HealthBreatheYoga Studio

BreatheYoga Studio

The Breath is a small Private Yoga Studio in the heart of Messery, offering a variety of Group and Private Yoga Classes, Strength Training Classes, Prenatal Yoga, Science of Stretching, Trapeze Yoga & Workshops. 

The studio can hold 4 students for physical classes and up to 6 for workshops. 

All equipment/mats provided.


47 Route des Repingons
74140 Messery, France

With more than 6 years of teaching experience Carina wanted to create a local studio to share her practice with others in her community. In 2022, with support from her family and clients she will open “Breathe” private yoga studio in the heart of Messery, France. 

BREATHE welcomes those of all levels and offers a variety of classes aimed at promoting the strengthening of both mind and body. At BREATHE yogis can connect with their community while enjoying exercise in a non-competitive setting. 

What do I need to bring?

A yoga mat (I have mats you can borrow, but I recommend bringing your own), a large towel, bottled water (I have these for sale) and clothing that you feel comfortable moving and sweating in.  No shoes or socks please.  Be sure to eat at least 2 hours before class to avoid any discomfort.  Most importantly–HYDRATE!

Do I need to reserve a spot?

Yes, I do operate with a fantastic system of online reserving.  By reserving for class you are guaranteed a spot.  

What if I can’t even touch my toes?

Then this is DEFINITELY the place for you!  We practice yoga so that we CAN become more mobile and flexible in our muscles and joints.  It’s NEVER too late to begin practicing yoga!

Be sure to check my main Breathe Studio Policies page for our important info.

Je m’appelle Carina. Passionnée par le bien être et la psychologie, je me suis formée pour devenir professeur et je l’enseigne aujourd’hui avec passion. Le Yoga fait pleinement partie de ma vie à présent. Il est l’équilibre qui me permet de vivre plus en accord avec celle que je suis.
Aujourd’hui, ma pratique de Yoga allie la respiration, le corps et l’esprit. Un mélange de spiritualité et de psychologie dans le mouvement du corps.

A compter de janvier 2022, je vous accueille dans mon nouveau studio de Yoga à Messery. 
Le studio Breathe est exclusivement dédié au Yoga. Un lieu calme et paisible où vous serez accueillis avec bienveillance.
Tout a été pensé et conçu pour votre bien-être.

Les cours sont limités à 4 personnes maximum afin que vous ayez l’espace nécessaire entre chaque tapis. Du matériel de prêt est à votre disposition (tapis, sangle, briques, bolster).

Je souhaite vous accompagner à être pleinement à l’écoute de votre corps pour faire parler votre cœur. Aller à la rencontre de vous même, de votre étoile intérieure pour donner du sens à votre vie, et faire vibrer votre essence.
Nous avons tous le pouvoir et la liberté de choisir nos vies.
C’est ici et maintenant. Lâchez prise et laissez vous diriger par votre cœur.

Au plaisir de vous rencontrer.


“They always say time changes everything, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Change is a funny thing. It’s one of the only constants, everything changes. We often fight it, are afraid of it or dread it. Sometimes we take the opportunity to make our own changes.

I decided to make a change and open my own BREATHE mini studio in Messery. 

One chapter ends and another begins…here’s to turning the page.

Optional Equipment


Yoga straps, also called belts, are particularly useful for poses where you need to hold onto your feet but cannot reach them. The strap basically acts as an arm extender. For instance, in pascimottanasana, if you can’t reach your feet with your hands in the seated forward fold, you can wrap the strap around the bottom of your feet and hold onto the strap to maintain a flat back instead of slumping forward.

Straps are also great for poses where you bind your hands behind the back (marichyasana, for example). If your shoulders don’t allow enough flexibility for the bind, you can use a strap to “connect” both hands without excess strain. And with the strap’s help, you can move your hands toward each other over time to make progress toward the full bind.

You probably have something around your house that would work as a strap (like a belt or even a towel). If you want to buy an official version, you can choose Manduka, where you can find straps for €18. 


Like blankets, yoga blocks are used to make you more comfortable and improve your alignment. Blocks are particularly useful for standing poses in which your hands are supposed to be on the floor.

Placing a block under your hand has the effect of “raising the floor” to meet your hand rather than forcing the hand to come to the floor while effectively compromising some other part of the pose. This can be seen in half moon pose. Many people don’t have the hamstring flexibility or core strength to hold the position with proper form.

By placing a block under the hand that’s reaching toward the floor, it’s easier to keep the chest open and torso strong. Without the block, the chest might be inclined to turn toward the floor, the supporting knee might be inclined to bend, and the torso might be inclined to “collapse.” The simple use of the block helps maintain proper alignment.

Photo: Manduka


Bolsters have many uses for yoga students. You can use them in place of a stack of blankets to make seated and forward bending poses more comfortable. You can place them under your knees or your back when reclining for support and passive stretching. They are particularly handy in restorative and prenatal yoga classes. If you take this type of class, the bolsters will be provided. 

The are two basic bolster shapes: round and flat (more of a rectangular shape). Flat bolsters tend to be more ergonomic; however, round bolsters can be useful when you want more support or a deeper stretch. It comes down to personal preference.

If you want a pretty bolster, check out Manduka, Hugger Mugger, Inner Space, or Chattra. The prices are in line with the marketplace ($40 to $80), and the designs are bright and beautiful.

Yoga Wheel

Yoga wheels are a relatively new prop starting to gain a foothold. These wheels are roughly 12-inches in diameter and are about four-inches wide. When set upright, you can lie back on the wheel or place a foot or hand on top of the wheel to deepen your stretches and enhance flexibility, slowly rolling the wheel farther as you relax into each stretch. Wheels can also be used in more advanced practices as a way to challenge stability or to offer support during challenging poses.

While it’s unlikely that you’ll need a yoga wheel as a beginner, you may want to consider a purchase down the line. Most wheels range in price from €40 to €60. Yoga Design Lab, for instance, offers one for €48.

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