events & classes

Weekly Classes

Cave, Post­gasse 44, UG, CH-3011 Bern

Stephen Thomas [eng]

Hatha Yoga — Level 2

Tues­day Morn­ing, 09:15 to 10:30

75 min prac­tice in Asana using props and Iyengar’s per­spec­tives in Align­ment and Mod­i­fi­ca­tions.
drop in avail­able, write to Stephen

BOOK NOW: Tues­day, March 05th, 2024

Sunrise Pranayama — Asana

Thurs­day Morn­ing, 07:00 to 08:30

45 min Pranaya­ma and 45 min Asana, an excel­lent way to start the day with tra­di­tion­al tech­niques.
drop in avail­able, write to Stephen
or for online click below
BOOK HYBRID-BUNDLE (ZOOM & Library)

Vinyasa Practice — Open Level

Sat­ur­day Morn­ing, 09:00 to 10:30
Lan­guage: Eng­lish
90 min prac­tice to sweat, move through Asana and make some sup­port­ing breath­work as a kick off to the week­end.
drop in avail­able, write to Stephen

>NEW Dates com­ing soon<

Brigi Thomas-Moog [de/eng]

Hatha Yoga — Intermediate Level

Mon­day, 18:30 to 19:45

75 min prac­tice in Asana using props and Iyengar’s per­spec­tives in Align­ment and Modifications

Pranayama (by Donation)

Mon­day, 20:00 to 20:45, Drop In

Explor­ing a blend of breath, sub­tle body, still­ness and sound using tra­di­tion­al tech­niques from Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga — Open Level

Wednes­day, 19:00 to 20:15

75 min prac­tice in Asana using props and Iyengar’s per­spec­tives in Align­ment and Modifications

Note: Lim­it­ed space avail­abil­i­ty — to ensure a mat con­tact Bri­gi on Insta­gram or E‑Mail for registration

Masterclasses, Workshops and Trainings

March

Extended Practice — 2hrs++

March 10th, 2024
10:00 ‑12:00

Sun­day, March 10th, 2024
Advanced Asana play­ground (explor­ing some modifications/propping and access to more com­plex forms, plus Pranayama/Meditation, Mantra

Teacher: Stephen Thomas [eng]

The class is incave - lim­it­ed capac­i­ty for 12 stu­dents.
Book here, or just drop in (in this case write to Stephen).
CHF 40.00 or uses your svaru­pa ABO plus CHF 5

Svarū­pa Cave
Post­gasse 44, UG
CH-3011 Bern

Cleansing Week Spring 2024

March 16th — 24th, 2024
Online (Zoom & Video Library)

with Bri­gi and Stephen Thomas

Spring is the time to release the win­ter Kapha and cleanse the phys­i­cal and sub­tle chan­nels of the body. The effect is a full body cleanse and men­tal reset. We offer this pro­gram Ayurve­da based, with sup­port­ive Pranayama/breathwork, restora­tive Asanas and Med­i­ta­tion — the Cleans­ing process.

  • March, 16th-17th : Prep week­end using the Man­u­al and some video guid­ance, includ­ing instruc­tions how to do the Kriyas
  • March, 18th-22nd : Fast­ing days. Self-direct­ed Kriyas (app. 20 – 30 mins each morn­ing), 5 days of appr. 60 mins guid­ed morn­ing Pranaya­ma, Med­i­ta­tion, Restor­ing Asana. (attend live, on zoom or watch record­ed mate­r­i­al at your convenience)
  • March 23rd-24th : 2 days of Taper­ing using the Man­u­al and some video guidance

Price: CHF 180.00 (reduced price for return­ing stu­dents and TT stu­dents CHF 125.00 — get in touch for Dis­count Code)
Lan­guage: Eng­lish
For­mat: Online (you are wel­come to join the morn­ing ses­sions live at the svarū­pa cave, record­ings avail­able in the library for 60 days)

BOOK HERE

Extended Practice — Masterclass

March 23rd, 2024
13:15 ‑15:15

Sat­ur­day, March 23rd, 2024
The joy of shar­ing prac­tice. Themed Asana, dis­cov­er­ing new insights.

Teacher: Bri­gi Thomas-Moog [de/eng]

This mas­ter­class is incave only - space is lim­it­ed (max. 12 stu­dents)
BOOK HERE

Svarū­pa Cave
Post­gasse 44, UG
CH-3011 Bern

April

Extended Practice — Masterclass

April 13th, 2024
13:00 ‑15:00

Sat­ur­day, April 13th, 2024
The joy of shar­ing prac­tice. Themed Asana, dis­cov­er­ing new insights.

