Workshops

Cultivate the joy of being – A Morning Immersion with Manuela Peverelli

In this morning Immersion from Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 9, 2024, we rediscover our maybe forgotten childlike lightheartedness and simple joy of being.

Ashtanga Yoga Workshops and Classes with Tim Feldmann

From August 9, through 11, 2024 AIRYOGA welcomes renowned Ashtanga yoga teacher Tim Feldmann for the second time. You may look forward to five exciting sessions.

Yoga Nidra Workshop with Adrian Wirth

In his workshop on Sunday afternoon of August 24, 2024, AIRYOGA teacher Adrian Wirth will offer careful introduction into the practice of Yoga Nidra.

Jivamukti Yoga Workshop with Yogeswari

World-renowned Jivamukti Yoga teacher Yogeswari comes back to AIRYOGA! Join her for three workshops from August 30, through September 1, 2024 on how to create peace/equilibrium in a polarized world.

immersion with Natalija Fallocca – Cleanse & Recharge

An immersion for experienced practitioners to dive deep into a grounding and nurturing Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation practice from Monday, September 16, through Friday, September 20, 2024.

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Chiara Castellan

On Sunday, September 29, 2024, you will have the opportunity to explore Nadi Shodhana, the mystical and energetic world of Ashtanga Yoga.

From Many to One – A Workshop with Manuela Peverelli

How do we find our way back to unity from a state of inner fragmentation?
This workshop on Sunday, October 6, 2024 will provide some answers and tools.

The Sound of Peace – A Workshop with Kirbanu

On Saturday, October 26, 2024, we will embark on a transformative journey to inner peace and equanimity with meditations, pranayama, gentle Yin Yoga and healing mantra sound.

The Practice for everyone with Mirjam Haymann

A deeper and longer practice on Sunday, October 27, 2024 for a retreat from everyday life.

Cultivate the joy of being – A Morning Immersion with Manuela Peverelli

This Summer-Morning Immersion invites you to welcome the day in silence and let it unfold consciously.

Together we’ll evoke strength and explore the potential inner spaciousness in a mindful flow of movements. With a compassionate and playful attitude, we go against the grain of hindering and tightening patterns, may they be mental or physical. In this light and yet dedicated approach, we rediscover our maybe forgotten childlike lightheartedness and simple joy of being.

The immersion is suitable for experienced yoga practitioners.

DATE
Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 9, 2024
each day from 7:30 am to 10:15 am

LOCATION
AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich

TEACHER
Manuela Peverelli

LANGUAGE
German

COST
CHF 335.- for five mornings (13.75 hours total)

INFO
The immersion is bookable only as a whole program.
Space is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
For any questions, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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Ashtanga Yoga Workshops and Classes with Tim Feldmann

Just as music without proper pitch and rhythm will not give happiness,
yogasana without the observance of vinyasa will not give health.
Srivatsa Ramaswama

Tim Feldmann is cherished worldwide for his fun, disciplined and detailed pursuit of authentic yoga and his compassionately effective touch. He demonstrates how practice, study, steadiness and devotion are the means to powerful transformation both inside and outside of us.
At AIRYOGA, Tim will offer one Primary Series led class, two Ashtanga Mysore Style classes and two inspiring workshops.

DATES
Friday, August 9, 2024 – Led class (Primary Series), Yoga Talk and Q&A
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, August 10, 2024
8:00 am to 10:00 am – Mysore class
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm – Workshop

Sunday, August 11, 2024
8:15 am to 10:15 am – Mysore class
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Workshop

LOCATION
AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich

TEACHER
Tim Feldmann

LANGUAGE
English

COST
Friday: Evening workshop CHF 70.-

Saturday: Mysore class CHF 40.- / Afternoon workshop CHF 90.- / Full day CHF 120.-

Sunday: Mysore class CHF 40.- / Afternoon workshop CHF 60.- / Full day CHF 90.-

All five sessions (11.5 hours total) CHF 280.-

INFO
The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
For any questions, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Adrian Wirth

Yoga Nidra – „the sleep of the yogi“ – originates in the yoga traditions of the Himalaya. Swami Satyananda Saraswati from the Bihar School of Yoga in India and Swami Rama, who founded the Himalayan Institute, have both systematized such a practice.

