from September 12, 2019 to July 3, 2020
Who is this program for?
The program will therefore be particularly suitable for those who:
already adept at yoga have the impression of stagnating in their practice
in the long term wish to follow a training of yoga teacher and who want to prepare
beginners or having already practiced yoga, want to find a balance of life
What will you learn during these ten months?
The program of courses and workshops focuses on the eight pillars of yoga, as defined in the Patanjali's yogasûtras.
asanas (postures): they will constitute the framework of learning and the entry to the other pillars constituting hatha yoga. The postures will be studied from the point of view of their implication on the physical, energetic and psychic planes. You will be encouraged and guided with method in your desire to go as far as possible in the practice of asanas.
The goal is to get you to achieve what seems difficult or impossible.
prânayama (the mastery of prâna): the control of prâna, that is vital energy and its manifestations in the body, is an essential point of asana practice and is the subject of special techniques (breathing exercises) that will be an integral part of each course and each workshop.
At the end of these ten months you will have acquired prânayama techniques that will allow you to relax and reload at will.
yamas (the restrictions): yoga is as much a discipline as a way of life which tends to make of the one who practices it an individual fully conscious of its actions and their consequences.
You will learn the principles underlying the laws of karma that preside over this chain of causes and effects and their practical implication in your life.
niyamas (the observances): with the yamas, the niyamas form the base of the moral conduct of yogin and yogini. The niyamas also identify a set of purification practices (kryas) that participate in the preparation of the physical body for the practice of yoga.
You will be introduced to these purification techniques that you can practice at home.
prathyahara (the withdrawal of the senses): the control of the spirit passes through this experience of dissociation where the yogin is placed in observer of his sensations and trains himself to no longer be subjected to external conditions (the hot / the cold, the nice / the unpleasant ...).
You will learn to develop in you this faculty.
dharana (concentration): Yogic philosophy gives thought the power to transform reality and promotes concentration as a means to control and direct one's thoughts.
You will learn techniques to increase your ability to concentrate.
dhyana (meditation): All previous practices are designed and nested to lead to meditation. Here meditation is not a related or optional discipline, it is both the goal and the guiding thread of all practices.
You will be brought to develop your faculties to enter the meditative state through the regular practice of guided meditations.
samadhi (awakening): Awakening can not be taught as such. It is the result of the personal path taken by one who devotes himself to yoga. However, one must always have in mind this ultimate goal to understand the scope and power of hatha yoga.
It is therefore a complete learning that considers hatha yoga as a whole. Each of these pillars is inseparable from others. It is by integrating this close interweaving of the different techniques and prescriptions that compose hatha yoga that we join raja yoga or royal yoga, i.e. the yoga of the control of the mind.
The programme includes
35 group classes on Thursdays from 12:30 to 13:45 at Studio 3 in Paris 11th or on Fridays from 18:30 to 20:00 at Studio Cambronne (Paris 15ème). You can come to either those two classes within the limit of 35 classes.
9 Sunday workshops from 10 am to 1 pm or from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Coriandre studio in Montreuil.
3 private lessons of 1 hour 30 (1 per quarter).
Appointments for private lessons will be arranged with you in the following periods:
from September 12 to 27, 2019
from January 6 to 25, 2020
from April 20 to May 8, 2020
The themes of the Sunday workshops
The workshops on Sunday morning from 10h-13h will focus on the practice of asanas (postures). During these workshops we will be accompanied by the Music of the Plants (see the Yoga with Music page):
September 22, 2019 - Sitting posture. Prepare your body to maintain a comfortable sitting posture. Sitting posture is an essential key to successful pranayama and meditation practice.
October 27, 2019 - Headstand and variations. Headstand is the king of postures of hatha yoga. This workshop will allow you to succeed in this posture and if you are already comfortable to realize the different variations of Shirshasana.
December 1, 2019 - Flexibility. Become more flexible by understanding the stretching and mobility mechanisms and applying the right methods in your practice.
January 5, 2020 - Balance postures. How to succeed and to maintain a balance posture (Bakasana and its variations, mayurasana, etc ...) with a minimum of effort, in the consciousness of the physical and energetic body.
February 9, 2020 - Breathe in the postures. Breath is an essential key to making a posture a real asana. Breath and energy are close linked. You will learn how to use your breathing to get into postures and hold them.
March 15, 2020 - Power. Discover and mobilize your power in the practice of asanas.
April 19, 2020 - Yogi's Bodies - Learn to feel your different bodies and envelopes that make them up. These are all levels of experience that will enrich your understanding of the great teachings of yoga.
May 10, 2020 - Asanas and Mastery of Prana - Both asanas and Pranayama help to master the different manifestations of Prana.
June 14, 2020 - Meditating in Postures - Asanas are steady and comfortable postures. Learn to make them supports for meditation.
The workshops on Sunday afternoons from 14h-17h, will be dedicated to the practice of pranayama (breathing exercises). The sequences of asanas (postures) will aim to prepare the physical and especially energetic body to the practice of pranayama. The meditation will be accompanied by the classical Indian song, interpreted by Nathalie Bentolila (see the Yoga with Music page).
How to register?
The number of students is limited.
To register send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +33 6 52 31 06 71.
I invite you to come and attend a free trial class at Studio Cambronne, Paris 15th so that we can meet and you can discover my teaching.
To finalize your participation, pay the deposit of 130 euros.
the total price of this program is € 1300.
A deposit of € 130 is paid at the time of registration. It covers the first month of the program from September 12 to October 12, 2019.
The remaining € 1170 will be paid in 9 payments of € 130 spread over from October 12, 2019 to June 12, 2020.