Hatha Yoga - 60 min


This class is taught by:

Gillian Grant

Gillian is an American living in Paris for over a decade. Yoga became a major part of her life after giving birth to her son 10 years ago. Her practice has helped to maintain balance in her personal and professional life. Teaching for Gillian is a way to help others also find balance in the often hectic urban environment.

Also, as a student of Ayurvedic medicine, Gillian finds much joy in working with homeopathy as an alternative way of healing that is complementary to modern medicine. As a Reiki master, she has practiced the healing arts through touch and the redirection of energy in the body.

Gillian completed her Yoga training (200 RYT) at the Sivananda Ashram in Orleans, France. The Sivananda style is very traditional Hatha with a major focus on meditation and spirituality. Hatha is a slow and steady practice that helps build a strong body and mind while focusing on the breath and energy centers of the body. Gillian completed her Kundalini Yoga training with 3HO, the association formed by the Guru Yogi Bhajan to bring the practice of Kundalini to the West. Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul.

Louise Cutler

French speaking
Louise is originally from England, where she grew up in beautiful Cornwall. In 2001 she moved over to Brittany and in 2009 Louise moved to Paris for her job as store manager in an organic Naturalia shop. After leaving this stressful and exhausting job, Louise decided to stay and teach yoga in Paris.
 
Louise is a huge fan of cooking and eating! As a vegetarian, she combines flavours, spices and origines to create a colourful, healthy, international fusion.
She loves to travel, to meet new people, discover places, ideas, and collecting recipes where ever she goes.
 
Louise followed an intensive 200h classical yoga teacher training in Spain in 2013. This is where she learned the basics of alignment and asana, aswell as breathing and relaxation techniques and meditation.
In 2015, Louise followed one of her inspiring teachers in a ten week ayurveda course, the Dinacharya, where she discovered the basics of ayurveda and how to bring it into everyday life to live a more peaceful, happy and healthy life.  She has also studied crystal healing, Korean relaxation massage and Reiki.
 
In her own practice, Louise enjoys the natural mix of subtle and dynamic movement. Being on her mat and listening to her body and practicing what it asks for. She especially loves the energy created in a slow, mindful, expansive flow which balances both the body, the mind and the more subtle elements of the self.
As much as possible Louise moves from the heart when on the mat, she also reminds herself regularly to smile and have fun !
In the past few years, breath work and mantra have eased themselves into her practice, as well as self massage and gratitude.
 
Louise's classes are light hearted with a positive and optimistic vibe. She encourages students to listen to their body, to feel their breath and to relax into each posture.
In each class Louise focuses on alignment, grounding and expanding.   Falling over, cracking joints and laughter are all welcome in her classes which begin with intention and finish in gratitude.

Atie Julie

Atie is from Indonesia and claims that she is still pure Indonesian even after living in Tokyo, New York and now Paris. She earned her 200 hour yoga teacher certification and Level 1 Restorative certification from Yogaworks in New York. Following her loving husband, she arrived in Paris in November of 2015.

Her personal fitness regime includes dance classes, CrossFit, and weight lifting. However, yoga is her passion and stable foundation wherever she happens to be living. According to Atie her experience in yoga brings enlightenment and liberation for her being, and her practice is the ultimate journey to herself: body, mind and soul.

She has taught corporate/group classes as well as private clients in New York and Jakarta. Her style when guiding Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga classes is energizing, challenging, and playful and at the same time calming and nurturing. She believes that a smile is as important as the breath. "Yoga is for everybody and every body", and she encourages students not hesitate to ask her about postures and their modifications.

Her exploration of Yoga extends to other styles such as Iyengar, Dharma Yoga and Ashtanga. Patanjali's "Yoga Sutras" is the book of choice that she is always returning to, and that she brings with her wherever she travels.

As happy as she is in all of her other fitness endeavors she is on the lookout for a Badminton partner, so get in touch with her if you would like to play! 

Hatha yoga style incorporates a series of isolated / static postures that are held for between 30sec and 3mins with rests in between. This style of class always incorporates deep relaxation and breathing exercises in addition to the practice of yoga asanas / postures. The slower pace also allows for a more concentrated focus of proper body alignment in each pose.  This is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the traditional postures that are used in a more fluid Vinyasa class.
This class is held in English, most of our teachers do speak some French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.

Le yoga Hatha intègre une série de postures tenues pour entre 30sec et 3mn. On utilise des postures de "repos" entre chaque asana. Ce style de cours incorpore toujours une profonde relaxation et des exercices de respiration, en plus de la pratique du yoga asanas / postures. Le rythme plus lent permet également une approche plus concentrée d'alignement du corps dans chaque pose. Ceci est une excellente occasion de se familiariser avec les postures traditionnelles qui sont utilisées dans les cours de Vinyasa qui est plus rapide.
Ce cours est en anglais. Si ce n'est pas votre langue maternelle, n'hésitez pas à demander des précisions au professeur. Prenez votre tapis de yoga ou une serviette, des vêtements souples et une bouteille d'eau. Pour plus d'informations sur le lieux, regardez notre site "contact us".

WHAT TO WEAR

-Comfortable clothes that don't restrict movement
-This class is generally practiced barefoot

*Showers and designated changing facilities available only at Studio Bleu in 75009; all other indoor locations have restroom facilities available for changing.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

-Mat or towel (there are no mats available to borrow in the spaces)
-Water Bottle
-Optional - Yoga props - blocks, straps, cushions, etc

*Yoga mats are available for purchase for 24€. Non-toxic materials, variety of colors, size: 63cm x 183cm. Follow link to purchase: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioId=39852&stype=43&prodid=10162

Mats can be delivered to our classes in the locations in 75001 (St. Roch), 75015 (Etienne Pernet) and 75009 (Studio Bleu). Once ordered, email support@affordableyogafitness.com, and let us know during which class and at which location you would like to pick up your mat. Please bring your receipt to the class. In some cases a few days notice may be needed to make sure the mat is at the class, so we appreciate your patience if and when this happens.

CLASS LEVEL

This class is open to every level of practitioner from beginners on up.  Our instructors give careful guidance to ensure that everyone is comfortable in the foundation of the posture, and modifications to increase or decrease the intensity of each position will be available.  Feel free to ask for modifications. 

DIRECTIONS

Please verify class location or address on our schedule as we have several venues in Paris: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/apps/mindbody/list-schedule

Location details can be found on the ‘Contact Us’ page: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/pages/contact

When you enter the building, look to follow the Affordable Yoga signs to your specific room.

Any problems, follow link for teacher's phone numbers: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/pages/contact

*Please note that there is limited mobile phone reception at the studios. If you need to contact the instructor, please do so at least 20 minute before the start of class. Since our teachers will be busy checking in students with their personal smartphones starting 15 minutes before class, please send a text as opposed to calling as they will most likely not be able to take a call. No communication will be possible after the start time of class.

HEALTH SCREENING

Please notify your instructor if you have undergone any recent surgeries or are currently experiencing any physical injuries. While yoga has many very beneficial health effects, we want to know how to best work with each of our student’s individual restrictions. Please consult a doctor if you have any personal concerns about practicing yoga or fitness.
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon 26 Jun 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Tue 27 Jun 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Tue 27 Jun 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Fri 30 Jun 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Sat 01 Jul 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 02 Jul 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Atie Julie
  • Mon 03 Jul 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Tue 04 Jul 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Tue 04 Jul 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Fri 07 Jul 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Sat 08 Jul 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Gillian Grant