The origin of Yoga Nidra is a Tantric practice called Nyasa, which means “to place“. The awareness is placed in the body in different ways. Yoga Nidra is a highly efficient method of deep relaxation that helps us to completely relax and regenerate on a physical, mental and emotional level. At the same time it is vitalizing and gently invigorating, the mind becomes fresh and clear.

This technique is suitable for everyone and it is very simple. It’s ideal for all the “high performance people” among us who are constantly under pressure; they will draw great benefit.
However, the original and true purpose is a spiritual one: This practice allows you deep insights in the nature of your consciousness. Ultimately, Yoga Nidra is consciously experienced deep sleep, where the awareness is “sinking” into formless stillness and spaciousness. Thereby the intensity of the influence of karmic tendencies (vasanas or samskaras, old imprints) on our mind will get milder and milder. At some point these mental tendencies will dissolve: Ultimate freedom!

DATE
Sunday, August 18, 2024
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

LOCATION
AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich

TEACHER
Adrian Wirth

LANGUAGE
English

COST
CHF 90.-

INFO
Workshop participants, who wish to continue their Yoga Nidra practice at home, get free Yoga Nidra recordings.
The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
For questions, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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Jivamukti Yoga Workshop with Yogeswari

Yogeswari comes back to AIRYOGA with Jivamukti, the Wild Child of Yoga.

Founded in 1984 by Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York, Jivamukti Yoga has been at the cutting edge of the evolution of yoga in the 21st century. Within the framework of a rigorous asana/vinyasa practice, its teachings are based on ancient scriptures, as they translate into modernity. The practice includes chanting, meditation and pranayama, and is accompanied by a soundtrack of Sanskrit mantras, world music and hip Indian beats.

In her three workshop sessions, Yogeswari will shed light on the question of how to create peace and balance in a polarized world.

Session 1: Exploration on the Jivamukti Focus of the Month – Forward Bending and Hip Opening
Session 2: Ahimsa and Pathways to Compassion – Twists and Inversions
Session 3: How to create Inner Peace and Stability – Backbends

DATE
Friday, August 30, 2024
5:45 pm to 8:15 pm

Saturday, August 31, 2024
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Sunday, September 1, 2024
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

LOCATION
AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich

TEACHER
Yogeswari

LANGUAGE
English

COST
Session 1: Friday (2.5 hours): CHF 80.-
Session 2 and 3: Saturday/Sunday (3 hours each): CHF 90.- each
All three sessions (8.5 hours total): CHF 240.-

INFO
The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
For any questions, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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immersion with Natalija Fallocca – Cleanse & Recharge

Immerse yourself in a deeply replenishing and nurturing experience that harmonizes with the earthy and grounding energy of fall. This season presents an opportunity to detoxify and digest the heat and activity of summer by slowing down and finding your center for greater clarity, preparing you for the more productive time during the darker months ahead. The extended morning practices will nourish you beyond the physical experience, aiming to unfold a feeling of stability and grounding.

Join us for five late summer mornings of solid Hatha Yoga Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation practices, taught from the heart with authenticity.

This immersion is suitable for experienced practitioners.

DATE
Monday, September 16, through Friday, September 20, 2024
each day from 7:15 am to 10:00 am

LOCATION
AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich

TEACHER
Natalija Fallocca-Bajric

LANGUAGE
English (German translations are possible)

COST
CHF 335.- for five mornings (13.75 hours total)

INFO
The immersion is bookable only as a whole program. It is not suitable for beginners.
Space is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
For any questions, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Chiara Castellan

“Again, and just like in real life, it is all about practice, practice, practice…
There is no master. There is no perfection. There is only practice.”

