Yoga – Practicing, Feeling, Understanding from inside
When: beginning of October
Monday: 8.30 – 10.00 (1,5h)
Tuesday and Thursday: 9.15-10.45 (1,5 h)
Friday: 8.00 – 11.00 (3 h)
According to the great Vedantist philosopher Sankara, vijñāna is a deep understanding or knowing that cannot come about merely through outer knowledge. Even the knowledge expounded by our teachers and the inspiration we receive from spiritual texts is not enough. Vijñāna is when inner clarity is revealed through personal experience.
Our training is based on four components: Quiet sitting (Meditation), Breathing exercises (Pranayama), Yoga poses (Asana) and Studying the written tradition of yoga
All these are done with a focus on the seven vital principles: Relaxing the body, Quieting the mind, Focusing through intent, Rooting, Connecting, Awareness of breath and Expanding (lengthening and widening). Focusing on the seven principles makes it possible to be attentive inwards and inside. To see, understand and act skillfully in our life.
Galia was a dancer in her youth and always interested in investigating the body and its movement. At the age of 25 Galia stopped her acting studies and went traveling in India, where she was exposed to yoga for the 1st time. Through yoga she felt that her love for physical movement and her natural curiosity of her inner-self could meet and lead to peace and tranquillity. Galia spent the next 2 years deepening her understanding and working with different teachers from different branches of yoga (Iyenger, Ashtanga, Shivananda and others) till she came across Orit San-Gupta founder of Vijanana yoga. In 2002 Galia began 3 year ‘Teacher training course’ at the Wingate Institute under his supervision. Galia has been teaching yoga ever since, including regular classes, yoga for pregnancy, yoga therapy and yoga for children.
Galia is also a Body – Psychotherapist (Biosynthesis). In her work she combines her body understanding from the yoga world with her therapeutic nature of the therapist.