A short description of the Drop in classes at the Shala
All these Yoga Classes are drop in and 90 minutes long.
Feel free to come to any of them without prior notice 5-15 min. before class.
- We offer many different teaching styles (see the class names) and 2 Levels (color). All classes are 90 MInutes.
- Level 1 : no previous Yoga experience needed, but you may still find new things to learn even after a few years..
- Level 2 : Not for first timers! You should know sunsalutations, some fundamentals of Yogaasana, and when to rest as needed.
Not open to Yoga First timers. The teachers do not structure these classes for beginners. Please do not bring your friends for their first time into these yoga classes !
Open : Everything's possible. The style depends on the teacher, the day, who's coming, the weather ... :) The class may have a special focus, and asanas may be linked into series.
Classic : All Asanas are done one after the other, without a specific transition inbetween. Therefore the class may be slower and easier to follow.
Vinyasa : translates as 'to place / move - in a special / particular way'. I.e. interweaving postures, breath and movement, creating a seamless flow throughout practice.
Vinyasa Flow : as above including elements from Prana Flow® Yoga.
Jivamukti Yoga : A typical Jivamukti Yoga class incorporates chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. The student works at his/her own pace, following verbal as well as hands-on guidance. In this medium level class asana options will be provided for all levels of practitioners. It has a weekly focus on asana groups as well as a monthly background topic. Thus, besides the benefits of a balanced physical practice, it offers insight to classical yoga teachings that might be relevant to one’s life on and off the mat.
Vera is currently busy creating new life on earth (a baby). When she feels like she needs to teach again, Jivamukti will be back.
Aerial Yoga : Hanging out & releasing in the hammock, Vinyasa Style Aerial Yoga.
The Monday class is a more active class, whereas Wednesdays are slower.
AirBase (aka. Aerial Basics) : To learn, repeat or just enjoy the basic techniques used in Aerial Yoga, this class repeats the basics by themes in a 4 week cycle. Its a great place to start or come back to... (Currently this class is not happening - Jule is on baby pause!!)
..more about the Aerial Classes.
Acro Yoga : Playful Yoga - Acrobatics .. see the german only :( description.
Downtempo : A slower paced class designed to wind down physically and mentally. Emphasis is placed on yin, slow Sunsalutations, the use of props, pranayama and meditation techniques.
Yin Yoga : Yin is slow and still, practised by relaxing muscular effort and holding postures for a longer period of time. See here
All classes are designed on a daily basis and vary and grow with its participants. Wherever you are, you'll be challenged and encouraged. General information about Yoga at the Shala