Foundations of Yoga 90min


This class is taught by:

Alick Tsay

Alick is a full time architect and a full time yogi.
 

Born in Taiwan and grew up on three continents, he is a polyglot (speaking 7 languages fluently), multi-cultural and multi-disciplined.

 

He is a qualified Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga instructor, training under the mentorship of Lunda Munro and Gérald Disse.


He is currently deepening his anatomy studies with Linda Munro, Amy Matthews and Leslie Kaminoff, the world-renowned co-authors of "Yoga Anatomy".

 

Having a history of lower back and shoulder issues and now recovered, thanks to yoga, he is hoping to share his experience to help people develop their understanding and practice of Yoga.

 

Even though his personal practice is Ashtanga which is rather dynamic and disciplined, his teaching emphasis is very much on the connection to the breath, awareness and mindfulness. With his Mysore styled self-practice background, he enjoys giving practitioners personal adjustments, modifications and advice adapted to the students' own individual morphology and specific difficulties. His ultimate goal is to give the students empowered autonomy in their practice.

 

As yoga is perceived more of a women’s sport trend today, he is also keen to promote it to more men and to encourage them to overcome societal stereotypes to obtain the wider-benefits that Yoga can bring to their own lives.

 

Here are three simple classroom rules for Alick's class :


(1) Breathe. Never hold your breath during the practice.


(2) Don't force yourself beyond your own limits. Be happy to stay at 60% as well as 95% of your limit depending on your physical and mental conditions on the day you practise.


(3) No judgement. No comparison. Yoga is not a performance and the teacher is only there to help you deepen your practice in a safe and beneficial way.

Kate Pavlova

Kate arrived to Paris 7 years ago as her business degree was split between London and Paris. And then Paris just happened, as it does for so many of us.
 

After intensive business studies and 5 years of work in analytics and data consulting, Kate found a way to balance her 2 passions : tech and yoga.

 

She completed her Teacher Training in 2018 at YogaWorks in Santa Monica, California – the famous mecca of both Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and world-famous yoga teachers. More than that, many successful business people recognise that yoga has largely enhanced their professional performance and balanced their mental health.

 

Kate promotes the idea that yoga is not just physical exercise but a holistic science. Studying yoga philosophy, history, anatomy and other aspects can replace all the fancy self-development books and expensive therapy sessions.

 

As a yoga teacher, Kate wants to break the cliché about yoga students and teachers being « from somewhere else » and help each and every person to enhance his or her daily life, bring clarity to the mind and finally have an ability to truly connect to yourself.

 

Her sequence is designed to be physically challenging yet anatomically safe – but most importantly, modified appropriately for each and every body type and physical conditions.

If you are new to yoga, or if you would simply like a review of the foundational concepts such as proper alignment, this is your class!
 
 
The class will include a starting period for questions and answers, then move at a mild to moderate pace with plenty of explanations to help you feel and decide how to best situate your body in each posture, and will also offer you confidence and knowledge in preparation for faster and more advanced classes.
 
 

This class is held in English, but most of our teachers do speak some French, so don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.
 
This 90-minute class will build even more heat than our classic 60-minute classes.

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!


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat 15 Dec 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 22 Dec 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Kate Pavlova
  • Sat 05 Jan 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 12 Jan 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 19 Jan 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 26 Jan 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 02 Feb 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 09 Feb 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 16 Feb 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 23 Feb 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 02 Mar 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 09 Mar 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 16 Mar 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 23 Mar 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 30 Mar 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay
  • Sat 06 Apr 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Alick Tsay