Introduction to Yoga (3 hr)
starts Sunday 07 january 2024 at 15:00
15:00-18:00. Taught in English, this program provides a step-by-step introduction to basic hatha yoga practices followed by a discussion on yoga theory so that the beginning student can understand the physical practice within the context of yoga as a whole.
On a theoretical level, the student is introduced to:
- the four paths of yoga: karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, raja yoga
- what is hatha yoga
- prana, chakras and kundalini
On a practical level, the student learns:
- the mechanics of proper breathing
- the sun salutation
- some of the basic postures of the Sivananda system
- proper relaxation
- yogic meditation
While most of our courses are suitable for complete beginners, this program is a way to make a smooth transition into the weekly courses.
Early-bird until December 31st is €50. Normal price is €60.
Style: Intro to Sivananda Yoga
This program takes the beginning student through the 12 basic postures of the Sivananda system as well as the sun salutation and breathing practices in detail. In addition, philosophical principles of yoga are explored to provide the student with a solid foundation both in posture and philosophy. Go to the Intro to Sivananda yoga page.
Teacher: Fredric Bender
Fredric has been teaching yoga for 30 years and has been co-director of Centre de Yoga - La Source since 1995. He started yoga in 1987 and took the Sivananda teachers training in 1990. Due to his own back injuries before yoga, he developed a sequence of yoga variations that form the cornerstone of his popular lower back yoga program. In 2006, he organized and completed a 4-year 500-hour teacher training program in the Nidrā Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism with André Riehl which was completed in 2010. Featured on the cover of Luxembourg's Revue Magazine for an interview on yoga meditation and invited to lead meditation programs at Fortune 500 companies' global retreats. Please read his articles on yoga in our "Learning Corner". Go to Fredric's page.
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