Pilar Workshops

 

Moon Sequence Evening Class - 8 Dec 2017

Come and join an evening practicing the intuitive moon sequence (gentle vinyasa), guided by the energy of the moon. 

We will be spending about an hour on yoga postures, 15 minutes on relaxation and meditation and then finish with some tea and sweets if you all like. 

I’m so looking forward to sharing this beautiful practice with many of you again. All and everyone welcome, no matter whether you know the sequence or you don’t. 

Friday, 18:30-20:00

8 December 

15 Euros per person 

Lots of love, 

Isabel 

 


Core Strength, Hip Flexibility and Uddiyana Bandha - 14 & 28 May 2017

These are 2 dynamic workshops on Sundaymorning in which we will dive right into the deeper aspects of strength and flexibility.

Included are mula & uddiyana bandha, ujjayi breathing, belly massage, hip openers, and core strength exercises.

With hands on adjustments and plenty of space to ask all your questions, like things that haven't been quite clear in class, or what you individually can do to work on something specific.

The workshops are interactive, insightful, with knowledge and exercises, some hard work (each according to their needs and capacity), and a possibility of physical and emotional release of some of the obstacles present in this moment.

Time: 10:00-11:30

Price: 25 euro

To register email info@pilarstudio.nl or Whatsapp 06-24674824.

You are super welcome...!!

 


Moon Sequence Evening Classes - 19 May & 9 June 2017

Two guided gentle Moon Sequence evening classes coming up on

Friday 19 May 2017 and Friday 9 June 2017 between 19:00 and 20:30.

These classes will be open to anyone and everyone interested in a gentle yoga practice with movement and breath on a Friday night.

No prior knowledge is required and there will be plenty of time to adapt postures to your own physical needs!

We will spend around 60 minutes doing yoga postures, 15 minutes relaxation and another 15 minutes for tea, cookies and lovely conversation.

The idea is to practice various aspects of the moon sequence as taught by Matthew Sweeney, but we will also be a little creative and adapt the sequence where needed, not going through all postures. We will be on the look for breath, softness and inward attention.

Costs are 15 Euros per time and you can register via info@pilarstudio.nl or Whatsapp 0624674824

So looking forward to hopefully seeing many of you there!

Love, Isabel

 


Introduction in Vedic Meditation

Deze intro wordt twee keer gegeven, zondag 12 maart van 10:00-11:30 uur en vrijdag 24 maart van 19:00-20:30 uur.

Tijdens deze 1e sessie beginnen we met 15 minuten gentle yoga om met meer gemak 'ease' in het lichaam aanwezig te zijn. Gevolgd door een opname van de intro-talk van Thom Knoles. Tijdens het luisteren naar deze opname kan het zomaar zijn dat je al een shift in bewustzijn ervaart. Daarna oefenen we een korte meditatie (zonder mantra), en is er ruimte voor vragen.

Deze 1e sessie is 20 euro, en kan ook gevolgd worden zonder dat je aan de 2e mee wilt doen :)

Meditation Instruction

Ook deze sessie wordt twee keer gegeven, zondag 2 april van 10:00-11:30 uur en vrijdag 7 april van 19:00-20:30 uur.

We starten met 15 minuten yoga. Gevolgd door een instructie hoe te zitten met of zonder mantra, kortom hoe te mediteren. Deze instructie is key voor een succesvolle ervaring die je uitnodigt om dagelijks terug te keren naar je meditatie. Met toelichting op de fysiologische aspecten en mogelijk positieve effecten in ons leven.

Omdat ik -nog- geen gekwalificeerd Vedic Meditation teacher ben kan ik je geen persoonlijk mantra aanreiken. Tijdens deze 2e sessie ontvang je wel een aantal opties om mee te werken, afkomstig uit de Veda's waarop deze traditie is gebaseerd. Om een persoonlijk mantra te ontvangen kun je je aanmelden bij bijv Thom Knoles, en andere leraren in deze traditie of in TM (transcendentale meditatie). Twee verschillende namen en organisaties werkend met dezelfde techniek.

De instructie die je ontvangt is key voor iedere vorm van meditatie beoefening. Voor mij persoonlijk een verademing om te begrijpen waarom ik het voorheen zo lastig vond om te mediteren.

