Hello Everyone -
Location updated!! Noma Stockholm, in Ostermalm, see address and map above.
the Wednesday night yoga classes held at It's Yoga last season will not be continuing this season. Instead, classes will be held at 19:30 Tuesday evenings at a bigger, better studio in Ostermalm. Sebastian will continue to be our dedicated, experienced teacher.
Our first class will be held next Tuesday January 21st. Please RSVP as soon as possible so we know how many of you will be joining us. Classes will continue weekly on Tuesdays for the rest of the season.
*There is a possibility of switching the class, or adding a second class at the same location on Thursday evenings - please message/speak to us if you are in favour of this idea.
Thank you all for your patience while we get these new details sorted out!
Best, Carolyn & Verina
All levels are welcome for this English-speaking class.
The Cost options are as follows:
· 160 SEK/class on the day
· 10x10 clip card for 1400 SEK
You should wear comfortable clothes (i.e. as if you were to go running), if you do not have a yoga mat, you can borrow one from the studio.
You need to arrive at least 15 minutes before class in order to pay, change and to start sharply at 19:30. If you arrive after 19:30, you will not be let in, so PLEASE just arrive on time.
About our Teacher
Sebastian Forsman is a trained yoga instructor, specialized in Ishta yoga, meditation and Ahtanga yoga, as well as stress management and breathing exercises. He has received the highest certificate in training as per the Yoga alliance requirements E-RYT 500.
In his own words, “I find it extremely important to find that something in the practice that inspires the individual and the training is both spiritually and physically suited to each individual’s needs. Yoga for me is about finding happiness in the little things in life and finding the connection between body, mind, and soul which allows for one to become happier, more humble, loving and balanced- both to yourself and others.
What is Ishta Yoga?
ISHTA means that which resonates with the individual spirit. In Ishta we practice Asanas (physical posters) and (Dhyana)meditations as well as Pranayama extension of the breath.
ISHTA stands for the Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda; understanding more about these three key sciences of yoga will assist us in developing and sculpting the best yoga practice for each of us. Hatha relates to the physical body. In practising a sequence of asanas (postures) and pranayama(breathing techniques), we start to open the body’s channels so that energy can flow freely and we can begin to enjoy the feeling of bringing the body back into balance.
Tantra comes from the root words tanoti (”expansion”) and trayati (”liberation”). In ISHTA, tantra refers to the oneness between the individual and the universe (often likened to a drop of water in the ocean), and the ability to expand and liberate the individual consciousness in order to connect to our inherent divinity. We practice tantra by using breathing and meditative techniques that expand our awareness of the more subtle aspects of being. Ayurveda is the science of life; specifically, what keeps us alive. Prana is the body’s life force and it is uniquely manifested in every individual. If we can understand how prana interacts with five key elements (air, space, fire, water, and earth), then we can begin to understand our body’s constitution. Knowing what makes us tick and, importantly, what doesn’t, is how ayurveda restores balance and ultimately brings us back to optimal health and well-being. An ISHTA class brings together asana to stretch, strengthen, balance, and release the physical body;pranayama with visualization to still and quiet the mind; and meditation to expand our awareness, with the goal of releasing energy and liberating consciousness.