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Teaching & Therapy

You want to harmonize your life ?

 

We help you achieve balance of body and mind by integrating the principles of Āyurveda and Yoga.

Would you like to practice with us ?

 

Our teaching is organic, dynamic and direct, while offering practitioners the soul and energy of yoga. Numerous exercises and concepts will be shared to help everyone become autonomous in their own practice. We truly believe in the power, benefits and transformative effects of practicing yoga through the body in a natural way.

Enseignement Yoga

Mysore Style

Our strength lies in Mysore Style practice, which is a wise choice for everyone, as it's the most powerful approach to understanding the practice and transmitting it from teacher to student, whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced practitioner. You'll find a place where you'll be monitored and guided individually, with advice tailored and personalized for you. You'll make definite progress on all levels - physical, therapeutic and spiritual.

 

Intro classes

If you'd like to practice through Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, we invite you to start with our intro classes : beginner, deepening or advanced, given over 8 classes over 4 weeks. This is an excellent choice for new students who would like to learn in a small group, or for more experienced students who would like to become independent, deepen or refresh their practice. You'll gain a faster understanding, as to integrate the qualities necessary for the right process, and a smooth transition to Mysore Style practice.

 

If you don't have the opportunity to take the intro classes, the Mysore Style classes provide an opportunity for openness and understanding that you won't find in any other form of teacher-student transmission, except in private classes.

 

If you would like to practice Vinyasa Krama, Pranayama or Ashtanga Vinyasa in Mysore style, please consult the schedule.

The basics

 

Everything is based on the Samkhya (enumeration system or order of manifestation), a system founded on observation and experience. This is the foundation of the psychology of transformation in yoga, and clearly describes how creation manifests through the individual soul. Taking Samkhya into account is a necessary part of any holistic approach to health, as it is also part of Ayurveda (the science of life), and Jyotish (the science of light or Vedic astrology). Yoga represents the practical application of this approach.

Yoga covers infinitely more than the purely physical aspects to which most people are accustomed, such as the physical postures (Asanas). This teaching, known as Ashtanga Yoga or the Eightfold Path of Unity, is expounded in Patanjali's Yogas Sutras, to which all yoga schools refer, and is not to be confused with the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga developed by ShrÎ K. Pattabhi Jois.

Qualities

 

Breathing is at the heart of the practice, but most students think that breathing is as simple as inhaling and exhaling with an audible sound called Ujai. The fact is, when we ask them to focus on the breath based on their understanding, it reminds them how demanding this process is and how much attention it requires. but is it enough ? The process requires much more than saying that the breath is at the center of the practice. once we put all the elements in place, we see that it's a much more involved process than it first appeared.

 

It's a conscious choice to put the breath at the center of the practice. If you start out with poor-quality breathing, don't even think that it's going to improve - in fact, the opposite will happen. Because by putting the breath at the forefront, and allowing all other actions to become secondary, this creates an inner environment in which it becomes possible to tackle all the other aspects of the practice. It imposes a rhythm that should be slower than some would like, but it's mainly a question of taking the time necessary to ensure that the practice doesn't become an enslavement but becomes at the service of the individual, at the risk of undergoing what should in fact become a moment out of time, without expectation, of appreciating every moment and leaving space for what is.

The breath (Pranayama) supports the posture, but the posture also supports the breath, which in turn supports the state of mind to a quality necessary for the more subtle application of the gaze (Pratyahara) the withdrawal of the senses which is more accurately in purpose the conscious use of the 5 senses. Together, these three elements constitute an opening to deep concentration and conducive to the quality of (Dharana). The continuous support of this process (Tristana) becomes the point of quality to support (dhyana) the state of meditation. This is the practice, as long as the quality of each thing is executed without one taking precedence over the other, to get to the rightness of the moment and remove any idea of attaining any kind of perfection, which would generate opposition to the meaning of the practice, and which will bring to light the whole meaning of Yama and Niyama. Study is the understanding of our involvement in conscious actions and appreciating the process.

The wonder and amazement we feel when we witness that from diligent application of this method, transformation of the quality of action involves being more closely anchored in Yama principles.

 

"When we are attentive to our actions, we are not prisoners of our habits".

 

- T. K. V. Desikachar

Any unnecessary action is a source of distraction

 

Any aggressive thrust is incompatible

 

Staying physically in your truth

 

You cannot do more than your current capacity allows

 

One leaves the practice full of energy

 

You generally feel completely satisfied, both during and at the end of practice

Internal purification

It's certain that it won't stop there, but it's obvious that with the right practice, with the emphasis on quality rather than quantity, it creates an essential openness to a transformation of the psychology of yoga, and overdoing it is often counterproductive. Breathing, posture, gaze, Vinyasa, as well as the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga described by Patanjali, make this practice a tool, worth practicing this art correctly, which will become a priceless jewel.

 

An essential aspect of internal purification concerns the six poisons that surround the spiritual heart. In the yoga shastra, it is said that God dwells in our heart in the form of light, but this light is covered by six poisons : Kama, Krodha, Moha, Lobha, Matsarya and Mada. these are desire, anger, delusion, greed, envy and laziness. when yoga practice is sustained with great diligence and dedication over a long period of time, the heat generated by it burns away these poisons, and the light of our inner nature is revealed.

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