the yoga room with a view!

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Summer weeknights in the city can be sweet.
The yoga room is hosted at a rooftop in Mets.
Into the light and above the city.

Ashtanga Mondays & Vinyasa Thursdays at 19:45; email for info.

NOTE: Thursday, July 24th is moved to Wednesday, 23rd.

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Summer Preview!


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~ Open Yoga Day, Thessaloniki: Sunday, 1st of June.  Have been honored with the invitation to teach at this free event at the new port.

~ Women, Spirituality & Activism Thursday, 12th of June.  This will be an all-day event at the Athens Symposium, a celebration of women free & open to the public.  The exact time of my presentation TBD, but it will be in the pm, between 2-6.  Join us for a full day of discussion panels, yoga, sharing, music and dancing from the Pangea community.

~ INVERSION IMMERSION @ Siddhi Yoga Shala, Saturday, 14th of June.  We will weave prepatory postures, partner work and alignment tips for safely standing on your hands, head and shoulders into a shoulder-opening, core-strengthening vinyasa practice.

~Yogastoalsos @ Limni Vouliagmenis, Sunday 15th of June.  Join us for an open + free morning at one of our city’s most unappreciated natural treasures; practice with us under the trees and enjoy your swim.

~ Women’s Summer Retreat, Guru Purnima weekend of 11-13th of July @ the idyllic Candili Estate in Northern Evoia- stay tuned for more info!

~ Ashtanga in Paros, 25-27th July.  Ashtanga Vinyasa ||  Theory + Practice.  The weekend workshop is appropriate for all levels of students, from ardent Ashtangis to the Ashtanga-curious.  http://www.yogaretreatsparos.com/workshops/

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Ashtanga workshop on Paros, 25-27th July

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Join me for what promises to be a great weekend of practice & learning, in the heart of the Cyclades.  The Yoga Shala is a beautiful new space with a sunset view over Naousa, one of the island’s most beautiful spots. Make new friends, connect and explore. Enjoy more than 8 hours of practice, with the freedom to roam the island, windsurf or veg out on a beach chair with your book, for the rest of the day.  It is likely that we will arrange a trek or adventurous exploration, closer to the weekend.  All sessions will be in English; if need be, translation in Greek will be available.

 

Ashtanga Yoga: Theory & Practice 

Known for both its vigor and the way it links yoga postures together into a continuous flow, Ashtanga Yoga is the art of following our awareness through and between postures, breaths, thoughts, and techniques integrating both theory and practice. It is a system transmitted to the modern world by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) which involves synchronizing breath, attention and movement to produce a profound state of concentration by virtue of internal purification. During this in-depth weekend workshop, you will learn to employ core techniques like drishti and bandha, in order to awaken the body’s innate intelligence through a step-by-step exploration of the form, breathing, and movement upon which the series of postures in the classical Ashtanga method is built.

During the weekend, we will explore Ashtanga’s philosophy and practice, with guided sessions for every body. Learn about the building blocks of our practice and refine your technique for jump-throughs and jump backs. There will also be an in-depth exploration of the subtle aspects of the components and the inversions in the finishing postures. Morning sessions will begin with chanting & sitting in silence. The theory portion will include a closer study of the philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga, as set out by master Patanjali and the opportunity to explore highlights from the Yoga Sutras. 

Injury-free beginners and practitioners from all yoga traditions are welcome to participate in this transformative weekend. The workshop will offer a solid foundation for what may turn out to be a lifelong love affair with this amazing practice for those new to it, and a renewed appreciation of its subtleties for those more experienced.

FRIDAY 19:00-21:30 ~ Theory & Practice: An Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga & The Fundamentals. The workshop will begin with a detailed exploration of the fundamentals, in order to methodically and safely build the practice from the ground up and the inside out. The emphasis will be on the intricate details that allow the postures to feel simultaneously uplifting and grounded. We will also work with a precise outlining of the essential finishing postures that lead us naturally into pranayama and bandha practice as spontaneous awakening of intelligence and ease.

SATURDAY 10:30-13:00 Theory & Practice: Tristhana- The Core Principles Of The Ashtanga Practice. Unlock the techniques essential to unlocking the power and spirit of the Ashtanga practice. Delve deeply into the theory of tristhana, the core principles of the Ashtanga practice: breath, asana and gaze, as we move the practice deeper into the Primary Series, refining and illuminating, as we go.

SUNDAY 10:00-13:00 Practice: Primary Series, in the traditional Sanskrit count, followed by guided relaxation and metta (loving-kindness) meditation. The practice will be followed by a philosophy talk & discussion: The Yama & Niyama; practice in daily life, Q & A. This session will be very interactive and questions are encouraged!

