SERVICES

ATHLETES AND ARTISTS

TOP-LEVEL ATHLETES AND PERFORMING ARTISTS

ASANA IS AN INVALUABLE COMPLEMENT TO TOP-LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAMS.


Developed in close collaboration with our clients, our sessions are intended to both strengthen the deep stabilizing muscles and provide post-workout release, creating the necessary physical balance to achieving objectives.

Understanding and optimization of the body’s mechanisms are at the heart of this approach.

SOME OF THE ADVANTAGES OF THE ASANA APPROACH:
• Improved performance
• Reduced risk of injury
• Faster recovery and healing
• Development and attainment of physical potential
• Increased effectiveness of movements specific to each discipline
• Better body awareness
• Greater mental strength and concentration

 

OUR CLIENTS

Regular collaboration with:
CAMO Natation
Équipe de natation de Saint-Lambert – Blue Machine

« Après une expérience concluante auprès de quelques athlètes, le yoga fait maintenant partie intégrante de l’entraînement des nageurs de compétition de la Blue Machine. Avec beaucoup de disponibilité et d’enthousiasme, les professeurs d’Asana ont su être à l’écoute des besoins de nos nageurs, afin de répondre aux spécificités de notre sport. Mission accomplie, car aujourd’hui les cours d’Asana sont devenus le parfait complément de notre entraînement traditionnel ! »
Nicolas Zazzeri, Head Coach

École supérieure de ballet du Québec

“Bringing Asana Performance to our professional ballet school this year benefitted our students in many constructive and valuable ways. Julien catered to our specific needs, working core stability and dynamic alignment of the body while incorporating breath and length to each position and movement – qualities that are essential to dance. His caring and knowledgeable guidance was greatly appreciated by the students and faculty. We definitely hope to continue this collaboration with Julien for many years to come!”
Andrea Boardman, College Program Coordinator

Tennis Montréal
Tennis Canada

Occasional collaboration with:
Natation Canada
Fédération de natation du Québec
Aszure Barton & Artists
Kidd Pivot

« Le yoga et la danse font bon ménage depuis de nombreuses années. Lors de notre dernier passage à L’Agora de la Danse, nous avons eu le bonheur de profiter de l’expertise de Julien Gagnon dans le cadre de notre échauffement pré-spectacle. Julien nous a non seulement concocté un cours adapté à nos besoins spécifiques, mais nous a aussi ébloui par sa profonde compréhension du corps humain. Je n’hésiterais pas à inviter de nouveau cet habile et sensible communicateur. »
Eric Beauchesne, Dancer and Assistant Artistic Director

ezdanza

COMMUNITY

ASANA IN THE COMMUNITY

ALL OUR TEACHERS AND COLLABORATORS VIEW YOGA AS MEANS OF EMPOWERMENT AND GREATER OPENESS TOWARD OTHERS.

IT IS THEREFORE WITH GRATITUDE THAT ASANA BRINGS THE BENEFITS OF THIS PRACTICE TO THE MARGINIALIZED YOUTH AND STIGMATIZED PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.


Beyond its obvious physical benefits, yoga can inspire many personal qualities and become a means to promote human values. Asana is therefore open to community organizations and to making the practice available to everyone in the community.

In a relaxed atmosphere, our clients are exposed to simple exercises that foster self-realization and nurture self-worth.

HERE ARE SOME BENEFITS OF A YOGA PRACTICE:
• Better self-esteem
• A healthier lifestyle and learning to care for the body
• Autonomy and pushing physical limits
• Respect for self and others
• Learning collaboration through partner and group exercises

 

OUR CLIENTS
Intégration jeunesse du Québec

« Dans le cadre d’un projet de réinsertion sociale, nous avons initié un groupe de jeunes marginalisés aux cours de yoga offerts par Asana. En plus de la qualité hors pair de l’enseignement, nous avons été agréablement surpris par la facilité des instructeurs à adapter leur approche pour rejoindre cette clientèle et créer des liens de confiance. Les jeunes ont adoré l’expérience. De plus, nous avons constaté de beaux progrès sur les plans physique et émotif chez ces jeunes. C’est définitivement à recommander ! »
MARK GRIFFITHS, Supervisor, Employment Assistance and Training Services

Sentier Urbain

Advanced Training

EXPLORING THE INTELLIGENCE OF MOVEMENT

YOGA / ANATOMY / MOVEMENT

THE THREE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES THAT DEFINE THE PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH TO OUR ADVANCED WORKSHOPS FOR PROFESSIONALS IN PHYSICAL DISCIPLINES.


This training is designed specifically for professionals working in physical disciplines, such as coaches, yoga teachers, rehearsal instructors in circus and dance, etc.

In order to create a dialogue between yoga and science, certain workshops may be offered jointly by two instructors: a yoga teacher and a certified anatomy and / or biology professional (kinesiologist, chiropractor, cardiologist, orthopedist, etc.). When presented jointly, yoga principles are revisited from the collaborating professional’s point of view.

This approach doubles the knowledge base and allows us to examine practices specific to each discipline.

 


Services

ASANA SE DÉPLACE SUR LES LIEUX D’ENTRAÎNEMENT POUR OFFRIR DES SÉANCES ADAPTÉES AUX EXIGENCES DE CHAQUE DISCIPLINE.

LA CLIENTÈLE D’ASANA :
• Regroupements athlétiques
• Compagnies et écoles de danse professionnelle
• Troupes et écoles de cirque/théâtre