The Second Series of the Ashtanga Yoga system is called Nadi Shodana. This term also refers to a Pranayama technique.
Nadi Shodana means purification of the energy channels that balance and prepare the body to deepen the practice.

In this workshop, we will explore the connection of Prana – also known as vital life energy – with the cleansing and strengthening of the nervous system through asanas and pranayama.

This afternoon gives you the opportunity to delve deeper into the practice and philosophy of the Ashtanga Yoga method in an open and relaxed manner. It makes the challenging postures of the Second Series accessible to all practitioners. Whether you are already practicing Ashtanga Yoga or not, this is the opportunity to take your practice to the next level.

DATE
Sunday, September 29, 2024
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

LOCATION
AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich

TEACHER
Chiara Castellan

LANGUAGE
German / English

COST
CHF 90.-

INFO
This workshop is suitable for yoga practitioners of all levels and styles.
The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
For any questions, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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From Many to One – A Workshop with Manuela Peverelli

If you have already some experience of a holistic yoga practice, you are certainly familiar with the satisfied state at the end of the practice; it is as if the MANY have become ONE. Your inner storms have quietened down and you are lying blissfully in Savasana, the relaxation pose.

Of course, the big question is how you can transfer this state out into your fast-paced life with its many demands and how to preserve it in your daily life?

In this workshop, Manuela will present a simplified method of working with our part personalities that can be applied in everyday life.

Afterward, as usual, we will roll out the mat for an extended Asana practice that leads us – through the vehicle of ‘body-breath-awareness’ – from fragmentation back into unity … what sometimes feels like magic.

DATE
Saturday, October 6, 2024
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

LOCATION
AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich

TEACHER
Manuela Peverelli

LANGUAGE
Swiss German

COST
CHF 90.-

INFO
This workshop is suitable for yoga practitioners with at least 3 years of experience and an interest in meditation and self-development.

The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
For any questions, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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The Sound of Peace – A Workshop with Kirbanu

How often are you so caught up in your daily activities, duties and the urge to perform and achieve that you lose touch with yourself and your essence? Do you sometimes even forget to breathe? You are not alone.

This workshop offers you powerful tools and soothing Yin Yoga and mantra sound healing to help you step out of stress mode and into a state of lightness, inner peace and self-connection.

Come and experience through conscious breathing, meditation, mantra and the regenerative power of Yin Yoga how you can come back into harmony with yourself, find your inner peace and return to everyday life with new strengths.

 

DATE
Saturday, October 26, 2024
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

LOCATION
AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich

TEACHER
Kirbanu

LANGUAGE
German / explanations in English if needed

COST
CHF 90.-

INFO
This workshop is suitable for all levels.
The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
For any questions, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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The Practice for everyone with Mirjam Haymann

The length and intensity of the practice allows you to take a break from the daily grind and your carousel of thoughts, offering the deep experience of immersing yourself in the world of asanas.

In the end this is about connecting body and mind, bringing prana and vitality to the body and with that coming home to ourselves, bringing peace and an increased sense of freedom to our everyday life.

Mirjam has been teaching yoga for over 14 years, she is a mentor and coach and combines a physically demanding and at the same time stabilizing practice with more joy and inner strength in everyday life.

DATE
Sunday, October 27, 2024
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

LOCATION
AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich

TEACHER
Mirjam Haymann

LANGUAGE
English

COST
CHF 90.-

INFO
The number of participants is limited.
Please note our reservation and cancelation policy for workshops.
For any questions, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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In 2002, Manuela Peverelli got in touch with Yoga for the first time and was immediately fascinated by the art of embodied presence.

She grew up in Zurich, where she completed her first teacher training in 2008. She then lived in Asia for some years, where she fully dedicated her time to the study of Yoga. In 2012, Zurich became her home base again and she spent the winter months in Asia to deepen her own practice and teach retreats. Silent times in Vipassana and Metta retreats as well as time in Yoga ashrams were equally important to her. 
In 2023, she completed a three-year education in Buddhist Psychotherapy in Germany. She is still a searcher and continues to be a grateful student. 

