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Asanas, mudras, mantras, meditations and inspiration for authenticity & being comfortable in your own skin.

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Be yourself – myth and asana for authenticity

Myth and asana to bring yourself together again

38:46

Myth and asana to bring yourself together again

As we repeatedly encounter the inevitable frustrations, loss and cultural fragmentation that trying to meet society’s expectations brings, we begin to separate from our body and deepest feelings. Often this takes place unconsciously – we can sense our disconnection but might not know exactly what is going on or what to do about it. This class aims to support you in finding all parts of your self and bringing them back together. Expect a beautiful story, poses and Pranayama to be(come) whole.

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 38:46
Style Hatha, Pranayama
Myth & Asana - Remember Who You Are

Myth and asana - Remember who you are

57:57

Myth and asana - Remember who you are

A giant mango, a restless little monkey, heartbroken parents and a giant leap: in this class you'll find out how all of these ingredients are connected. You'll also move through a heart opening, hip opening class in which you'll be invited to move past your thoughts in order to connect with your self again. By doing just that, you'll once again remember who you are on a deep level.

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Teacher Irina Verwer
Level Level 2
Duration 57:57
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Slow Flow
Know Thyself

Know thyself

31:48

Know thyself

Yoga is one of the paths you can choose from to tune in with yourself, to feel yourself and to get to know your self. In this class, Irina shares a few thoughts on the importance of knowing yourself and she’ll lead you through a delicious stretchy, slow, flowing class.

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 31:48
Style Hatha, Slow Flow
Dragons Live Here – an Adventurers Practice

Dragons live here - An adventurer's practice

53:23

Dragons live here - An adventurer's practice

A sweet, strong and gently flowing practice in which you’ll be invited to meet the dragons living within you. No need to slay them - inviting your dragons over for tea and listening to their needs is most often more helpful as it creates space and peace for the both of you.

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Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 53:23
Style Hatha, Slow Flow
Coming Home

Coming home

30:13

Coming home

We all know those days where it feels as if we only live in our head – as if our bodies are just there to transport our heads from one place to the next. This class is designed to connect your head to your body again. To arrive in your body, to come home to your breath, your body, your self. Enjoy a short meditation and some soothing poses. Welcome home!

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Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 30:13
Style Hatha, Slow Flow
Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home is where the heart is

36:14

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is. I like to believe that this sentence was never meant in a philosophical way, but always in a literal way. Our home is where our physical heart is. Why is it then that for lots of us, our body doesn’t feel like home? Why is it that we treat this home in a way we would never treat the other places we call home – the houses we live in? In this class, you'll be invited to let go of your inner critic - not by ignoring or pushing her/him/it away, but by tuning in with what your body needs. You'll be guided through some slow, restorative poses and some flowing movements that'll leave you feeling connected to your body, your home.

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 36:14
Style Hatha, Slow Flow
Show yourself - a class for tall people

Show yourself - a class for tall people

61:23

Show yourself - a class for tall people

When you're (very) tall, you might find yourself trying to shrink a bit and make yourself smaller. This happens consciously, for instance when you're in an airplane and the chair is too short for your body, or unconsciously - such as when someone exclaims 'wow, you're huge!'. Of course, it's not only tall people that try to make themselves smaller. So this class is also for you if you have a habit of not wanting to be seen completely. On a physical level, tall people tend to have tight shoulders and lower and upper back issues. This class is designed with all of this in mind: it will help you to relax in your body, it'll help you to let go of negative thoughts and habits so you can shine and show yourself. Expect shoulder openers, flowing movements, backbends, hip openers, Sun Salutations and a short meditation.

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 61:23
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
transformation starts with an intention

Transformation starts with an intention

32:49

Transformation starts with an intention

Is there anything that you would like to transform? An old habit? The things you say to yourself? A pattern? A relationship? Your job? Your practice? No matter what it is you wish to transform, it starts with the intention to change, to grow, to evolve. This practice helps you to choose and set the ‘perfect’ intention and will help you to start the transformation process through mantra, meditation, strong poses and breathing exercises. The mantra used in this practice is ‘Aum aim hrim klim chamundaye vicche svaha'. Don't worry - you'll get the hang of it. ;-)

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Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 32:49
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
Be whole: Myth and Asana to bring yourself together again

Myth and asana for authenticity: Be yourself

30:08

Myth and asana for authenticity: Be yourself

So often, we try to be different then we really are. We try to present ourselves in a way we think the world wants us to. By doing so, we compromise and repress ourselves. Through a short story and through this class, we’ll see that being ourselves is what the universe really wants us to be. We’ll explore poses and breathing exercises that’ll support us on our way to a more authentic and full live.

