Series of 5 Masterclasses of Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga on 5 elements. From 11.30 am to 1.30 pm with Matthias Brun, Lugano South. In Italian with some english possible.
The great knowldege about the 5 Elements in Sanskrit is called Mahabhuta
Vidya. In this workshop series we honor each element with an individual yoga practice of prana vinyasa flow yoga . And thereby letting them become
conscious and alive in our body heart mind. This is a practice of yoga as magic, where we unite our awareness with something and thereby making it more real, alive and feelable in ourself.
We connect to each of the elements through a different yoga flow of asana
postures, mantra chants, mudra gestures, pranayama breath exercises and the bhava, the feeling of elemental background music.
Here is an overview of each Elements masterclass:
Septemeber 28th: Earth Salutation – Bhumi Namaskar. In this yoga masterclass we focus on the solidness of the earth and the roots and stability it gives us when we truly connect to her. Includes Earth breathing Meditation and Earth salutation, where we stay close to the earth, focusing on floor poses, back strength and slow movements in the rhythm of the earth. The earth element gives stability and grounding to your yoga practice.
October 19 : Water Salutation – Jala Namaskar. In this yoga masterclass we focus on the fluid motion of the water element enjoying free movement and different waves of vinyasa. Includes a water salutation, where we explore our fluid nature. Focus on hip opening, side opening and free arm, hip and body movements. The water element gives freedom of movement and healthy energy flow to your practice.
November 2nd: Fire Salutation – Agni Namaskar. In this yoga masterclass we focus on the transforming power of the fire element, testing our strength and will power. Includes fire salutation where we explore our fiery nature. Focus is on core cultivation, simple arm balances and kriyas, cleansing exercises. The fire elements activates inner transformation, strength and diligence in your practice.
November 23th: Air Salutation – Vayu Namaskar. In this yoga masterclass we focus on the clarity of the air element, letting our practice be light and radiating from the heart. Includes air salutation where we explore our airy nature. Focus is on prana awareness, hearth opening backbends and bringing lightness to our practice. The air elements activates intelligence, clarity and open heart communication in your practice.
January 11th: Space Salutation – Akasha Namaskar. In this yoga masterclass we focus on the awareness of the space element,
freeing our body heart mind to know from within. Includes space salutation where we explore our free and aware nature. Focus is on our movement in space, inversion, and meditation with the body heart mind. The space elements activates present, fresh, alive and unlimited awareness , within your practice and beyond.
Matthias learned Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga from Shiva Ray and Twee Merrigan, and is combining it with his live long study of yoga and meditation. Prana VinyasaTM is an energetic, creative, full spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga, cultivated by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers. Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana- the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence- as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living.
Price for each Masterclass: 35 CHF
Price for all Masterclass: 150 CHF
Reservation for workshops are binding. If for any reason you should not be able to attend a workshop you are signed up for, we kindly ask you to cancel your reservation with at least 24 hour notice. Should this not be the case, the class will be billed.
Matthias Brun: Matthias is a senior yoga & meditation teacher. He studied with many international yoga teachers: Vinyasa Yoga in the lineage of Shiva Rea; Yoga & Pranayama with Stephen Thomas; Anusara Yoga with Desiree Rumbaugh and Siana Sherman; Therapeutic Yoga with Doug Keller; Yoga and Ayurveda with David Frawley; Aerial Yoga with Cathy Gauch; Yin Yoga with Josh Summers and Mona Abter-
In meditation he is studying in the Bon lineage Maha Mudra/Dzogchen with Dan Brown. He as well is a certified heart listening trainer and coach, certified with Dominique Meeroff.
As a leader and facilitator in modern Yoga movement he co-founded: the Yoga movement Guerilla Yoga Bern in 2008; the Yoga Studio Riveryoga Thun in 2012; the Yoga Retreat Centre mytime India in Goa in 2013; Strandbadyoga in Thun in 2014; Guerilla Yoga Lugano in 2016.
With these platforms he is sharing Yoga Spirit and Community wherever he goes, thus helping to spread an understanding of a new culture of conscious being and an embodying of the new planetary human.
Settling down in Lugano he is offering yoga, heart listening and meditation group classes and personal training. Focusing on a heart centered growth and liberating exploration of body, mind and spirit!