Yoga in the mountains of the Southern French Alps: a perfect combination
In today's modern world, the art of yoga - which originated in South Asia - has expanded to all corners of the globe. Even in our very undiscovered mountainous region! Practising this relaxing discipline amidst stunning alpine landscapes makes it an even more enjoyable activity!
Our instructor Paula is an experienced yogini. As a local, she knows how good it is to practice yoga in the nature, and how a quiet environment and the fresh air of the mountains further enhances the benefits of yoga.
Improve your breathing technique - with fresh alpine air!
Paula specialises in Vinyasa Yoga. Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. It is commonly referred to as “flow” yoga or “breath-synchronized” practice.
The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.
Vinyasa is synonymous with movement. Moving in and out of postures is the obvious movement but even in stillness Vinyasa is represented by the beat of your heart and inhale/exhale of your breath.
Vinyasa practice generates heat and can add a cardiovascular component not always present in other forms of postural practice.
Put all this together and Vinyasa is a breath-initiated practice that connects every action of our life with the intention of moving towards what is sacred, or most important to us.
A world famous activity in undiscovered places
Paula knows our region very well, and she likes to practice her art in quiet, inspiring places where the beauty of nature is overwhelming.
The Plan d'Eau du Champsaur, one of our favourite places in the Champsaur Valley, offers a wonderful environment with stunning views over the surrounding mountains, and will allow you to end up your yoga session with a refreshing swim - the perfect combination for a rejuvenating day!