Practice your yoga with fun and Self-respect and appreciate your wines with moderation and respect.

I appreciate it may come as a surprise to come across someone describing herself as passionate about Yoga but who also enjoys such fine things in life as wine...but who says we could not try and aim for a life of balance...not me for sure!!


A French native, raised in Bordeaux, I joined the wine trade some 24 years ago and have not looked back since!


I started my wine career working for the, then trading section of reputed Château Lynch Bages. This has sowed the seeds of a genuine passion for wine.


I have visited most major wine regions both in the Old and New World either as part of my work or as personal visits to further my wine knowledge. I obtained the Diploma through the WSET and was for many years  part of the Master of Wines program.


Believing that the best way to learn is to get into teaching, I am a certified WSET Wine Tutor at Advanced level and Certified Bordeaux Wine School Tutor.


I have worked for many years in London as wine buyer for the UK on-trade business of a respected family owned merchant Berry Bros & Rudd. 


I host wine related events either for the general public or corporates in France and abroad. My humble aim is to share my passion for the genius in the bottle with no fuss while helping the participants to understand the exciting but sometimes difficult to grasp intricacies of the wine world. Themes for the  workshops and/or wine trips are varied and are usually tailored made.


I used to take part in UK wine judging competitions and have always tried to remain a true ‘Commandeur des Vins de Bordeaux’ (honourable title obtained in 2003); a passionate wine emissary not only of the Bordeaux winemakers but of all winemakers accross  France and the world!



Any questions relating to wine only themed tasting events/bespoke trips  (with no or without yoga involved) please contact me on or visit for more info on my wine activity.


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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 beaucoup apprécié ton atelier sur les chakras ; c'est tout a fait ce que je souhaitais apprendre et découvrir.Tu as une vivacité et unenthousiasme incroyables et tu m'a donné, tout au long de cette matinée, la joie et l'envie d'aller plus loin dans ce domaine. Tu es très communicative et tu déclenches beaucoup de bonne humeur et d'ondes positives et rayonnantes. Je souhaitais te remercier pour cette belle dynamique et cette générosité pleine et chaleureuse"
Valentine, L


"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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