Yoga

Yoga is at the heart of Bab Zouina. Retreats take place throughout the year, each one designed to deliver an outstanding experience for our guests.

Working with some of the best yoga teachers we deliver high-quality retreats for many types of yoga including Hatha, Iyengar, Yin, Flow, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Sivananda and Jivamukti.

The price includes:

  • airport transfer
  • teaching
  • accommodation
  • meals.

Find more information in the retreat brochures below. Depending on the retreat, you can book directly with the teacher or with Bab Zouina.

Organising a retreat? – If you would like to host a retreat at Bab Zouina please email or call us

Next retreats

9 – 11 December 2022

Yoga retreat

Asma Ajana
29 — 2 January 2023

Yoga retreat

Anetta Tiara Hartono
3 — 9 January 2023

Yoga retreat

Tanja Fleishmann
6 – 8 January 2023

Yoga retreat

Pasquale & Maria
30 Jan. – 3 February 2023

Women retreat

Abdiya
3 – 7 February 2023

Yoga retreat

Esther Fernandez
16 – 20 February 2023

Yoga retreat

Mariana Bularga
17 – 19 Février 2023

Retraite Yoga

Nabil Scally
25 February — 04 March 2023

Rebalance your Spirit

Silvia Shiva
26 February — 04 March 2023

Yoga retreat

Sabine Naud
7 – 13 March 2023

Disconnect to Reconnect

Stella & Wafaa
14 — 22 March 2023

Iyengar Yoga

Lucienne Vidah
24 — 30 March 2023

Yoga retreat

Lili Borgwardt
25 — 31 March 2023

Rising Women

Anetta Tiara Hartono
31 March – 7 April 2023

Trek & Yoga

Karim & Rachid
31 March – 7 April 2023

Yoga retreat

Jorunn Maria Djoenne
7 – 15 April 2023

Yoga retreat

Anne-Dominique Maury
15 — 22 April 2023

Yoga retreat

Monica Bejarano Cortes
16 – 23 April 2023

Trek & Yoga

Karim & Rachid
22 — 29 April 2023

Yoga Iyengar ​

Adélaide & Gabriel
25 – 30 April 2023

'Earth & Fire' retreat

Stephanie & Anna
30 April – 6 Mai 2023

Yoga Iyengar

Eve & Guillaume Derrien
6 — 13 May 2023

Yoga Iyengar ​

Gaetane Valazza
7 – 14 May 2023

Trek & Yoga

Karim & Rachid
13 — 20 May 2023

Yoga Iyengar ​

Karl Strahlke
21 — 28 May 2023

Yoga Iyengar ​

Eyal Shifroni
31 May – 4 June 2023

Yoga retreat

Nando & Chidinma
11 — 18 June 2023

Yoga retreat

Zineb Reghay
17 — 24 June 2023

Yoga retreat

Julie Schermesser & Morgane Pauvret
24 June – 1 July 2023

YTT 200h

Salma El Fattah
2 – 6 July 2023

Women retreat

Abdiya
9 – 13 July 2023

Women retreat​

Abdiya
26 August — 2 Sept. 2023

Yoga retreat

Conor & Felicia
15 — 24 September 2023

Yoga, Travel & Meditation

Siri Tuseth
16 – 23 September 2023

Yoga retreat

Christian & Felicia
30 Sept – 7 October 2023

Yoga retreat

Jorunn Maria Djoenne
8 – 12 October 2023

YTT 200h

Salma El Fattah
18 – 25 October 2023

Yoga Iyengar

Eyal Shifroni
30 October – 3 November 2023

Women retreat

Abdiya
12 – 25 November 2023

YTT

Manon Descroix
25 November – 2 December 2023

Yoga retreat

Jorunn Maria Djoenne
25 November – 11 December 2023

YTT

Sharleen Mary
29 December – 2 January 2024

Women retreat

Abdiya
15 June – 1 July 2024

YTT

Manon Descroix
15 Juin – 1 Juillet 2024

YTT

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The teachers

A transpersonal psychotherapist, Adelaide has been accompanying women and men on their path of inner transformation for many years.

Inspired by the Institute of Integral Yoga, her training as a Sivananda Yoga teacher and her weekly practice of Iyengar Yoga for over 7 years, she also offers gentle and meditative Hatha Yoga classes, anchored and punctuated by the breaths. Through her intensive practice of Vipassana meditation, Adelaide has come to understand the importance of providing a space in which we can learn to slowly distance ourselves from our thoughts and connect with the body and the breath in order to cultivate a greater awareness of the present moment.

Her practice is deeply imbued with the teachings of Mooji, the great contemporary spiritual master of the Advaita Vedanta lineage, whose retreats, words, writings and laughter remain the foundation of her transformative momentum.

Passionate about the therapeutic power of Essential Oils on a physical, mental and emotional level, Adelaide offers AromaYoga workshops that combine the power of plants with yoga postures. Using essential oils during our yoga practice allows us to deepen our presence, our quality of attention and to rebalance the mind-body connection transforming the yoga practice into a true healing sanctuary.

Adelaide is the mother of the same little Forget-Me-Not.

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Ahlam is a certified Yoga Alliance teacher. She started her yoga adventure in 2010 as a practitioner of Hot Yoga. Five years later she discovered and integrated other styles of yoga such as Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa flow, Aerial Yoga and Ashtanga into her practice.

Yoga is a philosophy of life that she wanted to transmit to others. She then decided to travel to Nepal, between India and Tibet at the foot of the Himalayas to follow a Yoga Teacher Training 200H. She came back transformed and enriched.

Today and since 2019, Ahlam teaches different forms of Yoga, traveling throughout Morocco whether on the beaches of Essaouira or the dunes of Dakhla, in studios in Casablanca, the forests of Benslimane or retreat centers like Bab Zouina or Mellow Beach House.

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Choreographer, dancer, actress and teacher of dance and Yoga (Certified 500 Hours Hatha Yoga and 200 hours Ashtanga Yoga) – Certified laughter yoga instructor

After a career as an elite sportswoman on the Moroccan National Athletics Team (Sprinteuse), she embarked on classical, traditional and Sufi dances from the Maghreb in the Middle East. She later specialized in tribal dances in Morocco for which she gave lectures on dance, costumes and music.

