Bye Bye Francesca – Event

Our Globe Trotter is taking off ! Guided Meditation by Francesca at 3pm, Saturday 17th December.

Our ray of sunshine offers herself to her and her family a world tour in duration indefinite. Some of the human been that your cross on the road are special, you are one of them !
Thank you so much to have share with an unconditional  love and constant serious work, always in happy mood, sharing your passion with  devotion in our urban temple.

Tears running to my jaw when I remember you as being a student in art yoga. I can just congratulate you for the road you walk, and once again I value the greatest and higher teaching of wisdom that MR YOGA procure.

Again and AGAIN THANK YOU SISTER.
TAKE CARE AND NEVER FORGET, YOUR YOGA FAMILY WILL ALWAYS BE present for your arms open welcoming heart.

LAST CLASS OF FRANCESCA : Saturday December 17th a 10 am. Also she will be leading the meditation on the afternoon at 3pm on the 17th.

Yoga is Balance – Workshop November 26 & 27th

Saturday November 26th 2016

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“To remain ensconced in evenmindedness during all states of activities is yoga; he who can preserve in himself this mental balance in every kind of changeful circumstance is a yogi.”
~The Bhagavad Gita translation by Yogananda

Price: 140 for whole weekend or 40 euros per session

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic, flowing yoga practice that brings us strength, endurance and flexibility. Restorative yoga is a soft, static yoga practice that brings us ease, relaxation and softness. They both bring physical well-being and mental evenness. Knowing how to choose the approach that will give us exactly what we need on any particular day brings more balance to ourselves on a daily basis. Finding peace of mind, energy, health and balance are keys to living a happy, contented life; the combination of these two practices that rest on the polar opposites of the yoga line will bring you all this!

These workshops are open to all levels of practitioners, join us in yoga!

Reservations with Celine : 06 28 720 797 or by email : celinegeers@gmail.com

Samasthitih & Rooting the Legs in the Ashtanga Standing Sequence

Saturday November 26th 11h30 – 13h30

Samasthitih is the very first pose we do and it informs every single other pose that comes after it.  Sama means same or equal.  We will dive into the details of Samasthitih in order to find balance throughout our practice.  Exploring ways to avoid hyperextended knees, to root our feet and strengthen our legs in order to bloom to the sky with steadiness and grace.  Learning to ‘stand on our own two feet’ in the yoga class and how to bring those principles out into our life off the yoga mat.

After exploring Samasthitih we will use this knowledge to go through standing poses and finding strength and stability with the balance of the center of our body (aka Bandhas).

Flowing Forward Bends & Hip Opening moves into Restful Restorative

Saturday November 26th 14h30 – 17h00

When we open our hips and hamstrings we free our spine; allowing more movement overall.  We’ll approach this workshop as a flowing practice to heat the body to allow the muscles to dissolve into the movements focusing on sitting forward bends and hip opening.

Then we’ll slow it down and go into deep relaxation with a restorative yoga practice for a little over an hour.  Bring extra layers of clothing to keep warm and cozy!

 

Core Connection ~ Chaturanga and more Ashtanga Primary Series

Sunday November 27th 11h30 – 13h30

In this workshop we’ll discover our arms and shoulders in a profound way.  Working on how to safely align the joint in the āsanas, how to find the balance between flexibility and strength and lastly how the core of the body plays a significant part in both flexibility and stability of the arms and shoulder girdle.  We’ll connect top to bottom with this powerful pose, chaturanga dandasana.

After exploring the details of Chaturanga we will move through the standing and many more fun poses to invigorate the core of our body (aka abs).

Back Bending for All & Using Restorative to Ease & Open

Sunday November 27th 14h30 – 17h00

This will be a workshop for those with tight or flexible backs!  First we’ll start with a flowing practice to warm up the body with fun ways to approach back bending poses.  Then we will review some basics principles and add new ones, so that you will feel able to tackle heart opening asanas in a safe and structured manner.

Then we’ll slow it down and use wonderful restorative poses as ways to dissolve into back restoring and counter posing!  This will be at least an hour.  Bring extra layers of clothing to keep warm and cozy!