Manuela’s teaching is joyful and powerful, and at the same time a journey into non-conceptual and boundless awareness.

Since 2020, she lives in the south-west of France, together with her partner Marc and her son Tao. They lead a small retreat center for mindfulness, ecology and spirituality. She is teaching in various Yoga Teacher Trainings in Zurich and offers retreats and workshops in Switzerland and Europe.

For more information, please visit www.karmacircus.com

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Cultivate the joy of being – A Morning Immersion with Manuela Peverelli
Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 9, 2024, each day from 7:30 am to 10:15 am

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Friday, August 9, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Primary Series Led Class / Yoga Talk and Q&A

Join Tim for a fun 2 hours and learn how this challenging sequence can heal and help you in your body and your life.

Pattabhi Jois artfully crafted the Primary Series to cleanse our body, purify our nervous system and burn away the delusions of the conditioned mind. The original Vinyasa method (also called ‘placing in a special way’), this thread of unbroken movements, mindful breathing and a defined gazing point, opens us up to experience the meditative mind while building a healthy, flexible and strong body. Discover how many lessons of hope, empowerment and surrender is at our fingertips.

All levels are welcome.

Saturday, August 10, 2024 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and
Sunday, August 11, 2024 from 8:15 am to 10:15 am: Mysore Style Class

Named after the city where Krishnamacharya and Pattabhi Jois developed their yoga method, this is the classic way Ashtanga Yoga is taught. A melting pot of yoga practitioners of all levels from beginner to advanced, this class sets out to offer personalized guidance to every practitioner at exactly where you need it most. Build relationship with yourself, your practice and your teacher in this inspiring energy.
Come experience and honor the Ashtanga Yoga’s five thousand years old lineage of teachers, sages and gurus, R. Sharath Jois and every Ashtanga practitioner today.

Saturday, August 10, 2024 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Sthira Sukham and Backbending

Develop your ‘sthirasukha’, your discipline and delight, for aptitude and health in your yoga.
The practice starts with directing your mind towards the essential. We will look at what it takes to bend backwards without fear and pain. The key to deep backbends is available to you through the integration of sound anatomical principles, healthy alignment and technique and accurate knowledge of your inner body.

The movement mechanics of bending your spine are the key to an enhanced flow of energy. In this class you will begin to explore your natural potential for deep backbends with simplicity, safety, support and enthusiasm.
The workshop aims at developing tools to a personal and balanced practice.

All levels welcome.

Sunday, August 11, 2024 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Inversions, Headstands and Arm Balances

In this workshop you will learn practical tools to turn upside down with stability, tranquility and grace. You will gain a thorough understanding of the anatomical patterns at play in your body while inverted. Detailing the shoulder mechanics helps you integrate your arms, spine, ribcage and hip to create a solid platform for accessible and pleasurable inversions whether on your head, hands or elbows. We will play with simple to advanced asanas.

All levels welcome.

Tim Feldmann teaches Ashtanga Yoga as a practical tool to healing the body, navigating life and understanding the confusing dilemma of being human.

Originally from Denmark, Tim is authorized to teach directly by Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois. He has been practicing yoga since 1994 and Ashtanga since 1999.

Tim has been studying Patañjali’s Sutras, Sankhya, Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta and key supporting texts for more than a decade with renowned scholars in South India. He uses his palpable insights as an Ashtanga practitioner to inform his philosophical teachings. A practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga’s Advanced A Series, Tim finds Ashtanga’s traditional method an exceptional path towards healing, wisdom and self-realization.

Drawing upon his past as an internationally successful dancer and acclaimed choreographer, anatomy, alignment and technique form an integral part of his teaching.

He offers trainings, workshops, classes and retreats worldwide.

