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THE YOGA WALL GAZETTE

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE YOGA WALL AND MORE

Kedric Wolfe

Renowned yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar introduced props to his yoga students because he understood that when you struggle to achieve proper physical alignment, your mind is less able to relax. The use of props is now ubiquitous in yoga studios of all styles. Yoga Wall Prop As well as being a dedicated wall space, the Yoga Wall is primarily made up of a system of Wall Belts that slide into Wall Plates set at different heights. The Wall Belts can be adjusted to various lengths and lock into the Wall Plates at the height required by the pose. On Alignment People tend to stretch from their more flexible areas and rely on their better-developed muscles for strength, thus reinforcing postural habits. At-

Photo by Bc. Günther Kubiza, www.kubiza.at

The Yoga Wall is a great prop to teach proper alignment and as such have access to parts of body and mind difficult to achieve otherwise. It helps to practice with ease and stability, which will allow the mind to relax and to be more open to receive the benefits of yoga.

The Great Yoga Wall City Yoga, Graz

A highly versatile prop that can be integrated in every existing type of yoga tention to proper alignment encourages weak parts to strengthen and stiff areas to release, thus awakening and realigning the whole body. An added benefit of an emphasis on correct anatomical alignment can be the diminishing of aches and pains and improved posture. As the body moves into better alignment, less muscular effort is required and relaxation naturally increases. Proper physical

alignment is thus key to allow for symmetry, balance and proper flow of energy throughout the body. Awareness, Stability, Tranquility The highly versatile Yoga Wall system is a great prop to teach alignment and reap its benefits. It helps understand the correct ‘action’ of an asana. Rather than simply forming

Kedric Wolfe The principle behind the Yoga Wall has been around for decades, originally designed by BKS Iyengar in the form of ropes attached to wall hooks to assist students in various yoga asanas. The Great Yoga Wall™ is a newer version of this wall with a system of adjustable straps and more comfortable pelvic swings to accommodate every height and body type. It was

Parivrtta Trikonasana

Trikonasana

It also helps create stability and tranquility in a pose. Because our minds are typically undisciplined,

constantly roaming and easily distracted, achieving this stability in a pose has a profound impact on steadying the nervous system and the breath. This mind body connection is one of the most important benefits of a Yoga Wall practice. And this practice can be integrated in every type of yoga.

My first encounter with the Yoga Wall

designed by Kedric Wolfe in the early ‘80’s. How did you invent the Great Yoga Wall? Kedric Wolfe: ‘I kicked up into the handstand against a traditonal rope wall with eye bolts with a rope attached to it. And I hit an ankle bone on an eye bolt . At that very moment I

the shape of the pose with the body, the practitioner is made more aware of how it should really feel – how to move the skeleton to achieve proper alignment and how to activate and release particular joints and muscles by making adjustments to the body.

Virabhadrasana III

invented what we call The Great Yoga Wall. A system that is there when you want it and not there when you don’t. That’s how that happened to be. An accident with some very positive consequences.’

Parivrtta Ardha Uttanasana

‘After several years of Pilates and Vinyasa yoga I immersed into Ashtanga Yoga 2,5 years ago. A system I deeply appreciate and enjoy because of the emphasis on harmonizing breath and movement, which creates this steady flow that draws you deeper inwards. I also like the fact that you don’t use any props that interrupt this flow. Reluctant, but yet curious I tried the Yoga Wall. I was highly surprised with the feeling of decompression. No breath, no flow but instead a huge relieve

in spine, hips and shoulders. But what struck me most was the possibility to stretch muscles groups that are so hard to stretch. With help of the Yoga Wall and the teacher I was able to stretch my pectoral muscles that have become so tight of all the Chaturangas. Would it replace my practice? Not really. But boy would I love to have this Yoga Wall at home as a completion to my practice.’ Astrid van Drie

freelance copywriter and yoga teacher


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The Yoga Wall is an amazing system that can promote spinal health through stretching, balancing, and strengthening.

