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  • Friday, February 23, 2018 - 06:30 to 08:30

    Comme chaque dernier vendredi du mois pratique dirigée en compte sanskrit. Voici une bonne opportunité de travailler le rythme et la précision des Vinyasa de la première série.
    Ce cours est ouvert à tous ceux qui font du yoga mais qui ont déjà une pratique ancrée. Si vous ne faites pas la série en entier il est tout à fait possible de faire qu'une partie et de finir par vous-même les posture de fin pendant que les autres font la série entière.
    Au plaisir de vous y voir nombreux.
    As every last Friday of the month supervised practice in sanskrit count. Here is a good opportunity to work the pace and precision of Vinyasa of the primary series.
    This course is open to all those who do yoga but who already have an established practice. If you do not do the whole series it is quite possible to make a part and end up yourself trailing posture while others do the entire series.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 06:30 to Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 08:00

    Apprenez les postures fondamentales et la technique de respiration correcte. 

    Une belle opportunité de devenir autonome dans ce cours de 4 semaines.

    Donc, le mardi 27 février, jeudi 1 mars, et ensuite les lundis et mercredi du 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 et 21 mars.

    Entre 6h30 à 8 heure.

    240CHF


    Français / Anglais

    email: contact@ashtanga-yoga-lausanne.ch
    website:www.ashtanga-yoga-lausanne.ch
    phone: 076 378 76 81
    Yogaworks,  Rue Chaucrau 3-5, 1003

  • Friday, March 2, 2018 - 06:30 to 08:00

    Pourquoi ne pratiquons-nous pas les asanas les jours de la lune dans la tradition de l'Ashtanga Yoga?

    Le corps humain est composé de 65 à 70% d'eau, et comme les phases de la lune influencent les marées, cela nous influence aussi. Le soleil et la lune ont une attraction gravitationnelle sur la terre. Leur position crée des expériences énergétiques qui peuvent être comparées au cycle de la respiration. L'énergie de la pleine lune correspond à la fin de l'inspiration lorsque le prana est le plus grand. La force expansive et ascendante qui fait que nous nous sentons énergiques et émotifs, mais pas bien ancrés. Comme indiqué dans les Upanishads, le prana principal vit dans la tête. Nous sommes plus entêtés pendant la pleine lune. La nouvelle lune correspond à l'énergie à la fin de l'expiration lorsque la force d'apana est la plus grande. Apana est la force motrice descendante et contractante qui nous fait nous sentir calmes et enracinés mais denses et disciplinés envers la pratique des asanas. L'almanach des fermiers recommande de planter des graines à la nouvelle lune, car la force d'enracinement est la plus forte, et de transporter à la pleine lune lorsque la force de floraison est la plus forte. Pratiquer le yoga Ashtanga au fil du temps nous rend plus en phase avec les cycles naturels. Observer le jour de la lune est une façon de reconnaître et d'honorer les rythmes de la nature, nous permettant de vivre en plus grande harmonie avec elle.

     

    Il est recommandé d’éviter de pratiquer les asanas ces jours-ci en raison du risque de blessure plus élevé que d’ordinaire. En revanche, ces jours sont considérés comme favorable pour le repos.

    Il existe de nombreuses manières de se relier sans passer par les asanas.

    Le cycle lunaire sert de guide pour les pratiques spirituelles de nombreuses traditions, et le yoga n’échappe pas à la règle. L’objectif est d’une part de se créer un repère mais c’est également un moyen de se relier à la nature. En Inde, les astres sont consultés avant d’entreprendre toute activité importante, un réflexe qui a disparu en occident depuis bien longtemps. Comment renouer avec les cycles naturels en commençant par le cycle lunaire, et quels sont les effets sur la pratique du yoga ?

    Certains affirment avec fierté « ne pas être sensible à la lune ». C’est fort possible, mais il s’agit d’un manque de sensibilité, non d’un ressenti normal. Dans la société actuelle, nous ne sommes plus du tout reliés aux cycles naturels (saisons, phases de la lune, ou même l’alternance du jour et de la nuit). De plus, nous avons oublié d’apprendre à nous écouter, à sonder les moments de fatigue ou les changements d’humeur.

    Avec les rythmes de vie anarchiques que beaucoup d’entre nous ont adopté, ces modifications ne sont même plus perceptibles. Mais il est possible de se relier aux différents cycles sans bouleverser sa vie, simplement en prenant le temps d’observer, de passer plus de temps en pleine nature ou même de méditer. Se relier, c’est bien là l’objectif du hatha yoga !

