EXCITING NEWS FOR YOU :: SMALL GROUP PROGRAM BACK AGAIN

I've got great news for you. 

I'm rolling out the SMALL GROUP PROGRAM again. We’re going to begin next week on Thursday 1st March 2018 and, Im very much looking forward to this. 


Intention

With the feedback of participants from our last round, the intention behind this program is now to 

  • accompany your personal practice at home, in a school or in private teaching
  • offer sessions outside of a regular schedule in an Ashtanga Yoga School
  • refine details in your practice emphasising the elements (breaths, alignment breath and movements, energetic locks, gazing points, tristana)
  • research on postures and challenges like knees, shoulder, back and others
  • involve Yamas and Niyamas 
  • enchant a consistent practice
  • exchange insights of the practice based on the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga


 

Results of Private Teaching

The results of Private Teaching have proven that time, attention and care have got a great positive impact on your personal practice. 

  • Learn how to integrate wisely this precious practice in your daily life. You see, the practice of Ashtanga Yoga shouldn’t be an extra thing on your plate. The practice is there to get to know you and enhance your life through it. How to apply the practice can be studied as well as the practice itself. 
  • Adapt the practice to your needs. When you’ve got specific problems with your knees, blood pressure, anxiety or others you’ll research options to make you feel comfortable in uncomfortableness and heal.  Or I also like to connect here with pregnant women or mommies with babies or infants. 
  • Explore your space. Group classes can be felt as quite intimidating. Ive heard practitioners saying that the environment makes them feel insecure or even ashamed. I understand. Protection and privacy in the small group program will help you to open up and engage in the practice like a child - play and learn freely.  
  • Study the link between the practice and life. To me Yoga and life are inseparable. What you practice on the mat, is what you feel in your own precious body. Your body - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual - is communicating with you whilst you are moving through the postures guided by your breath.  What you feel is crucial. Emotions are the chief source of becoming conscious. Then you bring them into your life, return to your mat and check in again.
  • Practice! Really, that’s what’s it all about - real hands-on work! (and joy :))

 

Im so grateful for what Claudia Redinha shared with me: 

I am grateful for the immense difference she has made in my daily practice. Her technical knowledge and her commitment to the traditional pillars of Ashtanga are always gracefully combined with the careful consideration of her students’ personality and needs.  Stef’s presence and guidance have helped me to immerse myself into and set the intention for my practice. For that I am forever grateful.
— Cláudia Redinha, lawyer


Is it for me?

  • Yes. There’s no “level” in Ashtanga Yoga. You’re welcome, when you haven’t practiced yet at all, began yours or have already rolled out your mats for years.
  • Yes. You’re good enough. Actually, great already. 
  • Yes. When you’re committed to  yourself and show up. 
  • Yes. You aren’t too stiff. There’s simply not such thing like stiffness. Your body is precious as it is. Love it with all your heart.
  • Yes. Yoga is an ancient sciences and Ashtanga Yoga has been time-proven over almost 100 years through “direct and practical experience”. This stuff really works. 

 


Dates & Investment

Thursdays, 10:15a - 11:45a with max. 6 participants.

Residência do Sol
Avenida Marginal 8648, 2750-427 Cascais
Meeting at Lobby, 10:10a

55€ per month incl. IVA


When you've got questions, please feel free to send an eMail to roomformyself@gmail.com.
Lets meet there and reply to roomformyself@gmail.com to reserve your spot! 

Thank you so much for your trust! I appreciate to practice with you! 

Warmly, Stefanie

P.S.: When a dear friends needs support to just take the next step and give Yoga a try, please forward this eMail. She might benefit for a life-time. Thanks so much!

 

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ASHTANGA YOGA AT ARAVINDA YOGA SHALA LISBON

I remember one of the first winter days downtown Lisbon in November last year. Sunny still. Yet with a fresh and clear air. 

I had a free moment and walked over to my friends Magui and Fred from Spinach; to chat about life and enjoy their fresh food. 

Accidentally, there I also met a dear fellow practitioner from Yoga-Lisboa, Marin. Funnily enough, after the times we practiced together we hadn’t actually talked yet. 

So we took the chance and began to share our thoughts. About Ashtanga Yoga.

We both mentioned, that we missed Xico’s teaching. Earlier this year 2017 Xico decided to withdraw for an uncertain time; also his studio Yoga-Lisboa was left to someone else. 

Though we continued the lunch classes there, it wasn’t felt as home anymore. So I also shared with my Ashtangi friend, that Id look for a more welcoming place, that’d carry a vibe of sacredness, comfort and inspiration.

Marin understood, and! happened to know a place just around the corner. No way, I thought. Search online for “Ballerina Body”, she encouraged me. 


That’s what I did. From Inês, who does teach Ballerina in this place, I was referred to Joana. 

Still I didn’t know, who Joana was. But in the moment I received her mobile number I was in AWE. It was Joana Menano, with whom I had shared precious Ashtanga Yoga times at Casa Vinyasa. For a short period we also learnt the teaching practice together. 

It was sort of meant to be. Not yet. 


So, Joana is the founder and owner of ARAVINDA YOGA SHALA. I called her with surprise in my voice and happily enough she welcomed me back in her life. However, she clarified there’d be no room for extra lunch classes. 

Ok, I surrendered. My next step was clear -  go and search. But just a couple of hours later Joana called me back explaining some useful changes and here we are. 


ARAVINDA YOGA SHALA

ARAVINDA YOGA SHALA’s schedule for Ashtanga Yoga set off with two lunch classes; and you’re so welcome. 

TUESDAYS
12:45 - 14:15 hrs Mysore Self-Practice along with
13:00 - 14:00 Led Class 

THURSDAYS
12:45 - 14:15 hrs Mysore Style Class

 

Universe was even more generous with us. Xico’s back too. His classes are

MONDAYS
7:30 - 9:00 Mysore Self-Practice
8:00 - 9:00 Led Class Level I

THURSDAYS
7:30 - 9:00 Mysore Self-Practice
8:00 - 9:00 Improvisation Level II & III

Ive come to believe, sometimes, we need to be apart to join back together in a different way. More mature, more connected, more joyful. 

The other one thing Ive experienced so many times as so how I was led to Aravinda Yoga Shala is this and I allow myself to be true - 

Universe carries you with invisible hands and guides you along your way through the people you encounter, meet, relate and befriend with. The key is to set your intention. Clearly. Then take action. Start somewhere and trust! Universe will do its part too. 


It's about feeling connected. Internally, with others and also with something greater. 
I call it Universe. Others may call it God. Or Spirit. Or Consciousness. Or... 
A deep sense for connection, we all carry it inside of us, I believe. 
It's a question of how much you are aware of it. 

Ashtanga Yoga can be a method that may help you, dive into it, learn about it, connect with it - ultimately connect with you. 
 

So I'd love to say

Thank you, Universe. 
Thank you my dear Ashtanga friend. 
Thank you Magui and Fred from Spinach. 
Thank you Inês from Ballerina Body.
Thank you Joana Menano. 
Thank you Xico. 

Last but not least, a big heartfelt thank you to those who trust me to share this beautiful Ashtanga Yoga practice with. It means a lot to me.  

 

Now, when you like, share with us in the comments below your fav experience universe’s carried you away. It’d be awesome to learn about your magic moments.

When you’ve got questions about Ashtanga Yoga, the schedule at Aravinda Yoga Shala, Private Teaching or others, please send an eMail to roomformyself@gmail.com

In meantime, love and joy and care for you. 

Your Stef

CERTAIN IS UNCERTAINTY - TO 2018

A belated WONDERFUL NEW YEAR Im wishing you with my whole heart. 

Have you set a resolution or more? How many have you already broken? How many haven’t you pick up yet at all anyway?

I can relate. Changes don’t come easy. 

They may require to face fear, frustration, failure. Yet, those elements of life are as essential as courage, movement and victory. 

 

“Paradox of life”

Psychiatrist Carl Jung says: 

The paradox is one of our most valuable spiritual possession… only the paradox comes anywhere near to comprehending the fullness of life.
— taken from the book “Braving the Wilderness” by Brené Brown, p.155

The experience of my regular and consistent practice of the eight Ashtanga Yoga limbs in my best way possible has been exposing me to the paradoxes, helping me to become aware of them.

The Yoga mat is for me a sacred place, where Im able to allow myself to explore these sensation safely, without pressure or judgement.

My practice‘s involved

  • effort and surrender
  • fear and courage
  • protection and vulnerability
  • strength and weakness
  • discipline and gentleness
  • darkness and light
  • ugliness and beauty
  • reality and magic
  • failure and victory
  • judgement and compassion
  • frustration and break-through
  • sprint and patience, patience, patience
  • pain and arise
  • movement and pause

Since I believe, that Ashtanga Yoga mirrors daily life and vice versa, I also learnt to live with these and other paradoxes and figured in my own bones that these ones ARE life and it is them that make life so worth living. 

 

What life makes life - the unknown and the uncertainty

The “fullness of life” gets some extra pepper, when I also think about the elements of the uncertainty and the unknown. A moment of dance between both, for example effort and surrender, may work out well today but maybe not tomorrow. 

Even though, we humans are wired to wanting to know what’s next, that’s what life’s not about, like Philosophers, Psychologists and contemporary Spiritual Leaders emphasise over and over again:

The juice lies in the dance among the paradoxes of life and not knowing how it‘ll end. 

 

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Certain is uncertainty. Without darkness there's no light. Accepting these facts, doesn’t it spark your life to go for your resolution, hope, dreams, vision and goals?

For this BRAND NEW YEAR  - COMMIT in the bottom of your heart to what matters to you, show up every single day to pursue it and DANCE! 

Not all the time on your mission there’ll be light, break-throughs and arising. Often it also feels dark, painful and like failure. Sometimes all of them at the same time. 

Yet, you don’t know, unless you'll follow through! The only way is  - DO IT! Just like the practice, keep showing up and let the experience teach you. 

I'd love to finish with Eckard Tolle’s quote from his book “New Earth” (p.115)

“Life is the dancer and you are the dance”

That being said, take a deep breath! The beautiful, generous breath, that’ll hold you sacred anytime, no matter what. 

 

You are worth it. You’re needed. Let’s do this! To 2018! 

What are your intentions for 2018 and how do you want to rise up to them?

 

There'll be exciting news coming along shortly. 

When you're interested in Private Teaching please send me an eMail to discuss details: roomformyself@gmail.com. Looking forward to hearing from you! 

with love, excitement and focus.

 

Your Stef

P.S.: when you know a dear friend, who'd you feel, would be inspired by the practice of Ashtanga Yoga share this blog along. We don't know, how it'll turn out :). 

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ACT WITH LITTLE THINGS

It is a spontaneous moment on a winter weekend. How I love them. 
Zion and I we’re taking a walk along our house beach into the sunset and ended up having fun with a couple of new friends on a new sport circle round in the dawn. 

While hanging in the ropes Zion discovers this heart. He says: oh Mommy look, there’s a heart. Then he’s spreading kisses all around.

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Im inspired by such purity. 

How about living the December with Advent, Christmas and New Years Eve like this - with awareness and an open heart, joy and gratitude, reflection and change IN ACTION. 

With these spiritual practices!


“Slow is the new fast”

Write your last list of 2017.

  • write EVERYTHING DOWN you want to do/have done/shop/craft/say BEFORE or FOR Christmas and NYE. Don’t shy away, let it all down on a blank piece of paper. 
  • then check in with your schedule and evaluate the time you’ve got besides your working schedule, daily family life and personal commitments (like Yoga).
  • prune your “EVERYTHING LIST” to those “to Does” that are truly important, valuable and that deserve your heart, schedule them, involve your family when you like and take it easy! 



