We teach Alignment Based Hatha Yoga - it's our expert field! Together we have 60 years of experience in this style. This style of yoga takes into account your individual anatomy and avoids injuries that can occur during yoga.
We focus on correct alignment within the yoga exercises, correcting you and helping you to quiet your mind during the class. This allows you to hear the language of the heart better and you experience a kind of inner peace and leave the class lighter and more satisfied.
Yoga is four-dimensional for us. It must cover both the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. We teach this without big rituals or much "clim-bim". For us it is important that you have a direct experience - that is, that you can feel and experience the effect directly. Each participant decides for him or herself how deeply he or she wants to get involved in yoga. For many, it is enough to come to our studio once or several times a week to participate in a class and occasionally attend a workshop or come on yoga vacation with us.
If you want to get a better understanding of yoga, you can take the first module of the yoga teacher training with us. It is perfect if you just want to do something for yourself and develop yourself. An ideal introduction to Alignment Yoga is also our Alignment Yoga Basic Course.
We work with yoga aids, because the anatomical requirements of many participants are simply not given, that they can take the classical positions safely. If you then force something that your body is not yet ready for, injuries can occur.
In Alignment based Hatha Yoga we focus on the correct execution of the yoga postures, drawing on our extensive knowledge of the human anatomy. We place great emphasis on the safety of our students and therefore use yoga aids to assist in the execution of challenging classical yoga poses and prevent injury.
Compared to flow yoga, we linger longer on each yoga exercise, working directly on our fascia system (you may know this from Iyengar yoga). This results in the much-cited and research-proven positive effects of yoga postures.
For us, yoga is not simply a "work-out" like in the gym, but a "work-in". Sometimes participants who come to us for the first time and have not been informed about the style of yoga we teach are a bit surprised. They are more familiar with flow yoga, where little attention is paid to alignment, or have so far only worked with YouTube videos, where you are not corrected anyway.
If you are looking for a pure physical power work-out with lots of sweat and music etc., you are wrong with us. But who wants to experience yoga, stays with us or comes back; even if it was somehow "completely different than expected"! Something just "clicked" during the class and the participants realized afterwards how good it had done them.
Not only for the body, but also on another level (usually they also feel sore muscles - "even though I didn't sweat that much!"). "Work-out" can still be done on the side at the gym or while jogging (we do that too, by the way). But when we do yoga, we do yoga!
With us you will be seen, because the group size allows us to keep an eye on all participants and to correct them individually during the class.
During the yoga class you will also learn how to connect with your heart energy. We learned this from our senior Indian Iyengar yoga teacher, Father Joe Pereira, and pass it on to our participants. As a result, you will feel a sense of inner peace in class. Over time, this feeling will flow into your outer life, bringing more peace and serenity into your life.
To learn more about what exactly Alignment Yoga is, check out our blog article: WHAT IS ALIGNMENT YOGA
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