Past

This two-day seminar is the last of a series of whirling seminars that began in December at Spiti Yoga.

 

This time we will have the opportunity to recap, to talk about everything we encounter in whirling, and to deepen our practice.

How can I improve my yoga practice in a playful and safe way, understand and feel my limits, move comfortably and without injuries? Which are the tools that give me an experiential understanding of the energy, effort and use of my body and myself so that I can practice safely, with joy and completeness?

 

A seminar based on the Feldenkrais method offers better quality and greater comfort in our yoga asanas. Through the seminar we pose questions and challenges and we are invited to participate in a game related to our body perception. By observing and exploring basic movements of torsion and extension of our bodies, we learn to move with greater ease, breadth and pleasure, to better use our breathing and to improve our performance.

 

The Feldenkrais method, very compatible with the practice of yoga at certain levels and quite different in others, can extend our view in terms of exercise and awareness. It is a tool and not a competitive practice, it is complementary and open, but at the same time completely structured.

You loved it and asked for a repetition: Crochet lessons are back! This time we knit a French type net bag that carries our groceries, loves the environment and fits in any purse. Put an end to that awkward moment at the checkout when asked whether you’ll be charged with a nylon bag or not! There’s only one question that remains: colored or pure white?

In this workshop, theatre meets poetry and meditation, in a journey to play,self expression and truth. The physical theatre is the art of “here and now”.

 

Together we will explore the levels of physical tension, the four elements of nature as they inhabit our bodies, our feelings and the ways in which they transform the body. We will meet our natural, unique creativity and connect with others through expression and joy. Matter meets its poetic dimension and becomes a whole new experience.

In this swirling seminar we focus both on physical and meditational preparation, as well as on technical issues regarding our practice. We will cover the entire course of swirling from the first step until the moment of ecstasy. As always, people who haven’t whirled before can join.

60 hour Thai yoga massage training, divided into four weekends.

 

No previous knowledge on Thai or any other type of massage is required in order to participate in the first two weekends (30 hours). During these four days, basic thai massage techniques for body well-being, stress management and balancing of the vital energy. are taught. In addition, the seminar introduces students to thai oil massage, osteo-thai massage, and the basic body energy channels.

 

During the next two weekends (30 hours), students become familiar with more sophisticated thai massage techniques, and more emphasis is given on practice itself. In order for students to participate in this second part, the attendance of the first part is a prerequisite.

 

This training is addressed to health professionals, people who are in contact with physical and mental training systems (such as Yoga), but also to anyone seeking autonomy on health and wellness issues. It aims to broaden our general knowledge of addressing health issues that concern us daily. It is ideal for those who wish to get in touch with this kind of treatment.

 

Two fully updated manuals will be given to every participant of the training.

A Certification of Attendance will be given to those participating in the first 30 hour training.

The ITM Level 1 Certification will be awarded after the completion of the full 60 hour training.

Whirling Vigil on the night of the 25th of January till the dawn of the 26th.

 

In this whirling meeting we’re going to explore what happens to our mind, body and spirit as we challenge the limits of sleep, but also what happens when the boundaries of our everyday waking consciousness meet our dreaming consciousness.

 

As always, people who haven’t whirled before can join. Sleeping bags are welcome for rest during the night, which will end with whirling in the morning.

The essential oils in our lives – from our cosmetics to our cooking!

 

A 3-hour introductory seminar on the art of aromatherapy with practical tips and recipes for the incorporation of essential oils into our daily routine, so that they can improve it and, of course, perfume it.

 

At the end of the seminar a cream and/or massage oil will be prepared for every participant.

A 3-hour crochet seminar on granny squares: we will square the circle and then put it on – all we need with this cold weather!

 

Marianna and Mary will teach us, by using this classic knitting technique, how we can create modern accessories with boho or country chic character for ourselves and our homes. Our project will be a bolero-cardigan.

 

A few days before the seminar, we’ll send you the pattern and the materials you should have with you. Booking your spot is required as there is a limit on the number of participants.

Christmas is just around the corner and so we meet to crochet ornaments for our trees! You have no idea how to knit? Well, this class is made for you! Knitting for dummies: we create garlands, small wreaths and candy canes with yarn and crochet.

 

No previous experience is required in order to participate in this class. All material needed will be provided by us.

Spiti Yoga is delighted to host the International Capoeira Meeting with Master José António (Brazil), Master Casquinha (Cyprus), Teacher Manchinha (Russia) and Teacher Bambú (Italy).

 

A weekend full of Capoeira, dance and positive energy with teachers from different parts of the world. Capoeira is a form of expression that contains elements of martial arts, music, dance, play, acrobatics, philosophy and self-expression.

