Workshops

Mentorship for Yoga Teachers by Mirjam Haymann

In this 30-hour mentorship program with Mirjam Haymann starting on Saturday, January 21, 2023 you will receive Mirjam’s insight on how to navigate the yoga market: where and how she failed and what helped her to succeed.

Kirtan Evening with the ‘Shakti Shuttlez’

The ‘Shakti Shuttlez’ invite you and your friends to their next uplifting Kirtan and Mantra singing at AIRYOGA on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Jasmin Khalifa

Make yourself a gift and recharge your batteries for the new year.
In this workshop on Saturday, March 4, 2023 we will focus on rest and stillness and enjoy the feeling of being carried.

Yoga Nidra Workshop with Adrian Wirth

In his workshop on Saturday afternoon of March 18, 2023, AIRYOGA teacher Adrian Wirth will offer careful introduction into the Yoga Nidra practice.

The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga with Doug Keller

This training-intensive from Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26, 2023 will address a range of therapeutic issues with regard to chronic pain patterns and post covid.

Absolute Beginners Yoga Workshop

The next Absolute Beginners Workshop will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at AIRYOGA at Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.

The Body as a Gateway to Awakening – A Workshop with Manuela Peverelli

This workshop on Sunday, April 2, 2023 is an invitation for regular practitioners to explore the depth of full spectrum Asana practice.

3-Day Easter Immersion with Michael Hamilton

This Immersion from Good Friday, April 7, through Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023 is about discovering – through dialogue and the experience of self, soul, and source – what we really need.

Treasures Of Your Heart – Two Workshops with Peter Harper

Peter Harper offers his workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoon of May 13, and 14, 2023 to all, who want to dive deeper into the essence of the heart.

Breathwork & Yoga – A Workshop with Adrian Wirth and Guido Lenz

In this unique two-part workshop on Saturday and Sunday afternoon of Mai 20, and 21, 2023 you will experience the power of your breath and explore deeper dimensions of body, mind and soul.

Asana Flow, 108 Gayatri Mantra, and a Healing Yoga Nidra with Adrian Wirth and Paola Deprez

On Sunday, June 11, 2023Adrian and Paola will accompany us on a journey, where we lose the sense of time and can let go of the tiring project of being somebody: pure Yoga, a healing reconnection with our essence!

Mentorship for Yoga Teachers by Mirjam Haymann

Teaching great yoga is a craft. The step from a 200-hour teacher training to become a skillful teacher takes time, experience, reflection and in an optimal scenario: guidance.

In this 30-hour mentorship program with Mirjam Haymann you will receive Mirjam’s insight on how to navigate the yoga market: where and how she failed and what helped her to succeed. You will benefit from tools to deal with your own inner critic and your demons, so you can show up the way you truly want to and build a steady and confident path of yoga teaching.

Because to take the seat of the teacher can take a toll on us:

  • How do we sequence intelligent classes and keep doing so, without just using intuition or what we recently learned in another class?
  • How do we deal with rejections, empty classes, or angry-looking students? Or with students that are even walking out of your class?
  • How can we teach responsibly when there are various levels in the room?
  • Are we allowed to teach Asanas that we cannot practice ourselves? Or how do we teach advanced asana?
  • How do we navigate the anarchy of the yoga jungle, social media, competition, and “politics”?
  • How shall we touch people when we assist and what assists could possibly be dangerous?
  • How can we use our voice to master the room and take ownership of the class?
Kirtan Evening with the ‘Shakti Shuttlez’

The ‘Shakti Shuttlez’ invite you and your friends to their next uplifting Kirtan and Mantra singing at AIRYOGA. Everybody who enjoys singing, dancing or quietly listening is warmly welcome to join this special Kirtan evening.

Kirtan is “call and response chanting” from the Indian devotional traditions. You listen to a line and you repeat it. Relax your rational mind and open your heart through singing.
The tone of your own voice, the singing of the whole group and the sound of the instruments connect you to something very ancient: Singing together is one of the oldest human practices.

