Yoga Lab is a playful, slow paced, technique focused class where we break down our postures and dive into different approaches and techniques as we get in and out of of the positions (safely). A new theme is presented every class, often with focus on alignment and with space for questions and discussion. This class is suited for all levels.
WHEN: Thursdays 16:00-17:00, Fridays 12:15-13:15 and 16:00-17:00
This systematised sequence of asana and pranayama prepares you for the practice of meditation. You will gain a better understanding of the science of body and mind—and fine-tune your awareness of the vibrational energy that flows through you.
It is a slow-paced asana practice that invites you to move with awareness and according to your own body condition. The awareness that is cultivated through the practice of asana improves the strength and mobility of the skeletal and muscular systems. As a result, the mind itself becomes more deeply interested in questioning and taking charge of lifestyle choices to a find a better balance in your daily life.
WHEN: Wednesdays 07:00 and Thursdays 17:30-18:30
Laya = in Sanskrit to dissolve, to melt completely into whatever you’re in, to settle into and merge with. Yoga = in Sanskrit union
Laya Yoga is slow and passive, it invites the practitioner to ease into a variety of posures and stay there for a longer period of time. This meditative practice stimulates muscles, fascia and joints. It also relaxes the nervous system and the mind. Props are used according to the body, condition and ability of each person so that he/she may experience the therapeutic effects of the position. In Laya Yoga you will rest deeply, ultimately meeting and melting into yourself.
A typical Laya Yoga class is 90 minutes long and is based on three pillars:
1. The posture: The student is invited to experience the nature of a particular posture and how it can be initiated into their practice. A variety of props support each individual and his/her unique needs.
2. The mind: While resting in the posture we invite the mind to quiet itself; to listen and digest the yoga process. During this stage, students will receive a reflection on yoga philosophy, pranayama, the Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, or the benefits of the position.
3. The experience: When moving out of the pose, students are invited to pause; to sense and reflect upon what they experienced and gained while in the pose.
A focused meditation will end the class.
WHEN: Wednesday 10.00-11.30
The Dynamic Meditation method was developed by Indian mystic Osho in the 1970’s. This explosive meditation technique is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old ingrained patterns in the body-mind. Dynamic Meditation is designed to release stored emotions, clearing the way for deep silence, expect to find inner stillness and to reclaim your aliveness.
This is a one hour meditation in 5-stages: 1) Dynamic breathing 2) Cathartic expression 3) Active mantra 4) Silence 5) Free dance
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:20-7:25, Saturdays 8:00-9:05
Start your day off right with this uplifting and gentle Morning Flow Yoga!
In 60-75 minutes you’ll get the blood pumping and work out all the stiffness, cramping, and tightness that is often left in the body after hours of laying still. A series of postures and breathing practices will awaken and invigorate your entire body, preparing you for your day. Ending with a deep relaxation you’ll be able to not only free up the joints and muscles, but also bring peaceful thoughts and space to your mind.
WHEN: Tuesdays 7:00-8:00, Fridays 7:00-8:00
Slow Flow Yoga is a focused journey with emphasizes on body movement and breath synchronicity in a deeply integrated way, allowing time for attention to details. A dynamic warmup, followed by variations of sun salutations, standing postures, balancing postures, twists, forward and back-bending and inversions. Modifications are offered for all levels to help experience the feeling of having time to move. Finishing with deep relaxation, leaving one feeling refreshed. Open to all levels.
WHEN: Tuesdays 19:15-20:30, Thursdays 10:00-11:30
This is an invitation for you to practice your awareness! Mindfulness is an experience based approach that allows us to explore ourselves and develop our resources in life. Being present is nothing new for us to learn but rather an existing capacity that we can develop. In these sessions we explore our consciousness with help of the nine attitudes of mindfulness - one attitude per week.
Each class starts with a 5 minute introduction followed by 35 minutes of meditation.
