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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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. 

//

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
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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

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