Ashtanga

Ashtanga is a series of postures (asanas) connected by the breath. This style combines sequential, flowing movements with focused internal awareness. The series are fixed and are designed for daily self practice, gradually building up posture by posture, often under the guidance of a teacher (Mysore style). Through synchronization of the breath with the movement, the series becomes one continuous “flow”. Going through the same series time and time again has a meditative effect. The more you get to know the postures, the deeper and more effortlessly you can go into them. Since you know the order of postures, you can focus your attention on your own body instead of listening to the teacher. The teacher in return, has more freedom to give you hands-on assistance. The most visible product of Ashtanga is sweat; the practice of asanas creates heat, warming up the blood and muscles. This eliminates waste products from the organs and connective tissue and makes your body supple and healthy.

Ashtanga Mysore style:

In the Mysore style you go through (part of) the series. The teacher gives advice, assists where needed and teaches new postures (also when you forgot a posture). This class is a great way to deepen your practice. When you have built up enough power, endurance, flexibility and concentration, the teacher will teach you new postures.

Please bring a towel with you so that the teacher can adjust you with your own towel (which is much more pleasant).

The class is suitable for all levels. Knowledge of sun salutations A and B is required. It is also recommended to join a couple of times the Ashtanga Led class on Wednesday before you start with Mysore. 

Ashtanga Full Primary:

The Indian Mysore style practice has been modified for Western needs into a led class. In a led class, the teacher guides everybody through the series at the same pace. Through synchronization of the breath with the movement, the series becomes one continuous “flow”.

The whole primary series is suitable for everyone with at least 6 months of experience. 

Ashtanga Half Primary:

In the Ashtanga half primary only part of the full primary series is practiced. The class has a lower pace and there is more time for options.

The class is suitable for new students to more advanced students.

Ashtanga Basics:

Ashtanga Basics is a shorter Led class that is ideal for new students who want a dynamic practice. The postures are explained in detail. Much attention is given to the basic principles of ashtanga yoga. The class is slower and only part of the whole series is practiced.

The class is suitable for absolute beginners.

 

Vinyasa

Vinyasa is a dynamic yoga class. We synchronize movement on the breath in creative flows. Unlike the fixed sequence in ashtanga, every vinyasa class is different. It is always a discovery. There is room for specific areas of attention (e.g. hip openers, core stability, …) for music, …

Anything is possible leaving you to discover new possibilities and new limits. You never quite know what to expect so you learn to concentrate, follow and accept. Vinyasa is fun.

You will discover muscles that you didn’t know you had. It strengthens your body, makes you more flexible, balances your body and relaxes your mind. In our vinyasa classes we apply the principle of Vinyasa Krama or perfectly linking the asanas (postures) in a sequence making it a meditation in movement. The asanas are broken down in fluent movements so that you are brought in a perfect way into the postures.

There are different levels of classes from beginners to advanced.

 

EasyFlow

EasyFlow is based on Vinyasa.

The pace of the classes is significantly lower and there is more time for relaxation during the classes, with postures adapted to different needs. Some postures will be held longer to allow full awareness and relaxation into the pose.

This class is very well suited for beginners, people recovering from injuries or if you just want to take it easy.

Yin Yoga / Deep Release Yin

Yin Yoga consists of a series of floor exercises held for 3 to 5 minutes.

It stimulates connective tissue, ligaments and cartilage, important to allow maximal range of motion in the joints. This cannot be achieved in the more active yang yoga styles which strengthen and lengthen the muscles.

Yin yoga gives you the time to feel every aspect of your body. Being in the moment, in your body, in space and in your feeling. The effect of yin yoga postures is a more flexible, energetically stable and stronger body. It provides a perfect complement to the yang styles of yoga, stimulating meridians and organs and preparing the mind for meditation.

Deep release yin yoga

Do you suffer from tensions that keep coming back? Then the deep release yin yoga is for you. Everybody has some of those muscle knots – also called trigger points – that restrict your movements, cause pain. You can have them released by a massage therapist, but in the deep release yin yoga you give yourself a deep massage using a tennis or massage ball. By combining the roll & release technique with yin postures we work deeper on muscles and connective tissue (fascia). This makes you more flexible and gives you more symmetry in your body.

