CLASSES

SURYA NAMASKAR

Surya Namaskar means Salutations to the Sun. In the context of yoga, the Sun is not only the celestial body that gives us warmth and daylight, but the radiant center of the human body, where our vital forces converge. In Surya Namaskar, we are propitiating to this center, inviting our vital forces to rise up from the altar of the pelvis and burn away the sediment of our conditioning, giving us insight. In this foundational session, we rediscover the internal dynamics of Surya Namaskar, and we explore the immediate impact of those dynamics on our consciousness. Open to practitioners of all levels, this session introduces the basic concepts on which the other workshops depend.

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Ty Landrum

BACKBENDING

The practice of backbending is about making ourselves vulnerable, and finding the internal support to handle that vulnerability with grace. When we backbend with internal support, we create opportunities for psychical release. In this session, we learn to work intelligently with the breath, the psoas and the diaphragm, to create a long and supple spine that can reach gracefully into these difficult and exhilarating forms. This session will involve a full asana practice, involving postures from first and second series, with variations given to accommodate a range of abilities.

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Ty Landrum

OPENING THE HIPS

The hips are the storehouse of apana, the dissolving force that removes excess from the body and mind. Opening the hips can help us access the dissolving force, and release the psychical energy that is entangled in the densest places in the body. In this session, we explore hip opening through forward folding, twisting, and putting the legs behind the head. This session will involve a full asana practice, involving postures from the first and second series, with variations given to accommodate a range of abilities.

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Ty Landrum

PHILOSOPHY:TASTING THE POISON

Yoga is said to be the antidote for the poison of conditioned existence. When the practice starts to work, the poison comes to the surface, darkening the waters of our minds. This experience can be troubling. It can induce shame, repression and other apparent obstacles to practice. In this workshop, which is an exploration of yoga philosophy and mythology (and involves no formal practice as such) we discuss the process of meeting these experiences with compassion, and turning the poison into insight.

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Ty Landrum

PREPARATIONS FOR THE SOUL

End your training day with a lecture held by Carlos L'Abbate. This session will help you understand what may need to be changed in ourselves in order to find the changeless.

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Carlos L'Abbate

CORE COMPLEXITY

From well-known moves to possibly unknown movements, this class, based on simple yet extensive movements, is intended to highlight and use the CORE at its true value. A class based on fundamental moves of pulling, pushing, leaning, rotation, squats and lunges, of course, not forgetting about plank. This class uses the most convenient accesory: your own weight.

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Dimi Butilca

GYROKINESIS® - EXPLORING GYROKINESIS® - LEVEL 1

In this class we will start exploring some of the Gyrokinesis® principles: movements start from the centre to the periphery being performed in a continuous undulating and harmonious way, like a dance, which stimulate the entire body.
GYROKINESIS® Method is an original and unique method which coordinates movement, breath and mental focus, increasing the functional capacity of the entire body. Incorporating several key principles from Yoga, Tai-Chi, Dance and Martial Arts, GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability.
GYROKINESIS® is a registered Trademarks of GYROTONIC Sales Corp and is used with their permission.

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Lucrezia Caricola

POSTURAL PILATES

We spend more and more time sitting and our posture will eventually change. At the end of the day we have back pain or discomfort. In this class we will correct the posture harmoniously integrating exercises from both kinetotherapy and pilates. We will learn what a wrong posture is and how we can correct it.

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Ovidiu Atanasiu

FASCIA DYNAMIC

Ocilating movements promote the elastic dynamics of the fascia connective tissue. Rhythm (resonance frequency) is crucial, whether it involves fascial movement or more muscular movement. Evolution has left most of the work to collagen because, in its role as a strip, it consumes virtually no energy. Immerse yourself in the supple lightness of the Fascia Dynamic at Wellness Festival.

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Christiane Reiter

BACK TO WILD - ANIMALISTIC MOVEMENTS

As technology takes a bigger and bigger role in our life, using our own bodies as a means of transportation from point A to point B becomes slowly obsolete. We gain comfort yet we lose the freedom of movement that keeps us connected with the nature around us and within us. Luckily, each trend has a counter trend and in this specially designed dynamic class, we invite you to come back to the natural movement patterns that nature has seen across millennia. Put your palms down, lean lower towards the familiar ground and (re)learn how to move fluently, spontaneously, on all axis and all directions, in a class inspired by the raw authentic movement of real animals. Let's get our animalistic drive flow to surface!

