03 mar 18 / ghosts & demons


yoga / 14:00 - 15:15

The weird and the wonderful:
This passage quotes a ‘certain Chinese encyclopaedia’ in which it is written that ‘animals are divided into: (a) belonging to the Emperor, (b) embalmed, (c) tame, (d) sucking pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs, (h) included in the present classification, (i) frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, (l) etcetera , (m) having just broken the water pitcher, (n) that from a long way off look like flies’. In the wonderment of this taxonomy, the thing we apprehend in one great leap, the thing that, by means of the fable, is demonstrated as the exotic charm of another system of thought, is the limitation of our own, the stark impossibility of thinking "that".

— Michel Foucault, The Order of Things

We take this opportunity to explore more unusual postures of the yoga fauna and mythology. Find your flow through full body mudras and unusual shapes that ignite your imagination. Variations upon variations weave into a fairly complex sequential fabric, featuring moments with Simhasana, Utkata Konasana and Swastikasana. Not all freakish things in yoga are easily accessible. Approach the mat with curiosity and cultivate persistance but always with self-derision!


About Diana:

Diana is an architect, urban researcher and yogini based in Zurich and learning around the globe. After years of studentship at Pure Yoga Singapore, Diana completed over 600 hours of teacher training in Hong Kong (Yoga Alliance Certified), under the guidance of Rinat Pearlman and Patrick Creelman, founder of Pure Yoga and pillar in the yoga community throughout Asia. She teaches a strong practice focused on skillful alignment, intelligent action and steady breath, allowing students to access and build upon their own strength & intelligence.

She sees yoga through the eyes of an architect, precise, detailed, mathematical, contemporary. Her approach to yoga combines the yoga tradition from the east and the west, involving a blend of the Iyengar School, Anusara School, and Vinyasa Yoga. The Iyengar School provides a methodology of precise anatomical and physical alignments and instructions, as well as the profound understanding and application of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. The Anusara School provides the application of Tantric philosophy and principles of alignment. The vinyasa practice incorporates heat and flow into a dynamic approach to yoga. Diana’s classes are taught in English.

Read more:   www.o-yoga.ch


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