Timetable of the El Palmar Yoga Studio
Yoga classes take place almost daily in our Yoga Studio. The following different types of Yoga are taught here in the Yoga Studio: Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Anusara Yoga. There are also Zoomba and Pilates classes. So that you know when which class takes place, this timetable gives you an overview of all classes in our Yoga Studio in El Palmar.
The different types of Yoga
To give you a better idea of which type of Yoga suits you best, we would like to introduce you to all the styles we teach in our Yoga studio.
The most practiced style in the West is Hatha Yoga.
Hatha Yoga is a form of Yoga in which the balance between body and mind is sought primarily through physical exercises, breathing exercises and meditation. In Hatha Yoga the emphasis is on the body. Compared to other Yoga styles, mediation in Hatha Yoga leads from doing, the “effort” to the feeling of oneness. Swatmarama, the author of Hatha Yoga Pradipika, has said: if you are somehow confused by philosophies and worldviews and spiritual systems, then practice Hatha Yoga. You don’t have to believe in anything, just do it, do it!
The different practices help you to become physically healthy, strong and pure, to concentrate spiritually and calm down, and beyond that to realize what you really are. Classical Hatha Yoga classes are quiet and include strengthening and stretching elements.
Unlike classical Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga does not adhere to a particular sequence of Asanas. The flows are often arranged according to a certain focus.
The individual exercises flow into each other (hence the nickname Vinyasa “Flow”). Through the transition of Asanas a real flow is created during a Vinyasa Flow-hour. For each Yoga level there are different strength variants of the individual asanas, so that beginners and advanced Yoga practitioners alike have fun with Yoga. Usually a Vinyasa Flow Yoga lesson ends with a final meditation.
Tip: Vinyasa Yoga Retreat in El Palmar
Yoga teacher Rania is a guest once a year at the As-Frame Yoga & Surf Camp. That is when her popular Vinyasa Yoga Retreat takes place.
Yin Yoga is mainly about a gentle stretching of the fasciae and the connective tissue. One lingers for a few minutes in the individual asanas, which also stimulates the deep layers of the fascia. This stimulation has a revitalizing and calming effect on the body and mind. And you have time to let go of all thoughts.
You will notice that the longer you hold a position, the deeper you can let yourself sink into it. The holding of the individual asanas should be as painless as possible. The stretches are very gentle. In Yin Yoga you can support yourself with bolsters, blocks, blankets, etc. so that you are really comfortable as the Yoga posture lasts a long time.
Anusara Yoga comes from the USA and is aimed at people of the 21st century. This Yoga style is spiritually oriented to Hatha Yoga, but is oriented to the anatomy of the modern sedentary (office) person: long periods of sitting, a lack of movement and the increased likelihood of bad mood and frustration. Anusara Yoga is about cheerfulness, a big heart and the right posture. The exercises were designed according to modern biomechanics and bioenergetics. So Anasura Yoga is perfect for anyone who sits at the computer all day or just wants to be a little more cheerful.
Zoomba is a dance workout in which dance elements are combined with aerobic movements. Compared to aerobics, Zoomba is much easier to learn: Zoomba does not require complicated choreography, in fact the sequences of steps and movements are simple and often intuitive.
In Zoomba, the movements are performed to Latin American rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Samba, Flamenco, Tango or Mambo. In contrast to a classical dance course, the Zumba does not count the bars, but moves according to the music.
Pilates is a gentle but extremely effective training method for the body and mind – a systematic body training, invented and developed by Joseph H. Pilates. Individual muscles or muscle parts are activated, relaxed or stretched in a targeted manner. It is not the quantity but the quality of the Pilates exercises that counts and breathing is coordinated with the movements.