In 2001, she began training as an actress at the Conservatoire de Genève and at the Cours Florent in Paris, while following courses with different teachers on improvisation, performance, mime and voice break.

Also followed for 7 years singing lessons with private teachers and at the Geneva Conservatory while also being part of a choir of classical singing for 3 years.

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Aisha discovers yoga in 2007, since this practice has haunted her mind. After a regular practice in parallel with her studies, she realizes that she is more and more interested in Yoga & spirituality so she decided to devote herself fully to her passion and begins her first Natha Yoga training, a teaching in the tradition of Nathas Yogis of Kashmir. She leaves for a second training in openness and diversity with Samasti Yoga School in Bali to learn the teaching of Yin, Hatha and Vinyasa. Aisha currently teaches at various yoga studios in Casablanca she is also known for organizing wellness days that combine yoga, meditation and hiking in nature.

She is a Yoga Alliance Registered 500hr yoga teacher. More than that, she is a lifelong yoga devotee. Her grandmother, her guardian angel, taught her headstand at the age of 8. In high school, she started a yoga club. In college, she took yoga as gym class and explored different studios and styles all around New York City. From there she trained with Seane Corn and Hala Khouri, where she learned about yoga as a vehicle for healing and connecting.

Inspired, she sought to learn more about yoga therapy, and she found her teacher, Liz Heffernan and the Soma Yoga Institute in Hawaii, where she did my 200 hour teacher training in 2014. She began teaching and continued to develop her practice in Morocco and abroad. In 2018 she completed her 500 hours of training in Rishikesh, India, integrating new learning on yoga philosophy, meditation, yin, and pranayama.

She has practiced yoga in over 12 countries, with countless different teachers and students. Her continued practice is essential to her teaching as she is always evolving towards her true self. It is a daily practice that incorporates much more than the physical. And she hopes to share it with you.

Outside of yoga, she has a BA from Columbia University in New York in Middle East and North African Studies and Political Science and a MSc from the London School of Economics in Development Management. She currently works on projects related to economic development in the Middle East and North Africa. She loves to cook vegetarian (and mostly vegan) food, to swim in the ocean, and play her harmonium.

www.yogaraha.com

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This is my soul name, received as a blessing and a way of remembering my service to the earth, of celebrating eternity awakening into its divine nature through our human form.

a few years ago i travelled to morocco, retracing my early childhood years, hungry to touch base with my meaning of home and my mirror within. as memories and multi-sensory details flooded my mind in the concrete jungle of casablanca, i was reawakened to my origins and carried home to myself.

synchronicities unfolded so quickly. i met a beautiful kundalini yoga teacher who invited me to sing the mantra we use to tune in to the universe and to ourselves ‘ong namo guru dev namo’ and this encounter changed my life, creating a bond to the teachings of the golden chain that is indescribable.

my mother, felicidad, is the kindest person i know and also a teacher. growing up, i used to spend hours teaching my imaginary students and reinventing all the games children were playing at school. my love for reinventing games stayed with me. and today, my dream is for us to reinvent reality by building healthier communities out of imagination.

i wake up each morning to pray and do this pranically powerful practice which holds my soul with so much vitality and positivity. whenever my soul crosses the limits of its ego, I feel an inner light that unifies my brain with the brain of the earth – united to you and the mind of the whole.

my calling to inspire you to believe in your infinity through your own experience of the moment, your own presence and knowledge.

Anna

I’m Anna, mother of two daughters, wife and self-employed physio therapist. Over the last few years I have been focusing on the fascinating field of the fascia. I learned how to use different methods such as Myofascial Release, Dry Needeling and Visceral Therapy. I came to understand that our fascia is more than just a part of our moving body. The fascia is our biggest sensing organ. Our mental health has an enormous impact on it and the other way around: our fascial health has an impact on our mental health. For three years now I have been connecting the physical and the mental level in my work. I am absolutely convinced that the concept of holistic therapy is the only way to go, that the connection between body and mind is the key to a healthy and peaceful life.

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My name is Anetta Tiara Hartono. I’ve been walking on this earth for 24 years now being a daughter, a sister, a friend, a lover and a free woman with big dreams, spirit and much love inside of her. 

Recently, in my fourth year of medical school, I decided to take a break from university. Knowing everything has its time and space, I am now focusing on my two big passions: Yoga as a transformational healing tool and Modeling as a way of self-realization.

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As a certified Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga teacher, I have been passionate about meditation, body and movement for many years. In 2001, during a Vipassana (silent meditation) retreat in Asia, I was introduced to yoga. It was a revelation! I became aware of the profound unity between body and mind that the practice of asanas reveals to me. I explored and practiced different styles of yoga and meditation before discovering Iyengar yoga. It was then obvious: this precise, rigorous and intense method, a true “meditation in action”, is the one I chose to deepen and transmit. I now devote myself exclusively to my passion, Yoga, and I teach in my own Iyengar Yoga center in Geneva YOGARTAMIS: www.yogartamis.ch

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I am a RYT 500h Yoga Alliance certified Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga teacher. I did my training in the Multi Style Yoga School (Shiva Yoga Peeth) in Rishikesh, India.

My encounter with yoga came during a troubled period of my life. The yoga philosophy helped me to come out of a personal and professional crisis where I could no longer see the end. Since then, I have been practicing yoga regularly and made it my way of life.

After more than 10 years of experience in marketing and customer relations, I decided to combine my passion for exchange with my philosophy. Knowing perfectly the business environment and its constraints, it is for me a great pleasure to share with my students this virtuous practice during yoga retreats, team building, yoga classes or conferences on corporate well-being.

From my many years of classical dance and other styles I have kept the taste for effort, requirement, perseverance and the search for precision. But above all, I discovered a feeling of lightness and freedom in body and mind that was imprinted in me.
The body as an instrument of transformation and liberation.
When I later began to practice Iyengar® Yoga, the positive effects and changes were so striking that this practice quickly became a central part of my life.
I practiced intensely for several years before taking the Iyengar® Certified Teacher Training in Pune, India (RIMYI). This basic training, which lasts a minimum of 3 years, is just the beginning of a continuous learning process.
My teachers are direct students of BKS Iyengar: Faeq and Corine Biria (Paris), Michael Forbes (Munich), Lois Steinberg (USA), Birjoo Mehta, Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh (India) as well as the teachers of RIMYI in Pune.

