Master class with Isabella Nitschke, Ashtanga Yoga Malmö - Breath & Bandha
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About the Event
The purpose of all yoga is to calm the mind - Yoga citta vritti nirodah. How we breathe affects how we think and how we feel. If we breathe inadequately or irregularly, we do not achieve focus (dhyana) or control (bandha body lock). Inadequate breathing is also often a contributing cause or signal of stress / ill health.
The workshop focuses on the importance of breathing in our asana training as well as for our everyday health. We explore different breathing techniques both in motion and stillness with the aim of improving your relationship to your breathing. You will also be introduced to the basics of root and stomach locks - Mula and Uddiyana bandha - how these are linked to breathing and positions.
This gives you a deeper understanding of your yoga practice. The class ends with a guided relaxation.
The class is open to all levels of yoga practitioners.
The number of places is limited, pre-registration through Momoyoga is required.
Questions send them to Pernilla at email@example.com
750kr for both Masterclasses (brunch included)
400kr/class (brunch optional +50kr)
Photo: Sophie Håkansson Photography
Isabella Nitschke is the owner and manager of Ashtanga Yoga Malmö based in southern Sweden where she runs a daily Mysore programme. She found yoga more than 18 years ago following a running injury and the practice has since helped her heal on many levels. Isabella has Sharath Jois’ blessing to teach the primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga and has assisted him twice at the main shala in Mysore. She returns to India regularly to practice, study and to further develop her chanting skills and studies of yoga philosophy and Sanskrit.
Isabella is also a qualified yoga therapist for mental health, a lifestyle coach and relaxation therapist. She has devoted much of the past ten years to study and explore the effects of yoga on our nervous system and our mental health - in particular how the practice can help increase our resilience to stress and ability to self-regulate. Her teaching style is inclusive and aims to create a safe space for all students. She follows a gentle approach with particular focus on breath to cultivate sensitivity and awareness of the body and mind. Isabella has over 20 years of experience from working in health and fitness worldwide and has studied both anatomy and movement mechanics extensively.
Prior to teaching yoga Isabella had a career in international politics which gave her the opportunity to live and work in many different countries and cultures. She speaks several languages fluently and is still very engaged in human and women’s rights which was her primary field of work. Seva (karma yoga) is an important part of Isabella’s yoga journey and is engaged in the work of several charities such as V-Care and Odanadi.
Read more about Isabella at https://ashtangayogamalmo.se/en/