Shakti signifies the divine, feminine, creative power of the universe. Once you connect to it, singing an making music becomes the most natural expression of it.
Together we will shuttle to the inner place where we experience this power, the Shakti, in our hearts. And then we bring this gift back into our daily lives for the benefit of others and ourselves.

The ‘Shakti Shuttlez’ are an offspring-project from Dave Stringer’s Kirtan flight school. Daniela, Maureen, Tony und Adrian and sometimes some guest musicians are looking forward to singing with you.

The next Kirtan Evening with the ‘Shakti Shuttlez’ will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 (4th floor) in 8005 Zurich. 

Door opens at 5:30 p.m.

Everybody who enjoys singing, dancing or quietly listening is warmly welcome.

Entrance is free. A minimum of CHF 15.- donation per person is recommended.

For further questions please e-mail to adrian@oshadi-yoga.ch

 

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Jasmin Khalifa

In winter, nature withdraws and rests. For us humans, the holiday season is often rather hectic, and we’re expected to get off to a flying start in the new year.

In this restorative yoga workshop we are guided by the rhythm of nature as we take time to relax and recharge. We focus on rest and stillness and enjoy the feeling of being carried.

With the support of props our body rests in regenerative postures. Gentle breathing practices calm our nervous system and bring us back into balance.

Make yourself a gift and recharge your batteries for the new year.

Jasmin completed her first yoga training at AIRYOGA in 2009. Four years later she finished the 500-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training at ISHTA Yoga in Stockholm. In 2020 Jasmin was trained by Josh Summers to become a Yin Yoga teacher.

Jasmin Khalifa will offer this workshop on Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.

This workshop is open for everyone.

You can practice in a safe environment thanks to enough space and a filtering device with high-performance particle filters in the yoga room.

Jasmin teaches in English and German.

The rate for the workshop is CHF 90.-

The number of participants is limited.

Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.

For further questions please contact us at 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!

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The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga with Doug Keller

Many people come to yoga with chronic pain because allopathic medicine does not have a great success rate at correcting the causes. Yoga can be effective when the mechanism of chronic pain are understood, and when that understanding guides the practice.

A theme that will run through this training is an understanding of how and why joint pain, muscle stiffness and weakness, limited range of movement, and recurring pain patterns have a common root in the body’s protective reflexes – and what to do about it to restore strength, flexibility, and function.
Even in the absence of chronic pain, these insights will provide a vital key to bringing greater freedom, strength, and flexibility to your yoga practice.

This approach will add new depth and wisdom to your yoga practice, whether in teaching others, or in your personal practice. This will include insights into sequencing, variations and remedial exercises as well as refinements in our understanding of asana alignments. And importantly, it will also include tools of assessment for understanding the sources of chronic pain problems that can be addressed and corrected through insightful practice.

The asana practices at the beginning of each day will reinforce your understanding of how these ideas can be put to practical use in an enjoyable and satisfying way in a class setting.
In addition, we will be addressing the new health challenges we face, post-covid, with ‘long haul covid,’ and the tools that yoga has to offer.

Doug Keller will offer this Yoga Therapy Training from Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26, 2023 at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.

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Absolute Beginners Yoga Workshop

AIRYOGA regularly offers workshops for absolute beginners of yoga.

In these workshops you will be guided by our highly qualified teachers in learning the basic principles and practices of yoga postures, breathing techniques and mental focus. You will be taught and assisted in how to modify postures so that regardless of your physical condition and experience you will be able to have a healthy and successful practice.

These workshops are a highly experimental and fun way of learning about the benefits of yoga practice like flexibility, strength and balance leading to a calm and quiet mind. These workshops are also an ideal preparation for our regular yoga classes and a great gift idea for any of your friends who are new to yoga.

The next Absolute Beginners Workshop will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at AIRYOGA at Fabrikstasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.  