Today, I am entirely dedicated to practice and teaching and I continue to train with my teachers and the Iyengar family (his children and grandchildren) during regular stays at the institute in Pune. I am currently certified Junior 1.
In my centre in Marrakech (Iyoma, Iyengar® Yoga centre) I welcome students of all ages. The classes are progressive and in line with the teaching of BKS Iyengar.
I am registered with the French Association of Iyengar Yoga® (www.afyi.fr), guarantor of the respect of the ethics, the essence and the integrity of this teaching.

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Brittany has lived in or near the mountains her whole life: born in Colorado, Brittany moved to Utah for university and never left. When she’s not practicing or teaching yoga, she is often found wandering the mountains with her dog, Rumi.

Brittany has been teaching yoga since 2008 and opened her studio, The Yoga Underground, in Provo, Utah in 2010. She believes yoga is much more an all-encompassing lifestyle than a physical workout. After participating in trainings in Utah, Australia, Cambodia and Bali, Brittany developed the flow style she named Taṇhā Yoga:ca practice that was significantly influenced by the ancient teachings of Samaya Tantra. Taṇhā Yoga places high value on developing intuition; Brittany’s teachings combine the poses and fluid transitions of vinyasa flow with the expansiveness, soul-searching, and grace inherent in Samaya Tantra. Taṇhā means “having a thirst for living,” and her practices are designed to ignite creative self-expression, leaving you feeling strong, light-hearted, open-minded and optimistic.

Brittany loves traveling, adventuring, and exploring, and has taught classes, workshops, and yoga teacher trainings all over the world – but she’s always excited return home to her studio, her pup and the mountains.

The body as an instrument of transformation and liberation.
When I later began to practice Iyengar® Yoga, the positive effects and changes were so striking that this practice quickly became a central part of my life.
I practiced intensely for several years before taking the Iyengar® Certified Teacher Training in Pune, India (RIMYI). This basic training, which lasts a minimum of 3 years, is just the beginning of a continuous learning process.
My teachers are direct students of BKS Iyengar: Faeq and Corine Biria (Paris), Michael Forbes (Munich), Lois Steinberg (USA), Birjoo Mehta, Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh (India) as well as the teachers of RIMYI in Pune.

Today, I am entirely dedicated to practice and teaching and I continue to train with my teachers and the Iyengar family (his children and grandchildren) during regular stays at the institute in Pune. I am currently certified Junior 1.
In my centre in Marrakech (Iyoma, Iyengar® Yoga centre) I welcome students of all ages. The classes are progressive and in line with the teaching of BKS Iyengar.
I am registered with the French Association of Iyengar Yoga® (www.afyi.fr), guarantor of the respect of the ethics, the essence and the integrity of this teaching.

Chidinma

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Since childhood, Chidinma has sought and loved physical expression and movement.
This led her through various dance styles and dance therapy ultimately to yoga.
In 2019, Chidinma completed her first yoga teacher training. In the meantime, she attained knowledge of about 800 hours of training. A particular focus of her training is therapeutic yoga, which means she places special emphasis on the anatomically correct execution of the asanas.

“The alignment-oriented teaching of the asanas is very important to me! So, in addition to a holistic practice from pranayama to meditation, it is a good intention of mine to accompany my students, right from where they are, deeper into the asanas with the right keyactions.”

www.chidinmaanais.de

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My life path has always brought me closer to ‘care’.
As the daughter of a pharmacist, I have always had this notion of caring, healing, and curing in my consciousness. I worked for a long time in a hospital in Switzerland, then in a medical practice. This has always brought me closer to this same desire to take care of others, and to bring a more ‘holistic’ touch to this approach: I have been practicing yoga for almost 10 years and I am a therapeutic masseuse and Ayurveda therapist.
I have traveled, one of my great passions, to train as close to the source as possible (India & Thailand): I learned Hatha Vinyasa yoga in Thailand, I spent time in an ashram in India, I learned Ayurveda in Goa and Thai massages in Bankok and yin yoga in Switzerland with Nico Luce.

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Spirited glomad with African roots, Chocolako has more than 1,000+ hours of accredited yoga teacher training.

Her path has led her to explore and weave artistic expression through non-linear somatic movement, embodied meditation, and hatha postures.

As a result, her sister circles, yoga classes, dance and womb wellness practices across Africa have helped people express freely and feel their way toward an awakened path.

This Atlanta native’s contagious spark invites us all to “keep flowing, not forcing”.

www.yogainnergy.com

After a few years of practicing self-taught yoga, it was in 1994, during a stay in Chicago that lasted three years, that he began taking classes that quickly became daily. This intensive practice led him to undertake training in Chicago and then in Santa Barbara. Back in Europe he started a Iyengar yoga training with Corine and Faeq Biria in Paris that he finished in 2000. Since then, Claude teaches this method in Lausanne.

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Conor was raised in the United States and served in Senegal for 21 months as a member of the United States Peace Corps. Conor’s love for yoga began at the age of 18 and since it has been the great joy and guide. His teachers have instilled in him a deep belief in the transformative power of asana and meditation, as well as the expansion of compassion and insight through embodied experience.

Conor is currently a Master’s student in neuroscience at Humboldt Universität, Berlin. He aims to initiate a contemporary dialogue by integrating it into the light of ancient spiritual teachings. Conor has had the good fortune to study with Jivamukti teachers namely Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari, Anja Kühnel. He has finished with the 800-hour Jivamukti Yoga Apprenticeship Program with his mentor, Anja-ji and instructed the 75-hour Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior teacher training at Jivamukti Paris, as the assistant of Ian Szydlowski-Alvarez.

Eve has been practicing yoga since 2000. In 2001, she left for six months to discover the great schools of yoga in India (Sivananda, Ashtanga…). The discovery of the Iyengar method, precise and rigorous, was a “revelation” for her. On her return to Paris, she continued to study Iyengar yoga with Faeq and Corine Biria, close disciples of B.K.S. Iyengar.

In 2010 she decides to give a central place to yoga in her life by starting to teach. She joined the teacher training program led by Srisharan Faeq Biria and obtained her certificate in 2013. In 2016, she joined Corine Biria’s advanced post-training which she followed for 3 years. She gradually abandons her career in the film industry to dedicate herself excusively to her passion for the study and teaching of yoga. Eve continues to train with great teachers, including Faeq and Corine Biria (whom she currently assists in the therapeutic course at the Centre Victor Hugo, after having been an assistant in the Pregnant Women’s course for 2 years).

Eve teaches group classes in the 18th district of Paris as well as in several yoga centers in Paris; in companies; and in private classes.

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Eyal Shifroni was born in 1954; he studies and practices Yoga since 1978 and teaches Iyengar Yoga since 1985. In 1988 Eyal first went to Pune to study in RIMYI directly under Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar. Since then, he went there regularly every other year, to study with the Iyengars (for a month in each visit). In 2009 B.K.S. Iyengar gave Eyal a Senior Intermediate III certificate.
As a Senior-Level teacher, Eyal directs the “Iyengar Yoga Center of Zichron-Ya’akov” in Israel and conducts yoga workshops in Israel and around the world.

Eyal wrote so far 6 books about yoga. As one of the most senior teachers in Israel, Eyal is active in the IYAI (Iyengar Yoga Association of Israel). He conducts teacher training courses and takes active part in the certification process.
Eyal holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Technion (the Israeli Institute of Technology) and was teaching Computer Science in Colleges in Israel for many years.
In his workshop, Eyal explores topics from his books in order to deepen the understanding of our practice using props, and to study the body-mind relationships.

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A Quebecer, it was at the age of 18, during his first solo trip to Western Canada, that he discovered yoga. After three months of discovery, he returned to Montreal where yoga quickly became a central axis of his path, from which the rest of his life was harmonized. Thus, in parallel with his literary studies and his studies in music composition, he will train at the Institute of Integral Yoga in New York in 2011 and will give his first classes in the winter of 2012. This will be for him, from the beginning, his way to take part in this great adventure that is the transformation of human consciousness – his way to sow the seeds of peace in the human heart and to cut the roots of darkness. Yoga is for him a path of radical transformation. With his wife Adelaide, he moved to France in 2013. It is there that he will discover the teachings of BKS Iyengar which will constitute a true revelation. In 2015, he will study with Isabelle Mullie to deepen this practice and her teachings and will obtain the teaching certificate of Yoga Iyengar Base II in the fall of 2018. Since then, he has continued his training with advanced teachers in France and India in addition to administering and teaching at the Iyengar center in Croix-Rousse, Lyon. Always a committed musician, he has, in parallel, founded a Kirtan and Mantra group, Kurma, which offered its first album in the summer of 2021 and which is becoming more and more, a founding axis of his existence. He is also the father of a little Forget-Me-Not, born in 2020.

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Guillaume discovered yoga in 1993, which he initially practiced as a complement to martial arts. In 1999, he followed the Sivananda teacher training in South India, and then studied Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Mysore. In 2001, he returned to India to continue his training. In Rishikesh, he discovered Iyengar Yoga with Rudra, which he continued to study upon his return to Europe with Faeq and Corine Biria. In 2002, he decided to abandon his career as an archaeologist to dedicate himself exclusively to teaching yoga. In 2005, he also trained in Yoga Nidra with Micheline Flak (disciple of Swami Satyananda). In 2010, he decided to specialize in Iyengar yoga and followed the teacher training course led by Sricharan Faeq Biria for 3 years. In 2016, he joined Corine Biria’s advanced post-training which he followed for 3 years. He continues to study with great senior teachers and assists Corine Biria in the therapeutic course at the Centre Victor Hugo (after having been an assistant in the Pregnant Women course for 2 years).

Guillaume teaches in Paris (18th), at the Entente Sportive de Nanterre, and at the courts of Nanterre and Pontoise.

Disciple and yoga teacher at the ashram of BKS Iyengar, naturopath and dancer, Gauri lives, teaches and practices in Pune, India. Gauri comes from a Gandhian family renowned in the practice of Ayurvedic yoga. She has extensive experience in therapeutic yoga and uses it to treat specific physical conditions. As a naturopath, she also practices Thai massage she learned in Bangkok, combining the therapeutic virtues of Indian and Thai methods. As a dancer, Gauri has been practicing Mohini Attam since childhood, one of the eight forms of Indian classical dance from Kerala. In Indian mythology, this enchanting dance is performed by Lord Vishnu to save the God Shiva from the demon Bhasmasura.

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Imane holds a doctorate in Biochemistry. She started her professional career as a teacher in an engineering school and then worked in development projects in Moroccan NGOs as well as in an international agency for sustainable development. Today, she is an international consultant.

She discovered Yoga in 2014 and it impacted her daily life. She decided to do a yoga instructor training to discover the whole philosophy of this art of living. In 2018, she started teaching Yoga in Rabat in several centers. In 2019, she invites her teachers to train yoga instructors in Rabat.

In 2020, to support her community during lockdown, she launched the Morning Yoga Challenge online where over 500 people practiced yoga with her for 4 months. She also co-facilitated with her partners different workshops and meetings around the philosophy of Yoga, spirituality and well-being.

In October 2020, she created and opened a yoga space in Rabat with the first trained yoga instructors in Rabat.

In August 2021, she founded the Noor institute for the accompaniment and training of several Yoga practices, Meditation, Reiki and other holistic disciplines.

Yog’Imane is also a Reiki Master and a coach in personal and spiritual development and accompanies people to transform their lives. Her ikigai is to accompany her community to discover their full potential to shine and illuminate the World.

