Slow Flow Yoga Bilingual English/Français - 60min
Helene is a typical "Parisienne" since she lived in the city for 22 years now, but her heart is in Brittany by the ocean. She loves long walks to observe the changing lights of nature and taking pictures, as her first job is photographer. She is also a big fan of vegan cooking, always trying new recipes for her friends and family, especially cakes ! :)
Helene discovered the benefits of yoga after practicing martial arts intensively, which left her with several tendinitis, prohibiting her from any sport although she was a big fan of surfing... Yoga has allowed her to relieve her pain and has taught her to get in touch with herself, as well as her physical and mental abilities. Yoga also provided valuable emotional balance in an intense city as Paris.
With 10 years of regular Vinyasa practice at Gerard Arnaud Studio, she decided to deepen her knowledge and followed the initial training of the French Federation of Yoga with Gérard Arnaud in 2015 (RYT 200). Helene also benefited from the knowledge of the perineum thanks to Dr. Bernadette de Gasquet during her two pregnancies. She specialized in the same year in prenatal and post natal yoga at the Institute De Gasquet. She is now happy to care for women before and after childbirth through the method © APOR (Postural-Respiratory Approach).
Helene loves teaching Vinyasa for the accuracy and precision of its alignments. She pays special attention to detailed asanas while respecting the morphology and respective capabilities, in order to avoid injuries or long-term chronic pain.
In prenatal she attaches great importance to listening and welfare moms because she believes conception, pregnancy and birth are the major elements that determine the future life of a human being. So helping to relieve the pain of pregnancy through fair postures, increasing awareness among mothers of the importance of breathing to relax and improve the welfare of the baby are part of the tasks she has set herself in life.
Helene will be teaching in French and English. Feel comfortable with her to ask what you prefer.
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.
The purpose of this class is to provide a dynamically un-rushed collection of Vinyasa yoga postures that pay special attention to graceful transition, intimate body awareness, and purposeful fluid strength. Think of it as the powerful counterbalance to a dynamic class where the intensity comes from speed. Here, we invite the strength of slow-motion to deepen and inform our relationship to the body.
While beginners are certainly welcome, this is not necessarily intended to be an 'easier' class.
This class is held in English, most of our teachers do speak some French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.
Le but de ce cours es de donner une collection de postures style Vinyasa, d'une manière dynamique mais sans se presser. Les postures accordent de l'importance à la transition gracieuse, à une conscience intime du corps et une force fluide.L'intensité retrouvée dans ce cours ne vient pas de la vitesse comme dans un cours de Vinyasa Dynamique mais de la lenteur et précision des mouvements. Le cours est ouverts à tous, mais ce n'est pas un cours typiquement "facile" malgré sa lenteur.
Le cours est en anglais, n'hésitez pas à demander de l'aide à comprendre. Il faut apporter un tapis de yoga ou une serviette et une bouteille d'eau. Le cours est pratiqué pieds nus.
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)
-Optional - Yoga props - blocks, straps, cushions, etc
*Yoga mats are available to purchase for 24€ each. Non-toxic materials, variety of colors, size: 63cm x 183cm. Follow link to purchase: https://affordableyogaaffordablefitness.liveeditaurora.com/pages/prices--packages
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.
As we rent space in several venues across Paris, please verify the class location as listed on our schedule: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/apps/mindbody/list-schedule
Location addresses and transportation details can be found on the ‘Contact Us’ page: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/pages/contact
When you enter the building, look for the Affordable Yoga signs to guide you 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.
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.
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