Paris, FranceYoga TeacherYoga found me in London in the mid 1990s amidst a haze of career, ambition and living/working/partying hard. Blocked in a masculine world fighting...
Paris, FranceHatha & Prenatal Yoga, Yoga TherapyIt is as an actress of an American acting troupe , where I discovered yoga to calm me down before I went on stage . Yoga is very important for me and helps me to find more balance and to feel more in tune with myself.
Back on stage in Paris and after the creation of my own theater group, I studied yoga and finished a teacher training at the Center for Yoga with Michelle Marsh Jacobi. This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance and allows me to teach in two languages that I speak fluently.
Yoga is a way for me to find to myself . The body is the temple of the soul and yoga is a way to get back to the basics , where our inner voice can express itself and where you learn to listen properly to your yourself. In this way we become more resilient, more relaxed and experience physical as well as mental harmony.
Because I have personally experienced the benefits of yoga on body and mind, I believe in the power of it and now want to support people in need with this knowledge. With this hope in mind, I am educating myself further to become a yoga therapist.
'Throughout the natural materials and fabric Wellicious uses, they respect environment and also the body, I like that! '
Classical Mat PilatesJane has been praticing and teaching Pilates for 10 years. She studied with Romana Kryzanovska (direct disciple of Joseph Pilates) and Sari Meji Santo in New York and Paris and was certified to to teach in 2006. She had taught in private studios in Paris ( Mystudio, Authentic Pilates, Studio Pilates de Paris), at the Cirque de Soleil ("Alegria" et "Corteo") and in the prestigeous Academie Fratelli where she designed and taught disciplin- specific Pilates programmes for Circus performers. She teaches with humour, kindness, energy and exceptionel précision. Aerial acrobat for 25 years Jane performed in Circuses Cabaret’s, street shows, musicals, private évents all over France, Europe and the world : Cirque Plume, Philippe Découflé, Friedrichstadt Palast, Zirkus Roncalli, Cirque Baroque, Buren Cirque, Cabaret Sauvage etc etc...
'My Wellicious pieces are lovely to wear and lovely to teach in. Always comfortable always elegant they perfectly reflect my teaching style and Pilates philosophy - taking care of yourself gently with love and beauty.'
Paris, FranceVinyasa Yoga, Yoga DETOX, Yin/StretchingI discovered yoga in my early ages with my aunt who was an incredible yoga & massage lover. Yoga was a way to release stress and bring more focus into my sportive activities, especially gymnastics that I practiced for over 10 years.
Soon after a horse-riding injury and with the beginning of the studies, I left those practices on the side, and then started a career as a computer science engineer but quickly felt very uncomfortable in this situation. The lifestyle, the work, the relationships, nothing was making sense to me anymore. It is during this life-crisis that I re-discovered yoga, which took me right back to my roots. Yoga quickly became part of my daily life and I soon decided to quit my job to start my journey into holistic healing and yoga.
I completed a first 200 hours Yoga Alliance Teacher certification in Hatha Yoga, Sivananda inspired, in India and have recently completed my 500 hours Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification in Ashtanga Yoga with Michel Besnard (direct student of B.K.S. Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) in Thailand. I also had the opportunity to practice and learn with world-renowned teachers such as Nora Mangiamele, Simon Park, Michel Besnard, Annie Carpenter, John Scott, etc and always continue to explore the wonderful world of yoga.
During this amazing journey I also discovered thai massage, reiki & energetic healing, and hypnosis that I actually practice in private consultations.
I am now teaching vinyasa flow, detox yoga and yin/stretching in private, group classes and workshops in Paris, and looking forward to organize retreats in the world to share my passion for yoga and holistic healing.
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Paris, FrancePilates"Pilates revolutionized my life.
I was an English teacher at a Parisian high school when I discovered Pilates. After many years of dance training, I was looking for a new activity that would allow me to relax and tone up. I quickly witnessed the benefits of the method on my body and my mind — so much so that it became a real passion! That's why I decided to follow a training program to become a Pilates instructor myself. Since my certification, I have been practicing my new vocation with great joy. I give (group and private) classes at a studio, as well as at my students' places. I very much enjoy this diversity in my relations to the students. Each of these forms of teaching has its own challenges that allow me to evolve endlessly in my pedagogy, as well as in my personal practice of Pilates. It makes me so happy to see my students find well being and reach their personal goals!
And my knowledge of English? I use it to translate Joseph Pilates' books into French."
Paris, FranceYin Yoga, Barre au Sol, Contemporary DanceFabienne is a Contemporary Dancer and Dance therapist who opened Studio and Maison Keller, a studio for Dance and Yoga in 2010. She has been practicing Yoga for years and started teaching Yin Yoga in 2011, which she learned with Biff Mithoefer and Paul and Suzee Grilley.
Paris, FranceHatha YogaMichelle founded the Centre de Yoga du Marais in Paris in 2001 after she felt a need for the ex-pat community to have a yoga home here, too for classes in English and French. The Centre has grown to offer Teacher Trainings, Yoga Workshops by senior master teachers, Yoga Retreats, a pre/post natal program and yoga for Kids and Seniors, too. Michelle has blended a life she loves with yoga overlooking every aspect of it; travel and teaching, dancing and meditating. A long time student of Vipassana meditation, "to see clearly", Michelle is inspired by this practice to be present always and in her teaching with the student in front of her and what his or her body is communicating. Anyone can pick up a yoga practice anytime and begin exactly where they are. This is the timeless beauty of yoga.
Paris, FrancePilates TeacherIn spring 1999, I was introduced to Pilates by a friend from my dance college days in Oslo, Norway who was living in NY, while I was living in Paris working as a freelance dancer.
I discovered the only Pilates studio that existed in Paris at the time, and got instantly hooked by the Pilates virus, discovering with time the multitude of benefits the method had to improve my dance skills. I signed up for the first Pilates teaching certification course to be organized in France and after several study trips to NY. I obtained my diploma in 2002 and opened my own Pilates studio, Keana, in Madeleine/Concorde, in the heart of Paris in 2004. I feel that teaching Pilates is a continual discovery process of the body and its possibilities and sensations where I everyday learn from the experiences; in my practice, with my students and by other teachers. I have also been practicing Yoga for many years; Ashtanga, Vinyasa, pranayama and have attended meditation retreats, I strongly feel the complimentary benefits of all these practices.
Paris, FranceAshtanga YogaLinda was first introduced to yoga in 1996 in Toronto, Canada with Ron Reid and Diane Bruni. She had been in a car accident in 1995 and was in physical therapy when she became interested in yoga as a way to compliment the therapy.
In 1997 she moved to New York City with her work in the fashion business while continuing a daily ashtanga practice studying under Eddie Stern. The year 2000 brought her to Paris, France. After thirteen years in the world of fashion she decided it was the time to move fully into the direction she had been moving since her first yoga class. So she started teaching yoga as her own study and practice continues. Linda and her husband, Gerald Disse, opened Ashtanga Paris in February 2004.
She studied yogic scriptures and philosophy, having completed a 250 hour study program of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, and a 120 hour course on the Bhagavad Gita under the supervision of Georg Feuerstein. She was one of his 10 mentoring students until he passed away. Linda is also a student of Sri O.P. Tiwari and is certified by him to teach kriyas and pranayama.