It will be taught by Adrian Wirth in German and English.

The cost is CHF 85.-

Workshop participants will get a special price on their first series of 10 classes: Fr. 280.- instead of Fr. 350.-

Participation is limited.

Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.

For further questions please contact us at zuerich@airyoga.com

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The Body as a Gateway to Awakening – A Workshop with Manuela Peverelli

This workshop session is an invitation for regular practitioners to explore the depth of full spectrum Asana practice.
Through the physical sensations evoked by the postures, our consciousness naturally embodies. This results in a greater sense of aliveness and empowerment. The re-connection in the fibers of our bodies, relaxes our mental movement and optimally leads to more clarity and calmness.
The workshop will end with a longer phase of silence to taste the nectar of the practice.

Manuela teaches yoga since 2008. Her attitude and approach towards life is influenced by taoist, vedic and Buddhist studies and practices. An education in Ayurvedic Psychology at the European Ayurveda Academy and Buddhist Psychotherapy enriched her background as a psychiatric nurse and also influences her way of holding and shaping space.
Manuela’s teaching is dynamic and powerful, but at the same time a journey to the inner stillness as a refuge in this hectic and demanding world.
Since 2020, Manuela lives in the Metta Villa in the southwest of France, a quiet and nourishing space for retreats and inner transformation that she has co-founded with her partner Marc.
For more information please visit www.mettavilla.fr

Manuela Peverelli will lead this workshop on Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.

To participate a minimum of 2 years of regular practice is required.

Manuela teaches in English.

The rate is CHF 90.-

Participation is limited.

Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.

For further questions please contact us at zuerich@airyoga.com

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3-Day Easter Immersion with Michael Hamilton

The greatest sin may be the unlived life.”
Debbie Ford

At times a longing arises for something which feels as yet unlived. It is not always clear if it comes from our private lives (job, relationship, living situation), or if its deeper. Yet we can feel that we are out of harmony with our innermost song, only occasionally catching a glimpse of what that could sound and feel like, and saddened by the lurking intuition that we are not fully harnessing our innate resources.

Discovering, through dialogue, what we really need – and by using the three levels of experience of self-seat, soul, and source – we can align with our innermost song, thereby unlocking this unharnessed energy.

On the level of the self-seat (ego state) we can connect to our emotional needs. On the level of soul we can feel that our lives have meaning though purpose, social fulfillment and belonging, as we come into resonance with our destiny. On the level of source we can experience the comfort of wisdom, the calm of compassion and union with our innermost being.

This immersion draws on asana practice and breathwork designed for supporting our exploration from a grounded, yet open and playful space, supported by visualizations, mantras and meditations from various spiritual and psychological perspectives for deeper exploration.

Michael Hamilton will teach this Easter Immersion from Good Friday, April 7, through Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023 at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.

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Treasures Of Your Heart – Two Workshops with Peter Harper

“Above the clouds of the mind, there is a clear blue sky. I will meet you there…”
Peter Harper

In this blossoming season, embark on a wonderful journey to unleash the healing and transformative treasures of your heart.

Peter has prepared a beautiful collection of conscious disciplines such as guided meditations, conscious movement, AUM voicing, heart expansion, zen self enquiry and sharing circles to reveal the transformative power of the heart and release the unique ‘fragrance‘.
To support this gentle, yet powerful process, some of the core sessions will be enhanced by enchanting poems by the Sufi master and poet Rumi. The magic of his poetry is that his words speak directly to our hearts. By reading Rumi’s words we are directly experiencing the message he is sharing.

Connect to your authentic self, free from the constructs of social conditionings. Experience the natural waves of love, inspiration, joy and peace that lie within you.
Learn how to release yourself from the limitations of internal patterns and develop skills in transforming energy from inertia into a healthy flow. Learn how a state of deep gratitude attracts abundance into your life. Clear out the past and create the space to bond with your sense of aliveness and purpose.

