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Carole Wavy/Fit Flow, Hot Yoga

“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.”

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Daniela Hot Pilates, Energize Flow

“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.”

Dani Bikram

“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 !

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ISA Fierce Grace

“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.”

Kate Hot Series | 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.”

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Karim Vinyasa Flow

« Je pourrais vous dire que depuis que je pratique le yoga, je me sens plus zen et plus centré, mais la vérité c’est que le yoga c’est aussi super fun! Il y a plein de petits défis, aussi bien d’ordre physique que mental, que l’on surmonte jour après jour et qui nous emmènent à des moments extatiques. J’aime transmettre cette pratique en gardant un côté ludique. »

Ludmila Gentle/Soul Flow & Yin

“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.”

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Marius Vinyasa Flow

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.

Marit Barkan

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.

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Nat Rocket, Ashtanga, Yin & Restorative

“My teaching style is creative, spiritual and empowering. I adjust from a perspective of function over form and I instruct based on a belief of freedom within alignment. My purpose as a yoga instructor is to create a safe, supportive and fun environment for all practitioners and encourage them to play with the sensations in their bodies and minds throughout the practice so as to experience the magic that yoga has to offer in all its forms..”

Neil Barkan

“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.”

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Pascal Vinyasa Flow

“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.”

Raffaella Bikram

“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.”

 

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Raquel Yin

“Nature lover and world traveler, I started contemporary dance at an early age and later realised the power and influence of Yoga. Beyond the physical, Yoga and its philosophy has totally changed my life, helping me to trust myself and giving me a joy that I love to share with my students.”

Sophie Hot Series | Barkan

“Sharing my passion, accompanying others in their inner quest is a real pleasure and a personal discovery every day. I share my passion also with children and on Lake Leman where I give SupYoga classes during the summer. Of smiling and cheerful nature, I will bring you a dynamic course!”

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Valentine Forrest Yoga

Valentine discovered yoga over 10 years ago while searching for a better work-life balance. Immediately hooked on the physical benefits, her heart sensed there was more to it and in parallel of deepening her own practice, she starter to nourish a growing desire to share my passion.
Her journey lead her to her to complete a 200-H Yoga Alliance registered teacher training with Ana Forrest and currently is the only active Forrest Yoga teacher in the Lausanne area. Beyond goals my path in life is driven by dreams and my actions are built on a bedrock of love, wisdom, and compassion. My biggest joy is being able to share the very best of what I’m living and learning through yoga, keeping it real and honest as I go.

 

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