Spinal Rejuvenation Series

A special sequencing, which is taught by Purna Yoga™ cofounder and Yoga Master Aadil Palkhivala, incorporates flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation, all while the spine is in traction. Using the Yoga Wall, the practice is designed to traction the spinal column and lengthen the muscles along the torso in gravity assisted positions. Daily living, stress and gravity all damage our spine. A healthy spine affects the way you feel as well as the way you think, move, and handle stress. A healthy spine promotes a healthy nervous system. Since the spinal column is the key to the body’s well being, increasing the spine’s range of motion is the place to start. Through a series of forward bends, twists, lateral stretching and inversions, we use the Yoga Wall to bring

rejuvenation to the spine. The aging process of the spine is actually reversed. Then life can flow more easily through the spine and into the limbs.  A brief description The series of poses creates space between the vertebrae for the discs to remain supple, get hydrated and/or heal, by engaging in all the major movements of the spine. It begins with feet on the wall, lower than hips, hanging over the pelvic swing, so the spine decompresses with gravity’s help. Once the spine has had a chance to elongate, with spaces between the vertebra increasing, twists are engaged. Twists are deep, penetrating the organ system, helping to flush out toxins and bring nourishing blood and energy back into them.  Deep twists enhance the circulation of cerebral spinal fluid, a boon to the nervous system.  The discs between the vertebrae, your

WallPilates® WallPilates® is a training method that combines the accuracy of Pilates and aerobic training. WallPilates® strengthens your core muscles and gives you a whole body workout at the same time. The Yoga Wall equipment (panels with Wall Plates, the Wall Belts and the Stretch Bands) makes this new training method possible. Experience belt jumps, horizontal squats and a lot more. WallPilates® is developed by a former pro-athlete Hanna Saaranen who works as a Physique Coach and is the founder of InnoFit Center Helsinki. Photos by Minna Rossi

shock absorbers, which tend to deflate as we age or from injury, are deeply nourished and the suction creates moisture absorption. The twists create mobility and will also release the muscles along the spine making the lateral stretches that follow more effective. The twist is deepened with an assistant whose ankle becomes an anchor in the movement. Following the twist is lateral flexion of the spine. In an upright position this movement creates undue pressure on the intervertebral discs in the lumbar region. However, when the spine is ‘in traction’ during the Spinal Rejuvenation Series, the lateral movement increases overall spinal mobility and aids the re-hydration of the discs. Assistance can make these stretches even more profound. Next, a backbend will extend the spine and open the chest to increase ribcage expansion in breathing and release tension in the psoas and abdominal muscles.

A forward bend at the end of the sequence will sooth the nervous system. The forward bend in traction reduces the normal risks to the front of the lumbar discs because of the space created by being upside down. Effects The entire Spinal Rejuvenation Series creates deep awareness in the trunk of the body, so posture is improved greatly over time, as is organ function; over time, many ‘back problems’ resolve. In the case of persistent spinal irregularities (scoliosis, or from injury), the series can reverse the severity of the condition, relieve chronic pain, and possibly allow for full recovery. Aadil Palkhivala’s experience indicates that practicing the Spinal Rejuvenation Series 2-3 times per week will stop the aging of the spine. And 5 times per week will reverse the aging of the spine.


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How to install your Yoga Wall Panel in

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Choose a sturdy, free wall. Measure where you’ll put the ‘2x4’s’.

Bolt the ‘2x4’s’ horizontally onto the wall.

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Screw the Yoga Wall Panel into the ‘2x4’s’ (the predrilled, countersunk holes in the Yoga Wall Panel make this very easy to do).