Deze 2e sessie is 25 euro, en kan alleen gevolgd worden als je ook de 1e mee hebt gedaan.

Aanmelden en/of vragen via Whatsapp 0624674824 of mail info@pilarstudio.nl

 


The Moon Sequence by Isabel Düsterhöft (as taught by Matthew Sweeney)

The Moon Sequence (Chandra Krama) is intended for practice on the moon days or on days when you have less energy than usual. It is a gentle and restorative vinyasa system, yet strengthening and flowing. It increases awareness of your outer and inner body, can be modified around many injuries, menstruation and pregnancy, and is accessible for any age and ability.

On the following three Sundays:

22 January - Introduction & Beginners Moon Sequence
12 February - Full Standard Moon Sequence
19 March - New Moon Sequence & Metta Bhavana Meditation

Time: 14:00-16:00

Price: 55 Euros for all three sessions, 25 for one session

Tea, cookies and handouts will be provided, as well as space to share your experience and thoughts on this practice.

I am extremely excited to share this wonderful yoga sequence with you and hope to see many of you there! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Joyce or me.

Love, Isabel

 


Friday the 18th of November - Yoga Nidra - a guided meditation by Joyce

In Yoga Nidra we learn how to relax consciously by shifting our awareness through different parts of the body in a very specific order.

This is followed by a guided meditation while being in a most comfortable resting position like shavasana. Supported by bolsters and blankets. Bringing anything that makes you feel at home, warm and comfortable.

Many things happen though this practice, one is the voice of our intuition becomes stronger, we start to trust and relax into ourselves.

Giving your mind a break, a holiday!!

This practice can be transformational. When this starts to happen you'll definitely know it!! Feeling lighter, life looks brighter. You'll feel more free, more joyous. Go for it !!

Time: 19:00-21:00 (plus time for tea and more sharing after)

Price: 30 euro

To register send a message to: info@pilarstudio.nl or 062 467 4824

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Looking forward to seeing you !!

 


Friday Evening 14 October 2016

A Yoga Series for Hormonal Balance

With vital information on our hormones and the glands that produce them, their connection to our well-being. How we feel physically but also how they influence our emotions and our spiritual evolution.

Time: 19:00-21:00 (-22:00 with sharing & tea)

Cost: 35 euro

To register or ask questions: info@pilarstudio.nl or 06 2467 4824


Friday Evening 17 June 2016

Gentle Yoga, Stretching and a Short Meditation

You'll be guided into a more peaceful and joyous place within you. Working with the different places of attention while being in a pose, helps ease the mind, while moving towards wholeness through rhythmic breathing patterns.

And...treat yourself on a relaxing evening, and a night of splendid sleep!

Time: 19:00-20:30 (21:00/30 with tea time)

Cost: 25 euro

To register: info@pilarstudio.nl or 06 2467 4824


SUNDAY MORNING 19 June 2016

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

A Workshop in Sun Salutation A & B

plus Padangushtasana & Trikonasana & Urdhva Dhanurasana & Sarvangasana & Padmasana

These are interactive mornings where we practice Surya Namaskar A & B, with 2 standing poses, a back bend, shoulderstand, and a finishing pose. With tips for how to access and approach back bends.

Many people are joining who work with this (short) series as a daily practice, and are feeling the benefits.

You are super welcome for some of this "stuff" too!!

Afterwards there's tea and time to share, or aks questions.

Time: 10:00-11:30 (with tea or extra time 12:00/30)

Cost: 25 euro

To register: info@pilarstudio.nl or 06 2467 4824


Sunday 13 dec - Vinyasa Yoga workshop 10:00-12:00


 TIME FOR SOME JUMPING AND PLAYING 


 WITH SUN SALUTATIONS 


 BACK BENDING & HEADSTAND PRACTICES 

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 FULL OF ENERGY & JOY 
 ALIVE 
 AND HAPPY FOR IT !! 
  
 10:00-12:00 
 25 EURO 


 BRING YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY TOO 
  


 

YOGA NIDRA & YIN W'SHOP - FRIDAY 11 DEC. 19:00-21:00

HELLOO !! 