Gérald Disse

Gérald has been practicing yoga since 1989 and teaching since 1996. He discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 1991 with Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. He spent 8 years traveling to Mysore spending 4 – 6 months per visit to learn more of the system, then going off to some other exotic location to practice daily what Guruji had taught him. Gérald was taught up to the third series and was one of the first French students to have been personally authorized to teach by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. As he had learned directly from the Guru at a time when there were not so many yoga students in Mysore, he started to give workshops around the world. He gave Ashtanga workshops in Australia, New Zealand, and around the USA and Europe.

In addition to his Ashtanga practice, Gérald continues to cultivate a meditation practice in the tradition of Kriya Yoga.  He has a daily pranayama practice and has been certified to teach kriya and pranayama by his teacher, Sri O.P. Tiwari.

During his travels he visited Auroville, an international spiritual community in Tamil Nadu, South India. He related with the place immediately. It was a way for him to remain connected to the spirituality of India and also still have connection to the west, so he decided to build a house and a yoga shala and become a part of the Auroville community. Gerald spent 5 years there teaching daily Ashtanga Mysore style classes in between his workshops around the world; until 2004 when he decided, after being away for 17 years, to move back to France. Gérald is now settled in Paris where he has founded a beautiful community of yoga with Linda and their children.

Linda Munro

Linda took her first yoga class in 1995 in Toronto, Canada with Ron Reid. But a couple of months later she was in a fairly serious car accident and had to have physical therapy. This is when she decided to use the yoga as a way to compliment the therapy. Soon after she realized that the yoga would be a life time practice. A practice of asana, pranayama and meditation but also a practice of being truthful, a practice of being kind, a practice of being fearless, peaceful and happy. She believes that the practice of “yoga” is continuous; the practice does not stop when you roll up the yoga mat. The practice of yoga includes the way you live your life, the way you relate to your family, friends, co-workers and to the strangers on the street. This is the life long practice of developing yogic awareness.

In 1997 she moved to New York City with her work in the fashion business while continuing a daily ashtanga practice studying under Eddie Stern. The year 2000 brought her to Paris, France. After thirteen years in the world of fashion she decided it was the time to move fully into the direction she had been moving since her first yoga class. She felt a strong desire to sincerely give to others what her teachers have given to her; so in 2002 she started teaching yoga as her own study and practice continued. Gerald and Linda opened Ashtanga Paris in February 2004.

She studied yogic scriptures and philosophy, having completed a 250 hour study program of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, and a 120 hour course on the Bhagavad Gita under the supervision of Georg Feuerstein. She was one of his 10 mentoring students until he passed away in 2012. Linda is also a student of Sri O.P. Tiwari and is certified by him to teach pranayama.  As well she has completed the anatomy for yoga training with Leslie Kaminoff and is a junior yoga anatomy trainer. Not to mention she has studied with the late guru of Ashtanga Yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and NYC.

Nathuropathy- Workshop October 25th

naturopathieWe are so honor to welcome Véronique Thomazeau one of our devoted yoginis and knowledgeable naturopath for a workshop based on donation.

Come with a notebook and pencil to take some notes.
Workshop taught in French and translate in English.

Program :

  1. Naturopathy, what is it ?
  2. The 3 basic concepts of naturopathy
  3. Learn to recognize diseases that destroy the lives and those who protect.
  4. Focus on immune system
After 20 years in selling advertising in Paris, Véronique is brutally struck in 2009 by the disease, and then became fully aware of the impermanence of life. That’s when his new life since Nice, the beginning of a long quest of knowledge, experience and learning: the word of the Buddha, meditation, cardiac coherence, initiatory journeys, openness to others, new therapies …

Reserve your spot : celinegeers@gmail.com

Yoga and breakfast by the sea – September 11th 2016

Sunday September 11th 2016 – 08:30 am

photo-7Enjoy delicious food, yoga, and great company in a magical location.

Celine invites you to join her for yoga by the sea. Practice some sunday gentle YIN YANG surrounded by the exquisite scenery of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, and take a refreshing dip in its crystal-clears waters. Come for a swim, splash, and famous breakfast (potluck)

You must book your spot with Celine :06 28 720 797 or by email : celinegeers@gmail.com

MEETING POINT : Private Beach « PASSABLE » ST JEAN CAP FERRAT 8:15 AM.

