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Pranayama & Meditation

Pranayama is a central practice in the traditional Hatha Yoga system. It uses the breath, balancing of subtle energy patterns, energetic cleansing, and locks (Bandhas). This technique is used as a therapeutic/healing practice and for spirit development. It is also a gateway into the deep states of concentration and meditation.
This class is presented in its traditional format, directly from a lineage that dates back generations. It provides a steady, safe opening for students and gives stability and clarity in the physical and mental realms.
It is recommended that students have some experience in Yoga Asana and/or seated Meditation practice before beginning pranayama.
 

July 2019

Sunday, 21 July, 2019
09.45 to 10.45
Pranayama & Meditation
Pranayama & Meditation

Pranayama is a central practice in the traditional Hatha Yoga system. It uses the breath, balancing of subtle energy patterns, energetic cleansing, and locks (Bandhas). This technique is used as a therapeutic/healing practice and for spirit development. It is also a gateway into the deep states of concentration and meditation.
This class is presented in its traditional format, directly from a lineage that dates back generations. It provides a steady, safe opening for students and gives stability and clarity in the physical and mental realms.
It is recommended that students have some experience in Yoga Asana and/or seated Meditation practice before beginning pranayama.
 

Megan Herdeg
Megan Herdeg

Megan’s goal as a teacher is to provide uplifting, nourishing and educational classes to assist her students own personal growth and transformation. As a licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher and certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher her work is heavily influenced by her knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and yoga philosophy, and her primaryfocus is longevity in practice.
Megan’s passion and drive to understand the body and how it works comes from her own personal journey to a pain free life after suffering a severe spinal injury as a child. First, with an interest in Bodywork, she received an associates degree in massage therapy in 2003 and began working with modalities such as deep tissue, lomi lomi, herbal poultice massage and Thai massage. Around the same time, in 2002 she took her first yoga class, and it was there that she first discovered movement as a form of physical therapy for her everlasting back pain. 
As Megan dove deeper into yoga philosophy and meditation, she realized this was the right path for me. In 2009 she received her first yoga teaching certificate and has been teaching both private and group classes ever since. In February 2018 she completed her certification to become a Yoga Tune Up® teacher and currently teaches YTU workshops and classes in and around Zürich, Switzerland.
Find more on Megan at www.meganherdeg.com
 

Open Levels Oberdorfstrasse Sign up (15 slots free)
Monday, 22 July, 2019
20.00 to 21.00
Pranayama & Meditation
Pranayama & Meditation

Pranayama is a central practice in the traditional Hatha Yoga system. It uses the breath, balancing of subtle energy patterns, energetic cleansing, and locks (Bandhas). This technique is used as a therapeutic/healing practice and for spirit development. It is also a gateway into the deep states of concentration and meditation.
This class is presented in its traditional format, directly from a lineage that dates back generations. It provides a steady, safe opening for students and gives stability and clarity in the physical and mental realms.
It is recommended that students have some experience in Yoga Asana and/or seated Meditation practice before beginning pranayama.
 

Stephen Thomas
Stephen Thomas

Stephen has been a dedicated student of yoga since 1998. He has practiced, taught and lived in Asia and Europe for the past decade studying various traditions, which he incorporates into a unique yoga practice influenced and made possible by the grace and support of his central teachers. 
Stephen’s background includes studies in Buddhism, Ayurveda and traditional Hatha yoga in India. In Asia, he continues an in-depth study of traditional Pranayama and Kriya through his master, O.P.Tiwari, which he combines with his love for the Asana practices that stem from his experience with Krishnamacharya’s work and influence on the Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar systems of yoga. He also brings in elements of the Chinese and Tibetan systems where appropriate. 
Stephen is an avid reader and student of Eastern philosophies and a lifelong lover of the arts and music. His ability to re-frame various viewpoints and to simplify things without sacrificing depth and integrity has helped him develop a unique, non-dogmatic but deeply rooted teaching style. His works spans Meditation, Pranayama, Asana and the commitment to seeing the practice off the mat. He uses these methods as tools for health and wellbeing and to support the spiritual pursuit of living life courageously and compassionately from one’s heart.
Stephen teaches classes and workshops at AIRYOGA in Zurich, as well as spending a part of each year traveling as a guest instructor and teaching retreats throughout the world. He also dedicates energy each year to directing Teacher Intensive Trainings and ongoing education and works one-on-one with many students and teachers in his community. Stephen teaches in English.
To find out more please visit www.yoga-svarupa.com

