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!
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.
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.
Our intention in Aligment Yoga is to align our entire system: body, mind and soul.
Alignment Yoga combines Pralaya Yoga with Vinyasa, breathwork and meditation. From a physical perspective it is softer than Power Yoga.
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 slowing down and becoming still, fully present in this moment.
In Yin Yoga, we use soft sitting and horizontal postures in combination with breathing and soft movements. We do this to invite the energy (prana) to create balance in our entire being.
In our heads, we often worried about expectations and solutions which cause pressure and tention and a dis-balance. In this Yang-oriented world, learning to be in touch with how you're really feeling and experiencing the true essence of Yin a must to restore balance into your life.
Using calming music, candles and a relaxing scent, you will experience a lovely Yin class.
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.
Jaw yoga originated from Thessa's own experiences with jaw complaints. To this day, the exercises she has collected to keep the jaws supple and relaxed help her in everyday life. Because relaxing the jaw is an “on going process”.
Jaw problems include nocturnal grinding of the teeth and clenching of the teeth. Not everyone notices this. One characteristic is lines in the cheeks that appear when one clenches. Hearing can be adversely affected by this tension, especially in the joints. For example, it can cause ringing in the ears or a persistent wheezing noise.
The main cause of these symptoms is stress. Everyone reacts differently to stress. In people with jaw complaints, the position of the head changes under stress. The chin and head come out more, which puts more pressure on the joints of the jaw.
As Thessa now knows from experience, a solution is not just given. However, by improving the position of the head and chin and relaxing the jaw muscles, relief of the complaints can occur. To relax the jaw it is also advisable to take the neck and shoulders into account.
These special classes, which Thessa shares with you from her heart, are a first step in learning how to relax your jaw a little more.
Will you fly with us?!
Aerial Yoga is a specific type of yoga which uses a hammock. Which creates support in postures. Because you can use gravity in your favor, it creates space in your body in a very unique way.
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.
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.
Candles, incence, mantras and yoga ...
Submerge yourself in the extraordinary Yoga Bath energy. This class lets you experience all aspects of the traditional yoga practice. A mini-journey into India, the origin of yoga.
Besides physical postures, this class focusses on pranayama (breathing techniques) and you'll get to know different mantras and the effect they have. Yoga philosophy will be woven through the practical aspects, by explaining the why and how of postures and exercises.
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.