Info &Schedule ::: Sep 10 to Sep 16

There are many ways to become spherical. Open your windows, flush your perceptions, embody an arc of potential.

𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐨 & 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤.

☀️Yoga for a Cause ☀️
”Wild Soul Yoga Jam“
Donation based yoga day in Stuttgart. All earnings will benefit Kinder Hospiz Stuttgart

When: Sep 15, 2018
Where: Soopkitchen, Stuttgart
Language: German

➡️ For more info DM me or check out ⏩ Wild Soul Yoga Jam

☀️Join Me in November ☀️

”Your Body is a Magical Abode“
Open your doors and windows. Discover your rooms. Seal the deals.

When: Nov 11-14, 2018
Where: Das Kubatzki, St. Peter Ording, German
Language: German

➡️ For more info DM me or check out ⏩ yogamand.com ➡️ Retreats

Next Katonah Yoga® classes on

Wednesday Sep 12, 1630 ~ Jivana Yoga Studio, Stuttgart
Friday, Sep 14, 1700 ~ Fuß über Kopf, Stuttgart
Saturday, Sep 15, 1150 ~ Soopkitchen, Stuttgart

::: next class Monday, Sep 17, 1630 ~ Jivana Yoga Studio :::

See all my upcoming events on yogamand.com ➡️ On Tour 😎#whereitravel

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Interested in a private session? Lots of options available, email me@yogamand.com
or check out the website for a studio close to you

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Info & Schedule ::: Jul 30 to Aug 5

𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐨 & 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤.

Not sure if you’ve seen my previous post BUT you can now download two premium meditation classes with my foremost teacher and founder of Katonah Yoga® Nevine Michaan. These are the very first Katonah Yoga® online teachings. Follow >>> this link to my landing page, choose your desired class, enter WELCOMEEARTH LOVE and get a ➡️ 20% discount on your checkout on welcomeearth.tv ON EACH CLASS.

How cool is that?

☀️DON’T MISS IT .. Still spots available for my very first retreat „Your Body is a Magical Abode“☀️
When: Nov 11-14, 2018
Where: St. Peter Ording, Germany

❗️EARLY BIRD (EUR 199,-) ends August 10❗️

➡️ For more info DM me or check out ⏩ yogamand.com ➡️ Retreats

☀SAVE THE DATE☀
Experiencing the Joy of Katonah Yoga®
A workshop series with Carlos Lu Yoga & myself
When: Sep 7-9, 2018
Where: Lübeck, Germany

➡️ Info & Sign Up with Yoga Pur, Lübeck

Next Katonah Yoga® classes on

Monday, July 30, 800 ~ Jivana Yoga Studio, Stuttgart
Wednesday Aug 1, 1630 ~ Jivana Yoga Studio
Friday, Aug 3, 1700 ~ Fuß über Kopf, Stuttgart

::: next class Monday Aug 6, 800 ~ Jivana Yoga Studio :::

See all my upcoming events on yogamand.com ➡️ On Tour 😎

📸 Sigismondi Photography

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Interested in a private session? Lots of options available, email me@yogamand.com
or check out the website for a studio close to you

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Get your Katonah Yoga Meditation

‼️GOOD NEWS‼️

As a Katonah Yoga® teacher I often get asked if there is a platform with some online classes. My answer is always no. Every one who has ever joined a Katonah Yoga® class will agree that this material wouldn’t transfer very well on an online platform 🤷🏻‍♀️.

But I have really good news 🤩. You can now download two premium meditation classes with Nevine Michaan herself.

Follow ➡️ the link to get a 20% discount on welcomeearth.tv to enjoy the Katonah Yoga® 9 min King of the Mountain Meditation whenever and whereever you want 👑. This guided video meditation by Nevine will leave you feeling well integrated and radiant through out the day. The art of this invigorating standing pose is to learn how to be your own King of your own Mountain. Through pranayama breath work and Nevine’s profound teachings of the Magic Square mythology, she’ll guide you through a standing position that will clear your senses and reconnects you to the internal seasons and the cosmic divine which lies with in. It is easy to remember and to apply to your day-to-day practice and lifestyle.

Follow ➡️ this link to get a 20% discount on welcomeearth.tv for the full 60 min Pranayama Breath Meditation Class 💫. This recording will elevate you directly into Nevine’s class, experiencing a powerful electrifying breath work which will ignite your primal drives. This master class is intoxicating and the results are exhilarating, it will leave you refreshed and recharged for days to come.

Connect with your core self, breathe away the stress and step away from your hectic day to nourish your soul with this electrifying pranayama breath work.

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FireFly / Tittibhasana


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🌟 #March2💃5Poses 🌟
Day.12 is #FireFly #Tittibhasana and our journey comes to an end 🐜

YAY you.made.it 👊🏼 Are you ready to fly with me? I’ve got some good news for you. 1st: NO NEED to straighten the legs to the fullest. It’s more important to squeeze your shoulders (and not the elbows or even lower). 2nd: there is no additional technique to apply than on the last 5 days. Basically we are repeating Day.10 for Shoulder Pressing. Except that we start to straighten our legs like yesterday. Awesome, right? 😁
🎥vid is real time

▶️ start in Malasana
▶️ lift your bum, place your hands right behind your heels, fingers pointing to your heels, knees as high up as possible
▶️ squeeze your shoulders, knees are hugging the midline, lift your chest proudly, palms firmly pressed down
▶️ your focus point is ahead of you (30-50cm / 10-20in forward)
▶️ start to straighten your legs by pushing the ball of your big toe forward. It’s easier to lift the legs together
▶️ FEEL THE LIFT 👊🏼

❗️The more you lower your bum with straight legs the more you need to lean into your fingertips. Make sure to warm-up your wrists properly with some #dreaswriststreats #dreastittitips❗️

▶️ Option 1: If your wrists are not ready yet place two blocks behind your feet 👍🏼
▶️ Option 2: Start from Kurmasana. Personally my fav entry 😍

Today, for the first time ever, I have secret questions for you. Please let me know if you had an aha moment over the past 5 days and if so when/what was it? Is there sth you didn’t like at all and why?

Don’t forget to do your warm-up. I recommend practicing Day.7 to Day.11 exercises. Then you can proceed to practice today’s pose. Thank you so much for all of you who took part in this journey to Titti. You all ROCK 💯

Please check my sweet #IGbesties for their variations ⤵ Be mindful with your body and practice 👉🏼Be sure to check with my lovely Clare @clarerdubai for day 13.

💃hosts @jeminajakin @yogamand @clarerdubai @pinkchampagne13 @catbradleyyoga 💃sponsors @balinisports @dharmabumsactive @glow.designs @infinitystrap @liforme @limitlesswheel @lvrfashion @onzie @yogiskins (use MARCHTO5POSES for 10% off)💃

(originally posted on InstaGram by @yogamand on Mar 12, 2016)

Tortoise Pose / Kurmasana


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🌟 #March2💃5Poses 🌟
Day.11 is #TortoisePose #Kurmasana on our journey to Firefly aka Tittibhasana 🐜
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❗️Most important thing today is: NO NEED to bring your chest, nose or forehead to the ground. you can stay wherever you want as long as you keep yourself engaged. Don’t force anything, promised? Today’s vid shows not the full expression with straight legs, lifted heels and such. For me the most important thing here is the safe fold. Keep your back as flat as possible, stick the bum out and knees bent. Straight legs come over time when you practice the basic poses of this week consistently. Maybe you recognise by know that the techniques are repeating itself. In repetition is magic my teacher Nevine use to say 🙏🏼
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▶️ today wear SOCKS. It will be so much easier😁
▶️ start in some kind of Malasana but sitting on the floor with your feet a further away, knees bent #ProudBentKneeNerd 😂
▶️ lean forward, bring your knees as high as possible (remember the ShoulderPress?)
▶️ bring your arms under your knees, put your palms flat on the floor
▶️ IMPORTANT bend your elbows and turn them upwards, palms still down. This will protect your joints
▶️ keep the arms bent, imagine a backbend
▶️ Lift your chest proudly, slide your chest along your shins as if you wanna reach your feet
▶️ hands are crawling further away. your legs will press you down. with the elbows bent you create a scaffolding to resist the jamming. You can literally lean into your legs (👉🏼we’ll need that tomo)
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Don’t forget to do your warm-up and I recommend practicing Day.7 to Day.10 exercises. Then you can proceed to practice today’s pose.
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Please check my awesome #IGbesties & co-hosts for their variations of the day ⤵Be mindful with your body and your practice. You don’t have to tag all of us but please show some love to our epic sponsors along with using #March2💃5Poses in your post copy so we can find you.
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💃hosts @jeminajakin @yogamand @clarerdubai @pinkchampagne13 @catbradleyyoga 💃sponsors @balinisports @dharmabumsactive @glow.designs @infinitystrap @liforme @limitlesswheel @lvrfashion @onzie @yogiskins (use MARCHTO5POSES for 10% off)💃

(originally posted on InstaGram by @yogamand on Mar 11, 2016)

Shoulder Press / Bhujapidasana


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🌟 #March2💃5Poses 🌟
Day.10 is #ShoulderPressingPose #Bhujapidasana on our journey to Firefly aka Tittibhasana 🐜
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soooo, today we are combining the last days to one pose. I’d loved to write a bit more how amazing you all are. Captions on InstaGram are limited so I use it for the tips and cues hoping you don’t mind 🤗 I recommend practicing Day.7 to Day.9 exercises 5min every day.
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▶️ start with Malasana as described on Day.8
▶️ lift your bum and place your hands right behind your heels. Fingers pointing forward
▶️ jam your shoulders like on Day.8
▶️ lift your chest proudly. Imagine a slight backbend. Again, I know it’s not possible but just imagine it
▶️ walk your feet to the midline and interlock your ankles
▶️ lean forward, bend your arms like yesterday’s CrowPose #ChaturangaArms
▶️ your focus point is ahead of you (30-50cm / 10-20in forward)
▶️ keep your knees as close to your shoulders as possible
▶️ start to straighten your legs. Knees are bent (remember that Forward Fold of Day.1? You can’t escape 😁)
▶️ feet are pulling apart, knees are hugging the midline
▶️ FEEL THE LIFT 👊🏼
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▶️ Option 1: If your wrists are not ready yet place two blocks right behind your feet. Grab the blocks. I rather see you on blocks than seeing weird hand shapes 👍🏼
▶️ Option 2: Start from a sitting position. My fav way to get into it. For me it’s possible to bring in the knees higher and my feet lock is more solid 🔒
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Don’t forget to do your warm-ups. Then you can proceed to practice today’s pose
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Please check my amazing #IGbesties & co-hosts for their variations of the day ⤵ Be mindful with your body and your practice. You don’t have to tag all of us but please show some love to our epic sponsors along with using #March2💃5Poses in your post copy so we can find you.
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💃hosts @jeminajakin @yogamand @clarerdubai @pinkchampagne13 @catbradleyyoga 💃sponsors
@balinisports @dharmabumsactive @glow.designs @infinitystrap @liforme
@limitlesswheel @lvrfashion @onzie @yogiskins (use MARCHTO5POSES for 10% off)💃

(originally posted on InstaGram by @yogamand on Mar 10, 2016)

Crow Pose / Bakasana


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🌟 #March2💃5Poses 🌟
Day.9 is #CrowPose #Bakasana on our journey to Firefly aka Tittibhasana🐜
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The first two days you’ve been doing amazing. I know it’s not easy to break a habit and do sth different. For today I give you another #AllTimeFavourite of mine to strengthen your arms and to gain some confidence 🐦
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▶️ place your hands shoulder width distance apart (like in Plank Pose)
▶️ move your chest forward, bend your arms like Chaturanga. Your forearms are in a 90° angle to the ground
▶️ your feet almost want to lift on their own here. If this scares you lift one foot after another and bring your heels as close to your bum as possible. Eventually lift both feet, toes touching.
▶️ your focus point is ahead of you (30-50cm / 10-20in forward). Keep it!
▶️ lift your chest proudly, your arms pulling together, hands and fingertips firmly pressed to the mat
▶️ strive for a flat back. I know it’s not possible but imagine yourself with a flat back
▶️ you can straigthen your arms to Crane Pose. But that is totally optional 😁
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▶️ Option 1: If you are new to this pose place a cushion under your face and two blocks behind you to stand on. Lift one foot after another then both feet
▶️ Option 2: Bring your knees outside the upper arm as close to your shoulders as possible. Press your legs together. Remember yesterdays Garland Pose? Crow is no different from it except that you are on your hands here.
▶️ Option 3: Bring your knees as close to your armpits as possible. Remember the ForwardFold? Here it is again 😉
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Don’t forget to do your warm-ups. Do the exercises of Day.7 and Day.8. Then you can proceed to practice today’s pose.
🎥vid is 2x sped up.
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Pls check my #IGBesties for their variations of the day ⤵ Be mindful with your body and your practice. You don’t have to tag us but pls show some love to our sponsors along with using #March2💃5Poses in your post copy
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💃hosts @jeminajakin @yogamand @clarerdubai @pinkchampagne13 @catbradleyyoga 💃sponsors @balinisports @dharmabumsactive @glow.designs @infinitystrap @liforme @limitlesswheel @lvrfashion @onzie @yogiskins (use MARCHTO5POSES for 10% off)💃

(originally posted on Instagram by @yogamand on Mar 9, 2016)

Garland Pose / Malasana


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🌟 #March2💃5Poses 🌟
Day.8 of our journey to FireFly aka Tittibhasana is #GarlandPose #SquatPose #Malasana 🐜
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I looooved your Forward Folds yesterday. Practice this bend leg variation everyday and you’ll see your hammies soften soon.
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Today’s #HipOpener is my all-time favorite as well. If you want to do some magic to your hips practice this every day for at least 5 mins. 1 min 5 times a day is working, too 😉
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▶️ Repeat yesterday’s forward fold for at least 5 min. 😉
▶️ Place your feet approx 3-4 fists apart (like yesterday measure yourself up)
▶️ The outer edge of your feet parallel to your mat (again slightly #pigeontoedfeet )
▶️ If your heels turn inward #CharlieChaplinFeet use blocks under your heels
▶️ If your knees are tight and/or complaining sit on two or three blocks, place them a bit farther away
▶️ Bring your upper body as deep between your knees as possible. Knees shoulder level
▶️ Hands in Prayer’s mudra start to bring your forearms parallel to your mat so you create a good suffolding. Remember your legs jamming your upper body so you need a counterforce here
▶️ Press your knees together like you wanna jam your shoulders/upper body. If your heels are turned inward you will get compromise your knees
▶️ Stick your butt out (tilt your pelvic forward)
▶️ Lift your chest proudly, breathe, smile … and count to 💯
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❗️Don’t forget to do your warm-ups. Do yesterday’s ForwardFold every.single.day. You will surprise yourself how much your hammies will open up soon. Then you can proceed to practice today’s pose.
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🎥vid is 2x sped up. If you have ANY questions please ask 🙏🏼
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Please check my sweet co-hosts for their variations of the day ⤵ Be mindful with your body and your practice. You don’t have to tag all of us but please show some love to our epic sponsors along with using #March2💃5Poses in your post copy so we can find you.
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💃hosts @jeminajakin @yogamand @clarerdubai @pinkchampagne13 @catbradleyyoga 💃sponsors @balinisports @dharmabumsactive @glow.designs @infinitystrap @liforme @limitlesswheel @lvrfashion @onzie @yogiskins (use MARCHTO5POSES for 10% off)💃

(originally posted on InstaGram by @yogamand on Mar 8, 2016)