Originating in India, yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that creates a union of the body, mind and spirit. Yoga helps you to relax, relieve stress, and build strength and flexibility through physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques, and meditation. All classes are well suited for beginners. If you are not familiar with yoga, you will be able to participate in the exercises. Mats, straps and blocks are provided.
Hatha and Yin Yoga, Thursday 3.6-29.7 (no class 1.7)
Hatha (gentle & relaxing) 17.30-18.45
In this yoga class, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement. Full-body relaxation and balance are the goals, as we make a full circuit of the body’s range of motion with standing postures, twists, backbends, forward folds, and hip openers. Basic: Class recommended for any level student; beginners welcomed!
Yin (passive & restorative) 19.15-20.30
Enjoy the feelings of rejuvenation and steadiness that arise from a Yin Yoga practice as you slow down, move from noise to silence, from agitation to calm, from complexity to simplicity. This practice integrates the ancient Yoga teachings with Meridian Theory as taught in Chinese Medicine. Engage the body’s natural healing power as you actively nourish and harmonize the body’s vital life force or chi. As the whole body rests and opens with long held poses, the natural healing power of chi is used to rejuvenate and repair the area of focus. Basic: Class recommended for any level student; beginners welcomed!
Teacher: Kati Torkko, www.katimandala.fi
– The whole summer 80€ (hatha or yin)
– One month 45€ (hatha or yin); if both hatha and yin then 80€.
– 6 x 60€ (free choice, valid 3.6-29.7)
– 1 x 12€ (train customers 10€)
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Yoga Flow (dates coming soon)
In these flow yoga classes, we use our breath to move continuously from one asana to another We focus on strength, endurance and breathing to balance the energies in the body. This practice involves listening to and respecting our body. The class is perfect for yoga practitioners of all levels.
Teacher: Sandra Haukka (in English)
Price: 1 x 12€ (train customers 10€)
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Vitality and Energy from Qigong Exercise, Wednesday, 26.5.2021, 18:00-20:00
Over the course of two hours, we will do a few easy qigong exercises that will wonderfully open your body’s channels and give you new vitality. We focus on qigong exercises that are best suited for spring and summer so that the exercises balance us even considering the seasons. One can come along even if one does not know any qigong exercises i.e. the movements are easy to learn. Although the movements are mainly done while standing, we allow time for relaxation.
What is Qigong? It uses breathing techniques, gentle movements and meditation to cleanse, strengthen and intensify the energy of life (Qi / chi). Practicing qigong improves health, increases vitality and calms the mind.
Yoga for the Summer Season, Saturday, 19.6.2021, 11:00-13:00
Over the course of two hours, we will do yoga exercises to help stay balanced in the summer, as well as get food and lifestyle tips for the summer season according to the teachings of Sowa rigpa and Ayurveda.
Teacher: Kati Torkko (in Finnish), www.katimandalayoga.fi
Price: 40 € (payment link can be found on Kati’s website)
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FULL MOON RETREAT, 20-22.8.2021
Blue Moon, yoga, well-being, creativity, crystals, pampering massage, meditation (including drum mediation), qigong, full moon ceremony, dream manifestation, two nights on the magical Oriental express themed train, like-minded company, and relaxation. Who wants to join this wonderful full moon retreat in August?
Retreat director: Kati Torkko
Price: Participation fee 449 € (includes the program, accommodation in a shared room, meals, workshop equipment).
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