Our teachers (other teachers' profiles will come soon)
Careen began practicing since more than 10 years yoga. Through her passion for the practice she became a certified Yoga Alliance teacher and was inspired to take several teacher trainings with Manju Jois, Bryan Kest, Christiane Wolff and Sarah Powers. She teaches mainly Yin Yang Yoga which is at the same time a soft, dynamic and strengthening practice. She invites students to check into the body and move into space created by the breath. The practice creates an opportunity to deepen physical and emotional ease. The practice of yoga is a practice of life!
Eva is a certified Ashtanga yoga instructor. Until the age of 23, she couldn't do any sports nor exercises due a heart defect she was born with (Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome). Feeling weak, stiff and frustrated, her life changed completely after surgery in 2008. Through yoga practice, her body, mind and soul have been transformed. She studied in Europe, as well as in India and Thailand with great masters and teachers such as Danny Paradise, David Swenson, Govinda Kai, Kamal Singh, Jaroslav Pávek and Padma Nair.
Her teaching focuses on the Primary Ashtanga series, her goal is to help students to develop a safe and pain-free practice. Practice with Eva and feel the powerful and healing energy.
Yoann was introduced to Martial Arts 25 years ago through Judo. Soon he walked his path to competition arenas and entered the High Level structure (Pôle Espoir REIMS, France STRASBOURG Pole) and the INSEP (National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance).
At the same time Yoann was studying Personal Development techniques for many years.
He received his teaching degree in PILATES (SCHOOL BODY PILATES) and studied YOGA in a SIVANANDA Yoga Center.
It is also through his profession of an actor that he fulfills his teachings with the art of self-expression and respect for the movement.
It is in the values and philosophy of the traditional Martial Arts that Yoann offers you Pilates and Physical Preparation in the YOGA SHALA studio.
Annick had her first introduction with the state of yoga during her practice of synchronized swimming at the young age of 11 and began her yoga and Qi Qong practice at 16 years old as a tool to alleviate her stress from school.
During the last 17 years, following the lineage of Krishamasharya through her mentor, Annie Join (guided by Gerard Biltz), Annick became a certified yoga teacher, deepening and expanding her education of different styles of yoga and mediation, while living and travelling to India, Thailand, Nepal, Canada and many other countries.
Established as a massage therapist and yoga instructor between Monaco and Chamonix since 2003, Annick’s knowledge and intuition for the anatomy and movement add a sensitive and secure approach to her classes. Her love to explore mountain activities (such as rock climbing, skiing, hiking, mountaineering) led her to develop a strengthening and deep yoga practice, through a flow class, and incorporates both gentle and dynamic postures where classes are adapted to different levels of fitness as physical condition.
Meditation is key along her practice as Annick’s approach goes beyond the physical. She guides her students to delve deeper into the breath and to experience “embodied presence.”
Through ‘Harmony Yoga’, Annick invites you to a warm, playful, creative yet physical practice where her presence helps students become their own guides by observing and feeling an authentic and unique experience of body/mind and breath.
Her classes are a safe place to connect more profoundly, to know ourselves better and to enhance the quality of our life.
Cathy began her yoga practice almost 30 years ago & has been a yoga teacher for more than a decade having originally trained at Shivananda Yoga Vedanta, where she was blessed to study with Swami Vishnudevananda. She is dedicated to making her classes available to all levels, regardless of physical ability. Using a variety of styles she aims to provide a practice that cultivates strength, balance, and flexibility – in harmony with the breath. A former professional dancer she also brings her unique gifts as a professional singer to the Mantras she sings during the final relaxation at the end of each class.
Every month around the time of the Full Moon Cathy prepares a special class, designed to calm the mind and emotions and ground and open the body, leading to a deep sense of peace at this special time of lunar energy. Information on the significance of each Full Moon is shared, be it astrological, astronomical or from different traditions & indigenous sources. There is also an extended guided relaxation at the end of these classes, including a meditation. Plus of course her signature chanting of specifically chosen Sanskrit chants to enhance the experience, soothe frayed nerves & calm the mind. Cathy’s classes are in English and French.
