Yoga Flame Teachers
ANNE-CÉCILE #HathaRaja #PranaVinyasa #Nidra
“Yoga is for me a union of practices beyond the mat which balances my life and my emotions… What I transmit in class is simple, creative, powerful but always anchored in tradition.
Passionate about Hindu philosophy, anatomy, free and functional movement, I continue to educate myself as much as possible in order to infuse my classes with a spark of modernity while keeping these classical roots.”
ALEXANDRE #Rocket #Vinyasa #Yin
Alexandre discovered Rocket Yoga one day in Barcelona while he was studying abroad. Since then, he’s been searching and experimenting different kinds of yoga, with an emphasis on Power yoga. After teaching in Bali and training with internationally renowned instructor Mathieu Boldron, he is back in Switzerland to share his knowledge and experience. Being a Master’s student in medical school, Alexandre has an advanced comprehension of anatomy, which he uses to create his classes.
CAROLE #Barkan #Vinyasa #Flow
“The Hot Yoga I discovered in Asia helped me understand and find a way through all the challenges commonly found in a Yoga practice: improving flexibility, concentration, and listening to my body. This practice has become a ritual for me and it is my pleasure to share it with you here in Lausanne.”
DANI #Bikram #Hatha
“Falling from a posture is human, getting back at it is Yogi”. I discovered Bikram Yoga in a moment of my life where I needed to know and love myself. The whole philosophy of yoga and more specifically hot yoga got me totally transformed. I learned how to feel my body and connect with my true self. Yoga is happiness and with an open mind and open heart I wish anyone to trust the process and follow this never ending journey of love and harmony !”
DANIELA #Pilates #Vinyasa #Meditation
“I began Yoga in my teens and discovered Pilates soon after. I fell in love with the way our breath stimulates our bodies into finding strength and balance. I rapidly saw how my body and mind transformed and how energised I felt as I developed my practice further. I teach and experiment with various movement methods and my passion is to share this wonderful feeling of self awareness, fulfillment and enjoyment with others.”
DELARA #Ashtanga #Dance #Rolfing
“I found yoga at first a means of finding equanimity during the stress of University and dance training, and it was that thread of balance that got me hooked in 2003.
It was not until 2009 and finding the Ashtanga Vinyasa system in Madrid, taught by Borja Romero, that I experienced the profound and transformative impact that a dedicated and daily practice can have on all aspects of life.”
DOUNIA #Vinyasa #Fit #YogaSculpt
“Dancing and boxing have always been part of my life until I discovered yoga in Brazil back in 2013. From there I started practicing yoga which soon became a real passion. Ending up in San Diego, after traveling around the world for 2 years, my heart yearned for more yoga. It has surpassed just a form of exercise for me, it has become a way of life, not only consisting of feeding her mind and soul, accepting changes, and finding the best version of myself in order to help others, but most of all being able to offer genuine smiles and happiness to everyone who crosses my path.”
ELISE #Bikram #Vinyasa #Yin #Calisthenics
“Over the last decade I have travelled across the globe teaching classes, workshops and retreats in Bikram, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin as well as Calisthenics (bodyweight training) and Animal Flow. My passion for a broad range of movement comes from a real belief in the benefits not only physically but mentally and how these two elements are continually enhanced through the practice of movement and breath work.”
ILARIA #Ashtanga #Vinyasa #YogaSculpt
“I discovered yoga after more than 20 years of practicing ballet and modern dance and several years teaching it. Yoga filled the void that ballet left behind. At the beginning, I was attracted by the fast-paced, dynamic and creative practice of Vinyasa, and only later I realised the benefits of breathing ad meditation on my body and mind and the discipline required for Ashtanga. I’ve always been fascinated by movement in any shape and form, from pilates to functional training and I’ve always practiced several sports. I love learning and growing and sharing my passion and what I’ve learned with others.”
IOANA #Iyengar #Vinyasa #Yin #Meditation
“I got in touch with yoga as a child. Over the past 3 decades I had the good fortune to study extensively with some of the world’s most respected yoga masters in traditional 1 on 1 guru-student setting.
After years of exploring many different lineages, these 4 yoga styles define my teaching: Iyengar, for its alignment techniques, Asthanga for the sequencing method, Desikachar’s Viniyoga for its restorative and therapeutic approach, as well as Yin Yoga, mainly after Paul Grilley.