Originally from Austin, Texas, Jade started her yoga journey at the age of 18 when she stepped into her first hatha class at her university. After pursuing a career in culinary arts and tourism, she attended her first teacher training at the age of 30, earning 200 hours in traditional hatha yoga. One year later, she followed her teacher to India, where she later earned her 300 hour training in vinyasa and therapeutic yoga. Jade’s biggest passion within the yoga community is teaching “relatable” yoga – bringing the heath and awareness aspects of traditional yoga to the Western mindset. After moving to Morocco, Jade started Yalah Yoga, which is her personal yoga brand – bringing multistyle yoga instruction to tourists and locals in Morocco. As an addition to the brand, Jade works with local artisans to create yoga accessories made from Moroccan textiles. She can best describe her classes at “lighthearted” with an emphasis on fun, fluid movement and a childlike discovery of the self.

www.yalahyoga.com

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Founder of the “Damanjot Yoga Center”, the first Kundalini Yoga and meditation center in Morocco (Casablanca) created in 2012.

A true passionate person, Johanna introduced the vegan philosophy in Morocco by creating the Vegan Café in 2015; a living space, café and restaurant 100% Vegan and organic, in a spirit of exchange and sharing with anyone seeking a healthy lifestyle, both for the mind and body.

She discovered kundalini yoga according to the teachings of yogi Bhajan during a spiritual retreat in the world capital of yoga “Rishikesh” in India in 2010 and obtained her certification in Paris.

She organizes spiritual retreats in Morocco, always accompanied by her harmonium when she sings the sacred texts.

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Originally from Alsace, I have always had a taste for travel and have spent a large part of my life abroad, and it was in the South West London area that I first discovered yoga. Having always had a penchant for acrobatic sports, I naturally found this practice to be a great way to release the stress of a fast-paced life. At the time, I was still working in the fascinating world of marketing for a large multinational company and the philosophy behind yoga was still a great mystery to me.
Today I am a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and have been teaching Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative Yoga since September 2019. I now give group yoga classes near Mulhouse, at the canoe kayak center in Riedisheim as well as workshops and courses near in the entire Haut-Rhin region. I also offer private classes and workshops in companies.

Kamadevi is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher with 12 years teaching experience. She is a Reiki and Intuitive Massage therapist well-versed in Vipassana meditation. Her practice focuses on Kriya Yoga, Kundalini and Tantra as well as methods of bodywork and ecstatic dance. Her creative nature complements her artistic skills (Visual Arts degree at the HEAD Geneva).

She regularly provides workshops and retreats in Switzerland, Middle East, India and Africa. Having previously implemented a Holistic Lifestyle Program at The 5-star Fusion Resort in Vietnam, Kamadevi has a well-versed approach, is open-minded and free-spirited. Her travels and consideration to cultural differences have enabled her to work accordingly within varied contexts, individually and with groups.

www.yoginikamadevi.com

His first contact with yoga (Sivananda) was in 1987. From the year 2001, he started taking classes and several yoga courses, and in 2003 he found Iyengar yoga. Since Karl practices this method, which he graduated, and has also acquired all certificates FSEA (Swiss Federation for Continuing Education) to obtain the Federal Diploma of Adult Trainer. He teaches Iyengar yoga in Lausanne and regularly gives yoga workshops.

www.yoga-karl.ch

At the age of ten, Kate Beck attended her first yoga class. After her training as a primary school teacher, she continued her studies at the University of Berne, choosing as a main subject the comparative study of religions, with a particular interest in yoga and Hinduism. She became a yoga teacher in 1996. Since then, she has been pursuing her training in this field and deepened her knowledge of philosophy during several long stays at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India. Kate is responsible for the training programs of Patañjali Yoga Switzerland; She trains international teachers and runs courses all over Europe. She is known for her skill and yoga know-how during pregnancy and for her knowledge of Patañjali Yoga Sutras.

www.patanjali-yoga.ch

Lauren Grusenmeyer, Akal Sanpreet Kaur, is a passionate Kundalini Yoga teacher trained by Guru Jagat, Gurujas and Harijiwan at Ra Ma Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology. After years of practicing yoga, dance and the healing arts Lauren discovered Kundalini Yoga, an experience which gave her life an intense fulfillment. This ancient technology gave her a set of simple tools to experience great clarity and strength in the middle of the storm. The wealth of lessons she received inspired her to dive deep into this path and share these teachings. She teaches weekly classes and organises workshops and retreats.

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Lili is a world citizen from the city of Hamburg, Germany. A deep connection to friends, family and home are essential for her, but also loves the freedom of traveling the world. Her accomplished background includes being a practicing lawyer at a major law firm and working in flower design in London and Berlin. Lili’s love of supporting others and interest in personality development has brought her to the path of teaching Yoga and working as a Systemic Coach.

Lili’s classes are characterized by flowing movements, breath awareness and meditation. She blends challenging asanas and letting go, highlighting radiance from the inside out. Smart, balanced sequences and hands on assists are a central part of a yoga class for Lili, giving her students a sustainable and deep experience.

Movement, nature, connection & self-discovery are important elements of her passions. She loves bringing people together and supporting them to shine at their fullest. She believes Yoga is a sort of escape out of everyday life – into a colorful world full of life energy, lightness and inspiration.

“When I practice Yoga, I feel like I am in the right place, at the right time. I experience freedom, ease and fulfillment for the body, mind and soul. Also, it teaches me the profound practice of acceptance”.

Lili lives in Munich, Germany and teaches mainly at Kale and Cake Studio. She is eternally grateful to her teachers including Simon Park, Vinnie Marino (Vinyasa Yoga) and Malte Müller-Egloff (Systematic Psychotherapy).

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Lucienne was introduced to Iyengar Yoga in 1984 by Cle Souren while studying modern dance in her native Amsterdam. She completed the teacher training in 2006 in NYC. Lucienne is certified at the Intermediate Senior I level and joined the faculty of The Iyengar Yoga Institute of NYC in 2010. She owns Studio Spine where she practices Hellerwork as well. She teaches workshops in Italy, Holland, Scotland, Lithuania, Hong Kong, Costa Rica and NYC and its environs. Lucienne has an avid interest in the body and how it functions – as a tool for artistic expression in dance, as a tool for healing through bodywork, and as a tool to sharpen the mind as a yoga practitioner. “By exploring and defining the outer form, we find the layered composition of the form which gradually transforms our inner perceptions and ultimately ourselves.” She is forever indebted to Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar, Faeq Biria and the generosity of her many teachers.

