Ashtanga Primary Series 90 minutes


This class is taught by:

Micheline Zamora

Micheline has called many places home: Manila, Texas, California, New York, and now, Paris. She also has many loves: fiction, poetry, picnics, hot choco, and is now dabbling in "making stuff" like shortcakes, cheese, and picture books for her kid. And of course, she loves yoga.

She has been practicing on and off since she was 12, doing sun salutations to her mom's Gaiam VHS tapes. She graduated from Vinyasa Yoga to Bikram, before finally falling in love with Ashtanga.

Yoga, to Micheline, is a practice in quieting the mind, being present, and listening. Ashtanga is her favored style because she believes it is especially conducive to being a moving meditation. It is always the same series of poses, and the practice changes from day to day based on the body (and mindset) of the practitioner.  Her classes are fast-paced and challenging, but accessible to beginners that are ready to push themselves.

Micheline received her 200-hr teacher training from AV108 Yoga School in the Philippines and has studied Children's and Community Yoga with Rainbow Kids Yoga.

~~ Ashtanga is the original Power Vinyasa class: a very active moving meditation with many opportunities to both strengthen and energize the body. This Ashtanga Basics class introduces beginners to the primary series of this practice. Having the same sequence each time gives room for keeping the mind clear and focused, allowing students to observe how the body continues to change and evolve.  Just be ready for a challenging practice that requires a humble and non-competitive outlook.
Ashtanga is the original power Hatha class: a very active moving meditation with many opportunities to both strengthen and energize the body. This Ashtanga Basics class introduces beginners to the primary series of this practice. Having the same sequence each time gives room for keeping the mind clear and focused, allowing students to observe how the body continues to change and evolve.

L'Ashtanga est l'origine du Power Hatha - une meditation en movement très dynamique avec plein d'occasions de renforcer et d'énergiser le corps. Ce cours d'Ashtanga est une introduction à la première série d'Ashtanga. En faisant la même séquence à chaque cours laisse les élèves une opportunité de voir le changement dans leur pratique.

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:

  • Sun 24 Sep 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 01 Oct 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 08 Oct 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 15 Oct 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 22 Oct 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 29 Oct 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 05 Nov 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 12 Nov 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 19 Nov 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 26 Nov 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 03 Dec 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 10 Dec 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 17 Dec 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 31 Dec 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 07 Jan 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 14 Jan 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 21 Jan 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Micheline Zamora