Carla Araos Yoga

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

English yoga classes in Zurich

Classes in Ljus Studio

Ljus studio (Zurich Wipkingen)

Nordstrasse 195, 8037 Zürich
The studio is located behind the main entrance, down the stairs.

MONDAYS

12:15–13:15
Midday Flow

18:00–19:00
Prenatal Yoga

19:15-20:45

Ashtanga Inspired Flow.
Beginners.

TUESDAYS

12:15–13:15
Prenatal Yoga

18:00–19:30
Vinyasa Flow with Yoga Nidra.Open Level.

WEDNESDAYS

12:15–13:15
Midday Flow

18:00–19:00
Prenatal Yoga

19:15-20:45

Ashtanga Inspired Flow.
Open Level.

THURSDAYS
Reserved for Private classes.

FRIDAYS
14:15–15:15
Postnatal Yoga
with Babies

SATURDAYS
Every second
(view calendar for dates)

10:30–12:00
Saturday Morning Flow.
Open Level.

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FRIDAYS

12:15–13:15
Prenatal Yoga

18:15–19:45
Vinyasa Flow

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schedule

January 2023

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  • Midday Flow
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow with Yoga Nidra
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  • Midday Flow
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow
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  • Midday Flow
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow with Yoga Nidra
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  • Midday Flow
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Postnatal Yoga with Baby
  • Vinyasa Flow
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  • Saturday Morning Flow
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  • Midday Flow
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow with Yoga Nidra
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  • Midday Flow
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Postnatal Yoga with Baby
  • Vinyasa Flow
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  • Midday Flow
  • Prenatal Yoga
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  • Midday Flow
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Postnatal Yoga with Baby
  • Vinyasa Flow
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  • Saturday Morning Flow
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  • Midday Flow
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow with Yoga Nidra

workshops and specials

THE UP SIDE DOWN : INVERSIONS WORKSHOP
When: Sunday 19th February 2023, 9:30 – 12:30
Where: Ljus Studio, Nordstrasse 195, 8037 Zürich
Level: Open
Price: 90 CHF

Inversions or upside-down postures, are challenging on a physical and mental level, visually dramatic, and thrilling.

Despite limitations such as a tight lower back or hamstrings, and our own fear and anxieties of doing these poses, they are very accessible and most yoga practitioners can move into an inversion relatively easily.

With the help of a sequence that includes preparatory asanas, stretching and strengthening poses, you will learn the principles to be applied at the moment of inversions and achieve a solid base for using them in your practice.

The idea of the workshop is to understand the principles that make inversions possible, their benefits and, of course, having a safe and healthy way to approach them.

This workshop is suitable and recommended for yoga students with basic yoga experience.

*Cancellations made within 72h of the beginning of the Workshop are non-refundable.

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

Carla

pricing & booking

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

*Cancellations made within 72h of the beginning of the Masterclass are non-refundable.

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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,-
(4 month validity; valid for all 90`classes at Ljus Studio )

Photography by Rowan Thornhill

private classes in studio

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

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)

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

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

classes

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.

Carla Araos doing yoga.

midday flow

This class takes form using the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. We will move through a series of poses to refresh, reset, and rejuvenate your mind and body so you are ready to continue your day with more clarity, focus, body, and mental space. This is the perfect yoga class to take when you need a break!

This is an open-level class. Basic yoga experience is recommended.

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vinyasa flow & yoga nidra

This vinyasa flow will allow you to release some of the energy stored in your body in case you have been sitting all day or will help you to focus in case you are restless. The vinyasa part of this class will prepare you to rest.

And after our Vinyasa Flow practice, it is time to relax …

Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation)
You will e guided into conscious rest. It will calm your nervous system, help to relax body and mind helping you to reduce stress levels. Yoga Nidra offers an opportunity to work on releasing long-held emotions and patterns.

Pre-natal yoga

prenatal

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.

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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.

Bakasana

saturday morning flow

Taking elements form the Ashtanga Vinyasa method, using the breath, the gaze, and both the outward and internal postures of the body, we will move energetically through this practice where the breath, and transitions between poses are the primary focus. This practice will improve your mental focus and encourages you to stay in the moment and will allow you to gain total body awareness and correct imbalances by yourself while developing the muscles and core strength to support a healthy posture.

You will leave the studio ready for a brand-new day and a beautiful weekend ahead.

Complete breath: Dirga swasam pranayama

birth preparation with yoga

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.

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.