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 30:08
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
Be kind - a sweet and strong practice for all women

Be kind - a sweet and strong practice for all women

39:01

Be kind - a sweet and strong practice for all women

This is a strong yet subtle and sweet practice for all women, all shapes and sizes, all ages. No matter where you are in your life, this is for you. As women, we can be super hard for ourselves. Pushing ourselves, judging ourselves. We judge our bodies, feeling too fat or too thin, not flexible or not strong enough. We judge our behavior, our emotions… Here, you'll flow through a complete practice and invite kindness and self-love in your life.

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 39:01
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
Comfortable in your own skin - myth and asana

Comfortable in your own skin - myth and asana

51:10

Comfortable in your own skin - myth and asana

Sometimes situations in our life invite us to try to be different than we are, to hide our feelings, to not express our truth. We might ignore our longing for our authenticity for a while, yet this situation slowly sucks your passion, your life out of you. At first you might not even notice, but then, years later, you find yourself trapped. You can’t see a way out. Yet for every problem there’s a solution. This practice can be (part of) the solution - a way to find your strength, teaching you to be exactly the way you are, flaws and all. Expect a beautiful story and both gentle and stronger poses (including Hanumanasana and a few Sun Salutations). 

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 51:10
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
Through the cracks

Through the cracks

34:55

Through the cracks

Hurt, heartbreak and loss happen to all of us, no matter how much yoga we practice. Yoga and meditation provide the tools to deal with these challenges, not the permission to bypass them. We grow only that much stronger when we stop trying to avoid the challenges in life. In this mindful asana practice you’ll breathe deeply and watch whatever arises. Expect a tiny story and some sweet stretches that will help you to keep breathing when things seem to break apart in your life. As Leonard Cohen said: ‘There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.’

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 34:55
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
Face your demons and find your strength

Face your demons and find your strength

79:51

Face your demons and find your strength

Through a beautiful and old story, you'll be guided to places deep within yourself, where you'll be able to face your demons and find your strength. You'll be led through a series of hip openers, sun salutations, standing balances and arm balances. Enjoy the journey! If you'd like to come back to the practice more often: the physical practice starts at 27:00.

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 79:51
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
Jai Ma Durga - Courageous heart practice

Jai Ma Durga - Courageous heart practice

70:20

Jai Ma Durga - Courageous heart practice

Jai, Jai Ma! This class is all about Durga - her myth, mudra, mantra, breathwork, poses... Especially for those who loved my short Durga Mantra class - this is a full, all-round practice. Reconnect with Durga’s loving and fierce energy to slay all our inner demons in the forms in which they appear: worry, doubt, hatred, longing for power. Durga teaches us to not doubt ourselves, to live our truth and to look at ourselves with loving eyes.

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 70:20
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
Durga for strength and courage

Durga for strength and courage

8:57

Durga for strength and courage

Sometimes challenging situations or stressful times make us search for courage and strength or a little bit more patience or compassion. This sweet and short meditation helps to find all that within yourself. With a little help from Durga, whose mantra we'll repeat 108 times. Mantras are perfect to calm the mind, to focus and to find within us all that we are looking for outside ourselves.

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 8:57
Style Hatha, Meditation
Get out of the groove

Get out of the groove

47:47

Get out of the groove

Sometimes you can feel stuck in a certain pattern. In yoga, such a pattern is called a samskara (or 'groove'). In this class, you'll be invited to identify your patterns and to release those that no longer serve you. Enjoy a full class, with backbends, hip openers, twists, sun salutations and lots of focus on breathing. 

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 47:47
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
Transform & grow

Transform & grow

45:18

Transform & grow

Everything changes constantly. Even though we know this, accepting it and flowing with change can be a totally different story. This energizing and grounding practice will give you some tools to dive deeper within yourself, to let go of what no longer serves you and to transform and surrender to change. Expect powerful breathing exercises, some playful Sun Salutations, hip openers, twists and heart openers.

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Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 45:18
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
Love every inch of you

Love every inch of you

64:06

Love every inch of you

An entire practice focused on body image and self love. Through a gentle flow practice you'll invite your inner critic to take a day off. And to open up to the fact that you are beautiful. To be grateful for a body through which you can express love. A body that has arms to hug with, lungs to breathe with, eyes to enjoy this world's beauty with and a heartbeat to remind you to live fully, deeply, wildly. 

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About this class
Teacher Irina Verwer
Level All Levels
Duration 64:06
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow

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