This event is brought to you by Geraldine Hardy and Noona Ayres.
They have worked for years in the south of France in the yachting industry and know how demanding the yachting high season can be for those afloat and ashore. During the summer season they understand the importance of taking care of yourself when you’re under high stress levels and to trying find a healthy work-life balance.
Antibes International Day of Yoga is by us for you, to share our love of yoga and share the benefits of this ancient practice.
This fun event brings together well-seasoned practitioners as well as beginners and the class is suitable for all levels, gender and ages. Anyone is invited who would like to try out Yoga and get an idea of the wellness and health benefits of the practice.
The class will be conducted in English and in French.
Geraldine Hardy, Founder of Azure Yoga Studio
Geraldine (eRYT 200) is the founder and owner of Azure Yoga studio, a yoga space located in the center of Antibes. She is trained in a variety of yoga classes including Hatha, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Yin Yoga and Yoga for Cancer patients. Geraldine teaches internationally (Bali & Dubai) and writes for YogaLife Middle East magazine and YOGI TIMES. She started practicing Yoga 18 years ago and it was more about trying to create balance and ease in her body and mind after pushing herself to the limits. First Hatha Yoga, Bikram, then Ashtanga and now Vinyasa/Hatha with BelovedYoga and Svastha Yoga. Working in a Business environment for the past 17 years (including as Sales Manager for Singapore Yacht Show and Marketing Manager for Abu Dhabi Yacht Show), Yoga has always been a great companion in her life to deal with her stress levels and active lifestyle. Eventually, she consciously decided to embark on the journey of yoga and completed RYT 200 hr certification with BelovedYoga teachers Maryam Ovissi and Jafar Alexander. Geraldine draws her inspiration for a Vinyasa Flow style from her experience in dance, while following the principles of ‘creating the appropriate amount of effort to sustain ease in the body and mind’. Experiencing this balance ‘on the mat’ and then taking it ‘off the mat’ in our daily lives.
Languages: German, English, French & Indonesian.
Noona Ayres, Founder of Revitalize
Noona is English and has lived in the south of France since 2001. She speaks fluent French. Since leaving England in 1996 on a sailing yacht following a love of the sea, her background has been in yachting via the Caribbean, USA and Mediterranean both afloat and ashore. This journey has bought her to share her passion for Yoga and Reiki and the benefits of these holistic practices.
Noona discovered yoga soon after moving to Antibes, practising Hatha yoga with a teacher from the Sivananda school. Exploring other forms of yoga, including Ashtanga, Noona then discovered Integral Yoga® in 2011 during a life-changing retreat in Almeria, Spain.
Qualifying from the Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville, Virginia USA with her RYT 200 teacher’s certification, Noona founded Revitalize and teaches Integral Yoga along the Cote d’Azur, South of France, on yachts and also in Thailand. She trained with Appleyoga in London in Pre and Post Natal Yoga and loves teaching yoga to expectant and new Mums. September 2016 saw Noona return to the Satchidananda Ashram for a training course in Yin Yoga.
Noona’s path towards Reiki began in 2010 when she received her first treatment and was amazed by the results of just one session. She undertook the first training degree with teachers in Antibes, taking the second degree a year later. By 2012 Noona achieved the Reiki Master attunement with an advanced teacher in England taking her understanding and practical application of Reiki to new levels. In 2013 she completed her Reiki training with the Reiki Master Teacher Training degree, again in England. She undertook further Reiki training in February 2015 with Angelic Reiki levels 1 & 2.
Languages: English & French.