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Mircea Nicoara

ELEMENTS

Ki is the Japanese concept of energy. Prana and J are the Joy of movement and knowledge. In this Yoga, Martial Arts and Dance session let your inner energy grow. The KiPranJ vortex expands with a progressive integration of movement principle: earth, wind, and water. Water adds flow and a greater awareness of your own body. Full of meaning, achieve perfection in action and concentrated power by being present in the here and now. Allow your energy to flow and experience to envelop your soul with KiPranJ.

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Julio Papi

DAANASANA SCHOOL OF YOGA - WHAT YOU BREATH FOR?

A special Asana Session with a special Dree, a special intention related to the breathing itself. Often we are asked if as Yoga practitioners we also practice Pranayama besides our Asana program. In some Yoga traditions Asana is considered to inherently have all aspects of Yoga, including breathing awareness, control and its karmic consequences. In this session we will explore insights of our breating connected with our own "do, doing and done". Self observation and breathing; Svadhyaya and Pranayama.

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Julio Papi

ASANA SERIES FOR HIP OPENERS AND PREPARATION FOR LOTUS POSE

In this class, you'll do poses which open the hip joints and create space in the joint. This will help in doing Lotus Pose. These poses help you normalise the function of organs in the pelvis cavity. This class is very helpful for Uro-genital system and also for lower digestive system.

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Dr. Ravi Kumar Dowluru

SATTVA YOGA - TRANSCENDING THE LIMITATIONS OF THE MIND

This class is a journey to you, a dynamic class that involves elements from Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Kriyas, and free movements that will help you get rid of everything that's no use to you, everything that's toxic to you in this moment, experiencing a state of calm, tranquility and harmony.

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Denis Dochioiu

BALLET YOGA

Through our practice of yoga every day we find new balance in our lives. A balance that quells the wanting of the moment allowing the waiting for it to arrive. Immediate gratification vs. letting nature take its course. How often do we make impulsive decisions that prove to be detrimental? Can we take a moment in our practice today to forget our desires in life and let our lives unfold with beauty and grace?
With the balance that our yoga practice brings may we have the discipline and control in our lives to let a beautiful future dance before us with all of the grace of a ballerina.

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Monica Petrica

LED PRIMARY

Come experience the exhilaration of practicing the Primary Series in a large collective to the traditional Sanskrit count. This way of practicing allows us to move together, and breath together, as one living organism. This class will move forward steadily and with little alignment instruction. Some familiarity with the Primary Series is strongly advised.

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Ty Landrum

PRANAYAMA AND GUIDED MEDITATION

Pranayama is the practice of giving space to the breath. When the movements of the breath merge together, they reveal their perfect continuity. They suspend the mind in the liminal space between creativity and emptiness. This session teaches the essentials of pranayama, including posture, suspension, balance and absorption. It introduces a potent sequence of pranayama and subtle body visualization that you can explore endlessly on your own.

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Ty Landrum

THREAD OF BREATH

Ashtanga Vinyasa amplifies our internal currents of the breath. With assiduous practice, we can learn to ride these currents with elegance and grace. In this session, we look closely at the techniques that underlie this ability, and we apply them to some of the most dynamic movement patterns of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, including pressing up, piking, jumping through, jumping back and more. We also explore some arm balancing and hand standing techniques, as these thread naturally into our theme. Practitioners of all levels are welcome to attend.

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Ty Landrum

PHILOSOPHY: THE FEMININE SUBLIME

In Tantric philosophy, the feminine is the natural principle of creation. She is abundant, excessive, unpredictable, and threatens to overwhelm us whenever she overflows. The secret of yoga practice is to make space for this principle, and to adore its unfolding, even as it overwhelms the ego. In this philosophy talk, we explore the nature of the feminine, and the possibility of relating to the feminine intimately, through a colorful retelling of the Myth of Sati, "she who is."

