For any class you want to participate, you have to registered with me previously. By phone/ whats app 9489805493 or mail

Ashtanga Yoga classes -Mysore style

Next new moon is on wednesday 7 november. So this class will be shifted to 8 november-  Next full moon is on Friday 23 November. So this class will be shifted to 22 November .

Classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday  and  Saturday from
6.45 a.m/ Led class on saturday
With Christine Pauchard –
LOcation: From 1st October to 15 December:
Holistic healing and well being Center-Office
1st Floor_
Opp Supermarket Blue Basket
Auroville Main Road |
Kuilapalayam – Auroville

From 17 December onward At Taramangaling (How to get there. Map at the bottom of the page) 
2 minutes after Botanical Garden if you come from Auroville
15 minutes from Pondy.

 Traditionnal Hatha Yoga classes –

Classes Tuesday and Thursday from 4.45 pm to 6.15 pm.
With Christine Pauchard –
Holistic healing and well being Center-Office
1st Floor_ Opp Supermarket Blue Basket
Auroville Main Road |
Kuilapalayam – Auroville

Privates classes can be given on request. Contact: 91-9489805493 Or  by mail 

Ashtanga  Yoga

All students commence their instruction in the same manner in which on the first day of class they are taught Surya Namaskar A, followed by Padmasana and deep breathing, and a few minutes of rest to conclude their first day of practice. The next day after Surya Namaskar A has been performed, Surya Namaskar B is taught, and one then again concludes in the same method as the previous day, with Padmasana, deep breathing, and rest. After both of the Surya Namaskar have been learned correctly, each of the various asanas are added one by one. When one asana is correct, the next one is taught. Depending on the age and ability of the student, it can take anywhere upwards of 3 months to learn the primary series.

 From Monday to Friday: the format of the practice always remains the same; one always begins practice on his own with Surya Namaskar, concludes with Padmasana and rest, and the various asanas gradually fill the space between these two poles It is through the daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga that we draw it into ourselves, understand it.
On Saturdays, group guided classes are taught, in which all the vinyasas are counted out loud and all students follow along together accordingly.

Christine was born in France in 1967. After completing her studies as Nurse in 1988, she started working as a nurse and soon started

 travelling in India seeking “for the truth” through pilgrims around Rishikesh

A few years later with the financial support of sponsors she  crossed  The Himalays with horses from Kathmandu to Srinagar for 8 month, later on, she followed the Mekong river from his stream in Tibet ( Xining- Kham) though South east of Tibet, Yunnan, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodge.

In 1995 She created Orient explorers a tourism and travelling association and worked within until 2002. She came across Vipassana meditation  and decided to settle in Auroville in 2002,  an intentional spiritual community located in South India.

In 2004, after two years studying  Hatha Yoga and Yengar, she discovered  Ashtanga Yoga  and started to  study with Monica Marinoni until 2016 and  since 2007  under the guidance of Sri Sharath Jois  (Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’grandson)  at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
In 2010 she opened “ Yoga et Bien-etre”, where she was teaching for 4 years, running Hatha Yoga class evenings  and daily Mysore style program in the mornings. And the last year, she started to offer workshops on Yoga and meditation including Satsang about Yoga sutra, relaxation and pranayama.
For 13 years she studied the yoga through her own daily practise and teaching, the mind through regular and repetitive meditation retreats, she gave importance to the sadhana, she learned more about the body through her training and experience in Thai yoga massage and about the mind through her training and practise in NLP (sessions, workshop) .   

With deep gratitude and respect she shares the primary series teachings as she has been taught by Monica Marinoni and Sri Sharath Jois.

Hatha Yoga

is a comprehensive study of asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath control).
We will begin by breathing exercises (pranayama) and go on standing positions to warm the body. After we go on working deeply the flexibility and the purification of the body   by the sitting positions. In my class I keep attention on breathing and awareness of the body through asanas. The alignment is not the priority but the awareness of the body and breathing are the priority.
Slowly I will adapt to your abilities and your own difficulties and help each one of you to progress in the yoga.
Why dynamic: we will keep a kind of fluidity during standing asanas  to help the mind to stay concentrate and later to go more inside (development of concentration) and develop your abilities to feel your body and be aware of your breath.

Women pregnant until 7 month can follow my class if there are active. Persons with back pain, sciatic are welcome to join and it will help them.

There are two levels:
Beginners: for whom who have almost never practice Yoga, who have physical problems and for pregnant women.
Mixed: for whom who have already practice Yoga and know the asanas.

How to reach  Tararmangaling: 

From Auroville: From auroville Main Village kuilapalayam, follow 3 kms the main road passing the restaurant Tantoo, . 100m after Aromas garden, there is a big green and white water  Tank on your left side and the UDavi school crossing (edayanchavadi) .  Take the muddy path which is in front of UDavi school and go staight. Pass Adventure, botanical garden and go always straight. Cross the big grass field. After Skandavan, 3rd red gate on the left

From Pondicherry: From Ginger restaurant witch is on karuvadikuppam take airport’s direction- At the circle take straight karuvadikuppam main road. You will pass by in front of a dentist clinic , go straight .

2//one road on the left go to airport. Leave it. Take the road in the middle which go along the left side of GVM labo.

1// karuvadikuppam road- go straight in front of this dental clinic. 50 meters after you have three roads.

3/ After taken the road which go along the GVM lab , just at the beginning, you can check you are on the good road by noticing on your right side, this brown gate written ” SENIOR ACCOUNTANTS OFFICErs”

4/ go all times straight. At a moment you will see on your left the temple “OM SHAKTI NAGAR”. Stay straight

5/You will reach this crossing with the blue board ” Nagamman nagar” on your left and ” Shanmuga nagar” on the right. Take the road in the middle >

After you will see ” Lakshmi nagar extension” on your left. Stay Straight

muddy road on the left 2 m away

You follow a wall ” photography no allowed ” for 5 minutes, just after a field of cashew with a yellow gate on your right ,  you see on your right  two local house: one with a fence and a red roof and one with the wall painted with clear blue and yellow. Just 2 to 5 meters after you will discover the muddy path which is on your right. take it
You will cross a land grass , you cross three building, in front of you you can see electrical high voltage pole. Keep the main muddy path, more or less straight. Not far after you see bougainvillea, almost there.

gate taramangaling-You will find this red gate on your right side. Come in.

mandapam-This Mandapam  is our Shala. Bring your mat. your towel, water to drink.