I am honored to call some of the world’s most skilled teachers as my personal friends, who keep supporting me in a very generous way in my journey trough life. Among them are Senior Iyengar teachers Patricia Walden, Judith Hanson Lasater, Ashtangis David Swenson, Doug Swenson or direct disciples of Krishnamacharya, Mark Whitwell and Srivatsa Ramaswami. Specially close mentors are Annie Carpenter, Chad Hamrin, Cyndi Lee, yoga pioneers Bryan Kest (founder of Poweryoga) and the late Larry Schultz (founder of Rocketyoga).
You find the essence of all this knowledge acquired over the past 25 years of teaching experience within smartly sequenced classes, be it Vinyasa, traditional Hatha, Poweryoga or Yin Yoga.
In all classes you will be guided deeply into the postures and given very precise alignment cues that help you evolve in your practice. My classes remain loyal to authentic yoga but are always spiked with a twist and infused, an intensive workout spiked with charismatic humour.”
ISA #FierceGrace #Hatha
“I discovered Ashtanga while recovering from a watersports injury in 2009. I quickly found that Yoga led me to the balance, strength and flexibility I needed and began a regular Bikram practice. Later, through Fierce Grace®, I found the teacher training that fitted my personal preferences: Combining Ashtanga, Power and Bikram yoga.”
JACKIE #FierceGrace #Bikram
“To me, yoga has brought about self-discovery, transformation and courage to face the unknowns. I am fascinated and constantly learning about the mind, body, spirit connection and how yoga not only sparks our connection to ourselves, but also with others. I discovered a beautiful community at Yoga Flame and with a desire to deepen my knowledge and practice, I pursued the yoga teacher training at Fierce Grace in London, which is rooted in Bikram, Ashtanga and Iyengar, and emphasizes on modifications for people with injuries. My classes are open to all who welcome a healthy challenge. I want to encourage students to explore, to breath, to feel free in the moment and to discover their own expression of their practice.”
JOANNA #Iyengar #Ashtanga #Jivamukti
“When it comes to teaching, practically only by my voice you will be guided, yet also with my heart, that I pour into every class. Learn to turn your attention in with clear vocals cues, which helps focusing the gaze. Every breath is counted so you can synchronise it with movement. At times, I will invite you to find a deeper expression of the pose by adjusting you with my hands.
For me, it’s all about doing the inner work, paying attention to small details, slowing down which allows you to become strong, whilst all the same, never completely stilling the movement. Listening carefully, polishing and minimising movements, being present in every inch of the body, with every breath, in order to carve the mind and the soul. Step by step learn to discover a calmer, freer, better version of yourself.”
JUDY #Ashtanga #Vinyasa #MandalaFlow #Bikram
Judy’s yoga journey began in 2003 as a means to find a balance between work and busy family life. For Judy, yoga practice is a lighthouse that guides her in the understanding of the physical/energetic body, and the connection with the mind/spiritual self. Judy’s practice has been a mixed of Ashtanga, Hatha, Bikram, Power, and Vinyasa Yoga. Her teaching is based on the influences of these different styles. Judy’s classes are vigorous yet fun, with a focus on alignment and core by providing students with modifications that are mindful of each individual’s level. She is passionate about expanding practitioners’ knowledge of their bodies through strength and flexibility building techniques. Judy had completed her 500-hours Teacher’s Training Certificate from YogaWorks New York in 2004, and Prenatal Yoga Training Certificate in 2005 (part of Yoga Alliance network).
JULIEN #Hatha #Vinyasa #Ashtanga #Rocket
“When I discovered yoga with a few dogs, heads down and crows later, I discovered that the practice of these postures was good for my body, but also for my restless temperament, and thus for the people around me. In my practice as in my teaching, I favor a “functional” approach, respectful of the specificities of each. And, it seems, I use a lot of onomatopoeia to explain certain actions required in asanas (all better known as “yoga-tac-tac”)… Curious, enthusiastic, I like to share my love for this practice that has brought me so much.”
Kara #Bikram #Barkan #Rocket #Yin
“I first wandered into a Bikram studio in Chicago completely by accident, but it was love at first class after the instructor persuaded me to stay. Daily practice soon became my path to physical, emotional and mental transformation. Yoga truly is for everyone, and I welcome all opportunities to attest to its healing power.”
