Outdoor Hatha Flow Yoga 60min - Parc Andre Citroen


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. 

Hanna Ryden

French Speaking
Hanna Rydén is an international yoga teacher and journalist with roots in Sweden.
She is currently based in Paris, where she is the European correspondent for the Swedish daily newspaper Göteborgs-Posten (www.gp.se). She also writes for Scandinavia's largest yoga magazine Yoga för Dig (www.yogafordig.nu).
Before Paris, she was living in India for 2,5 years where she was teaching yoga and freelancing as a journalist. She did her yoga training in India and Sweden.
Her yoga is based on classical hatha yoga and allows everyone to participate. Sometimes the lessons will be more with flow, other times there will be more influence of kundalini and yin yoga. Everything depends of the energy in the room!
The key words in her teaching are allowance, joy and warmth.
Hanna does not currently teach any regular classes with us.
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 taught in English, most of our teachers do speak some French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.

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 credit restored to accounts.

WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING

- This class is practiced barefoot
- Please wear comfortable clothes
- Water Bottle
- Yoga mat or Towel

CHANGING FACILITIES

As we will be practicing 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 this type of physical fitness.