Sunday, December 19, 2010

Au Revoir 2010! 2011...

Well, we're in that eerily dark last few day countdown to the Solstice. I love this time of year because it prepares me for my winter practice; the inner migration and conscious hibernation...
This is the time when Shiva visits and dances on the old and out-dated, making way for the new and the fresh!

It's a time of celebration; a time of intention setting, and a time of sharing.

Before bidding you a wonderful holiday, I wanted to give you my 2011 teaching schedule, class card plan, and a few hints as to the workshops and retreats to come....

My last two public classes for the year are this weekend, Friday 17 Dec and Saturday 18 Dec. Private sessions go through 23 Dec.
I return to teaching on 31 Dec.

Special Holiday Classes:
First, I will be teaching a special New Year's Eve Soft Candlelight Flow at Centre de Yoga du Marais, 31 Dec 18h30 - 20h.
On this most auspicious night, we will reflect on the year that has past in a warm, soft, nurturing environment. If you are craving a quieter experience, before your night of partying, please join me!
Please RSVP by 30 Dec. (Class cards are welcome)

Next, I will be offering a special New Year's Day Bhakti Flow, also at Centre de Yoga du Marais, 1 Jan 12h30 - 14h.
Come and set your intentions for the new year as you sweat away the toxins from the old year! You will feel refreshed, awake, and alive!
Please RSVP by 30 Dec. (Class cards are welcome)

2011 Public Class Schedule:
Wednesday: 18h - 19h Vinyasa Flow, YogaHum, Montmartre, 18eme * New Class! * (class cards are welcome)
Friday: 18h30 - 20h Slow Flow, Centre de Yoga du Marais, 3eme
Saturday: 12h30 - 14h Bhakti Flow, Centre de Yoga du Marais, 3eme
Sunday: 11h30 - 13h, Community Class by Donation, Dates YTD, Centre de Yoga du Marais. All proceeds benefit Families For Children, a private, non-profit, non-sectarian agency that cares for over 600 destitute and mentally challenged children and adults in India and Bangladesh. This is a "kitchen counter" organization that is run entirely by volunteers and every penny goes straight to the orphanages and schools this agency has set up. (Class cards cannot be used for the donation-based classes)

2011 Private Class Schedule:

I have private class availability on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. If you would like to deepen any aspect of your practice, establish a home practice, modify your practice for pregnancy or injury, etc., please contact me.
One-on-one sessions can take your practice to a new level!

2011 Workshop and Retreat Schedule:

I will continue to offer the seasonal, quarterly workshops at YogaHum throughout 2011. The next workshop, Winter Restoration and Renewal, will be in late January. Exact date YTD.

I will be offering at least one -
Going Back to the Source: Yoga and Terroir Weekend Retreat in Normandy in Spring 2011.
I will be offering -
one week-long Going Back to the Source: Yoga and Terroir Retreat in Normandy in Summer 2011.
Lastly, I will be taking a group of Paris yogis to San Francisco for -
a week-long Going Back to the Source: Yoga and Terroir Retreat on the Pacific Coast in Autumn 2011.

Please let me know if you are interested in any of these retreats. Exact dates YTD and somewhat based on interest.

2011 Guest Teachers
This year, DogaYoga will be hosting senior teachers from the US and elsewhere to travel to Paris to offer the gifts of their teaching and knowledge. The teachers I bring have deeply inspired my practice and teaching and without them, I would not know you ;-) I am blessed to be a part of this lineage. The details are in the works and I will get it to you ASAP.

2011 Class Cards

All class cards are available for purchase now and breakdown as follows:

Unlimited (now - June) = €375 (this card gets you discounts on workshops and retreats!)

12 Class Card (expires 1 Mar) = €150

6 Class Card (expires 1 Feb ) = €90

Drop-in Class = €17

Holiday Gift Certificates (For you last minute shoppers!)
If you're considering holiday gifts for your friends and family, how about the gift of health and wellness? How about a yoga gift certificate?
I offer gift certificates for multiple public classes, private or semi-private sessions, and my workshops and retreats. Likewise, if you're interested in a retreat for yourself but concerned about the cost, ask your Mom/Dad/Husband/Wife/Bro/Sis/Lover/Pal to give you the gift of a retreat registration! It will be the most lasting gift you've either given or received.

I have a very good feeling about 2011!

If I don't see you before you check out for the year, have a wonderful, mindful, safe, and joyous holiday!