Shanti Club, Geneve

Come and join us for some yoga & meditation every Tuesday evening at the lovely Shanti Club.

Tuesdays 18:30 - 19:45

Classes taught in English

There are mats, cushions and blankets available. It is advised to wear comfortable clothing & to bring a water bottle. 

Rates

25 chf per class
100 chf for 5 classes


Into the Wild, Gex

Come and join us for some yoga & meditation every Monday evening at Into the Wild.

Mondays 19:30 - 21:00
Starting 9 September 2019

Classes taught in English

There are mats, cushions and blankets available. It is advised to wear comfortable clothing & to bring a water bottle. 

 

Rates

15 € per class
65 € for 5 classes


What to expect
from a class 

The standard format of a class often begins with some pranayama (breathing techniques) and/or a series of warm-ups followed by a kriya (sets of asanas/postures), a period of relaxation and a meditation. Each class features a different kriya and a different meditation.


pranayama

Pranayama is composed from two Sanskrit words: prana meaning life force, and ayama meaning to restrain or control the prana, implying a set of breathing techniques where the breath is intentionally altered in order to produce specific results. It is a yogic discipline with origins in ancient India.
The breath is intimately connected to our heart rate as well as out mind. If you can regulate your breath, your heart rate and mind will follow e.g. slower & more regulated breath = a calmer mind. 

Kriya  

A kriya is set of postures (asanas) which are each designed for a specific purpose e.g. for cleansing the liver, strengthening your nervous system or to balance the mind, to name a few. There are thousands of different kriyas, each with its own particular focus and unique structure. The sets work on all levels of our being.

Relaxation

Relaxation is an important part of the yoga class. When we relax without movement after a kriya, our sympathetic nervous system (the fight/flight one) hands the reigns over to the parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and digest one). This allows us to relax in a deep way giving the body a well deserved break, as these days many people tend to be stuck in the fight/flight state a lot of the time.  

meditation 

An integral part of Kundalini Yoga, meditation utilises practical tools (breath, mantra, mudra and focus) which carefully and precisely support the mind and guide the body as usually it is quite difficult to stop thoughts on demand. There are as many meditations as there are kriyas, each tailored to a specific purpose such as reducing stress, working on addictions or increasing vitality. Many people find it easier to sit in stillness after physical exercise and this is why meditations often follow after the kriya.