Esther Ekhart has been teaching yoga internationally for over 20 years. As one of the founders of EkhartYoga.com she has thousands of students worldwide following her online classes. She teaches dynamic styles like Vinyasa Flow and Hatha, focusing on strength, stability and fitness, as well as slower practices like Yin yoga and meditation, which allow for deeper connection with your body and mind.
EkhartYoga was born from Esther Ekhart’s dream to share the love of yoga, and today thousands of students around the world practise online yoga and meditation with us. With over 3,000 classes in different styles guided by over 40 world-class teachers, we are Europe’s biggest online studio. Creating positive change and transformation through yoga remains at the heart of everything we do.
Näytteilleasettaja / Exhibitor: EkhartYoga
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Class: Move from love – Yoga as an embodied self-inquiry
Saturday at 1:15 pm, Studio 7
Instead of looking outside for what we can get from the poses, this practice encourages us to look within, to explore, feel and work with what is already there. It’s a fluid, slow-flow practice – sometimes strong, sometimes meditative. The invitation is to unwind our body through spontaneous and intuitive, non-linear movements. There’s also some strengthening work to ensure we’re stable enough to allow for – and revel in – this freedom of movement. All this is interwoven with some space and silence so we can check in with ourselves and move from a place of deep presence.
To move from love means learning to listen to how our body talks to us. This includes feeling the body’s responses to the poses we practice and adjusting as needed. Moving from love means getting to know and learning to feel habitual patterns and tension that may be holding us back. When we suppress one emotion or physical sensation, we suppress the opposite emotion and sensation. To be able to relax, we have to be willing to feel our tension. To be able to be free, we have to be willing to get insight into where we are holding on. Once we accept ourselves and our bodies, our true nature can begin to reveal itself.
Class: Stable as a mountain – Yin yoga
Sunday at 12:00 pm, Studio 8
During this Yin yoga class we establish a mountain-like presence within – grounded, solid and stable. When we feel connected to the earth there is a palpable sense of groundedness, which in turn helps us to feel a connection to the centre of ourselves and the centre of all things. The invitation in this class is to rest effortlessly within ourselves, leaving everything as it is. This is a way to make peace with ourself, the world and everything in it, because that is what peace is: to be okay with the reality of the present moment.