This is an opportunity to land inside yourself and take a break. The classes are led by certified instructors from Mindfulnessgruppen.
WHEN: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15-12:55, Wednesdays 19:00-19:40
There is a certain something letting yourself go, dropping the persona, dropping the performance, dropping the preference, dropping it all. No expectations, no right or wrong, just the joy of moving your body to wild and enchanting music. Then relax into the pulsation and aliveness of your body in the ambience of soothing sounds. This is a moving meditation with loud music!
WHEN: Wednesdays 12:00-13:00, One Saturday a month 17:00-18:15
Flow Yoga emphasizes synchronicity of body movement with breath awareness. Flow Yoga is a fun and creative strength-based practice beginning with an easy warm up, followed by sun salutations, and a series of postures including balances, twists, forward bends and inversions, designed to work the body to the core, helping to loosen the joints, and get the blood flowing. There will always be modifications, so you can work at the level best suited to you for a joyful stimulating experience.
WHEN: Mondays 17:30-18:30, Tuesdays 10:00-11:15 & 17:15-18:45, Wednesday 17:45-18:45, Thursdays 12:00-13:00
Strong Flow Yoga is for you who like a challenge and to practice a yoga where you feel you’ve worked out! Burn out the impurities trapped in the physical body through a strong flowing yoga posture practice, followed by pranayama and meditation to help calm the nervous system and still the mind. Expect an upbeat and funky yoga journey with a choreographed posture sequence comprising Progressive Sun Salutations, Standing posture sequences, Balancing series (incl arm balancing), Twisting, Back-bending, Forward bending and Inversions. Open to all levels especially for those wanting a challenge!
WHEN: Mondays 12:00-13:00 & 18:45-20:15, Tuesdays 12:00-13:00 & 19:00-20:30, Wednesdays 17:30-19:00, Thursdays 18:45-20:00, Fridays 12:00-13:00, Saturdays 13:00-14:30
Chakra Dance Meditation is an exploration into the world of the seven chakras through dance, movement and meditation.
Each time we start with a guided inquiry, followed by a exercise that will activate the chakra increasing your sensitivity and awareness of that specific region. Then music will be played inviting you to explore and embody the chakra. Musical waves will accompany a winding down period, a time for reflection, integration and resourcing.
There are 4 stages in this meditation 1) Inquiry 2) Chaktivation 3) Exploration 4) Resourcing
WHEN: Sundays 14:30-16:00
HOW MUCH: Anytime Membership / 10 Times Card
Technolini Meditation is the “twin meditation” to Kundalini Meditation. It has the same structure but this version has a different soundtrack. The meditation is best done at sunset or in the late afternoon. This “active meditation” integrates physical methods for stress release with mindfulness and reflection. Technolini Meditation uses gentle shaking, moving and dancing to unblock your energy and deeply relax your body. Effortlessly, you may then enter a phase of silence, rest and deep meditation. A great way to wash away the stress of the day.
The meditation lasts one hour and has four stages: 1) Shaking 2) Dancing 3) Stillness 4) Relaxation
WHEN: Fridays 17:30-18:30
Kundalini Meditation is the “sister meditation” to Dynamic Meditation and is best done at sunset or in the late afternoon. This “active meditation” integrates physical methods for stress release with mindfulness and reflection. Kundalini Meditation uses gentle shaking, moving and dancing to unblock your energy and deeply relax your body. Effortlessly, you may then enter a phase of silence, rest and deep meditation. It is a great way to wash away the stress of the day.
The meditation lasts one hour and has four stages: 1) Shaking 2) Dancing 3) Stillness 4) Relaxation
WHEN: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 17:30-18:30
Kundalini Yoga uses a specific series of yoga postures (asana), breathing (pranayama), chanting of mantra and meditation techniques to bring about a relaxed state of mind, to re-connect with the body and to re-align with life's natural rhythm. The practice helps to develop strength, a healthier body, a more balanced glandular system and an overall lightness of being. Each class begins with a period of tuning in and is followed by a warm-up to bring vitality to the spine. The main work of the class is called a kriya, which is a prescribed sequence of poses that focus on a specific area of the body. Each posture series is practiced in conjunction with a specific breath that intensifies the effects of the poses with the purpose of freeing energy in the lower body and allowing it to move upwards. The class ends with a meditation, often with a special focus, and a closing mantra.