KATE #Barkan #Bikram
“I love practicing yoga, and teaching it, because of the wonderful physical and mental benefits I experience with every single class. For me that means healthier spine, knees, and hips, and a calmer and happier mind! There is something for everyone in yoga, and I love learning about the benefits of the postures and sharing them with my students.”
KARIM #Vinyasa #Bakhti
“I could tell you that since I began practicing yoga, I feel more zen, focused and generally more calm, but the truth is that yoga is also super fun! Yoga is full of small challenges, physical and mental, that we overcome day after day resulting in moments of bliss. I like to keep the yoga I teach playful and fun.”
LUDMILA #Vinyasa #Yin #SubtleEnergy
“I believe that finding balance in all aspects of life is one of the most incredible journeys and it’s my mission to guide you on your own journey, from developing strength through a strong yang practice to discovering the deepest parts of yourself through an intimate yin practice. Coming to the mat with an open heart and mind allows me to find that balance and constantly transform my life.”
MAËLLE #Barkan #HotYoga
“My passion for yoga goes back many years. After the birth of my son, it was strengthened further by my regular morning practice. As a working mom, I found those quiet moments essential to help me handle daily stress. I resolved to become a certified yoga teacher and completed my training in 2016. Deeply involved in Hot Yoga, I continued my education as a teacher with Jimmy Barkan in Florida, in the fall of 2018.
I find joy in sharing my knowledge and experience and I strive to nurture a positive and dynamic atmosphere in my classes, so others can also find fulfilment through yoga.
I love traveling, especially in Asia, every year, for a relaxing family time and looking for an energizing yoga practice.”
MAEVA #Vinyasa #Yin
“I have been mesmerized by the forever depth of the Yoga teachings I keep on discovering. Yoga brings immense warmth and a sense of rooting in my entire being. I fell in love with Yoga in 2003, and started teaching Yoga since 2009. I love facilitating Hatha Yoga Flow & Yin Yoga classes. Truly passionate about the (inner) explorations of our human nature, I love nurturing the yoga values around care – caring for each other as well as self-care. I try to embody those values in my daily life as a public health professional in low income countries as well as in my yoga classes as a Yoga teacher.”
MARIA #Ashtanga #Vinyasa
“Since I was a child, I have always enjoyed various kinds of sports and at the beginning yoga was just the next physical challenge. I began practicing yoga 14 years ago, primarily Ashtanga. I find that yoga not only makes me stronger physically and mentally but helps me be more focused and balances the different aspects of my busy life. Above all, yoga for me is just a joy and I feel truly blessed and honored to be able to share this joy with you. A day with yoga is a happy day.”
MARIT #Barkan #Bikram #HotYoga
Marit began her yoga practice while living in New York and working as an executive in advertising. Originally a method to reduce stress and sweat out the toxins of the city, she fell in love with Hot Yoga. In the summer of 2012, she completed her first training with Jimmy Barkan and today is considered one of his most senior teachers in Europe. She follows his approach that: “Yoga is not about the pose, it’s about the body.” Marit offers hands on adjustments specific to the alignment of the individual. Her classes are challenging, yet healing, and with any luck a lot of fun.
MARIUS #Vinyasa #HotYoga
“I started my yoga practice willing to sculpt my body; a ver superficial desire then. Over time, I found my time spent on the mat much more fruitful. Not only did I improve, but I also finally devoted myself to this person within, learning to discover myself through the development of more determination, self-acceptance, trust and humility. That’s what pushed me to become a Hot Yoga teacher in 2016 and then expand my knowledge to the practices of Flow and Yin. I want my students to express more acceptance towards themselves and their body, more respect and more self-love, all of this with the slow and steady rhythm of Flow or on the contrary, with the calm and introspective waves of deep opening poses. And all this in a relaxed atmosphere of course! Happiness is not a fruit that we must pick; it is a light that we generate and with which we can then enlighten others, with love and empathy.”
MELANIA #Barkan #Pilates
“My journey in mindful movement started in 2006, when I received my first certification in the pilates method. I then re-certified with Power Pilates in 2007, travelled and studied extensively to learn from master teachers in the US and operated a fully-equipped studio for 12 years.
A few years ago, I discovered yoga and… I was hooked! I took my yoga journey further by certifying in The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga (200h), The Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa (300h) and with the YogaBody Teachers’ College (200h).
A competitive swimmer in my youth, I still train and compete in masters swimming.
