YOGA WITH CURA
Find Your Balance
I’m thrilled you’ve decided to stop by.
My name is Cura, I’m a mama, body therapist and yoga teacher originally from Brazil living in Båstad, Sweden.
My goal is to help you create a balanced and harmonious life. I believe yoga can boost your energy and connect you to deeper levels of being. Breathing and meditation can transform the way you experience life entirely. The body therapies will support your overall well-being. Ayurveda will help you to understand your unique nature and to connect with your environment.
Want to find out more? Take a look and explore below.
I'm a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher and body therapist with over 10 years of experience and training abroad in Central America, Brazil, the UK, Europe, and India. I learned from great teachers from around the globe that inspired me on this path of self-transformation and service to others. I trained in different bodywork technics and practiced different modalities of yoga, meditation and other healing arts such as taichi, qigong, and ayurveda.
While traveling for 3 years in India, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh and 200-hour training in Elemental Yoga Therapy in Goa.
The translation of the word YOGA from Sanskrit means ''unity'' or ''oneness'' of all that we are, body, mind, spirit. The road of yoga is endless - it all starts with a pose and a thought and expands into a never-ending path of self-discovery and growth.
I am grateful that I had the chance to experience the benefits of different styles of yoga. I removed blockages and found freedom with the fluidity of vinyasa flow, grounded myself with the precision and structure of Iyengar, got my ass kicked (in a good way) within the fires of ashtanga vinyasa, I fell in love with the softness and depth of yin and the therapeutic yoga, I found my voice and my heart with bhakti.
All those styles spoke to me in some way. To embrace all the diversity of people and play with the many tools yoga has to offer is what fulfills me the most as a teacher.
I value each and every person who joins my class and I look forward to helping you achieve your wellness goals.
Designed For You
Welcome to practice with me at my home studio in Båstad!
A great start for most people is a 101 class with a teacher who can help you build a strong foundation for your practice that you can sustain for years rather you are an experienced practitioner or a beginner. In a PT class, I mainly use yoga props (blocks, belts, chair, bolster, and yoga kurunta) to help you deepen into poses with more stability and safety. It gives you the chance to understand every action of the pose without straining. You will feel more freedom of motion and space for breathing using props in the beginning.
When you join my class, I will address your strengths and needs individually and lead you in the right direction to reach your goals whatever they may be. Take a minute to look at each class description and book a class today.
Also known as Rope Wall, the Kurunta is one of yoga’s most therapeutic props. Practicing Yoga Kurunta is a great way to open the body and release tension in the spine and pelvic area. Using ropes allows better access to poses while achieving accuracy, agility, and balance and provides an antidote for the stiffness that tends to settle into the body. Besides that, to practice with the Kurunta is a lot of fun!
DUO class (2 people) 900 for 90 min
SOLO class: 750 for 90 min
CHAIR YIN YOGA
To help you to turn off and calm the mind, practice Yin or Restorative yoga postures daily. In this private class, we will go through a series using the support of the chair that can work wonders. It purposely includes few postures, so you can hold each one for as long as it is comfortable. Includes in this class guided meditation, pranayama, and aromatherapy.
Single Class (60 min) 700 kr
Package 2 600 kr (4 classes)
HATHA CHAIR YOGA
You’ve never realized how useful a chair can be until you’ve done a Hatha Chair Yoga class. In a PT class, you will learn how to use the chair for support and to get into the muscles that are meant to be stretched and strengthened with each pose. Get ready to go deep! Suitable for beginners and more experienced students.
Single Class (60 min) 700 kr
Package 2 600 kr (4 classes)
I teach regular classes on Tuesdays at Yogalito studio in central Båstad. Welcome to our nice yoga community!
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Fiery Flow is fiery, sweaty and charged with energy. Expect a dynamic class where you will fall into a nice flow. We often work towards slightly more challenging transitions, target positions or position groups, but always offer different opportunities and alternatives for different levels.
Mellow Flow is grounding, soft and deep. Expect a soft moment where you are close to the floor and focus on movement and energy flows. We work with trunk strength but also with total relaxation, deep stretching and breathing exercises. We move between soft vinyasa, yin and restorative and there are always different options for different levels.