Insert Yoga Wall Belts, attach Yoga Wall Pelvic Swing and you’re set…

A highly versatile yoga prop,

with a multitude of uses – in a multitude of poses! YOGA WALL PANELS Beautifully crafted, ready to install Yoga Wall with 6, 9, 10 or 15 flush mounted patented Wall Plates. Made from hardwood plywood with FSC certified veneer. Finished with two coats of durable, skin friendly and sweat resistant varnish. The Yoga Wall Panels can be used as a standalone Yoga Wall or can be installed end to end to make a continuous Yoga Wall as long as you like. Each Standard Yoga Wall Panel with 6 or 10 Wall Plates is for 1 station or enough for one person. Each Standard Yoga Wall Panel with 9 or 15 Wall Plates is for 1 and 1/2 stations. Two such Yoga Wall Panels will provide you with 3 stations or a Yoga Wall for 3 people. Check ‘Plan your Wall’ on www.yogawall.eu to determine how much Yoga Wall Panels and Yoga Wall Items you will need based on the total length of Yoga Wall you wish to install. WALL PLATES The Wall Plate is the foundation of our patented Yoga Wall system. It is a spring loaded socket that receives the ball of the other components. The plates are superbly crafted to mount flush into a sheet of veneer plywood. The more plates in your wall, the more places you have to put Wall Belts and the greater variety of yoga postures you can do. YOGA WALL BELTS Wall Belt made of brown cotton-covered nylon webbing (or of green nylon webbing). Made with a brass ball and our own custom stainless steel hook and buckle. The belts have a tested breaking strength of 680 kg. They are 4 cm wide and 335 cm long. Our patent-pending quick adjust / release buckle gives you a greater variety of postures and adjustments to choose. from. Two belts are needed for each person. YOGA WALL PELVIC SWING The Yoga Wall Pelvic Swing attaches directly to your Yoga Wall Belts in just seconds with our innovative hook. The Pelvic Swing is adjustable so you can do a large variety of yoga postures. STRETCH BANDS SET Our stretch bands have a cloth sleeve around the band for safety and have a carabiner hook on each end. On one end we attach a Wall Rope Hook so we can attach the band to the Yoga Wall. On the other end we can attach our Band Handle or Foot Strap. We have four levels of resistance. With all four levels of bands attached to a Wall Rope Hook you can quickly change your resistance level or type of exercises.

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You can hold Yoga poses longer.

It will help you improve your flexibility.

Progress faster in your learning of Yoga.

Become strong & reliable.

Great for therapeutic Yoga.

Easy to use.

Safe & Fun.

AT HOME & FOR TRAVEL: REGULAR WALL PELVIC SWING The Regular Wall Pelvic Swing with Over the Door Hangers is used without the Yoga Wall. Adjustable, one size fits most applications. Great for back traction and back pain relief. Easy to install. You can also hang it from a wall or a ceiling. The Regular Wall Pelvic Swing clips into two eye bolts that you can purchase at your local hardware store.


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Large Wall Bar

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Basic Yoga Wall Practice Package One Person

HeavyDuty Yoga Belt 501 (6 feet)

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Wall Belt Green 402/G

Lumbar Traction Belt 408

Full Option Small Wall Bar Yoga Wall Practice Package One Person

Heavy Duty Yoga Belt 502 (8 feet)

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Full Option Large Wall Bar Practice Package One Person

Heavy Duty Yoga Belt 503 (10 feet)

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YW Pelvic Swing 404

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Double Buckle Wall Belt

Therapy Yoga Wall Package

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Studio’s with a Yoga Wall throughout Europe The Great Yoga Wall Europe

AUSTRIA - Graz -

‘Over the past 15 years I have experienced - and

City Yoga Offers specific ‘Yoga Wall’ classes

taught classes using - many various types of yoga

Maria Sintschnig

rope walls, and I can confidently state that the Great

www.cityyoga.at

Yoga Wall is the best Yoga Wall on the market when it comes to ease of use, adaptability, range of pos-

BELGIUM - Brussels -

The Great Yoga Wall Europe Yoga Wall Classes, Workshops, Weekend Intensives Anne Severyns & Mie Demin

www.yogawall.eu

sibilities and - at least in my opinion - look and feel. Purna Yoga Helsinki

Especially in my work with people with specific

‘The Great Yoga Wall is an invaluable tool both in my teaching and in my own practice. It is so diverse!