For more information on Tim please visit
www.timfeldmann.com

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Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Feldmann – Friday Evening Workshop
August 9, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

70.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Feldmann – Saturday Mysore class
August 10, 2024 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

40.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Feldmann – Saturday Afternoon Workshop
August 10, 2024 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Feldmann – Saturday full day
August 10, 2024 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

120.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Feldmann – Sunday Mysore class
August 11, 2024 from 8:15 am to 10:15 am

40.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Feldmann – Sunday Afternoon Workshop
August 11, 2024 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

60.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Feldmann – Sunday all day
August 11, 2024 from 8:15 am to 10:15 am and from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Feldmann – All 5 Sessions
August, 9-11, 2024

280.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Swami Satyananda says it perfectly:
“Regardless of whether you think a lot or not at all, tension will accumulate.
Regardless of whether you do physically demanding work or you don’t work at all, tension will accumulate.
Regardless of whether you sleep too much or not at all, tension will accumulate.
Regardless of whether you eat heavy food which is rich in protein, rich in carbohydrates, or whether you eat a purely vegetarian diet, you will accumulate tension.
These tensions will gather on the various layers of the human being. They accumulate in the muscular, emotional and mental system.”

With a regular Yoga Nidra practice these tensions are tackled on all levels and slowly dissolve. This effect will be experienced already after a short while of regular practice! 

The Yoga Nidra session mainly consists in lying in Savasana on our back. First the teacher mindfully guides us through our body. Depending on the method, a series of inner, mental “journeys” follow:  breath awareness and visualizations that bring us further into more subtle levels of mind. Ultimately we sink into Yoga Nidra: Stillness and spacious awareness without conscious content.
If practiced regularly, Yoga Nidra is a source of health, strength, inspiration and joy. 

In this workshop, we will practice two different sessions of Yoga Nidra where Adrian combines elements from both traditions (Swami Satyananda and Swami Rama). There will be enough time for preparation and follow-up and for Q&A after the session. A mindful Asanas-Flow and relaxing chanting are also part of the workshop schedule.

The workshop is open for everyone. No yoga experience is required. 
It is ideal for those who attend the regular Yoga Nidra classes at AIRYOGA as well as for people who wish to receive further information and a diligent introduction to this method.  

Ever since his graduating from ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in environmental sciences, Adrian Wirth has been increasingly drawn to researching the relevance of the human mind when it comes to overall health. His work is equally influenced by scientific insights as it is by personal experiences in the fields of yoga, buddhist meditation and shamanic traditions. Adrian has completed his yoga teacher training with Remo Rittiner in Zurich. For several years now, he has been teaching public classes and workshops at AIRYOGA.

For more information please also check his website www.oshadi-yoga.ch

 

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Adrian Wirth
Sunday, August 18, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Yogeswari, based in Switzerland and in New York, is a world-renowned Jivamukti Yoga teacher and is one of the most senior teachers in the method. She taught 20 years at the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City and is currently a resident teacher at SOUK, New York and Love Supreme Projects, London.

Yogeswari is featured as one of the 100 most influential Yoga teachers in the US by Sonima. She is Advanced Certified, a Facilitator of Jivamukti Teacher Trainings, and has taken many Jivamukti Certified Teachers through one-on-one apprenticeships towards their 800-hour-certification.

Yogeswari is known for her vigorous, seamless Vinyasa sequencing and her thought-provoking philosophical teachings. With 20 years of experience in dance and choreography, she brings liveliness and vibrancy to all her work. She holds an MA in choreography and dance from New York University and a BFA McL in dance from Temple University, Philadelphia. Born in Switzerland, she teaches workshops, immersions, and retreats in five languages. 

She is the founder and president of AZAHAR Foundation, an international non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution through Yoga and the Arts, with special attention to disenfranchised communities, women and children in conflict settings.

