Hortense Laurent is a yoga professor. She now exercises in a magical place that she found a little by chance in the 9th arrondissement of Paris and of which she renovated each corner. Had she planned to go to this environment? Absolutely not ! We let you discover it:) Tell us about your journey, how did you create your La Canopée workshop?
is the fruit of a personal journey that led my professional retraining at the age of 25. It all started during an extraordinary trip to the Bolivian Amazon where I spent several days in complete immersion in the heart of the jungle, listening to animals, meeting the virtues of plants and discovering a mysterious native spiritual culture. This experience resonated in me in a completely unsuspected way and I started looking for my way. In parallel, I continued to practice yoga over and over again, a discipline that I had discovered two years earlier. My practice has taken a new dimension following a meditation stay in a large Buddhist monastery in Myanmar. Yoga then became more and more essential on a daily basis. My professional retraining really started after an accident, a sign that a second life could start. A few months later I announced to my family and friends my decision to become a yoga teacher. Which was a little crazy dream a few months earlier had become obvious. I then left 6 months in Brazil to train and reconnect to the mind of the jungle. When I returned to France, I quickly felt the need to find my own place to teach yoga. I trusted my intuition, like an interior guide, which helped me find the workshop, carry out the work and think of the development. Naturally I renovated the old artist's workshop to transform it into a canopy: a soothing place, yoga, well-being and creative expression. PS: (def.) Canopy is the upper floor of the forest (or jungle) which receives the most light and solar energy. Biodiversity is thus extremely rich, strong and diversified.
What workshops do you offer?
I offer regular yoga lessons from different styles. Yoga dynamic
such as vinyasa for the desires of relaxation, more yoga meditative
such as Hatha or Yin Yoga and relaxation
pure with nidra yoga. I also teach yoga to children
- The weekly courses resume in September! - And I organize workshops parents-child
the weekend. At the start of the school year I will offer workshops
Punctual on subjects linked to well-being in society, responsible consumption, ecology and nutrition. In this context, I wish to associate myself with partners to enrich these workshops and diversify the richness of the content. From Vernes and exhibitions
Photographic or others in accordance with the notion of "Atelier Vert" will also be in the spotlight as soon as the next school year. Do you have a typical day?
My typical day is built around the following axes: - I give my yoga lessons, taking care to sing before each class to share the best energy
possible. - I continue to train me
And to enrich my yoga practice by discovering other well-being lessons and techniques, such as meditation or reiki. - I exchange with my partners
To organize new workshops and offer new courses. - When I have time, I painted / I cook / I garden in my courtyard. - And of course I walk Manila, my little dog, in Montmartre and in the 9thth
Your chic icon?
Meryl Streep in Out of Africa. Your post-scriptum fashion? The Brazilian swimsuit, even on French beaches.
An object ? My hybrid camera that follows me everywhere while traveling.
A book ?
Paulo Coelho's alchemist. A book that touched me a lot when I needed it. A quote ?
“Impose your luck, tighten your happiness and go towards your risk. To look at you they will get used to it. »René Char. Quoted by my father when I went to Brazil to train me in yoga.
Schedules for June - July:
Monday: 8 p.m. - Dynamic yoga
Tuesday: 7 p.m. - sweet and relaxing yoga
Wednesday: 8:15 a.m. - energizing yoga
Other slots to come and specific wellness workshops, yoga, lifestyle at the start of the school year!
For register, 3 possibilities: - on Instagram by commenting on the posts concerned - by email email@example.com
- By SMS on 07 82 73 97 00