Carla Araos Yoga

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

locations

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

TUESDAYS
Reserved for Private classes.

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

THURSDAYS
Reserved for Private classes.

FRIDAYS
Reserved for Private classes.

SATURDAYS (view calendar for dates)
9:00-10:30 Outdoor Yoga
9:30–12:00 Master class 10:30–12:00 Vinyasa Flow. Open Level.

airyoga oberdorfstrasse

airyoga

Oberdorfstrasse 2, 8001 Zürich

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

Book on Airyoga website

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schedule

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

June 2022

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  • Slow Flow with Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
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  • Prenatal Yoga
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  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Postnatal Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Slow Flow with Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
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  • Prenatal Yoga
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  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Slow Flow with Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
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  • Prenatal Yoga
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  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Advanced Vinyasa Flow
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Ashtanga Inspired Flow
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  • Prenatal Yoga
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  • Prenatal Yoga
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  • Outdoor Yoga
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  • Advanced Vinyasa Flow
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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 125,-
(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 )

Monthly Pass / CHF 300,-
(1 month validity; valid for all classes at Ljus Studio)

Photography by Rowan Thornhill

private classes in studio

60 Minutes / CHF 130,-
(add’l person + CHF 50,-)
90 Minutes / CHF 180,-
(add’l person + CHF 120,-)

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 625,- (2 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.

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

malas

Knots of love.

I love doing handcrafts, especially small pieces of jewellery. It helps me to stay focused and present.

As a former designer, I set an intention that helps me to imagine the final piece. I choose the materials and the colours and what I love the most is the contact with the stones.

Knot by knot in contact with a piece of universe. 

I get the stones from a certified Swiss supplier. Therefore, the mala beads are an absolutely unique handmade local product, made with love.

Prices start at 108 chf depending on the chosen materials. Feel free to contact me if you have special requirements.

Carla

styles

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

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astanga half primary

Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic form of yoga. It consists of a sequence of postures or asanas that were compiled in India by Patthabi Jois (1915-2009).

These sequences are designed in such a way as to help the practitioner build strength and flexibility. Through the synchronisation of breath, movement and gaze, we are able to access a state of meditation. The class is led with verbal cues and adjustments.

The Half Primary Series contains the core postures of the Full Primary Series, being quite a challenging practice. Therefore, I encourage you to practice with awareness, diligence, compassion, and patience, as well as to modify where appropriate.

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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

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.

Birth Preparation Yoga

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.

Postnatal yoga

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.

Photography by Rowan Thornhill

yin yoga

Yin Yoga is a complementary style of practice to more active styles of yoga like Ashtanga and Vinyasa. In Yin Yoga, we will hold postures passively for several minutes in order to access the deep layers of connective tissue in the body, especially around joints, in the lower back and along the spine.

In Yin Yoga, the emphasis is on understanding how our body is influenced by the posture. From this understanding, we choose how to ‘align’ ourselves within the pose. There is no right or wrong alignment, but rather an invitation to sense, observe, and adapt. It is a call to trust our bodies and approach it with gentleness and respect.

Yin Yoga stimulates, strengthens, and revives body tissues that are not emphasised to the same degree in active styles of yoga. This experience can be deeply relaxing, calming, and nourishing and will help to reduce pain.

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.

My intention is that we build a sangha, a community, so we can support each other by practicing together. I will guide two basic meditations that were originally taught by the Buddha: Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving-Kindness (Metta) meditation.

Meditation classes are on a donation basis, with 60% going to the animal welfare shelter Amigos de los Animales.

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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.