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My beloved teachers will be in Amsterdam in June. 

There are few teachers who inspire me as Gilles and Valerie Redard. 

It does not matter whether it is asana, pranayama, philosophy or meditation, their teachings on yoga are endless and one can listen to them for hours. 

I am so happy and honoured to host them at 8Petals Tradtitional Yoga Shala!


Special Event

Traditional Yoga Weekend Seminar

€120.00
Special Event
Special Event

Traditional Yoga Weekend Seminar

€120.00

With Claire's beloved teachers Gilles and Valerie Redard

 

Saturday June 25th 14:00-18:00

Sunday June 26th 8:00-12:00

Location: 

Meneer de Wit, Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur

Baarsjesweg 202, 1057 HS Amsterdam

 

Prices include VAT

I strongly believe that if you really want to learn Yoga there is a way.
If you are facing financial challenges payment in instalments or a modified price, or an exchange is possible, please contact me to discuss this option.

 


About Gilles & Valerie Redard

Having an authentic yogi background, friend of Gérard Blitz, Gille's profound transmission comes from the beings he has worked with: Guruji Thabovaan, Krishnamacharya, Desikachar, Nil Hahoutoff, Master Deshimaru, Krishnamurti, Satyananda, Muktananda, B. Khan, and many others...
Valerie is pure expression of Bhakti and inspires with her vast knowledge and devotional attitude towards yoga. She is also an amazing artist. 

They have years and years of experience and have the most inspiring and touching way to transmit traditional yoga teachings.

They currently live in Ecuador where they host yoga seminars and long term yoga education programs. They travel to France once a year in the summer to meet new students and host a retreat for their long term (some more than 30 years!) European students

There is no way to put Gilles and Valerie in a box such as Hatha, Raja, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Meditation, Holistic therapy etc etc. 

They represent and teach Yoga as a Whole. And if you come to meet them you will understand why. 


Testimonials from students of Gilles & Valerie

Yoga Journey and meeting with Gilles
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My interest in Yoga started at a very young age. It has become obvious.

Who is Gilles?
Gilles is more than a teacher. He is a true Guru, in the noble sense of the word - helping to move from shadow to light, while freeing the student, the disciple, from his physical and psychological obstacles.

Meeting with the teacher
My meeting with Gilles clearly helped me to understand and deepen my practice of Yoga. For twenty years I have benefited from his teachings and his initiations, I was able to clarify my practice and progress significantly.

Specificities of the lessons
Besides the attraction and the resonance that I feel for Yoga, Gilles was, and still remains, an accelerator, a stimulant to energize my spiritual evolution.
Putting the transmissions received into practice quickly bore fruit. I was able to experience from the first meeting with this spiritual teacher another level – another resonance, which is not communicated in the Yoga manuals.
The virtue of self-presence, of inner silence, is experienced directly in contact with Gilles. The attenuation, even the cessation of the activities of the mind is a reality which is possible in his presence – as codified by the Sutras of Patanjali.

Direct dive
With Gilles it is a direct dive (if you have ears to hear) into the heart of ancestral transmissions: Veda, Bhagavad Gita, Advaïta Vedanta, Samkhya, teachings of Jesus and the Buddha – sometimes with literary explanations and commentaries and at others
moments through metaphysical experience, spontaneous realization. In these moments, I end up understanding, that is to say: I really realize what is at question – without the need for further explanation, having integrated it internally.
Yoga is no longer a word – it has become a lived experience – an inner fire revived by the guru.

Conclusion
The contact with Gilles is a precious help in this period where Yoga is mixed with all sauces. His teaching and his transmission are unmixed, inherited from encounters with authentic spiritual beings. His very advanced experience, his level of realization and of course his clairvoyance are a help on our way.
His simple, direct access, his sensitivity and his humility are all invaluable values ​​that help us to progress towards a real inner journey.

 

Philippe, student since more than 20 years

St Genès Champanelle, France


The path with Gilles and Valerie has marked my life. They have given me the confidence and  teachings, to look at myself, to have my personal practice, to find the will to follow this path and to take charge of my life more and more. They are loving, generous and path illuminators.

 

Maria-Elena, student since 2011

Quito, Ecuador 


Almost 10 years ago I first got in touch with teachers Gilles and Valerie Redard when I attended a cellular memory therapy, which was very revealing for me because through it I was able to release emotions that had been stored in the unconscious since I was a child. From there, they became my spiritual guides.
I trained to become a Yoga Instructor for 3 years and the following years I have been attending  the Energetic Yoga post-training.
Through these years I have been able to experience a profound transformation at the level of my body, emotions and mind; being part at the same time, of a loving and constant group.
I totally recommend them, because they are beings who guide from experience and love, without fanaticism and with total respect.
 
Esther Velasquez Vasquez, student since 2012
Quito, Ecuador


Hi, I am Orna, I started practicing yoga probably 12 years ago but it wasn’t complete till I met Gilles & Valerie. The great maestros came into my life about 6 years ago & I keep on thanking for their teaching & guidance. I feel blessed to have them as teachers that accompany me & are part of my life in that wonderful experience that yoga became for me. It’s not just practice, it’s part of how I am 
I feel lucky & thankful to have Gilles & Valerie special energy in my life 

 

Orna, student since 2015
Quito, Ecuador 


There are few teachers who inspire me as Gilles and Valerie Redard. 

It does not matter whether it is asana, pranayama, philosophy or meditation, their teachings on yoga are endless and one can listen to them for hours. 

They reflect their many  years of experience in the most inspiring and touching way to transmit traditional yoga teachings.

There is no way to put Gilles and Valerie in a box such as Hatha, Raja, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Meditation, Holistic therapy etc etc. 

They represent and teach Yoga as a Whole. And when you meet them you will understand why. 
Studying with Gilles and Valerie has taught me the real meaning of yoga and to approach these teachings with the utmost respect it deserves. 

What I have learned from them I cannot express in one sentence or a paragraph.  
I feel honoured and privileged to have my Guru's and my fellow yogis by my side and in my heart wherever I am and whatever I do. 

 

Claire-Marie, student since 2012

Amsterdam, Netherlands