I am an experienced registered yoga teacher. I've been teaching since 2009 regularly.
I first studied yoga in 2007 in India, and have been working in the wellness field for seventeen years. I have learned a lot about the human condition, and that every person is an individual with individual needs. I have also learned that yoga asana (the physical postures and practice) can be a healing modality... and yes...it can, and will... harm you if not done well.
I have learned that just because you can do something, it doesn't mean you should. And that not doing anything won't get you anywhere either. Even if doing something means lying on your back without distraction and taking the time to feel yourself and go inside (Yoga Nidra, Meditation, or Restorative Yoga). Sometimes doing something looks like doing nothing. Because sometimes what we need to do most- is to rest and turn our imagination and senses inward.
Of course we also need to move and use our bodies. The point is to use the diverse tools of yoga for what is the most nourishing at any given moment; whether it be for the mind, the body or the spirit. Yoga is a beautiful system that carries with it so much diversity.
I generally teach to move slowly. I want you to discover that in fact moving slowly, with integrity, awareness and proper alignment is not only safer but more enjoyable, and it retrains us to be more conscious in our lives.
I have a strong connection to the deeper Yogic principles and philosophies and the spiritual realm, however I tend to reserve this for my own personal practice and share this with very few. My public teachings are often more practical, simple and based on the physiological benefits of yoga.
My background and Training:
I trained in India with the Sivananda School in Kerala in 2007, and at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai in 2011. One of my greatest teacher influences is Rod Stryker with whom I have completed one part of the Para Yoga Training and other workshops, including the Four Desire Workshop. I am also influenced by the therapeutic work of Jill Miller and completed a Yoga Tune Up® training in 2013.
I combine my Traditional study of yoga with the science of how Yoga actually transforms our biochemistry to create positive change.
Please see my schedule for public classes in Paris here.
What you did a year ago or even yesterday, may not apply to you today. Because we are complex and always in flux we must honour the natural shifts that are occurring in us.
I want you to learn how to listen to your body. I want you to understand your bodies needs. I want you to breath deeply. I want you to take space from your worries. I want you to gain a new perspective. I want you to cry if you need to. And then laugh. I want you to feel good and most importantly...in the end...i want you to feel RELAXED. To be relaxed means you are at ease with yourself and your current circumstances.
We are our best selves, when we are at rest within ourselves.
I am available for private classes in the Paris area en Anglais et un peu Français. Private classes will refine your practice and cater what is needed to you as the individual that you are.
Sivananda Yoga Advaita Vedanta 2007, Kerala India: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark, 2010 Vancouver Canada: 35 Hour training
Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandarim, 2011 Chennai India: One month study of, Vedic Chanting and the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Yoga Vinyasa in the way of Desikachar
Restorative Yoga Training with Cyndi Lee 2011: Vancouver Canada: 20 hour course
4 Desires Course with Rod Stryker, 2013 Seattle Washington: 3 day course
Extensive Study of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras with Robert Birnberg of Long Exhale, 2012/13 LA California
Yoga Tune Up Training Level One Certificate with Jill Miller 2013: Vancouver, Canada 70 Hour Course
Para Yoga Training: Tantra Shakti with Rod Stryker 2014, Berkeley California: 5 day course
Synergy Yoga with Simon Borg-Olivier, 2018, Bali, Indonesia: 300 Hour Yoga Certificate
I've taught thousands of hours of Yoga classes from 2009 until now ranging in styles from Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin and Yoga Nidra. I've work with people of all ranges of abilities and aim to make yoga accessible to all and not only for the very flexible and strong. I worked for 5 years at one of the leading Naturopathic Medical Clinic's in Vancouver, Canada as the Naturopathic Associate and Technologist for the Doctors. I worked with patients doing their assessments including Motor Vehicle Assessments, Autonomic Nervous System, Bio-Feedback of organ health and food sensitivities, as well as administering Vitamin B injections and doing some diet counselling. I study all things in relation to health and wellness and the Mind-Body Connection which led me to my Hypnotherapy Practice. My aim is to bring all of my studies together to bring wellness to my students. I work with clients with various health conditions including MS and other physical limitations including back and shoulder pain.