Manon

Trained between India and Europe, Manon taught Hatha Vinyasa yoga for several years in Paris before creating the AYU school and providing specialized training for yoga teachers.

Strengthened by her learnings in alignment and anatomy thanks to the trainings she attended but also to her own practice, she founded ĀYU to teach the subtlety of a sustainable, technical and precise practice.

Massar

A turning point in life, this is how Massar discovered the discipline of Yoga. His journey and transformation are the result of daily practice. He has been initiated to Meditation in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition, which draws from the ancient Vedic and Tantric teachings, emphasizing the path of Raja Yoga, commonly known as Integral Yoga. Massar strives to transmit Yoga and Meditation as a Science and Philosophy, helping to harmonize the body and calm the fluctuations of the mind. Allowing each one to live better his daily life. The discipline is for everyone who wants to learn to know themselves better on a physical, energetic and mental level. Without forgetting for those who wish it, the spiritual aspect of the practice, initiating them towards the realization of oneself. He regularly intervenes in workshops, conferences and retreats that he organizes today in the different regions of Morocco, with his wife, a naturopath.

Maria

Practicing Yoga since 2005, and teaching classes, trainings and retreats as my main occupation since 2012, I love teaching and guiding you through slow paced yoga classes. To nourish the physical body, our mind, spirit and soul.
The yoga asanas I see as tools that also enables us to access our deeper, hidden energetic and emotional layers. Where our life force, creativity and dreams are stored.
Yoga is a way of life. A life philosophy as well as a spiritual practice. This will sometimes be discussed during practice. As we practice yoga, our view on life is constantly changing, allowing us to open up to life in a different way and from a wider angle.
I am trained in Yin, Restorative and Vinyasa Yoga, my teachings are a blend and a mix inspired by my teachers, my own practice and very much inspired by all my wonderful students I have taught over the years.
I am also a creative, a former fashion stylist and designer. I love fashion and still have a side hustle where I create comfortable, oversized and colorful clothing.
Living in Bergen/Norway, my work is my passion, I do try to balance everything, but usually end up doing what others would call work. I call it a lifestyle. 
I am looking forward to meeting you on a retreat, training or workshop. Welcome.

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Miriam has been teaching yoga and mindfulness for 5 years, having found yoga at a time when she felt anxious and disconnected from her body. Her yoga practice soon became a form of medicine, helping Miriam to feel reconnected, balanced, strong and body-aware. Miriam loves to teach everything from dynamic, energising and challenging Vinyasa yoga focusing on functional strength and creative, breath-centred movement, to deeply restful, introspective practices like Yin yoga and Yoga Nidra. Her classes aim to bring you a sense of home-coming, and weave together themes of gratitude, self-love and enquiry.

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Mounir is a yoga and fitness teacher with a solid foundation in Yoga (Certification from India). He is also very dedicated to Fitness Step and Aerobic, Cardio training, muscle building and stretching (Certification from France). Mounir is extremely motivated to help whoever wants to improve his fitness and health. His approach includes activities (individual or in group) and methods of adaptation with physical preparation in order to obtain a healthy mind in a healthy body.

Nando

• 500+ Yoga Alliance
• Full-time yoga teacher
• TCM-Therapist
• Health insurance certified

Nando is a yoga teacher and alternative practitioner with a focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine. The fascination about the many parallels of these two disciplines led him to found yogaXlife – a platform to exchange and connect different disciplines with yoga.
His extensive acquired knowledge forms the basis of his modern yoga classes that focus on conscious movements in the rhythm of the breath. This balancing yet
invigorating practice has a beneficial effect on health and well-being.
“My intention is to make the moment experienceable as unique. Intensive asana practice or even quiet concentration can condense the present in such a way that everything connects in this moment – and everything is possible.”

More info: www.yogaxlife.de

Dancer and choreographer, Nathalie teaches Vinyasa yoga since 2010 and Yoga Dance Fusion. She has followed several lessons with, among others, Vidya Heisel in Bali, Shiva Rea (Greece, Los Angeles, London), Simon Park. She teaches regularly in Val Thorens (Savoy) and Annecy and offers Dance Fusion Yoga workshops in the Rhônes Alpes region.

www.yogandshow.com

Nezha Rhondali (alias Lisa Dali) is a committed Moroccan-French artist who believes in the power of dance and performance art for individual and collective well-being.
She grew up in Lyon, matured in Spain and revealed herself in her travels. From a very young age, she always knew how to deepen her artistic curiosities, but after six years of law school and four years working for a multinational solar energy company, she found herself literally disconnected from her body and her dreams. To reclaim her life, she decided to embark on a “trans-formation” journey of self-discovery and learning.
During these two years of improvised travels, she trained in Contact Improvisation, Dance Improvisation, Inclusive Dance, Somatic Techniques and also in Permaculture. She has followed imminent teachers and had the opportunity to integrate different groups of “artistic laboratory” as for example in Massachussets (Earthdance), in Montreal, in Madrid or in Montevideo (Uruguay). Through these trips, she was able to lay the foundations of her “artistic identity” and her “commitment as a citizen of the Earth”.
She ended her trip in Morocco in 2013. Since then, she has not stopped teaching and sowing seeds of projects that have given birth to a Moroccan and international community around the association Irtijal. In 2019, she created the company IRTIJAL Morocco and performs in situ on committed themes. Since the end of 2020, she holds the position of artistic programmer at Le Cube – independent art room. She found in this structure a committed philosophy and a dynamic development of the local art scene that are dear to her. At Le Cube, she has created a new approach to performance art by approaching visual art from the artist’s action, his or her body action, and thus transforming art into a collective experience.
Nezha has completed the Integral Yoga training (Driss Benzouine – Fédération francophone de yoga). Since then, she has been working on the development of a practice linking yoga and dance.
The retreats proposed by Nezha are an opportunity to rediscover the contact and the link to nature through a sensory opening allowed by dance and yoga.

