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    Workshops

    In addition to the Yoga Room weekly class schedule, special yoga workshops are offered throughout the year. Run by YOGA ROOM teachers and guest teachers from abroad, these sessions typically last 2-3 hours and focus on certain aspects of yoga philosophy or asana practice. Workshops are special classes and carry a separate fee.

    Spring 2019 upcoming workshops

    Full workshop details

    Learn Thaï Yoga Massage with Ramone

    In this workshop you will learn a basic 30-minute full-body Thai Massage sequence that you can use at home to heal and relax your friends, family or give your yoga students the best Savasana ever!

    Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing practice that releases physical tension from the body and calms your nervous system to create deep relaxation and energetic balance. 

    Thai Yoga Massage has many similarities to Yoga, including the use of synchronised breathing and stretching performed in a flowing sequence. 

     Sometimes called ‘lazy man’s Yoga’, due to its use of passive stretching and myofascial release techniques, a good Thai Yoga Massage actually benefits both the patient and the practitioner. 

    Always delivered with an intention of ‘Metta’ or ‘loving kindness’, Thai Massage is an excellent way to deepen relationships, learn to give and receive compassion unconditionally and listen deeply with your mid and body as you become a conduit for healing. 

    Beginning with a short partner Yoga practice to warm up you’ll work in partners to learn a simple but effective Thai Yoga Massage that will relax the whole body! 

    Don’t worry if you don’t have a partner to attend with, you can still come along and meet a partner on the day! 

    Thai Massage is always conducted fully clothed so all you’ll need to participate are your regular yoga clothes or any loose, comfortable long pants and top. 

    Open to all students*. Discount for certified Yoga Teachers. (*Please advise if you are pregnant as certain techniques are not suitable but can be adapted to keep you safe). 

     No prior experience of Yoga or Thai massage is required – just an open mind, a willingness to learn and openness to connecting with others!

     Thai Yoga massage is a fun way to bond with your partner or child and an excellent introduction to delivering hands-on assists for qualified Yoga teachers (YACEP certificate available). 

    About Ramone

    Ramone has been a student and practitioner of Thai Yoga Massage for over 18 years. Studying with masters of the tradition in both Thailand and the west Ramone loves sharing the benefits of this ancient healing practice through workshops and private sessions. 

    Tuition: 55 euros 

    Defacqz

    Date

    November 3, 2019, 10:00 am > November 3, 2019, 1:00 pm

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    Yoga & Feminism with Janna

    The workshops “Yoga for Female Empowerment“, designed by Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher, Janna Aljets, and are aimed at women who want to break free from gender norms, social pressure and explore their full potential. The practice of yoga is a powerful tool to create personal empowerment and support from sister communities. The workshops shall create a safe space for everybody and will work with asana, pranayama, music, meditation, visualizations, as well as partner exercises.

    What has yoga to do with feminism? Do we still need today feminist thinking or don’t we have equal rights already? In this workshop we want to explore the philosophical foundations and physical practices of yoga through feminist lenses. Although yoga has been for many centuries a male-only domain, the yoga practices give women a powerful tool to explore their womanhood. In this workshop we will focus on our female bodies, working on acceptance and self-esteem and devotion. Furthermore, we will use current feminist theory on queerness to overcome dualities between the sexes as well as between people. Yoga means union with all beings and for all beings, freedom and liberation for all.

    Tuition: 40€

    Defacqz

    Date

    November 9, 2019, 1:30 pm > November 9, 2019, 3:30 pm

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    Gong Bath avec Swann

    Le Gong Bath, ou bain de gongs (méditation de groupe), technique très ancienne venue d’Asie, est un bain sonore qui produit une sensation étonnante de bien-être au travers de la vibration de toute l’eau contenue dans le corps (notre corps est fait de 80% d’eau). Les vibrations sonores émises par les gongs envoient des signaux qui sont interprétés aux niveaux biologiques, énergétiques et émotionnels, indiquant aux cellules de se développer de manière homéostatique et non plus déséquilibrée. Les bains de gongs apportent une sensation intense de relaxation et de bien-être, et rééquilibrent les trajets énergétiques.

    2 sessions sont organisées:

    – 18h00-19h30

    – 20h00-21h30

    Tarif: 40€ par session

    Defacqz

    Date

    November 14, 2019, 6:00 pm > November 14, 2019, 9:30 pm

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    Kickstart Your Yoga Practice with Julia (Studio Defacqz)

    Are you new to yoga or are you interested in revisiting the basics? Kickstart your yoga practice with this beginner’s series! Over three weeks, you will develop, step-by-step, a solid foundation to feel confident walking into a drop-in yoga class. In this series, you will learn proper alignment of foundational postures. You’ll build awareness, strength and flexibility, and feel more balanced in your body and mind. You will watch as your yoga practice grows alongside other new yogis as you have fun! 

