Ashtanga Yoga classes -Mysore style
Classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m
With Christine Pauchard –At Taramangaling (How to get there. Map at the bottom of the page)
5 minutes after Botanical Garden if you come from Auroville
15 minutes from Pondy.
Traditionnal Hatha Yoga classes –
Classes Tuesday and Sunday frpm 5 pm to 6.30 pm.
With Christine Pauchard –At Taramangaling
Privates classes can be given on request. Contact: 91-9489805493 Or by mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: Take the muddy path which is in front of UDavi school in Edayanchavadi.
Pass in front of Adventure gate, botanical garden. Stay straight , You cross a land grass, and after you will see gate on the left side, Taramangaling is the third ones.
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 .
After you will see ” Lakshmi nagar extension” on your left. Stay Straight
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.