Barre au Sol (Floor Barre)


This class is taught by:

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.

Elodie Vernier

Elodie is a French teacher of several movement and fitness class styles. She is passionate about dance and personal development techniques of the body and mind.
 

She discovered the joy of movement many years ago ... vibrating from the oriental to the ragga, through indy, flamenco, tango, cabaret, .. and many more styles.

 

After 3 years in semi-professional dance troupes, she felt the need to change the way she shares her passion with others and she turned to the job of fitness instructor.

 

Curious about everything, having graduated 9 years ago, she has taught many practices, such as Dance, Fitness, muscle strengthening in all its forms, as well as courses combining Yoga techniques, Tai-chi, Qi Gong, Barre au Sol (Floor Barre), Pilates, Stretching, and more.

 

Her courses are rich in meaning and have a beautiful energy. She values listening to her students and loves to create an inclusive environment for all who attend. 

 

In recent years, she has been keen to offer courses specifically targeting body awareness and movement awareness by combining relaxation techniques to promote both physical and mental well-being. When she discovered the Nia and the 'Moving to heal', - It was a real revelation! She loves how it combines of the pleasure of dance with the techniques of body consciousness with the focus on 'letting go' instead of getting the moves right.

 

Elodie felt great motivation to share this wonderful experience of freedom of Being. She received her certification 2 years ago and has been joyously teaching ever since. 

Julia Sotnik

Iuliia Sotnyk comes to Paris from Ukraine. A student at Rick Odums Institut in Paris, she arrived in 2014.

A graduate from Kirovograd state pedagogical university in Ukraine, Iuliia also attended Norwegian College of Dance in Oslo in 2011.  She holds degrees from both Universities.  

She dances ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz. She has also been an active dancer in Sport dance (disco, disco-freestyle, hip-hop, dance show) and has participated in many international competitions. She has won three First Place awardss in the world championship in Italy in 2007.

Iuliia loves to be creative and see people enjoying her class.

Alice Kok

Alice is South African/German, happily living in Paris since early 2018.

As well as being a pilates and yoga instructor, she is a choreographer, dancer and occasional philosophy/critical thinking lecturer.

Passionate about movement, music, language and learning about how the mind works, Alice finds teaching yoga and pilates (now in English and French) to be at the intersection of these interests.

She completed her qualifications at the Institute of Fitness Professionals in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2008 and has since combined her travels with further training in pilates, yoga & dance in Cape Town, Paris, Berlin & Los Angeles.

Alice loves to combine the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of pilates with the strength, flexibility and relaxation advantages of yoga. She likes to mix things up, trying out new moves and combinations.

Alice encourages a light-hearted, open-minded, friendly attitude in her classes where nothing is taken too seriously and nothing is compulsory.

www.alicekokdance.com

Stretch and strengthen your muscles the way dancers do in this conditioning class featuring floor-based ballet training exercises (a mat or a towel is strongly recommended). The class is practiced from seated and prone postures (lying on the stomach), but it certainly won't compromise on challenge and efficiency!
 
 
The combined elements of ballet, Pilates, and yoga form a challenging and engaging workout which will work your legs, hips, glutes, and core in an efficient and dynamic way. The focus is on toning, increasing flexibility, and increasing alignment awareness whilst developing heightened coordination and muscle control.
 
 
As the class is practiced on the floor, you'll get a low-impact workout that makes for a very fluid practice. All this is combined with vibrant, upbeat music that will keep you motivated to keep working hard until the very end of the class.
 

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:

  • Thu 03 Jan 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kate Pavlova
  • Fri 04 Jan 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Elodie Vernier
  • Thu 10 Jan 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Julia Sotnik
  • Fri 11 Jan 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Elodie Vernier
  • Thu 17 Jan 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Alice Kok