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.

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.
CLASS DESCRIPTION
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

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 29 Mar 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 05 Apr 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 12 Apr 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 19 Apr 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 26 Apr 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 03 May 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 10 May 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 17 May 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 24 May 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 31 May 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Wed 07 Jun 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Wed 14 Jun 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Wed 21 Jun 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Wed 28 Jun 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Wed 05 Jul 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Wed 12 Jul 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Wed 19 Jul 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm with Louise Cutler