This weekend I took part at a Yoga Festival with a friend. It was a very interesting experience. I explored new Yoga styles and the classes were huge, 200 or even more Yogis practiced Yoga together in a room. A completely different energy as in a small room with maximum 20 Yogis. The rooms were decorated with candles, plants and smelled very good, so it was a nice atmosphere.
I did overall 5 yoga classes and tried out some new Yoga styles.
- Jivamukti: This was the first time Jivamukti Yoga for me. A very inspirational practice and I am sure I will do it again. Jivamukti Yoga is a modern and flowing Yoga Style and the focus is on spirituality and compassion for all beings.
- Vinyasa: This was the opening class of the festival and also my first time Vinyasa Yoga. I really enjoyed the practice. Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic and flowing yoga style, the asanas are done in harmonization with the breath.
- Yin Yoga: I did Yin Yoga before, I really love this Yoga style. Quite sure after my current Yogateacher training I will do another one on Yin Yoga. In a Yin Yoga class you are staying for a couple of minutes in the asanas. The focus is on letting go of tension and come to rest.
- Bowspring: I really never heard before of that teaching style, but really think this was a funny and also intense class. This is a very young Yoga Style and typical classic alignments are not part of this class, there are no static asanas, it’s a very dynamic and bouncy style.
The atmosphere and the people around were so kind, open-minded and peaceful.
Really can recommend going to such a festival for getting to know new Yoga styles.