Courses and Workshops

10 Day Autumn Reset Morning Challenge

An offering as summer slowly turns into fall – Our Sadhana is an endless source of support and depth in our lived experience. The work we do on the mat shifts depending on what we seek in each season of life. This seasonal junction of summer meeting fall, we will come together every morning for 10 days to move through a dynamic, deep, and complete Sadhana. Much can happen in 10 days when we show up for ourselves.

A chance to liberate, release, reset and centre. Zoom / Every morning 6:30-7:30am cet / Monday-Friday / 12.9-23.9 / 40€ per single week or 67€ for both (making 8€/6.7€ per class) – You can also use your Birth Of Light class card for this course (or part class card, part payment depending on what’s available on your card). To sign up send me an email (emma@birth-of-light.com) and I will provide you with the details you need to access the course.

10 Day Sattvic Spring Morning Challenge

Take the chance to do a full body reset, releasing the stagnant heavy energy of winter and opening up to flow with the waves of lightness brought to us by brighter mornings and warmer days. Alongside waking up everyday for an expansive, uplifting practice, we will explore how to optimally nourish our bodies and souls through a Sattvic purification process. The morning challenge is ideal for those who have little time to practice, as it takes place at a time out of your usual schedule – 6:30-7:30AM cet and runs Monday-Friday for two weeks with a total of ten classes. 

April 18th to 29th. Join one week or both. Price per week is 40€ or 67€ for both (40€ for five classes or 67€ for all ten classes). Sign up so you can receive the Sattvic information sheet. 

Spring Equinox Yoga and Sound Bath Brunch Circle 

The Spring Equinox doesn’t just represent the beginning of spring – it marks the start of the astrological new year. Cultures all around the world has been celebrating this shift since ancient times. A time to reflect, come together, practice and take part in a circle of exchange, accompanied by a delicious brunch. Sunday 20th of March starting at 10AM. with a deep nourishing Yin Yang practice, taking us into a sound bath, followed by brunch and circle. The circle ends around 1PM. Price: 25€ or 40€ for two. Places are strictly limited. Write me to sign up.

Palermo Women’s Circle and Yoga Brunch

A deep and nourishing Yin Yang Yoga Flow, followed by an abundant and wholesome Ayurvedic brunch. Hosted by me and Clarissa in the Birth Of Light Shala in Via Alloro. Price: 25€ per person or 40€ total if you come with a friend. Booking required -> fully booked, get in touch to get on the waiting list.

Yin, Yamas and Niyamas – Yogic wisdom on and off the mat

The Yamas and Niyamas form the two first of the eight limbs of Yoga, creating the foundational pillars of the Yogic path. In the Yoga Sutras written some time in the 2nd to 4th century CE, mysterious Patanjali attempts to answer the question ‘what is yoga?’ 

The ethical aspect to this complex answer is offered by the Yamas and Niyamas, where the Yamas give us guidance on how to treat the world and the five Niyamas how to treat the Self in this life time. Embodied philosophy to let you tap into new depths in your yoga practice. 

This course explores this ancient yogic philosophy through YIN Asana, Pranayama and meditation. 

Starting 10.1.22, running every Monday evening 8-9pm, until 14.3.22. Get in touch to sign up.

Closing one chapter to open another – Letting go and intention setting Flow

A time to process, set free and release, giving space for that which we want to welcome into the new year.

Thursday 30.12 at 8pm cet on zoom. A journal will serve you for this practice.

• Embrace the Darkness Winter Yin Yoga course •

Mid-November as the darkness begins to settle more compactly around us and the days are running short, we will seek comfort in its embrace. 

Yin-Yoga helps us feel held in the unknown and into allowing an unfolding of our Selves, as whole, containing both the light and the dark. 

Every Monday 8-9pm CET, we will practice together, deepening our understanding of the darkness of the universe, include that of our own, finishing the course on December 20th, the longest night of the year, the day before the Winter Solstice.

Monday November 22nd, 29th, December 6th, 13th and 20th (5 classes) Zoom 35€, live Palermo Shala 40€.

• Seven Chakras, Seven Weeks – Subtle Anatomy within and throughout •

When studying the Self through the lens of the Chakras, we look within in a wholly inclusive and inquisitive way. Opposites, paradoxes and contradictions become part of a greater whole, rather than edges that need smoothening. It is a path that helps us meet ourselves with a new understanding of our selves physically, psychologically and energetically – even evolutionarily Chakra theory helps us connect to the most primal parts of ourselves and our existence on this planet.

With our focus on the tantric seven Chakra system, from Mūlādhāra to Sahasrāra, over seven weeks we will rise along the spinal energy channel Shushumna Nadi, studying each Chakra and and with it seven layers of existence, consciousness and expression.

Apart from the weekly class we will continue to study the elements and presence of each chakra in our lives week by week between the sessions. At the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of where there is fluidity and flow and where the energy may be blocked or more stagnant. Furthermore we will explore ways to unblock such instances in order to live with openness within ourselves and in this world.

Join this course and find new ways to relate to yourself and learn how to use this awareness into soulful action and intuitive force. Tap into wholeness.

Seven Mondays 8-9pm CET starting October 4th and the final session falling on November 15th. 49€. Apart from the live sessions you will get the recording of each class to download. To sign up get in touch.

• 10 day Morning Challenge 6.9-17.9.21 (zoom) •

Join our Autumnal Sunrise Reset Challenge, starting each day with a flowful connection to yourself, your breath and your body. As summer comes to an end there is a sense of new beginnings. Tune into this energy and manifest alertness, lightness and mindfulness with a daily sadhana as the sun rises. In this course we will also explore the potency of working with daily mantras, a powerful way to let the connection you find with your higher self in the attuned state of your practice, guide you throughout the day. 