Price : 20 euros

Yoga Trance Dance – September 10th 2016

Saturday September 10th 2016 – 07:00pm to 08:30 pm

ALCHEMICAL ESCTATIC DANCE WITH HONI BORDEN

Dance is the highest expression of our spirit that feels ALIVE inside.
Alchemical esctatic dance is meditative movement connecting with the heart of GAIA and heart of cosmos thru our sacred heart allowing the ancient wisdom stored within our cellular memory from the temple come in thru our breath with anchoring light VIA feet on to MAMA earth.
Yoga trance dance is a contemporary exploration of the spirit of dance within yoga. Beginning with prana, driven yoga asanas, yoga trance dance flows into an exploration of the free form, breath driven movement to liberate one’s creative LIFE FORCE and cultivate embodied FREEDOM.

Welcome to join us with your heart to feel your soul’s signature in your movement.

  • No yoga experience necessary
  • Bring your yoga mat, a small towel as you will be fully sweaty, large water bottle

Reserve your spot at  : celinegeers@gmail.com

Based on donations.

 

Yoga Trance Dance

Saturday September 26th 2015

ALCHEMICAL ESCTATIC DANCE WITH HONI BORDEN

yoga-trance-danceDance is the highest expression of our spirit that feels ALIVE inside.
Alchemical esctatic dance is meditative movement connecting with the heart of GAIA and heart of cosmos thru our sacred heart allowing the ancient wisdom stored within our cellular memory from the temple come in thru our breath with anchoring light VIA feet on to MAMA earth.
Yoga trance dance is a contemporary exploration of the spirit of dance within yoga. Beginning with prana, driven yoga asanas, yoga trance dance flows into an exploration of the free form, breath driven movement to liberate one’s creative LIFE FORCE and cultivate embodied FREEDOM.

Welcome to join us with your heart to feel your soul’s signature in your movement.

  • No yoga experience necessary
  • Bring your yoga mat, a small towel as you will be fully sweaty, large water bottle

LIMITATION
Not for pregnant women, not for those on psychotic medication, or seizures or pacemaker in the heart.

Reserve your spot and payment at  : celinegeers@gmail.com
Price   : 35 euros

 

Yoga and breakfast by the water

Sunday June 26th 2016 – FREE EVENT

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Have you ever allowed yourself to practice in a magical place, where you are fully connected with nature ? 

Céline brings you through an energetic ballad to practice a YIN/YANG yoga, followed by a breakfast all together. Each participant will bring a healthy meal to share with everybody.

Take the time to meet and get to know eachother outside of FACEBOOK. No to forget swimming in this pure creek.

This event is now completely free/ limited space

You must book your spot with Celine :06 28 720 797 or by email : celinegeers@gmail.com

MEETING POINT : Private Beach « PASSABLE » ST JEAN CAP FERRAT 9:00 AM.

AS THE EVENT IS FREE PLEASE DO NOT BOOK A SPACE IF YOU4RE NOT 100% SURE.

Please plan: your yoga mat, a bottle of water, a meal to share with and a swimsuit. YEPA !

Yoga and breakfast by the sea

Sunday September 06th 2015

Enjoy delicious food, yoga, and great company in a magical location.

Celine invites you to join her for yoga by the sea. Practice some sunday gentle YIN YANG surrounded by the exquisite scenery of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, and take a refreshing dip in its crystal-clears waters. Come for a swim, splash, and famous breakfast (potluck)

FREE EVENT.

You must book your spot with Celine :06 28 720 797 or by email : celinegeers@gmail.com

MEETING POINT : Private Beach « PASSABLE » ST JEAN CAP FERRAT 8:45 AM.

AS THE EVENT IS FREE PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU WILL NOTIFY US AT LIST 48 HOURS CANCELLATION.

Journée Internationale du Yoga

Breathe as One – Le 21/06/2015

It is with joy that we announce Art Yoga Studio’s participation in the international day of yoga on JUNE 21st 2015.

To celebrate this day locally, we will all come together with open hearts to BREATHE AS ONE at the Parc du Chateau in NICE.
Please note that in honor of this day, Art Yoga Studio will be closed.

>> Dresscode : tout en blanc/white
>> Réservation obligatoire sur le lien suivant/Reservation is required to participate at this event : www.breatheasone.eu