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Classes and Series

You can choose from variety of yoga styles taught in the form of classes (you can come for a single session) and series (designed as evolving practice ideally for stable group of people). Even though each session might be challenging in different way, all the classes are a mindful practice, not a depleting workout. We are moving in different pace, depending on the yoga style and also on the people present in the class. Everyone can focus on their intentions: practicing being present and interacting with our bodily sensations - learning some yoga forms (asanas), having the opportunity to embody the flexibility, the strength, but also relaxed state of mind, or maybe meeting some new people.

All the classes are oriented on creating a safe space for the practice, having small number of participants. Šárka is creating non-judgmental environment and uses the invitational non-commanding language, variations of the forms are offered, emphasis is placed on inner experience, not on ideal external performance. You can choose from following classes:

Gentle Yoga,

Hatha Yoga,

Yin Yoga, 

Vinyasa Yoga,

Yoga for Climbers (administrated by Performance Rock),

Aroma Yoga (offered as 90 min workshop).

For details please scroll down.

I am offering also a Trauma Sensitive Yoga sessions for which you will find more details in the section

'Trauma Sensitive Yoga'

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga merges discipline of Yoga with Taoist tradition and can be seen as a bridge between asana practice and meditation. Yin yoga cultivates acceptance, patiance and meditative state of mind.  Each posture is held for relatively long period of time (3 to 5 minutes) to encourage the slow and safe opening of connective tissues. The release of stiffness is not only on physical level, but allows also space for emotional cleansing. Other benefits are the experience of deep relaxation, peaceful mind and renewal of the life force, as it effectively stimulates meridians, which pass through the body.

 Yin yoga classes are suitable for all levels of practitioners, but for some people it can be quite a challenging practice due to the length of time postures are held. Nevertheless Šárka is guiding the classes from the trauma informed perspective, so everyone is encouraged to adjust the practice to their current needs.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga will fit for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well supported and relaxing practice. Yoga asanas (forms) are approached in gradual steps with enough time to focus on breathing and directing one's attention. A gentle yoga style and Šárka's trauma-sensitive perspective encourages a highly individualized approach to practice with full encouragement to make moment-to-moment adjustments, therefore it is open for everyone, including people with movement limitations, or profound stiffness, pregnant women, seniors, new yoga practitioners. It is a great tool for those seeking stress relief or weight management. A gentle yoga approach has even been found to be an important compliment in programs to reverse heart disease or provide relief from the challenging conditions of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, as well as mood disorders.

Hatha Yoga

In this class the students are lead through balanced practice of yoga asanas (forms/shapes), breathing exercises, short meditations and relaxation to improve not only the physiological systems of the body, strength and flexibility, but also steadiness of mind, concentration, and more conscious connection to themselves. Practicing Hatha yoga also helps to eliminate problems such as stress, emotional imbalance, and anxiety.
The word Hatha comes from the Sanskrit terms “Ha”, meaning sun, and “Tha”, meaning moon. The asanas, breathing techniques and mediation or relaxation practices help to balance pairs of opposites that exist within us: right and left, feminine and masculine, hot and cold, rationality and intuition, movement and stillness.
Hatha yoga classes are suitable for all levels of practitioners. Šárka is guiding the classes from the trauma informed perspective, students are carefully instructed and provided by safe options of yoga asanas, which meet everyone´s current needs and dispositions.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa yoga focuses on creating the harmony between movement and breath. The asanas (yoga forms) are held for relatively short period of time and there are fluent transitions between the asanas. The fluency of the asana sequence helps keep our attention, which is directed inside. The content (inner state) is our main concern, the form (how it looks from outside) is secondary. From the beginning to the end of the asana flow our breath serves as an anchor, which keeps us present in the moment. This yoga style might be, especially at the beginning, rather demanding and physical practise. But it´s worth it persisting. The muscles are nicely stretched and naturally strengthened. After some time of yoga practice there is no physical tiredness at the end of the class - just on the contrary - the practise can feel highly energising. Vinyasa classes are recommended for the practitioners who have some previous experience with yoga asana practice and people who seek more physically challenging practice. Nevertheless, Šárka is guiding the classes from the trauma informed perspective, so everyone is encouraged to adjust the practice to their current needs and dispositions.

Yoga for Climbers

Yoga complements climbing perfectly. It helps you improve your flexibility, balance, core, strength, endurance, breathing and focus. Every single climber (and not only climber) can benefit from these skills. Plus, yoga helps you develop these abilities in a way that is gentle and healing to your body and help everyone to function better in the daily life and feel more comfortable in situations previously seen as incommodious.

