Spring Equinox 108 Sun Salutation Workshop


This class is taught by:

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.

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.
SPRING EQUINOX 108 SUN SALUTATIONS WORKSHOP
 
Saturday, March 25 * 11h-13h * 25€
 
DESCRIPTION 
 
The Spring Equinox represents a change in the seasons, this is a powerful time to celebrate this change and challenge yourself with 108 sun salutations.

108 is a sacred number in many cultures and religions and has great significance in the ancient yogic texts.

- The diameter of the sun is 108 times that of the earth
- There are 108 sounds in the Sanksrit language (the old language recorded), 54 representing feminine energy and 54 representing masculine energy
- There are said to be 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra - 108 is a Harshad (meaning “great joy” in Sanskrit) number - it’s divisible by the sum of its digits
- There are said to be 108 earthly desires, lies and delusions

The list goes on and on !

By doing 108 sun salutations we bow down to and honour the sun, that which gives us our life energy. - We can use this practice to “get in the zone” – repetitive activity is favourable for meditation - Discover your own discipline and challenge yourself - Release the old and welcome in the new…summer is on its way !! - Detox the body and mind by getting your sweat on

The workshop will end with a long relaxation, meditation, and pranayama practice (breath work) to complete the ritual.

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR
 
  • Wear comfortable clothing ; practice will be done barefoot
  • Yoga Mat (there are no mats to borrow in the space generally)
  • Sweat towel recommended
  • Bottle of water
DIRECTIONS


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ABOUT THE TEACHER


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.

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REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICIES


Refunds will be available as Affordable Yoga & Fitness account credit up until 72 hours (or 3 days) before the scheduled workshop. No refunds of any form will be given after this deadline. Cancellation and refund requests may be sent to support@affordableyogafitness.com.


"Early Canceling" the workshop yourself 2 hours or more before the start time will not reinstate your credit. You must directly contact Support to request this action.


Low Attendance Cancellation Policy:


There must be 4 or more participants registered for this workshop 48 hours (or 2 days) before it is scheduled to take place. If not, we will need to cancel the workshop. In this case, you will be notified of the cancellation and you will be refunded in the form of Affordable Yoga & Fitness account credit that can be used towards future workshops, or any of our classes and services.