with José de Groot
Discover the detoxifying effects of Yin & Yang yoga by stimulating specific meridians.
Spring is here! As nature is bursting with new life, so are we. The time of turning in and restoring during winter time has passed, we now feel the need to come out and do stuff. But this is not always felt by everyone. Some of us feel dull and lack energy to do what we would like to do or are incapable to make decisions, which makes us frustrated and irritated.
So how can we get our energy back and reconnect with our ability to make our creative ideas and plans happen?
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the spring season is connected to the Liver and the birth of new ideas and plans. As spring comes, the Liver and Gall Bladder chi needs to be able to move smoothly and freely, so we can make our ideas real. If the Liver is toxified by the impacts of modern lifestyle (unhealthy foods, drinks and excessive work), the chi becomes stagnant and is unable to flow smoothly causing fatigue, inability to do stuff and difficulty in managing our emotions.
Therefore we aid the Liver and Gall Bladder function to detox your body and enhance the chi flow with movement! Move stagnant energies within you, and leave purified, charged and flexible afterwards.
What to expect
This masterclass is related to the seasonal element Wood of TCM. In this session José will help you deepen your understanding of Yin Yoga.
Starting with basic theory on the Wood element, we will continue with Pranayama and a Yang practice based on Qi Gong/Chi Kung, dance and yoga movements. You will move creatively on the rhythm of your breath, which will boost the energy flow in your body. José builds up the Yang flow gradually, giving you space to practice in a natural and personal way. This functional, free and playful way of practicing will open up new areas in your body and release tensions and frustrations.
You will then balance and release stagnant chi flow with an intense Yin practice focusing on freeing tensions in the neck, diaphragm, ribcage, buttocks and legs, to recharge the Liver and Gall Bladder – the home of ideas and action -. Use the poses to come into your body and free cropped up emotions, so your creativity can flow freely.
The poses can trigger intense effects, and if this occurs, José will be there to guide you, enabling you to get to the core of whatever may appear, and providing greater insight into your entire being.
At the end you will relax and surrender with a 30 minute guided Yoga Nidra practice, in which you will deeply rest with a lot of awareness. Going through the stages of body scan and breath awareness will calm down the nervous system, leading to less stress and better health.
Detoxify and purify your body to connect with your creativity and power of action.
This Masterclass is open to all curious and experimental Yogis and Yoginis of any level of experience.
In preparation for the class, have your lunch at least 2 hours before the start of the class and consider not eating too much.
Not recommended for pregnant women, due to detoxifying aspects of the class.
* Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when transfer is complete.
Depending on the participating students, the Master class will be given in English or Dutch.
Information & Registration
Full payment is required to ensure your place.
If you want to register or require more information, contact us