Daily Yoga Classes and Detox Chiang Mai
“There is no competition for your own best path. There is only you, getting in or out of the way of your greatness”
Daily Yoga Schedule at Blue Garden Yoga Chiang Mai
|Morning Yoga||09.00 – 10.00||09.00 – 10.00||10.00 – 11.00|
|Private Yoga||on request||on request||on request|
|Evening Yoga||19.00 – 20.00||–||–|
Free use of yoga mat, doors open 20 minutes before the lesson
For more information about our lessons, detox, private yoga, body awareness sessions click one of the boxes
Description Yoga lesson
Playing your edge
Each sessions has its own theme (see our schedule), In classes with me, you’ll learn how to break the habit of moving only from the outer body and loading layers of tension onto yourself. You will discover how to use your Deep Core Lines along the skeleton to make quick gains in true power, making all your poses more possible as you keep your body healthy for years of yoga to come.
09.00–10.00 Vinyasa Yoga(Mon. – Sat.)
Our morning sessions are a bit stronger with energizing sequences. Be prepared to move, to build up heat, to sweat and to receive a good workout. Our morning sessions can include inner core work, breathing, sun salutations, strength and creative flows.
19.00–20.00 Night Yoga (Mon. – Thu.)
At night, after sun set, the energy at our garden studio is the most peaceful. Just being there after an active (or a passive) day you will feel your energy changing. Night Yoga sessions will in general be a
softer flow, we will do slower stretching, more time to go deeper into poses. A great way to ease your body and mind and chill into the night.
19.00 – 20.00 Friday night Yin Based Yoga :
At the end of the week we will treat you with a Yin Yoga based session. In this session we will hold our poses much longer. This will allow you to connect to much deeper layers and levels of your body and your mind
Sundays Flow; 10.00 – 11.00:
Great way to start your Sunday with a energizing Sunday flow
Tailor made to your needs
A private Yoga session at Blue Garden Yoga Chiang Mai is a great way to improve your Yoga practice (or to start it) by working 1 on 1 with an experienced yoga teacher. This session is completely designed according to your needs; the areas you want to work on. It is also possible to target problem area (back pain, shoulders, hips et,c) in this session and to find out which poses will be the most beneficial. In this session I also will share tricks and tips how to improve your yoga practice.
Private Yoga in Chiang Mai
Duration: 1 hour
Price: 600 Baht
Body Awareness Session
Aligning yourself with your body
This session is a combination between a Advanced Thai Massage, mediation and a private yoga session to give you more awareness and insights about the functioning of your body, to help you with injuries. At the end you will have more understanding of your body and a set of stretches how to target your problem areas.
In this session we start with a 2 hours full body massage. During this massage your body will be opened and at the same time you will become more aware what the problem areas of your body are. After this massage we will take a short break and then continue with a tailor made private yoga session of 1 hour. In this private yoga session most of the attention will be given how to open the problem areas of your body. At the end of the session you will have a tailor made yoga program
Body Awareness Session
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 1.400 Baht
3 days Detox
Green smoothies, Yoga, Infra red sauna, Abdominal massage and more
Under the expert guidance of Bow you can recharge and revitalize yourself with our 3 days detox program at Blue Garden Yoga Chiang Mai. During this program you will also have time to do some sightseeing in Chiang Mai.
With our 3 days detox program you will give your body and mind a break of your usual life style. You will not be eating solid food for 3 days, but instead you will drink green smoothies loaded with good stuff (spirulina, chia seeds, sesame), special prepared drinks, practicing yoga and receiving massages. As a result your body will be cleansed, toxins from your blood will be eliminated you will boost your immune system and you will feel more healthy and stronger. New in our detox program is the special infrared sauna.