Practice Gratitude

Take 5 minutes every day, choose the best time for you, and write three points of gratitude.

  • someone you’re grateful for: look also in the past, to encounters, colleagues, doctors, athletes; anyone who left you with something for your life
  • choose an event/happening/moment from the day before
  • something small and often taken for granted: the smell of your coffee in the morning silence, the smile of your child, the precious love of your partner

 

Shift the intention of your Ashtanga Yoga Practice

Love your body. Respect the limitations of the day. Practice along with that. And except, how you’ll feel. 

 

Be generous!

Some action of kindness to those, who help us through our daily life.

  • Say thank you and mention their names to those women and men collecting the toll along the highways! 
  • Smile to a stranger! 
  • Express what you like about someone, you know or have just encountered! For example: Hey, I like your hair today!

 

Be free!

  • Do a sunset walk! 
  • Dance like nobody’s watching!
  • Have your friends around for some pancakes on Sunday morning!
  • Melt away with little things!

 

Humble ideas for presents

  • Write a letter to someone and let her or him know, what you appreciate about her or him.
  • Books! Give Books! 
  • A Dream Planner or Joy Planner by my dear friend Rita Sambado for EUS - School of Being
  • Donate toys, clothes, food!


Let me know below in the comments, what's your choice or share yours! Im curious. 
There're endless acts to pay attention, to contribute, to participate, to love and walk the own way through an often hectic and stressful Advent and Christmas time. 


OVER TO MY VACATION
This share from Buddhist Teacher Dr. Joan Halifax in Brené Brown's latest book "Braving the Wilderness" delivers so perfectly the message for me in my Christmas vacation! In a conversation with Brené Dr. Halifax says: 

Tonight we will exhale and teach. Now it’s time to inhale. There is the in-breath and there is the out-breath, and it’s easy to believe that we must exhale all the time, without ever inhaling. But the inhale is absolutely essential if you want to continue to exhale.
— Page 148. Braving the Wilderness, Brené Brown


I'll INHALE & be out from 21 Dec 2017 and return to my regular schedule Thursday 4 January 2018 with news about Room For Myself. 

 

Looking forward to you in 2018!

In meantime, choose love!

Your Stef

SO, LET'S EXPLORE ASHTANGA YOGA TOGETHER!

Have you already heard about the book “BRAVING THE WILDERNESS”?

It’s the fourth book of Brené Brown and it came out in September 2017.

Ever since I listened to Brené’s TEDx Talk in 2012 “The power of vulnerability”, with more than 30 million views, she’s been a counseler of mine. The results of her research work often put in words what Ive experienced, learnt and been exploring within the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and its role in my life in the last 10 years. 

And here is something Brené says in her latest book, that’s really powerful and achievable through the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.

To navigate through our lives we need: 

A STRONG BACK
A SOFT FRONT and
A WILD HEART. 

Do these words speak to you?

If you like to be conscious about yourself, your feelings, your body and issues, then Ashtanga Yoga is the way to a strong back, soft front and a wild heart. The journey about rediscovering yourself. It’s precious and brave. And, has really no end. 

Sometimes you may feel alone. 
But also, here the practice of Ashtanga Yoga will hold you safely. 
Once you’ve began to form your inner, still and sacred place, you know where to refer to. 

So, let’s explore Ashtanga Yoga together! 

Here’re the programs Im currently offering in Private and Group Teaching.

Private Teaching Ive found, it’s a very sensitive and generous way of connecting with each other, 

Besides Private Sessions Ive rolled out the small Group Program, in which Im able to bring the tools of Private teaching into the room. We’re max. 6 people and we’ll work on the elements of the practice more precisely and share the insights throughout the practice. 

 

PROGRAMS

 

CHECK-IN
This Program is a great opportunity to kick-off or refine the practice along with a Home Practice and Group Classes. They are also suitable for highly frequent travellers and citizens with multiple residences.

The number of sessions depends on your needs. For first-time practitioners I recommend a minimum of 4 sessions with 1.5 hrs.

These sessions can be booked on call and scheduled according to need and availability. 

