Have you been wanting to try a yoga class, but it just hasn't happened yet? This special introduction class is perfect for you! Dorinda Farver will guide you into the basics of yoga and Yogasite with clear and simple tools. There's also space to ask questions and personal advice. We're here to make you feel at home and safe. See you soon!
Power yoga is a modern western variety of Hatha yoga that asks for strength, stamina and balance.
Consisting of dynamic and powerful yoga poses, it is a combination of flexibility, strength, concentration and meditation. The poses are done in a flowing form connected to each other to create a deep, synchronised relaxation. Because power yoga releases so much energy, it has a cleansing and healing effect on your body and spirit.
Power yoga trains your muscles, your ligaments, your internal organs and even your skin; giving you a stronger presence and the deep breathing brings you into a moving meditative state.
Aruna yoga is a yoga practice which encompasses all forms of yoga, including hatha, vinyasa and Kundalini inspired practices and technologies. It is a practice based on being present on all levels: to what is here and to be still with what arises. Not matter what that is. It teaches to welcome the present moment and suspend judgment. It offers a way of stilling the fluctuation of the mind through becoming a witness or observer.
There is no need to be flexible to do Aruna Yoga. Its aim is to open up to emotional blocks that are released using the technology of the various lineages of yoga, pranayama and meditation. Of course if practiced vigilantly it has a strong physical asana (posture) practice with a palpable flavour of Kundalini Yoga. Yet it is a bodiless yoga too and even just being present in sessions, without participating in the physical activity will open you up to its healing capacity.
Aruna Yoga is a healing practice which aim is to awaken the practitioner to their true nature, to the freedom, peace and truth that is within us all!
The main focus in this class is relaxation. Through breathing techniques, visualisation, zooming in and out, and other meditation techniques, you turn inwards, and try to find the peace within.
You will be shown different ways to deal with stress, and you learn to objectively deal with life’s distractions. You stimulate your sences and your concentration.
Also, yoga nidra (yogi sleep) is on the program. This form of relaxation can reduce tension and anxiety, and can help insomnia.
In cooperation with Stichting BAS (Bredase Aangepaste Sporten), Yogasite started this class.
The class is meant for people who are mentally disabled and people with a light physical limitation. There is attention for Yoga postures (asanas), breathing techniques and meditation. In an accessible way, we also look at the Yogic Philosophy (Yoga Sutra's), illustrated with short stories and anecdotes.
Yoga is a good way to find relaxation in body and mind, you train your muscles and improve your concentration. By practicing consciously, Yoga will hand you the tools to get to know yourself (and your boundaries) better. You will learn to deal with emotions and stand in life with an open and joyous attitude.
Pralaya Yoga is developed by Robert Boustany. This style of yoga is focussed on developing functional strength and muscle balance. An effective way to increase your flexibility, expand the life span of your joints and prevent/cure injuries.
With regular practice of Pralaya Yoga, you will improve your whole energy level. We also sometimes call it Yoga for western people, because it's not focussed on stretching the stiff muscles, like in traditional Yoga, but on improving the weaker muscles.
Pralaya classes are for everybody, because you can practice the poses on different levels. In general the classes are intense, because we work on a lot of 'forgotten muscle groups' and you will feel that the day after! To reach the maximum effect by the right alignment in the pose, we give a lot of explanation during class.
Yoga Flow is a softer form of Power Yoga. Where you also use the special breathing technique, but with less sun greetings and less vinjasa’s.
More options are used to allow a slower build up of the poses. We recommend that you experience a Yoga flow class first before moving to the Power Yoga.
Yin yoga is a style of yoga which targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Suitable for almost all levels of students, It is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga like ashtanga and power yoga, that emphasise internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles.
Because you hold the poses longer, between 2-5 minutes, the connective tissue is stretched and that creates a greater mobility in the joints. The poses are practiced passively but at the same time intensely because of the longer duration of the poses.
If you can relax your muscles, it’s about surrendering into the pose with the result that things become more clear and calm. The longer duration of the poses gives you the time to observe your mental and emotional resistance and allows you to let go. Yin is not restorative yoga though the effects of it are very calming and meditative for both body and mind.
YIN YANG YOGA
'Relaxation is the basis of movement, and movement is the potential of relaxation' - Dr. Gerhard Wenzel
Yin Yang yoga is a constant discovery and inner feeling of the balance of Yin (substance) and Yang (energy). Followed by more insight and balance into our own bodies and wellbeing. In this class, we're focussing on (learning) how to feel, out of your head and into your body. As well as to feel and observe energy, also called prana in Sanskrit. Where your attention goes, your energy flows.
This class is meant for everyone with a desire for more balance.
Kom je mee vliegen?!
Aerial Yoga is een bijzondere vorm van yoga waarbij je tijdens de yogahoudingen gebruik maakt van een doek. Hierbij wordt je in houdingen ondersteund en gedragen. Omdat je de zwaartekracht in je voordeel kunt gebruiken, ontstaat er ruimte in je lichaam op een manier die uniek is.
Deze les komt vanaf oktober 2020 terug op het rooster.
EASY FLOW YOGA
A gentler class than the Yoga Flow. Softer poses, with less physical strength needed. We'll play with more emphasis on breathing meditation and yin yoga poses.
A great class to relax... slow down... increase flexibility and let go.
Life moves fast. Sometimes it’s a good thing to take a time out and recharge our batteries, so we can continue our lives with new energy and spirit.
Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing and revitalising practice that encourages rest and resets the body, mind and spirit. It’s a therapeutic style of yoga that promotes deep relaxation for the body through supportive poses. This style of yoga facilitates this deep relaxation through the use of props including blankets, straps, pillows, and blocks which enable well-supported postures.
Typically restorative poses are held for 5-10 minutes or as long as they are comfortable. In full relaxation, there is no movement, no effort and the mind is silent. Restorative yoga helps for improved digestion, chronic stress, fatigue and high blood pressure.
Regular practice brings us to the blissful state of a balanced mind, body and spirit.
Teen yoga is the perfect moment to find some quiet time during your week, to recharge and be yourself!
Teens are under a lot of pressure; tests, midterms, a lot of studying... Isn't it nice to calm your thinking mind? And besides: you are able to think and study a lot easier when your mind is relaxed.
During the class, we'll do a lot of postures (asanas) that keep your muscles active, your joints mobile and improve your posture. Regularly practicing yoga at a young age improves your attention span, so that your over all concentration develops and improves as well. It will build your confidence and contributes to a positive self image.
Content of a teen yoga class
We'll start with a connecting circle, where we'll discuss a theme or issues from your daily lives. We'll combine postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, mindfulness, massage and meditation.
Yoga and meditation
Yoga and meditation will help you to be more confident and to be able to relax. During class, but also when you've got exams or when you're connecting to other people, your peers. The postures will make your body stronger, you will develop your muscles and you'll be healthier. You'll also be able to relax more, which leads to better sleep and an over all sense of wellbeing.
Why teen yoga?
Your body will become stronger, more flexible and healthier. You'll connect to yourself and your body. You'll learn relaxation practices you can use at stressful moments like a show & tell or exam. And you'll learn how to be more focussed.