Dynamic Flow Vinyasa Yoga


This class is taught by:

Hayley Rowlands

Hayley Rowlands is a fully certified RYT 200hour yoga teacher. To gain her certification, Hayley travelled to India – the birth place of yoga – and completed an intensive teacher-training course with The Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre in Goa. She was born in South Wales, UK, and currently resides in Paris, France.

Hayley first came to Paris to work as a professional dancer, and fell in love with the city and its openness to the artistic side of life. Her career as a professional dancer has now spanned 12 years, and she feels fortunate to have worked internationally for over a decade.

Throughout her career as a dancer, Hayley has always found solace in yoga practice; she has always utilised yoga as a means of escaping the demands of her fast-paced profession. The consistently strenuous nature of her work, however, concluded in many injuries. This marked a significant turning point for Hayley and, most importantly, her relationship with yoga. She started using the postures in asana as a way to rehabilitate and grew to appreciate the healing properties of yoga. Becoming increasingly devoted, Hayley’s knowledge of the philosophy behind yoga developed and it became abundantly clear to her that she needed more than just physical fitness to feel truly happy. Through yoga, Hayley began to nurture her mind and spirit, as well as her body. Yoga has brought Hayley a sense of contentment and joy; it makes her feel healthier – both physically and mentally.

In Hayley’s classes, she combines her extensive knowledge of dance and yoga, ensuring her students’ movements are precise, whilst utilising a range of breathing techniques to achieve calmness. Hayley’s loving and thoughtful personality shines through during each of her classes, and she always fosters a relaxed, non-judgemental environment. She strives to ensure her students feel free to push themselves, whist maintaining focus on the mind. Through promoting harmony between the body, mind and spirit, Hayley is extremely committed to helping others to thrive. She endeavours to lead a practice that is challenging and focused; however, her adaptability means that she can tailor her practice to suit her students’ needs and abilities. It is of upmost importance to Hayley that yoga is accessible.

Having experienced first-hand the positive impact that yoga can have on a person’s wellbeing, Hayley is incredibly passionate about the everlasting benefits of yoga, and she is committed to bringing yoga to everyone.

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.

Juliette de Bastard

French speaking
Juliette was born in Paris and lived there until she was 17 years old. She then moved to Reims, Aix-en-Provence, Mexico city and then to Montreal before coming back to Paris 2 years ago to work in sustainable development.
Off the mat, Juliette is working full time to set sustainable projects in the business world. She loves to cook, travel, meet new people and find new alternatives to overconsumption!
Juliette completed a 200hr vinyasa yoga training : Expansion Freedom Voice by Janelle Olliel Waters and Amanda Dates in Paris.
Juliette created with her sister Pauline (also a vinyasa yoga teacher) SisterWood Yoga sisterwoodyoga.com
Juliette wants to make yoga accessible to most people. The main objective is to take time for ourself and have fun!
Juliette teaches dynamic vinyasa classes on music integrating asanas and core work to build a sustainable practice and reach one goal : Progress, not perfection.


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!

Céline Vetter

French speaking
Céline spent the last 10 years abroad: in the USA, Swizerland and the UK. During the past 4 years she was enjoying life whilst teaching fitness classes in London including Zumba, Dance and Body&Mind classes. With some international experience in her pocket, she is now back in her home country of France, where she continues teaching fitness classes with a passion!

Céline is passionate about her job and her main interests are yoga and Dance. She likes to try new choreographies, classes and she loves sharing ideas about classes, postures and fitness practice.

She passed her sports diploma in Switzerland in 2011 where she became a Group Certified Instructor , reaching the required international professional standards for employment in the fitness industry. Céline soon after certified as a Zumba teacher and she also became a BodyBalance certified instructor. BodyBalance is a body & mind class that increases strentgh and flexibility, mixing tai- chi, yoga and pilates. This program combats anxiety and stress. It also improves cardio-respiratory function, promotes weight loss, and improves balance. It is especially recommended to practice during pregnancy.

Her teaching style varies depending on the type of class, but she always teaches from the heart. Students can expect to get a warm, efficient and professional workout in Céline's classes. She likes to connect with people in class, being herself, making jokes, and feeling the music (if any) to nail the workout.

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.

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 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, 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.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed 25 Oct 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Hayley Rowlands
  • Thu 26 Oct 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Hanna Ryden
  • Fri 27 Oct 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Hanna Ryden
  • Sat 28 Oct 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Hanna Ryden
  • Sun 29 Oct 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Hanna Ryden
  • Sun 29 Oct 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Juliette de Bastard
  • Wed 01 Nov 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 05 Nov 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Céline Vetter
  • Wed 08 Nov 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 12 Nov 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Céline Vetter
  • Wed 15 Nov 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 19 Nov 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Céline Vetter
  • Wed 22 Nov 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Sun 26 Nov 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Céline Vetter