Our detox program
• Not eating solid food for three days
• 3 times a day a green smoothie loaded with spirulina, gojiberrry, sesame, etc
• 2 times a day yoga
• Special prepared wheat-grass water. Up to 2 liters equals 40 shots of wheat grass
• Special cupping massage to promote detoxing
• Infrared sauna after the night Yoga
• Our famous abdominal massage
|3 days Detox||1 pers.||2 pers.|
|Without accommodation||5.500 Baht||10.100 Baht|
Accommodation is not included, but we can assist you in finding the right accommodation. There is a wide variety of hotels and guesthouses close by. Let us know what you are looking for and we can guide you according to your needs. Popular stays close to us are:
Smile guesthouse (they have swimming pool)
Maison La Verte
1 day detox with Bow
Personal thoughts about Yoga
The last years Yoga is getting ever more popular, and these days Yoga comes in many forms and shapes, from gentle stretching to a vigorous workout in a heated room. In my opinion it does not really matter which form you are practicing.
For me the practice of yoga means helping me to feel well and happy, not only during a session, but also afterwards. On the most superficial level it is helping my body, getting more flexible, creating more stamina, building strength, healing my body, understanding my body better, what it can and cannot do. Basically make me feel at ease and comfortable with my body. Also accepting my body in whatever it has to offer me at any moment of time, but at the same time allowing me to change my body. Maybe the right word to use here is increasing my body awareness.
This is very closely linked to awareness and mindfulness. Yoga helps me to train those. Knowing and understanding my body, mind, emotions, breathing and getting more intimately attuned with them is allowing me to be more in tune with the moment. Being more relaxed or at ease in the moment brings me closer to my own nature, which is one of basic goodness, and trusting our nature.
These days more attention is focused on the outside then on the inside. Also in our yoga practice it is some times so easy to get carried away by difficult poses, or gaining flexibility, that we forget to focus inward during the practice and start focus on other (maybe more flexible) people, or start comparing progress with our last session. If our yoga practice is like that our practice becomes a mere physical exercise and we are losing the real sense of practice. This is not only to create a healthier body, but also a happier mind.
Most important in whatever yoga you practice is that it feels good for both body and mind, be compassionate to yourself and that you are having fun while doing it.
Some words of advice
Having practicing Yoga for over 20 years now and teaching yoga in Chiang Mai for 10 years. I know how hard it can be to keep a steady practice. I also had periods that I went astray and did not practice, but I always seem to find my way back. Sometimes it feels so much easier to go for an instant gratification after a long day, turning on the TV, grabbing a chocolate bar and lie on the couch, but there will always be a sense of dissatisfaction in there. Just remember how you feel after a session of Yoga and the long term benefits for both body and mind.
If you have problems doing your own practice, it may be helpful to follow classes on a regular basis and maybe sometimes visit a new Chiang Mai yoga studio or a different teacher. When you are practicing by your self remember that habit is creating a habit. Have a routine, a set time and place and do not make sessions to long, you might feel discouraged when you know that you have to do a long session.
Background of Yoga
Often associated with Hinduism, yoga actually is older. It is the oldest physical form of exercise;traced back to about 3000 B.C. The original purpose of the postures and breathing exercises was to bring stability and relaxation so practitioners could prepare for the rigors of meditation, sitting still and alert for long periods of time.
The word yoga has its roots in the Sanskrit language and means to merge, join or unite. Yoga is a form of exercise based on the belief that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind. By controlling the breath and holding the body in steady poses, or asanas, yoga creates harmony. Yoga is a means of balancing and harmonizing the body, mind and emotions and is a tool that allows us to withdraw from the chaos of the world and find a quiet space within. To achieve this, yoga uses movement, breath, posture, relaxation and meditation in order to establish a healthy, vibrant and balanced approach to living.
Yoga is one of the original concepts which today would be labeled as holistic. That means that the body is related to the breath; both are related to the brain; in turn this links with the mind, which is a part of consciousness.
The secret of yoga practice lies in a simple but important word: balance. In every area of our life, yoga represents balanced moderation.