Meditation & Yoga Group ClassesTuesdays at YogaYoga Paris (September 2018)
10h30 – 11h00 Meditation
11h10 – 12h10 Gentle Yoga
(These classes are lead in French but translated as needed)
Yoga and meditation can support you in making this important connection between your body and your mind.
Many of us tend to get lost in our thoughts easily. In just a few seconds we can think of something that happened in the past or we can fast forward to feeling anxious about something that may happen in the future. We are good at getting distracted and disconnected because sometimes it is easier than staying present and acknowledging our reality as it is today.
What if we use the power of our breath to support this connection between the mind and the body? There is a shift that happens when we strengthen our bodies and we train our minds to stay in the present moment for longer periods of time, when we learn to go inwards and observe, “what is” without judgment. This practice is like any other training; it requires consistency and showing up.
In my personal journey, many years ago, I was very resistant to start practicing yoga. I thought it was not for me. The only reason why I gave yoga a try was because I was suffering with intense anxiety. That first yoga class that I took in 2001 while being a doctoral student in New York City was the start of a new chapter of my life that will later on change the path of my career and my life journey forever.
I currently live in Paris and it is with great honor and gratitude that I share these practices with the students that show up each week to practice together at the yoga studio, YogaYoga Paris, where I have been teaching since 2010.
I am and I will always be a yoga and meditation student. The practice takes place every day; on and off the mat in the relationship that I have with myself and with others. I truly believe that we all have an enormous capacity to rewire our thinking, our lives and the way we perceive our own reality. This is an ongoing process that lasts a lifetime. All we have to do is to show up to our practice in the ways we can and breathe.
The yoga and meditation classes are taught with kindness and joy as one of the students recently described!
Group Meditation Sessions
Are you ready to start a daily meditation practice with support in a very friendly environment?
Students that join this weekly 30 minutes class start noticing a difference in the first 4 weeks of regularly attending this group. They have more clarity in their understanding of what meditation is (and is not) and how to add more mindful moments into their daily lives in a supportive and welcoming environment. This is also a great support to reinforce your own meditation home practice. You will be motivated to practice regularly.
These gentle yoga classes are excellent for those who want to move at a slower pace, in a gentle flow. This class welcomes all levels of yoga practice and it is focused on breath awareness, strengthening the body and working through improving posture with mindful movement.
Students who attend these classes notice an improvement in their awareness on their posture during the every day life and they report having healthier lower backs after a few sessions.
J’ai découvert la méditation il y a 7 mois grâce à Tania et à son cours hebdomadaire en groupe. C’est un moment privilégié qui me permet, soutenue par la voix de Tania et son guidage corporel intérieur, de me recentrer sur mes sensations, trouver ce passage de l’extérieur vers l’intérieur de soi et me recréer un espace interne. Cette expérience permet une mise à distance, au moins durant le temps du cours, de ce qui nous préoccupe, voire nous encombre. D’être attentif à ce qui se passe en nous, en lien avec notre état du moment, dont je prends alors parfois conscience, en lien aussi avec l’environnement, la lumière, les sons .. le groupe qui participe à ce cours. Chaque expérience est différente, à l’image de nos positions pour méditer. Chacun trouve sa propre position et je savoure cette liberté et cette variété créative. Le groupe contribue à soutenir la méditation de chacun, y compris en dehors du cours lorsque je pratique seule.
J’apprécie la bienveillance avec laquelle Tania nous accueille, nous guide avec douceur et délicatesse dans cette balade corporelle, et nous écoute en ménageant un petit temps de paroles à chaque fin de cours. Bienveillance, douceur, respect et aussi recherche chez Tania qui partage avec le groupe ses lectures sur la méditation et ses effets désormais étudiés par les neurosciences.Véronique
Attending meditation group classes has helped me find additional motivation and resources for my personal practice.Tania’s approach is conducive to a caring, non-judgemental environment for all levels.Sonia
Tania, I really enjoy your classes and meditation is very helpful just to have 10 minutes a day with myself and nobody else.Camila
Attending the meditation class with Tania helped mark the week of meditation with a guided meditation. All the positive energy that a group generates during it is really great encouragement.Debbi
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"What a wonderful break in the day was to take a yoga class with Tania. We stretched our muscles, became aware of the nature around us and connected as a family!” Elisa
Wellness Workshops Participants
I recently attended Tania’s Paris Wellness Yoga Workshop. It was exactly what I needed to start the year off in the right direction! Not only is Tania an amazing yogi, she also has a lot of knowledge about health, food, and wellness. She was able to assist each of us with identifying the areas in our life that need some attention to be brought back into balance. I really loved the workshop, the yoga, and the meditation! What a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon! ~ H. Whitman Paris, France
Tania’s Yoga Wellness Workshop was filled with good energy combined with an informative conversation about healthy eating. Tania provides expert instruction to ensure the maximum benefit is achieved from each yoga pose. It is perfect for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Reminded me of top NYC yoga classes. I left the studio feeling a few centimeters taller and completely relaxed. A perfect morning! ~ EM, Paris France
Tania, thank you for yesterday’s yoga wellness workshop! It was the perfect way to continue and reinforce my food cleanse. I really enjoyed your compassion to yourself and to your students during the yoga session. ~ JG, Paris France
Your “Food, Mood & Yoga Workshop” was AMAZING! The information that you presented was sharp and on point! Even though sugar craving is not my weakness, your ability to shift the information to address all cravings showed how well you have researched your information and could adapt it to my and probably the other participants needs. The yoga sequence was a great way to help us move our body in order to digest the presentation and the end was creme de la crème. Instead of having us just lie on the floor, we were placed in a reclining position, that felt just heavenly...again a perfect way to digest and really feel the presentation in a relaxing way. Thank you for this workshop and I can't wait for the next one!” ~Mary Lou
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"Yoga class has been one of the best investments of my time this year. The class is well paced, customized, energizing and a great opportunity to reorient oneself after a stressful week. After class my productivity levels are heightened and I feel noticeably tension-free."
"Before yoga in paris this semester, I had only done the very smallest bit of yoga. I excitedly decided to attend classes here. Yoga class became something I truly looked forward to each week, and through my practice I felt that I was able to actually connect myself more with being physically in a new beautiful city. Yoga provided balance to each week, and kept me grounded when times felt stressful."
"Yoga class has been a very nice way to get away from the stress of school work. The class was not only about yoga but about feeling better about ourselves overall. I always left class feeling very positive and zen."