- Kundalini Yoga with Charlène -
« Prâna » is a Sanskrit term referring to both the breath and the universal life energy present in all beings. In the Vedic tradition, prana is a subtle energy, a vibration found all around us and within us. It is the energy of life present in the air we breathe, in the light we see, in the water we drink and in the food we eat. We can experience it, for example, when we are in contact with nature: during a hike in the mountains, a walk in the forest or a swim in the ocean. We feel energized, connected.
About Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga is an ancient technique, known as the Yoga of Awareness, addressing our whole being (body, mind, spirit).
Combining asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and relaxation, Kundalini Yoga is a very complete practice working on the body and mind at all levels (muscular, articular, respiratory, glandular and nervous system). It is therefore an optimal practice for those who wish to relax and take a moment for themselves, but also for those who wish to reduce stress, strengthen their immune system, balance their vital functions or optimize their physical capacities.
Kundalini Yoga differs from other forms of yoga in that everyone can do it. If you can sit and breathe, you can practice Kundalini. It does not require any adherence to a philosophical or religious system and would rather liberate us from any reductionist vision of the individual and from the intolerant and sectarian attitudes.
After several years of practice, yoga has gradually become an integral part of my life, whether on a yoga mat or in my daily life. To practice yoga is for me to open a safe space allowing me to welcome my body sensations, my thoughts and my emotions. It is like a laboratory for daily life and a powerful tool for physical and psychological well-being. As a certified Kundalini yoga teacher, I offer group or individual yoga classes for all levels in Capbreton, Bayonne and Dax.
As a lifelong sports enthusiast, I also offer yoga sessions that are specifically adapted to certain disciplines, contact me for more info.
I also organise Sadhana practices (morning practice of Kundalini yoga followed by meditation and mantra chanting).
Explorer at heart and curious to discover new cultures, I quickly went abroad. After a master's degree in international law & Human Rights, I traveled to Asia and settled in Cambodia where I worked for three years in an NGO, an experience that allowed me to fully experience this new culture and feel at home. My professional choices then brought me to Geneva where I worked at the UN for three years. It is in Geneva that I started to practice yoga on a more regular basis and where I discovered Kundalini yoga. The practice of Kundalini yoga was a revelation for me. Beyond a better daily life, I was able to reconnect with my body, open myself to my emotions and accept them fully. It was the beginning of a new life path, more in tune with my deepest essence.
In love with nature and passionate about sports and well-being, it was becoming more and more difficult for me to work in an office and I decided to follow a yoga teacher training (Imagine Academy, 500h, Yoga Alliance certified) to be able to transform this passion into a full-time professional life and to be able to share this powerful tool that is yoga.
I now live in France where I offer regular online and in-person classes. I also offer yoga sessions adapted to certain disciplines such as freediving or trail running in co-organizing workshops.
Trained in perinatal yoga, I offer prenatal yoga classes as well as individual support throughout the pregnancy.
The classes are open to all women, whether you have practiced yoga before or are doing it for the first time, and are suitable for pregnant women from three months of pregnancy to full term.
Through postures, breathing exercises and meditation I invite you to connect to your body in full transformation and to your baby, to better live the changes linked to pregnancy and to prepare you for childbirth as well as post-partum and to becoming a mother.
Freediving & Yoga
After several years of yoga practice, I joined a freediving club which has been a new revelation: I felt like doing yoga in my element: water! The link between these two disciplines was obvious to me: the awareness of the body and breathing, the intentional slowing down of the heart rate thanks to breathing and meditation exercises and the search for inner calm, for full presence.
Learning to be aware of our breath and to control it increases breath capacity, allowing us to have a better quality of breathing, more energy and endurance. Masreing the breath is also a precious tool to observe and calm the mind, to be in the present moment, which in freediving or in daily life is an precious tool.
How is a Kundalini Yoga class?
A session lasts between 1h15 and 1h30 and is divided into several parts:
- warm-up with a sequence of yoga postures (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama);
- kundalini sequence (kriya) to work on a particular body part or theme;
- guided meditation.
Bayonne, 7 bis (rue neuve):
Pre & Postnatal Yoga: on request
Capbreton, Prana Studio:
Thursday: 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9.30 a.m.
Prenatal Yoga: Tuesday 10 a.m.
15€ per group classes65€ for a 5-classes card