Personal Journey, Ethos and Philosophy of Yoga

“ Yoga is the union between body, mind and soul.“

Although as a humble yoga student I will always be working on this ultimate quest, yoga helped me to feel more at peace with my body. I came to Yoga after struggling many years with major health issue attracted by the holistic side of it.

After my first class, I was hooked, and I knew straight away that I just touched something. I kept going to classes on a daily basis and totally felt in love with the asana practice. After a few months, I could already feel huge benefits in my body. I recovered my past dancer’s flexibility quite quickly, the pain that I had been experiencing for ages in my body started to wear off. Yoga became part of my balance, and fully part of my life. My love and passion for the practice and the philosophy kept growing over the years.
I then started to think about teaching. I needed to share this passion and this sensation of well-being with other people, and doing a yoga teacher training appeared as the best way to deepen my practice and knowledge about Yoga. It all seemed like a crazy dream. It meant a big time and money investment and a big commitment. How would I make this work with a busy freelance job as a graphic designer, a toddler...? But the urge to do it was way stronger than my fears and doubts. It was one of the scariest decisions that I’ve made but also one of the most exciting (and definitely the best !). 

Graduate from a Yoga Teacher Training 200YTT certified by Yoga Alliance in London,
I’m excited to teach and share some light with other people.
 
Yoga is much more than just doing crazy, graceful or beautiful asanas.
It is a way of life in many aspects. As I was training to become a teacher, it’ was just like if, finally,
all the pieces of my life’s puzzle came together.
It just matched what I was already implementing and changing in my life,
trying to be more green, more conscious, healthier, and more aware of our environment
and the massive challenges coming ahead of all of us, more mindful of my body and choices.
It just matched my personal philosophy and visceral need to find a good balance and feel at peace.

I was then still willing to deepen my understanding of yoga and to share it with even more people and trained in Prenatal Yoga. there is nothing more rewarding than accompanying mums-to-be in their motherhood journey. Yoga is a magical, yet strongly effective way to empower women and enhance trust in their body’s abilities. Fascinated by the benefits if yoga in the female body, I’ve also trained in Postnatal Yoga as it just made total sense to be able to look after women after they have given birth. Rebuilding strength and recovering from pregnancy and birth, while creating some space for “me-time” in a new mother’s life is really important. It is also a great way to bond with baby outside of home, while socialising with other mums and babies.

 Photo Credit: Anne Mugnerot

Photo Credit: Anne Mugnerot

By teaching yoga, I hope that I will be able to help people access this sense of well-being that clearly changed my life, this sense of calm felt just after an intense practice of asanas, pranayama or meditation. My work will be to help my students to keep those sensations in the daily life even off the mat. Sensible to the Ayurvedic approach, I would really love to share my knowledge about natural remedies and healthy lifestyle based on my own experience as a patient, still living with long-term diseases.

“ Everyone has his own way to find what feels good to him/her.

I see Yoga as a powerful and magic tool to reach that goal in an easier and quicker way and to keep it in the life’s long-run. “

 
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 Photo Credit: Katya Summers

Photo Credit: Katya Summers

 Photo Credit: Katya Summers

Photo Credit: Katya Summers

 Photo Credit: Katya Summers

Photo Credit: Katya Summers