A yoga nidra journey

These days, a lot is "yogi-style": yogi lifestyle, yogi tea, yogi outfit, yogi everything. Good news: there's also "yogi sleep" and it's called yoga nidra. For those less aware of this technique, it does not involve any physical movement (asanas) as is typically assumed necessary in yoga practice, but it describes a deep and very …

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Flowy Sunday in the Yoga Atelier

Chantal's reputation in the yoga community precedes her. I had heard about her classes and signature Hanuman Flow a long time ago but only managed to experience it a few days ago at her beautiful new Yoga Atelier. It was actually the driver behind my directory's "expansion" outside of the Zurich realm, to Thalwil! You …

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Yoga at my “holiday home”

It's holiday time at home - like, home home in Romania - and usually that means chill time, lots of food, sleep, and very little exercise. Not the best combo, so I had to add some yoga to balance the mix πŸ™‚ Thankfully, Cluj-Napoca (my parents' city) boasts a few nice yoga places - of …

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Ripples of good vibes

A few weeks ago I got an email from Adva, the owner and chief designer at Ripple Yoga Wear. She found me via my posts on Tel Aviv yoga studios, as she and her company are from Israel, and was wondering if I would want to meet up for a photo shoot in Zurich. I …

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Heartfelt welcome in the HEART motion lounge

As you may imagine, I usually do the research on the yoga studios in town, sometimes via Google searches or word of mouth, and get in touch with them regarding my blog. But in some few cases, I have the honour of getting a proactive contact note from a new studio. And in one particular …

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Think big. BIG FLOW.

You know the saying "Think BIG"? Thought I'd apply it for once and go for a big flow at Planet Yoga! It's a two-hour session taking place every few months under the motto Pranayama. Asana. Electro. Savasana., led by Bettina and Holger (my secret yoga teacher crush… ok now not that secret anymore :)). The …

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Living Yolates (accidentally) :)

They say sometimes you just have to be at the right place at the right time and things just turn out great. Well, I was at the wrong place at the right time and it worked out great for me! πŸ™‚ That's what happened when on a Thursday evening, exhausted after a crazy work day …

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Peaceful warrior on a journey

I did it. I signed up. And now I'm happy, excited, terrified, impatient to start my journey. I've started my yoga teacher training course at Sanapurna. I have all the books at hand (a full stack, pretty daunting, all untouched), I blocked all the weekends, and I eagerly read all details provided upfront by the …

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Come as you are!… to STAMBHA

So I did! I came to STAMBHA on a gloomy Saturday morning, still half asleep, but excited about a new experience in a new studio. It was an open day with lots of nice events, including yoga classes, intro talks, optional mini-coaching sessions and more. I had registered for the morning yoga session and following …

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Laughter Yoga: Releasing the inner child

How much do you laugh? Whatever you may think, the answer is most probably NOT ENOUGH! I would certainly say this for myself, especially when I look at my mom who is probably the most positive person I know (and who looks like my sister)! So after my first Happy Yoga class which embeds elements …

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