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Ashtanga Yoga Lausanne

Founded in November 2014, Ashtanga Yoga Lausanne is the first daily Mysore / Self-Practice program in French-speaking Switzerland.

 

Our mission is to create a yoga community in the city of Lausanne and its surroundings, where we can support students in a self-discovery journey and introspection.

 

We welcome everyone to our classes: female or male, young or old, stiff or flexible. We are passionate about sharing the therapeutic benefits of practicing yoga. With us you will be guided by experienced teachers speaking French and English.

We provide you with personalized discreet instruction and adjustments based on your level, constitution and understanding.

Our classes are different from most yoga studios in that we focus on your development of a personal practice, rather than always taking tutorial classes in a group. You will find a place for individual practice within a group that will help you develop your confidence and independence.

 

If you are a new student , we suggest that you enroll in one of our introductory classes, which begins each month. During this course, you will develop a solid foundation on which you can build and build a healthy, long-term practice that makes sense.

 

Come and try a class, we also welcome students who come to visit us anytime!

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“What are your motivations for practicing yoga?
Physical, therapeutic and spiritual ”

- T. Krishnamacharya

Teachers

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Flower

I started my yoga journey in 2006 and qualified as a teacher in 2008, specializing in the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. Thanks to Mark Darby, Joanne Darby and Shankara Darby for their generous teachings. In February 2020, I completed the Advanced Vinyasa Krama Yoga Teacher Training in Chennai, India with Srivatsa Ramaswami, who has long been a direct student of the legendary T. Krishnamacharya.

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Since I started teaching I have gained a deep understanding of how different bodies need different guidance. In response, I developed an acute sensitivity to adapt and adapt the practice to the person. I believe that all of our knowledge is derived from our own experiences and teaching yoga has truly become a lifestyle for me. I realize that the vitality of teaching continues to evolve day by day to enable progress.

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I have no doubt that yoga will guide your life in a positive direction. Through it, you will discover the sweetest and most tender aspects of your personality. Most importantly, your yoga trip will prioritize your health and happiness, while also giving you the opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate. A healthy mind and body are the first points of call for calm and stability.

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In my classes, I appreciate the essentials of the yoga technique.

 

Together, I can't wait to dive into a deep understanding of the fundamentals to increase our energetic vitality!

Jerome

Swimming coach for ten years, a few yoga initiation classes I received during my training as a performance sports coach have sown the seeds. I have often wanted to take other paths but each time yoga has imposed itself on me, to the point of having finally convinced me to make it my profession. Misunderstandings in life made me seriously question the meaning of this path. Trips, trainings and practices in India and elsewhere helped me find the method that would bring to light my dark and bright sides and gain a better understanding of it, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Subsequently I was initiated into Kriya yoga by Shailendra Sharma (5th in the lineage of Mahavatar Babaji) this practice brings me beyond all hope to what I was looking for, clarity, focus and understanding on all aspects of breathing. All the yoga teachers I have met have given me a lot, but it is above all the method and the diligence of personal practice that have transformed me. And this transformation continues even today, lifting a little more the veil of illusion. I found meaning in life and a path to what we all aspire to: serenity. Yoga is more than a passion: I find my fulfillment in teaching, in the love of transmitting, exchanging and helping others.

 

I'm not talking about all of my yoga training and degrees as it is of no value without practice and deep personal introspection, many people think that studying with a degree in hand is smarter. For me it is important to strive to develop our critical intelligence and to follow its deep source and not to fall into repetition and spiritual materialism, but to become autonomous and develop the awakening of intelligence. And this is what I seek to bring to light in others. Great gratitude to Joanne, Mark and Shankara Darby for the consistency and clarity of their teachings. I had the chance to study the Vinyasa Krama method with Srivatsa Ramaswami, who for 33 years was T. Krishnamacharya direct student.

Yoga for me is not a physical performance but a therapy to bring it closer to the source.

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Gaelle

Yoga came into my life in 2004 and has never left since. As a tool for healing and transformation, yoga has become an anchor for balance in my day to day life. It taught me to reconnect, to live in the present, and to create more space for openness and calm.

 

As a certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher by Mark and Joanne Darby (200h RYT) and David Swenson, I continue to deepen the understanding of the practice through my current teachers, Jérôme Jaquier and Flower Chen, as well as through various complementary internships - including with David Keil, Paul Dallaghan, Sri OP Tiwari, Manju Jois, Shankara Darby, Nancy Gilgoff, Balu Thevar and many others. I also teach Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga.

 

For me, the yoga journey is one that brings you not only to greater self-realization, but also to others by imparting, teaching and sharing. I hope to give you a taste of this unique adventure by helping you find stability, strength, fluidity, smoothness and persistence in your own yoga practice, whether you are a beginner or more advanced. As Guruji Shri K. Pattabhi Jois said: "Practice and everything comes ..."

Karine

I discovered yoga in 2012 at my workplace, and I saw the opportunity to add stretching to my sports activities (running, swimming, cross fit). Very quickly, thanks to a patient teacher, I understand that yoga is much more than stretching. But between the pregnancies and the babies which follow one another, I will not touch any more carpet during 5 years.

At the end of 2017, I went back to a daily practice, this time attracted by the acrobatic side of yoga ... It won't be until summer 2018, during my first training with Joan Hyman (Annie Carpenter & Yogaworks USA: Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller), that I glimpse the depth of yoga. In search of knowledge, I complement my training with Chad Hamrin and obtain the yoga alliance 500h certification. Chad and Joan introduce us to the philosophy of yoga, its pillars and break down each posture. But more than that, these trainings push me to undertake an interior work, to anchor myself in the present moment, to reduce the ego, etc.

At the end of 2018, I discovered ashtanga vinyasa yoga, and literally fell in love with this practice. I have been evolving since under the guidance of Jérôme and Flower.

My classes focus on anchoring in the present moment, through breathing. The intensity of the practice comes from the precision of the movement, and the special attention given to the breathing.

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