Elinore

Yoga, Meditation Teacher & Yoga Therapist

Elinore has been a student of yoga since 1996 and teaching since 2004. Early on she trained in the Bihar Yogic Tradition of Northern India at the Banaras School of Yoga and later was captivated by the strength and grace of the Ashtanga form, her daily practice since 2001. She is a Level 2 Authorized teacher from KPJAYI in Mysore, India, where she began her study with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2004. She returns there regularly to continue her study with his grandson, Sharath Rangaswamy. Additionally she is a Yoga Therapist certified through the Yogacampus, in London, UK, and a long-time practitioner of Vipassana (Mindfulness) Meditation.

For Elinore, yoga is a support to connect with the unfolding of life more fully. She teaches traditional Ashtanga Yoga as it is taught to her in Mysore and is committed to passing on this knowledge to the practitioners coming to her classes. She lovingly guides students to connect with the process of self-exploration on their mats, helping to create greater self-awareness and self-realization.

Online Classes

Join the Mysore Zoom virtual Shala! The shala opens at 645, chant about 8 and closes around 10. This is an opportunity to practice together on our mats at home. This is not a class, but a free space to support each other. I will be practicing with you! It feels surprisingly similar to being together in a living, breathing shala!

Private Sessions

I am offering private sessions for €40 / hour, a special online price. These can be led classes with you and can focus on any questions / issues you may have with your practice.

Sundays – Led Primary, Sanskrit-counted class at 9–11. This class is on donation basis. Using the donate button below, please offer what you able to in this time.

Please email me: yoga@elinoreburke.com if you would like to join us, and I will send you the link!

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga literally means “eight-limbed yoga,” as outlined by the sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. According to Patanjali, the path of internal purification for revealing the Universal Self consists of the following eight spiritual practices:

Yama – ethical practice

Niyama – observances

Asana – posture

Pranayama – extension of the breath

Pratyahara – abstraction of the senses

Dharana – concentration

Dhyana – meditation

Samadhi – deep meditation in which all sense of subject and object dissolve

Ashtanga Yoga asana practice is an intensive Hatha Yoga practice with focus on strength, stamina and flexibility. The traditional system, as taught by Sri K. Patthabi Jois, is renowned for its Vinyasa (movement breathing system) style. This method of Yoga involves synchronizing the breath with movement and postures, a process producing internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.

A series of asanas (positions) are taught in a specified order which give the body a physical workout connected with rhythmic breathing, Bandhas (internal energy locks), and Dristi (precise gazing points) – helping one to attain a focused practice bringing about the union of body and mind, one of the ultimate goals of yoga.

The first series of Ashtanga asanas, called Yoga Chikitsa or Yoga Therapy, strengthens the body externally, cleanses the body internally and increases flexibility. For the beginner, it is a unique challenging fitness system. With further practice, it is a meditative flow, deeply effecting your energy level.

Timetable

at Jivamukti Berlin – Mitte

Monday – Friday  7 – 10 am:  Mysore-style self-practice (open level)

Friday  11:15 am – 12:50 pm  Led Ashtanga Half-Primary Series (open level)

Sunday  9 – 10:50 am:   Counted (Sanskrit) Led Ashtanga Primary Series class

Please get in touch by email if you have questions to the above or would like to book a private session.