Yoga in Zermatt


What does Yoga mean & what's the philosophy?

Yoga, or « YUJ » in sanskrit (official language of Yoga) means the union of the body, the mind and the spirit in order to find our balance. It is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India.

In the West, yoga is most often associated with the physical practice of asanas, particularly stretching exercises to build flexibility and relax the body. Yoga asanas can also build strength, coordination, balance and stamina. However, this is only one aspect of yoga as asana practice is just one of the "eight limbs" of yoga as listed in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, a key sacred text on the philosophy of yoga.

These eight limbs are:

1. Yama capacity to communicate without any violence in all our actions

2. Niyama - practice made to remove all our impurities in our body and mind to help us finding serenity

3. Asana - Meaning “seat” and referring to the physical posture

4. Pranayama - Controlled or suspended breath

5. Pratyahara - Withdrawal of the senses

6. Dharana - Single pointed concentration

7. Dhyana - Meditation

8. Samadhi - Liberation

Yoga lessons

In our Yoga classes, we will mainly focus on the practice of the asanas, the pranayama and the meditation parts. We will either offer some dynamics yoga classes in our Hatha Vinyasa classes or some more restorative, slower-paced classes during our Yin Yoga classes.

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

According to Indian tradition, one of the primary objectives of Hatha yoga includes deepening concentration, called Dharana, to enhance meditation and bring energy and health to the body and mind by opening the nadis, or channels of Kundalini energy. The opening of nadis through Hatha helps promote spiritual growth and understanding, according to Indian tradition.

The purpose of Vinyasa yoga is internal cleansing. By synchronizing the asanas with breathing control, your internal temperature rises. According to Ashtanga, the asanas performed in Vinyasa heat the blood, subsequently thinning it so it flows more freely in the body, which creates a healthier, lighter and stronger mind and body.��Both Hatha and Vinyasa yoga work to increase flexibility and strength, improve breathing and quiet the mind. In our classes, we offer a mix of both according to the vibes of the class at the present moment.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga: Yin Yoga is a slower-paced, more meditative version of the popular physical and spiritual discipline of yoga. In Yin yoga, the poses are held for a long period of time (typically three to five minutes or longer) to target the connective tissues (such as the ligaments) rather than focusing on the muscles. It also includes some Chinese Medicine knowledge as the meridians in the body. 

The poses will then have an effective impact on the meridians as well as on our organs. As a result, the asanas are more passive holds, with little muscular engagement.

Days & Times

Mondays 19.30 - 21.00

Fridays 19.30. - 21.00


CHF 25.-. / 1.5h 

Abonnement: CHF 250.- ( lesson for free)

Massage Yin Yang

Schluhmattstrasse 31

Haus Larix

CH-3920 Zermatt

Telefon: +41 76 497 56 16


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