PRACTICE WITH ME
Autumn Schedule 2020
I’m an E-RYT registered instructor & YACEP provider. I have given more than 2.000 hours in classes and courses. This enables other Yoga teachers to train with me and receive continuing education credits.
I’m also a Stress Management Coach certified in breathing techniques & Mindfulness programs such as the MBSR program for adults from Jon Kabat Zinn & the Mindful’Up program for kids & teens from Jeanne Siaud-Facchin.
I’m the founder of ΛTHLETΛ•YOGΛ and ΛTHLETΛ•MIND offering highly structured mental preparation programs for athletes of all levels: mental & cognitive coaching, visualization & breathing techniques, mindfulness & yoga therapy for athletes.
I’m sharing my practice in several studios in Uccle and Waterloo and I collaborate also with sports rehabilitation centers for therapeutic sessions in small groups or in one on one.
09.25 – 10.25 – Power Flow
David Lloyd Uccle
12.30 – 13.30 – Gentle Flow
Remote session – Corporate
18.15 – 19.15 – Detox Flow
Yoga Room – Waterloo
19.30 – 20.30 – Candlelight Yoga
Yoga Room – Waterloo
12.30 – 13.30 – Flexibility
Yoga Room – Waterloo
18.15 – 19.15 – Power Flow
Yoga Room – Waterloo
19.30 – 20.30 – Yin Sound Healing
Yoga Room – Waterloo
Ashtanga led Primary Series
Ashtanga Yoga, is a traditional style of yoga from India that uses a set-sequence of poses as prescribed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois the founder of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. The singularity of Ashtanga compared to other types of yoga is the dynamics of the sequences.
The postures and transitions are linked in a specific order in perfect synchronization with the breath, without interruption from the beginning to the end of the practice. The objective is not the perfection of the postures in themselves but their execution without alteration of the breathing, in the respect of the rhythm of the sequence. From the first to the last posture, inspirations and expirations must remain of equal length and intensity. To be sure, the mind is constantly focused on the sound produced by the breath. The practice becomes a kind of active meditation, carried by the music of the breath.
The Sanskrit name of the first series of Ashtanga yoga is yoga chikitsa meaning “yoga therapy”, a true process of healing and cleansing the body, mind and senses.
Rocket I & II
Power Yoga has been introduced in the States in the 80s thanks to Beryl Bender Birch, Bryan Kest, Baron Baptiste and Larry Shultz, all from the Ashtanga tradition. My Power Yoga class is a destructured version of Ashtanga Yoga that draws asanas in different series (1, 2, 3), to create each session a unique version of sequences.
As an offshoot of Ashtanga Yoga, it has many of the same qualities and benefits, including building internal heat, increased stamina, strength, and flexibility, as well as stress reduction. Sessions vary from week to week depending on student energy or a specific theme, namely, balance, flexibility, core building … while exploring in particular inversion and hands balance postures.
Power Yoga is suitable for yogis who have been doing vinyasa classes for some time or those who like to be challenged. As usual, modifications and alternatives will be given.
Dynamic / Gentle Flow
Flow refers to a practice that synchronises movement and breath. My Flow class derives its roots from Sri K. Patthabhi Jois’ Ashtanga yoga method. It is a relatively modern style of yoga that can be both dynamic and physically challenging. This class contains a series of postures that flow naturally from one to the next. Focus is placed on movement, alignment, flexibility, strength and integration with breath. Poses are held for shorter duration than in a gentle flow class.
Balance & Inversion
Whether you are new to the subject or you want to perfect your inversions for more control, this course allows you to learn step by step the different inversion postures.
Sirsasana, bakhasana, pincha mayurasana, adho mukha vrksasana, … on the head, forearms, hands, feet in the air, with or without the wall …
You will learn in a fun and dynamic way the tools needed to strengthen the center of the body and have better control of your center of gravity while leaving your comfort zone.
The benefits of inversions are numerous both physically and mentally: development of strength, flexibility, better blood circulation, brain irrigation, improvement of self-confidence, concentration, …
After a short Vinyasa that will warm up the body, preparatory exercises for inverted postures will be proposed before working the inversions and balances in detail.
Prior experience of yoga is advised.
The Pure Flexilbility course aims to improve your flexibility and the range of your movements while releasing the tensions of your body and thus reveal the space that exists in you.