WHEN: Tuesdays 8:30-10:00, Wednesdays 19:15-20:30, Thursdays 17:00-18:30
This active meditation uses deep, rapid breathing and body movement to open and bring awareness, vitality and silence to each of the seven chakras and into your life.
Music and bells support the process and signal the beginning of each stage. The Osho Chakra Breathing Meditation music, indicates and energetically supports the different stages.
This is a one hour meditation in 2-stages: 1) Energetic breathing through the chakras 2) Silent meditation
WHEN: Sundays 13:00-14:00
Meeting yourself where you are. The classes are adapted to the needs of the group on the day, through contemplation, chanting, pranayama and breath centered practice that combines functional mobility, integrated stability and sound alignment of the body. Therapeutic Yoga connects to the meditative side of yoga and the teaching of yoga philosophy as guidelines for living. Open to anyone and everyone.
WHEN: Mondays 10:00-11:30, Fridays 10:00-11:30
These classes vitalize the body by increasing circulation to the organs and calming the nervous system. Combining restorative yoga postures with yin-yoga style long-held floor poses, soft instructions, props and hands on assistance, helps to open the body and to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation.
Relax Yoga classes are an excellent way to balance out the stress of modern life. Open to all levels and great for those wishing to de-stress!
The class comprises four stages: 1) Attunement 2) Yoga posture sequence 3) Deep relaxation 4) Closing meditation
WHEN: Mondays 11:45-12:45 & 19:00-20:30, Tuesdays 17:30-18:45, Wednesday 16:00-17:30, Thursdays 11:45-12:45, Saturdays 15:30-16:30, Sundays 10:00-11:30
Yoga Basics uses postures (asanas) in combination with the breath to develop flexibility in the body, awareness in the mind and healthy regulation of the nervous system. Yoga Basics encourages proper alignment of the body and brings balance, strength, and calmness to the being.
Each class will focus on a different anatomical posture grouping and the class is structured in four sections: 1) Anatomical focus 2) Yoga postures 3) Pranayama 4) Relaxation
WHEN: Mondays 17:15-18:30, Tuesdays 11:45-12:45
“Meditation is an adventure, the greatest adventure the human mind can undertake. Meditation is just to be, not doing anything, no action, no thought, no emotion. You just are and it is a sheer delight. From where does this delight come when you are not doing anything? It comes from nowhere, or it comes from everywhere. It is uncaused, because existence is made of the stuff called joy!” OSHO
Monday evenings, Urban OM will offer its members the opportunity to try different meditations outside our ordinary meditation schedule, as a means for everyone to experiment, experience and discover the wonder of meditation.
We aim at offering a varied mediation assortment. Many of the mediations were created by OSHO, and others were developed based on ancient techniques rooted in Vedic, Yogic, Sufi or Tibetan traditions.
As Monday is named after the Moon, we consulted the astrological Moon and selected a meditation inspired by the energetic mood of the day. Each week the selected meditation will be displayed on the schedule.
WHEN: Mondays 18:00-19:00
Classical yoga is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. Hatha Yoga, which literally means “union through discipline of force”, is a school of Yoga that stresses mastery of the body as a way of attaining a state of spiritual perfection in which the mind is withdrawn from external objects
Classical hatha is relatively gentle, slow and great for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold poses longer. Hatha Yoga has grown in popularity in the West as a form of exercise that develops strength, flexibility, bodily relaxation, and mental concentration.
WHEN: Mondays and Thursdays 7:00-8:00