Teacher: Bri­gi Thomas-Moog [de/eng]

This mas­ter­class is incave only - space is lim­it­ed (max. 12 stu­dents)
BOOK HERE

Svarū­pa Cave
Post­gasse 44, UG
CH-3011 Bern

Insight to Asana — A Series

April 20th and 21st, 2024
Svaru­pa Cave, Berne

Ses­sion 1  — Free­dom in Back­bends
Sat­ur­day, April 20th from 14.30 — 17.30

Back­bends are a refresh­ing and reju­ve­nat­ing aspect of Yoga Asana. But because of the inten­si­ty and stim­u­la­tion of the ner­vous sys­tem and the wide range of motion required in the body, access­ing the depth and free­dom of the back­bends can be chal­leng­ing. 
By using var­i­ous prop tech­niques, mod­i­fi­ca­tions to align­ment and sup­port, stu­dents can have a longer and deep­er hold in back­bends and enjoy the way those Asanas lift ener­gy and open the breath. If you want to find cor­rect align­ment, find pain-free depth, or find your way into the deep­er expe­ri­ence of safe back­bends, this Work­shop will be use­ful.
Price: Sin­gle Ses­sion CHF 65.00
BOOK SATURDAY

Ses­sion 2 — Inver­sions for All
Sun­day, April 21st from 14.30 — 17.30

Inver­sions are an impor­tant and unique part of the Yoga Asana tra­di­tion. Some of the invert­ed Asanas are done to stim­u­late and strength­en mind and body, but oth­ers are sup­port­ed and held long to calm and restore. There are also anatom­i­cal dif­fer­ences which often require spe­cif­ic changes that allow a stu­dent to find the inver­sion in a way that works for them. 
This is a work­shop for stu­dents that would like to improve con­fi­dence and under­stand­ing in Inver­sions, to find sta­bil­i­ty in the basic form or even to add some vari­a­tions. If you want to find cor­rect align­ment, build con­fi­dence, or want to under­stand the mechan­ics and ener­gy in safe inver­sions, this Work­shop will be use­ful. You will leave with a clear under­stand­ing of how to grow and trans­form this aspect of the Yoga Prac­tice.

Price: Sin­gle Ses­sion CHF 65.00
BOOK SUNDAY

Teacher: Stephen Thomas [eng]
Space lim­it­ed to ensure hands on sup­port — 12 mats max. per ses­sion. All props and sup­port are provided.

September

Advanced Yoga Training AYT 24/25

Sep 2024 — Aug 2025
Svaru­pa Yoga, Bern

Svarū­pa Advanced Yoga Train­ing 24/25 at the Svarū­pa Loft in Berne (CH).

This is a Sad­hana and an Education/Teacher Train­ing for Yoga teach­ers and expe­ri­enced stu­dents that want an in-depth explo­ration, edu­ca­tion and per­son­al growth in the tra­di­tions of Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is the gen­er­al term applied to any prac­tices of Yoga that involve Asanas, Pranaya­ma (breath­work), Med­i­ta­tion, Kriyas (inner cleans­ing), Mudras, Devo­tion and the under­ly­ing Philoso­phies for approach­ing an inner and out­er life.

The Svarū­pa Advanced Yoga Teacher Train­ing (AYT) gives stu­dents a Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram in prac­tices of the Mod­ern and Ancient Hatha Tra­di­tion.
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October

Foundation Yoga Training FYT 2024

Oct 2024 — May 2025
Svaru­pa Yoga, Bern

Svarū­pa Foun­da­tion Yoga Train­ing 2024 at the Svarū­pa Loft in Berne (CH).

This is an Education/Training for Yoga stu­dents that want an in-depth explo­ration, edu­ca­tion and per­son­al growth in the tra­di­tions of Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is the gen­er­al term applied to any prac­tices of Yoga that involve Asanas, Pranaya­ma (breath­work), Med­i­ta­tion, Kriyas (inner cleans­ing), Mudras, Devo­tion and the under­ly­ing Philoso­phies for approach­ing an inner and out­er life.
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Friends of the Cave

Chris Eggenschwiler [de/eng]

Tues­day Evening, 18:30 to 19:45

Hatha Yoga & Breath­work
Con­tact Christi­na on Insta­gram or E‑Mail for registration

Olivia Winiger [de]

Mon­day Noon, 12:15 to 13:15

Vinyasa Yoga
Con­tact: E‑Mail or addi­tion­al Info