5 reasons why you need to 'get up' and start 'working out' (if you are not already) 1. For Better Future: As time goes on our body ages too. The lifestyle we choose impacts our bodies and our lives in the long run drastically. Aging is unstoppable, but how you age can be definitely be controlled. Working out can improve the metabolism of the body, increase immunity and keep the circulatory system healthy.
2. For Active Present: Research has shown that people who workout are more active, enthusiastic at work, more focused and stress free. Working out increases efficiency to do work.
3. For being mentally sound:People involved in any sport, fitness routine such as yoga, brisk walking, swimming, running have been claiming how much exercising has helped them maintain a sound mind. Sweating out helps them release stress and enjoy all the happy hormones.
4. For being appreciated more in your social circle: Can we deny the fact that when people appreciate us, follow us, inspire from us we feel good? If you are working out it shows in your physique and actions which is always observed from the people around you - be it family, friends, or colleagues. This impacts your social image in a very positive way. You are appreciated and looked at with more respect and as a person who is responsible and disciplined. 5. To explore yourself more physically and psychologically:Nothing is impossible they say. And it is true! When you start working out, you love it. After a few days your body shows improvement and physically you can achieve more. In this process you actually end up doing what you earlier thought is impossible for you. Consequently, you get to know that you have no limits and can achieve anything with hard work and dedication. This in turn, makes you more determined and psychologically more 'trustful' to yourself and effect is always seen in you taking up challenges and achieving your goals in life!
Petri Raisanen in Maastricht 12-16th of November in Yogaplace
Adjustments to yoga poses come in a variety of forms including physical, verbal, and even energetic. The basic workshop and the observation workshop support good intelligent adjustments that address the individual as just that, an individual in the moment and what they need to be aware of or adjust in their practice.
Safe and intelligent adjustments should always begin with a good experience of actually doing the pose, followed by an understanding of what the intention or quality of the pose is where the student is in their journey of understanding and experiencing the pose, and finally what level of information they can absorb from whatever method of delivery of an adjustment you decide to give.FEES: 45 Euros before July 21st 60 Euros after. OUTLINE OF ADJUSTMENT WORKSHOP
Why do we do an adjustment in the first place?
What makes a good adjustment?
Learn to see the adjustment first, where do they need length or space in their body or breath
Learn to use the variety of tools (body parts) that you have available
Use your own weight, good body mechanics to both feel and keep you safe
Through different exercises and practice
Play with the balance between the student working and you working
Knowing anatomy and function of joints helps us to understand more clearly what physical aspects of the persons body are allowing or restricting the ability to do a pose. Observation allows us to see more clearly the physical aspect of the pose and what needs to change. The adjustment then delivers the feedback of what is observed so that the student can further explore the pose and its physical, energetic, mental or psycho-spiritual aspects. Therefore adjustments are tailored to the individual in the moment.
When breath and movement are in union, our practice becomes graceful and filled with ease. The count keeps ones practice focused on the breath and in the present moment. And it is only by striving to match the vinyasa that the deep, internal heat of tapas, and its corresponding purification, will come. In this workshop participants will receive focused attention and hands-on adjustments giving them the foundation to build on ones yoga practice correctly and with strength and understanding. No specific fitness level is required as the participant will be encouraged to work within their abilities. This is a great place to start if you have experience in a softer kind of yoga and we’ll work the techniques learned at a slower pace focusing on posture and breath. learned at a slower pace focusing on posture and breath. This is perfect for a beginner to Ashtanga or a person looking to review postures, placement and core strength.
Date: Sunday 25/05/2014 Time: 10 am-12 am Price: 25 Euro/person Place: Destolberg laan, 1 3080 Tervuren registration is mandatory by send a mail to : email@example.com
Introduction to Ashtanga yoga Level II, Counted vinyasa
In Ashtanga we work at our personal edge every day. That work is to balance sincere effort with ease and surrender. The vinyasa frames our experience during practice, limiting our focus to the prescribed breath and movement. But we also need to apply non-attachment, vairagya, to the experiences that practice yields.
