Anapnoe Yoga Mandala of Practices
Experience inner and outer alignment, and energetic flow from within
We teach how to practice yoga, what to practice and the purpose and principles that support that process- our approach is Integral, Anatomical, Bio Energetic and Therapeutic.
To familiarize yourself with the different styles and to find a class that suits you best, please check out the style descriptions below. Anapnoe Yoga Shala offers yoga for 3 different levels of experience: Beginners & Beyond, Intermediate, Advanced,
Ashtanga inspired Vinyasa yoga practice. Through deep Ujjayi breathing & rhythmic sequencing that is empowering and strengthening we move in variations of Sun salutations, integrating all the groups of Asana. We create heat in the body-detoxifying, focusing the mind and attaining flexibility, centering, expansion, freedom and equanimity. Ujjayi Pranayama’s experience is required to follow this practice. Advanced Practice level-3.
Sārayoga is a rejuvenating fluid movement Vinyasa Practice. A slow, cooling & watery flow that induces focus inward, and unwinding. A Krama sequencing of meditative movements guided by the long, deep breathing. We allow the body to flow intuitively, encouraging natural movement. Inherent bio-energetic alignment, Pranayama & Meditation are integrated within the practice. Free flow is indispensable to balance your practice. Intermediate level and beyond Level2-3.
In this Astanga Vinyasa Yoga class the teacher leads through part of the Primary Series: Moving with attention and aligning the body-mind to the deep rythmic breath. Bandhas and Ujjayi Pranayama’s experience is required to follow this practice & traditional 8 limb Yoga System. Intermediate level Level-2.
Mysore Style is the traditional way to learn the Astanga practice as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in Mysore. The class is not led. The yogin walks into a quiet room, lays down the mat. As he works his way through the practice from pose to pose each student receives guidance from the teacher, so that the practice is learned slowly and progressively one posture at a time. Intermediate level.
In Hatha Yoga classes the emphasis lies on strengthening aligning, grounding, concentration and breathing. In every class we explore all groups of asana creating full body transformation, circulation and centering. This classes balance the body- mind and induce deep peace. Pranayama is integrated in the practice. Ideal before sitting meditation. Beginner level and beyond.
Transformational Yoga is an Integral approach to physical health, emotional balance, mental and spiritual clarity founded and created by Swami Vidyanand.. This Traditional Hatha Yoga is an Integral purification practice that addresses all layers of the individual-mental emotional,physical and spiritual- it deeply detoxifies. Chakra work, Pranayama, Mantra, Yoga Nidra and Meditation are integrated within the practice. Beginner level and beyond.
Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas. B.K.S. Beginner level and beyond.
Therapeutics is a physical therapy based program to restore balance to your system, take care of injuries and heal the body. To address unbalances and specific issues like shoulders, neck and back problems as well as Insomnia, Diabetes & Menopause issues. Best for beginners, and anyone whose health is a limitation to their evolution. Beginner level and beyond.
Pranayama is the practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana, or vital life force. There are many pranayamas, breathing techniques and sequences. Pranayama techniques should be always supervised by an experienced teacher as the breath affects directly the nervous system and if not practced properly can cause serious unbalances. Beginner level and beyond.
Integral Meditation is the process by which observation is developed. It is the constant focusing and refocusing—moment to moment—on the object of awareness. This means directing full awareness upon the object of attention: It helps us to be more detailed employees, better friends, and more attentive parents. Developing this skill weaves a translucent thread of lucidity throughout the fabric of our existence. But most importantly, it allows the fullest expression of ourselves and authentic aspects of our being that we haven’t connected with in a very long time. Best for everyone.
A deep restorative Yogic Sleep and transformative relaxation guided session that brings the individual into a space of greater awareness. Visualization is integrated within the practice. Best for those wanting to reduce stress and rejuvenate and restore balance.
A non salutations practice – mainly mat practice – slow, relaxing, cooling and rejuvenating. A practice of Embodiment, perfect complement to the dynamic practices. It stimulates and heals the deeper connective tissues. It works the deeper levels of the body- mind the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones and balances the energetic channels, meridians, nerves and blood circulation system. A healing Practice characterized by the long held, passive nature of the posture which gives time for a deeper journey to unfold, into the meditative aspects of yoga. A bridge to living life consciously. Suitable for anyone with injuries, pregnancy, conditions, or just interested in moving slowly and release stress. Beginners level & beyond (best for All Levels).
There is something so beautiful and honest about dancing. It connects us deeply to our body and self, brings back laughter and joy. Fills the body with air and vitality. Through the body we can meet and express our life stories, in a lighter and more friendly way. In this class we go to a playful place of discovering and expressing simple movement, like kids. We give our self time to listen and find our unique and authentic movement, from a place of less effort and resistance.In this way we connect to natural waves of inspiration, moving from the heart. Best for everyone who wants to expand and flow.
AntiGravity Yoga provides a workout that allows you to stretch and strengthen without over-stressing your joints or compressing your vertebrae with the hammock, a swath of silky fabric that acts as your support system. Using the hammock, you learn to invert and hang suspended in the air. Moves are derived from Pilates, dance, and calisthenics, in addition to yoga. It is advised that you practice on a empty stomach. Aerial yoga has inverting, spinning, and pressure of the hammock on your abdomen. Long pants and a shirt with sleeves are must-haves, since the hammock can dig into your arms and legs under the weight of your body. Those with certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma and high blood pressure, are advised not to undertake this practice. Beginner level and beyond.
When you embark on the journey of pregnancy and birth, you enter a time of major life change, which also has the capacity to transform your way of being at every level. Yoga is of great practical assistance during this time, because its techniques of breath, movement, meditation and relaxation support your adaptation to pregnancy with ease and comfort and can help women encounter the adventure of mothering in a spirit of acceptance and joy. Personal Sessions & small groups on request.
Being fully immersed in the shaking and dancing of the first two stages helps to “melt” the rock-like being, wherever the energy flow has been repressed and blocked. Then that energy can flow, through dance and be transformed into bliss and joy. The last two stages enable all this energy to flow vertically, to move upwards into silence. It is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go at the end of the day.
Prana Bodywork program is a body enhancement system of exercise involving frequent repetition of small muscular movements, and deep breathing, designed to improve muscle tone. Exercising the deeper muscles also leads to improved posture and sculpts the body. Combined with a healthy diet stimulates weight loss.
Face yoga is a series of exercises that relax, tone, and stretch the muscles of the face and ultimately smoothe those tension filled expressions we make every day. Relaxing the facial muscles, where we hold tension – like the jaw, brow, and forehead – applying pressure with our fingertips or making certain facial expressions, gives us a natural face lift and a calm expression.