As a yoga teacher and health coach, I create space for my clients and students to slow down and tune in. I am passionate about self care, essential oils and clean living and curating meaningful experiences and adventures. I believe that developing skills to remain calm and centered empower us to step outside of our comfort zone and welcome adventure and expansion.

As a yoga teacher, I love working with private clients to create individualized sessions that focus on each students’ unique needs and goals. I also love teaching fun, playful, and mindful group vinyasa classes while building community with my students.

As a health coach, my focus is on reducing stress and supporting my clients to replace toxins with more natural solutions. I offer one on one coaching sessions as well as regular cleanses and workshops on essential oils, self care, and seasonal wellness.

I also offer Yoga and Culture Retreats in the Middle East and North Africa, which combine my deep knowledge and appreciation for Islamic cultures with my expertise in yoga and stress relief. During my retreats, we use the practices of yoga and mindfulness to process through meaningful travel experiences that emphasize cultural immersion and personal growth.

I have a B.A. in Art History with a focus on Islamic Art History from UCLA and an International MBA with concentrations in Arabic and Entrepreneurship. I have lived and studied in Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, and Lebanon and have traveled widely throughout the MENA region.

I am also a proud Bay Area native and dog mom to my beautiful rescue girl, Opal.

https://nicolegriffinwellness.com/

Nikki

From the moment I became a certified Yoga Teacher I’ve travelled far and wide to share my passion and knowledge with as many people, that “Yoga is for everyone”. Niki’s teaching journey began in 2015 teaching Aerial yoga in a school setting to children with autism as well as Breathing and flow to staff for relaxation. From an education setting Niki gradually expanded into teaching private and public yoga classes and workshops around Leeds, Calderdale and Craven. During the pandemic In 2020 she spent time at Bab-zouina retreat in Morocco teaching yoga to children in the local village; in 2021 went to Mexico to co-teach Yoga Teacher Training programmes. Niki enjoys making Yoga accessible, exploring breathwork to train the nervous system, and meditation to calm the mind. She enjoys the challenge of turning complex information into simple instruction, and help people understand how to ‘feel’ in each pose. Niki remains a dedicated teacher and eternal student of Yoga.

Ex classical dancer, born in Paris in 1973, Ophélia began dancing at the age of 4 years. Iyengar Yoga appeared in her life around the age of 13. She discovered pedagogy much later, when she met Christian Pisano and June Whittaker Pisano at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Nice. She then began a 3-year training with them, following which she became a teacher at the Institute. Today, she continues to assist and give classes and internships on the French Riviera and elsewhere. She is a Junior II graduate since March 2016.

Personal practice, participation in refresher courses and regular retreats are part of the life of a yogi and allow to continue the exploration, both technical, educational and spiritual of this art. To have met BKS Iyengar in person, in Pune, India and to have observed for a few months, will remain forever engraved in his memories.

 www.yogaprecision.net

Rajaa Belghazi

Rajaa is passionate about spirituality. It is in India that she completed her training in Hatha Sivananda in Kerala, Hatha Yoga in the ashram of Sadhguru in Isha Foundation, and in Barcelona the Flow vinyasa in Yogalinda. Recently settled in Morocco, she aspires to share her knowledge and spread the love.

Her encounter with Iyengar yoga dates back to her university period in 1986. She followed Christian Pisano’s teaching in its ‘pure and strict’ form. After many internships and training in France, Italy and India (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, RIMYI), she then followed and assisted Christian Pisano in his courses in England, the United States, France and Italy. Since 2006, she has founded her own training center near Bergamo in Italy where she regularly teaches and frequently hosts world-renowned teachers.

Founder with Renan de Germain, of the Espace Nataraja, in Paris, I took over the direction of the Espace alone until 2023. As an actress, it is through theater that I met yoga. From then on, my taste for yoga will never cease to grow and to accompany my daily life. For more than twenty years, I have never stopped training to enrich my practice, my knowledge of yoga and my teaching. I propose an open teaching, in the tradition of yoga, precise, combining concentration, alignment of the posture, movement, breath and nervous relaxation.
-I have a teaching diploma from the CEFTY (European Center for Yoga Training) approved by the FEHNAY, Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Pranayama. Work on breathing and deep relaxation.
-Chandra karma yoga teacher diploma (yoga temple: Mathew Sweenay) -Iyengar yoga teacher diploma, having followed the teacher training with Faëq Biria. I continue to train throughout the year with Corine and Faëq Biria, direct disciples of Master BKS Iyengar.
As an assistant to Corine Biria in the Yoga Therapy class, I complete my training to be able to teach in a way that is adapted to people who are more fragile or have particular problems. I regularly go to India to study at the Iyengar Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune.

After a professional artistic background, notably as an interior designer, and studies in literature, painting, philosophy, theater and theology, Shafiah returns to her primary passion: spirituality as an expression, articulation and dimension of consciousness.
A disciple and practitioner of yoga and meditation since March 2016, Shafiah
is committed to the path of transmission and writing to share the teachings and wisdom she receives. In Morocco she accompanies hundreds of people in search of meaning and inner peace, both in private and in public. For this purpose she regularly leads workshops, courses, individual sessions and retreats in which various practices and knowledge from the great tradition of Advaita Vedanta are taught.
Mother of two children and writer at heart, Shafiah is preparing the publication of her first literary work.

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Yogini since 2008, she studied yoga at great schools such as the Sivananda Ashrams in India at the age of 20 where she studied the philosophy of yoga in depth and with great teachers such as Shiva Rea, Meghan Currie, Simon Park, Caroline Beliard and Sarah Powers.

After many years of teaching, she decided to set up Teacher Training courses certified and internationally recognized by Yoga Alliance to train future yoga teachers. Since 2019 she has already trained more than a hundred teachers in France, and is passionate about this human adventure.

These teachings are pure and authentic, she embodies her practice and connects to the energy of the class to teach powerful Flows as if she was reading you. Committed and grounded in her work, she shares from her heart and with generosity her knowledge and revelations around the practice of Yoga to embody its principles in a modern life.

