Yoga by colours: ChromaYoga London

Back in May, as I researched "best yoga studios in London" I came across a list of 15 cool locations, each with impressive facilities, innovative concepts or brilliant teachers. Still, the studio that really intrigued me was ChromaYoga: it offers yoga combined with light and colour therapy, where each class has a colour aligned to …

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Lotus Flow experience in Madrid

Madrid is an intense city with a lot of personality, that's for sure! So then it's less of a surprise when your yoga class boasts the same qualities 😉 I'm talking about my Lotus Flow class with Colette Maynard, at Zentro Urban Yoga in Madrid. In most places, Sunday evening yoga classes are to unwind, …

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reiki: relax. restore. reveal.

A few months ago, one of my close friends told me she will be hosting a reiki master who is coming to Zurich for a few weeks of private sessions. I said it sounds awesome, signed up for a session and posted the event here. I'll be honest: I had NO CLUE what reiki is. …

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Yoga on paper

With every new yoga teacher training session I realize more and more how much prep work goes into a class. As I'm shifting my perspective from solely practitioner to teacher and practitioner, I thinking more about how to set up a good, structured, engaging class - through poses, cues, tonality, variety, atmosphere, logic... yep, that's A LOT of …

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Yin, cacao, community

Sometimes you have a tough day, or week… or year! 🙂 Yes, sounds extreme but it's true. You sometimes just need to wind down, let go, restore, reset yourself… And yin yoga is a beautiful answer to your needs, even better if it's coupled with delicious cacao. I decided on a whim to join Aleks …

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the (yoga) place to be

Fridays are always tricky for me: I am relieved the weekend is starting, but so exhausted from the week that I can't be bothered to do much. For half-lethargic people like me I feel there's a few but not enough 'TGIF' yoga offerings in the city... yet I'm determined to test them out 🙂 After …

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Weekend warm-up at Yoga Nordic

Almost everyone likes it warm, even Nordic people – there it's more of an indoor rather than outdoor option most of the times 🙂 I'm thinking Finnish sauna sessions, and afterwards curling up in a nice reindeer sweater with coffee and a cinnamon bun… OK, enough with the daydreaming! A nice warm place does you …

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Yin & Yang on almost full moon

Do you also have those seemingly hopeless days of work, stress, frustration… that unexpectedly take a turn for the better when you least expect it? One such day was a beautiful busy Wednesday that ended up in a fantastic unplanned evening of happy coincidences! The scene is set at Sanapurna, my "home base" studio where …

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On confidence

What am I 100% confident in doing? Reflecting on this question is one of the homework items for my yoga teacher training course (more background here). I have to say, it took me a long time to come up with the answer. Whatever I thought of, I almost immediately disproved it with some counterexamples, real …

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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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