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Quantum Yoga World Tour: UK, USA, Thailand, India & Spain 2009 - 2010

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5th Oct 2009

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Kamalaya Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

Dear Friends

After an eventful few weeks in lovely London, Lara will be heading to the USA to teach the Quantum Yoga Master sequence "Capricious Shiva" at NEW YORK's hippest yoga studio Om Factory in the garment district, see http://omfactorynyc.com/events/capricious-shiva-lara-baumann.htm, thisFriday 9th October 6:30-9pm (DVD's will be available for purchase on the day or can be bought online at www.quantumyoga.net). Then on Saturday the 10th Oct, I will be doing a Quantum Yoga demonstration at the Lululemon store in SOHO from 2-4pm . So, if you're in NYC coming weekend and would like to find out more about Quantum Yoga or just watch me making a fool of myself, come on down! After this, I'll be in Palm Springs, doing a photo and film shoot for Peak Performance's wonderful new yoga & bouldering range, www.peakperformance.com, from where I will head to LOS ANGELES. The w/e of the 23-25th October, I will present the Quantum Yoga workshop series in its entirety at a fabulous new events venue in downtown LA called The Bay. For enquiries and to book, please contact Tanya on [email protected].

TABERNACLE, NOTTING HILL: Whilst still in London, I will be teaching this coming Tuesday evening (7:30-9pm) drop-in class at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill and then Judith Daniel will take over again for the rest of the month. For directions, please see Schedule on www.quantumyoga.co.uk.

YOGANESH, BETHNAL GREEN: The Autumn celebrates the opening of Yoganesh, East London s newest Yoga Studio: www.yoganesh.co.uk. After months of sanding, painting and polishing, the studio has opened its doors to the public offering a full compliment of classes, ranging from pregnancy yoga, yoga for kids and ashtanga. The teachers together form a strong alliance of knowledge, skill and care (I know this, as I have personally trained each and every one of them). They are passionate about yoga and want you to be too! Watch this space for upcoming Quantum classes and workshops.

QUANTUM YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: The Bhakti Kutir Goa Nov/Dec teacher training is filling up nicely, and now we have added a one-month teacher training course hosted by Atzar , Ibiza, in March 2010. There can't really be much more fabulous places to delve deeply into your yoga journey! All info on www.quantumyoga.net.

Finally, it is now time to start booking your space on the winter Quantum Yoga retreats, which will be held at some of the most exquisite venues Asia has to offer! Below also the dates for the Ibiza summer retreats 2010.

For a detailed overview of all scheduled Quantum Yoga events, please read on...

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Kamalaya Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand
Quantum Yoga WORLD TOUR: USA & UK 2009

The Quantum Yoga world tour is part of the launch of Lara Baumann's new book & DVD "Quantum Yoga, Creating Your Ideal Practice from an Ocean of Possibilities" (Mandala Publishing). The book, as well as the Quantum Basic double-album CD's and our latest release the Master sequence DVD can be viewed/heard and purchased on www.quantumyoga.net or in any of the major book stores.

Lara is teaching the Quantum Yoga workshop series in the main international yoga hubs. The series of workshops will consist of the three basic quantum sequences, each of which in turn regulates an Ayurvedic dosha or body-mind constitution. Study of these facilitates an understanding of the Quantum Assessment Methods, which allow one to recognise how personal yoga practice should be varied from day to day to optimise its effects. The Master sequence also follows the Quantum Grouping and Sequencing laws and can therefore be used as a blueprint to which variations could be introduced.

Below is a description of each workshop, which will be spread over a weekend, and can either be purchased individually or as a series.

The BIRDS sequence is grounding and strengthening to settle and channel the air element that is characteristic of vata, the biological humor responsible for movement. BIRDS will be accompanied by the healing sounds of nature and recordings of Shamanic rituals, which bring the practitioner into a closer rapport with Pachamama or Mother Earth. From such a steady and loving foundation, the transcendence of mental fluctuations is supported, paving the journey to ultimate freedom. General Level.

The HEROES sequence is cooling and calming to teach the pitta or fire-type how to expend energy evenly whilst flowing smoothly through a challenging sequence. HEROES is accompanied by Modern Music and Mantras, the melodic female voices and the genuine healing intention expressed further support the gentle yet firm attitude that strikes the balance of sthira sukam asanam, posture should be steady and pleasant . General Level.

The LOTUS MANDALA sequence is stimulating and invigorating in order to inspire the kapha or earth-type to move with grace and ease through a sequence that includes many inversions, twists and hip-openers, as well as clarification on the system of the bandhas or locks to safe-guard from injury. LOTUS-MANDALA is accompanied by chilled techno tunes from leading European DJ s, supporting the up-beat rhythmic movement of body and spirit. General Level.

