STYLES OF YOGA:

Hatha Vinyasa Flow:  Hatha is derived from two words – "Ha" is the sun and "Tha" is the moon. Yoga means "union". Therefore, Hatha Yoga is the "union of the sun and the moon", the Yoga of Balance, emphasizing the process of purification through the practice of asana (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) to release physical and mental blockages. It focuses on balancing our energy systems through this union of opposites, allowing the flow of our active masculine qualities (sun/ yang) to tesselate with our feminine receptive qualities (moon/ yin), to open up energy pathways, restore equanimity, and prepare the body mind for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.

Vinyasa Flow is breath-synchronized movement, a dynamic Yang style of Hatha Yoga practiced as a continuous flow from one posture to the next, emphasizing slow deliberate transitions, linking meditative movement to breath.

Hatha Vinyasa Flow is a yoga discipline that reconnects mind body and spirit through breath and movement. Regular practice relaxes the mind and releases tension in the body, strengthening and toning the muscles, increasing flexibility and mobility. The improved circulation of blood and oxygen invigorates our energy systems, stimulates the body's natural healing processes, builds our immunity, stamina, and ultimately our ability to sustain physical and mental balance.

Through proper diet and sustained yogic practice, the 11 organ systems of our bodies align, circulate and communicate with each other to maintain homeostasis. Benefits include healthy symptoms like real hunger, clockwork digestion, sound sleep, vitality, inspiration, motivation, general happiness, and peace of mind.


Yin Yoga: Within the Yin-Yang symbol, is the suggestion that we should take a “tiny bit” of one and put it into the heart of its opposite. Yin Yoga is the complementary practice to balance any Yang style of Yoga. It is a restorative process about surrender and the profound release of tension stored deep in our connective tissues.

The fundamental theory of Yin Yoga is to stretch the connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, fascia, joints & bones) as opposed to stretching the muscles in Yang styles of Yoga. Connective tissue is strengthened and lengthened by applying a slow steady load for long periods of time, letting gravity do the work, as opposed to the rhythmic contractions and release of muscles in Yang styles of Yoga. The focus is on joint rehabilitation, promoting synovial lubrication, stimulating blood circulation, and increasing flexibility through passive stretching by relaxing into the posture, and softening the muscle to move closer to the bone. Poses can be held anywhere from 2-5 minutes, and sometimes even up to 20 minutes!

Yin Yoga is an intimate practice that can be quite challenging as it requires students to sit with themselves, with feelings, sensations, and emotions, to learn to just “be”, to “accept what is” in that given moment. It is a deeply meditative approach that teaches the student how to be still, present, and open, even in uncomfortable positions. This inevitably aids in developing compassion and an equanimous attitude towards self and others in the myriad situations of our daily lives.

Some of the benefits of Yin Yoga are:

  • Stillness: calms and balances mind and body

  • Regulates energy flow in the body

  • Balances CNS, Endocrine System, and internal organs

  • Increased Circulation: better lubrication and protection of joints

  • Increases Mobility and Flexibility, especially joints

  • Release of fascia throughout the body

  • Deeper Relaxation

  • Greater Stamina

  • Stress & Anxiety Reduction

  • Increased Ability to Cope with Stress & Anxiety

  • Help with TMJ and Migraines

  • Better ability to sit for meditation

  • Ultimately you will have a better Yang practice‍‍‍


NOMAD YOGA CLASSES:

Currently at Spazio Sati ...

Evening Flow: Let go of the day and make time for yourself. Expand, explore, and energize in this dynamic flow connecting the body and mind through breath. Keen focus on alignment, strengthening the core, and centering. Clear the mind to see the heart, and enhance your ability to be present, patient, and compassionate as you flow through your life.

Sunday Unwind: Rejuvenate through slow and soothing Yin Yoga sessions. Strong focus on proper alignment with emphasis directed towards deep relaxation using the breath as a guide. Students will be challenged by the silence and stillness, and asked to surrender to any sensations that arise throughout the practice - to simply observe their process. Each session will deliver a deep release, leaving students feeling calm, centered, and with a great sense of opening throughout the body.

All levels welcome. All classes are 90 minutes and taught in English. Bring your yoga mat, a towel, water, and a light shawl for Savasana.

Class sizes are limited.Please email Stacey at s.hoshimiya@gmail.com to reserve your spot. First come, first served basis.

Current Yoga Schedule


PRICING:

Single Class - €15: Curious if yoga is for you? Not sure if you want to commit to a regular practice? Drop in and try any yoga session with Stacey. ‍‍‍Bring a friend and receive €5 off one entry fee. Class sizes are limited. Contact Stacey at s.hoshimiya@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Nomad 4 Class Monthly Pass - €50: Good for any  4 classes per month. Perfect for students who want to practice once a week. Only €12.50/class when you purchase the pass.

Nomad 8 Class Monthly Pass - €70: Good for any 8 classes per month. Perfect for students who can practice twice a week. Only €8.75/class when you purchase the pass!

Nomad 1v1 - €60/ session (90 min): Do you want specialized guidance and a custom course of yoga? Do you want to a gain deeper understanding of your own practice or focus on a specific goal? Do you want to learn the basics before joining a group session? Do you have a specific medical condition or injury that needs nurturing? Stacey can design private sessions giving personal attention towards your individual interests and needs. Commit to 8 sessions and receive a discount. Open to new and experienced students. Contact Stacey at s.hoshimiya@gmail.com for details.


YOGA CLASS ETIQUETTE:

  • All levels welcome. All classes are 90 minutes and taught in English. Bring your yoga mat, a towel, water, and a light shawl for Savasana.

  • Do not eat anything for at least 1.5 hr before practice. You may drink water.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early. If you are a new student, arrive 10 minutes early to speak with Stacey.
  • Sign in, collect any necessary props, set up your mat, and settle in quietly.
  • Leave all bags and personal items neatly on the side. Keep the space around your mat clean and clear.
  • Observe silence. Respect fellow practitioners. You can visit with friends after the session.
  • Sit in a comfortable position or lay in Savasana on your mat. Begin to connect with your breath, and ready yourself for the practice.
  • Class will begin on time. If you arrive late, you may be denied entrance to that session.
  • Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.