Hatha 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

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.

Hatha yoga style incorporates a series of isolated / static postures that are held for between 30sec and 3mins with rests in between. This style of class always incorporates deep relaxation and breathing exercises in addition to the practice of yoga asanas / postures. The slower pace also allows for a more concentrated focus of proper body alignment in each pose.  This is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the traditional postures that are used in a more fluid Vinyasa class.
This class is held in English, most of our teachers do speak come French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.

Le yoga Hatha intègre une série de postures tenues pour entre 30sec et 3mn. On utilise des postures de "repos" entre chaque asana. Ce style de cours incorpore toujours une profonde relaxation et des exercices de respiration, en plus de la pratique du yoga asanas / postures. Le rythme plus lent permet également une approche plus concentrée d'alignement du corps dans chaque pose. Ceci est une excellente occasion de se familiariser avec les postures traditionnelles qui sont utilisées dans les cours de Vinyasa qui est plus rapide.
Ce cours est en français. Si ce n'est pas votre langue maternelle, n'hésitez pas à demander des précisions au professeur. 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:
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:

  • Sat 01 Jul 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 08 Jul 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 15 Jul 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 22 Jul 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 29 Jul 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 05 Aug 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Louise Cutler
  • Sat 12 Aug 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Louise Cutler
  • Sat 19 Aug 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Louise Cutler
  • Sat 26 Aug 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Louise Cutler
  • Sat 02 Sep 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 09 Sep 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 16 Sep 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 23 Sep 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 30 Sep 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 07 Oct 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 14 Oct 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell
  • Sat 21 Oct 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Matthieu Waddell