Hatha Flow Yoga - 90min


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.

Céline Vetter

French speaking
Céline spent the last 10 years abroad: in the USA, Swizerland and the UK. During the past 4 years she was enjoying life whilst teaching fitness classes in London including Zumba, Dance and Body&Mind classes. With some international experience in her pocket, she is now back in her home country of France, where she continues teaching fitness classes with a passion!

Céline is passionate about her job and her main interests are yoga and Dance. She likes to try new choreographies, classes and she loves sharing ideas about classes, postures and fitness practice.

She passed her sports diploma in Switzerland in 2011 where she became a Group Certified Instructor , reaching the required international professional standards for employment in the fitness industry. Céline soon after certified as a Zumba teacher and she also became a BodyBalance certified instructor. BodyBalance is a body & mind class that increases strentgh and flexibility, mixing tai- chi, yoga and pilates. This program combats anxiety and stress. It also improves cardio-respiratory function, promotes weight loss, and improves balance. It is especially recommended to practice during pregnancy.

Her teaching style varies depending on the type of class, but she always teaches from the heart. Students can expect to get a warm, efficient and professional workout in Céline's classes. She likes to connect with people in class, being herself, making jokes, and feeling the music (if any) to nail the workout.

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! 

This Hatha Flow class will focus on the breath, proper alignment of postures, and simple, yet dynamic transitions to strengthen the physical body and calm the mind. Intensely focused postures with modifications for every level, and a deeply relaxing cool-down will be offered.  This class could be considered the merging point between the traditional Hatha (static) and Vinyasa (fluid)  offerings.  
This class is held in English, most of our teachers do speak some French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.

Dans les cours de Hatha Flow, on se concentre sur la respiration et l'alignement avec des transitions simples mais dynamiques pour renforcer le corps et calmer l'esprit. Ce style est entre le Hatha (statique) et le Vinyasa (dynamique). Ouvert à tous avec une profonde relaxation à la fin. Prenez votre tapis de yoga ou une serviette. 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)
-Water Bottle
-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

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

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.

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. 
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed 28 Jun 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 05 Jul 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 12 Jul 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Céline Vetter
  • Wed 19 Jul 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Céline Vetter
  • Wed 26 Jul 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Atie Julie
  • Wed 06 Sep 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 13 Sep 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 20 Sep 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 27 Sep 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 04 Oct 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 11 Oct 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 18 Oct 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 25 Oct 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant