Day One: Saturday

Morning

Total time: about 110 min

This morning Marcel will guide you through a So Ham meditation to set the intention for the day ahead. Followed by a Gita inspired vinyasa class from Anat to get your energy up for the rest of the day. The morning is completed by an inspiring talk from Anat about the principles of Yin and Yang.

7:30 So Ham Meditation (15 min)

It’s an easy meditation to start off the day right. We focus on the spine, while inhaling and exhaling on the So Ham Mantra count.

9:30 A Gita Inspired Flow (70 min)

As you may know, the Bhagavad Gita is one of the most beloved and known books in the yoga tradition; less known is the fact that it is a small part of a much larger work, The Mahabharata. Here we learn about the five virtuous brothers who are devoted to justice, goodness and Lord Krishna, and who nevertheless endure many challenges and hardships before they can eradicate evil from the world. This class is inspired by those heroes and their commitment to do what is right and good.

10.40 Yin & Yang Principles (25 min talk)

We explore the basic principles of Taoism and its basic manifestations as yin & yang. A little bit of philosophy can make a huge difference in how we practice and live.

Afternoon/evening

(Total time: about 80 min)

Closing off the day with some slow movements and a guided meditation by Marcel.

17.00 Meeting the Big Five (60 min)

Easy does it, we will address the 5 biggest muscle groups in the body, and we stay 5 minutes in each pose! A straight forward yin yoga class, just as I love it.

17:40 Nyasa Meditation (20 min)

In this meditation we let our awareness flow over the energetic spine, from the tailbone to the crown of the head. For a lot of us it’s difficult to ‘feel’ the spine, so sometimes we need to visualise it. We just take a look at the skeleton to see where the spine runs, how it looks and then we sit and focus on it.