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Breathwork & Yoga – A Workshop with Adrian Wirth and Guido Lenz

Both afternoons include a powerful breathing session. In the first afternoon after a careful preparation, you lie in savasana with an accelerated breathing rhythm, listening to evocative music and you will then enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness. This state activates the natural inner healing process of the psyche and of the body. During the night, in between the sessions, the experience can sink deeper into your system.

In the second session we will do a modern breath-meditation in a seated posture. Afterwards we will practice some gentle asana flow and chanting. There will be enough time to answer questions and deepen the process.

This weekend is ideal as a deepening experience of yoga on the inner, mental level. We open a space where you will have the opportunity to experience yourself with a soft, open heart, experience a sense of coming home and unity. You will also learn a lot about the functioning of your mind and ego. These deep experiences may trigger the start of a transformation-process towards wholeness.

Adrian Wirth and Guido Lenz will offer this workshop on May 20, and 21, 2023 at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.

Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm (Part 1)
and

Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Part 2)

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Asana Flow, 108 Gayatri Mantra, and a Healing Yoga Nidra with Adrian Wirth and Paola Deprez

The mid summer is full of light and bursting energy. The days are long and life is happening and fully thriving! Time to gather and spend an afternoon in celebration of the lively aspect of human existence.
We will connect to the joy in our hearts with chanting 108 times the Gayatri Mantra in a melodious, rhythmic and energetic way. Music and your voice is the vehicle to open your heart, let the energy flow freely and allow gratitude to arise.

When we sing a Mantra together much is happening with us on many levels. Bodily we are sitting still in meditation. For our feelings and emotions the Mantra is a vessel where they are allowed to be, where they have an outlet, an expression and direction to flow to. Instead of narrow and closed, our heart becomes soft and open again. Our emotional body can rid itself from much weight and can heal. On the mental level the continuous concentration on the Mantra can calm the endless chattering of our mind or temporarily stop it entirely. On the spiritual level it gives a form to the conscious or unconscious pull towards finding home again, towards the Source where we come from, a form to the longing to merge with the Divine.

We are looking forward to diving together into the spiritual dimension of life and to celebrate the holiness of being. The Mantra will transport us from the narrow everyday consciousness into the wide open awareness close to the Source.

Adrian Wirth and Paola Deprez will offer this workshop on Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.

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Mirjam is teaching over 10 years at Airyoga, hosting Workshops and was teaching at big events such as Wanderlust (with over 1000 practitioners), Lululemon and various festivals. She is the co-founder of the yoga project EveryDay Hero, is a pre- and postnatal teacher as well as an activist and public speaker for a healthy and meaningful lifestyle. She is a mother of three, who are her everything.
To find out more please visit www.mirjamhaymann.com

What the Mentorship program will consist of

4 x 3 hours in-person get together at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich on
Saturday January 21, February 4, March 11 and March 25, 2023 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Each afternoon includes a physical group class.

  1. Deepen your practice: Self-knowledge as a key to successful teaching (and to enjoy a strong and open body)
  2. Assists: How to touch people (and how NOT to!) and what for. We talk about different kind of touches and learn technique, so people really feel your impact.
  3. How to teach difficult poses: Sequencing and the psychology of a yoga class. How can we help our students to grow safely and not be dull and boring along the way?
  4. Master any room, big or small: how can you stand in your power and use your voice for the benefit of others. We learn how you lead yourself and how to lead a class confidently and successfully.