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    Why do we not do asana practice on moon days in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition?

    Humans are 65-70% water, and as the moon phases influences the tides, it also influences us. Both sun and moon have a gravitational pull on the earth. Their position creates energetic experiences that can be compared to the cycle of the breath. The full moon energy corresponds to the end of the inhalation when prana is greatest. The expansive, and upward moving force that makes us feel energetic and emotional, but not well grounded. As stated in the Upanishads the main prana lives in the head. We are more headstrong during full moon. The new moon is corresponds to the energy at the end of the exhalation when force of apana is greatest. Apana is the downward, contracting moving force that makes us feel calm and grounded but dense and disciplined towards asana practice. The Farmers Almanac recommends planting seeds at new moon, as rooting force is strongest, and transporting at full moon when flowering force is strongest. Practicing Ashtanga yoga over times makes us more in tune with natural cycles. Observing moon day is one way to recognize and honor the rhythms of nature, allowing us to live in greater harmony with it. 

     

    It is recommended to avoid practicing asanas these days because of the risk of injury higher than usual. On the other hand, these days are considered favorable for rest.

    There are many ways to connect without going through the asanas.

    The lunar cycle serves as a guide to the spiritual practices of many traditions, and yoga is no exception to the rule. The goal is to create a benchmark on the one hand, but it is also a means to connect with nature. In India, the stars are consulted before undertaking any important activity, a reflex that has disappeared in the West for a long time. How to reconnect with natural cycles starting with the lunar cycle, and what are the effects on the practice of yoga?

    Some say proudly "not to be sensitive to the moon". It is very possible, but it is a lack of sensitivity, not a normal feeling. In today's society, we are no longer connected at all to the natural cycles (seasons, phases of the moon, or even the alternation of day and night). In addition, we have forgotten to learn to listen, to probe the moments of fatigue or changes in mood.

    With the anarchic rhythms of life that many of us have adopted, these changes are no longer even perceptible. But it is possible to connect to different cycles without upsetting one's life, simply by taking the time to observe, to spend more time in nature or even to meditate. Connecting is the goal of hatha yoga!

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 06:30 to Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 08:00

    Approfondissez votre compréhension de la pratique.

    Tout en étant guidé et soutenu dans ce cours de 4 semaines. 

    Les mardis et les jeudis de 6h30 à 8 heure.

    240 CHF


    Français / Anglais    

    email: contact@ashtanga-yoga-lausanne.ch
    website:www.ashtanga-yoga-lausanne.ch
    phone: 076 378 76 81
    Yogaworks,  Rue Chaucrau 3-5, 1003

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 13:00 to 16:00

    Learn to improve your proprioception, and develop an understanding of how to better engage your core in your yoga practice for a safer and more connected practice. working with strength, and mobility rather than flexibility.

    FORCE - STABILITÉ - CONTROL

    Caroline and Jerome

    Anglais / Français

    CHF 60.-

    To reserve please email: contact@ashtanga-yoga-lausanne.ch
    For more info see: www.ashtanga-yoga-lausanne.ch 
    Location: Yogaworks, Rue Chaucrau 3-5, Lausanne

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 13:00 to Friday, May 4, 2018 - 09:00

    ANATOMY OF THE BREATH - 70 CHF

    SATURDAY, APRIL 28 13.00 - 15.30

    In this workshop, David will take you on a journey through the anatomy of your breath. From the diaphragm to the abdomen, and pelvic floor. It’s not as simple or limited as inhale and exhale, oh no!

    What is the relationship of breath to the nervous system? The psoas? To your practice?

     

    ANATOMY OF ASHTANGA YOGA - 70 CHF

    SUNDAY, APRIL 29 12.00 - 14.30

    The Anatomy of Ashtanga Yoga Workshop explores key areas of anatomy that are essential to cultivating a safe and transformative practice..

     

    MYSORE WEEK - 200 CHF

    MON, APRIL 30 - FRI, MAY 4

    Session 1: 6.00 - 7.30 am

    Session 2: 7.30 - 9 am

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    ANATOMY OF THE BREATH - 70 CHF

    SATURDAY APRIL 28 13.00 - 15.30

    Topics covered:

    What are the anatomical components of the breath?

    How do you access the components of breath?

    What is the relationship between breath and bandhas?

    What is the relationship between breath and mind?

    How is the vagus nerve connected to breath?