problems and injuries, the Great Yoga Wall shows

You can use it to strengthen or to lengthen. It can help you with balance in standing poses, with maintaining

its real potential as a great healing tool. Before I

space in the spine while doing inversions, twists, back bends and forward bends. Using the wall you can

installed the Yoga Wall in my studio I had never

release your back in ways that are very difficult to do in other ways. It also gives you the benefits of doing

enjoyed working at the ropes as much as I do now,

inversions without needing the strength to hold for longer times. It looks good, is easy to use AND it is

and it is a joy to constantly discover new variations

fun to play with!’ - Tove Palmgren

of poses and applications using the Great Yoga

FINLAND

Wall.’ - Alexander Fraim

- Helsinki -

Purna Yoga Helsinki Tove Palmgren

www.purnayoga.fi InnoFit Center WallPilates® Classes Hanna Saaranen

www.innofit.fi Studio Yin Yoga & Pilates Tero Salonen

www.studioyin.fi

‘I am very happy to have the Yoga Wall in my home

- Loviisa -

studio. It looks elegant and is easy to use. I also use it

Villa Mandala, Wellness Retreat

for my personal practice. The Yoga Wall aids work on

Mikko Harma

on gravity is a lot of fun, too!’ - Sonja Eigenbrod

www.villamandala.fi

Yoga Institut Schwarzwald

Yoga Raum

MBODY

my alignment like a ‘hands-on’ teacher and surfing

FRANCE - Paris -

Hidden Hotel Individual Yoga sessions for hotel guests in the ‘Yoga Wall Suite’ Alinde Bittner

www.hidden-hotel.com Photo by Ilkka Lukka

- Woignarue (Hautebut), Bay of the Somme -

Hidden Country Rural holiday residence with fully equipped yoga studio. Ideal for yoga retreats. Peter Foubert Photo by Mikko Harma

http://hiddencountry.eu

GERMANY - Berlin -

MBODY mindful Bodywork Yoga Individual Yoga sessions and Yoga Therapeutics under the motto ‘ embody your spirit ~ mind your body’

Studio Yin

‘When choosing equipment for our new WallPilates® studio, durability, usability and versatility were the key factors. The Great Yoga Wall has delivered on all these promises and more. As a supplier they have been professional and extremely friendly.’ - Hanna Saaranen

Villa Mandala

Sonja Eigenbrod

www.mbody.de

- Rosenheim -

YogaZentrum Rosenheim, Miryam Dahmen

www.yoga-zentrum-rosenheim.de

- Waldkirch -

Yoga Institut Schwarzwald Iyengar Yoga Studio. Classes, private lessons & workshops Alexander Fraim

www.alexyoga.de

SWITZERLAND - Muensingen Yoga Raum

Christine Ramseier

chriram@email.ch

City Yoga

Photo by Minna Rossi

Photo by Bc. Gunther Kubiza, www.kubiza.at

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Yoga Wall Manual A Preview Basic guidelines for using the Great Yoga Wall The Great Yoga Wall is constructed using a ball and socket system for hanging the Wall Belts, Stretch Bands and Wall Bars. 1. To insert a Wall Belt or Stretch Band: place the ball in the socket, push in gently and lower the ball into place. To remove, push in gently and lift the ball up and out of the socket. 2. To insert the Wall Bar: place both of the ball ends into the sockets at the same time. Remember, push-in gently before lowering or lifting. 3. To change the length of the Wall Belt, lift the curved end of the buckle away from the strap, lengthen or shorten to desired length and then lower the curved end of the buckle to secure the strap in place. Important: Make sure the ball is lowered completely into the socket before you apply body weight to any of the apparatus. Adho Mukha ShvAnAsana (Downward Facing Dog) The Wall Belt stabilizes the pelvis while the heels are placed up the wall. This allows for full extension of the spine and unlocks muscular tension

surgery, neck problems (not specifically contraindicated for this pose but without guidance of a teacher best avoided), high blood pressure, heart conditions, hiatal hernia, acid reflux, menstrual period, pregnancy in all trimesters, low-back spasm Apparatus/position: two Wall Belts in top plates with Pelvic Swing. Position the Wall Belts so the Pelvic Swing is at the bottom of the knee cap in height. Final position may vary

from the back, shoulder and neck. The Wall Belt encourages the pelvis to tilt upwards, which allows the sit bones to open and, in turn, deepens the hamstring stretch. A steady, powerful and exhilarating pose that strengthens the cardiovascular system and quietens the mind. Benefits: gives the body a break from the effects of gravity, stretches the muscles of the back, nourishes all five major body systems (digestive, endocrine, respiratory, immune and circulatory), promotes healing in the organic body, benefits lungs and brain Contraindications: epilepsy or recent stroke, glaucoma and eye problems (any condition related to pressure in the eyes or head including recent eye

