About Om Shanti Yoga Studio
Founded in 2005 by three siblings, Mireia, Wari and Pau Castellsague. Their life and love for yoga brings them together to expand and share the practice. In addition to building a local community through Omshanti they also travel, teach and are involved in many yogic projects worldwide.
Together they organize their biggest annual projects, Barcelona Yoga Conference and Yoga Festival, 2 uplifting open hearted gatherings with world leading Yoga teachers and musical artists creating a platform for you to learn, experience, discover and transform.Yoga Â· AcroYoga Â· Thai Yoga Massage Â· Meditation Community Â· Kids Camps Â· Karma Yoga Â· Kirtan Retreats Â· Healthy food Â· Healthy people :)Yoga and Vinyasa
Yoga means Union. Is the internal state in which what we feel, what we think and what we do is in complete harmony. The main objective is to connect us with our essence, to remember who we are and where we are going. Clear up the mind, open up the body and living with your heart. The collateral benefits of yoga are relaxation, concentration, full breathing, flexibility and strength, but the goal is not physical perfection, but the inner peace. When there is unity there is also a connection with the environment. Yoga helps us to understand our mind and our inner selves and thus to better understand the people and situations around us. It is an internal tool that creates compassion and integrates us into the world.The elements that we will practice in class are:
Hatha Yoga, cultivate the body so it is able to meditate. With the asanas (postures) we realese tension, become more flexible, tone and develop balance. They also have a direct effect internal organs, brining more oxygen, helping blood flow, cleaning, etc... By releasing physical tension and beeing compassionate with our body we also releasing emotional and mental.
Pranayama , cultivating our breath because it is the main source of life and we sure have a lot more ability to breathe than what we think. A full and wide breathing gives us more oxygen, good circulation, mental calm, concentration, silence... Silence with which we can begin to hear the inner voice that guides us. Breathing connects us directly to our essence.
Meditation, cultivating the mind to be aware of thoughts and how to act on them. As we distinguish and conquer our thoughts ee become more self conscious during the day to transform negative thoughts into positives. Awareness in the present moment allow us to be free in our decisions.
Dancing, body awareness adn distress through movement. The dance creates joy, fluidity and welfare. Heating the body and releasing our thoughts of the day, we return to the Present Moment.
Mantras, tool for the mind, sining mantras stimulates the expression of the heart, creativity, calms the mind and leads us to a state of meditation.
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How to Get There
From Granollers Granollers direction to Cardedeu (the hospital will be on the left and your right Cinemas Nord), past the roundabout and past the stores Hipo, at the sign of petrol station 500m turn left (Green Park direction). You rise to find a direction signal 'Marata' right. Still 300m 'Marata' direction to find an entrance to the left with an 'Omshanti' indication. Lower right on the sand road and park past the oak. Upload walking the path to your right. From Barcelona or Girona by car AP-7 exit 12 'Cardedeu' and touring the roundabout turn left towards 'Cardedeu est'. When you get to a roundabout take direction 'Granollers' turn to your left. Still 2 km, you pass another roundabout all straight and when you see a petrol station on your left take the first street on your right (Green Park direction). You rise to find a direction signal 'Marata' right. Still 100m 'Marata' direction to find an entrance to the left with an indication of 'Omshanti'. Low sandy path to the right and past the oak park. By train Line 'Bcn-Girona', 'Granollers Centre' stop From Barcelona Airport All trains from airport are good direction. 'Granollers Centre' Stop (1 hour ride) From Girona Airport Direct Bus to Granollers: 9:00 am, 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. If you miss the last bus you have to take a direct train to Barcelona, from 'Passeig de Gracia' or 'Clot Aragó' and take the train to 'Granollers Centre'.