also make some beauty products yourself to take home.
Jeanette will take you in her world of Ayurveda, homemade deodorants, toothpaste, face masks and scrubs.
For example, did you know that the yellow herb turmeric is used not only to whiten your teeth but also to give you this amazing glowing skin? Women in India have known this for centuries.
And did you know that aloe vera can be used to relieve redness and acne?
It will be a relaxed afternoon with tea, cakes and DIY products- a gift to yourself before the holidays.
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