Yoga-Water for balance

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Yoga-Water for balance

Water offers unique properties for healing and balance.

We begin the class setting up the intention for ourselves, the ocean and all beings. Today we focused on Balance.

When we sit on the paddle board, feeling the water moving slowly below us, we observe the sensation in our hips and base. We notice how those subtle rocking movements create a slight relief all along the spine. We keep the spine elongated while flexible and open to the flow.

We observe the breath, it’s rhythm, it’s depth, if the inhale is longer or shorter than the exhalation. From this point of awareness and with the intention of balance, we gently invite the breath to a more balanced rhythm and depth.

Bringing mindfulness with positive intention adds integrity and more fulfillment through the whole experience.

Standing, we place the feet on both sides of the handle which is the center of gravity of the board. The movement of the water makes the experience of standing more challenging than being on a settled ground. If there is more weight on one leg or if you experience a hip mis-alignent, you will notice it clearly in the way the board move. This affects your balance and requires attention for centering.

If you like to experience those sensations and explore a new form of balance. Contact us for a class or immersion.

Yoga-Water certified teachers are offering classes in NY, Germany, Switzerland, England, Florida, Canada, …


Christelle Chopard was born in one of the most beautiful country in the world: Switzerland. Even that it is a privilege for her to be native from such a wonderful, harmonious, conscious place, she has been inspired to travel the world and explore many different cultures. Ms Chopard began to study and work professionally in holistic consulting, therapies, and self development in 1991. Since then, she explored many ways, and forms to support the wellbeing and evolution, in different cultures. She founded the DHARMI® Map & Institute for Holistic Development which is a synthesis of those approaches into a simple, yet profound and integrative program. At this time, Christelle Chopard is based in Miami, Florida. She offers her services online with people worldwide, in person with people who are located in Florida and travels regularly to lead seminars in Switzerland, Colombia, USA, and in the location of your choice. She practices outdoor sports regularly: skiing, swimming, paddleboarding, yoga, and her main hobby: kitesurfing. She began to practice yoga on stand up paddle board (sup) in 2009. The connection between yoga and the elements of nature gives me the chance to apply the philosophy, practices and teachings in a holistic way. She leads seminars and specific trainings for yoga on sup, on yoga watermat®, as well as teacher training for DHARMI-Yoga® She is the author of three books about the Map for holistic development, manuals for yoga on sup, and yoga watermat. She also produced instructional videos.

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