TJ Jackson

Meditations in Movement – fly & shine with TJ Jackson

Saturday October 11 & Sunday October 12

Meet  TJ

TJ Jackson TJ Jackson was initiated by Dr. Narasimha in Mysore, India. During a seven year sadhana,  he studied yoga chikitsa (therapy), tantra and hatha raja Yoga and simultaneously trained to become a physician in the US.

During this time, he met Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, forever reshaping his path and eventually realizing his own dharma, or way.  He now travels the world sharing the gift of self-realization through immersions and trainings.

Meditations in Movement 1: Inversions

Saturday 11 October 14:00 – 16:30

Sirsasana (headstand), and Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) are known as the king and queen of Hatha Yoga. They are complete poses, offering harmonizing benefits to all systems of the body – especially the nervous and  endocrine systems (which regulate hormones) – and a direct path to third-eye consciousness.

We will explore the roots of these postures and their variations as well as building the foundation to related inversions such as pincha mayurasana (forearm balance) and adho mukha vrkshasana (handstand).

Discover new ‘tricks’ to fly to newfound heights as well as discover your center through the play of balance and breath. TJ will also introduce powerful meditations that can amplify these postures. What first appears unfamiliar, in this case being upside down, often opens the largest windows to discovery. All is within.

Meditations in Movement 2: Backbends – Path to the Heart
+special guest Syama Anandini Devidasi (Bhakti Yoga)
+ BeJuice liquid energy breakfast/brunch

Sunday 12 October 09:00-12:30

TJ Jackson Brooklyn BridgeHatha yoga’s path of devotion, backbends provide an immanent means to the Supreme Self in the spriritual heart. They tone the nervous and endocrine systems bringing the physical and metabolic bodies into balance.

This session explores Ishvara Pranidana –  the dimension of yoga attained through surrender and letting go. A challenging yet accessible series featuring many rare variations that bridges the external practice with the internal one – doing less in order to both give and receive more.

Warm up and cool off with BeJuice Liquid Energy

Boost your energy at breakfast-time and rehydrate after class with a choice of two delicious cold-pressed juices – BeFire and BeCool – fresh from the press.  Meet juicing expert and BeJuice founder Barbara Basalgete and discover the pure deliciousness of her fresh fruit and vegetable juices.

40€ *

To reserve your place click the button above or send an SMS to Marija on +33 6 22 17 42 60

*price not inclusive of BeJuice products

Stephan Ralescu

The Art of Balance, with Stephan Ralescu & Stacey Shea

Art Yoga Studio presents a workshop by Stephan Ralescu and Stacey Shea, who will deliver this challenging workshop on using asanas and pranayama to achieve mental and physical equilibrium.

We’ll be working on standing and arm balances, including Natarjasana (Dancing Shiva) and Kakasana/Bakasana (crow/crane), following on with inverted balances such as Sirsasana (headstand) and Vrkasana/Ardho Mukha Vrkasana (tree/handstand).    Practical work is interlaced with anatomical theory to examine how muscle pairs work with and against each other to maintain balance and the use of bhandas to strengthen the postures.

We’ll also study the use of breathing techniques to balance mental and emotional energies,  with specific attention to the vitalising and harmonising effects of  anuloma viloma pranayama.

The Art of Balance

Saturday 27th October: 14:00-16:30


Stephan RalescuStephan first qualified as a yoga teacher in 2004.  He has studied Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Bikram yoga at professional level and has maintained a core Hatha yoga practice over the past 13 years   He has also completed Bikram Yoga teacher training in 2012, Vinyasa Krama Teaching Certification under Ramaswamy (Krishnamatchayra’s longest student outside of his immediate family), and this year participated in Maty Ezraty’s first teacher training in New York City.

Stacey SheaStacey’s first career was as a professional international dancer and model, in Las Vegas.  Her work brought her to Crazy Horse in France, and to the Sporting in Monaco, where she fell in love with the Côte d’Azur .  She discovered yoga as a great pre-show “warm up” and became fascinated with the practice, leaving class feeling blissful and empowered each day. After several years as a working athlete she suffered a severe spinal injury and used yoga to successfully heal her body. In an effort to spread the gift of yoga to as many people as possible, she opened Bikram Yoga Green Valley in Henderson, Nevada in 2008.d

Maryam Ovissi

July Magic: the Asana Lab

The Asana Lab

with Maryam Ovissi and Jafar Alexander

Maryam OvissiExplore a specific category of poses, learn how to approach and use them, and discover their histories. Learn how to refine and personalise your practice, while allowing space for expansion.