The class begins with a short Vinyasa allowing the body to warm up, relax and facilitate the work of stretching and lengthening of the muscles. Then follow Yin / Yang stretching, dynamic and static stretching to stretch your entire body on a natural breathing pattern.
Each class focuses on the stretching of muscle chains or specific areas.
Yin & Cristal Sound Healing
Unique experience that combines Yin Yoga and vibratory powers of crystals, essential oils and crystal sounds to bring the body, mind and aura back to a state of balance.
A class of SACRED YIN HEALING unfolds like a classic 60-minute Yin Yoga session and ends with a 15-minute crystal sound bath Savasana that charms the ears and creates sensations previously unexplored by the brain.
What brings the experience to another level is the vibratory power of crystals, essential oils and crystal sounds, which will allow a cleaning, a rebalancing and a harmonization of energy centers and subtle bodies thus promoting healing and The well-being.
Each week will focus on a specific chakra theme, element and emotional effect.
Focused on feeling and self-awareness, this gentle, slow and respectful class of inner transformation is ideal for those who wish to live in deep communion with themselves.
Course duration 75 minutes.
Based on the principles of Taoist Yoga offered by Paulie Zink, Yin Yoga has been founded by Paul Grilley and Sarah Pauwels in 1979. My Yoga class are inline with Paul Grilley’s functionnal approach, a passive yoga practice based on long stretching, combining slow and deep breathing. The sitting or lying postures are held for 3 to 5 minutes to regenerate and rebalance the body. Gravity is used to melt on the ground. All muscles are released to access, clean and nourish connective tissue, ligaments and fascia.
Yin yoga can significantly improve the overall flexibility of the body and the health of joints, organs and even bones. The long duration of each pose of Yin yoga also promotes relaxation. The body opens slowly, stretches deeply, the nervous system is calmed and one reaches a level of concentration unequaled.
Yoga Nidra, also called “yogic sleep,” or “lucid sleeping,” is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.
In our fast paced world of multitasking, juggling all our responsibilities and challenges, we are in desperate need for stillness, relaxation and time for ourselves. The practice of Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. Yoga Nidra is an enjoyable and easy practice that everybody can do. You will be led through a deeply relaxing process to help you release stress, increase resilience, and bring deep rest to your body.
This one hour class begins with gentle stretching, yin or restorative poses to prepare the body, some mindful breathing to still the mind, and follows with about 45 minutes of blissfully relaxing Yoga Nidra. It is a practice that can benefit everyone and is accessible in every body.
Yoga Therapy for Athletes
Amateur, professional and high-level athletes alter and fatigue their body through intensive training and often neglects stretching resulting in loss of joint mobility and flexibility, chronic pain, recurrent injuries, declining performance, premature body fatigue, and sometimes a cessation of activity.
Yoga Therapy for athletes is a comprehensive and highly structured yoga programs to train the body and the mind of the athlete. The main goals of the programs are to reduce the risk of injury, improve sports performance and helping athletes to overcome the mental challenges of the competitions.
Each session of the program will focus in-depth on selected parts of the body. The class is both composed of fluid and energetic sequences and soft and passive postures. The postures are adapted according to the type of sport practiced. (Hockey, Tennis, Running, biking, …). The class begins with dynamic postures that will tone and strengthen the muscles and tendons making the support firmer and safer, boosting the movements during the practice of the sport. The second part of the class is dedicated to slow and passive postures focusing on the stretching of the connective tissues of the body (ligaments, tendons and fascia) especially at the hips, pelvis and lower back. This part is practiced in a sitting or lying position and the postures are held for a few minutes in order to access the submuscular tissues.
- On-site programs for elite teams / athletes
- Personal program for amateurs or elite athletes at KINEOS (Waterloo)
- Team / Event Workshops
Yin Myofascial Release Yoga
This class combines the use of myofascial release techniques and Yin Yoga asanas. Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. In this class, students will be guided on how they can use tennis balls to apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia using their own body weight and movement.
Fascia is less fluid as compared to muscle. Hence the need for long static holds, to allow the water molecules to realign in the body.
Following the usage of the tennis balls to release the tension in the targeted areas, the student will then be guided into Yin Yoga postures in order to stress the tissues in the target area so as to increase circulation and improve flexibility. Stillness in each posture is observed for 3 to 5 mins.
This is a slow-paced therapeutic class and each session will focus in-depth on selected parts of the body.
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