Wednesday 20 June 2018

International Yoga Day, International Yoga Life

Dearest Everyone,
I know it's been a while since a newsletter has appeared from me to you, and I hope this finds you well.
A lot of life has happened in the interim filled with its joys and sorrows, its ups and downs, continuously
confronting us with how we will respond to this amazing gift we have been given,
a gift we are able to share with each other. 
At the Centre de Yoga du Marais, so many babies have come into the world this past year including
triplets, yoga teachers from the training here here have had babies and as I write, three more are on their way!

But we lost a special soul in our sangha too, yoga teacher since 2014, Olga Sokolow, and we miss her dearly.
Every day reminds me of the circle of life and it isn't always an easy go when your friend is not here.

I feel retreats and taking care of ourselves and each other are ever more important and I am doing them,
again.  I am also planning ahead for 2019 so I would like to tell you in this very long letter which I hope you will
keep, what is going on.

First, for Olga there will be a concert of her songs with everyone who has worked with her and been with her
in her too brief life, it will be September 11, 2018.  The details are here:

 Je vous écris aujourd'hui pour vous parler du concert que nous ferons en hommage à Olga. Celui ci aura lieue le : MARDI 11 SEPTEMBRE 2018, À 20H, AU RÉSERVOIR, À PARIS

Je vous invite en amont à noter cette date dans vos agendas. L'idée de ce concert est de reprendre les chansons d'Olga avec tous les musiciens qui l'ont accompagnée. Les recettes de ce concert seront toutes reversées à l'ARTC (Association pour la Recherche contre les Tumeurs Cérébrales), association fondée par le Pr Huang qui s'est occupé d'Olga durant toute la durée de sa maladie. Olga souscrivait à l'association. 

I will continue teaching the Thursday class Olga led at 12:30-13:30 along with my others and you can find our summer hours and full schedule here:
We are open all summer and special note:  prenatal classes will continue in July.  After an August break for most of our teachers we will be back to full schedule in September,
Again, we are OPEN.

The new class of Yoga Teachers is 
graduating this Sunday, June 24, and you are invited to meet them and come by the studio for an apero from 18:00.
Congratulations to the class of 2018!  Twelve new shining lights.

I am leading a retreat back to Greece this August to Corfu.
I am looking ahead to the beautiful island of Amorgos in June of 2019, if you would like to have a preview here.  These are special rates quoted below to us, you add 100€ more for the yoga, I am your teacher for the week in Amorgos.

Amorgos, Greece
For the dates 3-10 June 2019 (7 nights) package's cost per person will be:

798€ per person sharing an exclusive double/twin room
1073€ per person in a exclusive double room used as single
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Superior room with private balcony and sea view
  • Breakfast daily in buffet (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options are provided in case needed)
  • Lunch OR Dinner daily  (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options are provided in case needed)
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)
  • One 30' relaxing massage
  • 10% discount on Face and Body treatments at Lalon Idor Spa
  • Use of Lalon Idor Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, fitness center)
  • Use of Yoga Shalas and Equipment
  • Use of wireless internet
  • VAT,City Tax and Government tax
How to come to Amorgos
1) France to Athens via a flight
2) Athens to Piraeus port (4 options : bus, metro, taxi, private transfer)
3) Piraeus port via a ferry to Aegiali Amorgos 

We suggest visitors should arrive one day earlier in Athens or book a flight arriving before 14.00 so that they are at the port on time – most of the ferries to Amorgos leave at 17.30. There is one daily connection to Amorgos Island (except on Saturday during winter) from Piraeus port, Athens. Ferries dock alternately at the two ports of Amorgos Island: Katapola and Aegiali (closest to the hotel)

Let's get back to 2018!

At the end of August the Centre de Yoga du Marais is hosting Stéphane LeColas, once again.  He is offering a Thai Massage Training.
Details are here, there are still places left.  The hours run from Friday-Monday.

Before September 1,  is the early bird price for the very special Integral yoga Reunion at the beautiful
Le Hameau de L’Étoile, outside of Montpellier.  It is Easter weekend of 2019, April 20-24. 

All the details are here, this happens every 2 years and it will be the first time we are having it in France.
Yours truly is the host and I have invited some wonderful teachers for 4 days of yoga in nature and
a culinary experience that the Hameau de l’étoile is especially known for.  It will be a treat this retreat!
You can book later, too, but the prices will be higher.  All the details are here.

Réunion de Yoga Intégral
cc Montpellier, France, du 20 au 24 Avril 2019
Retrouver l’émerveillement dans notre pratique du yoga Septième réunion Européenne du Yoga Intégral
Détails pratiques pour l’inscription
Adresse : Domaine Le Hameau de l'Etoile, Route de Frouzet, 34380 Saint-Martin-de-Londres

Prix de la conférence (Hors repas et hébergement)
1: 120€ avant le 1er Sep. 2018 2: 150€ avant le 31 Déc. 2018 3: 180€ avant le 1er jan. 2019

IMPORTANT: 2 réservations sont nécessaires. Une pour la conférence, une pour votre
hébergement et vos repas auprès du centre d'accueil de la retraite.

Prix de l’hébergement et des repas: A partir de 236€ par personne (à réserver auprès de
notre lieu d’accueil) Hébergement : Il doit être réservé et payé directement auprès du
centre (le Hameau de l’Etoile). Cliquez ici pour consulter les différentes possibilités. 

La réservation des hébergements se fait selon l'ordre d'arrivée des demandes. "Premier
arrivé, premier servi". Places limitées pour tous les types de chambres.

Réserver en ligne

Relevé d’identité bancaire pour le paiement de la conférence
Nom de la Banque: Banca Prossima Pays: Italie Compte: IY European Reunion
IBAN: IT 66 O 0335901600100000160036 SWIFT: BCITITMX
Un rassemblement yogique, d’anciens et de nouveaux amis…

Let me know if I can help you with any more information about any and all of these events.  
Pre and Post-natal training is
coming in January, 2019.
Sending love, light and peace,