I am a French native and I got introduced to Yoga whilst living in Chicago, US back in 1997 but it was in London where I lived for 15 years that a genuine interest arose through attending regular Iyengar classes. My years practising at the Maida Vale London centre helped me understand the fundamentals and whole importance of proper body alignment. The more I practised, the more I loved the feeling of grounding and well being that I got from each class.
Yet, my curious nature and voracious thirst for knowledge led me to branch out to other schools of Yoga (Sivananda, Asthanga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Accro Yoga). Learning from different schools of yoga allowed me to introduce more creativity and diversity into my teaching. Over the years, I met great teachers and inspirational people. I attended numerous themed retreats and workshops on personal subjects of interest (e.g Ayurveda, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and many more), these helped me to deepen my understanding and practice of Yoga. They still do.
When teaching, I see each individual as unique and try to get them to express their physical and energetic potential. Each session be their collective or one-to-one includes pranayama (breathing), asanas (postures) and relaxation using various techniques to restore overall body and mind well-being.
I have always been in great admiration on how children can express their spontaneity and inner joy and not take themselves too seriously. So, whilst I love teaching to adults I also love teaching to children as on a selfish note this enables me to let my inner child have a laugh too !!
CLASSES IN BORDEAUX and AROUND
- One to one classes : CONTACT ME
- Yoga at work : CONTACT ME
- Privatised Yoga Wine events for companies or privates : CONTACT ME
LIFE OF BALANCE RETREATS
June 23rd 2018 Workshop Ayurveda - Ysananda, Bordeaux
June 29th 2018 Atelier Parenthèse Sensorielle - CoWorking, Biganos
QUALIFICATIONS - EXPERIENCES
20152nd Year Tehniques de relaxation - Recherche du Yoga dans l’Education (RYE)
2009-2011Child Psychology & Yoga for Children Diploma - British School of Yoga
2007Teach Meditation Certificate-British Yoga Teacher’s Association with Swami Saradananda
2007Yoga Alliance Hatha Yoga Teaching Diploma. 240h TTC – with Doctor Elena Voyce. Dr Voyce's TTC is respected for exceeding the standards set by the Yoga Alliance with special focus on anatomy and physiology. Teacher’s comments: Hard working motivated and creative student. Lovely to have in the group. Pure energy
2007 Therapeutic Yoga 20 hrs course - Doctor Elena Voyce
2006Level 3 Certificate in Delivering Learning / City & Guilds, London
2004Anatomy & Physiology course / Morley College, London
2001Diploma in Champissage (Indian Head Massage) / with Narendra Metta, London
If not now...when? (The Talmud)
"I took part in one of Martine's retreats in Bali and she was just fantastic as instructor, guide, friend. She is a very gifted yogini and see the true meaning of what yoga can do for us. It is so much more than the postures!" Shelley P. Colorado - USA
"J'ai fait appel à Martine pour un cours de Yoga pour mes salariées. Sur la base du volontariat cette première expérience s'est avérée très concluante. Martine a su proposer un cours sur mesure pour soutenir le bien être en entreprise avec des conseils pratiques que les participantes pourront utiliser dans leur quotidien au travail. Le feedback des salariées a été très positif. Une expérience que je renouvellerai avec plaisir!"
Nathalie Soulet -
Gérante - BBS Bordeaux
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