 TIME FOR COZY WINTER EVENINGS 
 WARM  WITH CANDLE LIGHTS, INCENSE AND WOOLLEN SHAWLS 
 WITH YIN HEART AND HIP OPENERS 
 GENTLE MUSIC 
 EASING INTO A GUIDED YOGA NIDRA MEDITATION 
 THEN SOME SHARING WITH TEA & X-MAS TREATS 
 INTO THE HOLIDAY SEASON

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ON FRIDAY THE 11TH OF DECEMBER    
19:00 - 21:00 (with tea 21:30/22:00)  
Price: 25 euro   

 


Friday evening Oct 30th 2015 - Yin Yoga, Breathing and a Short Meditation

Shifting our consciousness from the brain to the heart, with the breath and our attention as the vehicle to do so.

The postures focus on hip flexibility, the liver, kidney and gallbladder meridians, and a deep letting go of resistance and tension. The yin practice works mostly on the deep connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. The meditative and breathing aspects on a heart-based experience.

The hearts essence is joy. What is joy, the recognition that all is love. How is this experienced, in a deep compassion towards all.

Looking forward to seeing you...!!

Time: 19:00-20:30/21:00

Cost: 25 euro

Register: info@pilarstudio.nl or 06 2467 4824


Sunday Morning 12 April 2015

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga - Mysore Workshop - Part 2

How to sequence your own practice 

On this morning we're gonna practice Surya Namaskar A & B, standing postures (and the finishing sequence). Depending on your pace, this practice can take you e.g. 20 minutes or an hour. 

You'll be guided to move with the correct counting, breathing, and dristi. Following the Tristhana method, meaning there are three places of attention, which assist in strenthening the body, purifying the nervous system and stabilsing the mind. For more info: http://kpjayi.org/the-practice

In the Ashtanga practice it's not (just) performing the asana that counts. It's a breathing and movement system designed to work much deeper than the physical aspect of your being. It's knowing the correct counting, breathing and dristi that can make this practice into a life-changing experience.

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois did not (!!) talk about the muscles or bones in his many years of teaching. His concern was with the prana. The life-force

There is time for (individual) Q&A at the end.

You can  also just follow one of these workshops !

Time: 10:00-12:00

Costs: 25 euro

Register: info@pilarstudio.nl     


Sunday Morning 29 March 2015

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga - Mysore Workshop - Part 1

How to sequence your own practice 

On this morning we're gonna practice Surya Namaskar A & B, standing postures (and the finishing sequence). Depending on your pace, this practice can take you e.g. 20 minutes or an hour. 

You'll be guided to move with the correct counting, breathing, and dristi. Following the Tristhana method, meaning there are three places of attention, which assist in strenthening the body, purifying the nervous system and stabilsing the mind. For more info: http://kpjayi.org/the-practice

In the Ashtanga practice it's not (just) performing the asana that counts. It's a breathing and movement system designed to work much deeper than the physical aspect of your being. It's knowing the correct counting, breathing and dristi that can make this practice into a life-changing experience.

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois did not (!!) talk about the muscles or bones in his many years of teaching. His concern was with the prana. The life-force

There is time for (individual) Q&A at the end.

Time: 10:00-12:00

Costs: 25 euro

Register: info@pilarstudio.nl  

 


 

Sunday Morning 1st of Feb 2015

Vinyasa Yoga - based on the Ashtanga system

Surya Namaskar A & B with jumping through and jumping back & Headstand 

On Sunday morning we're gonna practice Surya Namaskar A & B with jumping forward & back. Then the steps into full headstand, finishing with shavasana.

Practicing the techniques that allow for a lightness and freedom in your movements. For the cleansing inner heat, and the magic of the Ujjayi breath (www.ashtangayoga.info/ashtangayoga/basics/breathing-ujjayi).

Time: 10:00-12:00
Costs: 25 euro
Register: info@pilarstudio.nl


Yin Yoga, Breathing & Meditation 

On Friday the 23rd of January you are welcome to join an evening of yin yoga postures, followed by a sitting breathing practice. The video shows a way to meditate, and describes some of the positive effects of meditation. We end the evening with a meditation pratice. What we do can be used as a self-practice for you at home.

Time: 1900-2100
Cost: 25 euro
Info: www.pilarstudio.nl
Register: info@pilarstudio.nl


Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcX-CBrF9m4

Looking forward to seeing you :-)  

Please bring something warm and comfortable like a shawl, sweater and woollen socks.

Every one is welcome !!


