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Yoga

Danka is a practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Krama Mandiram, two disciplines that may seem in opposition at first glance. She combines both in her teaching to tailor optimally to the needs of her individual students. Danka teaches introductory and advanced classes, guided classes and self-practice.

Self-realisation and self-knowledge are at the heart of what Danka wants to pass on to her students, so her yoga classes are focused on what each student needs on their particular journey – yoga is not about achieving a goal, but about cultivating a sustainable practice for yourself.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga is a highly traditional, dynamic and challenging variety of yoga, based on a fixed sequence of advanced postures performed to the rhythm of the breath. This sequence is traditionally meant to be performed six days per week in the morning, on an empty stomach. As such, true Ashtanga yoga is difficult to combine with regular Western lifestyles for most people and requires a high degree of commitment.

Danka aims to bring the benefits of Ashtanga, which include improved strength and balance, the cultivation of personal discipline and a strong breath practice, to students of every level and in every situation, by adjusting the intensity of Ashtanga sequences to the individual needs. Ashtanga yoga is best suited for practitioners who want to cultivate their own (almost-)daily home practice, rather than simply visiting a yoga class once a week.

Vinyasa Krama Mandiram

In contrast to Ashtanga, Vinyasa Krama Mandiram (VKM) is a form of yoga that is much more focused on the individual’s needs. Poses and sequences are adjusted to suit any body type, including those with physical conditions or disabilities. VKM sequences contain more variation and are aimed at cultivating balance between yin & yang, between action and stillness.

In order to find a style of yoga practice that suits each practitioner best, Danka will talk extensively with every student to provide something that suits their needs and lifestyle. The focus is not on one rigid system of yoga, but on the general wellbeing and progression of every individual. Physical, mental and emotional needs are all taken into account to create a therapeutic way of teaching and learning.

Private classes or group classes?

There are benefits to both private and group classes, and what works best for you will depend on your needs and preferences. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Danka to discuss the best options.

Private classes

A private class is completely tailored with your needs in mind. Yoga is a process of self-discovery, and a private class will help you go deeper and faster in this process. Danka will design a pose sequence that benefits you optimally and that you can practice at home. Her detailed guidance will mean that you can safely try more advanced yoga poses with no risk of injury. And of course, private classes will be scheduled when it suits you best.

Group classes

Many of us may struggle to create time and space at home in our busy lives for a regular yoga practice, and may benefit instead from the structure and schedule of regular group classes. These classes can take you out of your comfort zone and encourage you to try poses outside of your usual vocabulary. Additionally, you will meet like-minded people, and sharing the energy of a yoga class is truly a wonderful feeling.

A little taste of Danka´ s COURSE
Power of healing touch 

What should I bring to class?
For private yoga class

If you have your own yoga mat, please bring it to class, as well as a towel. If you are new to yoga and want to try it out, all you need to bring is a towel; I will provide a yoga mat for you. If you want to cultivate a sustainable home practice, it is good to invest in your own yoga mat and, depending on your level and needs, a few yoga props. Having your own material, space and rituals will help you to feel motivated and comfortable in your practice.

For group class

This depends on the location; please see specific instructions for each class or workshop. While most studios will have yoga mats, blankets and some props provided, the current pandemic situation may restrict our access to shared materials. The necessary details will be provided in an email once you have registered for a class.

For shiatsu therapy

Unlike regular massage, shiatsu therapy is done through the clothes, not directly on the skin. You will be lying on a special shiatsu futon on the floor. While the room will be heated to a comfortable temperature, deep relaxation may make you feel chilly. Therefore it is advisable to wear comfortable, loose clothes made of natural materials (cotton, linen, silk, …), and ideally a long-sleeve top or a light jumper, even on warmer days. Make sure you can move freely in these clothes. Also note that we will spend some time going over your case history and any health conditions prior to the treatment.

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