Moving into the pose: 1. Back to the wall, stand between the Wall Belts with the Pelvic Swing against the hip crease. Walk away from wall until there is tension in the Wall Belts. 2. As you exhale, tilt the pelvis forward. Keeping tension in the ropes continue to bring the hands toward the ground as you simultaneously step the feet back. Keep tension in the Wall Belts at all times to keep the Pelvic Swing from slipping into the wrong position (i.e. trust the Wall Belts to support your full body weight). 3. Position the feet with the heels up the wall but the toe mounds on the ground, hip distance apart and centred in relation to the Wall Belts. 4. Exhaling, walk the hands away from the wall as far as possible. 5. Straighten the legs, make the knees

firm. Press the heels of the hands into the floor, stretch the fingers. Raise the shoulders and move the shoulder blades in and up. Hold 9-36 breaths. 6. To come out of the pose, walk the hands and feet away from the wall keeping tension in the Wall Belts until the hands come off the ground. Take the hands to the Wall Belts on either side of the body, hold the Wall Belts and push down as you bend your knees. This action will swing your upper body into an upright position and the entire body toward the wall. Straighten the legs to come to a fully upright position with the back against the wall. Hold the Wall Belts and gaze at the ground with the eyes open until the blood pressure reregulates (i.e. no dizziness or light headedness). Focus: 1. Soften the muscles of the neck, allowing the head to hang 2. Gently pull the base of the belly toward the head. 3. As you inhale, draw breath into the base of the spine. Exhaling, release the muscles of the back from the base of the spine to the back of the head.

‘Yoga Kurunta: An exploration in the use of wall ropes for the practice of yoga asanas.’ By Chris Saudek. Evocative and energetic line drawings give guidance and inspiration. Available through www.yogawall.eu

Photos by Toon Coussement

How to hold the Yoga Wall Belts There are several ways to hold the Yoga Wall Belts. However, when you are pulling on the belt, the recommended way to hold it is with the belt wrapped around the back of your hand and through your palm. This way of holding the belt takes less strength to hold and is easier on your hands.

A la découverte du Great Yoga Wall Du jeu à la thérapie De passage à Bruxelles, nous avons suivi une séance d’initiation au Great Yoga Wall chez Anne, Mie et Philippe. Mon mari pratique le yoga et je suis masseur-kinésithérapeute à Paris. En France, le principe du Yoga Wall est très peu répandu. C’est donc avec beaucoup d’intérêt que nous le découvrons en famille. Sans être adepte du Yoga, les possibilités de postures sont variées, multiples et facilement accessibles même aux enfants. Bien guidés pour travailler dans l’efficacité, les corps se

jouent de l’espace et de la pesanteur. La large sangle assure sécurité et maintien permettant d’effectuer des positions du corps inhabituelles dans toutes les dimensions. Le grand intérêt du Yoga Wall est que, bien soutenu, le corps peut s’allonger, s’étirer, libérer les tensions, et améliorer son alignement et sa posture. Il devient un jeu sensoriel et kinesthésique chez l’enfant qui fait ‘le chien , l’avion, la chauve-souris’ en stimulant son imagination et son corps. Nos enfants ont apprécié cette approche très ludique de la pratique. Il peut aussi, dans un but thérapeutique, être un excellent complément de rééducation pour augmenter le tonus des membres inférieurs et

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du buste. Il peut en plus, ouvrir les espaces articulaires en soulageant les pressions au niveau du bassin, des épaules et de la colonne vertébrale. C’est notamment un bon moyen pour

soigner les lombalgies, les hernies discales et les scolioses. Avis aux collègues kinésithérapeutes et psychomotriciens, l’usage du Yoga Wall permet aux patients

de tout âge une façon originale de se réconcilier avec leur corps en mieux le connaissant. Brigitte Mercier, Kinésithérapeute


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The Yoga Wall Cube

CALENDAR - April 2012 -

Taking the Yoga Wall on the road Since our launch in the spring of 2012, we have been bringing the Yoga Wall to an interested audience throughout Europe. We do this by traveling to events with our ‘Yoga Wall Cube’.