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Ty Landrum

FASCIA PILATES

In Tantric philosophy, the feminine is the natural principle of creation. She is abundant, excessive, unpredictable, and threatens to overwhelm us whenever she overflows. The secret of yoga practice is to make space for this principle, and to adore its unfolding, even as it overwhelms the ego. In this philosophy talk, we explore the nature of the feminine, and the possibility of relating to the feminine intimately, through a colorful retelling of the Myth of Sati, "she who is."

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Christiane Reiter

AWAKE THE CALM

In 2009 Julio updated his Power Stretch program, integrating it with different manual therapies and neurodynamics observations. As a result an alternative approach to movement was explored and time to time presented in events and workshops. A gentle flowing full body mobilization is provided at a slow controlled range of motion. Different physiological effects result from this form of movement, and some can be connected to other spheres of human health, meaning also psychological and spiritual. The ways of energy are infinite, come and awake the calm, then you'll see.

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Julio Papi

THE POWER OF THE BANDS

Small and innocent and colorful, the elastic bands don't seem to be challenging. The versatility of Power Bands will strike you and you will feel on your own skin how you can develop mobility, stability and functionality.

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Lola Crudu

THE LANGUAGE OF FITNESS

Nowadays the online environment is jam-packed with fitness articles, healthy lifestyle and how you can get thinner quickly. These have influenced and deformed our reality about losing weight. But, donít worry! This class is going to show you the real face of Fitness and have YOU as the main focus!

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Florin Cujba

POSTURAL ALIGNMENT

After spending 17 years in the fitness room, Tiberiu noticed that none of the programs he tried helped him in this everyday life. The body has to be adapted to the moment, to the free movement, so he created a program which does that. Postural Alignment gives the body the necessary training to react properly and instinctively, basically what we wall need every day.

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Tiberiu Vintiloiu

GYROKINESIS® BREATHING / RELEASED CLASS

This class will be focused on the connection between movement and breath, which creates a inner rhythm and vibrations that bring to a sense of calmness, balance and wellness.
GYROKINESIS® Method is an original and unique method which coordinates movement, breath and mental focus, increasing the functional capacity of the entire body. Incorporating several key principles from Yoga, Tai-Chi, Dance and Martial Arts, GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability.
GYROKINESIS® is a registered Trademarks of GYROTONIC Sales Corp and is used with their permission.

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Lucrezia Caricola

IYENGAR YOGA - INVERTED POSES. PANACEA IN YOGA AND PRANAYAMA

In this class you will prepare your body for inverted poses like sirshasan (head stand), adhomukha vrikshasan (hand stand), sarwangasan (shoulder stand). These asanas will help you normalize the function of the endocrine system. This class will also include basic pranayama.

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Dr. Ravi Kumar Dowluru

YOGA OF PRESENCE

With a mixture of Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga, Yoga of Presence is a practice that aims at finding harmony in both the body and the mind in order to allow us to perceive, to notice and to be interested in Presence, a word I use to describe the sense of peace and satisfaction that can be found in oneself independent of what may or may not happen outside. Presence is another word for freedom.

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Carlos L'Abbate

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS - LECTURE & PRACTICE

This class is intended for all who want to understand what yoga is and what it is about.
Denis will talk about all aspects of yoga, what it is or what it is not, and she will answer your questions, and then you will experience together a specially designed class that will give you a clear picture of this practice.

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Denis Dochioiu

RELAXATION YOGA

Yoga is one of the fastest way to release tension and reach tranquility.
In this class you will practice a series of asanas and pranayama (breathing) exercises that will help you unwind, release the tension from the body and the stress from the mind.
We will go through a series of gentle asanas, learn to relax with every breath and end the class in a resting form of Savasana.

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Dan Dumitrescu

SATYANANDA YOGA

This session will be a pure traditional yoga session focusing on creating a harmony, balance and a sense of awakening in energy through Asana, Pranayama & Pratyahara.

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Avisek Majumdar

HEALING MANTRAS & MEDITATION

Mantras are integral part of traditional yoga which offers nourishment to the psychic body and offers healing. In this session you will tap into the practices of some mantras and meditative practices to counterbalance stress, anxiety and burnout syndrome.

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Avisek Majumdar