YOGA IS A MIRROR IMAGE OF LIFE
The way we react to physical and emotional experiences with our own body on the yoga mat – frustrated or patient, disappointed or motivated – answers to the way we face the countless challenges in everyday life. Hence yoga is a helpful tool that can be applied in all areas of life in order to create an emotional and physical equilibrium in the long run.
YOGA IS CHANGE
Through the growing strength and flexibility of the body the practice of yoga develops and progresses with every breath of air. That’s why yoga never becomes boring. While it’s true that the yoga positions remain the same the internal relationship with them changes constantly. With practice it becomes increasingly easy to transfer this experience beyond the yoga mat into family life, work life and relationships.
YOGA IS SIMPLY THAT: YOGA
That’s why no particular style is practiced at Simply Yoga. Instead, the focus lies on what is most suited for the goals and needs of the students – and what helps them to develop a long-lasting, sustainable and self dependent practice.
This original form of teaching yoga enables the instructor to adapt the lessons completely to a student’s needs – no matter if he or she has a lot or little experience. An individual yoga programme can be customised and a physical or emotional condition can be worked on according to each pupil’s motives and personal goals. In short: It’s about direct guidance for maximum progress – and total privacy.
Please contact me to arrange a personal meeting and discuss your personal goals for Private Yoga classes.
Long hours in front of the computer and a growing pressure to perform sooner or later have negative effects on employees: A tense upper body, poor blood circulation in the legs, tired eyes, shallow breathing and permanent stress can lead to serious physical and psychological problems through to long-term medical leave. Here, yoga can help: Whether at lunchtime or after work – a weekly Business Yoga class in your premises for of up to 15 participants can help to loosen and stimulate tense areas of the body while giving simple pointers for reaching inner calm at the workplace. The result: Relaxation, presence, concentration – and heightened productivity.
Please get in touch with me to discuss the details and surrounding conditions of Business Yoga classes at your company.
It is also possible to get subvention for specialized courses from public health insurance. If this applies has to be clarified in each case. Each company in Germany can invest up to 500 € per employee per year on Yoga and Mindfulness training as a tax-deductible expense (EStG, § 3 Nr. 34).
In the case of injuries, high levels of stress and pain yoga can help to alleviate symptoms and guard against them in the long run – if it is practiced correctly and safely. In Yoga Therapy you learn to modify your yoga routines in a way that the self-healing powers of the body are activated. In doing so, the exact reason for your complaint may also become visible – while the practice of yoga can convey the discipline and motivation required for the long-term change of old habits.
Please contact me to arrange a personal meeting and discuss your state of health and goals for Yoga Therapy classes.
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Magda Torres has been practicing yoga since 2001. Since then, she senses, she has been able develop herself positively on many levels again and again. Today, she wishes to pass her experience on to others.
She has been a certified yoga instructor since 2012. Throughout the years, Magda came in contact with many different yoga styles – Ashtanga, Anusara, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Iyengar, Yin Yoga and Yoga therapy – that she now passes on to her students as Simply Yoga. Magda’s approach in her own practice and as a teacher is experienced in life, pragmatic and free of judgement and criticism. Her classes are characterised by a healthy sense of humour and a focus on simplicity. Whereas it is also important to her that students don’t follow her blindly: They should explore their bodies and their inside – after all, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for someone else.
As a yoga teacher, Magda mainly wants one thing: to provide an impetus – for consciousness, personal responsibility and positive change.
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“Magda is a very good Yoga teacher, a long-term Mindfulness practitioner, an avid Learner, and a Kind person. In the 6 years that I know Magda, she has always been very dedicated to the yoga path: hard-working, friendly, open-minded, non-dogmatic, and down-to-earth. She always emphasises the importance of applying the practice of yoga into one’s way of being in the world and is a proponent of building a community: supporting and uplifting each other.”
“The experience I had in my one-on-one classes with Magda was important to go more in depth in my yoga practice. She constantly reminded me of the relevance of basic postures to understand and be able to go to more complex ones. The sessions with her have been a milestone in my own practice and the time shared with her left me lots of knowledge and constant reminders I incorporate in my personal practice.”
“Yoga never really got me enthused until I participated in one of Magda’s classes for the first time. She explains the correlation between things very well, she assists you often, she challenges your body and yet does everything with a lot of humor. That’s when I understood the purpose of yoga and had fun – plus a serious muscle ache.”
“I really enjoy the Private Yoga classes with Magda. What I appreciate most is her flexibility regarding time and location of her classes. And that every session has a paramount theme or focus that accompanies my yoga practice physically and spiritually.”
“Magda feels strongly about us not simply imitating what we see. She prefers it if we develop our very own style in order to feel good. After her sessions you are grounded, relaxed and ready to start the day.”
If you are interested in one of the classes offered by Simply Yoga, please contact me for a personal quotation.
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Simply Yoga and the Simply Yoga website is a project that wouldn’t have been possible without the help of others. Many, many thanks to all those who have been supporting me with their guidance and their resources.
My family, who has not always understood or shared my decisions but nevertheless respect, love and support me on my way.
My teachers Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Noah Mazé, Yogacharya Vinay Kumar, Manuela Heider de Jahnsen, Alex Kröker, Bharath Shetty for believing in me, inspiring me and giving me valuable guidance and advice. Thanks also to all the other teachers i’ve had the chance to learn from: You inspire me to stay curious and open-hearted.
Christian, who always sees the best in me. Without his love, kindness, support and endless patience I wouldn’t be where I am now.
Annette Serradesanferm for finding the right words for my idea of Yoga and to Anders Bigum for the amazing pictures – but above all for their friendship, time and generous support.
I would also like to express my appreciation to all my students for giving me the opportunity to share with them what I’ve learnt so far and for reminding me that I’ll always be an student too.
Last but not least, I would like to take this opportunity to express my love to all my friends for their support and understanding when I constantly skip invitations and social gatherings due to my workshops, practicing routines or early morning classes. You know that I’m learning to teach you all.