Ashtanga Primary Series 90 minutes


This class is taught by:

Micheline Zamora

Micheline has called many places home: Manila, Texas, California, New York, and now, Paris. She also has many loves: fiction, poetry, picnics, hot choco, and is now dabbling in "making stuff" like shortcakes, cheese, and picture books for her kid. And of course, she loves yoga.

She has been practicing on and off since she was 12, doing sun salutations to her mom's Gaiam VHS tapes. She graduated from Vinyasa Yoga to Bikram, before finally falling in love with Ashtanga.

Yoga, to Micheline, is a practice in quieting the mind, being present, and listening. Ashtanga is her favored style because she believes it is especially conducive to being a moving meditation. It is always the same series of poses, and the practice changes from day to day based on the body (and mindset) of the practitioner.  Her classes are fast-paced and challenging, but accessible to beginners that are ready to push themselves.

Micheline received her 200-hr teacher training from AV108 Yoga School in the Philippines and has studied Children's and Community Yoga with Rainbow Kids Yoga.

~~ Ashtanga is the original Power Vinyasa class: a very active moving meditation with many opportunities to both strengthen and energize the body. This Ashtanga Basics class introduces beginners to the primary series of this practice. Having the same sequence each time gives room for keeping the mind clear and focused, allowing students to observe how the body continues to change and evolve.  Just be ready for a challenging practice that requires a humble and non-competitive outlook.

Atie Julie

Atie is from Indonesia and claims that she is still pure Indonesian even after living in Tokyo, New York and now Paris. She earned her 200 hour yoga teacher certification and Level 1 Restorative certification from Yogaworks in New York. Following her loving husband, she arrived in Paris in November of 2015.

Her personal fitness regime includes dance classes, CrossFit, and weight lifting. However, yoga is her passion and stable foundation wherever she happens to be living. According to Atie her experience in yoga brings enlightenment and liberation for her being, and her practice is the ultimate journey to herself: body, mind and soul.

She has taught corporate/group classes as well as private clients in New York and Jakarta. Her style when guiding Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga classes is energizing, challenging, and playful and at the same time calming and nurturing. She believes that a smile is as important as the breath. "Yoga is for everybody and every body", and she encourages students not hesitate to ask her about postures and their modifications.

Her exploration of Yoga extends to other styles such as Iyengar, Dharma Yoga and Ashtanga. Patanjali's "Yoga Sutras" is the book of choice that she is always returning to, and that she brings with her wherever she travels.

As happy as she is in all of her other fitness endeavors she is on the lookout for a Badminton partner, so get in touch with her if you would like to play! 
Ashtanga is the original power Hatha class: a very active moving meditation with many opportunities to both strengthen and energize the body. This Ashtanga Basics class introduces beginners to the primary series of this practice. Having the same sequence each time gives room for keeping the mind clear and focused, allowing students to observe how the body continues to change and evolve.

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

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.
 
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Upcoming classes:

  • Sun 19 Nov 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 26 Nov 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 03 Dec 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 10 Dec 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 17 Dec 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm with Atie Julie
  • Sun 07 Jan 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 14 Jan 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm with Micheline Zamora
  • Sun 21 Jan 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm with Micheline Zamora