Geraldine Hardy

Juan-les-Pins
France
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

8 Reviews

Sixteen years ago, I started practicing Yoga and it has always been a companion in my life working in a stressful Business environment. Eventually, she consciously decided to change my life path and completed a 200 hour RYT certification in Vinyasa Yoga with Maryam Ovissi and Jafar Alexander at BelovedYoga.
I draw my inspiration for a Vinyasa Flow style from my experience in dance and other Yoga lineages such as Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara and mainly the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya. My Vinyasa Flow style focuses on experiencing the asanas with your breath within the alignment of your body, which creates the stability and strength, the sthira as known as the 'steadiness and alertness' (Yoga Sutra 2.46), and in the feeling, the sweetness of 'remaining comfortable in a posture' (Yoga Sutra 2.46), also known as sukha. Experiencing this balance in our Yoga practice and take it 'off our mat' in our daily lives. In my private sessions I focus more on Yoga Therapy taught by my teachers Mohan and Indra Mohan. I have learned in the past years that happiness and contentment starts with working within ourselves first and being a student for our From doing to being!

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

8 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Down-to-earth, sincere and knowledgeable

A wonderful instructor who incorporates all limbs of yoga in her teaching style. Her flows are moderately paced, which I personally like because it allows me to really feel and observe my practice. I totally look forward to attending Geraldine's classes. Highly recommended.

Geraldine HardyApril 12, 2017
Thank you Vanessa????

Thank you so much for sharing your practice with me:)

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Lovely, welcoming person

A really great teacher, with heaps of knowledge on anatomy and yoga philosophy. Very supportive in the way she guides you through a practice. Teaches in such a way that challenges you and connects you with your body and breath awareness. Thank you Geraldine!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Geraldine Hardy, the most inspiring yoga teacher ever!

I have taken Geraldine's Vinyassa Flow classes at Zoga Yoga Downtown Dubai and I have found her to be such an amazing yoga teacher that I could not miss any of her 4 classes per week! Geraldine is the most inspiring yoga teacher I ever met! Her Vinyassa flow flows so smoothly always to apply an intention set at the beginning of the class. The most powerful one to me is "let go of what no longer serves you"! Geraldine's class focus on both the body and mind.

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I have always finished her class feeling peaceful and content! Geraldine is a very friendly, generous and inspiring teacher. I hope she will come back soon to Dubai as the yoga classes are no longer the same without her! I wish her the best of luck in her new adventure and I am sure she will do well wherever she is!

Geraldine HardyJanuary 8, 2016

Thank you Sonia! I am very grateful for having been able to share your practice and keep it on! Try out as many classes as possible and enjoy the variety. And find your own home practice! I am waiting for you here in Nice so you can do YTT some day to deepen your practice or share your love for yoga :-)
Lots of love and light! Bisous

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Geraldine was always a welcoming face and is such an inspiring and friendly teacher who encouraged me and had me always looking forward to her classes. Through her classes, I really feel that I improved and deepened my practice, without any pressure to perform in a specific way.

Geraldine HardyDecember 31, 2015

Thank you Marine! Keep your practice up and keep shining!
Lots of love

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
a wonderful timeout!

Geraldine teaches in a very warmhearted style and with lots of creativity. It's a harmonic mixture between spirituality and body focus. She explains every asana very detailed and shows, what is important to be careful with so that there are many possibilities to really deepen your yoga practice. She takes care for every single student and modifies the different asanas individually so that you can choose how challenging yyor practice should be. I loved her lessons and looked forward to it every time. It was like a healing die oasis for me and I'm very thankful for everything she taught me!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Geraldine has a palpable kindness about her. As students enter her classroom, she takes a few moments to get to know each of them. I really appreciated her ability to sense the needs of the classroom and modify accordingly. Her class was well balanced with strength building, flow and relaxation. Great for tense muscles. I would highly recommend her.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Just the yoga I need

What I really appreciate with Geraldine is that she just guides me through the yoga practice I need, and not through a predefined pattern of supposedly "enlightening" moves and guru-inspired life counseling advice. To be very honest I was reluctant to trying yoga. I'm a real bon vivant, I drink, I smoke, I'm a stressed out writer, a tormented artist, a believing freethinker... And I really didn't want to end up considering a stupid mat as my new best friend for life.

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But Geraldine got the whole picture and persuaded me to give it a try. What's really great with her is that she just wants to share her deep and passionate love of yoga. She managed to overcome my initial reluctance simply because she cares for her students' well-being; and she guided me through my first couple of sessions assessing my needs and aspirations. Since I suffer from two chronic afflictions and busted my knee in an accident, Geraldine designed a specific tailored yoga course for me to just feel better, grow stronger and find some much needed inner peace. I still don't consider myself as a yogi, but I do look forward to my next session. Thank you for your precious contribution to my well-being, Geraldine.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A guiding force with an enchanting voice

Geraldine is a born yogi, her lilting voice carries you through the practice whilst her keen eye ensures you are correctly positioned and supported. Her joy in yoga is clear, bringing a warm glow to her classes and a smile to your face throughout the session. Namaste.

Geraldine HardyDecember 2, 2014
Namaste Namaha

Thank you Julia. I am very happy that you enjoy our classes :-)