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Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers

In today´s  modern world , Yoga is widespread and you can find it in basically every gym, school and neighbourhood, which is totally awesome. In 2007 already, as Yoga began spreading faster than ever around the world, Georg Feuerstein, the most regarded scholar in the West on Yoga and the author of more than 50 books, put together these Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers following below; “Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. As an integrated way of life, Yoga includes moral standards (traditionally called “virtues”) that any reasonable human being would find in principle acceptable. Some of these standards, known in Sanskrit as yamas or “disciplines,” are encoded in the first limb of Patanjali’s eightfold path. According to Patanjali’s Yoga-Sûtra, this practice category is composed of the following five virtues: nonharming (ahimsâ ), truthfulness (satya), nonstealing (asteya), chastity (brahmacarya), and greedlessness (aparigraha). In other key scriptures of Yoga, further moral principles are mentioned, including kindness, compassion, generosity, patience, helpfulness, forgiveness, purity, and so on. All these are virtues that we connect with …

Yoga Heemstede

Yoga Workshop @ EVA`Z 21/4

One Body, One Mind Saturday 21/4, 11.00 – 14.00 Warm welcome all yogi´s – from first timers to long timers to this workshop with the theme ”One Body, One Mind”. We will dive in to dissolving the scattered mind through working with the body and the breath as one unit, as well as quieting the mind through meditation and relaxation. Basically – alles komt aan bod 😉 When:  Saturday 21/4 11.00 – 14.00 Where: EVA`Z Yoga & Pilates, Herenweg 89, Heemstede Investment: EUR 37 :- pp, or EUR 52:- for 2 people (EUR 26:- pp when signing up for 2 ) Benefits: quiet mind, centered body, a sense of well-being Sign up / questions: cecilia@studiostark.net  / 06-46157019

Friday Flow @ EVA`Z

Friday 20/4, 20.00 – 21.30 The monthly Friday Flow at EVA`Z is back! Warm welcome to join on Friday April 20th at 20.00 for an hour and a half of heavenly flow including a restorative relaxation. The best way possible to float in to the weekend ;-)! Investment: EUR 19:- Sign up / aanmelding: via Cecilia;  studiostark@icloud.com , 06-46157019 Looking forward to seeing you all on the mat!  

Come join us in Devon this summer!

“Writing Me- Treat” GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF A   ‘WRITING ME-TREAT’ – DEVON, ENGLAND, 7-12 JULY 2018 –   Isn´t time you gave yourself a treat?   Imagine the bliss of waking up and falling asleep to birdsong and the babbling stream, spending time walking in unspoilt lanes and meadows as you learn a little of what many adore about Devon.   Join a small group of other word-lovers on this enchanting five-night retreat, deep in a secret valley that can only be accessed down what I call The Rabbit Hole – a gentle, bowered lane that tumbles down to the clutch of stone cottages around a stream. You get to stay in a room of your own in delightful Barleycorn, Quack or Crownwheel Cottage. This retreat deliberately coincides with the Ways With Words Literary Festival at Dartington Hall and we will make an excursion there. We will also visit the bohemian town of Totnes and, of course, the beach.   This ‘Me-Treat’ is led by much-published author, journalist, poet and mentor, Jo Parfitt, who …

New Yoga lessons

I am totally stoked to annouce two new weekly lessons I will be teaching as of now – second week of March 2018 – at EVA`Z Yoga & Pilates in Heemstede and YogaCentrum Hoofddorp. Tuesdays 18.00 – Dynamic Flow Yoga, EVA`Z Yoga & Pilates, Heemstede Thursdays 17.45 – Stress Relief After Work, YogaCentrum Hoofddorp  Both lessons are open to all levels of yogis! Looking forward to seeing you on the mat! Warm welcome! Cia

