The terrifying shadow of the Coronavirus has shut down the schools for the 6th consecutive week (and still counting). I am becoming an expert at homeschooling and therefore at deep abdominal breathing. Stuck in between the kids lessons and the apocalyptic news from the rest of the world, I can’t even tell what day is today. My yoga teaching agenda had been so full those … Continue reading Corona Virus in Vietnam: How a yoga class put me right back on tracks
This week is all about lenghtening and opening. Lenghtening our back, the muscles around the hips, so we can open our shoulders and our heart! I love to teach and practice those classes because they are the opposite of what we see on Instagram. We don’t look for perfection in the pose, we aim at feeling freedom. We don’t want to go into the most … Continue reading The Yoga theme of the week
This has been a year of New, of putting into practice all the things I have learnt over the last couple of years to teach teenagers. My sequences were all perfectly polished, rehearsed over and over, but not much went according to plans. Yet it’s been awesome! Guide, don’t impose Grownup yogis come for the work in and the work out, not to share their … Continue reading 4 lessons I learnt from my Teen Yoginis
Had I known this was the last inversion I could practice, I would have asked my students to take pictures! And glue them in the family albums, so the kids could have a proof of how strong I once was. I have discovered Iyengar yoga in Hanoi and fell in love with the practice. Especially for all its variations of inversions. Hanging like a bat on … Continue reading Farewell Yoga?
The “mantra” I keep on repeating to my students: Be interested in How you go. Not How Far you go . So you can naturally connect your breath, your body and your mind. This Weekly Photo Challenge actually prompted my intention for this week yoga practice: To hold to a standard of grace, and forget about perfection. Namaste everyone 🙏🏻 (In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge on Graceful) Continue reading Every Yogi is graceful