Style: Vinyasa Yoga (class in english)
Time: Intro clsss Sunday 2nd of Feb 15.30-16.45
and then Friday 7th of Feb 2020 Fridays at 18.30 – 19.45
Instructor: Hannah McDonald
Starts at Sunday the 2nd of Feb 2020
Enda at Friday the 20nd of March 2020
Total: 8 classes
Price: 1595 kr
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Theme: Breaking down the Sun Salutation
Sun 2nd February – Breath
Fri 7th February – Tadasana and Urdhva Hastasana
Fri 14th February – Uttanasana and Ardha Uttanasana
Fri 21st February – Caturanga Dandasana
Fri 28th February – Urdhva Muhka Svanasana
Fri 6th March – Adho Muhka Svanasana
Fri 13th March – Gaze
Fri 20th March – Bandhas
In this block course we will explore the different parts of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). This is a sequence used at the beginning of many classes and can be a great first place to start your own practice at home. It encompasses a range of different stretches, is linked with the breath and can be adapted and experimented with to create many different flows.
We will take time to look at each posture individually, learning about how to set up each pose from the foundation upwards, which parts of the body to engage and focus on stretching and ultimately coming to realise how to meditate within the sequence through the use of the
breath, the gaze and the bandhas.
A great place to start for beginners and also useful for more regular students to come back to the basics and check that their practice is supporting and enabling them to continue on their yogic journey.
I first started yoga at the age of 14 when I asked my Mum if I could go along to a class because I thought it would help with my anxiety and backache from poor posture. After searching and being told I was too young to join classes, she came across Chrissie, a wonderful radiant smiling 60 year old teaching a gentle Hatha course. And that was it, from the first class I was hooked and adamant to return. I practiced throughout my university years and continued even when I
moved to Göteborg in 2015. I graduated from the Yoga London 200hr Vinyasa course in June 2019 so am just at the start of my yoga teaching experience and feel excited to see where it takes me.
Yoga can be a powerful tool to help still the mind and its constant chatterings but it is also a way to get to know and learn about your body, to understand emotions and feelings at a deeper level, to notice and be aware of changes in your mental and physical self and to love the being that is underneath all of that. The breath and movement of the body is never stopping and starting but is always continuous. We are always breathing and moving. Through yoga one can become aware of this and make purposeful each movement and each breath, noticing and living within each one. It can help you to become concentrated more on the present moment and to live in that moment with no judgement but openness.
Yoga is not about achieving a perfect posture or body shape. It is about being playful and kind to your body whether on or off the mat. Yoga is not confined to a class in a gym but is a way of life that can affect your body, your mind and your approach to each decision and action you