BLOOM FROM WITHIN

Yoga means returning to yourself. You learn your limits, you expand your horizons, you can really relax by being yourself. You find the time to remember who you are, something you forget when you are carried away by the whirlpool of daily intense life.
2500 years ago a writer named Patanjali  wrote the Yoga-sutra, the first book on yoga. Describe yoga as chitta - vrtti - nirohdah, which means it stops the wandering of the mind. “Yoga  calms the spirit ", he  is the most common definition, as formulated by the excellent teacher TKV Desikachar: the purpose of yoga is to direct the mind exclusively to an object and to maintain that direction without distractions.
The name yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which translates as "unite, unify, connect". All these associations imply the reintegration into a whole, the achievement of a state of harmony.
However, peace of mind is not a tangible goal. In contrast, progress in pursuing a posture in yoga is measurable, either as an alignment, as an opening of the stretch, or as a length of stay in the posture. It is much easier to try something tangible - physical and then move on to something intangible, peace of mind. In the practice of yoga you start with something known and move towards the unknown, using the body and the breath. With the postures and the breath you open the body and the mind, and thus you become receptive to the wonderful experience of inner peace.
For this reason, we also called the dynamic version of yoga that we teach "bloom from within", in order to "bloom" the mind through the practice of the body!

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YIN YOGA YOGA


The human mind tends to wander into thoughts in the past or in the future, while the human body exists only in the present moment. Yin Yoga is a type of yoga that emphasizes body awareness. Returning to the body brings the mind back to the present. And then the worries are set aside and there is no longer a "must".

One of the reasons that makes Yin Yoga so refreshing is that, even for a moment, all that exists is the present reality. Every time you come back to the present, you set aside some burden that you carry.

 

It is possible to catch it again a little later, but what matters is that you practiced to let go, to relax the tension. Eventually you will be able to reduce the intensity more often and for longer periods of time.
Anything that helps us come back to ourselves and remember who we are, a walk on the beach, a pleasant yawn or even a conscious breath, it can all be yoga!


Any exercise that helps us focus on ourselves is important.
In this practice,  all the parts of the body tie together into a single whole, having the feeling that you are getting taller, longer and you feel more freedom. After the practice you will feel relaxed in a sweet calm, it will normalize the physical tensions and it will calm both your mind and your emotions.


Every practice of yoga raises the level of consciousness, while at the same time reversing the existing state. When you come back to yourself, you realize the feeling of deep completion / fullness.

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Aerial Yoga for kids

Aerial yoga provides training combined with a hammock and the air. Through a sequence of playful exercises, the body works out. However, the greatest challenge in this lesson is that the child learns to control each movement. This means that he is completely focusing themselves in the present. In this lesson, the best friend practise of the child is self-consiousness and attention. Though a series of exercises, the child strengthen their bodies; moreover, through the reverse poses, their brain oxygenates, their cell develope and their hearts rests. Through this practise, the child overcomes their fears, and develope their self-esteem! They learn to breath properly, play within a team and at the end to calm down.

* This lesson applies to ages 4-12y.o

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AERIAL YOGA

Can you ever imagine that physical exercise would be a bit like a workout and a bit like acrobatics?
Aerial yoga is the trend in gymnastics, which was introduced to us a few years ago here in Greece, promising spectacular results in our body, not only in terms of weight, but also its strengthening.
It combines the classic yoga poses with the acrobatics and the strengthening that the hammock offers to the torso.
You do not need special equipment to exercise, on the contrary you wear what you are most comfortable with!
It is aimed at all ages and is ideal even for you who are not familiar with any type of exercise, since there are also beginner exercises.
Its benefits are many:
Muscle strengthening and stretching.
Proper posture.
Balance.
Spinal decompression.
Relax from stress and anxiety.
Relief from musculoskeletal pain.
Wellness and confidence.
Improve mood.

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MAT PILATES / AERIAL PILATES

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It is considered the cornerstone of the method.

Pilates largely avoids high impact, high power output, and heavy muscular and skeletal loading  the weight of his body.
The MAT course is characterized by flow in the exercises  and accuracy in their execution. Contains several elements from dance & yoga.
The student focuses  in the center of or  "Powerhouse," as Joseph Pilates called it. A strong center is very important for good physical health as it helps to avoid it  injuries, spine health and prevention  muscle  pain in particular  in the waist and neck. Athletes, runners, dancers and those who work hard on their body need a strong center and so usually do Pilates.
Its benefits  MAT pilates are muscle strengthening, elasticity, functional muscle action, proper posture & alignment, improving balance and posture, better body awareness and movement. It also relieves problems such as in the waist, neck or shoulder girdle.
Props are often used in ground exercises  make the exercises easier or harder.

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Imbalance causes tremendous stress. If something goes wrong and you are already in a state of imbalance, it is like swimming against a strong tide. The more open you are to the sea, the harder it is to swim to shore.
The real challenge in life is to be able to stay "together" with yourself while communicating with others. Respond to people and events, maintaining a sense of inner cohesion. This course combines all the benefits of Pilates by dynamically enhancing balance!

 

REFORMER PILATES

The reformer (Pilates bed), is the most famous Pilates machine, designed by Joseph Pilates to apply his method.
 

It consists of a frame like a bed, on which there is a movable platform, which is connected to the frame by resistors. The choices in the use of resistors (light, medium, heavy), vary the level of difficulty of the exercises and require a different effort from the student.
The reformer also includes the footbar at the bottom of the frame and 2 long straps with loops, in which the legs or arms are placed (depending on the exercise).
There are more than 200 exercises that  designed for the reformer.
The combination  exercises exercises the whole body and  offers  muscle strengthening, elasticity, functional muscle action, correct posture & alignment, improving balance, better coordination, body awareness and movement.

Some exercises are performed with the stroller stationary and others with the moving one, while the student can be lying down, sitting or standing.

The exercises are divided into levels with different degrees of difficulty and are aimed at beginners, intermediate level, advanced and advanced level students.  If the student exercises systematically and  methodically and correctly guided by the teacher all the exercises in the reformer are safe and extremely effective.
Exercises in the reformer have a great variety and adaptability.
The benefits of the exercises are the strengthening combined with the flexibility, the improvement of the balance & the alignment, the better awareness of the movement, the improvement of the posture of the body and the relief  from problems and  body aches.
In the exercises performed in the reformer, the body weight and the resistance differentiate the complexity and the level of difficulty of the exercise.
It is also made in such a way that  to adapt to all body types.
Every student can take a course in reformer regardless of physics