Nathalie Levy Keusseoglou
Nathalie was immersed to yoga and meditation at a very young age observing her grandfather who dedicated his life to the practice.
Certified with Yoga Works (Yoga Aliance registered) she has studied Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yin and various forms of Hatha yoga, Buddhist practices and Vipassana meditation. Nathalie has been blessed to have practiced with many great teachers around the world. She feels very grateful to have found Sarah and Ty Powers and her practice holds the integration of mindfulness with yin and yang practice and has a holistic approach to healing and wellbeing.
Alicia Anka found yoga twenty odd years ago when on a quest to end her back pain and get in touch with her spirituality. Over the years, she has practiced many types of yoga including Bikram, Ashtanga, Dynamic and Sivananda yoga. She is a certified Sivananda teacher, as well as teen yoga teacher, and has enjoyed participating in workshops and retreats with Shiva Rea, Christiane Kerr and many other amazing teachers around the world. In her teen classes, she strives to create a fun and supportive environment where teens can gain flexibility and strength while relieving stress and building self-awareness and confidence. In her adult yoga classes, she uses a combination of everything she has learned throughout her own yoga journey to help students get in touch with their bodies, as well as their hearts, through a dynamic yet mindful practice. She believes a strong, healthy body yields a strong, healthy mind.
Andrea Alborno practices Yoga since 1981, having learned the discipline with an Indian master George Dharmarama. In 1990 he started teaching Yoga at André Van Lysebeth’s school (a pioneer of Yoga in Europe and co-founder of the European Union of Yoga).
He was on probation at the FNEY of Paris under the supervision of Patrick Tomatis, used to teach at a Soufi teacher Babacar Khane’s school (Indian, Chinese and Egyptian yoga), 12 years followed the teaching of a buddhist vietnamese master Thich Nath Hanh. He continues his Yoga journey every day and at present is following the teaching of Tantra of Cachemire and Yoga of senses.
Noa started her yoga journey in 2004. At first she practiced Ashtanga yoga and became a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher. At the same time she got qualified as a Pilates teacher.
Her love and devotion to yoga brought her to India in 2007 for the first time. There she met her first Iyengar yoga Teacher, Usha Devi from Rishikesh. She was her regular student for several years. In 2011 she got her first Iyengar yoga certificate in Israel. She was teaching in Tel Aviv four years and assisting in Therapeutic classes of senior Iyengar teachers. In 2013 she got her second Iyengar certificate. In the same year she finished her studies at the Tel Aviv University, specializing in Indian philosophy and Sanskrit.
She moved to France in 2014 in order to study with Christian Pisano and June Whittaker Pisano.
Noa is going regularly to India for further studies with the Iyengar family.
“I believe yoga cannot be expressed by words, it has to be experienced. I believe everyone can do yoga and benefit from it.”
Josep started his yoga journey in Rishikesh, India, 2007.
After traveling around the world for many years on bicycle and suffering from back pain he found a cure in yoga. From that moment he decided to devote himself to the practice and that has become a way of living. Josep started to practice Ashtanga yoga and later he was introduce to Iyengar yoga. He was living in india for about 3 years.
Josep believes that yoga is one, and we can’t define it by different names. The way of practice can be different from one person to another, according to their needs, but the essence is the same...
Josep is living in Nice and studying with Christian Pisano and June Witthaker.
Lama has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She is a British Wheel Of Yoga, Yoga Alliance & Yoga Academy London, UK certified teacher. Studied and attended trainings with Simon Low, Shiva Rea, Desikachar, A.G.Mohan, Julie Gudmestad & Richard Freeman & others.
Lama's way of teaching comes through her own experience, studying , training and inspirations from various forms of strength training & yoga, it allows each individual, adult or child, to tap into their own creativity within in a way that honours & encourages their uniqueness, talents & abilities. Her teaching is personalised & special for each person, and in turn inspires each one to follow & create their unique self expression throw yoga.
You don’t need to be young, flexible, thin, or strong to start practicing. You start where you are & transform your body & your life from inside out.
Lama teaches Fusion Vinyasa Flow & Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Runners, Cyclists & Athletes, Yin yoga, Yoga therapy & other strength training or relaxing methods.