21 JUNE 2023 | 17:45 – 20:00

FREE Yoga gathering on June 21, 2023

On the Terraces of the Sun, Monte Carlo

What to bring with you ?

  • Yoga mat

  • Something that makes you comfortable and warm

  • Water container (see below)

Dear Friends,
Dear Yogies,

Please join us to honour the Summer Solstice for the 10th time in this magnificent setting, facing the Mediterranean Sea. 
We are very excited to host TAF – (The Animal Fund is a non-profit marine conservation association). The Interspecies Peace Organisation, SPA Monaco (Protéger Sauver Soutenir les Animaux) and Fight Aids Monaco (Association fighting against Aids), together explore the connection that unites all species. 
This interconnectedness helps us each one of us, and our world as a whole. We are connected with all the yoga gatherings taking place all over the world, to celebrate the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, declared by the United Nations ‘The International Day of Yoga’. 
Everybody, no matter what age of level of practice is invited to join the event, to move, to breathe, to feel and to relax on the Terraces of the Sun. 
Come to share with your friends, children, parents and grandparents! No previous yoga experience is required. 


  • 17:45 Opening with Indian dance with Maitryee Mahatma

  • 18:00 – 20:00 Free yoga class

Kate’s passion was the community of Monaco and our mission is to continue the work that she started.

The Foundation focuses on and supports initiatives and activities in the environment, educational and well-being sectors.

Our aim is to engage the community in a variety of sustainable and fun projects/events that enhance the well-being of the principality.

The Kate Powers Foundation will bring a water fountain in order to reduce plastic.


Group Teaching

Wonderful, dedicated teachers were teaching at Yoga Shala Monaco. 
We are happy to offer the opportunity for a group teaching in the beautiful gathering of the Summer Solstice.
The Casino Terraces is such a beautiful location overlooking the sea and the whole of Monaco.

  • Careen Cassir

    Careen has been passionately teaching yoga to adults and children over 20 years with a lot of experience in a variety of different styles, she has this curiosity to never stop learning. Today, her primary interest is in how emotions and mental states affect pain patterns, aging, disease and overall well-being. Using the ancient science of meridians, Traditional Chinese Medicine, combined with Hatha and Yin Yoga techniques, she has developed a new approach to opening and healing for all levels. She is dedicated to understanding and treating the physical and emotional ills of our modern culture and to giving others this knowledge which she includes in her yoga classes as well as offering individual sessions.

  • Nathalie Keusseoglou

    Nathalie s’immerge très jeune dans le yoga et la méditation en observant son grand-père dont la vie fut dédiée à la pratique.
    Certifiée Yoga Works (membre Yoga Alliance) elle a étudié différentes formes de yoga,  les enseignements bouddhistes et la méditation.
    Nathalie, a eu la chance de suivre les enseignements de grands professeurs à travers le monde. Elle représente à Monaco l’Institut international : Insight Yoga Institute qui depuis plusieurs années aide à élever le niveau du yoga dans le monde entier en travaillant et développant les professeurs de Yoga.
    Sa pratique intègre l’attention au travers du yin et du yang, une connaissance approfondie de la psychologie occidentale et orientale et des techniques psycho-spirituels en emmenant une approche holistique du bien-être et de la guérison.
    Nathalie a assisté Anette Shine à ouvrir Sunshine Yoga au Monte Carlo Bay Hôtel, et a donné des cours à l’hôtel pendant plusieurs années, avant de créer Yoga Shala Monaco avec Careen Cassir et Marina Tskhovrebova. La création de l’association Yoga Shala Circle continue à assister et à instiguera transmission du Yoga dans sa plus grande profondeur et pureté.

  • Cheyenne

    Cheyenne suit son premier cours de hatha yoga il y a 20 ans, mais c'est le vinyasa qui la passionne et elle decide en 2015 de suivre une formation pour devenir professeur, aupres de Tamal Dodge à Los Angeles.  Elle enchaine les trainings avec entre autres Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty, Krista Cahill et Dona Holleman. Elle suit des formations pour la therapie du dos, des epaules et notmammen t du yoga pour la scoliose. Elle enseigne principalement le SmartFLOW, une methode de vinyasa crée par Annie Carpenter, respectueuse du corps de chacun, afin de transmettre à ses eleves un yoga adapté à chaque corps. Cheyenne est egalement specialisé en sonotherapie et offre regulierement des bains sonores avec massages aux bols tibetains.

  • Cathy Brown

    Cathy began teaching yoga over 20 years ago, with a focus on making the practice accessible to all levels. Her experience as a professional singer naturally led to including the singing of mantra & other music in her classes. The power of sound to relax & release is a gift gratefully received.

  • Helena Lorentzen

    Helena Lorentzen is a Yoga and Meditation teacher originally from Norway.

    Since 2012 she has been spending extensive time in Meditation centers and Monasteries in Europe and Asia learning how to meditate, cultivate compassion, and gain wisdom from teachers like H.H. The Dalai Lama (Namgyal Monastery), Lama Zopa Rinpoche (FPMT Centers), Ajahn Suphan (Wat Ram Poeng Monastary) and Ajahn Brahm (Bodhinaya Monastery). In 2019 Helena was invited by the Indian foreign ministry and the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Mody to represent Monaco at Kumbh Mela Prayagraj, the largest spiritual festival in the world where 181 countries were represented.

    She became a certified 200hr Yoga Alliance Teacher in 2014 and is currently studying at a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher training program at the Oxford Mindfulness Center.

    She has also arranged meditation retreats and her latest adventure includes being an intern and working for the United Nations Secretariat at the Global Communication Department and The Foundation for Post Conflict Development FPCD. Trying to contribute to making the world a better, more inclusive, and peaceful place for the greater good of humanity.

The dance of the Jal Tatva - The Water

Programme presented by Association Saptak India
& The Embassy of India in France & Monaco

Everything in nature is made up of the 5 elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether. The water element represent intelligence and wisdom, whilst also symbolising the transitions of birth and death and a more feminine or 'yin' energy. In many ancient cultures, water was considered the centre of life and held a divine energy. From bathing, fishing, travelling and drinking, to worship, mystery and power. In India, the Ganges river is still thought of as holy. 

Maitryee Mahatma comes from a region where the Ganges dissolve itself in the bay of Bengal - the Indian Ocean. She is a prominent Kathak dancer and as in all sacred dances of India they are all directly connected & inspired with nature. She will present a dance of water element to worship the rain, the rivers, lakes, the glaciers and our oceans which are so vital for our planet's life. This dance specially choreographed for the International Yoga day will be also a message of reminder to the mankind to apply wisdom and intelligence to save our rivers and oceans. She will be accompanied on Tabla by Nihar Mehta who will interpret on Tabla the ancient sacred rhythmic repertoire to invite and call the Rains. 

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