Workshops

Handstand Workshop

During this workshop you will discover techniques for finding stability in the shoulders and core to maintain a handstand in the center of the room. Building from arm balances that bring the correct awareness of the mind to the body, into inversions to play with different variations of the legs. While working the strength and flexibility to pursue the press into handstand. This workshop is open to all that have at minimum a ‘kick up at the wall handstand’ practice.

Teacher: Scott Amberson began his yoga journey after being deployed to Afghanistan with the United States Air Force for his second time. Life was difficult and stressful, so he began looking for ways to reduce his stress and yoga poses kept popping up in his internet search for stress reduction techniques. So one day while at the gym he decided to give a few poses a try that he could remember from photos. That was one of the first nights that he slept well in years. Yoga began to engulf his mind and he had found his calling. He loves sharing the joy of yoga to as many as I can and especially loves the challenge of inversions and arm balances. You can find him in Las Vegas, USA teaching yoga and enjoying the outdoors.

Sunday, Sept 17th − 10h30-12h30

35€

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Cultivating Body Awareness and Choice – free/donation-based workshop

The title of this workshop should rather be “Stress Less and Relate Better” as this is essentially what I would like to offer :)
Can you imagine yourself saying “I wish I wasn’t so centered in that xy situation”? I bet not. We can all use a bit more centering to be able to handle with more grace, kindness and authenticity life’s everyday challenges. One effective tool for that is building more body awareness.  Our body and mind are not separate and by cultivating one we influence the other. However, in today’s world we focus a lot on the mind, the intellect, while ignoring the body’s wisdom and using it as a “brain taxi”. I would like to offer you a 90-min embodiment workshop meant to cultivate more self-awareness of your movement patterns which reflect greatly on your behavioural and relational patterns.

My intention is to offer you, through gentle movement exercises accessible to anyone, an inquiry into your own patterns of moving, behaving and relating to others. I will use mostly the 4 elements model (earth, fire, water, air) to guide you through self-exploration. I would also like to offer you a couple of very simple and ready-to-use centering techniques that you can “take home” with you and use when stress does arise.

The workshop will be taught in English and it is donation-based as a offering to your community. Come wearing clothes in which you can easily move in.  Sign up on: masa.nobilo@gmail.com  Hope to meet you soon!

About the teacher:
Maša Nobilo is a Hatha Yoga and AcroYoga teacher from Croatia, based in Luxembourg. What started out as a movement exploration through different practices ended turning into an exploration of the body-mind and the psychological and emotional implications of movement on the body. This is why she enrolled at the beginning of the year in the Embodied Facilitator Course aimed at guiding people in cultivating body awareness that they can effectively use to enhance their range of moving, being and relating to others. More info on the course: http://embodiedfacilitator.com/

Sunday, Sept 24th − 19h15-20h45

Free/Donation Based

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Sound Healing Journey into Deep Relaxation

Experience yourself and your body in a new way through a soothing relaxation and INNER JOURNEY guided by soft sounds of the singing bowls, gong, other ethnical instruments like didgeridoo, drum, flute and soft singing.

Changing your intention from doing into BEING through awareness and mindfulness. The soft and raw sounds of the instruments create SOUNDSCAPES and ATMOSPHERES that will assist your journey. An inner journey in comfort and well-being; in which you will effortlessly experience your most natural state of peace, lightness, joy and wholeness.

Each sound session with Willka starts with a small GUIDED MEDITATION (5-10 min.), which is a helpful technique and introduction to relaxation. It helps you for:

– Stress and tension relief
– Disempowerment and letting go of what doesn’t serve you (fears, thoughts, worries)
– Expanding in perspectives and consciousness // Self-discovery

Each session is unique and spontaneously adapted to the group and moment, and lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Participants lay down on yoga mats, covered cosily in blankets and enjoy the soft LIVE MUSIC with eyes closed.

No previous experience in mediation and relaxation needed. All you need to bring for the event is OPENNESS, CURIOSITY and no expectations, then you are in HARMONY. Your body and mind can relax fully, and the sounds can reveal their magic to you.
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WILLKA CHAKI is a young sound enthusiastic from Luxembourg.
He discovers his sensibility and talents as INTUITIVE MUSIC ARTIST and vocalist 2015 on his journey through South America in his training in energetic healing with plants and music. Later in 2015 he was initiated into ANCIENT HEALING ARTS OF SOUND by a master musician from the Peruvian Andes.
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Price: 22€, please register at www.YogaBalance.lu/booking. Payment is required in advance. Students: 15€, please email info@yogabalance.lu your official Lycee or Uni enrollment to receive the student discount code.

FRENCH
Expérimentez vous-mêmes et votre corps de façon nouvellle à travers une relaxation bienfaisante et un VOYAGE INTÉRIEUR, guidé par des sons doux des bols tibétains, gong, autres instruments éthniques comme le didgeridoo, tambour, flute et des chants doux.

