Take a moment for yourself. A moment in which you can leave behind the hum of daily routine, tuning into yourself and nature, and bringing awareness.
Rediscover your mind, body and soul under a different (and shiny bright) light, anchored in what is happening here and now. Bring beautiful new habits home with you, to incorporate into your everyday life.
Experience the Yang (physical, driven, active) and the Yin (meditative,peaceful, restorative) sides of your mind, body and soul surrounded by magnificent ocean side landscapes or in soulful places created with harmony in mind.
Classes are guided in English and/or French
My name is Carmen. I was born in France from an Alsatian father (the region close to Germany, not the dog) and a Singaporean mother so I grew up in a multicultural environment.
Sports and travel have always played a big part in my life. I love to share experiences, discuss and debate on various subjects, eat, laugh, get an adrenaline rush but most of all put my feet in the air and my head up side down...
To me walking the path of Yoga is about finding balance within. Hence my favorite asana (posture) is all about balance, the handstand. It has even become my trademark, each landmark I visit sees me upside down !
I followed my Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification in India, which is also the native country of my grand father, at Parimutki School of Yoga and Meditation. https://www.parimukti.com/
I enjoy teaching in a way that is energising and playful, most of all I wish to guide you to finding what feels good to you during an asana session as well as in everyday life.
At Samatva Yoga I encourage you to use your body as it is, in respect of it's advantages and limitations. Discover mental and physical abilities that you never new you had. Learn how to reprogram your mind in a virtuous circle of observation and detachment rather then the usual pattern of enduring judgment and emotional changes.
Classes follow a framework focusing on stretching, strengthening and mindfulness. Of course there are some stranges poses with funky names...however Yoga isn't only for really bendy or very sporty people. Stay open minded there is something in Yoga for you that can make you shine bright if you stay open minded and listen to yourself. Yoga is a good start to feel good and when in doubt, just remember this philosophy has crossed several decades, so surely it got something right :)
Practice in the beautiful landscapes offered by the Côte d'Argent. Whether fully immersed in nature or man built spaces, all classes are given in exceptionnal Shalas. All Shalas have in common their feel good vibe and warmth.