I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for the benefits of pilates and yoga, and contributing to the achievement of your well-being goals.”
MARI #Pilates #Vinyasa
“I was lucky enough to discover early on that feel-good energy that comes from moving my body. Allowing myself to experience various sports, discovering fitness, ballet, dance and yoga throughout my life, I’ve found my passion in sharing those moments of excitement, pushing ourselves out of comfort zone, realizing our potential and having fun in the process. My class is a combination of everything I’ve learned, and I continue to explore what our amazing bodies can do for us – not forgetting to bring in some awesome tunes to keep you motivated and working harder.”
NADIA #Ashtanga #Vinyasa
“In my teaching practice I present the original way of doing Yoga how it was introduced to my teacher by Krishnamacharya, following the tradition, adapting the practice to the individual, and doing whatever is reasonable and beneficial to the student. My aim as a teacher is to supply Ashtanga Yoga practitioners with the guidances they need to practice this discipline effectively and safely.”
NEIL #Barkan #Mindfulness
“I first discovered hot yoga in Winnipeg (a.k.a. ‘Winterpeg’), Canada before my sense of adventure brought me to Switzerland. I am passionate about hot yoga and I completed my teacher training with Jimmy Barkan in Melbourne, Australia. I love to share my energy and passion for yoga (and Sanskrit!) with my students. I am also a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as defined by the UC San Diego – Center for Mindfulness.”
PASCAL #Vinyasa #Nidra
“I see Yoga as a set of disciplines that can benefit us all and be adopted by anyone. It is a fascinating world which echoes universally, and one which I enjoy sharing with my students. I really like the energy that revolves around the yoga community.”
Patricia #Pilates #Hot
“Passionate about movement, I discovered Pilates after several injuries during my dance career. A perfect balance between body and mind. Exceeding our limits by simply listening to our body. Self-control in harmony with breathing to become stronger physically and mentally. An inevitable transformation becomes a real revelation. A learning for life!”
PAULINA #Yin #Restorative
“I discovered yoga while recovering from knee injury in 2008. It’s been a beautiful journey to discover that yoga not only helped me to strength the muscles to protect the knee, but the regular practice also became a new foundation to trust myself more, shift the perspective and with time let go of what didn’t serve me anymore. My intention is to share the energy that this practice brings and to ensure that everyone can benefit from yoga, finding peace and self-understanding within in the safe and welcoming space. The experience as massage therapist and bodyworker helps me understand the physical and energy body and assist the students toward more focused practice.”
“It’s in the Scandinavian cold that I first discovered Bikram yoga, and have been addicted ever since! I have been practicing Power and Vinyasa yoga for more than 10 years, however it was my discovery of Hot Yoga 6 years ago that has been a complete revelation! My biggest motivation is to share the energy that this practice brings and to ensure that everyone can realise its benefits, both mental and physical.”
Raffaella #Bikram #Vinyasa
“”Yoga came into my life when I decided to live in my van and go live on the road, to the unknown.
It was a series of synchronicities, it was crazy.
I was influenced by many teachers from Spain to Italy via France, they allowed me to open this door and move on finding myself on the mat. Practicing every day allowed me to (re)connect to myself, evolve physically but also mentally.
The quality and the hygiene of life that it brings is really interesting
So are you ready, are we going?”
TIMEA #Bikram #Vinyasa
“I walked into a Bikram yoga studio on a beautiful summer day in 2008, my first yoga class ever.
I was hooked immediately, yes, it was life changing and inspiring me to take Bikram’s Teacher’s Training, but not only that, trying and immersing in other yoga practices, ashtanga vinyasa and yin yoga teacher trainings were the next steps on the way.
Till this very day, teaching and continuing to learn about myself through the practice is fundamental part of my life.
Come, let’s meet in the yoga room, Namaste !”
VALENTINE #Power #Vinyasa #Forrest
“I discovered yoga while I was looking for a better work-life balance. Immediately seduced by the physical benefits, I quickly felt that yoga had much more to offer and it is by deepening my practice, over the years, that the desire to share my passion has become ever more present. Trained with Ana Forrest, creator of Forrest Yoga, I am currently the only active teacher of Forrest Yoga in the Lausanne region. More than goals, they are dreams and three simple values - love, kindness and compassion – that guide my journey. My greatest pleasure is to be able to share with authenticity, what I learn daily through yoga.”