A direct student of Ashtanga founder Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Tina spent more than a year of practice with him both in Mysore and the USA. Although she has studied and practiced with many senior Ashtanga teachers, her approach is most influenced by her primary American teachers, Richard Freeman and Eddie Stern. It brings her great joy to share the more subtle aspects of the practice, making it enjoyable and accessible to all. 

Injury-free beginners, intermediate and advanced levels of practitioners are all welcome to practice in harmony together.

Workshop Cost: 75 euro; early bird 60 euros until 25th of May.

Info & bookings http://www.yogaretreatsparos.com/contact/

Walking distance from the shala: http://www.sunrise-paros.com/el/hotel_paros_greece.html

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Here comes the sun!

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Next weekend will be dedicated to Surya and the many ways in which we can honor its life-giving and sustaining energy.  Join me for solar-based practice.  All three are open to non-members.

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Saturday, March 15th at Πangea world music center, Pallados 20, 5th floor in Psyrri (Monastiraki Metro).  Drop-in rate: 12e.

12:00-13:30 Basics Workshop (beginners, and those with beginners’ mind, welcome!): The Eightfold Path, Surya Namaskar, Standing & Balancing asanas.

14:00-15:45 Intermediate/Advanced: Chant the Gāyatrī Mantra and dance with Agni (the Fire element) in a core-igniting, confidence-building Vinyasa practice.

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Sunday, March 16th at Holmes Place Athens, at Citylink Center (Syntagma Metro).  Drop-in rate: 5e for members, 10e for non-members.

14:00-16:00 Back to Basics workshop dedicated to the Sun Salutations. We will explore the inner and outer mechanics, the whys and hows, the key alignment points of the asanas within the sequence of Surya Namaskar A & B, as well as the foundations of our practice: breath, bandha, and drishti.

“The practice of Surya Namaskara has come to us from the long distant past, and is capable of rendering human life heavenly and blissful. By means of it, people can become joyous, experience happiness and contentment, and avoid succumbing to old age…”
~ Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Yoga Mala.

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Beginner’s Mind

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Sthira Sukha: Yoga Basics Series, Saturdays starting March 8th from 12:00-13:30  Πangea world music center 

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki.

This 4-week course is designed to introduce new students to the physical practice of yoga in a slow, safe and comprehensive manner. A smaller class size allows for more individual attention, detailed instructions (including modifications for all needs and abilities), key alignment points, hands-on adjustments, and questions.  Yoga Basics is perfect for those with little or no experience, as well as continuing students interested in reviewing the basics and reconnecting to the fundamentals of the practice!  At the end of this workshop students will be prepared to transition into the on-going open level classes. You can drop into one session or sign up for the series. By pre-registration.

world yoda day 088 Sthira Sukha: Μαθήματα Γιόγκα για Όλους, με την Τίνα Ζυμαράκη. Σάββατα του Μαρτίου, 12:00-13:30 μ.μ., από 8/3 στο Πangea world music center, Παλλάδος 20 Ψυρρή, 5ος όροφος.

Χτίστε μια γερή βάση, ώστε να μπορείτε να παρακολουθείτε τις ανοιχτές τάξεις με σταθερότητα (stira) και άνεση (sukha).  Τα εισαγωγικά αυτά μαθήματα είναι σχεδιασμένα εξίσου για μαθητές καινούριους στο μονοπάτι της γιόγκα, αλλά και για πιο έμπειρους ασκούμενους που επιθυμούν να εμβαθύνουν στις ασκήσεις, με αργό ρυθμό και ασφαλή προσέγγιση. Θα δοθεί ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στις βασικές αρχές ευθυγράμμισης των θεμελιωδών ασάνων (θέσεις ή στάσεις), όπως και οι κατάληλλες προσαρμογές τους για ατομικές ιδιαιτερότητες και τυχόν τραυματισμούς.

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8 Μαρτίου: Εισαγωγή στις αρχές της Χάθα Γιόγκα, κλασσικοί χαιρετισμοί στον ήλιο, βασικές όρθιες θέσεις.

15 Μαρτίου: Δυναμικοί χαιρετισμοί στον ήλιο, όρθιες θέσεις, ισορροπίες.

22 Μαρτίου: Πρόσθιες κάμψεις και καθιστές θέσεις.

29 Μαρτίου: Οπίσθιες κάμψεις και στροφές, ανεστραμμένες θέσεις.

