Hello! Thank you for visiting my website. I am Sergio Iglesias, I'm a certified Yoga teacher (RYT500) and I teach Dynamic Yoga which I study with the originator of the Dynamic Yoga training method, Godfrey Devereux.
The lessons are based on dynamic elements (Vinyasa) with more than the 70% of the class being movement that help refine our body and mind sensibilities while, as a kind of side effect, the body gets stronger and fitter, and the mind gets calmer.
All levels are welcome, even if you never practiced yoga you will certainly feel comfortable. Teaching is always based in the Vinyasa krama principle: gradually going from the easier to the more difficult, from the less intense to the more intense, from the less challenging to the more challenging. Never doing more than one can do at the particular moment.
"No one is invited, everyone is welcome" Ramesh Balsekar
One Sunday afternoon each month, during four hours, from 14:30 to 18:30 we will explore and enquire into some of the different aspects of yoga posture practice.
Workshops are open to all interested regardless of their practice level, no need to have any previous yoga experience. All levels are welcome!
Dynamic Yoga (the Training Method developed by Godfrey Devereux) uses rhythmic repeated movements to prepare the body for genuine stillness in classical yoga postures. It is a complete methodology of somatic self enquiry that comprehensively recalibrates body and mind, action and perception.
More about dynamic yoga www.dynamicyoga.com , more info about the teacher www.yogabasilea.ch
Integrity in yoga posture practice
How many times do we feel separate from the other and from all what surrounds us? How many times do we perceive our body as a sum of separate and unconnected parts? How many times do we feel we are alone and our problems are exclusive to us?
All this idea of separateness comes mainly from the normally very useful ability of our mind to recognise, to distinguish and to tell things apart.
Of course it is useful to distinguish between your shoes and mine, your house and mine, food and poison... but this very ability is the one that give us the false impression of separateness, of opposition: good vs. bad, nice vs. ugly, right vs. wrong, etc.
Through somatic self enquiry, through a simple flow of movements we'll explore the way to integration, to recognise that our bodymind is the closest expression of oneness that we have, and through our body, integrating its activities, we can extend this feeling of integrity to all that surrounds us and to everyone.
Intelligence in yoga posture practice
Intelligence is what we most deeply are. Through yoga posture practice. when approached as somatic self enquiry. we can experience the grounding of the intelligence of the mind into it's source, the intelligence of consciousness what it only can do through the intelligence of the body.
The intelligence of the mind often assumes tasks and responsibilities that are not its own, taking over and ignoring the intelligence of the body. This is the source of most of our problems, false assumptions and wishful thinking.
In this workshop, through a gentle yoga posture practice, the relationship between the intelligence of body, mind and the origin of both; the intelligence of consciousness, will be explored. An exploration that will take place as an enquiry.
Enquiring into our own nature to perhaps understand the nature of life,
Simplicity of yoga posture practice
Often yoga is presented as a very complex method only accessible to few chosen and exclusively dedicated people. With special physical abilities, flexibility and strength. This is the reason for many to feel yoga is not for them.
When yoga is approached as somatic self enquiry its simplicity becomes more and more evident. Through a simple and very accessible flow of movements we can integrate and awaken the intelligence that we most deeply are.
No need to do complicated postures to attain a special state of consciousness. In fact, being honest, yoga conducted as somatic self enquiry could be approached through only one posture or movement repetition (ullola), but some variety for the mind can sometimes be useful too!
Meditation in movement
It is mostly assumed that in order to meditate we have to sit still. A meditative state can be also accessed through movement, provided the practice is conducted as somatic self enquiry.
This workshop will consist of a long yoga posture practice session composed of at least 80% of movement within which through integrating and sensitizing, the intelligence of the mind can finally rely on the intelligence of the body, feel safe, trust and relax, and eventually enjoy what is actually happening in and as our body.
After a moment of relax, a short sitting meditation will follow and a brief talk will conclude.
When: See above for the specific dates for each workshop. All workshops begin at 14:30 and end at 18:30
Where: Byoga Basel, Hutgasse 1, 5. OG. Basel
How much: Price for one workshop is 50 CHF – Since the workshops follow a gradual structure and correlate, you can attend the four workshops for 180 CHF
What to bring: All necessary items are at the studio, you can bring your own mat if you wish. We do not normally use props.
Come enjoy the gentle flow!
A minimum of 4 inscriptions is required for each workshop to take place. Places limited!
Inscription & infos:
19:15 to 20:45 at Langer Saal Unternehmen Mitte, Basel
An hour and a half dynamic yoga lesson where we have time to do a full dynamic sequence plus a long relax and even, if there's time, a short guided meditation!
Regularity will be rewarded with special prices!
Lunchtime Dynamic Yoga: 12:15 to 13:15 at Byoga Basel
Do you like to practice yoga during your lunchtime break? It will refresh your mind for the rest of the day.
Please visit Byoga's website for more information!
Single class: 30.- Sfr.
One Month (4 or 5 lessons) 100.- Sfr
Abo 10 Lessons
250.- Sfr. (Valid for 3 Months)
280.- Sfr (Valid for 4 Months)
Newcomer Pack (4 lessons - Valid 2 Months) 80.-Sfr
I will as well give individual lessons if you wish it
Please Contact me about pricing information..
Classes in German, English, French and Spanish possible.
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and began my yoga journey at the very young age of 10, my mother was taking yoga lessons and she had the wonderful idea to bring me along. That was a big change to my life! I attended these lessons until I was about 16, it helped me a lot througout my studies, it gave me concentration, resistence, strengh and flexibility.
Yoga is, since then, a part of my everyday life
Later I pursued a career in contemporary dance, being a professional dancer for more than 15 years. I worked at the Contemporary Ballet at the San Martin theater in Buenos Aires, and at Vertical Danse in Geneva among other smaller dance companies. My regular yoga practice during the very challenging dance period was crucial for avoiding injuries, as I like to say: it saved my joints!
During the last years of my dance career I studied music, solo singing, specialised in early music and became a professional singer. Yoga also was present helping me find the relation between all body parts working simultaneoulsy, and keeping the flexibility at all times, this gave me a better understanding of my instrument, my body! I work as a singer mainly with my Ensemble Troparion.
My first yoga teaching education came also at this time, having the opportunity to meet wonderful and generous teachers during my journey. I'm now a certified yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance RYT 500) and also a dynamic yoga teacher. I constanty visit courses to broaden my teaching spectrum.
I live in Basel, Switzerland. I teach at the Unternehmen Mitte (Gerbergasse 30, Basel) and at Byoga (Hutgasse 1, 5 OG, Basel)
You are your own last teacher. Your exterior teacher is but an external sign. Only the interior teacher will be with you until the end of the road.—Nisargadatta
If you have any questions about my work or about the classes, don't hesitate to get in touch with me!
Phone: 061 321 9770
Email: sergio [@] yogabasilea.ch