Vinyasa Flow Yoga - 90min


This class is taught by:

Matthieu Waddell

French speaking
Originally from the USA , Matthieu started yoga as a hobby.  During a trip to India , a "chance" encounter with a yoga teacher changed his life forever. Unknowingly, it was the beginning of a wonderful journey into the world of yoga.

Matthieu was trained in classical Hatha Yoga (TTC and ATTC ) by the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in South India.

Matthieu is also a certified Yoga Nidra teacher. He studied with Micheline Flak - Satyananda Ashram.  In addition, he studied Indian vegetarian cooking with several ayurvedic doctors.

His yoga classes are energetic, fun and accessable to all students.  For Matthieu, yoga is not just about the physical posture, it's a way of life.

For additional information on Matthieu's activities, please visit: http://www.svadharmaayuryoga.com

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.

Cole Zaccaria

French speaking
Cole has been a life-long athlete & a yoga practitioner for the past 14 years. While working & living in NYC as a Fashion Designer for Victoria’s Secret, she received her RYT200h Vinyasa Flow yoga certification from the prominent NYC yoga studio, Sonic Yoga, under the direction of Lauren Hana & Johanna Bell.


Cole has been active in studying a multitude of practices in the yoga community including Budokon with Cameron Shayne, Kundalini with Kia Miller, AyurYoga with Maria Garre and Forrest Yoga with Ana Forrest.
Cole’s philosophy is, “If it’s not fun, don’t bother”. Come sweat and laugh with Cole!

You can follow her on social media by searching “Pop Up Yoga Paris” as well as staying tuned in between yoga sessions with her new online series with Dailymotion @ www.dailymotion.com/PopUpYoga

Rachelle Tersigni

Rachelle comes to Paris from Vancouver Canada, where she had the pleasure of teaching a wide range of yoga classes over the course of eight years.

She trained in India with the Sivananda School in Kerala in 2007, and at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai in 2011 to study yoga Classical Philosophy and the yoga style of Krishnamacharya. One of her greatest teacher influences is Rod Stryker with whom she has completed a training and workshops. She is also influenced by the work of Jill Miller and completed a Yoga Tune Upâ training in 2013.

She combines her studies of yoga and background in Wellness to assist students to achieve balance in their lives.

She teaches four different styles of yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative) as well as Yoga Nidra and Meditation. Her classes are grounded in stability and awareness, she guides students to use their breath in order to find space in their minds and to go deeper into their bodies. Her classes incorporate biomechanics in equal measure to drawing upon awareness of energetics to move blockages.

Rachelle is a lover of cycling, books, life stories, French food and film, psychology, the ocean and chocolate.

The purpose of a Vinyasa class is to link the traditional yoga asanas / postures together into a harmonious flow of transitioning positions while giving focus to active meditation. This could be considered a more 'active' class than our Hatha offerings. It is dynamic yet soft in nature, and relaxation is often reserved to the end of the session. The sequence of postures will vary from class to class, building on the fluid transitions of core asanas to develop strength, flexibility, balance and focus.
This class is taught in English, most of our teachers do speak some French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.

Le but d'un cours de Vinyasa est de relier les asanas traditionnels/postures ensemble dans un flux harmonieux, tout en donnant l'accent à la méditation active. Cela pourrait être considéré comme un cours plus «actif» que nos cours de Hatha. Il est dynamique mais doux en nature, et la détente est souvent réservé à la fin de la session. La séquence de postures varie d'un cours à l’autre travaillant sur les transitions fluides d'asanas de base pour développer de la force, de la souplesse, de l'équilibre et de la concentration. Le cours est ouvert à tous et il est en Anglais, n'hésitez pas à demander de l'aide à mieux comprendre. Apportez votre tapis de yoga ou une serviette.

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: 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:

  • Sat 27 May 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sun 28 May 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sat 03 Jun 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sun 04 Jun 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sat 10 Jun 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sun 11 Jun 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sat 17 Jun 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Cole Zaccaria
  • Sun 18 Jun 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sat 24 Jun 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Cole Zaccaria
  • Sun 25 Jun 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sat 01 Jul 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Cole Zaccaria
  • Sun 02 Jul 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm with Rachelle Tersigni
  • Sat 08 Jul 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Cole Zaccaria
  • Sun 09 Jul 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm with Rachelle Tersigni