Find out more on https://yogeswari.org

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Jivamukti Yoga Workshop with Yogeswari – Friday, August 30, 2024
5:45 to 8:15 pm

80.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Jivamukti Yoga Workshop with Yogeswari – Saturday, August 31, 2024
2:30 to 5:30 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Jivamukti Yoga Workshop with Yogeswari – Sunday, September 01, 2024
12:30 to 3:30 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Jivamukti Yoga Workshop with Yogeswari – All Sessions
Friday, August 30, 2024 to Sunday, September 1, 2024

240.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Natalija’s yoga classes are nourishing, strong, precise, and accessible, blending powerful yoga, anatomical precision, and mindfulness. Her sessions integrate Yin and Yang elements to foster a balanced, grounded, and calm environment. Each class aims to move beyond physical practice, encouraging a deeper connection with one’s essence to find true inner harmony.

Natalija has been dedicated to daily yoga practice since 2007, specializing in Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga. She teaches in both Zurich and Mallorca, where she also leads yoga retreats. Her primary teacher, Stephen Thomas, has been a significant influence, encouraging her to expand her teachings to Switzerland. Natalija has also studied with esteemed teachers such as Josh Summers, Mark Stephens, Michael Hamilton, Richard Freeman, Mark Robberds, Deepika Mehta, Laruga Glaser, Doug Keller, Sudhir Rishi, and Sri Dharma Mittra. She remains deeply grateful to her first teacher, Vinod Bhaskaran Sreedevi, in India.

In addition to her yoga practice, Natalija is the founder of Visualeyes Artists, an entrepreneur in artist management and photo productions since 2007. Balancing a demanding life, she is also a mother to Romeo, born in 2011.

Natalija leads her classes in English but adapts to German upon students’ requests.
Follow her journey Instagram @natyoga_007 and her website www.nat.yoga

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Cleanse & Recharge – a late summer immersion with Natalija Fallocca
Monday, Sep 16, through Friday, Sep 20, 2024 each day from 7:15 am to 10:00 am

335.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

The asanas of the Second Series of the Ashtanga Yoga system combine deep back-bending, twisting, hip-opening and balancing postures and are designed to strengthen our entire body and nervous system.

We will explore some of these poses in detail and look at the principles of opening the heart while keeping a strong foundation in back bending. Different techniques to open the hips and to get our leg behind our head will be introduced while still protecting the knees.

We will also learn how to balance on our forearms.

We will approach these postures with intelligence, playfulness and awareness of the physical and energetic alignment principals.

The inspired beginner will discover easy, fun and approachable techniques to some of Ashtanga yoga’s most challenging postures – while senior practitioners will find new techniques to bring more strength, grace and posture-awareness to their practice.

Chiara Castellan was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland and studied architecture at the ETH there. She has been practicing and studying Yoga since 1995 and teaching since 2006.

She is an authorized Level 2 Ashtanga Yoga Teacher. She travels to India each year to practice with her teacher R. Sharath Jois at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore. She also had the unique opportunity to assist him in his daily classes. At the Sanskrit University, she regularly furthers her studies in Yoga Philosophy, Chanting and Sanskrit. 

On her path, Chiara met eminent Yogis from the entire world who have inspired her and taught her much. In 2006 she completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training in Zurich and in the following year the Advanced Teacher Training in Iyengar Yoga. This wisdom flows into her Ashtanga Yoga teaching.

Follow Chiara on Instagram: ccastellan

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Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Chiara Castellan
Sunday, September 29, 2024, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

In our daily management of a fast-paced everyday life, we take on numerous roles, juggle many balls, strive to meet the needs of others, as well as our own, we plan and organize what lies ahead, and simultaneously try to draw conclusions from the past. What remains at the end of the day is often a feeling of inner fragmentation and exhaustion.

How do we find our way back to unity from a state of inner fragmentation?  

The practice of inner work provides us with precious tools instead of magic wands. Detecting semi-autonomous inner structures of our personality, which we experience as hindering, can be considered as such a tool for our introspection. Through mindful investigation, we can practice becoming aware of different parts, which, for example, are in conflict with each other, and explore what needs are present.

The more we listen to all voices within us, the more we find ways to integrate different aspects of our being.

