Yoga

 

What is yoga?

 

The word yoga means union in Sanskrit - meaning the union between breath and movement, or the union between mind, body and soul. Yoga helps you to improve your flexibility and strength, to release chronic stress in the mind and the body, to tune into your body’s needs and to treat yourself with kindness and acceptance. Yoga is for everyone - it doesn't matter how old, fit or flexible you are! Our yoga classes are always tailored to individual needs so that everyone can participate at his/her own level and pace.

 

About our yoga teacher...

 

Rosie is our resident yoga teacher from New Zealand, and has spent the past four years teaching on yoga and adventure retreats in Southeast Asia and Europe. She teaches with a focus on the breath and awareness, and aims to find the sweet spot between energising and restorative movement in her classes. She believes yoga can bring a little more sunshine into everyone's life, on and off the mat, and loves to see the transformation in people after one week of yoga, good food and fresh mountain air.

 

Types of yoga:

 

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

Hatha yoga is a classical style of yoga, literally translating to ha meaning "sun" and tha meaning "moon." This refers to the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon—within all of us. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. Incorporating ‘vinyasa' allows the body to warm up more efficiently and move smoothly from one pose to the next, combining breath and movement to create a mind-body connection.  Hatha Vinyasa yoga combines movement and stillness, allowing space in between more challenging poses for integration and return to the breath. 


Restorative Yoga
Restorative yoga is a relaxing, meditative style of yoga, using little to no muscle strain. In our restorative classes we only practice six to ten poses that we hold for a longer period of time.  We use props like pillows, blocks or blankets to support the body in the different poses. Restorative yoga is about relaxing the body completely, whilst keeping the mind focusing on the present moment, the sensations in the body and the breath. This is a very restorative practice after a day out in the mountains, and a powerful practice for learning how to slow down and release chronic stress.

 

MoaAlm yoga studio

 

At MoaAlm we have a beautiful, cosy yoga studio with a panoramic view of the mountains. This room invites you to relax, to breathe and enjoy life. Our studio is well-equipped with mats and props to support you in your poses. Whenever the weather allows, we like to go outside to practice yoga.