letty pic3 croppedBackground and Bio – Arlette Amouyan

Years of dance practice in France (Classical and contemporary) awakened in me very early a great sensitivity for the aesthetics of movement, the body and later the role of the breath in the physical practice. Which is when I moved from Dance to Yoga studios.

Quite quickly, I felt the need of deepening my knowledge, and unveiling what lay beyond the physical aspect of the practice. I enrolled into a British Wheel of Yoga foundation course and straight after, a Hatha Teacher Training Diploma course (BWY 500 hrs certification). I carried on also with my practice in Ashtanga Yoga and did an intensive Teacher Training in the Primary Series of Ahtanga , followed by a further traditional training in India.

From then my passion only grew; teaching, sharing what I know became an immense pleasure and I am deeply grateful for the experience.

The mixture of these different styles of Yoga as well as my background in dancing, help me understand deeply the body, the breath and the physical aspect of the practice. Many further studies through my teacher trainings, enabled me to link the physical practice with the philosophical facet of the powerful discipline. Whilst retaining my integrity with the roots of this ancient practice I believe in a non dogmatic approach to sharing this knowledge and teaching.

I have now been teaching for over 10 years, in London, Barcelona and Ibiza, and looking forward to share and practice with you!

Arlette Amouyan

About Private classes 

Arlette’ s classes are a perceptive fusion of Vinyasa, with aspects of Ashtanga and traditional Hatha Yoga. This combination brings a strong yet compassionate , safe and flowing practice.

Every individual is different therefore each class will be adapted to the student or small group. Arlette always keeps a a flexible structure in order to explore each student’s need and offer a tailored and safe practice.

Arlette’s background in dance brings a very intuitive knowledge of the body and movement. Her latter studies in Anatomy consolidates this deep and clear understanding of the bio mechanics of the physical aspect of Yoga. Through her teacher Training she has studied intensively the history and classical philosophy of Yoga. Whilst this is an integrated part of the practice, her teaching remain grounded and non dogmatic.

Sessions incorporate basic breathing and meditation techniques (depending on the student or small group) and will always end with a blissful relaxation.

About the Retreats classes

Morning classes:
These classes work as a combination of workshop and practice.
The aim of these 2 hours session is to dive deep into the practice, with the opportunity to explore some aspects of Yoga that go beyond the physical practice (although this will remain as a main focus).
We will explore breathing techniques (Pranayama), learn to work with energy locks within the practice (Bandhas), introduce the Chakras system within the physical practice.
These early morning sessions, will start with a warm up to wake the body and muscles, moving on to a dynamic and invigorating class. We will use the Primary series of Ashtanga as a basis to work from (see more below) and explore all the key postures to work towards a deeper and safe practice.
Everyday will be focused on different postures and sequences (building up or deepening balancing postures, back bends, forwards bends, twists and inversions). Everyone will be able to work at their own level, the finality of the posture can be different for each one of you.
The classes will end with a winding down sequence, followed by a short meditation and relaxation.
Evening classes 
These will be a consolidation of the work from the morning, crating a fluid and softer sequence for the evening. We will spend more time working on breathing techniques and explore some deep relaxation techniques such as Yoga Nidra (the Yoga of sleep) to bring and allow a full reset of the body and the mind.
We will also have some playful yet powerful workshops of AcroYoga and dynamic Vinyasa.

Every day at Brunch and dinner time, and in between, we will have many opportunities for chats, questions and a feedback from the daily practices.

 

 

A little more about the Ahstanga Yoga and our classes

Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally the more dynamic type of Yoga and combines at once strength and flexibility. Every group, and individual however is different therefore every class is adapted to the group. We will keep a flexible structure to explore everyone’s need and develop a strong and safe practice.

The primary series of Ashtanga (also know as Yoga Therapy) is a powerful and beautifully compiled basis to work from. This set sequence, practiced in coordination with the breath creates a naturally detoxifying practice, due to the internal heat created in the body. Once the breath and movement are working together we can reach a deeply cleansing and energy-sing practice, helping clear impurities and blockages in the body. Each class, then finishes by a long restorative and deep relaxation.

The evening classes will be a mix of restorative postures, breathing exercises and meditation. We will introduce the ancient techniques of Yoga Nidra (translated as the Yoga of Sleep) to reach and a deep state of relaxation, helping the whole body and mind to “reset” for the evening and the next day.