Hatha Flow Yoga - 60 min


This class is taught by:

Benjamin Hart

Benjamin is a Texas-Born World-Resident with a life-long relationship to movement and energy. A student of theater, dance, and gymnastics since the age of four, his yoga practice initially blossomed in the sand and sun of Barcelona where his ‘Beach Bikram’ classes took off.  Having lived in Los Angeles and New York City, Benjamin gainined his RYT 200hr Yoga Teacher certificate in Dallas, and came straight to Paris following Love and Life's Adventures. 

For Benjamin, yoga is truly a practice of Union with ourselves, with each other, and with the Divine, resonant in All. His classes utilize the flowing pace of traditional Vinyasa technique with an infusion of his studies as a modern day Urban Shaman focusing on the inner journey, energy harmonization, and intentional manifestation. Beginners will love his accessible approach while experienced yogis are certainly in for something refreshing and new.

The format for Benjamin’s classes has been well-described as ‘Rainbow Yoga’, meaning that the seven Chakra energy centers within each of our bodies are the foundation and focus of his series. These resonating energetic vortexes are paired with appropriate traditional yoga postures to awaken and purify the physical as well as energy bodies. The seven Elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Sound, Light and Thought are also incorporated for a joyful time of self-healing, counterbalance, and exploration of the infinite Here and Now.

While it may sound different from the standard class structure, students find Benjamin’s offering as a delightful addition to their regular yoga practice and an excellent opportunity to expand their daily routine.

For more information on Benjamin's additional activities, check out his MeetUp group: http://www.meetup.com/Namaste-Adventures/

Sade Amina Nadour

Sade received her teacher certification in India three years ago and has been sharing the practice of yoga across the globe since . Sade initially trained in the ashtanga vinyasa tradition and went on to further study other lineages such as Iyengar , hatha, and vipassana meditation. This can be seen in her classes through a diverse way of intelligent and mindful movement.

Tea drinking, chocolate eating, hula hooping yogi and forever student brought to Paris by love (of course) and her passion for dance and circus arts.
Her vinyasa class is a creative, dynamic, and harmonious flow of movement led by breath and mindfulness accessible for all levels. She offers a practice to strengthen and awaken BodyMind.

Her restorative classes are Iyengar based infused with Buddhist meditation techniques with long held restoring poses calming the central nervous system and monkey mind!

Everything is in constant change and yoga is a way of living, guiding us through this. A practice of love.
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured" B.K.S Iyengar. 

Sade is currently not teaching any regular classes with us. 

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! 
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: 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:

  • Tue 02 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Benjamin Hart
  • Thu 04 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sade Amina Nadour
  • Tue 09 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Atie Julie
  • Thu 11 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sade Amina Nadour
  • Tue 16 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Benjamin Hart
  • Thu 18 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sade Amina Nadour
  • Tue 23 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Benjamin Hart
  • Thu 25 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sade Amina Nadour
  • Tue 30 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Benjamin Hart
  • Thu 01 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sade Amina Nadour
  • Tue 06 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Benjamin Hart
  • Thu 08 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sade Amina Nadour
  • Tue 13 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Benjamin Hart