I started Hatha yoga in my early 20s. In my 30s I practiced Zen with passion. In 1995, I moved to San Francisco, California where I worked for 10 years in the high tech business. In 1997 I had to undergo back surgery for a herniated disk, which is finally what got me hooked to Iyengar yoga.
One year after starting my search for an adequate exercise solution to get my back back in shape, I found Evlaleah Howard’s back care classes. Evlaleah is a principal Senior Yoga teacher, now teaching 36 years for Shri B.K.S. Iyengar. Thanks to her passion for the subject and her knowledge about back issues that she got directly from Mr. Iyengar, my back started to improve. I graduated to her regular classes, and when she moved out of San Francisco, I transferred to the Iyengar Yoga Institute, where I studied with several respected US Iyengar teachers (Jaki Nett, Elise Miller, etc.) I started my teacher training at the IYISF in 2002 and got my teacher certification directly from Mr. Iyengar. I visited Pune in October 2010. Today, I continue my exploration of the Iyengar method by participating in workshops and retreats lead by senior teachers like Arun, Christian Pisano, Jaki Nett, Glenn Ceresoli, Annie Ciekanski, etc. to name just a few.
I teach in Geneva since 2006, both in Plainpalais and Servette neighborhoods, beginners and advanced beginners. I also teach affordable private classes to both people with physical limitations and pregnant women. I am precise and rigorous, while keeping aware of my student’s needs. My intention, through yoga, is to encourage the understanding that opens up to a greater and deeper knowledge of ourselves.
The Iyengar method encourages precision, concentration, intelligence and understanding, as well as the development of wisdom through the practice of asanas and pranayama, thanks to the correct alignment of the body and of the mind, as a result. To allow the students to perform the poses while respecting their limitations, we use props (bolsters, blocks, chairs, etc.) which make the asanas possible without danger of injury and allow progress.
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