Yoga

Yoga is a science devoted to the health of the body and to the peace, strength and clarity of the mind. Good digestion, deep sleep, vitality and enthusiasm, the correct functioning of internal organs, flexibility and muscles toned, a feeling of joy and ease are some of the benefits acquired by the regular practice of yoga.

B.K.S. Iyengar is today one of the most famous yoga masters in India and around the world. Born in 1918 in the South of India, he devoted his life since his teens to the study and teaching of yoga. He lived in Pune where he founded the famous Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RMYI). His books have been translated into many languages and have become classical reference works. His scientific approach contributed significantly to the “demystification” of yoga.

Contrary to the widespread view that yoga is a method of soft relaxation gymnastics, Iyengar Yoga is an intensive training that involves the body as well as the mind. It is based on the extensive practice of Asanas (yoga postures) and of Pranayama (yogic breathing).

Asanas develop strength, flexibility and body awareness. They especially relieve back pain, help the proper functioning of all organs, improve digestion and blood circulation. The postures also provide great relaxation.

They help to get rid of stress and fatigue, thus creating the conditions for excellent relaxation. 

Difficult situations can be better addressed. They help inner calm and serenity to take root in one’s soul. Pranayama is the art of extending and controlling the breath. It increases vitality, brings balance to the mind and improves concentration.

According to the philosophy of yoga, the human being consists of the body, soul and spirit. The always serene spirit is the eternal part that resides in every man. The Asanas and Pranayama are the two fundamental pillars of yoga, to bring the body and the soul into contact with the light of the spirit and find inner peace.

Next retreats

YTT 200h
Salma El Fattah

26 May - 1 June 2022

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Closing of 200h YTT
Salma El-Fattah

4 - 11 June 2022

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Yoga Iyengar
Monica Bejarano Cortes

4 - 11 June 2022

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Yoga
Chloé Rush

23 - 26 June 2022

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YTT 200h
Salma El Fattah

19 - 26 July 2022

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Jivamukti & Mindfulness
Conor & Marc

24 - 31 July 2022

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Yoga
Anetta

27 August - 2 Sept. 2022

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Maria Riah

4 - 10 September 2022

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YTT 200h
Daniela Holzer

4 September - 2 October 2022

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Jivamukti Yoga
Conor

10 - 17 September 2022

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Yoga Iyengar
Siri Tuseth

17 - 24 September 2022

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YTT 200h
Salma El Fattah

26 Sept. - 2 October 2022

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Yoga
Sophie Miriam

11 - 15 October 2022

Yoga retreat

15 - 27 October 2022

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YTT 200h
Jade Whitham

15 - 29 October 2022

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YTT 200h
Salma El Fattah

1 - 6 November 2022

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YTT
Emmanuelle Cueff

6 - 19 November 2022

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Jivamukti Yoga
Klara & Conor

19 - 26 November 2022

Yoga retreat

YTT
Emmanuelle Cueff

4 - 17 December 2022

YTT

Yoga
Anne & Anetta

29 Dec. - 2 January 2023

Yoga retreat

29 Dec. au 3 January 2023

3 au 13 January 2023

Retraite yoga

Yoga & Mindfulness
Stefanie & Bruno Amrein

11 - 18 February 2023

Yoga retreat

Jivamukti
Conor & Ian

18 - 25 February 2023

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Yoga
Anne-Dominique

7 - 15 April 2023

Yoga retreat

Yoga Iyengar
Eve & Guillaume

30 April - 6 May 2023

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Yoga Iyengar
Karl Strahlke

13 - 20 May 2023

Yoga retreat

Yoga Iyengar
Eyal Shifroni

21 - 28 May 2023

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Yoga
Di Sage

29 May - 5 June 2023

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Yoga Iyengar
Karl Strahlke

13 - 20 May 2023

Yoga retreat

Yoga Iyengar
Karl Strahlke

13 - 20 May 2023

Yoga retreat

The teachers

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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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Ahlam Tsouli

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.

 

http://www.diafadanse.ch

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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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.

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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.

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.

Founder of Yoga Innergy

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.

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My path that led me to yoga came through detours and years ago I would not have been able to imagine this myself. Unfortunately, my little dream of becoming a figure skater or ballerina never came true. My parents had often enrolled me in ballet schools and for figure skating courses. Unfortunately I was too shy and afraid to do the courses alone and so the plan never worked out for me.

I kept dreaming, admiring the beautiful women on TV and being very excited about their movements. Later I found it difficult to get excited about sport in schools or privately. The fight among each other, who is stronger, better or weaker, made me turn my back on the sport and so at times I had no physical or mental balance.

After an illness, I started to take care of myself again and this probably came to shake me awake. I started to listen more to myself, to my body, and continued to educate myself. This ultimately led me to yoga.

The calm, the inner peace from the first lesson were the reason to continue and I began to complete various training courses. Health and fitness trainer, singing bowl massage, Thai Yoga NUAD, Hot and Cold Stone, all of this then led me to India.

In Goa I did my basic training as a yoga teacher, which not only changed me professionally but also personally. The attitude was completely different, the personal strengths and above all the happiness became more intense.

So I turned my biggest hobby into a job and worked very determined to make my dream come true. The challenge of writing about myself makes me aware of what closed soul I am. Many people perceive me as unreachable, unapproachable and this is probably because I find it difficult to reveal myself. My wonderful work in which I can open up helps me to be myself.

My inner urge to educate myself further, to know more, to experience more, led me back to India. Where I was able to enjoy a second yoga teacher training. This time I went to the origin of yoga, Rishikesh.

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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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.

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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Lisa, Psychologist and Coach for Woman

Sister !!!
It’s time for #sisterhood, connection to our natural #magic and feminine power.

My offerings are based on honouring and loving the womb and its cycles. They are the portal to our inner centre and fulfilment in life as women.

I have experienced myself that our womb holds much deeper and timeless wisdom for our lives than our gut feeling.

Unfortunately, we often grow up completely cut off from our female organs and body parts and cannot access their power and support. Instead, there is shame and pain.

I combine #psychology, #arttherapy, #dance, #meditation and #cycleawareness to give you the opportunity to heal your femininity on a physical and psychological level in a loving and nurturing atmosphere.

Come home to the circle of women, your sisters. Honour yourself and awaken your #WombPower.

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.

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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.

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/

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.

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

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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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Registration is confirmed after payment of deposit. In case of cancelation by the participant, the down payment will not be reimbursed. For any cancellation by the participant, the following conditions apply:

  • Less than 30 days before the workshop: 70% of the registration fees are due
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In this respect, participants are strongly encouraged to contract their own travel cancellation insurance.

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