Amélie’s stunning yoga practice, this summer at Côte d’Azur
Yoga, food, environment:
once again in our beloved Chalet Ganesha, with vivaveg’s exquisite chef, authentic sharing, joy, happiness, peace … during the last weekend retreat from july 9 to 11 in Champéry.
The Yoga Weekend at Chalet Ganesha, Champery, April 23-25, 2021,
Ashtanga yoga is an energetic, even athletic style, which increases strength and flexibility throughout the body. Great emphasis is placed on vigorous breathing, Ujjayi breath, holding each posture for a given number of breaths and a directed eye gaze. The postures are then linked by vinyasas, a movement that takes one from one posture to the next one. I have been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2008.
The word Yoga, from the Sanskrit root yuj, means union or communion. The science of Yoga belongs to the ancient systems of Indian philosophy. Its ultimate goal is the union of our intention with the mechanics of the Universe.
In the word Hatha Yoga, “Ha”, means the sun and “tha”, the moon. The union of this two opposites is Hatha yoga. The purpose of this practice is to balance the flow of solar and lunar energy in the human system.
Life, time, the universe, are in constant movement and impermanence is the very essence of existence. Strala yoga, is rooted in this notion, with its motto: Freedom – Space – Ease – Flow
Unlike the more static nature of Hatha yoga where one holds the asanas for a certain number of breaths,here one keeps moving from one stance to the next, carried by the endless flow of the breath of life. The goal is to build strength in a relaxed and calm manner, to explore one’s limits of range of motion, to fall and stand up again, to feel joy, to have fun.
The different sequences: Energize, Relax, Basics, Core and Gentle, bring along diverse benefits, either energizing, relieving tensions and unwinding from everyday stress.
Yoga vs. Osteoporosis
In my quest to extend my knowledge and practice, I became a certified therapist of Yoga vs. Osteoporosis following the method of the renowned Dr. Loren Fishman, in February 2017. This method consists of 12 yoga poses that actually build bone in healthy people as well as those with osteopenia or osteoporosis.
Hence, I offer a 6-week course and/or regular classes of Yoga vs. Osteoporosis. Considering the sedentary lives we lead, this course is ideal for the aging baby boomers.
I have been a student of yoga for the past over 20 years, having come to the practice in search of the therapeutic benefits my own body required as a professional dancer. During the course of my practice, I not only healed and gained agility; I cultivated a way of living and discovered a passion.
In my years of dancing I already had a vivid interest for kinesiology and anatomy and have been deepening my understanding of the mechanical functions of the body and the strong therapeutic potential of yoga prior to my first Yoga Teacher Training in 2008. Since then I’ve been teaching yoga in Geneva. Numerous trainings followed, anatomy and physiology being my primal interest.
And then, throughout the years our practice transforms, as one goes through stages, transformations, evolution.
Strala yoga has been also a regular companion, since my teachers training with the beautiful Tara Stiles. I love the movement and playfulness of her style, the dance like fluidity and grace.
As I get more experienced I increasingly get more drawn to the therapeutical aspects of Hatha yoga.