A YOGA JOURNEY
„Something new yet old as the hills.” Hang Massive
1994: Pre “Yoga fashion” era…
We began our practice experiencing the thrill of a new adventure. Our main focus was on feeling the body in novel postures.
Annette studied with German Hatha Yoga pioneers and Miguel took an initiation journey to India. We were elated and we loved it.
2008: “Modern Yoga times”
We placed emphasis on performing asanas. We studied and followed rules and somehow we lost brilliance in the process.
Yoga became more mechanical and felt less and less satisfying. It seemed that you were not a good yogi unless you could do acrobatics. It was an era of very expensive yoga leggings.
2014: Natural Reconnecting
We met remarkable teacher Donna Fahri and she introduced us to Natural Movement patterns.
These biological innate configurations are programmed into our bodies before birth and they permit us to move with maximum ease and power.
Our children were born and we watched them gracefully breath, crawl, sit, stand… We understood that we do not learn to walk. We develop walking.
We stopped focusing on performing asanas. The aim shifted to discovering and experiencing. We fell in love with Yoga again.
PRESENT: A small Yoga revolution
We are part of a group of professionals and practitioners that explore Yoga in an unconventional way. We have left behind a practice based on rules and fixed repetition. We approach Yoga organically.
We are a growing minority. Our focus is on Wellbeing and not into acrobatics or extreme flexibility. It is an exciting time to be a Yogi.
„Life cannot be mastered by a method but needs to be met with an attitude of openness and discovery.” Charlotte Selver, Pioneer of Sensory Awareness
We are the result of millions of years of evolution. In this very second, we are also changing and evolving.
Our genes are survivors and winners. We carry the information of primitive life forms, fish, reptiles and primates our DNA. As infants we investigate this information unconsciously; as adults, we can do explore it consciously. We do not need to be taught to breath properly or to elongate our spine. Deep inside we know how.
Yoga was founded by a group of sages that lived in India thousands of years ago. They investigated their own nature and discovered a method to get closer to happiness.
We believe that exploration is still at the core of a sound practice. Yoga is not about following and doing, it is about discovering and being.
Wellbeing is the aim of Yoga. We must never damage our body or create anxiety in the name of Yoga.
Extreme stretching is not healthy as it makes the joints weaker. A sustainable practice permeates into our daily life. As we connect more to our nature, the veil between practice and normal activities begins to fall.
We bring Yoga into life.
OUR APPROACH TO YOGA
A TYPICAL SESSION
At the beginning of the class, we state a principle to focus on.
These are some examples: Breath Creates Movement; Movement originates at the Core; Our Fluid body supports our body.
Then, we practice and explore it within the framework of Yoga postures.
Sometimes we do conventional 90 minutes sessions and other times we hold longer gatherings, which resemble a workshop.
We host people coming from diverse Yoga traditions, fitness levels and experience. Working with principles no one feels too challenged or too bored.
Sitting still supports a profound Yoga practice. In quietness, our breathing becomes calm and we develop precise awareness of the sensations in the body.
Meditation is a long journey. We have been doing it for decades and know we have many more to go. We approach mindfulness as a pathway into deeper levels of ourselves.
We do not use complicated visualizations or fantasizing. We use real stuff like breath and body. Please, go beyond the myth that meditation is putting your mind blank!
WHAT YOU GET
You will get a fulfilling immersion into your own personal Wellbeing.
You will become wiser and empowered in your Yoga.
When we ask our guests what they expect of the retreat, common responses include relaxation, health, peace and joy. We have designed the Yoga sessions to suit those desires.
You will recharge your energy levels. Exploring Yoga with us, you might experience some very clear insights. These “aha” moments will stay with you. You will bring them into your latter practice, and far more important, into your life.
„Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience.
We don´t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” Donna Farhi
Personalized guiding can boost your practice.
2 hour personal class with Annette or Miguel: 125 €
1.5 hour personal class with assistant teacher: 60 €
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
200 hours Yoga Alliance TTC
"TEACHING YOGA THROUGH INQUIRY"
Date: 19 June to 12 July 2020