At a time when everyone complains that they "don't have a minute to breathe", relearning how to breathe is becoming an essential art. In apnea, we are condemned to maximum relaxation. A state of extraordinary physical and mental relaxation that anyone can learn to master. In apnea, anyone can progress rapidly and reach apnea times of 2 to 3 minutes during our introductory courses. And beyond the aquatic part, those who discover this discipline find a new way of approaching life, with respect for themselves and for nature, and a sense of well-being that they may never have imagined.
My classes are based on the principles of Hatha and Yin Yoga, integrating the practice of Kriyas and Pranayamas. The combination of cleansing exercices, postures and breathing is at the heart of the approach: the aim is to work on muscle tone and flexibility, while purifying the body, releasing tension and circulating vital energy through the body and mind. I teach to all levels and in a totally inclusive way, aiming at transmitting to anyone the fundamental principles that I have studied for years with various teachers at home and in the sacred city of Rishikesh. Honouring my mentors and the tradition, I do keep in mind that practicing in the real world is not the same as being on a dedicated retreat and I place great care in ensuring that my teaching are adapted to everyday life in the modern world.
PRANAYAMA – THE VITAL BREATH
One may live for weeks without food, go on for days without drinking, but can only live a few minutes without breathing. Hence, oxygen is the most crucial source of vital energy our body and mind require. Slower breathing is a key to mastering the nervous system and extend positive longevity. Deeper breathing is the simplest way to increase cellular breathing, improve cells regeneration. Breath-hold is an incredible way to maintain a favorable acido-basic balance in the body and overcome mental limits. My vision builds all these factors into a practice that can be individualised to suit personalised needs, wether as part of an overall body/mind hygiene or for specific therapeutic purposes
MEDITATION – YOGA NIDRA
The term meditation simply means "to put in the centre". Often presented as more complicated or unapproachable than it really is, meditation refers to a mental practice that generally consists of focusing attention on a certain object, at the level of thought, emotions or the body. The aim of this practice may be to achieve inner peace, emptiness of mind, altered states of consciousness, gradual calming of the mind or deep relaxation. I offer a path into meditation for beginners and seasoned practitioners, as well as guided sessions in which you allow yourself to be carried along in the yogic sense (deep meditation with a focused mind and breath control), and also incorporate elements of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep between states of absence and awareness).