    David will take you on a journey through the anatomy of your breath. From the diaphragm to the abdomen, and pelvic floor. It’s not as simple or limited as inhale and exhale, oh no. The breath can be used as a link between mind and body through the nervous system. Manipulation and control of the breath can have an impact on the reactivity or calmness you hold in your nervous system. We’ll shift our understanding from the lungs, diaphragm and psoas as individual parts and pieces to the breathing system as a whole.

    Breathing is fundamental to life. Only a few minutes without breathing can put us in a very precarious situation! Breath is also an important focal point for concentration and meditation. It’s one of the most commonly used elements to bridge together mind and body. In this section, we’ll explore the anatomy of breathing and begin to understand how bandhas function as a component of breathing.

    This workshop gives participants an opportunity to understand anatomical concepts and principles that apply directly to breathing on and off the yoga mat.

     

    ANATOMY OF ASHTANGA YOGA - 70 CHF

    SUNDAY, APRIL 29 12.30 - 15.00

    Topics covered:

    Learn key anatomical principles

    Anatomy of bandhas

    Anatomical relationships

    between asana

    Anatomy of lift-up – jump back

    Anatomy of the knee

    Techniques of backbending

    There are anatomical components that support breath, bandha and even dristi. Without these elements, how can one truly develop in the practice? Understanding these components anatomically will give our mind a new way to envision them. The more depth of understanding we have of the core elements of the practice, the more we can trust the practice in the moment.

    In addition, we can use physical technique, supported by anatomical understanding, to help get us to a more comfortable place in the asana. This allows for better breath and bandha.

    In the Ashtanga Yoga Anatomy Workshop, we will pick apart some of the more difficult aspects of the practice from an anatomical perspective, including, but not limited to, backbending, lotus, and jump backs.

     

    MYSORE WEEK - 200 CHF

    MONDAY, APRIL 30 - FRIDAY, MAY 4

    Session 1: 6.00 - 7.30 am

    Session 2: 7.30 - 9.00 am

    Yoga is very much about the relationship you have with the teacher. This is the reason the number of students in each session is limited to a maximum number of 12.

    The second part is that you have to commit to signing up for all 5 days. With my commitment to small numbers, and your commitment to daily practice, a transformative and in-depth relationship can be created.

     

    Due to limited numbers please book early

    To reserve please email: contact@ashtanga-yoga-lausanne.ch

    For more info email, or call +41 78 713 51 91

    Location: Yogaworks, rue Chaucrau 3-5, 1003 Lausanne

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 08:00 to Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 14:45

    GUIDED ASANA - JUNE 30 8.00 - 10.30 (75CHF)
    Gregor will analyse the many intricate anatomical details of the majority of the postures of the Primary Series, while maintaining as much pace as possible. The focus will be on breaking down the various phases of entering and exiting the postures into their constituents. Performing postures safely while understanding which anatomical actions will get us deep into the asanas will prevent unnecessary energy expenditure.

    PRANAYAMA AND KRIYA - JUNE 30 13.00 - 15.30 (75CHF)
    These are some of the most powerful methods of yoga. Learn how to use pranayama to harmonize the doshas and thus attain a state of health and balance as well as how to still the mind, enabling spiritual insight. The kriyas are predominantly methods of purification of the body. They support the work of postures and are especially important for people who live in large cities.

    YOGA SUTRA, AND SANSKRIT CHANTING - JULY 1st 7.00 - 9.30 (75CHF)
    The Yoga Sutra is the operating manual of yoga. It is only when we understand the why’s and how’s of yoga that we will practice with confidence and beyond doubt. In this class we will chant selected stanzas in Sanskrit and a detailed commentary based on Gregor’s four decades of practice and study will be given. The commentary will retain the depth of the ancient treatises but will be fun, relatable and applicable to modern urban life. 

    YOGIC MEDITATION - JULY 1st 11.45 - 14.15 (75CHF)
    Different to Vedantic or Buddhist meditation, yogic meditation contains the same structural elements as yogic postures and breathing and was designed to form together with those an integrated whole. Meditation is the method of bringing your mind into a receptive state so that you can receive higher knowledge that is already there. Yogic meditation is a collection of scientific methods to bring about such awareness. To accelerate spiritual evolution yogic meditation employs many means amongst which the prime ones are mantra, mudra, bandha, chakra-visualization and Kundalini-raising techniques.



    EARLY BIRD FULL WORKSHOP PRICE (280 CHF) BEFORE APRIL 1ST

    To reserve please email:
    contact@ashtanga-yoga-lausanne.ch
    Or for more info email, or call +41 78 713 51 91