Welcome to another Magnifique Yoga Break! Each month we share a short video sequence lead by one of our favourite yoga teachers here in Paris. These videos are designed to give you a quick break during your day, to gently move your body and reconnect to the breath.
This month’s practice is lead by Ben Beirs. Ben is a talented and fun-loving teacher from the USA. He teaches vinyasa and jivamukti at Caelo Yoga, Big Apple and Paris Yoga Shala, among others.
Ben’s been practising yoga and meditation since he was a teenager. While working at the Omega Institute, he made a friend and mentor in Lama Surya Das, an American meditation master, and went on to attend several silent meditation retreats with him. When Ben moved to Paris he hit pause on his yoga practice, but quickly realised that yoga had become an integral part of his wellbeing. So, in July 2014, he completed a 200-hour vinyasa teacher training with the Asheville Yoga Center. He then went on to do a 300-hour jivamukti training at the Omega Institute.
Ann and I started practising with Ben a few months ago, and we love his soulfulness and intuitive teaching style. He’s also an accomplished musician, and sings and plays to his lucky students during savasana.
Ben calls this class a ‘transformational tune-up’. It’s a quick and easy practice to do at any time of day. So tune in whenever you need a little soul recharge. This class will help you connect with the breath and with mother earth, leaving you calm, stretched and stable.
Here’s what Ben has to say about the practice:
It was my hope to create a simple and accessible practice to help refresh and re-awaken our hearts and minds, even if we are at the beginning, middle, or end of a busy, stressful day. This can be done any time you feel like you need a pick-me-up. Maybe, instead of grabbing for that energy drink or cup of coffee, this short sequence can help to energize and center you. May it be of benefit!
Sending much peace and love your way straight from beautiful Caelo Yoga,