Yoga, Breath and Somatic Dialogue with Katrin Köhler

Intensive yoga weekend in the Habřiny rectory, 14.-16.06. 2024

This weekend is an opportunity to take a break from our usually very busy everyday lives and spend time just with ourselves. In the beautiful surroundings of the completely reconstructed rectory in Habřina we will practise intensive yoga. In this way we can experience yoga at a much deeper level than is possible in our weekly classes. We can also go for walks, swim, enjoy meals together, relax or just be. Our practice will include asanas, breathing exercises, pranayama, meditation and various topics from the yoga philosophy. With the support of these exercises we will explore how closely the body, breath, and mind are connected and influence each other. In this way, we gain experiences, which can support us also when we are back at home so that we do not get lost so easily in the turbulence of daily life, but can reconnect again with the inner source of our existence.

Instructors: Katrin Köhler and Steffen Böhme. Steffen is an experienced yoga teacher from Dresden/Germany. He teaches at the Yoga School in Dresden, also in yoga teacher training courses.

Location: Weekend workshops will take a place in fara Habřiny, Habřina 52, 411 45 Úštěk.  The directions can be found on the website www.farahaber.cz.

Arrival: Friday: 17h, End: sunday after lunch

Schedule: Friday: 19:00 – 21:30 h, Saturday: 8:00 – 10:30 and 16:00 – 18:30 h, Sunday: 8:00 – 10:30 h

Price: 5200,- Kč (2800,- for 10 hours of yoga practice and 2400.- for meals and accommodation)

When registering until 03.6.2024 the price is 5000,- CZK.

The concept of the „Vayus“ - An intensive summer yoga week with elements of somatic dialogue, 26. - 30.8.24

We all need energy in order to practise yoga, walk, dance, talk or work. Also, all internal processes like digesting food, remembering, recognizing or feeling various emotions are only possible because there is energy available for it. In yoga, this energy is called „prana“ and it regulates all living processes, not just within ourselves, but also in the outside world. Without prana no life is possible. In the human body, prana is divided into the five inner vayus (energy flows). Each of them fullfills separate functions and works in a different area of the body.

In this intensive course, we will explore these five vayus with the help of yoga asanas, elements of somatic dialogue,  breathing exercises and meditation. In this way, we can directly experience their influence on us. Each evening we will work with a different energy and observe how it affects our body, breathing and also our inner state. With the help of bandhas (closures) we can learn to stimulate or to calm and to direct the vayus. That will support us in finding more balance and harmony not just in our moving practise, but also in our daily lives.

Instructor: Katrin Köhler

Location: Studio Limpid Works, Donská 275/9, 101 00 Praha 10

Schedule: Monday, 26.8. – Friday, 30.8.2024, every evening 18.00 – 21.00 h

Price: 3600,- CZK

The Wisdom from the Upanishads
Saturday workshops, 19.10. and 30.11. 2024

Our daily lives are usually filled with so many activities and responsibilities, and our senses are bombarded almost all the time with so many different impressions. Therefore we are often preoccupied and very rarely find time or space to feel ourselves and to ask ourselves what really matters to us in life, what we want to spend our energy on and what is actually the source of our existence. But without being connected to this source, we find ourselves repeatedly in states of time pressure, stress, exhaustion or depression. A feeling of happiness may occur only occasionally for a short time and seems to be very fragile because it is dependent on external conditions that are variable and which we ourselves cannot usually influence. The philosophy of the Upanishads shows us a completely different perspective. Our innermost essence is independent of all changing circumstances. Qualities like freedom, joy and love are part of our being, and if we discover them within ourselves, it becomes easier to recognize them also in the changing world around us.

These workshops are an invitation with the help of yoga asanas and breath work to go together on the journey a little bit closer to ourselves.

Instructors: Katrin Köhler and Steffen Böhme.

Location: Studio Limpid Works, Donská 275/9, 101 00 Praha 10

Schedule: 9.30 – 12.30 and 14:00 – 16:30

Price: 1400.- CZK per workshop

Yoga at the end of the year 2024 in Freiburg i. Br., Germany

In this course we will have the opportunity to use the days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve to practise yoga intensively and take a break from all day to day duties. We can close the old year and open up new possibilities for the future. Each morning will be dedicated to a different topic and aspect of yoga, including yoga philosophy. In this way, we can experience ourselves each day in different ways. The experiences we make with our body, breath and perception during the course may then enrich us later in our everyday lives as well.

Instructors: Katrin Köhler and Steffen Böhme. Steffen is an experienced yoga teacher from Dresden/Germany. He teaches at the Yoga School in Dresden, also in yoga teacher training courses.

Location: ZAYT – Zentrum für Alexandertechnik, Yoga and Dance, Marienstr. 8,
79098 Freiburg, Germany.

Schedule: 28.-31.12.2023, Thursday to Sunday, every day from 9:00 – 12:00.

Price: 180,- Euro

Workshop Somatic Dialogue for Couples, 09.11.2024

As a couple, we have a special relationship, we share an unique intimacy.
If we think back to the beginning of our (love) story, there was usually plenty of space for physical contact. We touched, cuddled, kissed and had may be frequently sex.

In the meantime, we are mostly busy with our work, taking care of the house, children, friends, pets, aging parents, etc. These everyday duties take up a lot of our energy and our intimacy has less space to be lived. So it can happen that our touch and encounters are increasingly characterized by habits.

In this workshop, we will with the help of the practice of Somatic Dialogue take time to get in touch with ourselves and our own bodies. On this basis, we can open up and communicate with each other. We try to really “listen” to our partner with all our senses, to perceive him/her as he or she is at that moment and to really be there for each other. This can help us to feel the love within ourselves and perhaps we can rediscover the “magic of touch”.

Instructors: Katrin Köhler and Steffen Böhme, both yoga teachers with many years of experience and Somatic Dialogue Facilitators, have been a couple for 13 years and married for eight years.

Location: Studio Limpid Works, Donská 275/9, 101 00 Praha 10

Schedule: 9:30 – 12:30  and 14:00 – 16:30

Price: 3400.- Kč per couple, max. 6 -7 couples

All workshops are open to beginners and advanced students and will be held in Czech, English and/or German, depending on the needs of the participants.
Please register by e-mail or SMS
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