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 Vinyasa Krama Yoga Advanced Teacher Training in Chennai, India with Srivatsa Ramaswami, who has long been a direct student of the legendary T. Krishnamacharya.

Since I started teaching, I have gained a deep understanding of how different bodies need different guidance. In response, I developed a keen sensitivity to adapt and adapt the practice to the person. I believe 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.

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

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

 

Together, I look forward to diving into a deep understanding of the fundamentals to increase our energetic vitality!

Jerome

Swimming coach for ten years, a few introductory yoga classes received during my training as a performance sports coach sowed the seed. 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. Life's misunderstandings have caused me to seriously question the meaning of this path. Travels, trainings and practices in India and elsewhere helped me find the method that was going to bring to light my dark and light sides and to have a better understanding of them, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Subsequently I was introduced to Kriya yoga by Shailendra Sharma (5th in the line of Mahavatar Babaji) this practice brings me beyond all hope to what I was looking for, clarity, centering and understanding on all aspects of breathing. All the yoga teachers I have met have brought 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 the veil of illusion a little more. 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 my yoga training and degrees because they have 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 highlight in others. Much gratitude to Joanne, Mark and Shankara Darby for the consistency and clarity of their teachings. I had the good fortune to study the Vinyasa Krama method with Srivatsa Ramaswami, who was a direct student of T. Krishnamacharya for 33 years.

Yoga for me is not a physical performance but a therapy to get 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 everyday life. It taught me to reconnect, to live in the present, and to create more space for openness and stillness.

 

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 more. I also teach Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga.

 

For me, the journey of yoga is one that brings you not only to greater self-realization, but also to others by transmitting, teaching and sharing. I hope to give you a taste of this unique adventure by helping you find stability, strength, fluidity, softness and perseverance 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 see it as an opportunity to add stretching to my sports activities (running, swimming, cross fit). Very quickly, thanks to a patient teacher, I understood that yoga is much more than stretching. But between the pregnancies and the babies that follow one another, I will not touch a carpet for 5 years.  

At the end of 2017, I went back to a daily practice, this time attracted by the acrobatic side of yoga... It wouldn'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 complete 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 pose. But more than that, these trainings push me to undertake inner work, to anchor myself in the present moment, reduce the ego, etc.  

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

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

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