 

In order to participate in the seminar no prior knowledge of Capoeira is required.

The Partner aerial yoga seminar is led by Georgios Androulakis and Evangelia Mosiou. Come and fly with us, experiment and get ideas on how to use the swing to play in pairs!

 

The seminar is aimed at Aerial Yoga students with some experience in basic positions, Aerial Yoga teachers who want to be inspired and enter partnering in their classes, but also to those who like being upside down with company!

 

Schedule:
– Partner warm-up
– Partner acrobatics & aerial dance
– Stretching and Thai massage

 

* You do not have to bring someone with you, couples will be made here!

A complete training on Thai massage. Basic massage techniques for body well-being, stress management and balancing of the vital energy.

 

The purpose of this seminar is to become self-empowered as far as alternative ways of approaching health in everyday life is concerned. The structure and character of the seminar creates a path enhancing human communication which is lost among people in urban environments due to modern lifestyle, and a contact with the oldest method of care, body massage. We all have within us fundamental connections with the expression of feelings through touch. This is an attempt to revive it.

 

This seminar is addressed to health professionals, people who are in contact with physical and mental training systems (such as Yoga), but also to anyone seeking autonomy on health and wellness issues. It aims to broaden our general knowledge of addressing health issues that concern us daily. It is ideal for those who wish to get in touch with this kind of treatment. However, in order to set up professional bases, a commitment to this practice and continuous engagement with it is needed.

The therapeutic part of Acro Yoga, also known as Lunar, focuses on the therapeutic, relaxing and rejuvenating properties of Yoga, Thai massage and therapeutic flying. Lunar Asana works on the body’s basic mechanics, focusing on the cultivation of love and care for one’s self and the preparation for Thai massage. The techniques are taught on the floor and then applied in the air (therapeutic flying), using the element of gravity to enhance the therapeutic flow of prana (life force).

 

In the first part of the seminar, we wake up the body by practicing Lunar Asana and then we work in groups of three for safety and support, and everyone has the opportunity to act as base and flyer, to treat and heal. In the second part, couples are formed and, using the traditional Thai massage techniques, provide each other treatment.

The seminar is a brief introduction to the basic theory of the Chinese medicine, the way we choose to eat depending on our age and health condition. According to this philosophy, everything around us can be consumed and be considered as herbs, and thus can harm or benefit us.

 

We will discuss about the way food affects our relationship with the environment and we will try onsite two simple recipes to warm up those of us who are feeling cold. Understanding the body’s different needs at this time of the year, combined with our food’s qualities from the Chinese medicine point of view, we can discover new ways of taking food into consideration and help our body work better and with less discomfort!

Five days of therapeutic delight in Athens, Greece right before Christmas, full of Lunar therapeutic yoga, Therapeutic Flying, Thai Massage and Love!

 

The Lunar Immersion focuses on the healing, relaxing and rejuvenating practices of Thai Massage and therapeutic flying. The Lunar Asana Sequence teaches basic body mechanics with a focus on self-love cultivation, in preparation for the dance of Thai massage. The techniques learned on the floor are then translated into flying work, using the element of gravity to amplify the healing flow of prana (life force). Often, we will work in teams of three for safety and support, and everyone will have the opportunity to base and fly, heal and be healed.

This training offers invaluable tools for yoga teachers, massage therapists, and energy workers who wish to develop a new dimension of healing touch for students or clients.

 

SKILLS COVERED
– Lunar Asana Sequence
– Thai massage in Supine, Prone, Side Lying, & Seated positions
– Forward, Backward & High Flying Whale
– Therapeutic Flying Sequences

* This training fulfills a pre-requisite for the AcroYoga teacher training.

A lot of people get started in the spiritual path because they feel pain. And the pain, most of the times, is located in two main areas: the pelvic and the shoulder girdles.

 

Thai Massage and Yoga share so much more than their birthplace in the North East of India. They both approach the Physical body with the aim of opening up and releasing tension. After that, and with the help of the breath, the mind can calm down providing relaxation and peace. Finally, and most importantly, there is a sense of deep calmness and clarity that allows to open up windows and doors in our spiritual paths.

 

With detailed anatomical and physiological support we will understand the needs of the body and its tendency to adapt and compensate. With a warm, precise and present touch we are able to become a platform for our patient to self-heal.

 

Who is this for:
Thai Massage lovers, Yoga Teachers and enthusiastic practitioners, Bodyworkers from all styles, normal humans that feel pain sometimes, or just people that want to have a unique, different weekend surrounded by freaks.

