Discover the Essence & Magic of Ashtanga Yoga with Chiara Castellan

Let Chiara encourage you to transform your practice into a moving meditation. This 3-hour workshop will teach you techniques that will allow you to feel new dimensions in your movements. The technical focus of this afternoon is on backbends and inversions.

Chiara was born and raised in Zurich, and studied architecture there at ETH. She has been exploring yoga since 1995 and teaching since 2006. Chiara is an authorized level 2 Ashtanga yoga teacher. She travels to India annually to learn from her teacher R. Sharath Jois at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. In 2011 she had the unique opportunity to assist him in Mysore. At Sanskrit University, she regularly studies yoga philosophy, chanting and Sanskrit. On her yoga path Chiara has met eminent yogis from all over the world who inspired her and taught her many things. In 2006 she completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Zurich, and the following year the Advanced Teacher Training in Iyengar Yoga. She incorporates this knowledge into her Ashtanga Yoga classes.

Chiara Castellan will teach this workshop on Saturday afternoon October 21, 2023 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.

This workshop deepens your understanding of the practice and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga. The correct combination of asana, breathing and dristhi is the foundation of Ashtanga Yoga practice. The correct alignment of the body in the poses will be gone through in detail, thus we create a balance between lightness and firmness, descending and ascending. Likewise, slow and balanced breathing is key to health, strength and vitality. An important part of this breathing is the activation of mula and uddiyana bandha. When mula bandha is established correctly, we also control our mind. Through this method, experience how the movement merges with the breath, the energy carries the body seemingly effortlessly, and the concentration is guided from the outer to the inner. Feel what a solid and serene practice, accompanied by calm and steady breathing, means: called ‘sthira sukham asanam’.

Practitioners of all levels and styles are welcome.

The workshop will be taught in German and English.

The cost is CHF 90.-

The number of participants is limited.

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Discover the Essence & Magic of Ashtanga Yoga with Chiara Castellan

Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm

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