My current teaching puts an emphasis on function versus shapes ; I like to guide my students in a practice where there is a “why” behind the movements we execute, while leaving space for the personal exploration of each student. In my classes, I’m exploring beyond the yoga world where I initially come from, by incorporating other movement modalities as well as principles of movement science and neuroscience.
My intention is to offer classes that are evidence-based, exploratory, progressive and educative. I often encourage students to explore movements on their own and remind them to leave behind the idea of moving “right” or moving “pretty”. I believe there are no wrong ways to move ; there are only movements that are preferable to achieve certain goals.
Progression is a key element in my teaching. Instead of focusing on achieving a certain pose, I like to destructure movement into different components to work on them separately. That’s how we can understand how to activate and isolate certain areas of our bodies. As a result, not only we increase our bodies’ awareness and mobility, but we also create and reinforce neural pathways to make our movements more efficient and controled.
Throughout the practice, I like to emphasis the importance of the breath and the observation of the sensations in the body ; it helps to deepen the harmony between body and mind while encouraging us to be more mindful. My goal is that after the the class, my students not only feel better physically and mentally, but that they also learned something new about their bodies.
In September 2020, I branded my classes under the name Mouvements Modernes® ; a movement practice that is multidisciplinary and non-dogmatique, promoting critical thinking and self-exploration.