Dirigeant consciement l’intention de ?vouloir faire’ envers ‘simplement ÊTRE’. Les sons doux et purs des instruments créent un espace de PAYSAGES SONORES et ATMOSPHÈRES qui soutiennent ton expérience. Un voyage intérieur crée a base de confort et de bien-être; dans lequel le silence présent te révèlera ton état naturel de paix, légèreté, joy et plénitude. Tout cela sans aucun effort.

Ce voyage sonore avec Willka commence avec une MÉDITATION GUIDÉE (5-10 min.) qui en même temps est une technique et introduction au relâchement. Elle aide à:
– Soulager le stress et les tensions
– Lâcher et réduire doutes, pensées, anxiétés
– Expansion de perspectives et de conscience // Découvrir soi-même

Chaque voayage sonore est unique et adapté spontanément au groupe et au moment. La durée est de 1 h 20 min.
Les participants sont allongés sur des matelas yoga, couverts confortablement et profittent du CONCERT LIVE avec les yeux fermés.
Il n’est pas nécessaire d’avoir des expériences en médiations et relaxations. Tout ce que tu dois apporter est un esprit OUVERT et CURIEUX. Cela te permet d’être en HARMONIE. Ton corps et ton esprit peuvent se relâcher, et les sons peuvent te révéler leur magie.
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WILLKA CHAKI est un jeune ethousiaste de sons née au Luxembourg. Il découvre sa sensibilité et talents comme MUSICIEN ET CHANTEUR INTUITIF pendant son voyage 2015 en Amérique du Sud lors de sa formation de soins énergétiques avec les plantes et la musique en Amazonie.Plus tard en 2015 il est initié par un maître musicien dans les ARTS ANTIQUES DE GUÉRIR AVEC LES SONS.

Sunday, October 1st − 17h30-19h00

22€

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Handstand Workshop – Level 1/2

In this fun and interactive workshop you will learn the fundamentals needed to develop or continue your journey towards Handstand. You will learn the basic mechanics needed to kick up to the wall and gain a better understanding of the alignment needed to find balance while upside down. Come and learn step-by-step techniques that will allow you to balance on your hands! Dissolve your fears as you gain confidence to step out of your comfort zone.  All are welcome, but a regular yoga practice is advised. This workshop is limited to 13 students to allow everyone individual one-on-one assistance. Taught by Jennifer Crisman. 

TBA

30€

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Inversion Workshop – Turn your World Upside Down

Change your perspective, turn your world upside down! The inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial yet intimidating of the asanas. You will be introduced to and practice postures such as headstand – supported and tripod, forearm stand and handstand. You will be guided through alignment, technique, proper modifications, and how to activate all the muscles that support your shoulder girdle to help you practice with safety. Learn to use the wall as a way to continue practicing inversions beyond this class. Let go of fear, we are here to support you! No inversion experience is necessary, this is where you come to learn. All are welcome, but it is recommended to have a regular yoga practice for at least six months or talk to the teacher before enrolling. Taught by Jennifer Crisman. 

TBA

30€

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Chakra Workshop – focus on the third Chakra

Through inner attunement, ancient yogis were able to perceive the energetic basis of all matter. In connection with the physical body, there is an energy body that you cannot see or touch but which is the place where your energy flows. There are seven key points in the subtle body that are thought to be vortexes or wheels of energy, known as chakras, and they correspond to the major nerve plexuses and endocrine glands in the body. Taught by Alina Gheorghies.

Autumn 2017 – TBA

30€

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Shoulder Anatomy & Alignment

In this workshop we will take an in-depth look at how to activate all the muscles that support your shoulder girdle for making a safe Chaturunga Dandasana that will in time, begin to feel more light and buoyant. This workshop is great for strengthening the shoulders to help create stability and symmetry around the shoulder joint so your practice can last a lifetime. We will also exam how this new information can help you in other weight bearing asanas. Taught by Jennifer Crisman. 

Autumn 2017 – TBA

30€

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Arm Balancing Asanas Workshop – Level 1/2

In this fun and interactive workshop you will get the opportunity to break down the exciting practice of arm balances. Maybe you have never dared to try or have been playing around with them for years.  Either way, you will walk away with new insights into the more basic arm balances and those trickier poses too. Often times students over-rely on force when working on these poses rather than learning to understand the essential actions and movements. Come and learn step-by-step techniques that will allow you to balance on your hands! A great workshop to connect to your core, apply correct alignment and dissolve your fears as you gain confidence to step out of your comfort zone. All levels are welcome to join and everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace. Taught by Jennifer Crisman. 

Autumn 2017 – TBA

30€

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