ED YOGA FONTAINEBLEAU
Ed yoga fontainebleau
About ed yoga
Ed’s fun and energetic hatha-vinyasa yoga classes & workshops in English and French Fontainebleau incorporates challenging postures (asanas) with the study of yoga philosophy and applied meditation. These components create an integrated experience of a yoga class, which will lead to increased strength and flexibility but also to an enduring personal transformation.
So, whether you are a local resident wanting to maintain a regular practice, a tourist, a student or a traveller visiting through, we welcome you to Ed Yoga Fontainebleau.
Check out the series of yoga and meditation workshops in English in Fontainebleau that are planned over the coming months. These yoga workshops are designed for students to safely explore more deeply into the chosen activity but that is underpinned by the foundation of yoga.
NEW Location 2018
Ed is a certified yoga and senior meditation teacher from Sydney, Australia now living in Fontainebleau. Ed is the founder of Centre de Meditation & Yoga Fontainebleau – the first dedicated centre of this type in Fontainebleau – where yoga & meditation classes & workshops in English are provided in the beautiful region of Fontainebleau. Many of these classes and meditation sessions are held within the forest of Fontainebleau during the warmer months of the year (April to October).
NEW 2019 TIMETABLE & Spring/Summer workshops 2018
See our ‘Latest news‘ section below for the new 2019 Timetable starting from September 2018. Note, there will be a dedicated KIDS & TEENS yoga day on Wednesdays from September for every trimestre.
See our ‘Yoga & Meditation Workshops‘ section below for SPRING/SUMMER yoga and meditation workshops at the new Centre de Meditation & Yoga Fontainebleau. These workshops are popular and have been designed for students to safely explore their practice more deeply. They are underpinned by the foundation of hatha yoga pradipika (an ancient yoga manual), insight (vipassana) meditation but also have a big dosage of FUN and sensibility built in!
What is yoga & mindfulness?
What is yoga?
Yoga is committed to providing the physical, mental and spiritual tools for wellbeing for all. Its mission is to inspire, connect, educate and experience this ancient philosophy of yoga into our world around us.
Yoga asks us:
- how can we live a simple life, which brings us an understanding of contentment?
- how can we be truly satisfied and find inner peace within this hectic world?
Yoga teaches us to look at our life through a different lens. As we develop our yoga practice, we will naturally begin to look deeper into things, to go to the root cause, to explore our unhappiness and to find a place of contentment within. To be conscious means to be aware always of how we are and who we are.
Come and taste a yoga class for yourself.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is not:
- a philosophy
- a set of beliefs to take on to provide you protection in this world
- a religion that one has ‘buy’ into and do in a ceremonial way, nor
- is it about creating a new ideal.
Mindfulness or, a sacred awareness, is a practice. It is the capacity to be present here and now to the experience and to acknowledge what is actually happening. The deeper your practice, the greater your capacity will be to bring an inner freedom of the heart – an unshakeable happiness – here and now.
For so many people, we lose touch with ourselves and with what really matters to us due to the fast-paced society, with social media, our 24/7 work, live & play lifestyles and our choices in life.
However, when you reflect on those moments in your life where you felt happiest, connected and really alive, the common denominator was that there was a quality of presence.
Also, mindfulness is not just about the mind. Being mindful is the spaciousness awareness of a free and spacious heart that allows us to listen more deeply.
When you meditate (by sitting or walking) with mindful presence, you notice you will get swept away by your experience very quickly (i.e your thoughts, sounds, feelings, sensations, perceptions). These can be very strong and can carry us to different places and directions perhaps during the whole meditation period! This is totally natural but can be a real negative experience for many people learning to meditate and they tend to discard meditation into the “too hard” basket.
Therefore, discover the universally accepted techniques of breath awareness, body sensations or even walking meditation, as proven techniques, that can help you overcome these very powerful waves of experiences that can overwhelm your practice. Seeking guidance with a qualified meditation teacher will help you navigate your way through the pitfalls of meditation to bring a deeper quality to your practice.
Ed Niembro, a senior meditation accredited teacher, offers a number of meditation classes, workshops and retreats on mindfulness and insight (vipassana) meditation throughout the year within the studio and in the forest of Fontainebleau.
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