Hatha Yoga

with Monica Gentile

 

»In each human heart lies a deep longing to connect to something bigger than oneself, to find a sense of belonging and meaning to life.«

 

During the long and dark winter months Yoga helps to recover the psychophysical energies. Working on the physical, mental and energy level we get to the center of the body and mind.

During this 7 classes, we will work with Asanas (postures) of Hatha Yoga, paying attention to precision in execution, alignment, duration of positions and with Kriyas (movements) to loosen the joints and tone muscles. With the practice of Pranayama we learn to expand the breathing capacity and our vital force. Ending with a guided relaxation and meditation.

Each class is characterized by gradualism and dynamism.

 

You can relax and regenerate during each 1.30h Hatha Yoga session. Take time to dedicate to yourself in a peaceful environment that inspires peace and harmony. This workshop  is for all level, especially for those who want to calm the mind, learn breathing and relaxation techniques, improve their posture and gradually gently increase the flexibility and tone of the whole body.

Saturdays from 10.30 to 12 AM

November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th,

December 7th, 14th, 21st,

January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

 

Length: 1.30h

Cost of 10 classes: 150,- Euro

If you bring a friend you receive a discount and pay 100 Euro x10 classes!

Drop in: It’s possible to attend the classes individually, with a cost of 20 Euro per class

 

REGISTRATION is valid after payment, please send an email to: macrema2@yahoo.it

 

Monica Gentile started to approach to Yoga when was very young in Italy and in Kerala (India).

She attended the School of Hatha Yoga ISYCO in Bologna through the Department of Oriental studies of the University of Torino where she got the Degree of Hatha Yoga Teacher.

She is also a Laughing Yoga Leader and Ambassador with two years of experience with chronical pain patients at the Immanuel Klinik Am See in Rüdersdorf. She is a dancer and she has a wide range of experience with body movement and a good knowledge of the body’s anatomy and Indian physiology.

 

Laughing Yoga

with Monica Gentile

 

An experience that can change your life!

A unique method to laugh for no reason, rediscovering the inner child that lives within us. The act of laughing is accompanied by the rhythmic clapping and spontaneous movement, combined with breathing exercises and by brief meditation pauses.

 

WHY PRACTICE LAUGHTER:
If we laugh, we activate in our body the emotion of happiness and joy.
If we cultivate every day with laughter, we create harmony and raise tensions. Constantly practice Laughter Yoga, helps to discover a better way to react to unexpected and difficult situations in life. Laughing reactivates the energies of the body, brings positiveness into our lives, stimulates individual creativity. 

»When you laugh, you change, when you change, the world around you changes.« 

 – Madan Kataria

BENEFITS OF THE PRACTICE:

  • Strengthen the immune system

  • Reduces psychosomatic disorders

  • Improves the autostima

  • Relax the mind and reduce the stress

  • Prevent depression


Physically laugh increases the production of those hormones, such as adrenaline and dopamine, which have the task of liberating our natural morphine: endorphins, enkephalins, and others. Endorphins cause a decrease in pain and tension, allowing the achievement of a state of relaxation and serenity.
The enkephalins enhance the immune system, with a greater production of antibodies.
The laughter amplifies the production of serotonin by reducing the production of stress hormones such as cortisol which causes the increase in blood pressure and glucose levels in blood vessel damage.
The laughter, stimulating the production of beta-endorphins, protects from stress carrying out a real function of antidote. Laughing fights physical and mental weakness, helps to fight effectively even insomnia.


ORIGIN OF THE PRACTICE:
It is a practice devised in 1995 by Dr. Kataria (a Mumbai Indian doctor).
Today Laughter Yoga is a worldwide phenomenon, developed to support the welfare of the people and peace in the world. It 'so named because it combines laughter exercises with some of yoga breathing techniques.
Our mind is not able to recognize if the laughter is spontaneous or induced, in both cases it produces the same substances that are good for our body and mind.
Emotions have a direct influence on the immune system, so our brain produces endorphins, substances that make us feel better immediately.  
 
Sundays from 16.30 to 18 PM

December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd,

January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

 

Length: 1.30h

Cost of 6 classes: 90,- Euro

If you bring a friend you receive a discount and pay 60,- Euro x6 classes!

Drop in: It’s possible to attend the classes individually, with a cost of 20 Euro per class

REGISTRATION is valid after payment, please send an email to: macrema2@yahoo.it

 

Monica Gentile – Laughter Yoga Leader certified by »Laughter Yoga University«, Hatha Yoga teacher certified Isyco. Dancer, choreographer, she experiences Laughter Yoga in work and in life.