Fleur De Lis Acupuncture at One Heart Yoga

 

Welcome to Aerin Couvillion and Fleur De Lis Acupuncture. Aerin is a 2014 graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York.

Aerin’s main goal is for clients to be as comfortable as possible during a session so that they can fully receive the relief from their particular issue at the moment but also the overall sense of wellbeing that comes from an acupuncture session.

Aerin is at One Heart Yoga on Thursday’s

call 225-658-6624 to schedule with her.

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JUNE TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: ELLEN FREIDMAN

Ellen was first introduced to yoga by her mom, who began attending classes in the Chicago area about seven years ago. Originally from Chicago, Ellen was living in Minneapolis, Minnesota at that time. After learning that she had been accepted into a Creative Writing Master’s program at McNeese State University, she moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2011. While in graduate school, Ellen needed an outlet to take her mind off the stress of school, so she began regularly attending yoga classes at the Yoga Center of Lake Charles.

In the summer of 2013, she decided to get her 200-hour certification at a studio in North Adams, Massachusetts called Frog Lotus Yoga. She is certified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Teacher training was an amazing and challenging experience that taught her about the limits of the body and the attachment that the ego has to the physical practice. This lesson didn’t sink in completely until about a year of teaching yoga in Lake Charles. After pushing herself to learn advanced poses and focusing too much on the physical asana practice, she had to take a step back due to overuse injuries including tennis elbow and back pain. She had moved to Baton Rouge at that time, and she took a break from teaching yoga and dedicated herself to a daily personal practice in the early pre-dawn hours. During these practices, she went back to the basics, often not even practicing downward facing dog. She connected with her breath and reconnected with her body, the alignment of the basic poses, and the spiritual aspects of the yoga practice. She believes developing a personal home practice is the most beautiful and rewarding thing a student of yoga can do.

As a teacher, Ellen likes to have fun on the mat, enjoy a good playlist, get creative, and flow with the breath. Yoga is such a personal experience, and she wants her students to feel that deep self-connection and power within as they practice. She has been so grateful to have found a yoga family at One Heart Yoga and will miss her time here dearly!

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APRIL TEACHER SPOTLIGHT – Mary Singleton

Mary Singleton, RYT 200, received her training at Yoga Path in Baton Rouge, LA. There she studied under Kate Suchanek, 500 E-RYT. Her specific area of study focuses on the therapeutic applications of yoga. She teaches Gentle, Basic and Yin classes regularly at Yoga Path and One Heart Yoga Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
“Six years ago I suffered a debilitating neck injury. Washing my hair was a painful and daunting experience. I drove out of my way to avoid speed bumps because of the effect the jolt would have on my spine. It affected every aspect of my life. I was going to the chiropractor 4 times a week and on multiple medications. Determined to get my life back, I started out with only 5 minutes of yoga a day. It was a hard road to recovery. Some days, most days, I so badly wanted to give up. I never thought I would have a normal life again.
Today, I go to the chiropractor once every 2-3 months for maintenance. I had extreme anxiety about when the next pain flair-up would happen. Today I can’t remember when the last spasm ocurred. I credit yoga with positively affecting my physical body: giving my spine stability, increasing strength and improving flexibility.
My personal yoga practice has also alleviated the symptoms of depression and anxiety I experienced daily and from the emotional trauma of my injury. Yoga brings awareness of the mind-body connection present in us all. Not fearing our emotions, but instead learning to witness them and cultivating contentment even in the presence of discomfort.
Yoga has changed me.”

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