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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

yoga holiday

Vous passez vos vacances de la Toussaint dans les Alpilles cette année? Profitez de votre moment de détente pour découvrir (ou continuer) le vinyasa yoga en séance privé, soit dans votre hôtel ou maison de vacances, soit au centre Le Temps d'un Parenthèse au centre de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Je viens jusqu'à Eygalières, Les Baux-de-Provence, Le Paradou, Maussane, Maillane, Eyragues, Fontvielle, Mas-Blanc-des-Alpilles, Saint-Étienne-du-Grès ou Tarascon pour les cours à domicile.

Les cours privés sont aussi possible toute l'année pour les résidents de la région des Alpilles... contactez-moi pour plus d'information!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

annnulations 23 + 25 octobre /// classes cancelled oct 23 + 25

Les cours du 23 et 25 octobre, ainsi que celui du 20 novembre, seront exceptionnellement annulés. Si vous ne voulez pas rater votre pratique cette semaine là, Céline Houdaille donne aussi des cours dans le style vinyasa à St. Rémy. Céline est contactable sur ou 06 71 05 53 29 pour des renseignements.

Je serai de retour pour le cours du mardi 30 octobre, et le cours du jour de la Toussaint (1er novembre) aura bien lieu!


Classes will be exceptionally cancelled on October 23rd and 25th, as well as November 20th. If you don't want to break your weekly yoga habit, Céline Houdaille also teaches vinyasa-style classes in St. Rémy. Céline is reachable at or 06 71 05 53 29 for more information.

I will be back in action for class on Tuesday, October 30th, and class will take place on November 1st in spite of the holiday!

Friday, October 19, 2012

good morning!

I have a confession to make: I am not a morning person. I was never the type to wake up at sunrise and meditate or practice sun salutations, mornings for me were always more about coffee with yoga being an afternoon or evening thing. Having a baby has changed all that, and I now find myself up bright and early nearly every morning. Recently, I have started taking advantage of that time after getting out of bed and before sipping my first café crème to roll out the mat and awaken with a few yoga poses. Incidentally, I feel less need for coffee afterwards (or at least need a little less coffee), and my day starts with much more ease with all those creaks worked out of my body before 8am.

Inspired by this beautiful video for yoga in New York's Equinox sports clubs (!), I  have even started thinking of keeping my mat right by my bed, so I can roll out from under my blankets and into my practice. maybe the idea of doing all of those arm balances first things in the morning, or ever, seems unlikely for you, but you can still roll out your mat and start your day with yoga through these simple poses:
child's pose/balasana

downward-facing dog/adho mukha svanasana
bridge pose/setu bandasana    
reclining twist

You could also work into a few rounds of sun salutations to really get warm and open and get your blood and energy flowing. See this post from the summer for more information on this complete sequence of postures that stretches and strengthens every muscle in your body.

Have a great day!