YIN YOGA EVENING – FRIDAY 7TH OF NOVEMBER

The time of autumn is a time to connect with what lives inside of us, and like the leaves of the trees to be okay with letting go. The session for this evening is designed to assist with these processes, and with our ability to breathe freely.

Autumn is connected with the Metal element which relates to the Lungs and the Large Intestine. With our lungs we breathe in the vital air, and the large intestine eliminates the waste that our bodies no longer need.

The metal element, lungs and autumn are all related to transformation, and to the ability to encounter change or difficulty with confidence.

To stay warm and comfortable bring anything that may enhance this feeling for you (e.g. a blanket, shawl, your favorite vest...).

Friends and/or relatives are super welcome !!

Date: Friday 7th of November 2014.

Time: 19:00 - 21:00 with tea & time for sharing after.

Price: 25 euro.

To register: info@pilarstudio.nl 


 

VINYASA & YIN YOGA STUDY PROGRAM 2014


3 MONTHS, 10 SESSIONS, 5 WEEKENDS

FRIDAY EVENING & SUNDAY MORNING

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER

ASANA, PHILOSOPHY, BREATHING & MEDITATION

PRICE 350 EURO.  

 

The course is for all who'd like to deepen their practice and their understanding of yoga.  

The study part is based on the following material that you can order through the studio:

  • Ashtanga Yoga As It Is - M. Sweeney; 
  • Insight Yoga - S. Powers;
  • Yoga Sutra's - E. Bryant.

The provisional dates are:

  • Fri 19 Sept; 10 Oct & 31 Oct; 14 & 28 Nov.  
  • Sun 21 Sept; 12 Oct & 2 Nov; 16 & 30 Nov. 

Schedule:

  • Friday's 19:00 - 21:00 Yin Yoga;
  • Sunday's 10:00 - 12:30 Vinyasa Yoga.   

The dates are open for change if needed, with the option to cover any missed sessions at the end of each month.  

The option to study either Yin or Vinyasa is available (!!).

Prices:

  • Vinyasa & Yin Study Program 350 euro;
  • Yin Study Program 200 euro;
  • Vinyasa Study Program 250 euro. 

Not included in these prices:

  • The study books; 
  • Joining at least one Vinyasa and/or one Yin class per week.   

You can register before the 19th of September.  

Looking forward to seeing you J    


VIJAY GOPALA - Friday 13th of June

Vijay Gopala, an inspiring yoga teacher from Mysore, India, is coming back to Pilar Studio in June.

On Friday evening Vijay is teaching asana, breathing and yoga philosophy.

How? By practicing the Sun Salutations, Yogic Breathing and sharing the wisdom of the Yoga Sutra's according to the hatha yoga tradition.

When Vijay visited us for the first time -six months ago- the students were pleasantly surprised by the different approach to the asana's (postures). It gives you a chance to experience effortless stability. In this way posture practice is a meditative practice too. Combining asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana into the meditative state of dhyana.

Vijay is also one of the international guest teachers at the yearly Yoga Festival Terschelling (27-29 June).

Date: Friday the 13th of June

Time: 19:00-21:30  - followed by tea and time for questions

Costs: 35 euro

To register: info@pilarstudio.nl

Vijay's website: www.yogagita.org 


YIN YOGA WORKSHOP - Friday evening 30th of May 2014

This evening in May, we'll dive into the pelvis for grounding our roots, and into the heart to be open as the blue skies.

This means touching the liver, kidney, stomach, spleen and heart meridians. 

To stay warm and comfortable bring anything that may enhance this feeling for you (e.g. a blanket, shawl, your favorite shirt...).

Date: Friday 30th of May 2014.

Time: 19:00 - 20:45, with tea & time for questions after.

Price: 25 euro

To sign up please send an email to info@pilarstudio.nl 


YIN YOGA WORKSHOP with a few yang postures - Friday evening 28 March 2014


As we are stepping into springtime, with more light and activity, it's a good time to let go of some of the "old stuff".

As humans we are able to store "stuff" on a physical, mental or emotional level resulting in contractions and stress. In the yin practice we allow all of this to be there. To be still on the inside. By not resisting we embrace and let go. Allowing us to feel more vast and spacious. Grounded in a light way.

This workshop will focus on hip and lower back flexibility, the liver, kidney, heart, lung and intestine meridians, and a deep letting go of resistance and tension.