Surya Namaskar

The Salutation to the Sun forms a core part of vinyasa yoga. Learn to synchronise breath and movement, alignment and transition.
Saturday July 5 14:00-16:30

Standing Poses

Explore Warrior poses, Trikonasana and
Ardha Chandrasana to understand alignment and adaptation. Cultivate balance and baseline to find Sthira & Sukha (Steadiness & Ease).
Saturday July 12 14:00-16:30


Discover how head and shoulder-stands develop core strength, physical and mental balance,
Saturday July 19 14:00-16:30
Jafar Alexander

Arm Balances

Shift your perspective and build your confidence by learning how with steadiness and ease find your center on your hands.
Saturday July 26 14:00-16:30
€35 per session

Anne Aleysha Hughes

Alignment and Adjustment with Ann Aleysha Hughes

Discover the mudras of the body

In this workshop, adjusting each other will help us better understand the alignment in various asanas, which is essential to preserve or gain physical health. Alignment transforms the mental and energetic plane, or koshas. 

This class is ideal for teachers as well as dedicated students wishing to deepen their practice and understanding of asanas.

About Ann

Ann started practicing yoga in India in 1988. She stayed in Asia for nine years, studying  the continent’s diverse philosophies and religions. Later, in the USA,  she continued her studies with an Iyengar Yoga teacher for 2 years.

She then discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and was taught by internationally-renowned Ashtanga Yoga and philosophy teacher Richard Freeman, a direct student of B.K.S Iyengar and  K.Pattabhi Jois.

She continues to study with Richard as well as with Nice-based Iyengar master Christian Pisano, and teaches Ashtanga Yoga along the Côte d’Azur.

Tuesday 13 May 19:00-22:00

A three-hour masterclass, with tuition and hands-on practice.

Price: 40€

To reserve your place click the button above or send SMS to Céline on +33 06 28 72 07 97

Journey Dance

Journey Dance with Nita Arplainen

Renew your energy – get ready for the summer vibe!

When we let our own light shine, we light the path for others!

Do you want to get funky and divine, reconnect to your beautiful body and soul and have the best time ever? Join us for a joyous Sunday workshop to connect with yourself and others, to release the old and tap into the summer lightness, and all that that inspires you.

What is JourneyDance?

Nita Arplainen

Nita Arplainen, holistic and life coach, yoga teacher

JourneyDance is a groovy celebration that will have you loving your body and loving your life! Free exploration and weaving simple, guided movement sequences (no tight choreography!), JourneyDance reconnects you with your innate state of joyous well-being. Your mind becomes clear, free, and positive, and your body feels energized and powerful.

Practiced to inspiring world music, your dance is an empowering journey to self-acceptance and freedom.

Who’s it for?

Anyone who wants to feel connected to his or her body. Anyone who wants to explore something new and desires to start loving their body and dancing again.

JourneyDance provides an encouraging and safe space to explore our own movement, expression and feelings, and requires no previous movement or dance experience. No judgment – only joy and acceptance. Come as you are!

In addition to dance, the workshop consists of awareness exercises, meditation and inspiring conversations.

Date: Sunday 27 April
Time: 10:00-12:30

Art Yoga Studio, Nice

Price: 35€

To reserve, email or call: 06 28 72 0797

The group size will be limited. All rights to changes reserved.

‘True wellness does not exist without first accepting and loving ourselves. For most of us, that is not just the most daring act we can ever conquer, but also the most life empowering one.’ -Nita

Nita Arpiainen is a holistic health and life coach, yoga and JourneyDance teacher. She has traveled the world first as a professional snowboarder, achieving three junior world championships, and later to find more depth and understanding in the body mind connections.

Nita’s passion is to help individuals see and live the amazing capacity that lies within them.   |

Nita Wellness

TJ Jackson

Dharma Yoga Weekend with TJ Jackson

April 5, April 6, April 8

Meet  TJ

TJ Jackson was initiated by Dr. Narasimha in Mysore, India. During a seven year sadhana,  he studied yoga chikitsa (therapy), tantra and hatha raja Yoga and simultaneously trained to become a physician in the US. During this time, he met Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, forever reshaping his path and eventually realizing his own dharma, or way. He now travels the world sharing the gift of self-realization through immersions and trainings.

