Conscious Ashtanga Yoga

Look beyond the shape or external form of the asana

Atividade: Aula

Nível: Intermédio

Sábado: 8:30 – 9:45

Duração: 75 min

In this class, the emphasis will be put on conscious and steady breathing and increased awareness of the body sensations and internal actions, allowing the use of the sequence as a wonderful canvas for self exploration.

Favoring an alignment based approach and adapting the practice to each individuals’ bodies and needs, we will share the dynamic practice of Ashtanga free from dogma or competing mindset. By giving precise instructions and teaching students to go slow and listen, a safe and inclusive environment will be created so that everyone can experience a pleasurable practice.

The students will be asked to look beyond the shape or external form of the asana,
focusing on its essence instead and aiming for a feeling of stability and ease in each pose (Sthira and Sukha) while avoiding pain and injuries. Observing ourselves and noticing our habits and patterns in the practice is a great way to identify old patterns and cycles off the mat and in our lives…Taking a big step towards change and evolution.

Adélia Nollet was 18 years old when Reiki entered her life, opening the door to an extraordinary path. After 10 years of practice, the time came for her to become a Reiki master and to be able to initiate people who want to enter the energetic realm.
Adélia has also always been passionate about nature and the link between humanity and the environment and so naturally these were important values for her during her time as a high school science teacher.
At the same time, devoted to travel, she has moved around numerous countries, most notably New-Zealand, where she began her yoga journey which has continued to this very day.
On returning to France, she began an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training (200h yoga alliance certified) alongside to excellent teachers Linda Munro and Gerald Disse.
She is now almost 500h certified in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She is also certified in prenatal and postnatal yoga and continue her path and discoveries in Nidra yoga, Astrology and Tarot.
For her, life is an initiative journey leading towards knowing oneself and personal growth. Nothing is more important than finding our own way in order to understand our inner core and how to relate to it whilst appreciating others and our individual truths. It is through these values that she transmits the teaching of yoga in its various forms; dynamic with Vinyasa and Ashtanga or softer with Yin or Restorative.

Sonia’s first encounter with yoga happened during her studies in the United States when she was 18 years old. After a few years exploring different forms of yoga, she became passionate about Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and since that day dedicates her life to self- study and to the practices of this system. She left her International Development career and decided to teach Yoga in 2014.

Sonia sees yoga as an every day transformative practice that for her smoothly evolved into a lifestyle. She wishes to share with others the tools that the yoga practice can offer to support each of us on the path of self-transformation and freedom.

She met Linda Munro and Gerald Disse in 2014 and started studying with them at Ashtanga Yoga Paris. She then taught yoga in this beautiful community for three years.

She also has been following trainings in Yin Yoga the last two years to combine a more gentle and restorative practice to her Ashtanga classes and share this soft practice of letting go and acceptance with her students.

She loves studying Yoga philosophy and has been studying Ayurveda with an Indian Ayurvedic Professor since December 2017.

From July 2017 until March 2019, Sonia was traveling the world to practice with different teachers that inspire her and deepen her study of yoga. She taught retreats in several countries, mainly Ashtanga and Yin immersions in places of beautiful nature – convinced that we all need to take time off from big cities regularly. Sonia is half Brazilian and half French, so Portugal seemed like a perfect mix for her to settle down back in Europe this year. She has been dreaming to move to Lisbon for a long time and contribute to start an Ashtanga and Yoga community.

Sonia keeps growing and evolving in her yoga every day and wish to make her teaching as evolutive…. always keeping a “beginner’s mind”.

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In this class, the emphasis will be put on conscious and steady breathing and increased awareness of the body sensations and internal actions, allowing the use of the sequence as a wonderful canvas for self exploration.