The Sister Science Of Yoga
Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It's based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The term Ayurveda is taken from the Sanskrit words ayus, meaning life or lifespan, and veda, meaning knowledge. It has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years and has recently become popular in Western cultures. The basic principle of Ayurveda is to prevent and treat illness by maintaining balance in the body, mind, and consciousness through proper drinking, diet, and lifestyle, as well as herbal remedies.According to Ayurvedic beliefs, just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, each person has a distinct pattern of energy, a specific combination of physical, mental, and emotional characteristics. Ayurvedic practitioners also believe there are three basic energy types called doshas, present in every person:
Seasons have a profound effect on us all, and as the environment evolves from one season to another, so our bodies follow the same rhythm. The better we understand and connect with the energy of each season, the more we experience balance. Eastern medicine recognizes that the best way to stay healthy is to attune to each of the seasons. More than simply knowing facts about seasons, we also need to develop our connection through contemplation, so that our intuition is the guide.
There are studies showing that touch signals safety and trust, it soothes. Basic warm touch calms cardiovascular stress. It activates the body's vagus nerve, which is intimately involved with our compassionate response, and a simple touch can trigger the release of oxytocin, “the feel good hormone.” Touch therapy or massage therapy It’s not just good for our muscles; it’s good for our entire physical and mental health.
I really enjoy working with the human body. For me is a form of meditation. It requires your full presence and focus. I feel a great responsibility to touch another person's body. To know the exact pressure, what that body needs is a skill that takes years to develop. Besides loving what I do, I found my way to serve others and contribute to their well-being in some way.
My first massage course was in 2000 together with Reiki (energy healing technic from Japan). I was only practicing on family members and friends in the beginning and I started working professionally in 2005. I have completed additional courses including Shiatsu, Rhythmic massage, and Reiki 2 and 3. In 2009 I did my first training in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage in Brazil and in 2010 Deep Tissue Massage in London. The Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is the main technic I use today. There is something so special about the depth and precision of this bodywork that fascinates me. You can read more about my treatments bellow.
AYURVEDIC YOGA MASSAGE
The Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) is a deep tissue oil massage technique developed by the Indian master Kusum Modak in India after many years studying Iyengar yoga and traditional ayurvedic massage. AYM is one of the most complete massage technics nowadays which works on many levels – physical, mental, emotional and energetic. The massage is done on a mattress on the floor, the therapist starts with an oil massage with their hands and feet, gradually warming up and softening muscle tissues, fascia and organs, facilitating breathing and improving circulation followed by assisted yoga stretches, tractions and gentle mobilizations which help lengthen the tissues and can help bring a deep sense of relaxation and renewed energy. Through these gentle movements, we also help relax tendons and ligaments and renew the synovial fluid in joints. We work with the whole body with emphasis on the areas that need more work. Besides oil, we use a herbal powder called Calamus which creates a pleasant exfoliating feeling, but mainly it helps improve blood circulation and warm up the tissues quicker, intensifying the benefits of the massage. It helps to remove natural toxins and supports the proper function of the lymphatic system, resulting in a feeling of total renovation, vitality, and wellbeing.
90 min 750 Kr
Clipcard: 4 sessions of 90 min (last session half price)
Valid for 1 year
(valid untill the end of August)
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
A deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).1 It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Deep tissue massage techniques are used to break up scar tissue and physically break down muscle “knots” or adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) that can disrupt circulation and cause pain, limited range of motion, and inflammation. Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during a deep tissue massage. You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on tense areas. After the massage, you may feel some stiffness or soreness, but it should subside within a day or so. Be sure to contact your massage therapist if you have concerns or if you feel pain after having a massage.
90 min 700 Kr
60 min 550 Kr
30 min 400 Kr
ANTI STRESS MASSAGE WITH AROMATHERAPY
In order to rid your body of anxiety and stress, you need to totally relax. This massage relaxes the muscles and especially the nervous system. It is performed with slow and rhythmic strokes, including scalp, face, and neck. Certified pure essential oils are used to help the brain to release endomorphin 'feel good' hormones. These hormones trigger feelings of relaxation and relieve you of pain, tension, anxiety, and stress.
90 min 700Kr
60 min 550Kr
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