The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali offers us tools of yoga such as the Yamas and Niyamas, ethical guiding principles on how we can skillfully maneuver through life with clear intentions and wise decision-making process.
In this workshop you will be introduced to each of these philosophical guidelines, which then will be incorporated in a 90 minutes well- balanced flow based asana practice with pranayama and room for contemplation at the end. We will explore arm balances, standing balances, back extensions and inversions. Through your yoga practice on the mat, we are encouraging the application of yogic philosophical guiding principles in our daily lives, ‘off our mat’.
The Yamas and Niyamas are means for empowerment to take ownership and responsibility of ones life and are part of the eight limbed path of Yoga (Ashtanga).
‘Yoga is designed to bring you more and more awareness of not only your body but also your thoughts. The teachings are like a detailed map telling you where you are and how to look for the next landmark. They facilitate taking ownership of your life and directing it towards the fulfillment that you seek.’ ~ Deborah Adele
All levels are welcomed
October 6, 17.30-20.00
For bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Geraldine Hardy:
Geraldine started dancing ballet in her childhood and a later stage she was fascinated with extreme sports such as snowboarding and surfing, which all resulted in various injuries. She started practicing Yoga 18 years ago and it was more about trying to create balance and ease in her body and mind after pushing herself to the limits. First Hatha Yoga, Bikram, then Ashtanga and now Vinyasa/Hatha with BelovedYoga and Svastha Yoga. Working in a Business environment for the last 16 years, Yoga has always been a great companion in her life to deal with her stress levels and active lifestyle. Eventually, she consciously decided to embark on the journey of yoga and completed RYT 200 hr certification with BelovedYoga teachers Maryam Ovissi and Jafar Alexander. Geraldine draws her inspiration for a Vinyasa Flow style from her experience in dance, while following the principles of ‘sthira sukham asanam’ (Yoga Sutra 2.46) – ‘creating the appropriate amount of effort to sustain ease in the body and mind’. Experiencing this balance ‘on the mat’ and then taking it ‘off the mat’ in our daily lives. ‘I have learned in the past years that happiness and contentment starts with working within myself first and embracing to be a student for my lifetime, while enjoying my journey. From doing to be a human being’