You´ll benefit greatly from a Hatha Yoga class in the yard of the gym, suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Performance Rock Climbing Gym in Be'er Sheva offers from now on Yoga classes for Performance Rock members for free! Wednesdays at 19:00 in the yard of Performance Climbing gym. If you are a member, all you need to do is register for the class - ideally a day ahead with Performance Rock counter - 08-627-2721, or with me (Šárka).

Aroma Yoga

During the session of Aroma Yoga we are combining yoga asanas, meditation, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation with doTerra therapeutic essential oils to enhance and deepen the lived experience of our yoga practice. Yoga and aromatherapy go hand in hand - whatever your purpose in doing yoga is, all the intentions you can set could be boosted by essential oils. We are using them aromatically (in the diffuser) and topically (gentle self-massage) for their emotional and physical benefits. Integrating aromatherapy into your yoga and healing practice will restore balance and promote health and well-being. Come experience how essential oils can relieve stress, improve sleep, reduce body tension, and quiet the mind, but also elevate the mood and boost the energy. No prior yoga experience is necessary as Šárka is guiding the classes from the trauma informed perspective and everyone is encouraged to adjust the practice to their current needs and dispositions.

Yoga and Meditation Series

In Yoga and Meditation series we will focus on gradually creating a bridge between yoga asanas (forms) accompanied with mindful breath and the conscious practice with our mind in meditation. 

In the first part of each meeting we will use the tools of Hatha yoga and Yin yoga to connect our awareness with a breath and movement, release the tension from our body and to cultivate the mindful approach. In the second part of each session we will explore different features of mindfulness meditation. We will also gain the tools useful in between of the sessions in a daily life, so we can to cultivate the awareness and compassion also regular life situations and establish the mindfulness to our lives.

Upcoming Series:

• Thursdays 14/11, 21/11, 28/11, 12/12, 19/12, 26/12 2019,

• 19:00 - 20:30 

• Series consists of six 90 minutes meetings and it is designed to progressively deepen the knowledge and experience by building up the elements of the practice. 

• Series opens with minimum 2 people registered three days before the series starts (i.e. by 11/11/2019) . If there is space left, it is possible to join as single class.

• Price: 270NIS all course or 55NIS for single (drop-in) session. Possible to use your Yoga Harmony punch card.

• Please note, that space is limited to 4 participants in one class. The priority will be given to those registered for the whole series.

• Would you like to try yoga and meditation class with me before signing to the whole series? On 22/10 and 28/10 you are invited to come for an open class (we start at 20:30, price: 50nis)

• To register, please contact me via email (sarkayoga@gmail.com), you will be sent detailed information.

Therapeutic Yoga for Women

The series is welcoming all women who want to get better connection with themselves through practicing gentle yoga, sometimes in combination with essential oils. We will focus on health of the body (back, neck, hips, pelvic floor, hormonal balance, digestive and immune health) as well as mental well being (exploring efficient tools to regulate a stress, strengthen the resilience and inner connection). We will practice in small supportive group in LIVING (room) YOGA B7, Bialik 13, Be'er Sheva.


• Sundays 3/11, 10/11, 17/11, 24/11, 1/12 2019,


• 19:00 - 20:30


• Series consists of five 90 minutes meetings and it is designed to progressively deepen the knowledge and experience by building up the elements of the practice.


• Series opens with minimum 2 people registered at least three days before the series starts (i.e. by 31/10/2019) . If there is space left, it is possible to join as single class.


• Price: 225NIS all course or 55NIS for single (drop-in) session. Possible to use your Yoga Harmony punch card.


• Please note, that space is limited to 4 participants in one class. The priority will be given to those registered for the whole series.


• To register, please contact me via email (sarkayoga@gmail.com), you will receive detailed information.

 

Pricing in Be'er Sheva

Class of 60min......................45nis/person

Class of 75min.......................50nis/person

Class of 90min......................55nis/person

Aroma Yoga Class of 90min....60nis/person

Unless otherwise specified the drop-in classes are 75min.

Punch card for 10 classes (validity 3 months).........450nis

Pricing of the Series is specified in the particular Series description.

The receipt will be issued on request.

 

Cancelation Policy

Cultivating a meaningful yoga practice is a commitment. Your cooperation and understanding of the cancellation policy is greatly appreciated.
If you cannot attend a drop-in class or workshop you registered in, I kindly ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice, otherwise you will be responsible for paying 40NIS fee. Thank you for your understanding.

In the event of the cancellation of an event by the organizer, you will receive a full refund of the term fee. If an event is moved from its advertised venue and/or the date is changed, your payment will remain valid if you wish to attend the rescheduled event. If not, I will issue a full refund.