Kundalini Yoga - 60min


This class is taught by:

Gillian Grant

Gillian is an American Yoga (500 RYT) and Ballet Barre teacher living in Paris for over a decade. Yoga became a major part of her life after giving birth to her son over 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 and practitioner 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 first 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. She 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.
 
Gillian's most recent training (300 RYT) was at The Association for Yoga and Meditation (AYM) in Rishikesh, India. Her Yoga specializations include: Hatha Flow, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Power Yoga and Kundalini. She is also certified in Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic massage.
 
In 2015, Gillian completed her Ballet Barre training with BarreConcept and world-renowned teacher Emma Newham. Gillian's Ballet Barre and Barre au Sol (Floor Barre) are a mixture of traditional Ballet foot and arm positions, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Pilates, Yoga and Bootcamp. Her classes are dynamic, positive, and fun with upbeat music and will leave you feeling strong in your entire body and ready to take on the world!

Kundalini Yoga consists of active and passive asana-based kriyas (exercises), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditations which target the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness, consciousness and spiritual strength. Kundalini Yoga is a yoga that uses the angles of the body through alignment to allow for maximum flow of energy from the base of the spine to the crown of the head (Also known as the chakra system). Each Kundalini class includes a warm-up, dynamic movement, relaxation and meditation. The physical practice and meditation of the class are to prepare the body for the flow of Kundalini energy.

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

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 help@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:

  • Sun 05 Nov 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 12 Nov 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 19 Nov 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 26 Nov 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 03 Dec 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 10 Dec 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 17 Dec 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 24 Dec 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 31 Dec 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 07 Jan 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 14 Jan 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 21 Jan 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 28 Jan 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 04 Feb 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 11 Feb 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 18 Feb 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gillian Grant