The Instructors

Gentle Yoga/Viniyoga

Portrait May 2016Oliver Bell, RYT 500 hr, eRYT 200 hr I first started practicing yoga after a car accident when I was 17 years old.  My introduction to yoga was a book by Richard Hittelman’s called the Yoga 28-day Exercise Plan.  Over the years I have tried Iyengar, Ashtanga and other Hatha Yogas.  I also have a regular meditation practice.  I first became certified to teach yoga in 2007.   I now study gentle yoga exclusively with Stan Hafner and Johanna Sullivan at Austin Yoga Shala (Austin, Texas).  We study postures, sutras and yogic chant. My classes are focused on breathing and movement at the same time. This gentle, balanced practice consists of series of movements coordinated with the breath. Also called viniyoga, this practice supports good concentration, emotional stability and promotes overall health.

 

Tania, yoga instructor and well-being coach, gives yoga classes in Paris as well as workshops on nutrition, yoga and well-being sharing the message ‘The more we understand our bodies and its language, the more we can make good choices to reinforce our well-being.’  Tania started practicing yoga as a means of stress management. After many years of practice, she still is pleasantly surprised at the benefits of yoga for remaining centered and calm. Tania’s classes are based on a gentle, movement-oriented yoga. Her practice helps students to gain flexibility and strength, as well as to relax and breathe. Tania welcomes students of all levels to her classes. Tania is certified by ISHTA Yoga. She has a PhD in biology from NYU. For more information about Tania see happyhealthyandzen.com

 

Rania Rania was among the first students at YogaYoga Paris. She has been practicing yoga for the last 8 years. Her practice has changed her life, and she was inspired to complete Oliver’s Yoga Doux Instructeur Teacher Training in 2016. She has been teaching her classes for one year.

 

Sarah Sarah was also among the first students at YogaYoga Paris. A competitive athlete as a young adult, she has been practicing yoga for many years. She initially started in a vinyasa flow class which appeals to her instinct for sports. She discovered gentle yoga through Oliver. She completed Oliver’s Yoga Doux Instructeur Teacher Training in 2016. She has been teaching her classes for one year.

Hatha Yoga

photo Edith Grante Edith Grante I studied Hatha Yoga with Valerie Weber in Paris in the 1980s, and Iyengar Yoga with Victoria Nichols in Los Angeles.  I significantly broadened my practice by taking many different workshops in India, in France and in the United States.  These workshops included different techniques of study of the body, the mind, and the philosophy of yoga.  I have also focused on questions related to stress management, and I am particularly interested in ayurvedic medecine, chinese medicine, as well as other holistic approaches to well-being.  I studied Yoga Therapy with Dr Lionel Coudron.  I practice and teach in groups, in corporate settings,  and in private classes.  I give a practice adapted to our daily life.  I continue with my mission of personal study and share my experience with my students.https://sites.google.com/site/yogaavecedith

Vinyasa Flow

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PYRFIT

PYRFIT Training Concept Duo-Modifiée

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Pilates

YogāYogā Paris is pleased to be working with instructors from the teacher training program at A-lyne Pilates School (Paris www.pilatesfrance.com)

joëlle photoJoëlle Joëlle has always been interested in contemporary dance.  She is a French-Japanese interpreter, and she also speaks English fluently.  She deepened her knowledge of movement and anatomy through the completion of the pilates teacher training program at A-Lyne Pilates in Paris. Her teachers are Martine Curtis-Oakes, Kelly Moriarty, Jennifer Stacy et Blandine Calais Germain. She is a certified pilates teachers through her work at A-Lyne and at Balanced Body University (California, USA).

Cycling at Versailles

Anne Anne has spent a lifetime in Classical Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance.  Her most recent assignment was Artistic Director of the National Youth Ballet of Ireland.  She was also Director of the Dublin School of Classical and Contemporary Dance.  Having moved to France in the autumn of 2007, she added Pilates Mat Worko-Outs to her freelance teaching.  Anne also teaches ballet classes.

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