with Gabriel Maldonado
Saturday 10 March 2018
During this time of the year we need some extra energy to stay inspired, focused and joyful!
This workshop is designed to do exactly that; kick your wheels of inspiration going for the Spring and lift your energy levels up so your smile comes easier.
As the winter begins to leave, and the spring approaches us, it is a perfect opportunity to do a powerful flowing practice, a sequence to bring both, energy flow into the body and enhancing detoxification through sweating. This will provide you with a glow that will leave you uplifted and ready to receive the spring with a sense of balance.
Gabriel will lead you through a carefully designed series including standing poses, inversions, twists and backbends to make the body open and strong, giving you a sense of empowerment and focus. We will also explore the topic of feeling more alive and energetic and what Purna Yoga™ offers to make this occur in a way easy to apply in everyday life. At the end of the workshop we will enjoy a deeply restoring Shavasana together with nutrition and lifestyle tips to make the most of the spring season.
with Tove Palmgren
Sunday 8 April 2018
13:00 – 16:00
Join us for a workshop that will actually make you walk away taller. And not only taller, but also more open in the whole back and chest.
Gravity constantly pulls on your spine and compresses the discs. In this workshop we will create space and allow for circulation to flow between the vertebrae. This will also help you to breathe deeper and more fully.
We will use the Yoga Wall for a good part of the workshop, which means that we will be inverting (going upside down). So if you have high blood pressure or heart issues, epilepsy or a recent stroke, glaucoma or any other eye problems relating to pressure in the eyes or head, hiatal hernia, acid reflux or if you are on your menstrual period, I’m afraid this workshop is not for you. It is also not recommended if you’re pregnant.
Spaces are limited to 12, so sign up now!
Price: 55 €
with Nicola Moberg
14 + 15 April 2018
Saturday 15:30 – 18:30
Sunday 13:00 – 16:00
Purna Yoga Helsinki would like to invite you to feel at home doing yoga for the first time or to revive a lost practice. Together, we will talk about what yoga is all about and where it comes from, the benefits of the practice and how to do some of the basic postures that form the foundation of our classes at Purna Yoga Helsinki.
This workshop will cover:
- A discussion of the origin, philosophy, and benefits of Yoga and Purna Yoga
- The Purna Yoga Morning and Hip opening series, some basic postures as well as a restorative practice and an introduction to the yoga wall
- How the practice of yoga can be used for everyday life
What to expect:
During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to ask questions that others in the room probably also have. Upon completion of this workshop, you will be prepared for any of our basics classes. Yoga mats and other props will be provided for you. If you do have your own mat, you are welcome to bring it.
Please come to the studio about 15 minutes ahead of time, so you can get changed into something that is comfortable to move in and to have time for a little chat and to give us some basic information. Yoga mats and other props will be provided for you. If you do have your own mat, you are welcome to bring it.
The price for the weekend is 95/80 €.
If you want to add to it an 8 class pass (to be used for your choice of classes) that will be offered to you at the reduced price of 200/185 € for both the weekend and the additional 8 classes.The lower prices apply to those who are unemployed, students, on maternity leave or seniors.
- We will refund the full price if the cancellation is made up to 30 days prior to the course
- We will refund 50% of the price if the cancellation is made up to 29-15 days prior to the course
- Cancellations after 14 days or less will only be returned with a medical certificate. However a customer may acquire another participant
Please NOTE, NEW BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER make your payment to:
Purna Yoga Helsinki
FI15 1544 3000 0484 34
with Nicola Moberg
Saturday 5 May 2018
15:30 – 18:30
If you look at your neck, shoulders and upper back, there is a tendency for tension and pain to come from a certain nature. This is usually from the nature of feeling burdened. When we feel burdened, and carry more responsibility than we can handle, the shoulder starts to become tight in a state of defense.
Burden is a mental thing, therefore we need to “choose” to become unburdened. In this workshop you will get physical tools to relieve your pain and begin to open up this area of your body, while doing the inner work to find out where in your life you carry more weight than you should.
Each labour and birth is unique. Without creating expectations, in this course you will learn how to gain confidence for a positive unfolding of your birth.
To support the birthing process the pelvis needs to be opened to its maximum to allow the baby to pass through. Ease of movement and certain positions will facilitate this opening with the support of the partner. We will practice different birthing positions and learn how to use the breath effectively and for best results. The couple will be taught how to use sound to stimulate the labour and help to relax. Useful tips for the birthing partner are offered so he can be of natural assistance.
You will gain
Understanding of the baby’s birth journey through the pelvis and the psychosomatic mechanisms for releasing positive birth hormones
Ease of movement to make full use of gravity
Effective use of breath and sound
Relaxing through contractions and between contractions
Releasing birthing muscles and perineum to make way for the baby and stretch gently without fear
Birthing breathing. Creating a body memory for ‘exhale pushing’, or ‘birthing lightly’ without strain
Transforming fear into calm power in the transition to motherhood, using yoga resources to tap into the inner body wisdom accessible to all women
Group of 3 – 5 couples, 85€ per couple
For 2 couples, 105€ per couple
Private for 1 couple, 120€