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


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.

Vinyasa Flow









Ann MORADIAN Yoga has been an integral part of Ann’s life and work since 1982 when she began studying ‘American Yoga’ with Eric Beeler in New York. She began teaching this practice in 1991 to members of her dance company, Perspectives In Motion, as a way to deepen, strengthen and refine their work. Since that time she has had the opportunity to share this practice with students in the United States, India, France and Belgium. She has been grateful for the opportunity to refine and deepen her knowledge, practice and teaching of yoga with Michelle through the Teacher Training certification program at the Centre de Yoga du Marais. Ann’s approach to movement is firmly grounded in the union of breath, body, mind and soul. In addition to her training in classical and contemporary dance and yoga, Ann has been deeply influenced by her time living in India from 1996-2002, and by her studies of the martial and energy arts. Voted Best Yoga in Paris in 2016, Ann is a teacher and movement artist with both a deep respect for tradition and a thirst to question and explore. She has been described like Goethe, always calling for “more light!, moradian.perspectives(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign), 06 89 70 23 58


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

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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