Alice

Alice has her mother to thank for introducing her to the wonders of Yoga and of Paris. After several special trips to Paris with her mother as a child and teenager, Alice began to dream of one day living here. So, she finally booked a one-way ticket from the U.K. (her home country), packed her bags, and made that dream come true.

She started practising Sivananda Yoga with her mother when she was 15, and over the years has experimented with many types of Yoga, including Ashtanga, Hatha, Jivamukti, Yin, and Restorative.

She completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow at Sampoorna Yoga in Goa, India. She has long been drawn towards Eastern philosophy, and is as concerned with the spiritual elements and benefits of yoga as the physical.

Outside of class, Alice is a writer and music journalist, specialising in interviews with hip-hop artists. Music is an integral part of her life, believing that listening to music has the potential to be a sublimely spiritual experience. She simply loves to combine yoga practice with the sonic vibrations that too stir her soul.

In her Vinyasa Flow classes you can expect to move, stretch, and sweat through dynamic sequences, with an emphasis on syncopating the breath to movement. And, of course, to hear lovingly curated playlists of underground and old school hip-hop.

Alice does not currently teach any regular classes with us. 

 



Alice instructs the following:
  • Dynamic Flow Vinyasa Yoga

  • Dynamic Flow Vinyasa is a high-intensity class geared towards building heat, detoxing the body, exploring personal limits, and letting the body sweat!  Each class will focus on a varying theme including opening the heart & backbends, hips & twists, full body flow, or a sequence for inversions & arm balances... just to name a few.  As the class is structured around traditional Vinyasa technique, special attention will be given to the fluid transition between each posture allowing for a vibrant and intimate connection to the self. 
    This class is taught in English, some of our teachers do speak French, don't hesitate to ask if you need help understanding.

    Ce cours est plus intense que les cours de Vinyasa "simple". Ici on transpire pour nettoyer le corps! Chaque cours aura un thème (ouvrir le coeur, les torsions, inversions...) Comme c'est un cours de vinyasa, l'appui sera toujours sur la fluidité entre les postures et une connexion intime avec soi même. Prenez votre tapis, une bouteille d'eau et venez découvrir.

    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), 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, but please note that this particular class is geared towards a higher intensity pace for students familiar with their practice. Our instructors give careful guidance to ensure that everyone is comfortable in the understanding the transitions, but if you are looking for a softer, more foundational yoga experience, check out our full schedule of classes where most all other options cater to a more 'all-levels' offering.

    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 or fitness.

  • Outdoor Vinyasa Flow, 90min - Parc Andre Citroen
  • The purpose of a Vinyasa class is to link the traditional yoga asanas / postures together into a harmonious flow of transitioning positions while giving focus to active meditation. This could be considered a more 'active' class than our Hatha offerings. It is dynamic yet soft in nature, and relaxation is often reserved to the end of the session. The sequence of postures will vary from class to class, building on the fluid transitions of core asanas to develop strength, flexibility, balance and focus.
    This class is taught in English, most of our teachers do speak some French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.

    Le but d'un cours de Vinyasa est de relier les asanas traditionnels/postures ensemble dans un flux harmonieux, tout en donnant l'accent à la méditation active. Cela pourrait être considéré comme un cours plus «actif» que nos cours de Hatha. Il est dynamique mais doux en nature, et la détente est souvent réservé à la fin de la session. La séquence de postures varie d'un cours à l’autre travaillant sur les transitions fluides d'asanas de base pour développer de la force, de la souplesse, de l'équilibre et de la concentration. Le cours est ouvert à tous et il est en Anglais, n'hésitez pas à demander de l'aide à mieux comprendre. Apportez votre tapis de yoga ou une serviette.

    DIRECTIONS

    For these outdoor summer classes, it is important to be on time to meet the group and travel to the practice space.

    Nearest metro: Line 8: Lourmel (8 minutes walking). Or Line 10 : Javel/André Citroen (10 minutes walking).

    As our indoor locations are closed during summer vacation, we will be practicing outside at Park Andre Citroen. The meeting point is in the middle of the park next to the Ballon Generali- a big balloon attached to a rope which is very easy to spot.

    If for some reason you are running late, find the group of yogis on the lawns!

    Any problems, follow link for teacher's phone numbers: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/pages/contact

    *If you need to contact the instructor, please do so at least 20 minute before the start of class. As our teachers will be busy checking in students with their personal smartphones 15 minutes before class, please 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 of class.

    CLASS CANCELLATION
    - BAD WEATHER
    This class is subject to cancellation depending on weather conditions. If the teacher deems the conditions or forecast unsafe or too disagreeable then the class will be cancelled 2 hours or more before the start time. An auto-email will be sent out to students and credit will be restored to accounts. Please check the schedule on days where the weather forecast looks questionable.
    -LOW ATTENDANCE
    Classes with 4 or less students will be cancelled 2 hours before the start of the class. An auto-email will be sent out and class credit restored to accounts.

    WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING
    -Comfortable clothes that don't restrict movement
    -This class is generally practiced barefoot
    -Mat or towel
    -Water Bottle
    -Optional - Yoga props - blocks, straps, cushions, etc

    CHANGING FACILITIES
    As we will be exercising outdoors, there are no dedicated changing facilities. If it is possible, please come changed into your exercise clothes.

    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 or fitness.