    Workshop 1: Start From The Ground Up (Sat Nov 16, 1pm-3pm)

    In the first workshop of this series, you will start by building a strong base in your yoga poses, using the strength and energy in your feet, legs and hips. Learn how to turn a passive pose into an active one by rooting down to lift up! 

    Workshop 2: Work With Your Center (Sat Nov 23, 1pm-3pm)

    In the second workshop of Jumpstart Your Yoga Practice, you will be introduced to how the core and spine function in foundational postures. Learn how to power up your core while staying tension free in other parts of your body, master basic vocabulary and refine your awareness in your abdomen, side body and back! 

    Workshop 3: Top It Up! (Sat Nov 30, 1pm-3pm)

    In the final workshop of the series, we will expand on the content developed in the first two workshops and learn the primary actions of the shoulders, arms and neck in most foundational postures, especially those found in sun salutations. You will put together all that you have learned and leave feeling ready for a drop-in yoga class!

    Tuition

    Individual Session: 40 euros

    Full Series: 100 euros

     

    Defacqz

    Date

    November 16, 2019, 1:00 pm > November 30, 2019, 3:00 pm

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    Meditation, Yin & Sound - Inner Silence Workshop with Shannon & Brian (Studio Defacqz)

    Needing deep relaxation for your mind, body and inner nervous system? Keen to learn meditation tools to take home for everyday practice or to deepen your yoga practice? Interested to go inward through yin yoga with the body, and be deeply soothed by the pure sounds of one of a kind crystal alchemy bowls?

    We have all this for you and more!

    Lama Brian and Shannon van Staden will share their knowledge and tools of shamatha meditation, yin yoga for the nervous system and the exceptional healing medicine of sound through exquisite crystal bowls.

    Lama Brian will share profound teachings and philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism along with short guided meditations to help you start, or deepen, your own home practice.

    Shannon van Staden will then take you through a guided yin yoga practice weaving in meditation teachings and breath connection. The session will end with a long healing sound bath to deepen the relaxation that you have acquired through the practice of guided meditation and yin yoga.

    Take home the memories, skills and practices to support you in your daily life. There will be handouts and recorded talks for you to enjoy at your leisure.

    Open to students of all levels.

    Tuition: 40 EUR

    Defacqz

    Date

    November 17, 2019, 1:30 pm > November 17, 2019, 3:30 pm

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    Meditation, Yin & Sound - Inner Silence Workshop with Shannon & Brian (Studio Plasky)

    Needing deep relaxation for your mind, body and inner nervous system? Keen to learn meditation tools to take home for everyday practice or to deepen your yoga practice? Interested to go inward through yin yoga with the body, and be deeply soothed by the pure sounds of one of a kind crystal alchemy bowls?

    We have all this for you and more!

    Lama Brian and Shannon van Staden will share their knowledge and tools of shamatha meditation, yin yoga for the nervous system and the exceptional healing medicine of sound through exquisite crystal bowls.

    Lama Brian will share profound teachings and philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism along with short guided meditations to help you start, or deepen, your own home practice.

    Shannon van Staden will then take you through a guided yin yoga practice weaving in meditation teachings and breath connection. The session will end with a long healing sound bath to deepen the relaxation that you have acquired through the practice of guided meditation and yin yoga.

    Take home the memories, skills and practices to support you in your daily life. There will be handouts and recorded talks for you to enjoy at your leisure.

    Open to students of all levels.

    Tuition: 40 EUR

    Plasky

    Date

    November 24, 2019, 1:30 pm > November 24, 2019, 3:30 pm

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    The Art and Science of Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes with Mark Stephens

     

    About the workshop

    The art and science of sequencing invites us to design yoga classes that embody the essence of yoga, are a creative expression of the teacher, and informed by the insights of functional anatomy and biomechanics. Much like a dance choreographer, we learn to create classes that are beautiful in both their inner and outer aesthetics, empowering students to cultivate a sustainable practice. This approach avoids the irrational sequencing and related repetitive stress problems found in pre-set sequence methods such as Ashtanga Vinyasa and Bikram while giving structure to classes that can be random in their creativity.

    Thus, this immersion focuses on designing the classes in a way that is shaped by the basic principles of sequencing, beginning with Krishnamacharya’s concepts of Vinyasa Krama and Pratikriyasana. We will design classes for different levels of ability, different areas of practice (for example, heart opening, hip opening, balancing, deeply relaxing, etc.), and other varied conditions and intentions. The workshop series consists of 10 sessions given in 4 days. Sessions can be followed individually and there is a group package for all 10 sessions. 

