Yoga and Family Yoga Group Class
Please note, that there are currently no regular hatha yoga group classes. I am giving every other month a family yoga class. You are welcome to sign up for my newsletter to receive updates upon group classes, seminar, events and tips & articles from yoga & healthy living in your email inbox.
Every other Thursday there is the Study & Meditation Circle in 8008 Zürich. Please contact me if you are interested in coming. We base the meditation group on the Course in Miracles but incorporate spiritual practices from other spiritual paths as well.
The group classes
The yoga classes are suited to all levels. They combine yoga postures, meditation, breathing exercises (pranayama), yoga postures (asanas) and final relaxation. The following paragraphs show you the different yoga styles that I teach.
Hatha yoga: The hatha yoga class combines meditation, breathing exercises (pranayama), yoga postures (asanas) and final relaxation. Regular practice of yoga asanas in conjunction with pranayama reduces fatigue, releases toxins, soothes the nervous system and helps to keep the body free from disease. You learn how to cope with thoughts and emotions, and it’s not about perfection. It’s about steadiness in the practice, awareness, improvement, presence, and an open, curious heart towards oneself and others.
Yoga kriyas, pranayama, and meditation: Kriya is Sanskrit, and means action, deed. It is the conscious effort of a practitioner to clean his energy field with simple techniques best done early in the morning. Pranayama are breathing exercises which guide and direct the flow of prana, the life force energy, in your body. Both kind of practices prepare you well to go deep into meditation.
Yin Yoga: Yin Yoga goes deep into the joints. It works with longer holds in the poses. You relax every muscle in yin yoga, so that gravity is helping you to work on fascia that you can’t normally access with more yang styles of yoga. Even though it looks easy from the outside this yoga style is very challenging. It is deeply detoxifying and helps you to balance a stressful life. In a yin yoga class a yang flow will follow a yin sequence to leave you in a balanced state after class.
Restorative Yoga: In restorative yoga you deeply relax and enjoy the poses with an extra focus on deep breathing and supporting yourself with bolsters and other props. Such a session is deeply nourishing and helps to fill up your energy levels after a challenging day.
Yoga for parents & kids, children and teens: Start with your children to do yoga from an early age. They are usually doing yoga anyway at home. Yoga postures are for children so natural. Practice some easy breathing patterns and meditation from an early age. Children classes are usually designed around the physical practice and a lot of fun. The parents & kids classes are a complete different way to connect with your children and spend a joyful time together. I often use music and dance also in a yoga class with children, this is really fun. In a children’s class we have more elements to do yoga in a group or in pairs. Each class is finished with deep relaxation.
Sai Yoga Classes: Sai Yoga Classes are powerful classes, which combine pranayama, meditation, yoga postures, relaxation and visualizations in the postures. Indra Devi taught it first after she was instructed by Sathya Sai Baba in how to teach Sai Yoga. It consists of simple yoga postures that are easy to hold for a longer period of time and includes powerful visualizations while holding the pose.
Other yoga styles and meditations: You can also come to a yoga & dance class and active meditations. I often use elements of active meditation in my workshops and methods of self-reflection such as writing.
Benefits of the group classes
- You learn the basic principles of alignment in your yoga postures (asanas).
- You can feel relaxed and still energetic.
- You feel in peace and centered.
- You work out your body in harmonious postures.
- You learn to observe and to stay aware no matter what happens on a physical, mental or emotional level.
With all methods and tools from yoga, the goal is, to feel happy, energetic, relaxed, confident, calm and balanced.
- The classes are for beginners and for practitioners.
- Wear comfortable clothes. You can use the yoga mats, straps, meditation seats and blankets from the yoga studio, or bring your own.
- Please don’t eat anything 3 hours before a yoga class.
- Please come 10 minutes before the class starts.
If you are interested in joining a group class, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org