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SH iapm mall, Shanghai, Hong Kong
Alexander was introduced to yoga through his interest in physical health, personal development, spirituality and his search for tools to better explore these areas of himself. Through an invitation to start a serious yoga practice with a group of good friends in 2013, his journey began and the motivation which grew from sharing the experience as a group gradually evolved to include a more personal aspect. The will to achieve a clearer understanding of himself keeps him motivated today. Alexander is inspired by the philosophy of teachers such as Yolanda Pettinato, who aim to guide the practitioner to have a better, more meaningful and joyful life. He is indebted to Shanghai-based teacher Rajeev for deepening his knowledge and instilling in him a sense of tradition and reverence for the practice. Those who join his classes can expect a well-intentioned teacher who respects every student and loves to keep a good balance of focus and humor. His classes vary in tone from physically intense to meditative and relaxing. Alexander wishes that attendees come only with goodwill and respect their fellow practitioners.
Special Class: Yoga for Destress
The hustle and bustle of life in a fast-paced city can bring in stress, mental exhaustion and muscle fatigue. This Healing class is based on stress-reducing breathing practice, relaxing asana and gentle muscle stretch. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included. Suitable for anyone looking to calm their mind and relax their body.
An asana practice that blends strengthening and softening elements with the purpose of balancing the body. Students will experience both, an invigorating practice combined with long-held deep stretches to cultivate a focused and meditative mind. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included. Suitable for beginners and students with some yoga experience looking to balance their strength and flexibility. No full inversions are included in these classes. This virtual session is a shortened version of our 60-minute in-person class.
This specialised class focuses on strengthening the core muscles and improving the internal support and stability of the body. Abdominal postures and breathing techniques are incorporated into the class to strengthen the connection between the upper and the lower body. Some chanting and meditation may be included. Suitable for intermediate yoga practitioners with a consistent practice. This class builds on the necessary body stability acquired in Level 1 classes to take on more challenging asanas and sequences. Classes are taught with modifications to allow an easy transition from Level 1 to Level 2. Full inversions may be included in these classes. This virtual session is a shortened version of our 60-minute in-person class.