Maha Sadhana – The Complete Practice

Saturday 5 April 15:30 – 18:30

Adapted from Sri Dharma Mittra‘s signature practice,  Maha Sadhana is the complete living practice as transmitted by one of the great Yoga masters of the 20th/21st centuries.

A complete blueprint for radiant health and well-being, this session begins with a discourse conveying the ancient teachings into our modern lives. It continues with the challenging Shiva Namaskar practice, including deep relaxation and special meditation practice.

Meditations in Movement: The Bridge of Breath

Sunday 6 April 17:00-19:30

TJ Jackson

TJ Jackson

The Sanskrit Root “an” means to breathe. Prana refers to the sum of all forces of the universe from the tiniest movements of subatomic particles to movements of the heavens – and everything in between. It is a universal life force.  From the yogic perspective, the entire universe is literally breathing as one, united by the golden thread of the energy manifest within our bodies as breath. Because this energy is literally everywhere and animating everything, by uniting with this, we may transcend the material face of nature.

During this session we will explore this bridge of breath, learn how to use it to remove obstacles in the practice to access deeper states of being within the physical, mental, and intuitive bodies. We will explore the bandhas (energetic seals), how to balance effort (tapas) with contentment (santosha) and how doing less can actually result in realizing more.


Dharma Yoga Masterclass

Tuesday 8 April, 17:00-19:30

All classes will be taught in English.

To reserve your place click the button above or send an SMS to Marija on +33 6 22 17 42 60

Maryam Ovissi

The Wisdom of Vinyasa: a three-day retreat with Maryam Ovissi

Combining vinyasa, breathing and meditation techniques, Maryam will lead you to a deeper experience and understanding of the union of spiritual and physical energies across a three-day program of events.

Founder of Beloved Yoga Studios in Virginia, and of her own unique training method, Maryam Ovissi’s mission is to provide her students with powerful tools for empowerment, self-realisation and healing.

Join her at Art Yoga Studio, March 7-9 to experience her unique teaching and deepen your knowledge of yoga.

Friday, 7 March

Vinyasa practice
18:30 – 19:45

Maryam will be guest teacher for the Friday evening vinyasa class.

Maryam Ovissi

Maryam Ovissi, founder, Beloved Yoga

Saturday, 8 March 

The Wisdom of Yang
15:30 – 17:00

Maryam will lead you in a vinyasa practice with postures that explore the first three yamas: Nonviolence, Truthfulness & Nonstealing


The Wisdom of Yin:Become Intimate with your Senses
17:30 – 19:30

Discussion and experiential practice: pranayama, pratyahara, concentration, meditation and sound.

Sunday, 9 March 

Juicy Flow: The Wisdom of Replenishment
10:00 – 13:00
Rajasic energising Vinyasa yoga followed by a BeJuice session on superfood juicing for revitalising and detoxing.  Sample three different concoctions. High vibrations, high energy – a natural high!

Delicious Relaxation and lunch break with Raw food by ExtraVergin
13:00 – 15:00
After the workshop, (weather permitting) we will share a Raw tapas catered by ExtraVergin at the beach and continue sharing the afternoon together.


  • Wisdom of Vinyasa: 40€ per session, 100€ three sessions
  • Friday Vinyasa: 20€ dropin or Art Yoga pass
  • ExtraVergin: Sunday lunch: 20€

Call Céline to reserve on +33 06 28 72 07 97
or email

Maryam has developed her own teacher training method and will be returning to Art Yoga July-August to offer a Yoga Teacher Training accreditation. Her school meets the standards set by International Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Mira Jamadi

Mandala Flow & Trance Dance with Mira Jamadi

Mira Jamadi, yogini

Mira Jamadi

Trance Dance® & Mandala Flow Yoga

Friday 21 & Saturday 22 Fevrier 2014


We bring you Mira Jamadi and her two magical styles of yoga:-

Trance Dance – free the spirit!

