Due to popular demand from many of you asking for a daytime class, I am proud to announce this new addition to our timetable of Affordable Yoga classes.
Every Wednesday and Friday Lunchtimes I will welcome you at the same space and room to join the class to enjoy, relax and de-stress in the middle of the day, before you get on with the rest of it.
The class format and goals stay similar.
One hour Hatha yoga class to strengthen, revitalise and energise your body. Relaxation exercises to de-stress your mind.
For those who are living, working or passing by Central Paris regularly.
Directions on how to find the room once you are at the address:
Salle “Bernandos”, 4th floor (staircase B), Salles Saint Roch, 35 Rue Saint Roch, 75001.
Metro. Tuileries (5 min walk); Pyramides (5 min walk); Opera (7min walk)
How to find ‘Salle Bernandos’. As you walk into the building, take Staircase 'B' and go straight up the stairs to the 4th (top) floor where you will see a door (only one there) walk in and go to the end of the corridor where you will find the room and us. (Changing facilities will be inside the room.)
I will put up signs showing you the direction so hopefully no one should get lost, but if you do have any trouble finding us, here is my number 0605965013.
PS. As I do not have a car, I would ask all to please bring your own mats, for those who wish, it will be possible to buy mats at the lesson and I would then ask you to bring them to each class with you.
I am able to source 183cm x 61cm x 4.5cm mats, specially designed for yoga and made out of non-toxic environmentally friendly materials in various colours. €20
...if you would like more detailed information about the classes:
What to expect from a Hatha Yoga Class: (60min)
Hatha yoga style incorporates a series of isolated postures (yoga asanas) that are held for between 30sec and 3mins. With rest in between. This style of class always incorporates deep relaxation and breathing exercises in addition to the practice of yoga asanas (yoga postures).
My ‘home school’ and primary influence of my teachers during gaining my qualification is Hatha Sivananda yoga style. However, I aim to teach a varied mix of lessons to continually evolve the classes, build on our practice and introduce variety. I also have some colleagues who teach different yoga styles who I plan to invite as guest teachers at a later stage.
What to bring with you:
I ask you to each bring your own mat. As I don’t have a car so it will be difficult for me to carry enough mats for everyone for each class. But to make it easier for people who do not currently own a yoga mat - I will have some mats available for sale at each class. It will be yours to keep and I would ask you to bring it with you to each class. The mats I can source for you are €20 each and are made from special non-toxic environmentally friendly materials.
You may wish to bring a bottle of water with you (but not necessary).
What to wear:
You are welcome to wear anything you feel comfortable in, but generally it is advised to wear cotton clothes that does not restrict your movement in any way. Yoga is practiced barefoot with no socks on but to ensure your comfort during the relaxation part or the class, you can bring a pair of socks and a jumper.
As the halls are not part of dedicated yoga centres, there are no dedicated changing facilities as such, so if you could come as ready as possible in your yoga clothes it would be great, however, due to a shape of the room in 35 Rue Saint Roch, there will be an opportunity to turn a part of a room into a space to get changed for yogis and yoginis separately. :) In the facility in the 15e, you will be able to use toilets to get changed in.
Can be adapted to all levels from beginner to intermediate, so all levels are welcome at all classes. To accommodate the needs of all students, I will provide a short introduction to yoga practice at the beginning (if there are any people who have never done it before) and explanations of exercises as we go. I will also give adaptations for certain postures to make them more or less advanced as necessary for different people. I will demonstrate all the postures in detail and my yoga practice is usually performed at a pace that will allow everyone to follow comfortably.
If English is not your first language, I also speak French and Russian so additional explanations will be possible in those languages as well.
Although yoga has many very beneficial health effects, to make sure no harm is made during beginning of your practice, I will ask everyone to fill out a short health questionnaire when you come to your first class. I will use this information confidentially to adapt the exercises specifically to cater for your needs (if you have any).
You can pay in 3 ways
3) Bank transfer (details available upon request)
As the price of the class is already low, I am not able to offer concessions for block payments, however if you find it easier to pay for 10 or 20 classes in one go, I will be happy to accept that and issue you a class pass.