4 x 1.5-hour group-calls on zoom on Thursday 8:00 pm of January 26, February 9, March 9 and March 16, 2023

  1. Introspection as opportunity and equal challenge. We will talk about how to deal with inner demons and how to not be afraid of failing anymore.
  2. Sequencing theory: which is what really makes or breaks good teaching. What side do you want to be on?
  3. Marketing/ social media/ competition: the jungle of the yoga market. We will talk money too!
  4. Catering (or not) to the different needs in the room: prenatal, injuries, different levels and how to have true integrity as a yoga teacher

1 x 1 hour one-on-one on Zoom with each participant for Q&A and individual coaching

1 x 1 hour group Q&A on Zoom on Thursday evening of March 30, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Homework: 5 hours of reading, preparing and practice.
You will receive some of Mirjam’s favourite book passages, practice homework and self-development written assignments

Requirements to attend this program: 
•  A 200-hour yoga teacher training
•  The intention to teach
•  Curiosity and openness

Mirjam teaches in English.

The cost is CHF 890.-.
The program can only be booked as an entity.

Please apply to Mirjam directly via email to mirjam.haymann@gmail.com
Please describe your ‘yoga career’ and why you intend to participate in this program.


Participation is limited.

Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.

For further information, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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Restorative Yoga Workshop with Jasmin Khalifa
Saturday, March 4, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

90.00 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. 

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

Adrian Wirth will hold this workshop on Saturday, March 18, 2023
from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10, 8005 Zurich.

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 an diligent introduction to this method.   

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. 

Adrian teaches the workshop in ENGLISH.

The workshop rate is CHF 90.- 

Workshop participants, who wish to continue their Yoga Nidra practice at home, get free Yoga Nidra recordings.

The number of participants is limited.

Please be aware of the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.

For questions please contact us under zuerich@airyoga.com

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Adrian Wirth
Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings in the therapeutic applications of yoga for a decade, and is known not only for his effectiveness in communicating this ever-evolving approach in these trainings, but also for his extensive writing on the topic in magazines, journals and his two-volume work on ‘Yoga As Therapy.’ 
He is also, in addition to his traveling and teaching, a Distinguished Professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in their Master’s Degree program in Yoga Therapy. This program is state-approved and accredited for granting a Master’s degree in this field, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
For more information please also check out Doug’s website www.doyoga.com

Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12 pm, and from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Keys to Understanding Pain Syndromes – And Starting off on the right foot with Foundations in the Feet, Knees, and Hips
This session starts with an introduction to themes for the training: the role of joint play and the arthrokinetic reflex for understanding chronic pain syndromes and movement limitations, and what that means for a more insightful understanding of yoga practice.
From that introduction, we’ll proceed with the practical theme of new insights into how the feet work. Our dynamic account of the feet, combined with accessible principles for working with the feet in asana, will also pay off with insights into the knees and hips, understanding that the feet are the keys to both the knees and hips.
This will include assessment principles, remedial exercises, and insights into imaginative approaches to asana practice that benefit the feet, knees, and hips.



Friday, March 24, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12 pm, and from 1:30 to 5:30 pm: Loving the Low Back – The Torso is the Prime Mover
While we most often focus on the extremities – the legs and arms in relation to the hips and shoulders – the real driver of joint health in all of the body is the dynamic, functional movement of the torso.
This is especially vital to the health of our lower back. Twisting actions nourish the spine, maintaining the health of our discs, as well as relieving us from muscle tightness. Our most natural twisting action takes place in the simple act of walking, in which our lower and upper body rhythmically turn in opposite directions with each step. We often lose that natural motion as we age, and our backs get stiff and painful as a result.
Our exploration is about the many layers of the ‘Core,’ which includes not only the support of abdominal layers, but the role of the psoas and its ‘substitutes,’ as well as the workings of our back muscles, pelvic floor and diaphragm. ‘Loving the Low Back’ also includes taking care of sacral freedom and stability, hip health, and issues of sciatic pain. The perspective of the ‘Lower Crossed Syndrome’ will help us to visualize and understand the relationships at work in these therapeutic issues.
All of these deeper insights will lead to some liberating rethinking of asana practice – moving from ‘old school’ concepts and ideas of alignment, to ideas that fit and serve the body better.
The afternoon will include assessment principles, remedial exercise, and ideas for asana sequencing to address imbalances in the torso which lead to pain problems.

Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm: Upper Body Health – Keys to the Shoulder Girdle
The practice and first part of this afternoon will complete the ideas about low back health by introducing functional myofascial ‘lines’ or connections – which were set forth by Tom Myers – which make the connection between upper and lower body that support low back health. This will take us forward into working with the upper body – starting with the shoulders.
We’ll introduce fundamental principles for working effectively with the shoulders in asana, and we’ll explore the fundamental joints and movements of the shoulders, with keys for unlocking tight shoulders, and stabilizing hyper-mobile shoulders. This will include lots of possibilities for working through and around common obstacles to reduce pain problems and wear-and-tear issues, while improving freedom and range of motion.
We will include discussion of dysautonomia and long covid, and explore practices of pranayama, combined with refinement of upper body alignment, to improve the function of the vagus nerve. This will be discussed further on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, March 26, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm: The Vital Role of the Neck: Alignment, Freedom, and Profound Impact on the Nervous System
We’ll start with a practical inquiry into improving the health and freedom of the neck, especially from the perspective of the ‘Upper Crossed Syndrome’ – and what to do about it. This will be practical work for the neck in connection with the shoulders, which will further promote freedom in the shoulders and reduced pain problems arising from neck tension, misuse, and misalignment.
From there we will go deeper into problems related to the nervous system and hormonal system – and how this can be understood through the ‘yoga language’ of the Vayus, clarifying and refining our work with pranayama and restoratives. This will involve rich discussion and practice that will open up new realms of the therapeutic value of yoga practice for contemporary health problems.

This training-intensive is recommended for yoga teachers and inquiring students. It can be booked as an entire 4-day program or for single days.

Doug teaches in English.



The cost is
CHF 560.- for the entire training (21 hours total).
Thursday and Friday: CHF 160.- each.
Saturday and Sunday: CHF 120.- each.

Extensive support materials are included.

Participation is limited.

Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.

For further information, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga with Doug Keller (entire training)
from Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26, 2023

560.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga with Doug Keller (Thursday)
Thursday, March 23, 2023

160.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga with Doug Keller (Friday)
Friday, March 234, 2023

160.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga with Doug Keller (Saturday)
Saturday, March 25, 2023

120.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga with Doug Keller (Sunday)
Sunday, March 26, 2023

120.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

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Absolute Beginners Yoga Workshop
Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

85.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

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The Body as a Gateway to Awakening – A Workshop with Manuela Peverelli
Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Growing up in apartheid South Africa led Michael to an early interest in the topic of individual and collective hardship and awakened within him the yearning to address and confront the challenges it brings. In his youth it spurned him on to political activism and rebellion, sublimated through studies in art and literature, which additionally offered helpful glimpses into the human condition. The discovery of Buddhism in his twenties brought about dramatic life changes resulting in his departure from the west to the east and long years of studies in yoga and Buddhism in Asia. After discovering satipatthana meditation with its direct application of mindfulness to progressive stages of development, he started studies in short- and long-term retreat formats with Sayday U Vivekananda. 
Currently Michael is undergoing a 3-year course in essential psychology, which combines skillful methods developed in psychology with the Buddhism teachings on wisdom, in order to better facilitate development and healing in individuals and small groups. He is deeply grateful to all those that have helped and guided him on his path, particularly Daido Roshi for his acts of kindness, Vivekanada and Baddhamanika for their endless patience, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor for their insights into approaching practice, Doug Keller for therapeutic body awareness and Wolfgang Erhard and Lama Lhündrup for awakening the Bodhisattva spirit within. Michael lives with his wife Sabine Glück in Ticino, Switzerland. 
For more information please see www.michaelhamiltonyoga.com

Michael teaches in English.



