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Purajana

Class Descriptions

Yoga

Our Basic Flow is a safe space for students who are new to yoga, for those who haven’t practiced in a while and for all who want to grow their practice from a strong foundation of postural alignment,  skillful breathing and of course  cultivate  mindfulness and  presence.

 

You don’t need to be strong &  flexible, you will improve both through regular attendance and become more aware of the relationship between your mind and body. 

Open level classes serve students who have a regular practice and are looking to evolve to the next level, regardless of what that may be.   These classes will vary in the degree of difficulty and creativity, offering always variations for every student in class.  Classes may include some arm balances and inversions, and no matter what, students should expect to stay focused and be challenged in a friendly and positive way. Our open level vinyasa flow will get students to move in a more challenging pace and at the same time help them to face life changes with more serenity as well as strength.

Our Vinyasa Teen class is an invitation to teen students to get closer to the world of yoga with a lot of joy and a positive attitude. Through yoga postures, breathing and meditation practices in a fun, non-competitive and inclusive environment, our Vinyasa Teen class support teens in developing self-awareness, emotional resilience, healthy body image, and compassion. Yoga practice at an early age is a perfect complement to any teenager’s busy academic and extracurricular schedule, connecting them with others and themselves in a fun and nurturing environment, and leaving them refreshed and ready for the outside world.

Restorative Yoga is a gentle and smooth yoga style that uses props like blocks, blankets and bolsters to support the body and go deep into postures using breathing techniques and some meditation.  Our  Restorative  Yoga  class  is a delicious surrender into a place of  rest  and relaxation where students can  hold  poses  for a longer period of time  without muscular strength.  This practice is all about slowing down and opening your body.  Restorative yoga is a wonderful complement to any level of yoga practice. 
One teacher who shows up for you, who meets you exactly where you are, who inspires and supports positive and sustainable shifts in your health and well-being. A private yoga class is structured specifically to your individual needs, challenges and goals.  Sessions can range from basic yoga to in-depth details of yoga, individualized alignment, breathing and meditation techniques. Each session is likely to be different on a physical and emotional level depending on how you’re feeling. We also give you tips and suggestions on how to start or improve your practice and how to integrate yoga into your everyday life. Private yoga classes are ideal for those who want to deepen their practice, and for those who, for any reason, cannot attend group classes or those who just want to take time for themselves. Our private yoga sessions take place at your home, or at our studio and can be taught in German, English or Spanish. Booked private sessions can be cancelled free of charge at least 48 hours in advance. Last minute cancellation and/or no-shows will be charged in full. Exceptions allowed with presentation of a medical certificate. Contact us  at hello@purajana.com  to book your private session or get it as a gift certificate for your loved one. hello@purajana.com to book your private session or get it as a gift certificate for your loved one.

Reformer Pilates

We believe that a basic reformer Pilates technique is of the utmost importance to exercise success. Don't be fooled by the name "Basic". This is neither an easy nor an orientation class. In this course you will learn how to actively control and connect deeper muscles, which is the key to faster exercise success. Learn the Pilates Reformer basic principles, our technique and the basic exercises while you receive a comprehensive training.

 

This class is recommended if:

  • you have never done Pilates exercise before or it’s been a long time since you last practiced
  • you don’t know what a neutral lumbar spine is, or you are not familiar with the 6 Basic Pilates Principles
  • you have never worked on Balanced Body Allegro Reformer or are unfamiliar with its settings
  • you are unfamiliar with Basic reformer exercises like the “One Hundred, The Short Spine, The Elephant, Stomach Massage, etc.

 

At Open Level Reformer we assume that you’ve undergone all Level 1 preparations and basic technique. We expect you to be able to voluntarily connect and recruit your deep abdominal muscles and understand how your pelvis and shoulder girdle stabilizes and moves. If the answer is yes, then you are ready to progress to more complex movement and choreography. Open Level reformer is essentially an intermediate level class that allows for stops and starts, teaching you the more complex intermediate exercises.

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