To stay warm and comfortable bring anything that may enhance this feeling for you (e.g. a blanket, shawl, your favorite shirt...).

Friends and/or relatives are super welcome!

Date: Friday 28th of March 2014.

Time: 19:00 - 21:00, with tea & time for questions after.

Price: 25 euro

To sign up please send an email to info@pilarstudio.nl 


YIN YOGA WORKSHOPS

Coming back from Rishikesh, India I look forward to share the yin yoga as taught to me by Louise Ellis. 

Both workshops will focus on hip flexibility, the liver, kidney and gallbladder meridians, and a deep letting go of resistance and tension. The yin practice works mostly on the deep connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine.

On Sunday there will be more forward bends, and on Friday the 13th of Dec more back bends. Both practices are also beneficial is case of digestion issues related to tension.

The setting for these days is a quiet, calm, comforting and warm environment. Feel free to bring anything that may enhance this feeling for you (e.g. a blanket, shawl, your favorite shirt...) 

Date: Sunday 8th of Dec
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Price: 25 euro

Date: Friday 13th of Dec
Time: 19:00 - 21:00 (with tea, music & time for questions after 21:00)
Price: 30 euro

You can either register for one of these, or for both as a way to deepen your experience.

To sign up please send an email to info@pilarstudio.nl


Yoga Workshop with Sri. Vijay Gopala


On this evening you get a chance to experience the warmth and wisdom of this traditional teacher. I asked Vijay to start with a small talk about 'what is yoga'. You'll be surprised how much 'yoga' you can experience just by listening to this man.

Then, he guides us through the Sun Salutations, and certain asana. If we're lucky, and there is time we go into meditation as well.

I cannot tell you enough how special it is to be able to share Vijay's teachings here in the studio. Surely hope to see many familiar faces :-)

Date: Friday Oct, 18th
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Price: 35 euro

To sign up please send an email to info@pilarstudio.nl

Biography Sri. Vijay Gopala

Sri. Vijay Gopala has been teaching Yoga for more than 20 years. Besides this he provides life changing one to one counseling sessions and self-­‐ evolving programs.

Born in Mysore, India, from his childhood Vijay Gopala was drawn to the discipline of yoga thanks to his father who guided and taught him in a very this serene atmosphere. He studied from his early age in all the eight branches of yoga. He went to University in Bangalore and has two Master Degrees in Philosophy. He has knowledge of most religions and belief systems. And his specialization is Bhagavadgita and Greek philosophy. Vijay also has a post graduate diploma in development planning from the University of Mysore.

Vijay's life experiences have made his teachings rich in expertise required for any kind of transformation to take place. He shares the teaching of Yoga with a rare warmth, humanity and wisdom. 


PRANAYAMA met Viktor van der Kleij

Workshop met Viktor van der Kleij

Twee avonden waarin we ingaan op:

o Ontspanning in relatie tot de adem en hoe het de geest beïnvloedt;
o Hoe met de adem te werken in de asana's;
o Balancerende en zuiverende ademhalingstechnieken;
o Kalmering van het zenuwstelsel; en
o Vragen.

De asana's en pranayama worden gevolgd door een diepe meditatieve ontspanning waarna er ruimte is voor satsang.
De avonden sluiten op elkaar aan, dus 4 okt gaan we verder met de ervaringen van de week ervoor.

Datum: vrijdag 27 sept & 4 okt 2013
Tijd: van 19.00 tot 21.30/22.00 uur
Kosten: 55 euro (totaal voor beide avonden)
Inschrijven: info@pilarstudio.nl 

Over Viktor van der Kleij:

Een bijzonder yogi, goede vriend en ervaren teacher. Viktor leeft voornamelijk in Zuid-Afrika en Mozambique in de MIA ashram (Moving in Awareness). Een samenlevingsgemeenschap gericht op het leven in en met de natuur en haar voedingsbronnen. Hier begeleidt hij mensen naar een meer bewust en geïntegreerd leven. Viktor's kennis van en ervaring met de yoga traditie is zeldzaam in onze westerse wereld. Dat geldt tevens voor de ademhalingstechnieken waar we mee aan de slag gaan. De mogelijkheid om met zo iemand te werken komt niet dagelijks voorbij. Dat wil ik je graag nog even meegeven.