If you can understand this layer of the practice, a whole new level of discipline and focus can be accessed. A new appreciation for the method and its intricacies and what you’re doing relative to the practice will be understood. In this workshops we’ll spend time learning how to count, and how we can use it in the practice to bring yet another level of focus and depth to what we’re doing. Experience in minimum 3 Ashtanga foundation classes is needed. The intention is not that everyone leaves being able to count the whole of primary series. Instead we plant a seed of inquiry and just enough experience that one can go off and learn the count if they choose. (Using the traditional Sanskrit vinyasa count)
Sunday 8 June 10.00h-12.00h
price: 25 Euros registration is mandatory by send a mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Mindful meditation Class on 15th of May at 13.30-14.30 Contribution : 15 Euros
One should establish mindfulness (satipaṭṭhāna) in one's day-to-day life maintaining as much as possible a calm awareness of one's body, feelings, mind, and dhammas . (Buddha)
Guided meditation 29/05/2013
Guided Meditation With Barbara Vollstedt Wednesday, 29th May, 18.30-20.30 Let us communicate with our souls and be reminded of who we really are. Let us live happy and healthy lives and attract new opportunities which are serving us and our planet.
In the Detox Yoga Workshop we focus on Physical Postures (Asanas, series of movements twists and forward bends) and Breathing Exercises (Pranayamas) which activate and purify the digestive body system. We cleanse the inner organs: the stomach, liver, intestines, spleen, and kidneys. These organs are vital in our digestive and immune system. Through Yoga twists metrabolic fire get rise to cleansing and toxins get free.
Meditation through deep guided conscious relaxation - Yoga Nidra session is added to purify the mind.
The benefits of Detox Yoga Improvement of the digestive system A more regular bowel movement (less constipation) Strength and stamina increase Energy level increases Weight normalizes and fat is reduced around the waist and belly Immunity and general health increase Skin improves Stress reduces An overall feeling of well-being!
The workshops are for ALL LEVELS yoga practitioners. For beginning and less advanced students we’ll demonstrate modified postures.
Please note: Detox Yoga workshop is focused on series of movements twists and forward bends which activates our inner organs such as kidneys, spleen, pancreas and liver. These organs are vital in our digestive and immunsystem. Through twistings (Yoga) and pressurpoints (Shiatsu) metrabolic fire get rise to cleansing and toxins get free. Beacause a lot of twists and pressurepoints, we advise you to not attend this workshop when you are pregnant.
For general guidance on how to prepare yourself for the work-shop:
Make sure you attend the workshop on a fairly empty stomach. Give yourself ample digestion time after eating, at least 1.5-2 hours, and also eat something light. Please bring your own mat if you have one (if you haven’t got one, we arrange one for you). A small bottle of water, a towel, and something warm like a light shawl/blanket/sweater (to keep you warm during meditation, final relaxation).
Shiatsu works on the same principle as acupuncture it uses no needle or any other device, mainly finger or palm pressure. Theadvantage of self-shiatsu is that it can be performed on one’s own body. it can be performed any where and improve minor health conditions. when practiced regularly it improves flexibility. it requires no outside assistance or extensive technical know how. positive results can be achieved within the very first session. self - Shiatsu works on the same principle as acupuncture it uses no needle or any other device, mainly finger or palm pressure, stimulating tsubos or pressure points. the doer is able to regulate the energy for either tonification or calmness. In this workshop we will work in pairs.
Date : 21/03/2013 10h-14h with a break in between
Price : 55 euros Place : Centre le Saddhaka, chaussée de Haecht 843, 1140 EVERE
Limited space- reservation via email@example.com – and Prepayment of 25€ on the account nr 0016-6188-4832 , Alain Huwé
Ashtanga Yoga primary series Level I Sunday 23/09/2012
A 2 week course in learning the technique to the foundation of the Ashtanga practice. During the 2 weekday classes to follow the one day detailed workshop (Sunday/23rd) participants will receive focused attention and hands-on adjustments giving them the foundation to build on ones yoga practice correctly and with strength and understanding. We will go indepht in to techniques of Asanas and their benefit First, the student learns the correct vinyasa. Vinyasa simply means "breathing-movement system." “breath-synchronized movement” in other words, the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. this technique is sometimes also called Vinyasa Flow, or just Flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together & become like a dance.
This is a great place to start if you have experience in a softer form of hatha yoga and perfect for a beginner to Ashtanga or a person looking to review postures and placement.