 

BOND
This program refers to a long-term relation, that’ll help us to find your path through Ashtanga Yoga in close guidance and focus on the inquires you have along the development of your Yoga practice.  

Here, we commit to a monthly agreement with a number of sessions for a minimum of three months time. 

The practice will be done in your home, when you allow or in a beautiful place in São Pedro do Estoril or Carcavelos. 

Drop me an eMail to roomformyself@gmail.com when you're in for a close and consistent guidance in your Ashtanga Yoga practice or for a start into the practice. 

 

Over to
SMALL GROUP PROGRAM
(4-6 participants)

Structure
The set-up of Private Teaching brought into a small group.

That’s what you’re going to experience. 

  • 30 minutes Introduction conversation on one-to-one 
  • Introduction or Continuation of your personal Ashtanga Yoga practice 
  • Once a week a 1 hr guided Ashtanga Yoga class with a specific focus on the elements of the practice and your needs
  • Once a week a 1 hr Mysore Style class to enhance your autonomous practice
  • Joyous Journey Journal: Powerful writing exercises to reflect the thoughts, insights and frustrations in your practice and combining them with your daily life 
  • Introduction to the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Review conversation in the group 

 

Current Schedule
Mondays 11:30a - 12:30p Guided Ashtanga Yoga (1hr)
Fridays 11:30a - 1p Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga (max. 1.5 hrs)

 WE'VE GOT THREE PLACES LEFT.

Location
Centro de Osteopatia & Yoga
Av. São Miguel 296, 2775-567 Carcavelos
In a very beautiful Yoga School. 


Last but not least, 
THE GROUP PROGRAM at former Yoga Lisboa Studio

Downtown Lisbon’s Lunch break is
Tuesdays 12:30p Mysore/1p Led Class
Thursdays 12:30p Mysore

Class Closure 2p
School Closure 2:15p

The address is: 
Travessa do Cabral N4
Red Door

 

Up for your wild heart?

Leave your thoughts in the comment section below and share your best tool to navigate through life. It may inspire another one too. 

Like and share the programs with a dear friend, who's had already a call for Yoga. 

Im happy to hear from you! 

Groovin’ it! 

Stefanie

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I'M TRULY EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW PROJECT...

When September’s whirlwind hasn’t stopped yet (see blog post here), it's okay with me. 

I pause. 

Ive found “writing” about whats in my head and heart has been an incredible tool for taking a pause while my ups and downs in daily life keep going their rounds. 

It structures thoughts and ideas. It takes fear and anxiety. It captures memories and holds space for desires. 

It takes the pace, as its reflecting and digesting, clearing and surrendering and sometimes its a great moment of love and laughter. 

Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Mark Robberds once said, in one of his workshop I participated in 2012, that when you write about who you want to become, it’ll come true. 

So maybe with our dreams as well?

 

Here is a lovingly created “DREAM PLANNER” by my dear friend Rita Sambado

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I gave it to my beautiful sis Carolin to her birthday in September - in the midst of the whirlwind ;) - and wrote this (English below): 

Sicherheit im Leben ist ein inneres Gut. 
Basierend auf ein tiefes Urvertrauen.
Keine äussere Struktur. 

Glaube an Deine Träume. 
Es müssen nicht alle in Erfüllung gehen. 
Aber sie sind es wert, zu verfolgen.

Auf diesem Weg lernen wir loszulassen. 
Und zwar auch dann, wenn wir nicht wissen, was kommt. 
Darin besteht das Geheimnis und die Herausforderung. 

Mal klappt’s, mal nicht. 
Doch du hast es getan und erlebt. 
Nur so kann innere Sicherheit wachsen. 

Durch Erfahrungen. 

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Security in life is an inner value.
Based on deep faith.
No structure outside. 

Believe in your dreams! 
Not all of them need to come true. 
But all of them are worth to follow. 

Along this way we’ll learn to let go. 
Especially, when we don’t know yet, what is to come. 
That’s the secret and the challenge likewise. 

It may work out. It may not. 
But you did it. 

That’s how inner security and faith in yourself grows

Through experience. 

 

And I feel, this is one of the greatest gifts Ashtanga Yoga can give.
We need to practice it in order understand, what's all about. 


Im truly excited about the new project, which I just launched: a SEMI-PRIVATE GROUP PROGRAM with Ashtanga Yoga. 
 

On request of inspired students I was looking for a set-up to bring some tools of Private Teaching into a small group.

It’s here now and that’s what you’re going to experience. 

  • 30 minutest Introduction conversation on one-to-one 
  • Introduction or Continuation of your personal Ashtanga Yoga practice 
  • Once a week a 1 hr guided Ashtanga Yoga class with a specific focus on the elements of the practice and your needs
  • Once a week a 1 hr Mysore Style class to enhance your autonomous practice
  • Joyous Journey Journal: Powerful writing exercises to reflect the thoughts, insights and frustrations in your practice and combining them with your daily life 
  • Introduction to the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Review conversation in the group
  •  

Group size is 4-6 participants and the current schedule is Mondays & Fridays at 11:30a - 12:30p.

The sessions will be in the beautiful Shala and Center from Inês Oliveira & Nuno Filipe - Ashtanga family.
Im feeling extremely grateful to them for that opportunity.


The location is: 

Centro de Osteopatia & Yoga
Av. São Miguel 296, 2775-567 Carcavelos

 

When that inspires you, reply to: roomformyself@gmail.com andlet you send all details! 
We’ve still got three places available and it’d be wonderful to have you with us!

In the comment sections below, please share with us, how Ashtanga Yoga may have helped you to turn a dream into reality! Or when you think of someone, whom Ashtanga Yoga could help in that way, please share the program. I appreciate it. 

To your dreams! 
And, a wonderful autumn season!

Your Stef

www.roomformyself.com

MASTER YOUR LIFE! - IS THIS SOMETHING FOR YOU?

Along my personal journey one of my greatest insights Ive gained is, that Im able to take my life OFF my shoulders and IN MY HANDS.

With given opportunities I create and I build it in integrity with my values and as a contribution to the world around me. 

Its really an ongoing process.
It's the greatest challenge, yet the beauty of life and essence of our collectivity - to discover our own individuality and suitably live it in the environment of all areas in our daily life. 

 

MASTER YOUR LIFE is exactly about this: a holistic personal development program. 

It’ll take you deep and transform your life long-lasting. 
When you allow yourself to do it. 

Developed by my dear friends and colleagues Rita Sambado and Rodrigo Maia de Loureiro in this 3-day program we'll together offer you Ashtanga Yoga, Meditation, profound Life Coaching and Healthy Food. 

You'll be ask to have a truthful look in all dimensions of your life, review them deeply, envision them clearly and plan steps to put them in action- in health & well-being, family, intimacy, spiritual life, social life, work and material world. 


Click this link below to get details about program!
It's in Portuguese. 

https://www.eus-school.com/master-your-life-6-outubro


Im SO honoured to be able to guide you through your personal Ashtanga Yoga practice within this program. 

Rita and I, we share an unshakeable trust in this ancient form of Yoga and believe strongly in the implementation of its practice in this program. 

Because it fulfils essential tasks: 

Ashtanga Yoga will let you experience your sensations and examine your thoughts through your own body.

It’s different from just “thinking” them through with your mind. 

This unique practice simply but clearly mirrors your individuality, your way of acting and responding in life. Raw and honest. And yet, it’ll hold you safe and sacred. 

The daily morning practice opens you up, makes you aware and receptive for the following tasks in the program, which you want to engage from an inner place. Also, it clears you out before stepping into a new session. 

 

Take your life in your own two hands! 
This program will run from 6-8 October 2017 with 35% off the current value.

Get it for 390€ instead of 600€! 

Don’t hesitate when you’ve got the slightest tickle, thought or sense of doing it! 
It’ll be life-changing. 