NavaNadi

FIBO Essen 19 – 22 April 2012

opportunity to try out the Yoga Wall at the same moment. Upon request we can also give demonstrations around a specific theme.

- AUGUST 2012 NavaNadi Festival Belgium 24 – 26 Augustus 2012

With the ‘Yoga Wall Cube’ at their event, organizers offer their visitors a unique experience: they discover something new and have the occasion to enjoy a (brief) individual Yoga Wall session under expert guidance.

The ‘Yoga Wall Cube’ takes +/- 3 hours to put up (by us), needs a surface of +/- 36 sq. meters (6m x 6m) to function optimally and gives 6 to 7 people the

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- October 2012 -

Munich

Yoga Festival Paris 19 – 21 October 2012 London Yoga Show 26 – 28 October 2012

- january 2013 Yoga Expo Munich 19 – 21 January 2013

- APril 2013 Yoga Expo Stuttgart 11 – 14 April 2013

Paris

LIEU DU YOGA À PARIS Mur de yoga dans cocon

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iscrètement niché dans une petit e rue salles Iyengar, ce « mur de yoga » a été tranquille à deux pas de l’Eto ile, le conçu pour maintenir un nive Hidden Hotel est une agréable au de confort surprise. optimal. Les boucles à réglage Avec une façade recouverte rapide, les d’un bois poig nées , les barr es, le harnais moelleux, grisé et ses jardinières débordan t de ver- rendent l’utilisati on du mur très aisée, dure, l’hôtel donne l’impress ion que l’on modulable et offrent des centaines de posrejoint un refuge. Les matières nobles (lin, sibilités. Parmi celle s-ci : la réalisation de bois, pierre et cuir) et les tons marron et certaines postures habituelleme beige confirment cette impressio nt très exn. Dans igeantes et une tenu e longue des pauses. sa bien nommée suite n°108, le Hidden Si le Yoga Wall peut être utilisé en toute Hotel offre une belle surprise aux yogis autonomie par des pratiquants avertis : un « great yoga wall Iyengar de ». très bon niveau, mieux vaut profi ter d’une leçon privée avec un enseigna S’il ressemble à s’y méprendre nt qualifié. aux Bien sûr, le prestation n’est pas aménagements que l’on trou accesve dans les sible à tous : la suite a un coût (389€) et © santé yoga n°135 janvier 201 3

le cours particulier aussi (80€ ). Espérons que cet hôtel 4 étoiles donne l’idée à quelques salles de yoga de s’éq uiper, que tout le monde puisse profiter de ce mur véritablement renversant ! Pour l’instant, les seuls équipements accessibl es puyblic se trouvent à Bruxelles, dans une salle dédiée. L.P. Hidden Hotel ; 28, rue de l’Arc de Triomphe ; 75017 Paris. Tél . : 01 40 55 03 57. Web : www.hidden-hotel. com The Great Yoga Wall : www.yogawa ll.eu

London

Barcelona Yoga Festival 4 – 8 July 2013

Contact info@yogawall.eu if you’d like to invite the ‘Yoga Wall Cube’ to your event.

- October 2013 Yoga Festival Milano 11 – 13 October 2013

The Yoga Wall at hotels and retreats

Villa Mandala, Loviisa, Finland ‘We and our customers love the Yoga Wall. On every retreat there’s always someone who finds the Yoga Wall of invaluable help for her back-pain, stiff hamstrings or a shaky headstand. Beginner or advanced yogis, the Yoga Wall fascinates. Our yoga teacher trainees can spend hours on the Yoga Wall just experimenting the possibilities it opens for their bodies. On the other hand, for our corporate customers – who often have never tried asanas before – the Yoga Wall seems to be a great way to get easily friends with yoga. Again and again we witness, how the Yoga Wall shows that yoga can easily be about laughter, fun and lighthearted poses, too.’ - Mikko Harma

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Hidden Hotel, Paris

Hidden Country, Hautebut, France

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