Classes

Join me for my weekly yoga classes to balance & strengthen your body, bring profound calmness into the mind & nervous system, and joy to the heart. All my classes are taught in english.

CLASSES STARTING 17TH OF AUGUST 2020

POSTNATAL YOGA WITH BABY

MONDAYS 10:30-11:30

At Plasma Yoga in Zürich Wollishofen

The postnatal recovery period is also referred to as the fourth trimester of pregnancy, and it starts right after the birth of the baby. This is the time for transition into motherhood, bonding with your baby and slowly allowing the body to recover from the delivery. During this period, it is essential to give the body plenty of rest so that it can slowly start regaining it’s balance and strength.

Postnatal yoga offers recovery stretches combined with deep breathing and small, slow movements. The importance of postnatal recovery exercise cannot be emphasized enough. These exercises help you to regain posture, close the body after giving birth, prevent stress incontinence and womb prolapse. Postnatal yoga supports the adaptation in the physical, mental, and emotional changes and helps to create a positive relations between the mother and the baby.

For the first three months after giving birth, the priority of the class is on realignment of the spine, strengthening the pelvic and back muscles, stabilizing the pelvis and opening the shoulders and chest. Plenty of rest and relaxation is also a key focus at that time. From month three onwards the progression to more “normal” yoga can begin. 

I recommend to start from week four to six after giving birth. 

Babies under 9 months are welcome to join the class.

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PRENATAL YOGA

MONDAYS 19:00-20:30

Lotte Berk Barre Studio, Obstgartenstrasse 26, Gattikon

All expectant mothers from pregnancy week 14 onwards are welcome to join this class.

The focus of the class is in supporting the preparation for labour, both physically and mentally. Through the active poses and deep relaxation techniques, you will gain a deeper and more meaningful experience of the pregnancy, birthing process, and motherhood. Each pregnancy is unique, which is why each practitioner will be treated as an individual providing personal assistance whenever needed during the class.

You will learn relaxation and breathing techniques, how to connect with the baby to create a feeling of oneness, how to center yourself, and how to get more energized. Physical movements together with deep breathing will help you do the poses mindfully, with full awareness of the breath.

Every class will start with a meditation / breathing exercise session that helps you center yourself and connect with your baby. There will be a balanced flow of active practices and relaxation. The movements are rhythmic and always done pacing with the pace of your own breath. This allows everyone to do the poses as it is best for their body and baby. All movements are safe and carefully designed.

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COMPLETE YOGA

TUESDAYS 19:00-20:30

Lotte Berk Barre Studio, Obstgartenstrasse 26, Gattikon

Experience a deep connection to your mind, body, and heart and move through the asanas (postures) in a safe and effective way. You will enjoy movement guided by the breath, challenge yourself physically and mentally, and restore after a long day.

This class offers you a better understanding of the wholeness of a yoga practice. You get to explore the poses deeper thereby bringing greater awareness and energetic flow into the body. Poses are held for a bit longer so that you have time to feel the poses in you body and bring greater awareness to the areas in the body that are ready to be awakened. This kind of practice brings balance into your practice through the increased sensitivity. This class includes also meditation and applied philosophy to create a complete practice. You will also benefit from tips for lifestyle and nutritional choices.

We will especially focus on opening and strengthening the hips and the legs, freeing tension in the spine, upper back, and diaphragm, and soothing the nervous system.

Level 1-2 class.

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GENTLE YOGA

WEDNESDAYS 08:45-10:00

Lotte Berk Barre Studio, Obstgartenstrasse 26, Gattikon

Enjoy a slow & soothing yoga practice where you can with time move from one pose to another and safely explore what your body needs at that moment. This is a perfect practice for beginners of yoga, seniors, people recovering from an injury or to anyone who is looking for a gentle practice to balance otherwise busy life.

Suitable to all levels.

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EARLY BIRD YOGA

FRIDAYS 06:45-08:00

Lotte Berk Barre Studio Obstgartenstrasse 26, Gattikon

During this 75 minutes early morning yoga class, we will first gently wake up the body and then continue to a more vigorous yet safe practice that will prepare you to meet your day energized, focused, and fully alive! The class will start with a balanced practice that opens up the body and brings energy and strength. Breath will give rhythm to all movements, keeping your mind focused and helping you turn inwards.

Early morning is the perfect time to practice Sun Salutations and standing poses, because they give you the energy, grounding, and strength to face whatever challenges might come up during your day.

This class will give you the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a yoga practice throughout the whole day!

Suitable to all levels.

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