Gothenburg: From Darkness to Delight
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Gothenburg: From Darkness to Delight

Most of us practise yoga in order to feel less stressed out in our lives. But sometimes taking yoga too seriously can have the opposite effect!

Luckily, Michael is joining forces with his dear friend, amazing yoga teacher Anna Wikström, for a lighthearted exploration of how bringing a sense of play into yoga can help bring more lightness into life. We will begin this special workshop with a talk about the psychology and physiology of trying too hard, and discuss a set of methods which can help us approach our yoga practice in a more cheerful way.

We will then put these tools to use in a well-rounded movement sequence, an uplifting meditation, and a regenerating relaxation. After a little fika, you'll have the opportunity to use the light you've found within yourself as a way of illuminating and easing the burden of a specific issue that may be weighing you down unnecessarily.

There will also be time for questions and discussion. Bring a notebook and a pen, and be ready to play! 

CLICK HERE to book!

  • Gothia Towers, Gothenburg (konferensavdelningen)
  • Saturday, 21 October
  • 13.00-18.00
  • 1200 SEK
  • Bring a yoga mat, notebook, pen, bolster, 2 blocks, blanket and stra
  • For questions please contact: anna@olismo.org
  • Please note that your booking is binding!
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Stockholm: Embodied Meditation: A Physical Exploration of Your Consciousness
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Stockholm: Embodied Meditation: A Physical Exploration of Your Consciousness

While most of us recognise the benefits of yoga poses and meditative practices, the apparent sense of difference between the body and the mind can tempt us to think about yoga and meditation as separate experiences. We might see one as a way of getting into the body, and the other as a means of reaching a transcendent state of consciousness.

However, what if the difference between the body and the mind is not as real as it seems? Scientific studies have made it clear, for example, that mental states affect physical health, and that physical activity improves cognitive function. So is it logical to differentiate between the two in yoga–which is, after all, Sanskrit for ”union”? Is there a genuine difference between the mental and the physical?

In this workshop, we’ll be exploring how we can use the tools of yoga, meditation, and philosophy to unlock doors that seemingly separate the mind and the body.

The lesson will begin with a brief introduction to the philosophical principles behind our exploration, along with the practical tools we will be using. We will follow with a well-balanced yoga āsana practice as a means of exploring the mind, which will flow into a meditation designed to connect more fully with the body. After a one-hour lunch break, we will gather for an in-depth discussion of the philosophical and scientific theories of how the body and the mind function as a single unit, in ways which can have very real and immediate effects on everyday life. We will then end the day with a restorative yoga practice that will weave it all together!

You will leave this workshop with a greater understanding of how the embodied mind can contribute to health in all its forms, excellence in all pursuits, and an ability to appreciate the richness of each moment.

Open to all levels of yoga experience!

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Stockholm: Playing Yoga
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Stockholm: Playing Yoga

Most of us practise yoga in order to feel less stressed out in our lives. But sometimes taking yoga too seriously can have the opposite effect! This two-hour lesson will be a lighthearted exploration of the playfulness of yoga. We will begin with a brief talk about the psychology and physiology of trying too hard, and discuss a set of methods which can help us approach our yoga practice in a more cheerful way. We will then put these tools to use in a well-rounded movement sequence, an uplifting meditation, and a regenerating relaxation.

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Aug
19
1:30 PM13:30

Berlin: Embodied Meditation

Embodied Meditation: A Physical Exploration of Your Consciousness

KALAA Yoga Berlin, Lychener Strasse 47, 10437 Berlin

While most of us recognise the benefits of yoga poses and meditative practices, the apparent sense of difference between the body and the mind can tempt us to think about yoga and meditation as separate experiences. We might see the former as a way of getting into the body, and the latter as a means of reaching a transcendent state of consciousness. 

However, what if the difference between the body and the mind is not as real as it seems? It is clear, for example, that mental states affect physical health, and that physical activity improves cognitive function. So is it logical to differentiate between the two in yoga--which is, after all, Sanskrit for "union"? Is there a genuine difference between the mental and the physical?

In this workshop, we'll be exploring how we can use the tools of yoga, meditation, and philosophy to unlock doors that seemingly separate the mind and the body.

The lesson will begin with a brief introduction to the philosophical principles behind our exploration, along with the practical tools we will be using. We will follow with a well-balanced yoga asana practice as a means of exploring the mind, which will flow into a meditation designed to connect more fully with the body. After a brief break, we'll gather for an in-depth discussion of the philosophical and scientific theories of how the body and the mind function as a single unit, in ways which can have very real and immediate effects on everyday life. We will then end the day with a restorative yoga practice that will weave it all together!

You will leave this workshop with a greater understanding of how the embodied mind can contribute to health in all its forms, excellence in all pursuits, and an ability to appreciate the richness of each moment.

Open to all levels of yoga experience!

€45, or book both Friday evening and Saturday together for €10 off!

18 + 19 Aug Both Workshops (€10 off)
65.00
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Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Berlin: Candlelight Yoga, Relaxation & Meditation

KALAA Yoga Berlin, Lychener Strasse 47, 10437 Berlin

It's Friday night y'all. Time to take your selves on a romantic candlelit yoga date.

Even for yogis, it can sometimes be difficult to accept ourselves fully. This evening's practice will provide you with a warm, lighthearted space in which you can embrace some the aspects of your physical, emotional, and mental life that might be in need of some extra attention and affection. 

The lesson will begin with a talk about how yoga can help us recognise that each of us is a rich world made up of many parts--and that each side of ourself has something positive to contribute to the whole. We'll then move into a flowing āsana practice in order to find physical freedom and presence, and to make friends with our bodies. The āsana portion will culminate in a series of restorative poses which will help to release any last bits of tension and conflict within the body. We'll end with a meditation designed to help us bring all of our inner selves into the warm embrace of awareness.

This lesson is suitable for yogis of all levels!

€30, or book both Friday evening and Saturday together for €10 off!

18 + 19 Aug Both Workshops (€10 off)
65.00
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