Pilates and Core Fusion


This class is taught by:

Miki Molnar

Miki is an experienced certified bodyART Instructor and a Nike Master trainer from Budapest. He moved to Paris in 2016 following his partner.  He started his career as a professional swimmer and a fitness trainer winning multiple awards in Hungary.  Always with a positive mind, Miki uses several training methodologies which all connect during his classes.

His passion for bodyART started when he was looking for more than a personal practice, specifically a methodology connecting mind and body together.  He fell in love with the way bodyART combines a unique and harmonious synergy with a fun, intense and rehabilitative experience.  bodyART has changed the way Miki approaches training methods for himself and for others.  Now present in 22 countries, based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine principals of Yin and Yang, it is a functional training system that balances strength, flexibility and mental concentration at the same time.

Miki is now passionate about bringing positive energy and happiness into people’s life through the practice of bodyART.  His classes are opened to all ages, genders or levels.  All classes are performed barefoot with your body as your own equipment and uses breathing techniques to equalize your powerful and dynamic energy.

During the classes he motivates students giving variations for total newcomers to yoga as well as fitness addicts.  bodyART means freedom for every participant on a personal level.  Miki is there to support you through the whole training whenever you need advice or an encouraging smile.

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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.

Katie Ribas

French speaking
Katie is from Denver, CO and was brought appropriately to Paris, the city of love, in 2013 by following her heart and marrying a Frenchman.
Off the yoga mat, she is a member of a wall-climbing club, which has enabled her to pursue outdoor rock climbing and bouldering. She also holds a master’s degree in opera performance, and still performs from time to time in addition to teaching regular music foundation classes to children.

She has been a certified yoga teacher since 2012 when she completed a 200-hour program with Core Power Yoga, a Yoga Alliance registered studio. She later finished training programs with Next Generation Yoga for Kids, to share her practice with younger yoginis, and The Institut de Gasquet for pre and post-natal yoga.

During her yoga classes, one can expect to have a light hearted and playful session while maintaining the integrity of yogic tradition. She purposefully centers each class around a theme, encouraging everyone, including herself, to take the practice deeper than the physical level and to take what they have gained during the session out the door with them. To follow Katie’s regular teaching schedule, please subscribe to the group: Katie’s Yoga on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/409692662426904/

Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress, and creates long, lean muscles without bulking up. Pilates takes a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked and the body moves as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity.

These classes are guaranteed to strengthen your abs, burn fat and sculpt your body!
This class is taught in English, most of our teachers do speak some French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.

Le Pilates est une pratique qui renforce le corps entier, sans trop travailler une partie ni oublier une autre. Le mélange d'exercises de force et de souplesse améliore la posture, réduit le stresse et sculpte les muscles. Le cours est en anglais mais n'hésitez pas à demander des précisions si vous ne comprenez pas. Prenez votre tapis de yoga ou une serviette, une bouteille d'eau. Ce cours est pratiqué pieds nus et il est ouverts à tous.

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) 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.
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed 24 May 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Miki Molnar
  • Sun 28 May 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Miki Molnar
  • Wed 31 May 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Miki Molnar
  • Sun 04 Jun 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 07 Jun 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Katie Ribas
  • Sun 11 Jun 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Wed 14 Jun 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Miki Molnar
  • Sun 18 Jun 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Miki Molnar
  • Wed 21 Jun 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Miki Molnar
  • Sun 25 Jun 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Miki Molnar
  • Wed 28 Jun 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Miki Molnar
  • Sun 02 Jul 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Miki Molnar
  • Wed 05 Jul 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Miki Molnar