Reflecting on day 3 at #BYC2017 w/ Clara Bonneau

Every day, I browse out to capture the highlights and take-aways of some of our BYC yogis.


On day 3 I talked to Clara Bonneau, yoga teacher, Thai Massage and Physiotherapist in Paris, France.



Clara, it’s so wonderful to see you again at BYC! How was your day at the conference today? 

Today was challenging!


What was challenging for you?

This morning, I wasn’t in a good mood and I decided to take the singing workshop because I don’t really like my voice and I don’t succeed to let my voice out and be heard. So I went and during class I was totally closed – nothing would come out of my throat. And I started crying during that workshop. Nothing could come out. So that was challenging. But I decided to take singing lessons when I go back to Paris!


Wow – amazing how, in the same day, you already transformed a challenging experience into a process of growth and overcoming limitations! That almost sounds like the answer to my next question: What was something beautiful today? 

Actually, after Takis’ Thai Massage class, I was singing so loudly and I was like “yeeeeeah!!!!”! And this knot, this blockage in my throat went out, finally! So that was very beautiful.


What a day! What will you take with you from today?

That there is nothing to worry about.

As soon as you stop thinking, as soon as you start to get out of your mind and you just start feeling and being here and now: You are in a good place, the right place and nothing to worry about. So all you worries and fears and projections and assumptions and expectations are only symptoms of this mind-storm. And I am fighting so much with my mind and my thoughts. I realized I am so much in my mind all the time. And doing Thai Massage just puts me in that state of being here and feeling. So that I will bring back home!



Aho! Merci, Clara, that sounds beautiful. Enjoy the Kirtan!


If you are in Paris you can check or’alaya to book a treatment or class with Clara.


Photo credit: Wari Om Yoga Photography and Cosima Bachler.

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