Minimalist Yoga is based on Hatha Yoga and helps you improve your own practice by becoming mindful on many levels of attention.
Get to know your own body better:
During these six classes, you will learn how to move your body in respect with your natural anatomical structure. You will learn how the breath can expand your vital force in your body and mind. You will experience the vastness of your inside space. As a tangible result you will gain flexibility in your body and a healthier and stronger spine.
What will you do in each class:
Each class begins with a short meditation aligning the Body-Mind with your natural breath, as well you will learn how to master the guided breath (Pranayama). The class moves on gradually to prepare your body for the poses guiding you into a routine of movement repetitions called Kriya. Then I will guide you step by step into the Yoga poses (Asana) paying attention to precision in execution, alignment, and posture. I will deconstruct the sequences deepening in positions, learning how to engage muscles tone staying released and open, with fluid and buoyant movements to loosen the joints and muscles to contrast any stiffness you might have. We end each practice with a guided relaxation meditation. My hope is that you find peace, and feel regenerated at the end of each class practice becoming centered and ready to move on with your purpose in life.
Benefits of Minimalist Yoga:
· Learn about simple mechanics of the breath gaining depth to contrast to a congested diaphragm
· Improve mobility and flexibility gaining a good posture and grace to contrast to stiffness
· Calm and center your mind gaining awareness and a great sense of peace to contrast to anxiety
· Gain skills into a larger scale of movement possibilities to contrast to similarity and repetitive daily movement habits
Who is Minimalist Yoga For:
I created this course for people who are seeking to clear their minds about their own practice routine. This course is for all levels. It can be for absolute beginners and intermediate students who will be led step by step in this body and mind journey. I can also recommend this class for advanced who wish to slow down and learn about the essence and details of postures, sequences and movement and discover a different approach to what they already know about Yoga. I believe and wish that my guidance will support and inspire you, and that you will integrate Minimalist Yoga into your own practice.
It is important and essential that more people can find space for personal spiritual practices, with the purpose that individual practice can positively feed the collective consciousness!
ABOUT MY PASSION AND GUIDANCE:
I have been practicing Hatha Yoga for 15 years and I have been teaching for 8 years, mastering my own personal practice based on my body and mind awareness as a dancer. I lead with simplicity, loving, being, essence and minimalism. In addition to yoga and dance I have practiced Martial Arts. I have a thorough knowledge of the body and anatomy. I have had experience working with patients suffering from chronic pain in hospitals. I take care in supporting anyone who wants to work on themselves and their well-being.
COURSE GENERAL STRUCTURE:
Preview class: gives a general idea of the longer class (28:30)
Class 1: The first class is a gentle introduction into the practice introducing the routine. Short meditation, preparation and warm up for the poses called Kriya. Introduction of the guided breath into 3 phases. Standing basic sequence focusing on the spine and coccyx-head relation. Ganesha Mudra for a healthy heart and lungs mastering trust and courage. (Props: a pillow or blanket, 53:00)
Class 2: Gradually you become more aware of the importance of the routine with short meditation, mastering the mechanism of the guided breath, Kriya preparation for poses. A sequence for spine and hips mobility, core position Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Asana) and a sequence for the lower limbs flexibility with 2 blocks or two books as support if needed. Relaxation in Shavasana. (Props: pillow or blanket and 2 blocks or books, 43:18)
Class 3: Starts with the routine (breath and Kriya). Lay down and core pose is The Bridge (Setu Bhandasana). Standing arms and shoulders coordination, repetition of lower limbs sequence (class 2) with flow. Relaxation in Baddha Konasana with supports (blocks and pillows). (Props: pillow or blanket and 2 blocks or books, 37:00)
Class 4: Start with the routine (breath and Kriya). This class is focused on lateral flections in sitting and standing poses, with repetition of sequence focusing on the spine and coccyx-head relation. Core pose is Trikonasana with a strong core and lots of upper chest mobility. We build strength contemplating the practice in the mountain (Tadasana), this pose has the power to align the mind to the hearth and the rest of the body (Tools: pillow or blanket, 50:09).
Class 5: Starts with the routine (meditation, breath and Kriya). This class is focused on the sequence Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara). In preparation for the sequence the core pose is The Cobra (Bhujangasana) very beneficial for the spine and mind clearing. Followed by an activating sequence which will boost your strength. Sun Salutation sequence will be guided with breath coordination, with a loose and fluid movement quality. Ends with contemplation and relaxation in Shavasana. (Props: a pillow or blanket and a band, 54:58)
Class 6: The last class will start again with the routine (meditation, breath and Kriya). This class focuses on torsion in the spine and spirals. You will practice different spiraling poses with torsion in the upper and lower back from sitting poses to standing poses. Torsion vitalizes the spine for a healthy back channelling the energy from the sit bone to the top of the head (Kundalini). Ending and closing the circle Minimal Yoga course with contemplation and final relaxation in Shavasana. (Props: a pillow, 48:34)
Original music in each class by Mikronesia.