Trance Dance Yoga, developed by Shiva Rea, is an exploration and expression of inner currents and dynamic movements. A session of Trance Dance allows creative energy to guide us towards self-integration. Friday 21 Fev: 18:30-20:30

Mandala Flow – l’union entre le soi-même et la vie

Mandala Flow is a circular voyage through a series of asanas; a flowing vinyasa created by Shiva Rea. The circular motion brings a sensation of fulfilment, of satisfaction and of self-integration. Samedi 22 Fev: 17:00-18:45

Yoga Trance Dance: 20 euros
Mandala Flow: 30 euros
Both: 45 euros

Reserve your place

06 28 72 07 97 ou email Céline
06 22 17 42 60 ou email Marija

Apropos de Mira Jamadi

Originally from southern California, Mira Jamadi has been practicing Prana Flow with Shiva Rea for seven years. She is a certified Prana Flow teacher, one of the assistants of Shiva Rea, and a mentor in the Prana Flow teaching academy.  She is delighted to bring Prana Flow to France and to continue to share this extraordinary method around the world.

Conscious Movement workshop with Aman Singh

Conscious Movement Workshop

Experience Conscious Movement An eight-hour workshop at Art Yoga Nice

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 January 2014

We are delighted and excited to invite you to an extended workshop on self-awareness through yoga. In this workshop we will explore techniques to deepen concentration and the importance of alignment to refine one’s yoga practice, allowing movement to come out from conscious mind body and beyond.

Session I: Think Light – a fresh start to the day

Saturday 25 Jan: 09:00-11:30 In this morning session we will practice asanas that raise awareness from the inside, increasing vitality and leaving a sense of calm in the mind and energy in the body.

Session II: Feel Light – time to let go

Saturday 26 Jan: 18:00-20:30 A selection of asanas and pranayama to draw the awareness outside inward, detoxifying twists and focused forward bends to prepare oneself to purify throughout a restful night, gradually letting go of mental and physical heaviness.

Session III: Be Yoga – be whole, be here, be yourself

Sunday 26 Jan: 09:00-12:00 A sequence of challenging postures with precise alignment, allowing effort to become effortless and leaving a sense of wholeness & being in the present moment. Closing with seated meditation to revitalise your inner being.


One session: 40 euros
Full workshop: 100 euros


One session: 50 euros
Full workshop: 120 euros

Reserve your place now

Spaces are limited so reserve now by emailing

About Aman

Aman teaches Alignment classes at Art Yoga Studio. He has studied with various traditions in India and the far east, and his teaching style is characterised by a unique combination of precision and humour.

Aman Singh, yogi

Aman Singh, yogi

Nico Luce

The Tao of Yoga with Nico Luce

The Tao of Yoga

Yin and Yang: two workshops with Nico Luce

Saturday 30 November: 14:-17:00
Sunday 1 December 2013: 10:00-13:00

Art Yoga Nice, 4 Rue Massena, Nice 06300

Join Nico Luce on the path to greater awareness, true power and inner peace by discovering the rich philosophy from ancient China as taught in the Tao Te Ching. Learn how to refine your yoga practice both on and off the mat by incorporating Taoist principles, precise alignment, powerful breathing techniques and strong yet fluid transitions that lead to a state of inner stillness.

Yang – Sunny Side Up – Dynamic Vinyasa Practice

(Day 1:  Saturday 30 November)
Everything in this wonderful universe is subject to the laws of expansion and contraction, growth and dissolution, birth and death. We cannot choose one over the other. In the end, dying is not a problem, that we don’t live life to the fullest is. Taoist philosophy teaches us to embrace this journey with everything it has to offer. This class is dedicated to celebrating the pulsation of life within us. Go deep under the surface to unveil this powerful truth and feel radiantly alive while dancing between hip openers, spinal twists and some fun arm-balancing poses. Prepare to be challenged by it, Prana is wild when unleashed!

Yin – The Man on the Moon: Restorative Practice

(Day 2: Sunday 1 December)

Yin Yoga is all about moving into stillness and finding balance within ourselves, right at the center of our being where the opposites meet. In this class, we’ll delve into the deep teachings of this masterpiece and explore concepts such as “acting without doing and working without effort”. Get ready to take it down and chill either way.

About Nico

Nico Luce has been practicing and teaching yoga for over a decade and has trained in various lineages such as Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin and Pilates. He is also a devoted student of eastern philosophy and spirituality. Nico’s classes combine inspiring themes with a dynamic physical practice focused on refinement while cultivating presence in the moment.

Both workshops: 80 €

1 workshop: 40 € (Reservation: 50% deposit)

To make your reservation: Call 06 28 720 797
or email

Cancellations: 24hrs notice

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