Open Levels Fabrikstrasse Sign up (13 slots free)
Sunday, 28 July, 2019
09.45 to 10.45
Pranayama & Meditation
Pranayama & Meditation

Pranayama is a central practice in the traditional Hatha Yoga system. It uses the breath, balancing of subtle energy patterns, energetic cleansing, and locks (Bandhas). This technique is used as a therapeutic/healing practice and for spirit development. It is also a gateway into the deep states of concentration and meditation.
This class is presented in its traditional format, directly from a lineage that dates back generations. It provides a steady, safe opening for students and gives stability and clarity in the physical and mental realms.
It is recommended that students have some experience in Yoga Asana and/or seated Meditation practice before beginning pranayama.
 

Megan Herdeg
Megan Herdeg

Megan’s goal as a teacher is to provide uplifting, nourishing and educational classes to assist her students own personal growth and transformation. As a licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher and certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher her work is heavily influenced by her knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and yoga philosophy, and her primaryfocus is longevity in practice.
Megan’s passion and drive to understand the body and how it works comes from her own personal journey to a pain free life after suffering a severe spinal injury as a child. First, with an interest in Bodywork, she received an associates degree in massage therapy in 2003 and began working with modalities such as deep tissue, lomi lomi, herbal poultice massage and Thai massage. Around the same time, in 2002 she took her first yoga class, and it was there that she first discovered movement as a form of physical therapy for her everlasting back pain. 
As Megan dove deeper into yoga philosophy and meditation, she realized this was the right path for me. In 2009 she received her first yoga teaching certificate and has been teaching both private and group classes ever since. In February 2018 she completed her certification to become a Yoga Tune Up® teacher and currently teaches YTU workshops and classes in and around Zürich, Switzerland.
Find more on Megan at www.meganherdeg.com
 

Open Levels Oberdorfstrasse Sign up (16 slots free)
Monday, 29 July, 2019
20.00 to 21.00
Pranayama & Meditation
Pranayama & Meditation

Pranayama is a central practice in the traditional Hatha Yoga system. It uses the breath, balancing of subtle energy patterns, energetic cleansing, and locks (Bandhas). This technique is used as a therapeutic/healing practice and for spirit development. It is also a gateway into the deep states of concentration and meditation.
This class is presented in its traditional format, directly from a lineage that dates back generations. It provides a steady, safe opening for students and gives stability and clarity in the physical and mental realms.
It is recommended that students have some experience in Yoga Asana and/or seated Meditation practice before beginning pranayama.
 

Manuela Peverelli
Manuela Peverelli

Manuela teaches yoga since 2008. Her attitude and approach towards life is influenced by Tantric, Vedic and Buddhist studies and practices. An education in Ayurvedic psychology at the European Ayurveda Academy in 2013 has enriched her background in Western psychiatric nursery. Currently Manuela started a 3-year education in Buddhist Psychotherapy in Germany. Manuela’s teaching is dynamic and powerful, but at the same time a journey to the inner stillness as a refuge in this hectic and demanding world. For her, the techniques of Yoga are simply tools to create more harmony within the body and mind for recognizing the essence of the true Self again.
Manuela teaches in Zurich and Winterthur, Switzerland and lives in the more rural countryside, but for her own studies and practice periods she spends the Winter months in Asia.
She leads her classes in German and English. For more information about her programs, please visit her website www.karmacircus.com

Open Levels Fabrikstrasse Sign up (18 slots free)