Saturday GIG

There are 7 days in the week, but only one Saturday. So Zen & Tonic is happy to announce we will dedicate all Saturdays to special classes, we will celebrate all Saturday classes with the spirit of offering, where different teachers will share their unique flavor and method. Expect the classes to be fun, friendly, and safe!

Playfulness is the mindset in all classes as it removes tensions of body and mind, so one can feel safe and practice without fear or judgement, thus reveling our true uniqueness. To achieve this aim, Music is often incorporated to encourage the flow of movements, and assist the mind & body To Let Go, or simply To Be.

Props such as blocks & belts are regularly used to assist in proper alignment and to encourage the body, mind and spirit to be one with the Asanas.

Now, you may think its all fun – well, there will be lot of hard work too!
We want you to sweat but rejuvenate, feel challenged but with ease, exhilarated but at peace.

Hard work should be approached with the sense of « Sthira Sukham Asanam » – Asana is that which is firm and pleasant .

It is why we practice again & again & again, to make the difficult – easy.
But this all starts from a mind that is playful and free.

So come join us on Saturdays. Meet new teachers, new styles during a 1h30min class. We might even get to do some of those impossible asanas.

Donation Class

1st & 2nd Saturdays: 11:45 – 13:00
3rd & 4th Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:30

Introduction to Ashtanga Primary Series

This course is intended for people who would like to learn the complete Ashtanga primary series, or just would like to practice vinyasa flow class with instruction on better alignment.

Course Structure
The complete Primary series is over 60 asanas, so it requires some investment in time to learn the complete series. Therefore the course is designed in package of 5 lessons, each package will continue with the lesson where the previous package has left off. This way students don’t need to commit to more than 5 weeks at a time.

In the first package the course will concentrate on :
– Standing Sequence,
– Breakdown each pose of the Sun salutation
– Proper alignment of each pose.

Four fundamentals of Ashtanga yoga:
Ujjayi Breath
(Breathing technique)
Bandhas         (Internal energy gates/locks)
Vinyasa         (Linking movement between asanas)
Drishti           (Point of focus)
These principles will be applied throughout the course, to enable the student’s understanding and feeling of Spanda (the energetic vibration of movement and stillness).

Course Goal and Learning outcome
After the first package, the student will have learned most of the standing sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Series.

When? Fridays 17:30 – 19:00
Price? CHF 120.00 for 5 classes  / students CHF 75.00
Contact: Kane / Francine