This class is suited for every level of practitioner.

 

Hatha Yoga

“Ha” can be translated as sun and “tha” as moon. One is not possible without the other. Hatha yoga helps you to experience the unity between two extremes, to unite opposites, to experience balance between body and mind, between thinking and feeling, between yourself and the other.

Each class consists of pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (postures) and savasana (relaxation).

The hatha yoga class is taught in a gentle, meditative way. Each class is different, the postures are usually practiced separately with a lot of attention for body awareness. Each posture can be adapted to your needs and possibilities. You become much more aware of your body, your breath, your senses, your thoughts. This helps you to feel more at ease with yourself, in body and mind.

We also look into the background of yoga, so that you understand how your yoga practice fits within the broader framework of yoga philosophy.

This class is very well suited for beginners, people recovering from injuries or if you just want to take it easy.

Yin and Yang yoga

Everything consists of yin and yang. Yin is considered as the moon energy, the feminine energy, tranquility, intuition. Yan is the sun energy, masculine energy, activity, dynamism. Our hectic Western society, in which many of us are running to keep up with our busy agendas, is largely dominated by yang energy. As such, many people feel that their bodies are not in balance. We experience a lot of stress, live in our heads. With yin and yang yoga, we try to bring both energies in balance again.

The class starts with some quiet restorative yin asanas followed by a yang flow to stimulate our energy again. We end with some closing yin poses and a relaxing savasana.

Yoga for Pregnancy

Yoga for Pregnancy focuses on the things you can still do during pregnancy. It is an active class in which we work on having fun, relaxing, preventing common physical complaints and efficient breathing. A pregnancy changes a lot in your body: hormones loosen ligaments, the amount of blood increases, organs have to work harder, … These changes often cause discomforts. In the Yoga for Pregnancy classes, you will learn how to prevent or lessen cramps, nausea, headaches, fatigue, fluid retention, … by practicing specific asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) and relaxation techniques. You will get to know your body more consciously and will learn to trust your intuition and use willpower. This will prepare you for an easy, more relaxed delivery and a faster recovery afterwards.

Prana Vinyasa Flow®

Prana: life-force, breath, movement of life
Vinyasa: evolution, wave, cycle, lineage teachings of flowing yoga
Yoga: to unify, the state of unified consciousness

Prana Vinyasa ®, created by Shiva Rea, is a creative, dynamic kind of yoga flow that moves on the rhythm of the breath. By offering different options and knowing own boundaries, there’s room for own development and challenge.

Yoga bij kanker

Wat kan je verwachten

Yoga kan je helpen om de neveneffecten van een kankerbehandeling op korte en lange termijn dagelijks beter te hanteren. Het regelmatig beoefenen van yoga kan je ook helpen om terug meer greep te krijgen op je eigen leven, je fysiek en mentaal beter te voelen en terug meer evenwicht en harmonie te ervaren.

In deze les, leer je specifieke yoga tools zoals aangepaste houdingen, ademhalings- en relaxatietechnieken die je kan toepassen als je met kanker werd of wordt geconfronteerd.

Voor wie?

Iedereen die recent of in het verleden te maken kreeg met een kankerdiagnose. Eerdere ervaring met yoga is niet vereist. Gelieve contact op te nemen via info@flowingyoga.be voor je de eerste keer naar de les komt, zodat de lesgeefster maximaal kan rekening houden met je specifieke behoeften.

Lesgeefster

Inge Wauters: gecertificeerd yogadocente met specialisatie in yoga voor kankerpatiënten. Naast haar passie voor yoga werkt Inge dagelijks met kankerpatiënten in het UZ Gasthuisberg.

Wanneer?

De les gaat om de twee weken door op zaterdagnamiddag van 13:00 tot 14:15u

Prijs?

De eerste les is een proefles en kost 5 euro. 

Daarna betaal je ofwel losse lessen aan 13 euro per les of je kan een 5-beurtenkaart nemen voor 50 euro. De 5-beurtenkaart is 6 maanden geldig.

Inschrijven op voorhand is niet nodig.

De les is in het Nederlands.