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Vinyasa Krama Classes

1. Yoga has to be adapted to the individual.


Before a practitioner begins to learn yoga, we will talk one-on-one. To understand the starting point and future orientations of the practitioner.  Our teaching is this principle: “Teach what is appropriate for an individual.”


The adaptation is based on difference of culture, age, capacity, sex, illness, interest, profession, how much endurance he or she has, how much memory, how much time to practice, etc…  As there are not two identical beings, we must respect every individual’s requirement.

Shanmukhi Mudra - Ashtanga Yoga Lausanne

2. Guiding the practitioner to become aware of their own starting point.


Recognizing your personal starting point begins with the exploration of the body, including the breath.  The starting point for this practice is the condition of our entire being at that present moment.  It therefore helps to know as much as possible about our whole constitution so that we can advance step by step, developing our practice in accordance with our abilities.

3. Observing the body.


This is a very important step in changing the uncomfortable or inefficient habits of movement and posture that are at the root of stiffness.   That's why we don't present exhaustive postures, but a systematic approach, with logical examples.  If you keep this approach in mind, your observation skills will improve over time.

4. Body, breath, and mind


We never teach you postures alone, postures practice will invariably be followed by pranayama(developing awareness of breath)

The quality of our breath is extremely important because it expresses our inner feelings. The breath is the link between in inner and outer body.  It is only by bring body, breath, and mind into unison that we realize the true quality of yoga practice.

5. Designing personalized practice sequences.


The way we develop our session will depend on our immediate needs, our long-term goals, and what activities are going to follow our practice.


With our knowledge of the logical principles of postures practice, we can decide the general sequence that the movements and breathing should follow.  Next, using the principles of sequencing, we design the basic postures practice.  Finally, we modify this general plan of movements and breathings, not just so that we can do them but also to maximize their effectiveness.

6. The practice transforms us.


We start our practice where we are and look toward a certain goal.  Then we choose the steps that will lead us toward realizing the goal and will then gradually bring us back into our everyday life.  But our daily practice does not return us to the exact place we started.  The practice has changed us.


The concept of Vinyasa krama is useful as a guide for carrying out not only our yoga practice but also all the tasks of our everyday life.

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