This session is followed by 2 friday classes @18.30h(October 5/10 and 12/10- 2012)/or workshop of 14/10 Where; Centre Bioestetique, 11Rue Gérard 1040, Sunday 23/09 @ 12.30-15.00 if you have a yoga mat bring it along with an open mind ;-) At the end of session there will be tea, some snacks and time for Q & A.
Reservation obligatory due to limited place, Payment of 70 € on the spot for the complete package. ( 2,5h workshop+ 2 sessions of yoga /or 2 workshops 23/09 and 14/10)
Come enjoy this fun and inspiring activity, DO-In, Japanese art to stretch your body. Relax by breathing meditation in an spiritual environment with like minded people. This Event will be at Centre Bioestetique, 11Rue Gérard 1040 Brussels 10.00-11.30 am @ saturday 6th of October 2012. Register to reserve your place by sending an email through contact form or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost 17 Euros paid on the spot At the end of session there will be tea, some snacks and time for Q & A. See you in between the gap
Ashtanga Yoga primary series Level II Sunday 14/10/2012
This workshop focuses on the philosophy, language and practical knowledge of yoga. Asanas (or postures) will be covered in step by step detail so the student can understand where they should be and what they can work for in each asana and the full expression of one breath is linked to the full expression of a movement. The correct vinyasa takes some time to grasp, and is only mastered through regular practice. A led class can correct any errors that may have crept into a students practice. Combination of inner strength and soft submission create a dynamic feeling of peace and experiential awareness within in the student. Highly recommended for those practicing Primary Series or the ones who have followed level I workshop. With each successive practice, a student begins to develop mastery over the breath and the asanas (postures) in the sequence.
Where; Centre Bioestetique, 11Rue Gérard 1040, Sunday 14/10 @ 12.30-15.00 if you have a yoga mat bring it along with an open mind ;-)
Reservation obligatory due to limited place, Payment of 35 € Pleae send an email to email@example.com to reserve your spot.
DO-In and meditation workshop Saturday 27-10-2012.
This DO-In and meditation workshop will bring a tremendous benefit to your day to day activity. Learning to connect with and encourage the harmonious flow of life energy through the body is fundamental to vibrant well being. Come enjoy this fun and inspiring activity, DO-In, Japanese art to stretch your body. Relax by breathing and meditation in an spiritual environment with like minded people.
Bring Zafou (meditatiopn cushion) and comfortable clothing WHERE? @ Centre Bioestetique, 11Rue Gérard 1040 Brussels 10.00-11.30 am Register to reserve your place by sending an email through contact form. Cost 17 Euros paid on the spot At the end of session there will be tea, some snacks and time for Q & A. See you in between the gap Namasté
"Yoga flow & Do-In Shiatsu " workshop
Yoga Flow workshop is appropriate for students new to yoga and for more experienced students wishing to deepen their understanding of the subtleties of alignment within the practice. Flow Yoga - “breath-synchronized movement” in other words, the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. this technique is sometimes also called Vinyasa Flow, or just Flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together & become like a dance. warm up, Moon & Sun Salutations, standing postures, basic seated postures and twists from the Primary series, appropriate variations are included. at the end Yoga Nidra - guiding you into a state of conscious deep relaxation. please come with empty stomach, if you have bring your yoga mat and an open mind ;-)
Do-In/self-Shiatsu - there’s nothing more relaxing and beneficial to your health than a well performed Shiatsu treatment delivered by a skilled Shiatsupractor, but did you know that it is possible to do a shiatsu treatment on yourself! self - Shiatsu is an organised series of self -massages, light finger pressures and breathing done to regulate the vital energy flow (Ki) in the body and mind of the doer. the advantage of self-shiatsu is that it can be performed on one’s own body. it can be performed any where and improve minor health conditions. when practiced regularly it improves flexibility. it requires no outside assistance or extensive technical know how. positive results can be achieved within the very first session. self - Shiatsu works on the same principle as acupuncture it uses no needle or any other device, mainly finger or palm pressure, stimulating tsubos or pressure points. the doer is able to regulate the energy for either tonification or calmness.
"Yoga flow back to basic postures..good for beginners to yoga ...& Do-In/self-Shiatsu"
Saturday 31st @ BYGE Studio 9.30-12.00h Participation fee: 40 Euros Registration is mandatory!