Outdoor Kundalini Yoga, 90min - Tuileries, RIGHT GROVE


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.

DIRECTIONS

We will meet outside the Metro Tuileries, just inside the gates of the gardens. About five minutes before the start of class, we will walk over to the two tree groves closer to the Louvre on either side of the mini Arc de Triomphe. So be sure to arrive in plenty of time to get checked in and walk over with the group. For those arriving late, come find us there!
This class will be held on the tree grove on the RIGHT
(when you are looking at the Louvre).

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

- This class is practiced barefoot
- Please wear comfortable clothes, white if possible
- 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. Please consult a doctor if you have any personal concerns about practicing this type of physical fitness.