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Yoga & Meditation

The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word yug which means union. In spiritual terms, the latter is described as the union between the individual consciousness and the universal


In more practical terms, yoga is a way of balancing and harmonizing the body, mind and emotions. This involves the practice of asanas (postures), but also pranayamas (breaths), mudras (gestures), bandhas (locks), shatkarmas (purification techniques) and meditation.


There are different styles of yoga. I teach Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin.

Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic yoga that coordinates movements and breathing in a continuous series of postures (asanas). It's a free and creative yoga that allows infinite combinations and transitions, making the classes diverse, captivating and challenging. In Sanskrit, Vinyasa means synchronization of movement with the breath.

Hatha Yoga the postures follow each other at a slower pace with some pauses. They are maintained longer and pay particular attention to the breath and the alignment of
the body. In Sanskrit Hatha means energetic.


Yin Yoga is a gentle and restorative yoga. The postures are more passive and mainly on the floor, sitting or lying down. They are usually held between three and five minutes to target the deep muscles and fascia. The time spent in each pose gives the opportunity to calm the body and mind, to let go and reach a meditative state.

I start each of my yoga classes with a meditation. In this area too, there are many techniques. In my teaching, I introduce my students to as many techniques as possible. This way, I give everyone the opportunity to find what best suits them.

The practice of yoga is recognized to bring many benefits:
• Reduces stress and tensions.
• Helps relax and focus.
• Strengthens and/or builds muscles and helps improve the posture and protects the spine.
• Improves flexibility.
• Strengthens bones and prevents joints and cartilages lesions.
• Improves cardiovascular health.
• Increases blood circulation and decreases blood pressure.
• Boosts the immune system.
• Increases the production of serotonin, an essential hormone for cerebral function, particularly involved in the regulation of our mood.

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