Vinyasa / Restorative - 60min


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!

Juliette de Bastard

French speaking
Juliette was born in Paris and lived there until she was 17 years old. She then moved to Reims, Aix-en-Provence, Mexico city and then to Montreal before coming back to Paris 2 years ago to work in sustainable development.
Off the mat, Juliette is working full time to set sustainable projects in the business world. She loves to cook, travel, meet new people and find new alternatives to overconsumption!
Juliette completed a 200hr vinyasa yoga training : Expansion Freedom Voice by Janelle Olliel Waters and Amanda Dates in Paris.
Juliette created with her sister Pauline (also a vinyasa yoga teacher) SisterWood Yoga sisterwoodyoga.com
Juliette wants to make yoga accessible to most people. The main objective is to take time for ourself and have fun!
Juliette teaches dynamic vinyasa classes on music integrating asanas and core work to build a sustainable practice and reach one goal : Progress, not perfection.


Helen Watkins

Helen is a 200h Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She practiced yoga in Paris and London before going to Indonesia to undertake her teacher training.
 

Helen sees yoga as an empowering and self reflective practice. She teaches slow but deep and strong informative flows. Her Vinyasa classes are a mix of mindful movements and a playful approach to asanas. Indeed, she doesn’t think the practice should always be serious, and will probably be wearing a huge smile on her face 99% of the practice.

 

Her Yin classes are deeply meditative, focus on mindfulness and always end with a very long feel-good savasana!

 

For her, Yoga is a way to find your authenticity and to learn to know your body in movement as well as in stillness and she encourages her students to find their own uniqueness.

An artful combination of 50 / 50 dynamic flow practice to energise and invigorate and restorative Yoga to soothe and calm. 

This class is taught in English, most of our teachers do speak some French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.

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 WEAR/BRING:

- Comfortable clothes that don't restrict movement* (this class is generally practiced barefoot)

-Mat** or towel (there are only mats available to borrow in specific locations, as listed on our locations page at www.affordableyoga.com/locations)

-Water bottle

-Optional: Yoga props (blocks, straps, cushions, etc)

*Showers and designated changing facilities available only at Studio Bleu, 75009; all other indoor locations have restroom facilities available for changing.

**Yoga mats can be purchased from our online store at www.affordableyoga.com/shop

 

✅ 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: Please verify the class location or address on our schedule at www.affordableyoga.com/schedule

 

Find a map and details (nearest Metro, etc.) at www.affordableyoga.com/locations

 

📱 CONTACT: If you have any problems, or if you are running late and want the teacher to hold your space in the class, please text the teacher directly: www.affordableyoga.com/contact-paris

 

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. No communication will be possible after the start time of class.

 

⚕️ HEALTH SCREENING: If you have any physical limitations or injuries, please notify your instructor. For significant injuries or limitations, please consult a doctor before starting a new physical activity.

 

✧ CANCELLATION POLICY: All late cancellations will be charged the full cost of the class, whether or not you attend. To see the full policy, please visit affordableyoga.com/faq#policies

 

If we cancel the class (due to bad weather, teacher absence, low attendance, facility conflict, etc.), your class credit will be automatically returned to your Affordable Yoga & Fitness account, to be used for a future reservation. We do our best to notify all students of cancellations and changes, but we can only do that if you have a valid phone number and/or email listed on your account, and if you opt in to notifications: https://affordableyogafitness.liveeditaurora.com/apps/mindbody/myaccount?tab=client_info.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the mat!