Slow Flow Yoga


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.
The purpose of this class is to provide a dynamically un-rushed collection of Vinyasa yoga postures that pay special attention to graceful transition, intimate body awareness, and purposeful fluid strength.  Think of it as the powerful counterbalance to a dynamic class where the intensity comes from speed.  Here, we invite the strength of slow-motion to deepen and inform our relationship to the body.
While beginners are certainly welcome, this is not necessarily intended to be an 'easier' class.   

This class is held in English, most of our teachers do speak some French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.

Le but de ce cours es  de donner une collection de postures style Vinyasa, d'une manière dynamique mais sans se presser. Les postures accordent de l'importance à la transition gracieuse, à une conscience intime du corps et une force fluide.L'intensité retrouvée dans ce cours ne vient pas de la vitesse comme dans un cours de Vinyasa Dynamique mais de la lenteur et précision des mouvements. Le cours est ouverts à tous, mais ce n'est pas un cours typiquement "facile" malgré sa lenteur.
Le cours est en anglais, n'hésitez pas à demander de l'aide à comprendre. Il faut apporter un tapis de yoga ou une serviette et une bouteille d'eau. 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: 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:

  • Thu 29 Jun 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Louise Cutler