yoga atelier elisabeth marino
The Art of Yoga in its proficient and private form


Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is an old and challenging kind of yoga. Its origin is in Mysore India. It usually attracts dynamic and healthy people and initially satisfies their idea of physical activity. Yoga is, however, much more: It purifies the body and heals the soul. Vinyasa means combining breathing and movement and bring them in line.

Breathing determines the movement, and a harmonic balance emerges without becoming breathless. Breathing carries the movement. Ashta means eight; one talks about the eight-limbed path which you go through if you practice Ashtanga yoga regularly. In the West, we start with Asanas (postures) and Pranayama (breathing exercises). For many people this is enough, but others will sooner or later want to live Yama (ethical guidelines), Niyama (self-education), Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (concentration), Dyana (meditation), and finally the long-awaited Samadhi (bliss).

Elisabeth Marino Ashtanga Yoga
Practise, practise, practise and everything will come!
Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

The beautiful thing about yoga is that there is no end to your experience. If you open up to philosophy, many levels of consciousness will be revealed. After all, the best way to find out if Ashtanga yoga fits your personality is the try it.

In yoga class we often deal with:
  • Asanas (postures)
  • Bandhas (energy closures)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques Ujjaii)
  • Dristies (concentration points) and much more

If interested, I would gladly slip in philosophy and meditation in class!

The class, which is only taught in small groups, assures a personal practice between student and teacher.
You are welcome to join at any time!
Private lessons are possible after agreement by phone!

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