Yoga Workshop 9/3 @ YogaCentrum Hoofddorp

Stilte en Kracht in de Storm Soms voelt het als of je in een storm bent terecht gekomen, of in een wasprogramma dat vast lijkt te zitten op centrifugeren. Yoga geeft je de gereedschappen om de stilte én de kracht te vinden in de storm, om van centrifugeren door naar wasverzachter te gaan. In deze workshop gaan wij focusen op om juist de stilte en de kracht in de storm te vinden. Fysiek, energiek en mentaal. En het maakt niet uit of dit je eerste kennismaking is met yoga, of je 23415e keer – je bent van harte welkom! Ik kijk er echt naar uit om je te zien in het Yoga Centrum op vrijdag 9 maart! Van harte welkom! Cecilia

5/11 – Yoga Workshop @ EVA`Z, Heemstede

– ”Dogs, Wolves and People” 😉 So many of the yoga postures are named after animals and nature.So many of the breathing excercises are named after nature and the elements. So many of us people feel we are missing nature in the busy city  – at the same time forgetting that we ARE nature. This breathing, moving, talking body of ours is nature. Nature changes, the seasons change, the body changes. Every moment there is change,  yet we seem to do our best to resist instead of getting in to the gist of this ever changing nature of life. Why J ? In this workshop we will go in to depth in to some of the excercises – breathing / pranayama, postures / asanas, meditation and relaxation / savasana that will bring us back to the nature of who we are, being able to move with the changes . Excercies that you can bring home and use whenever you´d like. All levels of yogis, wolves, dogs, trees and people are welcome ;-). Warm welcome! Sign …

Mindful transitions

When the seasons change, especially from the spring into summer and from the summer into the fall we seem to get more out of balance than during other seasonal transitions. It might even feel like at times you’ve been hit with a metal rod on your head while at other times you find yourself looking for both inner and outer bearings to get through this period. Our first routine response when the more unpleasant sensations are arriving is to push them away. But since we live under the law of gravity we are also being made painfully aware of that anything we push away usually comes back and hits twice as hard from all the momentum gained. So, why not just grab that metal rod and check it out? What is it? What is it trying to show us, to teach us? First of all, we are transitioning into winter. It would not be wise to be pushed from the warmth, the openness, the flowery dresses and brightly colored surf shorts straight into icy cold, …

Friday Flow – 15/9 @ EVA`Z

Friday 15/9 is the day for the first monthly Friday Flow at EVA`Z Yoga & Pilates in Heemstede for the season! 19.00 – 20.30 we are flowing with the theme “Rooting and landing” in a full yoga practice including asanas / postures, just sitting / meditation, pranayama / breathing practices and savasana / relaxation. All levels of yogi´s are welcome! Investment: EUR 17:50 Sign up: cecilia@studiostark.net / 06-46157019  

Relaxing the Body, Quieting the Mind A Vijnana Yoga Workshop by Dick & Cecilia

Relaxing the Body, Quieting the Mind

– A Vijnana Yoga Workshop by Dick & Cecilia Haarlem 17/9, 13.00 A relaxed body becomes stable and quite. A quiet mind can see, hear, feel, sense, understand on a totally different level than we are used to operating on in daily life. This quite mind and this stable body are actually one and the same, making both acting and reacting without clenching, without holding on, possible. Leaving you with immeasurable possibilities ;-). Come join us in this Vijnana Yoga workhop in Haarlem with Dick Langenberg and Cecilia Götherström, where we dive deep in to the first two principles of Vijnana Yoga – Relaxing the Body, Quieting the Mind. Warm welcome to all levels of yogis! Dick & Cecilia Cecilia (www.studiostark.net)  and Dick (www.yogametdick.com)  have been and still are studying, teaching, practicing and laughing together for more than 12 years now – nationally and internationally. C U on the mat! And bring all your questions 😉 ! When: Sunday 17/9 2017, 13.00 – 16.00 Where : Movement Studio Haarlem, Kinderhuissingel 4E Investment : EUR 45 …