YOGA & ESSENTIAL OILS

Is it a match? I love essential oils, but wasn’t sure how to incorporate them into my practice. Or if it makes any sense at all. Or if I even like it. I try to keep my practice pure. Just me and my mat, that’s it. Plain-vanilla. My ujjayi breath is strong and I couldn’t imagine any disruption, even not through a good smell, gently diffusing in the air.

A bit of experimenting and I have to admit, it works really well. Yoga and essential oils. It’s all about balance. Accepting that every day is different, every day the body and the mind are in a slightly different mood and need different support. One day I diffuse essential oils, so they transform the room into another world and speak to all my senses. Some days I need stillness, In my ears and my nose. Other days I love to add some oils to my neck and soles of my feet right before shavasana for a perfect relaxation.

There’s no one fits all, play with them! Surprisingly it’s not always the favorite smell that works with the practice. Each oil has it’s effect and magic on both, body and mind. No matter if you initially like it or not. It’s no perfume. But it can be too 🙂

Let the magic work!

Ashtanga workshop

Yogis!

We are doing an Ashtanga Workshop! Friday, 21st June (international day of yoga), 18:30 – 21:00 in Winterthur @Yoga Bliss.

It will fit all levels, but expect a bit of sweating 🙂

I’m mixing languages now, as most probably the workshop will be taught in German, however if participants speak English only, this might change! Are you in? Let me know! Click here to sign up.

Einführung in Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga ist ein dynamischer und kraftvoller Yoga Stil, bei dem Positionen und Atem synchronisiert sind. Wir üben eine gleichbleibende Sequenz mit dem Ziel in einen meditativen Zustand zu kommen. Dabei kräftigen wir den Körper und bringen den Geist zur Ruhe.

Das machen wir: 

  • Ein klein wenig Theorie: Was ist Ashtanga und warum macht dieses System Sinn (ca. 20 min)
  • Etwas mehr Praxis: Ashtanga Primary Series, led class (2 Std)

Der Workshop ist für dich geeignet:

  • Wenn du Lust hast auf eine anstrengende Praxis
  • Wenn du etwas Neues kennenlernen möchtest
  • Du solltest schon ein wenig Yoga Erfahrung haben, es werden aber auch Modifikationen für einzelne Asanas angeboten

Bitte mitbringen:

  • Ein Handtuch (schwitzen gehört dazu!)
  • Offenheit und Lust auf Neues
  • Ein Lächeln 🙂

The next Retreat is on!

We do it again! Join us!!! Immerse into the power of the yoga frequency and enjoy a long weekend filled with yoga, wellness and some fab surprises for you!

3rd to 6th October – please see details below and let us know if you’re in! I’m mixing languages now, apologies for that, but the retreat will be hold in German.

Herbstzauber im Tirol – 4 Tage Yoga Retreat

Es erwartet dich eine Auszeit an einem besonderen Kraftplatz inmitten der Tiroler Berge. Mit Yoga, Meditation, Wellness, Wandern oder gemütlichem Spazieren kannst du mit allen Sinnen geniessen, abschalten, regenerieren und dich verwöhnen lassen. Du wirst Harmonie für Körper und Seele erleben.

Von Do 3. Oktober bis So 6. Oktober 2019 lassen wir es uns besonders gut gehen und geniessen das gute Leben. 

Darauf kannst du dich freuen:

  • 6 Lektionen Yoga unterschiedlicher Stilrichtungen für einen energiegeladenen Start in den Tag und entspannten Abend, weitere Highlights und Überraschungen.
  • Zwei Lehrerinnen die bestens ausgebildete sind in Yoga, Meditation und Mindfulness. Es zeichnet sie langjährige Unterrichtserfahrung in verschiedenen Yoga Stilen, Kompetenz, Kreativität, Empathie, Herzlichkeit, Freude am Umgang mit Menschen, viel Begeisterung und Spass am Unterrichten aus und lassen so jede Lektion zu einem besonderen Erlebnis werden.
  • Ein exklusives 5 Sterne Verwöhnhotel mit Gourmetküche, wunderschöner Wellnesslandschaft und Spa für deine rundum Erholung.
  • Diese abwechslungsreiche Auszeit ist auch bestens für Yoga Anfänger geeignet!

Hier klicken für weitere Infos und Anmeldung.

My first video. I can’t express how excited I am… I never expected such a great outcome, thanks a mill Madu, you did an awesome work and I can’t wait to continue!

Unfortunately I can’t upload here, so please go to TUNEin:YOGA on Facebook to watch and I would be thrilled to hear if you like it! Facebook doesn’t show high resolution, but you can tick the box HD in the settings for the video.

Hope you enjoy!

Videocredit Pasindu Madushan Photography


Get back on track

I lost myself a bit over the last weeks, well even months. Under the flag of „common, let’s enjoy life“, I finally lost the connection to myself, which was so hard to build up. The good news, I know what I have to do. The difficult thing is, not to get distracted. But just do it.

My theme is all about ahimsa. This is one of the yamas (ethical precepts), part of the yoga sutras. Ahimsa translates into non violence — violence in all aspects, physical and also mental violence, such as words or thoughts.

How you treat others and yourself, what you say and think of others and yourself. This is where everything has to start, within ourselves. Be kind to the people around you. Be kind to yourself.

Non harming is the basis of every practice and it all boils down to the relationship with yourself. Repeat this: it’s about the relationship with yourself.

On the mat, it means to be kind to your body. To not push yourself into postures that you are not ready for, as you may cause injury.

Off the mat it’s about speech, food, clothing, how you treat others, the environment, yourself. Living healthy. You decide.

I decided to get back on track, back to a life of practicing ahimsa. Particularly when it comes to myself. And you know what? I know it will feel amazing, even if it needs discipline to get back. 

I’m in, how about you?

TUNEin:YOGA goes Winti

New classes available! Am so happy to teach at Yoga Bliss, a beautiful Yoga studio based in Winterthur, close to Zurich.

I will teach Saturday and Sunday mornings, in rotation with the other teachers, so keep an eye on TUNEin:YOGA at facebook, classes are announced there. As usual classes suit all levels and will be energizing for a great start into your day!

First class 5th May, 9:30 – 11:00am, are you in? Need any additional information? Send me a note, always happy to hear from you 🙂

Photoshoot!

When your flat turns into a photo-studio…. One day shooting, half day filming – woop woop! Exciting and exhausting, we had fun, and yeah, it was challenging! Honestly, I didn’t expect such an effort, but rather underestimated what a professional shoot means.

I already had a glimpse of the stunning work and can‘t wait to see the final output! Stayed tuned, will share soon with you.

What an experience, thanks a mill Madu, much much appreciated 🙂