Did you know that the stiffest muscle of your body is in your mind?
We are mostly limited by our mind. By learning to ease and relax your mind you will find freedom in your body and flow with lightness in your practice. Learn a unique approach which integrates the tools of Mindfulness into the physical practice of Yoga for ALL LEVELS!
Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic and flowing Yoga using free body sequencing, in movement or in stasis. Guided by the rhythm of each breath, deep and conscious it becomes one big flowing sequence done with awarness and joy, a moving meditation.
This approach includes many variations of Asanas. The use of successive placement of the body permits to go deeper into the final Asana and allows a precise understanding from a new point of view. Each Yoga session will go deeper in the flow and will be different.
With a practical step by step program, you will practice a wide variety of Asanas, learn to correct your alignement, guided by hands on adjustments from the teacher.
In a week’s time you will feel taller, built up stamina and a stable core strengh. You will learn to release tensions and practice with tranquility and ease.
Suitable for all: the classes are designed in such a way that both the beginners and the regular practicioner will benefit from the Yoga cours. Suitable variations are always proposed along the way.
As the days will pass, the rhythm of the class and the number of the Asanas will increase. But each student is invited to keep listening to the energy of the moment, practicing within their own body’s limitations, with no expectations of what could (or could not) be done before.
Opale is very attentive at the correct placement of your body in the posture, to avoid pain and physical problems caused by improper alignement. She considers the practice of Yoga as an essential tool to cure oneself.
WEEK’S PROGRAM: each day we will have a point of focus.
Day 1: Introduction to the breathing technique, Udhjaï Breath, applied to flowing Vinyasas and simple Asanas. Introduction to mouvement initiating from the Bandhas.
Day 2: Introduction to the correct placement of the weight on the feet. Emphasis on the foundation of the Standing Asanas, and where to place mind’s attention.
Day 3: Introduction of the tools of Mindfulness and how to integrate them in our Yoga practice, and further ahead in our daily life.
Day 4: Emphasis on backbending Asanas, and how to release tensions in the lower back. Preparation for Urdva Danurasana, the posture of the wheel.
Day 5: Emphasis on letting go and surrendering, with forward bends and hips opening Asanas. Travelling inwards deeper, towards our inner space. Practice of Yin Yoga.
Day 6: Worship with emphasis on correct alignement of side stretch Asanas. And bringing together all the hints of the week’s teachings.
IN EACH CLASS, you will practice:
–PRANAYAMA :with various breathing exercises you will learn to raise your awarness of the Here and Now.
–Mindfulness MEDITATION, where you will be invited to observe the different mind states, and to create an aware connection between your body and your mind.
–ASANAS, standing, sitting and lying postures, to tone and stretch your body, working on both your stamina and flexibility. All Asanas will be practiced from a Mindfulness approach point of view, integrating the tools of Mindfulness into the practice of the postures and the flowing transitions between them.
PILATES exercises to strenghen your abdominals, your back and gluteus,
–INVERTED Asanas, to shoote and calm your nervous system, done with warns and care.
-Deep and guided RELAXATION.