     

    About the teacher

    Mark is a dedicated yoga student whose personal experience of yoga’s promise to make life better inspires him to share the practice through teaching and scholarly writing. Described by Yoga Journal as “the teacher’s teacher,” he is a Certified Yoga Therapist, member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and author of the international bestsellers Teaching Yoga, Yoga Sequencing, Yoga Adjustments, and Yoga Therapy, now in nine languages. His newest book is Yoga for Better Sleep. 

    Mark is presently writing Yoga Myths, which explores folklore, fantasy, and science fiction in the histories, philosophies, and practices of yoga. From devoted personal practice, deep study of yoga history and philosophy, human anatomy and physiology, social and interpersonal dynamics, and eastern and western theories of being and consciousness, he brings a non-dogmatic, accessible, and integrated perspective to yoga therapy that makes yoga a more refined resource for healthy living.

    Practicing yoga daily since 1991 and teaching since 1996, Mark draws from his prior years in academia, as an education consultant, and as a progressive social change activist to create practical resources for yoga teachers and therapists. In 1997, he founded Yoga Inside Foundation, establishing therapeutic yoga programs in over 300 schools, treatment centers, and prisons across North America, for which he received Yoga Journal’s 1st Annual Karma Yoga Award. Mark lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California and teaches globally. 

     

    Thursday, 28 Nov

    9:00-12:30: Sequencing Theory, Principles, and Practices

    In this foundational session, Mark will present the theory and principles of sequencing as a distillation of ancient to modern yoga experience and contemporary understandings of how the bodymind most naturally and sustainably opens, stabilizes, and balances. We will look closely at the interrelations of asanas in making creative choices in designing amazing and transformational yoga classes.

    Tuition: 60€

     

    13:30 – 17:30 Sequencing for Basic Classes

    In this session, we will design yoga classes for beginning level students. Applying the concepts and sensibilities from the foundational session, we will collaboratively and creatively design these classes focusing on a balanced practice that is accessible to new students.

    Tuition: 60€

     

    18:00 – 20:00 Masterclass All Level: Healthy Backs, Open Hearts

    Fear of moving into the unknown is just one of the many challenges of backbending. Restriction in the spine, tightness in the shoulders, hips and groins, and weakness in the arms, legs and abdominal core all contribute to the difficulties one might encounter in stretching and opening the front of the body. At the heart of it all is the heart and a lifetime of embodied experience – every joy, trauma, hope and dream from childhood to the present moment pulsating inside to the rhythm of the heartbeat.

    This workshop will utilize a variety of techniques – including heart-centered guided meditation, core integration, hip & groin openers, shoulder openers and spinal twists – to help you move safely and joyfully into a deeper back bending, heart opening practice. Mark will highlight the functional anatomy and biomechanics of movement and positioning that most lend to stability, ease, and opening more deeply to it all. (Prior knowledge of anatomy is not required.)

    Tuition: 40€

     

    Friday, 29 Nov

    9:00 – 12:30 Sequencing for Intermediate Level Classes – Part I

    This session focuses on designing classes for intermediate-level experienced students with a focus on heart opening back bends. 

    Tuition: 60€

     

    13:30-17:30 Sequencing for Intermediate Level Classes – Part II

    This session focuses on designing classes for intermediate-level experienced students with a focus on deep hip openers and forward bends. 

    Tuition: 60€ 

     

    Saturday, 30 Nov

    9:00 – 11:30 All Levels Dynamic Master Class: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation

    Every yoga asana has an intrinsic beauty and integrity that can be more deeply revealed and polished by how it is approached on the path of a class. In many classes, asanas are taught as if in static separation from one another, while in other classes steady movement can distort the integrity of each asana. In dynamic approaches to yoga, we move steadily between the asanas, sometimes holding asanas and sometimes flowing through them. How we move, how we hold, and how we transition from movement to holding to more movement profoundly affects our experience of the practice. 

    In this masterclass, we will focus on making conscious transitions, exploring how the alignment qualities and energetic actions in one asana affects how we come to next asana. We will explore specific techniques for making transitions in ways that deepen the experience of the asanas while ensuring they are practiced safely and sustainably. We will begin and end with guided meditation and pranayama, exploring different techniques for cultivating energy and opening to clearer awareness.

    Tuition: 60€

     

    13:00-17:30 Sequencing Core Integrity, Open Hips, and Arm Balances 

    Arm balances simultaneously require and help us to develop strength, flexibility, focus and openness. These qualities are heightened when movement into the pose involves hip mobility. More concentrated mental focus is harnessed when then moving into poses involving steadier balance, such as Adho Mukha Svanasana (Handstand) and Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Balance). Practicing these asana sequences safely and consciously leads to equanimity, confidence and personal freedom well beyond the mat.

    In this session, we will design classes that open the hips and awaken the core in ways that make arm support and arm balancing asanas easier, safer, and more enjoyable, with ample time to explore each arm-intensive asana.