Good Friday, April 7, 2023
from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon: Soul Encounter (Session 1)
Based on his own personal experience, as well as experience working as a field guide, psychologist Bill Plotkin spent the last few decades articulating how we need fulfillment, not only by healing our childhood wounds and reaching towards lofty spiritual growth, but also by connecting to our purpose in life through what he calls ‘soul encounter’.
A short introduction and mixed levels asana class with breath work will be followed by a talk on the three perspectives, accompanied by meditations and visualizations to guide us towards clarity around purpose. 

from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Shadow Encounter (Session 2)
With our gaze continually directed at what we think we want, we often fail to see the areas where we get stuck. This darker, often avoided side of ourselves, is a constant invitation to any yogi to find exactly where we can grow. It is a road map to emotional change. CG Jung said that “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” 
In order to coax the shadow from hiding, we will do some visualizations exercises, followed by restorative asanas and a guided yoga nidra practice.

Saturday, April 8, 2023 
from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Re-Source Encounter (Session 3)
We all have the capacity for connecting to an inner wellspring of wholesome wisdom energy. Being shown how our own deepest yearning can transform into this resource, from where we can work with challenges and difficulties, opens the doors to discovering our rejected, repressed and disowned aspects that are also a part of us, and are desperate to be seen, discovered and reintegrated. 
This Hatha style asana class with a focus on heart opening postures will be followed by an introduction to a personalized resource with meditations using visualizations. 



Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023 
from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm: Nourished by Weeds – Working with difficult Emotions (Session 4)
stronger vinyasa style class that’s experimental and fun, followed by breath work, contemplations and meditations from the 18th century Tibetan yogi Karma Tschagme, who delineated five ways that we can work with difficult emotions.


The immersion is open to everyone with an interest in deepening their practice.

It can be booked as an entire program or for single days.

The costs are:
CHF 325.- for the entire immersion (4 sessions, 10 hours total)CHF 90.- per single session

Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.

For further information, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com

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3-Day Easter Immersion with Michael Hamilton (entire Immersion)
from Good Friday, April 7,  through Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023

325.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

3-Day Easter Immersion with Michael Hamilton (Session 1)

Good Friday, April 7, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

3-Day Easter Immersion with Michael Hamilton (Session 2)
Good Friday, April 7, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

3-Day Easter Immersion with Michael Hamilton (Session 3)
Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

3-Day Easter Immersion with Michael Hamilton (Session 4)
Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Peter Harper will offer his workshops on Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, 2023 at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.

Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm (Session 1): Healing Heart
We will focus on the healing power of the heart. Here you will learn methods to understand, connect, accept and transform ‘mental – emotional’ patterns that are no longer supporting you.
The outcome is to deepen your awareness, heal inner unbalance and gently release any weights that are holding you back from the fulfillment of your hearts desire.

Sunday, May 14, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Session 2): Abundance & Gratitude
Unveil ‘who you are’ authentically, without the restrictions of the conditioned mind and experience a deep satisfaction and the peace which lies within you.
Discover the transforming potential of gratitude. By learning the art of appreciating each moment from the heart, you open yourself up to receive richness on every level. 

These workshops will be in two parts, yet each day is complete in itself and you may attend one or both days. 

No prior knowledge of Yoga or meditation is necessary to join these workshops.

Peter Harper is an experienced spiritual guide with 40 years experience in self awareness and spiritual guidance. He has dedicated many years of research to distil a deep understanding of the process of transformation. As a result he has developed accessible modern techniques that can be applied by both beginners and advanced students alike. As well as in-person and online workshops, Peter produces conscious music and audio in his recording studio, as tools to support the awakening process.
Peter is the founder of the drunken monk project, connecting spirituality into daily life. The project provides guidance for both companies and individuals bringing a grounded and practical experience of spiritual awakening into the demands of modern life.
Peters’ intention is, to create a gentle loving and healing experience for participants while being transformative and having depth.
You can find more details about Peter, social links, and his work at https://thedrunkenmonk.org.

Peter teaches in English.



The rate is CHF 90.- per session, or CHF 160.- for both sessions.

