Nikoleta is a passionate yogini who, like most, initially came to yoga through the physical aspect. With her first teacher training in hatha and vinyasa yoga, she got to know and appreciate the yoga philosophy, as well as the meaning and benefits of meditation. Since then, yoga has grown into a companion that doesn’t just happen on the mat. She specializes in teaching gentle yoga styles such as yin yoga, tantra yoga and gentle flows and likes to incorporate breathing exercises and meditations in her classes to completely pamper and relax body and mind. In addition, she is a Thai-Yoga massage practitioner and has a great passion for food and cooking. She is an Ayurveda nutrition coach and offers Ayurveda consultations and cooking courses.
Gentle flow classes start with breathing perception and exercises and a warm-up and continue with gentle, slower flows, i.e. smooth transitions between the postures. Strengthening and stabilizing postures are practiced at a moderate pace, but in such a way that the circulation gets going right away. The class ends with a cool down and a final relaxation.
Yin yoga is a complementary yoga practice that targets deeper tissues of the body that are not targeted with other styles of yoga. In yin yoga the focus in on the dense connective tissue that connects the entire body like a net and can be found especially in tendons, ligaments, bones and the joints. Most postures are practised in a seated or laying position and are held for a longer period of time. The dense connective tissue which is then re-hydrated and rejuvenated. It leads to healthy tissues and joints and opens the body in a different way. The practice also offers emotional and mental relief and benefits as it can calm and balance our minds and reduce stress. The practice is suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.
Soundhealing: The last approximately 20 minutes of the yin yoga class are spent in savasana (final relaxation pose), while soothing tones from singing bowls and other musical aids are heard in the background.