Free Open Practice & Introduction To Tantric Vinyasa Flow With Alexander
An Introduction To Traditional Tantra Yoga & Tantric Vinyasa Flow.
Type of Event
First Open Free Class, Saturday The 10th 16.00 - 18.00
Second Open Free Class, Sunday The 11th 14.00 - 16.00
What Is Tantra?
Stemming from a timeless tantric formula, this series of postures (asanas) is based on Ayurveda’s understanding of the subtle energy system, and the metaphysics of the Vedic philosophy. The asanas are practiced by lying on the floor with plenty of meditative relaxation in between. In this way we can access the subconscious mind and instinctually re-align with our True Self – our Sacred Self. Tantrics see the body as an expression of the soul, not just a physical shell.
When our bodily system learns to be in a constant state of intrinsic relaxation, it can naturally balance itself, self-heal and reintegrate with the Whole, the Divine Absolute. Tantra is not an academic philosophy, but a life practice. Because you can’t separate the mind from the body, when harmony is achieved within, meditation arises.
Thus this traditional yoga system trains the body, the mind and the subtle energies as a whole. It builds strength, flexibility, energy, and also grace, fluidity and inner harmony. This unique teaching style enables the students to master deep inner meditation in a short time. It emphasizes on whole body meditation to attain oneness with the Divine Self.
Alexander Lundström was born in Gothenburg, Sweden where he studied Yoga, Sports & Modern Dance from an early age to find relief and to alleviate the affects of the severe Scoliosis deformation of the spine which he was born with. This brought him into the path of a life long search for different solutions of healing and pain prevention in the human body.
At a later stage Alexander became a professional dancer and worked with major dance companies in Sweden where he also taught contemporary dance and body control. He has studied Yoga (Hatha, Raja, Kundalini, Tantra), Modern (Graham, Dunham, Limon, Horton) & Classical Dance with some of the most respected and celebrated teachers in the world. He is also trained in the Alexander Technique, Pilates and Mind-Body-Control and Contact improvisation in India, Singapore, Sweden, UK and Greece. In addition he has worked as a principal dancer with the Greek National Ballet of The State Theater of Northern Greece and with other major dance groups and choreographers in Greece.
Alexander’s Yoga teaching is based on Traditional Tantra Yoga according to the Shri Kali Ashram System, including Vinyasa Asana Practice, Breathing exercises, Meditation for Energy & Healing of the Physical and Emotional Human body, Cleansing & Balancing of The Chakras. He has a teaching experience of more than 25 years and holds a 500 YTT (Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certificate). He still considers himself as a student of Life in all its forms.
“Yoga is a science that teaches the whole body to meditate. By it’s nature it never teaches competition. Competition means that one is always comparing and contrasting to external measures. Tantra Yoga instils integration, enrichment and incomparable inner strength. With these qualities, yogis master life. Mastery gives fulfillment and fulfillment stops dependence on any external measures.”
– Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Anantha Natha