September the 6th to the 17th, 6-7 AM Monday-Friday on Zoom. Join one or both weeks of this course for 35€ per five classes and week or 67€ for ten classes/both weeks. Sign up here.

• Summer Solstice Inversion and Prana-Apana Balancing Workshop 21.6.21 10-11:30 (zoom) •

For the summer solstice we come together for a very special ritual – on the longest day of the year, we will begin by practicing an inversion focused prana-apana balancing deep flow reflecting on the universal interdependence of darkness and light, followed by an intention setting ritual. 

This workshop takes place on Monday June the 21st at 10-11:30 on zoom. You will need a mat, a blanket, paper, pen, a candle and a small bowl for ashes. You can attend using your regular Birth Of Light class card or pay 9€ by PayPal. 

• Yin Yang Yoga Charity Fundraiser for India 2.5.21 (zoom) •

India needs us! Currently a wave of destruction and despair is hitting India. Its people need us. On Sunday May 2nd at 16/4pm we come together for a deep and extended practice of Yin and Yang Yoga. Join us as we flow from expansive YANG into the depth of YIN, while supporting the nation whose rich ancient culture plays such an essential part in our lives and day to day wellbeing and health. All proceedings go directly to Khalsa Aid India who work on a humanitarian basis to aid the current crisis across the country. Sunday 2.5.21 at 4-5:30pm CET – on donation basis with recommended donation 10€ (no Birth Of Light class cards for this one).

• Sattvic Spring Circle 14.4-5.5.21 (zoom) •

Connect to your source by shedding your heavy winter energy and tune in with the lightness of spring! This shift of blossoming and rebirth offers a powerful opportunity to reset. For three weeks, starting Wednesday April 14th, together we will let ancient Ayurvedic wisdom guide us towards our personal version of clarity, lightness, ease and peace. It is as much a physical as a mental and energetic reset. Anyone can join and the circle is free! We will have a telegram group and check in with each other and our progress on zoom every fourth day. The first introductory session takes place on Wednesday April 14th at 7pm on zoom. Get in touch to sign up!

• 10 day Morning Challenge 19-30.4.21 (zoom) •

For the second and third week of the Sattvic Circle running Monday to Friday there is also the chance of joining our ten day morning challenge! Each day 19-23 + 26-30 April we flow for an hour at 6:15AM. Let yourself wake up to the true lightness of spring with this course, aimed at complimenting the Sattvic Circle by creating space and ease through body and mind while opening up to our own strength and power. This course focuses especially on the various Surya Namaskar of the Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga traditions and their diverse expressions of physical and subtle energy. The ten lessons that run over two weeks are 67€ total or you can sign up by the week for 35€. To sign up get in touch

• Dynamic Pelvic Floor Awareness Course (zoom) •

The pelvic floor is our Earth connection. At the core of this connection we seek to maintain simultaneous Sthira and Sukha: steady support and supportive ease. Not sure of how your pelvic floor is doing? That’s a great reason to do our upcoming course where we will assess and explore the pelvic floor and how the rest of the body is affected by it – as well as the other way around. Because the ways we sit, stand, move and breathe all influence the way our pelvic floor functions. Join us as we explore what support and foundation means in a physical, energetic and emotional sense. 

The course will take place on Zoom every Monday over five weeks at 8-9pm CET, starting Monday March the 15th and costs 35€ per person. Maintaining a healthy pelvic floor is essential for everybody, but especially important for new mums and those planning to conceive. If you are pregnant and would like to take part, please mention this so we can discuss if it’s possible for you. Get in touch for the details and to sign up.

• Sattvic Winter Circle •

A Sattvic purification is a yogic cleanse that in a very non-aggressive way allows us to understand better what ideal nourishment of our bodies (as well as minds and souls) looks like. This January we will go through a three week Sattvic Purification circle, where together we take time away from the regular ways we go about with our bodies – eating, moving, being – to see if we can come closer in alignment with just what we need to maintain clarity, lightness and ease within and without. Starting on January the 6th with our first zoom meeting at 9pm, the purification process begins on the 7th and from then on we will speak every third evening to check in how we are doing and to support each other. It’s free to take part and all sessions happen online so you can join from wherever you are. Get in touch with me to join! 

Ayurvedic Flows January 2021

As part of our Sattvic Purification Circle we deepen our understanding of the Doshas, an integral part of Samkhya philosophy, through movement and breath – join these sessions of Ayurvedic Flows as we explore how we feel and relate with each of these distinct, yet within us intrinsic, energies. Sessions: VATA 14.1.21, PITTA 22.1.21 and KAPHA 26.1.21 (zoom), always at 8-9pm cet.

Entering the Darkness Yin Yoga course December 2020

During December I will offer a four week Entering the Darkness Yin Yoga course. The sessions will take place on Mondays at 8:30pm cet and finish on the darkest night of the year, December 21st, the Winter Solstice. Yin yoga is a practice of letting go of activity and surrendering to stillness in the body and the mind. Midst the darkest time of the year, stepping back and slowing down allows us to reconnect, centre and find our own light burning within. This course will take place in Palermo and online simultaneously. The sessions fall on the following dates: November 30th. December 7th, 14th and 21st. Price is 35€ for all four sessions if you attend the course in person and 25€ for attending it virtually.  To book, click here.

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