Studio Vacation: Wednesday, August 24 - Tuesday, Sept. 6.
|7:15 -||8:15 PM||WholeBodyYin (Katrin) - no class: 8/29 & 9/5|
|10:00 -||11:15 AM||WholeBodyYin (Katrin) no class: 8/30 & 9/6|
|6:00 -||7:00 PM||WholeBody Yin (Katrin) - no class: 8/24 & 8/31|
|7:30 -||8:30 PM||Align & Relax (Katrin) - no class: 8/24 & 31|
|1:00 -||2:00 PM||Alignment Yoga Series (Sept. 15, 22, 29 & Oct. 6,13, 20)|
|6:30 -||7:30 PM||On & Off the Yoga Wall: Sept. 15 (pre-register)|
|6:30 -||7:45 PM||Alignment Yoga - Aug. 18 (pre-register)|
|9:30 -||10:45 AM||Gentle Hatha Yoga (Rena) - no class: 8/26 & 9/2|
|10:30 -||11:45 AM||Align & Yin (Katrin) - no class: 8/27 & 9/3|
|9:30 -||10:45 AM||WholeBodyYin (Katrin) - no class: 8/28 & 9/4|
Yoga as practiced in the West is almost exclusively Yang (active) or muscular in nature. The Yin style of Yoga which holds poses (asanas) for a longer period of time with the muscles relaxed stretches and stresses the more hidden connective tissue (such as ligaments, tendons, fascia, bones, etc.). Using the breath in the pose is important to calm the mind and to relax more into the posture. Yin Yoga is perfect for students who look for a deeper spiritual dimension of Yoga through a more passive, and gentle approach. WholeBodyYin is Katrin's signature class. In this class she will work the body (plus the mind) in all directions. The Yin sequence is designed as a flow, each posture is connected, sometimes through a Yang pose (as a transition). Recommended for all levels.
This class it a blend of two yoga styles: Yin Yoga & Vinyasa. Yin Yoga (read above) is a more passive style of yoga. Vinyasa is focused on a sequential, creative movement that interlinks breath and postures (asanas) to form a continuous flow. This style is an active (yang) approach in Yoga, and therefore the opposite of Yin Yoga. The breath in Vinyasa functions as a connection between two poses and dictates the movement and the length in the posture. The purpose of this more yang style in Yoga is to create heat in the body, which leads to purification through increased circulation and sweating. Combining both styles in class brings balance to the body and mind.
Hatha Yoga is using inner focus, meditation, standard yoga poses, breath work, development of the quiet mind, and relaxation. This form of yoga brings body, mind, and spirit into a state of harmony and balance, by emphasizing the flow of prana, compassionate self-observation, noticing the activity of the mind without judgement, and taking what is learned on the mat into daily life. This class has a gentle approach and is perfect for beginners, seniors, pregnant women and students who do not want to work so vigorous.
This class is inspired by the alignment method of B.K.S. Iyengar. You will find yourself working intensively on certain yoga poses and learning about the key alignment cues that help to get deeper into the pose. After the more actice practice a relaxation will follow. Not recommended for beginners.
In this class we will practice the alignment method of B.K.S. Iyengar in poses. The class will end or begin with a Yin Yoga sequence. The idea is to explore the Yin & the Yang energy in the practice. All levels are welcome.
Working on and with the yoga wall (through the usage of ropes/straps, pelvic slings, etc.) helps the student experience the various yoga poses more profoundly. It creates optimal body alignment in yoga poses. Using the wall equipment helps opening areas in the body that are for some students difficult to reach. The training on the wall is available for small groups (max. of 3 students) or for private sessions for all kind of student levels.