Συνδρομή: 40€ για όλο το μήνα (12€ drop in)
Με προεγγραφή, παρακαλούμε επικοινωνήστε: sdadoush@gmail.com, 6973 608706.

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Spring Retreat

SPRING  RETREAT || April 4-6th, 2014

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RENEW, NOURISH, DETOX & REJUVENATE

A transformational weekend for practice, nature and purification at the four-star Thermae Platystomo Resort & Spa. Shed your winter skin and enjoy amazing raw meals, healing thermal waters and the beautiful countryside as you quiet down, rest and renew body, mind and spirit.

The sacred element of water has long been associated with the divine feminine and the ever-present emotion of love.  Like water, we are always moving, changing form, and renewing from one moment to the next.  Time spent connecting with water reminds us of the ways in which our inner landscape mirrors the outer landscape, and encourages us to be more gentle and forgiving with ourselves.  When we surrender to the flow and changing nature of our lives, our transitions can be more graceful and our hearts opened toward the love of the journey.  

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Mornings will begin with mouna (silence), pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation, followed by asana practice (postures). In our yoga sessions, we will explore Kriya Yoga, as outlined by master Patanjali: Tapas || Purification, Swadhyaya || Self-study, Ishwara Pranidhana || Surrender. On Saturday, we will do a light fast from words and food, with plenty of time for gentle walks in the surrounding nature, thermal spa in the luxurious indoor hot springs pool, journaling, rest and contemplation. There will be a light meal in the evening, following healing practices to nourish body and spirit.

 

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The weekend will include practice in one of Greece’s most beautiful indoor spaces for yoga, a discussion on yoga philosophy & history, sitting in silence, a hike amongst the clear streams and the rolling hills of the lush countryside, sharing circles and a vibrant raw gourmet buffet with plenty of time for quiet introspection as well as playful exploration. 

 

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You will stay in the Xenia’s beautiful semiprivate rooms with en-suite bathrooms; if you do not have a roommate, you will be paired with someone on the retreat.  Early bird pricing: Double occupancy, 150e (50e deposit before March 20th).  Thereafter: 170e.  Use of room as single occupancy: please add 50e to your costs.  Rates include: Two nights in the comfortable Xenia guest house, use of the hotel’s thermal springs pool (slippers & bathrobes provided), three amazing mostly raw buffet meals, nature walks, dharma talk, three yoga asana classes & meditation sessions.  

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Early check-in begins @ 4pm on Friday.  You are very welcome to take the day off & enjoy the area and thermal pool.  Meals are vegan, mostly raw, healthy, vibrant; let us know if you have allergies or specific dietary needs and we will do our best to honor them.  Fresh fruit & hot tea will be available at all times.

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Deposit or payment in full required to reserve your spot.  For more information, check out Thermai Platystomou website.  Questions?  Feel free to contact tinazym ATgmail.com, or 6955 670 455.

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 Immerse yourself in the loving embrace of nature and healing waters, as we explore, connect and integrate the flow of the earth’s energy through each one of us.  
Return home with a deeper divine connection, confidence, support, direction and a lighter and more spacious body, mind, heart and soul.

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~ Retreat Schedule (subject to change)~

~ Friday, April 4th:

4:00pm onwards: Arrivals, rest & spa (for those arriving late, you may have your thermal spa on Sunday)

8:00 pm: Introductions & Intentions, Dinner

~ Saturday, April 5th:

9:00 am: Morning Sadhana: Dharma Talk, Mouna, Pranayama, Meditation

10:00 am-12:00 pm: Asana Class ~ Tapas: Fire & Discipline; Inversions and a solar, heat-building core-igniting practice

12-3pm: Rest & spa

3pm: Silent walking meditation and sitting in silence (outdoors, weather permitting)

4:30 pm: Dharma talk: Introduction to the History & Philosophy of Hatha Yoga

5:30-7:00 pm: Asana Class ~ Swadhyaya, study of self: A lunar, restorative practice.

7:00-8:00 pm: Yoga nidra (guided relaxation)

8:00-10 pm: Dinner

~Sunday

9:00 am: Morning Sadhana: Mantra, Pranayama, Meditation

10:00 am: Asana Class ~ Ishwara Pranidhana, surrender & faith: Hip Openers & Arm Balances

12:30 pm: Brunch buffet

2:00 pm: Closing Circle & Farewells

Late check-out: 4pm. For those who wish to continue, there will be an afternoon visit to the incredible natural thermal springs of Thermopylae, about 30 minutes by car en route back to Athens.

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“As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.” ~Emmanuel Teney

 

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