Anne Pauline

Yoga Instructor

My Name is Anne Pauline, I am French and a yoga teacher (vinyasa and ashtanga yoga) since four years.

I arrived in Christchurch in 2015 after spending a year in Australia where I was lucky to teach Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga as well in different studios. You can see below my bio and a descriptive of my classes: I began practicing yoga 10 years ago with the hatha yoga but I quickly discovered the Vinyasa Flow and the Ashtanga, the two styles I practice today. At that time, I needed to find balance and inner calm. Yoga helped me to alleviate the stresses of my marketing profession in Paris. The amazing feeling of mindfulness and ‘being present on my mat in the moment’, is what draws me back the class constantly. And what began as an occasional practice became my relaxation pursuit which provided me with much-needed space to focus inwards and forget about the outside stressful world.

Yoga creates the perfect balance for both my mind and body by making me feel healthier and stronger. More than a de-stress, yoga helped me to learn about myself, understand the strengths, the edges and the limits of my body. In a word, to be more confident. I chose to become teacher to help students to stay connected to their true selves, their bodies, minds and spirits. I think it’s a good opportunity for students who are looking to alleviate stress or anxiety facilitate healing and generally improve their day to day feeling of wellbeing. I completed my 200 hours teacher training course by two times: in Vinyasa Flow with Gérard Arnaud in 2013 and in Ashtanga Vinyasa in 2014 with Samyak Yoga. Class description: My classes focus on mindful body movement and the breath. In Vinyasa flow, they include sun salutations, standing poses, balancing postures, seated, backbends, core isolation, strengthening, restorative poses and pranayama: a very complete cocktail to discover this dynamic style of yoga while remaining fully connected to his body, his abilities, his strengths and his limits. Special emphasis is placed on moving into and out of postures safely, correct alignment, using the breath in a dynamic way. I love to combine creative sequences and a spirit of playfulness. Classes can also incorporate music. You can expect my classes to be powerful and challenging yet gentle and compassionate with your body. My classes are appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice.

Namaste, Anne Pauline