The number of participants is limited.

Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.

For further information, please contact zuerich@airyoga.com




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Treasures Of Your Heart – Two Workshops with Peter Harper (both Sessions)
Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, 2023

160.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Treasures Of Your Heart – Two Workshops with Peter Harper (Session 1)
Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Treasures Of Your Heart – Two Workshops with Peter Harper (Session 2)
Sunday, May 14, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

This workshop is recommended for those interested in deep inner healing work and in exploring deeper levels of body, mind and soul. For a deeper process we recommend both sessions, it’s possible however to just come for one afternoon.

No previous experience in yoga is needed.

For any questions on the breathing sessions, please email to adrian@oshadi-yoga.ch

Guido Lenz has over 25 years of experience in accompanying people into different states of consciousness, where the self- healing powers get activated. For more than 30 years he has been working as an organic wine farmer closely interlinked with nature and for all that time he has been “walking” on a Native American Ceremonial path. This taught him how to open a healing space, how to hold it and how to navigate in it together. On this path Guido has guided thousands of people through such breathing sessions. He has developed his own style, which derives from “Rebirthing”.

After his masters in Environmental studies at the ETH Zürich, Adrian Wirth increasingly studied the importance of a person’s mind and psyche for the health of the individual. His knowledge of the natural sciences flow into his work, as well as personal experience from yoga, Buddhist meditation and from shamanic traditions.

Guido and Adrian know each other since 2004 and share many experiences in the yogic and shamanic world. 

Adrian and Guido teach in German (English translation if necessary).

The cost are CHF 160.- for both sessions, CHF. 90.- per session.

Participation is limited. Priority is given to those participants who book both sessions.

Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.

For further questions please contact us at zuerich@airyoga.com

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Breathwork & Yoga – A Workshop with Adrian Wirth and Guido Lenz (both Parts)
May 20, and May 21, 2023

160.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Breathwork & Yoga – A Workshop with Adrian Wirth and Guido Lenz (Part 1)
May 20, 2023

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

Breathwork & Yoga – A Workshop with Adrian Wirth and Guido Lenz (Part 2)
May 21, 2023

90.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart

With focussing on body and breath (mindful Asana Flow) we will prepare ourselves for the 108 Gayatri Mantra we will chant together. The silence after chanting is Satchitananda. And the guided Yoga Nidra session the cherry on the cake. 
A journey where we can let go of the concept of time and the exhausting projects of being somebody. Pure Yoga, healing reconnection with the essence! 

This workshop is for everyone who likes to explore Yoga beyond the Asana and celebrate Summer Solstice in a wonderful circle.
No prerequisites are necessary, but if you are new to this kind of practices, bring openness and curiousity.

After his masters in Environmental Science at the ETH Zürich, Adrian Wirth has explored consciousness and mind in many different ways. His way of holding space for deep explorations in a yogic manner is influenced by his knowledge of the natural sciences as well as personal experience from Yoga, Buddhist meditation and from shamanic traditions. 
Adrian completed his yoga teacher training with Remo Rittiner in Zurich. He has been teaching classes and workshops at AIRYOGA since 2007.

Paola Deprez’ curiosity about “what life is all about” brought her to pursue a scientist career until, in 2009, she quit in the search of a more holistic understanding. Since then she has been exploring the question of what life is through spiritual traditions – with Yoga, Meditation and different Shamanic approaches – and a deep connection to all hand-made, especially textiles.
Adrian and Paola have been holding space together for deeper explorations of the inner landscape of the human being since 2010.
For further information please visit their website www.oshadi-yoga.ch

Adrian and Paola teach in English.

The cost is CHF 80.-

Participation is limited.

Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.

For further questions please contact us at zuerich@airyoga.com

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Asana Flow, 108 Gayatri Mantra, and a Healing Yoga Nidra with Adrian Wirth and Paola Deprez
Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

80.00 CHF incl. VATAdd to cart