    Tuition: 60€

     

    18:00-19:30 Heart Centered Meditation for Self-Transformation

    Why are you here? What are you doing? How are your basic intentions manifested in your life? Do you want to live in the most magnificent way you can? This evening class starts with a brief talk on living with greater clarity and purpose, then uses a series of heart-centered meditations to reveal and transcend self-limitation. Open to all.

    Tuition: 40€

     

    Sunday, 1 Dec

    9:00 – 11:30 Deep Release of Tension, Deep Awakening of Awareness

    Most of us experience some (or a lot of) stress as a normal part of living in the modern world, with much of that stress experienced in the body as well as the mind. Part of the sublime beauty of yoga is in its seemingly magical way of making us feel better everywhere. Yoga helps us learn how stress gets embodied in our tissues and how to let it go. 

    In this master class, we will explore a variety of asanas along with pranayama and mediation to deeply relax and release embodied tension. We will start with a 15-minute talk on the nature of embodied tension and the specific yogic techniques for relieving it and replacing it with embodied consciousness. Open to all levels.

    Tuition: 60€

     

    13:00 – 17:30 Sequencing for Deep Release of Tension

    This sequencing session focuses are designing classes for the deep release of embodied tension. Applying the concepts and sensibilities from the foundational session, we will collaboratively and creatively design classes focusing on the release of tension in the shoulders, neck, torso, and hips. day, we will review, critique, and refine the classes that we collaboratively design.

    Tuition: 60€

     

    Full Event Tuition (10 Sessions): 475€

    Plasky

    Date

    November 28, 2019, 1:30 pm > December 1, 2019, 5:30 pm

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    Happy Hour: Rocket III with Catherine

    This 2.5 hour class will allow you to experience a full Rocket IIIyoga practice.

    Yoga Room offers one Rocket I and Rocket II class each week. This Rocket III class is a strong and complete sequence. The sequence combines all postures from the Rocket I and Rocket II series and will give the students the opportunity to deepen their practice and challenge themselves. Known as the « Happy Hour » by Rocketeers all over the world, the Rocket III routine offers both the hard and soft forms of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in a clear and complete sequence. It offers both soothing forward folds and stimulating backbends.
    Catherine will lead the students throughout the full sequence, giving them tips and assistance, encouraging them to practice their handstands when possible. This special class will leave the students feeling refreshed and balanced for the rest of the week!

    Open to: Intermediate / Advanced

    Tuition: 40 EUR

    Defacqz

    Date

    December 7, 2019, 4:15 pm > December 7, 2019, 6:45 pm

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    Matinées Intensives: Approfondissement de l'Ashtanga Yoga avec Sergine

    L’Ashtanga Yoga est une merveilleuse et très fine méthode de Yoga dynamique provenant du Sud de l’Inde.

    Ses caractéristiques principales sont:

    – Le contrôle du plancher pelvien Mulabandha
    – Une respiration profonde de type Ujjãyi
    – La concentration du regard Drishti
    – Des mouvements dynamiques de liaison entre les postures Vinyasa

    L’activité physique intense amène graduellement le pratiquant à un haut niveau d’énergie. En synchronisant le contrôle postural et respiratoire avec des mouvements dynamiques, l’Ashtanga donne au pratiquant une harmonie dans le développement de ses forces physiques, psychiques et spirituelles.

    Lors des cours d’1h30, c’est le rythme qui prédomine dans le déroulement de la série.
    Lors de ces matinées intensives, Sergine vous propose de développer un travail en profondeur:

    – sur la respiration et la prise des bandhas.
    – sur la compréhension des asanas.
    – sur la conscience de son propre corps.
    – sur la pratique en harmonie avec le rythme respiratoire.

    Le chemin est plus important que la posture en elle-même. Mais encore faut-il ressentir et percevoir la bonne direction qui permet de développer ses possibilités corporelles dans le respect de soi-même.

    Les postures, tout comme les vinyasa, seront expliqués, décortiqués. Des alternatives seront proposées en fonction des différentes problématiques.

    C’est dans ce travail d’unification entre le mouvement, la concentration, le rythme respiratoire que naît une mélodie posturale qui conduit à la méditation.

    La matinée du samedi – « Yoga Chikitsa », la 1ère série, est ouverte à tous, sauf aux trop débutants en yoga.

    La matinée du dimanche – découverte de « Nadi Shodhana » s’adresse à ceux qui ont déjà une pratique régulière de la 1ère série d’Ashtanga

    « Do your practice and all is coming » – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

    Prix: 50 EUR / session, 80 EUR / weekend

    Defacqz

    Date

    December 21, 2019, 9:00 am > December 22, 2019, 12:00 pm

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