In 2002, Manuela Peverelli got in touch with Yoga for the first time and was immediately fascinated by the art of embodied presence.

She grew up in Zurich, where she completed her first teacher training in 2008. She then lived in Asia for some years, where she fully dedicated her time to the study of Yoga. In 2012, Zurich became her home base again and she spent the winter months in Asia to deepen her own practice and teach retreats. Silent times in Vipassana and Metta retreats as well as time in Yoga ashrams were equally important to her. 
In 2013, she completed a three-year education in Buddhist Psychotherapy in Germany. She is still a searcher and continues to be a grateful student. 

Manuela’s teaching is joyful and powerful, and at the same time a journey into non-conceptual and boundless awareness.

Since 2020, she lives in the south-west of France, together with her partner Marc and her son Tao. They lead a small retreat center for mindfulness, ecology and spirituality. She is teaching in various Yoga Teacher Trainings in Zurich and offers retreats and workshops in Switzerland and Europe.

For more information, please visit www.karmacircus.com

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From Many to One – A Workshop with Manuela Peverelli
Sunday, October 6, 2024 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Meditation: Kirbanu will guide you through heart-opening and grounding meditations. These practices will center you and bring you in touch with your inner peace and strength.

Pranayama: Gentle, guided exercises open up your respiratory system and release accumulated tension. Specific breathing exercises (pranayama) are then used to increase your inner sensitivity and find a deep, calm breath. These exercises can help you in daily life to increase your energy, to deepen your authentic self-connection and to transform blockages that prevent you from living your life in harmony with yourself.

  

Yin Yoga and mantra music sound bath: Soothing mantra music and gentle Yin Yoga will guide you into deep relaxation. While you linger in the asanas, the melodic sounds and powerful mantras help you to let go and calm your nervous system. This supports you to enter a state of relaxation where the natural healing and rejuvenation of your body can take place.

The asanas do not require excessive strength or balance, but emphasize the pleasure of deep stretching and relaxation.

Kirbanu is an Australian mantra musician, voice coach, personal development coach and experienced yoga teacher living in Germany. She offers transformational experiences that support people to connect with their inner wisdom by using the voice, mantra, music and movement as tools.

In the last 10 years, Kirbanu has offered over 1000 concerts, mantra and voice workshops in Europe and Australia and has performed at over 20 festivals and conferences. She is also a voice, mantra, philosophy and mindset teacher in over 20 yoga teacher trainings annually. Kirbanu practices yoga daily, meditates and has committed herself to embarking on a journey into her own authenticity.

Kirbanu’s passion is to share practical tools with others to break down any barriers that stand between them and their authentic voice and honest self-expression. Her sincere desire is for people to live fulfilled by fully loving themselves and sharing their unique voice with the world.

Find out more about Kirbanu under these links:
Coaching website: https://kirbanu.com
Music website: https://kirbanumusic.com
Listen to her music on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer at @kirbanu
Her new album Mantra Medicine I Volume 2: https://kirbanu.bandcamp.com/album/mantra-medicine-volume-ii
Stay in touch: https://instagram.com/kirbanu

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The Sound of Peace – A Workshop with Kirbanu
Saturday, October 26, 2024, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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We will practice a wide range of asanas, including arm balances, inversions and backbends and end the class with a prolonged cool down.

  

The class is open for everyone, but it is recommended to bring an open mind and a playful attitude to try something new.

Mirjam is a Yoga Teacher, a public speaker, mentor and coach and a mother of three, born and raised in Zurich with Jewish roots.

After studying law and moving to Hong Kong, she dedicated herself to the Yoga path, teaching the Wild Lotus Technique of her teachers Rinat Perlman and Patrick Creelman as well as offering pre- and postnatal coachings.

Mirjam is devoted to study the emotional, mental and physical interconnections, always aiming at having a life of integrity and values but still full of beauty and joy.

Follow Mirjam on Instagram: mirjamhaymann

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The Practice for everyone with Mirjam Haymann
Sunday, October 27, 2024, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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