Inspired by her extensive travels and various Yoga teacher trainings in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, Jivamukti and Restorative Yoga Alexia creates classes that are characterized by the principle of Yin and Yang. In the believe that a Yoga class should be balanced out as much as our daily lifestyle, vigorous dynamic sequences for challenge and strength are just as much part of her classes as intentional long holds for its therapeutic benefits. With roots in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Alexia pays detailed attention to alignment and creates powerful flows that are guided by the breath. On the search to find inner balance and to make every single class a personal experience, she uses creative and intelligent sequences to challenge mind, body and soul.
Alexias greatest inspirations and teachers are Larry Schultz, Nicki Doane, Matthew Sweeney, David Swenson (Ashtanga), Stewart Gilchrist, Sharon Gannon & David Life (Jivamukti), Bryan Kest (Power Yoga), TIffany Cruishank, Shiva Rea, Sadie Nardini, Tara Stiles (Vinyasa Flow), Daniel Aaron (Radiantly Alive), Ragunath Cappo (The Flight School NYC).
Certified trainings and Yoga experience:
- 1 month Ashtanga inspired teacher training, Rishikesh, India 2008
- 200h Yoga Teacher Training with YogaLondon (Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga and modified Ashtanga), 2009
- 100h Advanced: Sequencing Vinyasas, Radiantly Alive, Bali 2012
- 100h Advanced Therapeutic Yoga, Adjustments and Alignment, Radiantly Alive, Bali 2013
- Frequent workshops with many, many great Yogis all around the world!!
Franz- Hochedlinger Gasse 4, 1020 Wien (VIENNA)
- Creative Flow, Dienstags, 7:30pm
- Power Flow, Freitags, 6:00pm
Shinergy Zone Vienna
Lange Gasse, 1080 Wien (VIENNA)
- Ashtanga, Montags 7:30pm
- Hot Power, Sonntags, 6:30pm
“May the grace of all the realized Yogis of every tradition be upon us that we may succeed in realizing the peace and joy which is the divine Truth within us.
Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi”
Please keep on reading to find out more about the styles I teach!
Vinyasa means “breath syncronized movement” and involves a smooth movements that run together. In a typical class you move from one posture to the next on an inhale or exhale. The style of Vinyasa Flow allows lots of variety, however, sun salutations are usually included at the beginning of the class. To link certain postures and to keep a constant “flow”, we go through Vinyasas, which is a three-pose sequence of Plank, Chaturanga and Upward Facing Dog.
Ashtanga Yoga is the most traditional system of Yoga, for which Sri Pattabhi Jois and the Mysore style are widely known for. Postures, so- called asanas are grouped into six series: the primary series (detoxifies and aligns the body), the intermediate series (purifies nervous system by clearing energy channels) and the advanced series A,B,C, D (integrate strength and grace to the practice). To practice correctly, we move from one posture to the next on an inhale or exhale breath. Traditionally, the Mysore style involves self-practice of the different set series. My modified Ashtanga classes consist of a set of postures picked from the primary and intermediate series that focus on breathing techniques and help you improve your day-to-day posture.
Power/ Dynamic Yoga:
Where in traditional Ashtanga Yoga you follow a set route at every practice, Power Yoga classes differ every time. They involve Vinyasas and more advanced postures. The class can be quite challenging because it is designed to go into postures more deeply and you move dynamically during the whole practice. Push-ups and lunges play a big role in order to increase stamina and strength.