When you need to take doubts or have last questions answered, please send an eMail to: rodrigo@eus-school.com. Rita and Rodrigo will reply promptly. 

 

Enrol here! 
https://www.eus-school.com/master-your-life-6-outubro

Please share with a dear friend! 

Also, let me know in the comments below, three of your working credos, concepts, strategies  you "master" your life! What's your vision of a "mastered life"?

Im looking forward to hearing from you! 

Love & Gratitude

Your Stef

Rita Sambado and Rodrigo Maia de Loureiro

Rita Sambado and Rodrigo Maia de Loureiro

"THE IN-BETWEEN MOMENT" IS YOURS

With the beginning of September a new season starts. School begins again. 

In the air has been lingering a mixture of curiosity and change. A different structure for the daily life for me, my son Zion and maybe for you and your family as well. A look into the unknown, what it may bring, offer and serve with. 

How have you been working it all out?

Instead of rushing through, establishing fast a new rhythm and filling the gabs, this round Im taking my time. 

The book Im reading currently “Der Elefant, der das Glück vergaß“ from Buddhist Monk Ajahn Brahm spoke about “the in-between-moment”. It made me aware, that in those moments of change Im able to breath through life freely and to actually create.  The puzzle can be put together from the beginning and surely it’ll hold excitement, challenges, growth and love. 

When I take action and do my best to “puzzle”, the universe will do its part too. Im safe, because it’ll work out the way it needs to be. 

It’s the same Ive experienced in my practice of Ashtanga Yoga. 

I had events during my practice, when my mind was already in the next pose while performing the previous one. What usually happened, was this: I forgot the pose I was thinking off, I didn’t breathe properly in the one I was in or I simply functioned in the position rather than being in it. Becoming aware of the little yet effective hints in my personal practice, I figured being present must be the better choice no matter how hectic my mind is - or in life - how strong the whirlwind of change around me is.

“The in-between-moment” is rich, soil for creation and so worth to engage with. 
It brings curiosity, excitement and courage. It's an invitation to stand up for what needs to be changed anyway and do it. 

Presence and movement working perfectly together. 

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Speaking of Ashtanga Yoga ;)!
Here are the the practice options and I hope, you're inspired.  

 

40 & 4 years BIRTHDAY BEACH HANG-OUT
Join us for the Ashtanga Yoga Session on the beach on 9 September, 9:30a, at Praia da Duquesa, Cascais, Portugal. 

We are celebrating my sons 4 years and my 40th birthday. You’re very welcome! It’s my gift to you.

For the SUP and Kids Yoga session please reserve your spot till 8 September 2p: roomformyself@gmail.com

The full invite you may want to read here. We’d love to see you there and share a morning with you on the beach. 

 

ASHTANGA YOGA LUNCH CLASSES @YOGA LISOBA
We’re continuing the lunch classes at former Yoga Lisboa at Downtown Lisbon with 

Tuesdays 12:30p Mysore/1p Led - 2p and Thursdays 12:30 - 2p Mysore  @Travessa do Cabral N4, close to Elevador da Bica. 

Please send me an eMail for more details: roomformyself@gmail.com

You’re very welcome to experience this incredible and irresistible practice. Once you’ve tasted it, you want it over and over again ;). 

 

Rent a Farm - magical spot

Xico, the owner of Yoga Lisboa, is travelling and renting out his farm. When you’re interested, see the link here and PM Xico to be informed. His eMail is: biosayogalisboa@gmail.com

 

PRIVATE TEACHING OF ASHTANGA YOGA
Im inviting you to explore a private session with me with 50% off the current price.
Bring along a friend and learn about the benefits and the deep results of this direct and close guidance. 

Drop an eMail to roomformyself@gmail.com and let’s schedule a session! 

Prasarita Padottanasana C

Prasarita Padottanasana C

And you? How did you you manage to start into the new season?
Leave a comment below! Im looking forward to hearing from you!

Meantime, we’ll catch us in the midst of the whirlwind! 
Calm and in forward motion! 

Have a great season! 

Your Stef