This is a two day advanced Aerial Yoga training program open only to certified Aerial Yoga teachers. The training is associated to the continuous education of the Yoga Alliance International (YAI).
By understanding the ‘’Why’s” and the “How to’s”, participants will dive deeper into the elements of Aerial Yoga, fitness and Aerial acrobatics. During these 2 intensive days, they will be given the tools on how to plan, demonstrate skilfully, and guide safe intermediate/advance aerial yoga classes.

 

CURRICULUM
• Teaching methodology
• The art of sequencing
• Aerial Yoga creative Sun Salutations
• How to break down advance poses and acrobatic sequences
• Aerial acrobatic sequences, flips and spins
• Spotting techniques
• Coaching and encouraging feedback in classes

 

Along with the certification, participants will also receive videos with the sequences and acrobatics taught during the seminar.

 

* The AeriaLife Level Up training applies only to Certified Aerial yoga teachers.

The Medicine Wheel is an intensive training program of high transformational power. It is the awakening of the inner shaman, it is the Inca path to enlightenment and a way of living that teaches us to live as heroes.

 

It symbolizes the personal journey towards our authentic self and the discovery of our true essence beyond our name, our past, our thoughts and emotions.

 

It is a path that answers the big questions of life. It is an amazing journey of personal healing where the healed parts of ourselves become our own personal strength. It is a sacred psychology, a mythic journey of the soul that allows the opening of our consciousness.

 

This 3-hours seminar includes a presentation of the Shamanic Medicine Wheel training program (starting in December), a shamanic meditation as well as shamanic energy exercises. Participation is free of charge and requires no prior knowledge.

How can we experience yoga in everyday life?

 

The Living Your Yoga workshop is a series of Seminars on meditation and philosophy completed in 10 two-hour meetings.

 

In the first part of each meeting, we explore the basic concepts of the philosophical texts of Yoga and Buddha’s teachings, discovering how we can apply the philosophy of yoga in all areas of our lives.

In the second part of each meeting, we practice walking meditation and mindfulness meditation, exploring the techniques that lead to body, mind and spirit peace.

 

We are in constant movement, all the time, nonstop; the breathing, the blood circulation, the pupils of our eyes. When one hears the term meditation, the usual still and disciplined position comes in mind.

 

The seminar with Mateusz Iwulski –yoga and somatics teacher, butoh dancer- is an introduction to another kind of meditation. We will find out how, by using different Yoga and Butoh techniques, we can let ourselves flow into the movement we have inside us, how we can meditate through Yoga, through dance or through deep relaxation.

A three-hour workshop on the benefits of Restorative Yoga, the positions and use of props aiming at the deep relaxation of body and spirit. The workshop is aimed at both Yoga teachers and students who want to learn how to incorporate the Restorative Yoga in their classes as well as their personal practice.

Using the floor system, the Barre à terre is a technique based on ballet exercises for strengthening legs and abdomen. Apart from strengthening, it helps to increase elasticity, activates arms and legs, wakes smaller muscle groups helping to achieve movements with greater ease and accuracy. As a result, we gain “smart feet” and a strong core. This is a course that offers the pleasures and empowerment of dancing, but without its technical difficulty. It takes place on the floor, usually accompanied by classical music.

 

The Barre à terre open class is a great opportunity to get to know this kind of exercise. Participation is free of charge and requires no prior knowledge on ballet or any kind of dance.

This seminar is an introduction to the basic theory of the traditional Chinese medicine, yin and yang, and the theory of the five elements as applied in nutrition and herbology. The application of theory in nutrition and herbal medicine gave birth to the theoretical basis of acupuncture and is perhaps the most useful tool for building a strong and healthy body.

 

During the seminar, we will discuss the nature and quality of flavors, as well as how they affect our body’s function, from our energy levels to our mood. Knowing the effect food and herbs have on our body, we can, through dietary changes, relieve daily hassles such as heartburn, indigestion, constipation, up to chronic health problems.

A 3hour acroyoga seminar led by John Karveli and George Androulakis. The seminar includes solar asana warm up, inversion / handstand training, partner acrobatics calibrations, Christmas funky washing machine, leg love / Thai massage.

 

Meanwhile, we bake Christmas sweets, hear Christmas music and dress up all christmasy! The seminar closes with some special Kirtan with Marina Satti.

How can we experience yoga in everyday life?

 

In this series of 3 seminars, we explore basic philosophical texts of Yoga, and especially the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, in order to discover how we can apply the philosophy Yoga in all areas of our lives. In the first part, we focus on the relationship with ourselves, in the second one on how we experience Yoga in relation to others, and finally, in the third one, on our relationship with the World.

 

The seminar includes walking and then seated meditation (mindfulness meditation), exploring this way the technique which leads to body, mind and spirit calm and inner peace.