Her influences come from her passion for nature and music… Her practice reveals her artistic paste…

“When I teach, I dive into the depths of the energetic vibrations, as if reading the rhythm of a music, and I create from this very special place, the practice that will correspond to my students in the moment…

Her career has required her to fully embody every second of her life, to constantly perceive the highest truth, the deepest narrative, the most integral way in which she could be of service to the world and evolve on her path…

It is today with great love that she accompanies you on yours…

Salma El Fattah

I am a physical therapist and yoga teacher for over ten years, certified Yoga Alliance, therapist and lifestyle consultant according to Ayurveda. Founder of kinesun (physiotherapy and wellness company at home and in companies), Founder of Yoga & Therapy Studio in Casablanca.

I accompany many students on a daily basis, through my individual classes, group classes, workshops and retreats. I attach great importance to the preservation of the body’s integrity and the prevention of injuries. My knowledge of anatomy allows me to adjust each posture to the specificities of each person’s body, to his or her current possibilities but also to his or her objectives.
My practice has as its main intentions benevolence, gratitude, compassion and self-love, combining rigor and elegance with gaiety and letting go. Perpetually inviting students to connect their bodies and minds, seeking and respecting their limits. 

I am convinced that yoga is a whole, a development of oneself in all areas of life, a beautiful way to realize oneself.

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How do you introduce yourself to others when you are multiple? I would say that I embody the “artist” who is passionate about people and the magic of creation. For 15 years, I have navigated between a career as a business engineer and my passion as an international dancer-choreographer. Ten years ago, following a burnout that echoed with the call to the sources of mother earth, the change was obvious to guide me towards my voice of transformation.

I trained in body-psychology and energy therapies, art-dance therapy and yoga. An integration lived in each of my cells that testify to my life mission as a holistic therapist in order to humbly accompany any person in search of wellness and physical and emotional psychic balance.

I transmit through master classes, team building and retreats that I design according to my inspirations. I call them cosmic “rendez-vous” that bring together beings whose soul has chosen to live the in-perience in the ex-perience to let all the beauty of our humanity emerge and to restore the “social cord” with delicacy and benevolence and to co-create together emotions that make us vibrate and remind us of the magic of life!

I accompany many students on a daily basis, through my individual classes, group classes, workshops and retreats. I attach great importance to the preservation of the body’s integrity and the prevention of injuries. My knowledge of anatomy allows me to adjust each posture to the specificities of each person’s body, to his or her current possibilities but also to his or her objectives.
My practice has as its main intentions benevolence, gratitude, compassion and self-love, combining rigor and elegance with gaiety and letting go. Perpetually inviting students to connect their bodies and minds, seeking and respecting their limits. 

I am convinced that yoga is a whole, a development of oneself in all areas of life, a beautiful way to realize oneself.

Siri has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and has been teaching for more than a decade. She is a senior teacher at the Satya Yoga Institute and runs yoga schools in Stavanger and Sandnes, Norway. She is a certified Level 3 teacher from Patanjali Yoga Switzerland. Under the direction of Ali Dashti and Kate Beck, she also oversees the 2 years yoga teacher training Patanjali in Stavanger.

www.satyayoga.no

Sigrid studied philosophy, German literature and political science and practiced drama in dance. She has been practicing yoga since 2002 and started teaching it five years later. In 2013, Sigrid fully dedicated herself to teaching yoga and then focused on dynamic Hatha Yoga: it is not so much about contortions or awesome postures, but rather knowing your body and finding a place for yourself, balance and inner peace. Her approach to yoga is sometimes relaxing, sometimes stimulating, but always an adventure in itself. She sees yoga as a wonderful link between the spiritual and the physical that allows everyone to find their balance and contribute to overall harmony.

www.abenteueristimmer.de

Stefanie

I know we all carry deep wisdom within our bodies and our souls. If we tap into this wisdom and unfold our inner strength we are indeed able to move mountains. At the same time most of us lose themselves in busy modern day life, caught up between work hustle and superficial digital spaces. As a result we cannot sense ourselves anymore, we can neither feel our inner strength nor trust ourselves and the wisdom we carry.

I am Stephi and I am many things: Business Psychologist, Coach, Embodiment Teacher, Emotional Releaser and Energyworker. I am also a wife, a proud mama of four little beings and a bit of a wild woman.

With my work I am guiding humans on their journey back to themselves, helping them to reconnect with their body and their emotions, so they can reclaim their unique power through authentic self-expression.

My work is body oriented.
Focusing on physical sensations and emotions: What are you feeling, where and how? How can you welcome it and express it? How is it connected to certain pysical and psychological symptoms and challenges in your life? How can you regulate and integrate it?

My work is holistic.
I am using Methods like Neo Emotional Release and Bodywhispering as well as my knowledge of Business Psychology, Coaching, Hypnosis, Embodiment and Reiki: Combining Body- and Energywork with deep conversations, theoretical teachings as well as practical strategies for every day life.

My work is systemic.
Looking at your Body-Mind-System and your individual situation. But also looking at the environment and your ressources. We are all living and moving within systems which are again interacting with other systems. This makes it essential to always consider the people you are surrounded by and the relationships you have with them.

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Susan Maria Slaoui is a holistic nutritionist with a passion for all things mind body and soul – and food too, of course! Having completed 500hrs of yoga teacher trainings in: Tantra, Vinyasa, Yin and Hatha, she’s most certainly certified and widely wise. This library of knowledge is something Susan wishes to share with the rest of the world, through teaching. By joining her classes, you gain access to gracious guidance on how to lead a healthy, happy and heartfelt life. Namaste!

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Wafaa is a transpersonal therapist, graduate of the School of the Way of Consciousness and yoga teacher of the Institut Méditeranéen de Yoga. She has been coaching groups and individuals for over ten years. Her guidance is personalized and takes into account the needs and expectations of each group member.
Different healing tools leading to altered states of consciousness are used during workshops and individual sessions such as connected breathing (rebirthing), shamanic mandala drawings, mantra chanting…
His accompaniment of a yoga routine is progressive and includes pranayama exercises (breath work), asanas (postures), meditative chanting, concentration exercises and the study of yogic philosophy (fundamental yoga texts that help in the daily practice of yoga).

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