Under the direction of Kripalu certified yoga instructor Dana Ruch, Avigal Yoga Center, opened in 2002, is dedicated to the teaching of yoga and hosting related workshops and events. The tranquil sunlit studio with private garden, in which classes are held, is located in the picturesque Swiss Riviera village of La Tour-de-Peilz between Vevey and Montreux.
Through the practice of hatha yoga, and structured or freeform movement, we explore and awaken the vitality and consciousness of our bodies, minds and hearts and find trust to express our essential nature – energy in motion. In classes, we implement gentle warm-ups (pratipana), adapted movements for the spine and joints, postures (asana), movement exploration, dance, breath awareness and exercises (pranayama), relaxation, mantra, and meditation. Class structure varies, depending on theme.
Yoga addresses all people cultivating conscious, sincere, and healthful living. Weekly classes are offered for all level yoga practitioners, teens, seniors, and also adapted for expecting mothers. Groups are limited to 12 participants per class.