On this 3rd International Yoga Day, all classes at InLight will be on donation base only & as usual, without registration. Especially all that have never been in touch with any Yoga practice are cordially welcome to join us and celebrate this Open Day at InLight!

This is the programme:

 

10h – 11h15 Iyengar inspired Hatha Yoga with focus on inversions – with Puck Arula

Discover how to approach inversions with grace and ease. You will be introduced to and practice postures such as headstand, forearm stand, handstand, and more. You will be guided through alignment, technique, proper modifications, and feel how to develop the power in your core strength.

The inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial yet intimidating of the asanas. Learn to use the wall or a buddy as a way to continue practicing inversions beyond this class.

11h30 – 12h15 Pranayama – with Helen Briggs

Yoga teaches us how to use the lungs to their maximum capacity and how to control the breath. Proper breathing should be deep, slow and rhythmical. This increases vitality and mental clarity. You will learn some basic breathing techniques that have an extremely positive effect on your well-being.

12h30 – 13h45 Yoga Stretch & Chakra awakening – with Isabel Coimbra

Yoga Stretch is a concept in which certain postures are used to stretch all the joints and muscles in the body. A very popular class, open for all that know how far they can go in the various deep stretches. At the beginning of the class the sound OM is used to work on awakening the chakras.

14h – 14h45 Os benefícios da respiração consciente – por Isabel Coimbra

A maior parte de nós respira sem sequer observar que isso acontece, mas todos já passámos por experiências onde a nossa respiração teve um papel decisivo, provando ter uma total relação com o nosso estado emocional e físico”

15h – 16h Prenatal & Baby yoga Combi – with Lauren Prindiville & Karuna Manning

For pregnant women at any stage of their pregnancy and young mothers with babies up to 6 months – please do bring a blanket for your baby _/\_
Prenatal Yoga is a valuable help through the various phases of pregnancy to prepare body and mind
for birth and motherhood. Only for this special Open Day demo class we combine the Prenatal with refreshing Baby Yoga for young mothers with babies of the age 1 – 6 months. In the Baby yoga class we practice gentle exercises together with the baby and include also some baby massage.

16h30 – 17h30  Yoga Nidra & Meditation – with Helen Briggs

Release the effects of stress and tension and experience peace of mind in this taster session of Yoga Nidra and Meditation. Firstly the Yoga Nidra will induce complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation, then we will use traditional Meditation techniques to find a stillness and silence beyond the activities of the mind.
Suitable for all. No experience necessary. Wear normal clothing.

18h – 19h15 Hatha Yoga with Deep relaxation – with Isabel Coimbra

“Ha-tha” (sun – moon) Yoga is nowadays the most widespread type of yoga. Typically it includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (yoga breathing exercises) as well as Surya Namaskar (dynamic Sun Salutation sequence) with the goal to prepare the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. Great for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold poses longer.

19h30 – 20h45 Yin Yoga – with Maria Cruz

The rather quiet Yin Yoga class is perfect for an evening practise to allow body and mind to unwind after a busy day. Through passive long held poses, we get into our deep connective tissues, joints and deep emotional held memories. The meridians running through our body are stimulated in this grounding and letting go practice. This class strengthens your energy flow (chi) and maintains the health of your energetic meridian system and is deeply relaxing. Open to all.

Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being.— Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly