Carla Araos Yoga

The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment. —Pema Chodron

English yoga classes in Zurich

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Ljus studio (Zurich Wipkingen)

Nordstrasse 195, 8037 Zürich

MONDAYS
18:00–19:00 Prenatal Yoga
19:15-20:45
Ashtanga Inspired Flow. Beginners.

TUESDAYS
14:30–15:30 Postnatal Yoga
18:00–19:30 Vinyasa Flow with Yoga Nidra.Open Level.

WEDNESDAYS
18:00–19:00 Prenatal Yoga
19:15-20:45
Ashtanga Inspired Flow. Open Level.

THURSDAYS
Reserved for Private classes.

FRIDAYS
Reserved for Private classes.

SATURDAYS (view calendar for dates)
9:30-10:30 Postnatal Yoga without Baby
11:30–12:30 Ashtanga Inspired Flow. Open Level.

SUNDAY

6 November 2022
9:30-12:00 Masterclass

airyoga oberdorfstrasse

airyoga (Zurich Bellevue)

Oberdorfstrasse 2, 8001 Zürich

MONDAYS & FRIDAYS
12:15–13:15 Prenatal Yoga

TUEDAYS & THURSDAYS
12:00–13:00 Ashtanga Lunch Flow

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schedule

Please contact me to obtain the link for the live streaming. Spots are limited.

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workshops and specials

AUTUMN MASTERCLASS

When: Sunday 6th November 2022, 09:30 – 12:00
Where: Ljus Studio, Nordstrasse 195, 8037 Zürich
Level: Open
Price: 70 CHF

This autumn Master Class is designed to help us deeply re-tune our inner rhythm so we are synchronised with nature’s own cycle. This time of the year is the ideal time to settle down and let go. Just as the trees are shedding their leaves, which fall to the ground and become the nourishment to keep them strong during the winter season, we will explore this beautiful cycle of nature.

Set yourself up for a morning of curious exploration at Ljus Studio with meditation, asana practice, deep relaxation, mantras, and delicious treats to nourish your body and soul.

This Master Class is designed for yoga and meditation students of all levels, from beginners to advance students.

For those who are just starting out on their yoga journey, you will be gently guided to experience new ways to connect to your body and mind through breathing, moving with awareness, and exploring the benefits of relaxation.

For committed yoga practitioners, the class will inspire a more in-depth fine tuning of your practice.

Or simply contact me to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.

Carla

REST (RESTORE AND RELAX ) MASTER CLASS

When: Saturday 10th December 2022, 14:00 – 16:30
Where: Ljus Studio, Nordstrasse 195, 8037 Zürich
Level: Open
Price: 70 CHF

This Master Class is an invitation for you to rest, nourish and replenish yourself.

This time of the year is often quite demanding: There are many things to finish, more social commitments than usual, and it can easily become a very draining time. It is therefore important that we rest deeply and if possible regularly, so when the time requires we can be fully present with our colleagues, partners and family members. That’s the best we can do for ourselves and for everyone around us.

Come and enjoy an afternoon just “being”, without expectations nor pressure, so you can fully relax. The class will consist in pranayama, a restorative asana practice, deep relaxation, and mantras, all supporting our main intention, to rest.

This Master Class is designed for yoga and meditation students of all levels, from beginners to advance students.

Or simply contact me to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.

Carla

pricing & booking

For Airyoga, please check directly at their website.
If you have financial issues, no job and you need more than ever to practice yoga, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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group classes

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group class packages

5 x Classes Abo 60`/ CHF 150,-
(2 month validity; valid for all 60`classes at Ljus Studio)

10 x Classes Abo 90`/ CHF 350,-
(3 month validity; valid for all 90`classes at Ljus Studio )

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private classes in studio

60 Minutes / CHF 150,-
(add’l person + CHF 50,-)
90 Minutes / CHF 220,-
(add’l person + CHF 60,-)

Private classes at the student`s home or online available on request.

Cancellations made within 24h of the beginning of the class are non-refundable.

Package deal

5x 60 Minutes Abo / CHF 725,- (2 month validity)

10×60 Minutes Abo / CHF 1400,- (3 month validity)

Pre-natal yoga

birth preparation

2 hour private class / CHF 300,- in-studio per couple (the mum-to-be plus the person that intends to be there during labor)

We will try out birthing positions, movements, breathing and other techniques to release tension and create physical and mental space, so the arrival of your little one is the result of your amazing capacity to create life, your determination and an open mind set, trust and acceptance of the process, a celebration of your own power as a woman.

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contact

Please feel free to contact me for additional information or for inquiries regarding private or corporate classes.

carla@carlaaraos.com
or use the contact form below

styles

Come to move, to be still, to be curious, to observe, to tune in. Come to be.

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ashtanga inspired flow

Inspired from the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition, you will get to experience different asanas and their benefits. Depending on the focus of the class we will flow between postures, synchronising breath and movement. The practice becomes a meditation in motion, and this can be internalised and applied to our daily life.

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yoga nidra

Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice, accessible to everyone. It calms the nervous system as Induce physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Practiced with consistency and awareness leads to less stress, better health and a still and spacious state of mind. Yoga Nidra offers a space to explore what you need in the moment, as well as an opportunity to work on releasing long-held emotions and patterns. 

Pre-natal yoga

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The practice is carefully tailored for your time as a mother-to-be. The intention is to support your pregnancy, preparing you for giving birth, to accept the natural changes, to trust, be confident and have resilience. In this class, we will be focusing on conscious breathing, stretching, strengthening the back and legs, releasing tension and relaxing. Prenatal yoga gives expecting mothers different tools which they can access when they need them the most.

Birth Preparation Yoga

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Giving birth is a personal experience. That`s why it is so important to observe our own patterns of reaction to intense sensations and emotions, so at the given moment we can choose the best way for us. We will try out birthing positions, movements, breathing and other techniques to release tension and create physical and mental space, so the arrival of your little one is the result of your amazing capacity to create life, your determination and an open mind set, trust and acceptance of the process, a celebration of own power as women.

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postnatal yoga

Postnatal Yoga offers support on a physical level, helping your body to recover and regain strength after birth in the pelvic floor region, abdominal wall and back. It helps to release the neck, shoulders and upper back. On a mental level post-natal yoga helps you to relax and feel more grounded. Group classes also provide an opportunity to meet other mums and create community.

Yoga Nidra

meditation

Meditation practices are techniques that help us to let go of our distractions and our worries. We become present, being one with our breathing and our bodies, observing what is manifesting within us.

The practice encourages and develops concentration, clarity, calmness and mindfulness. By engaging with a particular meditation practice, we become intimate with the patterns and habits of our mind and we can learn how to cultivate wholesome qualities. With regularity and patience, these qualities deepen into profoundly peaceful and energised states of mind.

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corporate and private classes

Classes are customised to suit the participants needs and will include a sequence of postures, breathing techniques and relaxation. This can vary from slow and meditative practices to help restore and relax, or energising and active ones to invigorate and revitalise. Regular yoga will minimise health problems associated with daily life stress and postural misalignments.

about

I attended my first yoga class in 2002, with my beloved teacher, Muna Halasa in my hometown Santiago, Chile. Since then, the practice has accompanied me.

Yoga brought healing, strength, focus and creativity to me, which was so helpful, as at the time, I was a busy architecture student.

Later, I left my home country and got to practice surrounded by different cultures and teachers, enriching my practice and igniting my interest in philosophy, anatomy and meditation.

Nowadays my main practice is Ashtanga yoga, Vipassana and yoga Nidra, and this is the source of inspiration for my teaching. I also have years of experience in ballet and dance, which is one of my passions. Breath, focus, move, folding and unfolding the mind and body diligently.

The practice, for me, invites us to be present, focus, consciously breathing. It leads us to be and stay humble and compassionate, learning every day to live fully, no matter how pleasant or unpleasant the experiences become.

It is important for me as a practitioner and teacher to keep the practice safe, finding healthy alignment in synchronicity with breathing, finding the strength from a place within us rather than from using force. I also like to include mantras into the classes, as I believe it helps to hold the space for the practice.

I teach from my heart and own experience.

Classes are in English or Spanish.

Trainings:

  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training at the Samahita Retreat in Thailand.
  • The Rainbow Kids Yoga Training with Cayetana Rodenas in Berlin, Germany.
  • Pre- and Postnatal with Francoise Freedman in Birthlight London, England.
  • Yoga Therapy training with Dough Keller in Airyoga Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Yoga and Thai massage training in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 40-hour Advanced Intensive Training with Michael Hamilton in Airyoga Zürich.
  • 200-hour Advanced training with Michael Hamilton in Airyoga Zürich.

I attend workshops myself regularly with the intention of learning different approaches and to enhance the practice and teaching. As each body and practice is unique, I would like to keep my practice and help my students to keep theirs for a long time.