To be or not to be faithful to one yoga school

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in Articles | 11 comments

So its a real great question isn’it? Why? Such as lot of students I started to practice in a strict way:  Iyengar way, far be it for me to criticize the Rolls-Royce of Yoga for most of practioners. I would have been keep doing if I had not moved house to Bangkok and if I had not had any accident.

So finally I tried another kinds of Yoga and different ways of teaching, different teachers a very good ones or sometimes absolutely not suitable for me, but each time I learned more and more about me and my body,  somehow I grew up but I kept more yearnings, you know that you feel smothing deep down inside of you but unable to put words in it ?

I was looking for something more but what?  During all this time only the Iyengar words an method still have an echo inside my mind and now I have to admit it was a curse not a privilege, I explain, I want not hurt the Iyengar fans, I fell for it because I was empty not enough experience believing it was the only good way for me, and suddenly like a miracle, my mind was ready to learn by himself, I was at least ready  for another experience without any comparaison just open my mind and body, as for me Is fulfilling to experiment more classes different approachs different words , some words suddenly open doors in you mind and your body reacts in the best .As for me I decided to have more knowledge to no close the door for others , the point is to know yourself to be able to make the difference between the wrong and good way for you, to share with the teacher your own experience and talk about your issue, even you’re already a teacher, you must keep learning and trust yourself enough to enjoy the shearing moment and feelings, to come back at your place happier than ever, more quiet than ever .

As for me at last I found my way , teaching it’s the best  I’ve never did in my life, help others sharing my Yoga’s love, to back people when they need , I am grateful for that for all teachers I met and I should met again and again, Thanks all Cora Wen, Faec Biria, Paddy McGrath, Prasad Rangnekar, Jimmy, Sattit,  Sebastian Pucelle, Sarah Powers, Gaelle Cosnuau  and lately Cayetana with Rainbow kids Yoga, and above all Giky Jolly (without whom I would not have been a Yoga teacher ), sorry for those I cannot remember your names, but each one of these shapes my own yoga’s mind. And made me the teacher I am right now.

So open your mind and experiment without jump to conclusion!



  1. Je n’habite pas Paris mais je suis arrivee sur votre site via Facebook , j’ai decouvert le yoga en Asie plus exactement en Chine ou j’ai pratique pendant 3 ans et puis cet ete nous sommes rentres en France (sud de la France) et j’aimerais devenir professeur de yoga, avez vous des conseils a donner au niveau des ecoles ? merci de m’avoir lu et merci belle et douce soiree.

    • Bonsoir Sandrine,

      Désolée pour ma réponse très tardive. Je suis heureuse d’apprendre que vous ayez connu le yoga en Chine. Vous souhaitez devenir professeur de yoga et c’est vraiment la plus belle chose qui soit de pouvoir diffuser sa passion, la transmettre, tout en restant toute sa vie une élève, le Yoga est sans fin.
      Pour l’école de yoga, tout dépend si vous êtes en France pour une durée indéterminée ou juste de passage, de votre motivation, de votre âge ? Un diplôme français ne sera pas reconnu à l’étranger c’est l’exception française …, quel type de yoga faisiez vous, quelle école ? vous pouvez vous adresser à ou ou si vous avez un centre Iyengar près de chez vous.
      Devenir professeur de yoga est exigeant, une pratique personnelle quotidienne, les lectures philosophiques , l’apprentissage du sanskrit est le bienvenu , se former constamment, mais tout cela est fascinant , personnellement je ne m’en lasse pas bien au contraire, mes yeux s’ouvrent chaque jour plus!!
      Il y a beaucoup d’écoles, je ne peux vous recommander une au détriment d’une autre c’est un choix individuel personnel, un ressenti intérieur, certaines écoles les formations se font sur 3 ou 4 ans à raison de week-ends ou d’autres se font sur des périodes bloquées de pratique intense en immersion sur 2 ou 3 mois à raison de 8 heures par jour, pas de distractions extérieures ainsi, tout dépend de votre temps, si vous travaillez ou non, de votre vie actuelle.
      Je vous souhaite de vous réaliser, tenez moi informée si vous le souhaitez cela me ferait plaisir
      Namaste, Christine

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    • John, many thanks for your comments, glad you love it, it’s only my thoughts according my little yogini life!! Take a good care of yourself, Namaste, Christine

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