Become a certified Prenatal, Postnatal and Mom & Baby Yoga teacher with Jonni-Lyn Friel.

Learn how to teach pregnant women safe, effective Yoga classes helping them discover their strength and flexibility for labor and all the stages of pregnancy. Postnatal Yoga will teach you how to create classes that are mindful of what the body has gone through and how to build strength gradually and with awareness. Mom and Baby Yoga will combine Postnatal Yoga for the new mums and a combination of Baby Yoga and Baby Massage for the baby. Learn how to teach a new population in order to create fun, supportive classes and community for this wonderful time in both the mothers’ and babies’ lives.

 

* This training is only available to 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers.

Qigong is the ancient Chinese practice of energy cultivation and energy balance improvement inside the human body. It is based on the premise that I am the most important person in the world and my body, the most important thing. Therefore, its aim is the longest and best quality life someone can have. With a view to longevity and optimal health, and after about 4000 years of study on how this is achieved, simple but powerful practical tools based on logic and the experience of hundreds of generations are bequeathed to mankind.

 

In this workshop we dispel the myths and muddy waters of mysticism and learn the perfectly logical basis of the Qigong theory and practice, tools which allow us to better understand our body, to recognize and fight stress, and through simple exercises to better adjust our balance, our metabolism and our health.

A workshop aimed at those who already have an experience in Aerial Yoga and wish to delve into more demanding but also fun positions. Two hours of empowerment and relief from everyday life in the air!

A workshop with specially designed games based on kids yoga and theatrical games that can entertain the entire family and offer children the first knowledge on nutrition. Through playing, children learn the right and less right eating options, the food groups, the food pyramid, the right meal planning and much more! At the same time, the whole family has the chance to get fitter, be aware of their bodies, their flexibility, their coordination and sense of togetherness.

The therapeutic part of Acro Yoga, also known as Lunar, focuses on the therapeutic, relaxing and rejuvenating properties of Yoga, Thai massage and therapeutic flying. Lunar Asana works on the body’s basic mechanics, focusing on the cultivation of love and care for one’s self and the preparation for Thai massage. The techniques are taught on the floor and then applied in the air (therapeutic flying), using the element of gravity to enhance the therapeutic flow of prana (life force).

 

In the first part of the seminar, we wake up the body by practicing Lunar Asana and then we work in groups of three for safety and support, and everyone has the opportunity to act as base and flyer, to treat and heal. In the second part, couples are formed and, using the traditional Thai massage techniques, provide each other treatment.

* Tai Ji Quan (T’ai chi ch’uan) is the most widely practiced martial art today. The term “Tai Ji” refers to the ancient Chinese cosmological concept of the interplay between two opposite yet complementary forces (Yin and Yang) as being the foundation of creation. This is a principle of the Chinese philosophy also shared between traditional Chinese medicine and Tai Ji Quan. Traditionally, Tai Ji was practiced as a martial art, but it was later found that practitioners enjoy multiple health benefits, such as improved physical fitness, stress relief and opening of the internal circulation (breath, body heat, blood, lymph). The slow and controlled practice that demands focus on the body’s both position and function brings about mental calmness and clarity, while enhancing the neural and muscular systems and balance.

 

** Qigong literally means “exercise/work with qi” and involves simple routines that combine controlled breathing with specific body movements that aim at the improvement of the body’s energy circulation. It is usually practiced along with tai ji as a more internal form of exercise for developing internal strength, breath control and as a way of cultivating life energy.

In the first part of the seminar, we explore basic motor skills of our muscles and joints, and various ways of contact and interaction between two bodies. Borrowing elements from different contemporary dance techniques, we learn basic techniques and ways of interaction through muscle pressure techniques (feet, hands, fingers, etc.) and through joints movement.

 

In the second part, we work in couples and offer each other a complete therapy. This includes traditional Thai massage techniques in various positions (prone, supine, lateral and sitting position).

Family yoga classes is a wonderful and fun way for parents and children to enjoy the physical benefits of Yoga, like strength, flexibility and balance, as well as the intangible gifts of acceptance, awareness, communication and concentration. Family yoga helps parents and children to communicate in a better way, while they support each other in a creative and fun way. It is a rare opportunity for both of them to observe each other and a great way to bridge the age difference between them. The parents get to observe the ways their children learn and how they interact in a group environment, while the children get to experience their parents as learners.

The seminar is mainly aimed at beginners – of lindy hop and dance in general. We learn the basic steps of lindy hop and partner charleston (type of dance included in lindy hop with different pace), with our main purpose being to show the feeling and fun Lindy hop can be.

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