MATRIKA YOGA SCHOOL & RETREATS
Founded by Pablo Ferrero
From the integration of Iyengar Yoga, hatha, vinyasa krama and Kashmir tantra. A contemporary look at personal development, human relations and communication. Official Iyengar Yoga faculty. Trained in Ayurveda, coaching and osteopathy, meditative arts such as music, sound healing, dance and movement accompany us in our walk.
KASHMIR SHAIVISM, traditional Tantra.
When talking about Kashmir Shivaism or Kashmir tantra we are talking about those practices that allow self-awareness.
Today there is a lot of confusion regarding what is tantra. The public is believed that by performing secret rituals, the use of mystical formulas and mantras, the invocation of spirits and deities, one gains transcendental “powers” and experiences. In our opinion, this vision of tantra is naive, confusing and too complex. Confusing self-realization through the path of the senses with a despotism where the ego is not at the service of the whole, but of oneself against the whole.
Consider the Shakti (The Energy) as a living luminosity, increasingly subtle, carried from center to center, from bottom to top, by the breath energy, through the stem of the lotus flower. When that energy calms down in the upper center, then the awakening of Consciousness occurs. – Vijñana Bhairava Tantra
Tantra is a way of life and a particular way of perceiving reality. Kashmir Tantra presents a series of values that allow to live in harmony within the social and natural environment while being pleasant and satisfying for the individual.
Yogic practices within Tantrism seek a harmony between society and individual where global and personal interests are seen as one.
Within this tradition, the individual will not be free until everyone is. That is why the practitioner of this tradition seeks both their emancipation and that of their close ones.
Tantra teaches how to accept the world as it is and “use” its worldly values for self-realization. It presents an integral view of life that synthesizes amusement (bhoga) and liberation (moksa) as well as worldly entertainment (pravrtti) and renunciation (nivrtti). He advocates a positive Yoga that makes everything sacred and good. The message of Tantra is timeless. Our vision of tantra is nourished by the teachings of the Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga, India. Where Amit Raina and Lina Ma impart the teachings of Swami Laksmanjoo.
We have also been inspired by the teachings of Christian Pisano, Eric Baret and Dr. Mark Dyczkowski.
From there, it is the experience itself that really marks the way.
One of the most important figures in the history of Yoga BKS Iyengar, direct disciple of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, student of yoga teacher Ramamohana Brahmachary founded Iyengar Yoga.
Iyengar Yoga presents the alignment aspect of each posture, the use of accessories and the importance of paying close attention to anatomical details. Iyengar Yoga is the practice of precision. Asanas are held for long periods and are often modified with accessories. This method is designed to systematically cultivate stability, flexibility, strength and awareness, and can be therapeutic for specific conditions.
This type of yoga is particularly suitable for people with back problems and for people suffering from stress (two conditions that often go together).
Iyengar Yoga is defined by three defining characteristics: time, technicalities and sequencing.
“Giving does not impoverish us, nor does retaining enrich us.” “Without having achieved asana perfection, energy cannot flow.” – Bks Iyengar
Our school has certified Iyengar Yoga teachers with a lot of experience in this teaching methodology.
We trust Iyengar Yoga as the guiding framework for a good postural and respiratory foundation within yogic practice that allows the sadhaka to advance in his practice through exploration and in a self-taught way.
HATHA VINYASA YOGA
First of all, it is said that the asana, the physical practice of Yoga is the first stage within hatha Yoga. When one practices asana, one gains firmness in the body – mind, freedom from illness and lightness to act.
– Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The word Yoga means union and derives from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means “link”. This union refers to the union between individual consciousness and universal consciousness. In a practical way, Yoga is a way to harmonize body, mind and emotions. This is done through the practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, shatkarma and meditation and it is necessary to do it before the union takes place with the highest reality.
Yogic practice begins to work on the most superficial layers of being, the physical body, which is the most familiar to most human beings to begin with.
When the organs, muscles and nerves do not work in harmony, they act in opposition.
Within Hatha Yoga our inspiration comes from the Bihar School of Yoga and Krishnamacharya.
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
His Holiness began his monastic education at the age of six. At the age of twenty-three, he passed his final exam with honors and received the Geshe Lharampa degree, equivalent to a doctorate in Buddhist philosophy. His Holiness describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk.
In 1959, with the brutal repression of the Tibetan national uprising by the Chinese, His Holiness was forced to flee to India. Since then he has lived in Dharamsala, the seat of the Tibetan government in exile.
His Holiness has received more than 84 awards, honorary doctorates, and awards in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, interfaith understanding, universal responsibility, and compassion.
In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. In October 2007, the Government of the United States of America awarded him the Congressional Gold Medal.
Our influence within Tibetan Buddhism comes from the Tushita Center in Dharamshala, India and from the Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal.
The teachings of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinponche have been essential in our walk,
MEDITATIVE AND SPIRITUAL ARTS
The arts are a very important part of yogic and meditative practices. There are various branches of Yoga within Hinduism. One of them is that of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of devotion. Through the chanting of mantras, devotional singing and the power of sound we can connect with divinity, bliss and bliss.
Music, dance, sound and catharsis work in favor of self-knowledge and personal development.
In our school we work with the chanting of mantras, voice therapy, sound therapy, meditative and cathartic dances.
A necessary gift that we should allow ourselves more frequently, since it is through interaction with others that we learn the most from ourselves. It allows you to get out of the routine, sometimes, suffocating and monotonous. For me it was a trip to the interior, to observe and recognize my “here and now” and thus continue with more clarity and strength. It was a meeting from naturalness, sharing in a group focus on life, experiences and experiences-learning; without fear of vulnerability. To repeat, without a doubt.
It is a luxury to be able to enjoy yoga classes in the Sierra Oeste.
Where the attention to detail, sensitivity, and personalization of yoga practice takes center stage.
Where the gaze is directed to our interior.
I loved the course of Breathing Pranayama and opening of the heart in Madrid, Pablo, a great professional who accompanies you with his naturalness towards the connection with the Consciousness of being. Thank you very much Pablo !!
I’m in Barcelona for 2 months and I have had the priviliege to have some private classes with Pablo (some others were not but still the same attention). How lucky am. I felt like I improved a lot and I already miss this even if I know I will get back to his classes, such an addiction. Muchas gracias!
A detailed and deep vision of yoga, beyond the physical conception. Pablo is the perfect guide on the path of self-discovery, pushing your limits, you end up discovering that you are able to get where you did not believe, an effect that crosses the frontier of practice into everyday life. Thanks, teacher!!
I take very special people to the south with me at heart. I arrived with absolutely no expectations and it was better than I had been able to project.
Wonderful experience of attending yoga classes with Pablo. The excellent teacher, the unbeatable atmosphere. A magical space to recover body and spirit from the stresses of life. Highly highly recommended
I loved the course of Breathing Pranayama and opening of the heart in Madrid, Pablo, a great professional who accompanies you with his naturalness towards the connection with the Consciousness of being. Thank you very much Pablo !!!
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