CAPRICIOUS SHIVA or the QUANTUM MASTER SEQUENCE represents a challenging dynamic composition or vinyasa. Whilst always increasing prana or vitality, here the breath initiates, sustains and deepens movement, ensuring integrity and coalescence. The sequence includes strong core work, deep stretches, strengthening exercises and advanced arm balances. It peaks in Shiva Natarajasana, a posture that emulates Shiva dancing his cosmic dance of transcendence. It is accompanied by smooth electronic house music, which sets a positive mood and steady pace. Experienced yoga practitioners will be given the chance to further their understanding of vinyasa yoga, whilst integrating a creative system that leads to independent, intelligent and inspirational practice. Advanced Level.

DATES and websites (or e-mail contacts) on/through which times, prices and venue details can be found are...

9th October: New York, www.omfactorynyc.com

23-25th October: Los Angeles, The Bay, [email protected]

7-8 November: Manchester, [email protected]

8 November: London, www.specialyoga.org.uk

30 October - 1 November

Come and visit this spectacular event! The Quantum Yoga stand is at A03, where we will be conducting free Ayurvedic Assessments of your personal prakriti or dosha-distribution (mind-body constitution), in order to facilitate the development of an optimal individualised practice.

Lara is presenting the three Basic Quantum Yoga sequences in the Open area near our stand. Theseworkshops are free, so try to arrive on time, as we are expecting a large amount of visitors.

Fri 30th Oct 13:00-13:30pm: Quantum Yoga BIRDS, regulating vata.
Sat 31st Oct 15-15:30: Quantum Yoga HEROES, regulating pitta.
Sun 1Nov 14:45-15:15: Quantum Yoga LOTUS MANDALA, regulating kapha.

YOGA AID at the Yoga Show: Along with 11 other teachers, I will be leading 9 Sun Salutations, as part of the Yoga Aid Challenge. That makes a total of 108 sun salutations! Yoga Aid raises funds for 4 great charities: The Special Yoga Centre, Prison Phoenix Trust, Africa Yoga Project and The MS Society. Support yoga aid by taking part or by supporting someone that is taking this challenge! Please visit www.yogaaid.co.uk.

YOGA ALLIANCE-certified 200- and 500-hour TEACHER TRAINING in GOA & IBIZA

We already we have quite a number of students booked on for this year's one-month intensive Teacher Training program that will run from Saturday the 21st November till Saturday 19th December, and will be held at Bhakti Kutir in Goa, www.bhaktikutir.com. The TT course is limited to 15 participants, so please let us know asap if you are interested.

If these dates don't work for you, the next teacher training course will be conducted at the beautiful Atzar , www.atzaro.com, on Ibiza from Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 27th March '10. This TT course is limited to 13 participants.

Please visit www.quantumyoga.net for details and prices and then e-mail [email protected] to set up an interview. Interviews can also be conducted over the telephone or on skype.

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Kamalaya Retreat, Ko Samui, Thailand

I am very excited to have added the Thailand retreats at these two very special locations both of which I visited at the beginning of the year and fell in love with. Walking into Kamalaya is simply like being wrapped in benevolent cotton wool, where you can totally relax whilst being healed, entertained and sensually delighted all at the same time. It is no surprise therefore that Taschen has decided to put a photo of myself practising yoga on Kamalaya's beach on the cover of their new book "Great Yoga Retreats". Jungle Yoga on the other hand is everything that its name promises, so if you fancy hearing the gibbons call (for love apparently) first thing in the morning as the mist mysteriously rises from the lake on which you are floating, then this is the one for you (the jungle sounds can now be heard on the website below). The Christmas & New Year's retreat at Bhakti Kutir will now be my 9th retreat there, and all the usual suspects have already secured their bungalows, so hurry if you'd like to join us in Goa!

Retreat bookings are made straight through [email protected], so the venue websites are only listed FYI. Workshops on the other hand are booked straight through the respective studios.


KAMALAYA (low season rates): 14-21 NOV 09 (Sat-Sat), www.kamalaya.com


GOA X mas RETREAT: 19 Dec 09 2 Jan 10 (Sat-Sat), www.bhaktikutir.com

Bombay Yoga Sutra Workshop W/E: 8-10 Jan 10, www.yogasutra.co.in


Bangkok w/e: 15-17 Jan '10, venue TBA

JUNGLE YOGA 21-28 Jan 10 (Thurs-Thurs), www.jungleyoga.com

KAMALAYA (high season rates):
Quantum Yoga Retreat 30 Jan 6 Feb 10, www.kamalaya.com


ATZAR : Sunday 6- Friday 11 June, www.atzaro.com

SHUNYA: Friday 6 - Sunday 15 Aug 10, www.shunya-ibiza.com

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery." James Joyce

To contact us with any queries, comments, address changes, etc., please send an e-mail to YanYan at[email protected].

Namaste, Lara

Lara Baumann +44-7957-418597
Skype quantumyoga
May all beings be happy and free!