Svetlana’s fun teaching style is the result of many years of personal training and teaching in yoga, pilates, classical ballet, wushu, taiji, dance, massage, Tibetan buddhist meditation, and observing thousands of clients. Her classes are always unique and adapted to the yogis, their needs, level and abilities. Her main intention is to fine tune the body-mind of every individual, to inspire others to be creators of their own lives, able to direct awareness and energy. Svetlana believes that everyone has an immense potential for growth, transformation and creativity and she is very humbled to guide her clients on that path through the means of physical hatha yoga practice and meditation.
Born in a Hindu Brahmin family in Northeast India, Tapashi was introduced to asanas very early by her father, and the wisdom of ancient Hindu philosophies by her mother. Such ancestral wisdom has brought her a deep understanding of the subtleties of oriental philosophy and the connections between body, mind and spirit. Fascinated by ancient healing techniques, she is passionate about re-introducing this wisdom to the contemporary world. Tapashi teaches meditation, mantra chanting and asanas. Her style of teaching is a blend of traditional hatha yoga with tai-chi influences. She believes that 'Yoga' cannot be taught, it can only be experienced, and her classes aim to make this experience accessible to the modern body-mind.
Annie is originally from Verbier, she has traveled around the world to grow her personal yoga practice and deepen her knowledge of yoga philosophy over the last 10 years. Annie’s vision is to embody the teachings of yoga from beyond the mat to everyday life. She strives to create a positive, light and fun environment for you to practice, as her ultimate goal is to help you seek peace and contentment through yoga.
David began his journey in 1993, first with Buddhism and Vipassana meditation and then with Hatha Yoga and the four great classical paths of Yoga: Karma, Bhakti, Raja Jnana. In 1994 he obtained his first yoga teacher degree at the Sivananda Ashram in Canada. His classes are a mixture of traditional Hatha with some techniques from Ashtanga Yoga. At Inspire, David will be leading a variety of classes from meditation to mantra chanting.
Milly came to yoga, like many, with a fitness perspective, but was immediately struck by the transformative qualities both on and off the mat. With 550hrs of qualifications in different styles, including Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Yin, Milly hopes to spread her passion for yoga, and the amazing benefits that it has both physically and mentally. Her teaching is creative and uplifting and her morning classes at Inspire Yoga Festival will help to heal, cleanse and detoxify the mind, whilst challenging the entire body and building both strength and flexibility.
It all started with a thirst to live life differently, with a desire to be free from conditioning. Already living in a community at 16 years old, it was only a year later that the road to India was taken to discover Mother Earth and her mysteries. The sages, the philosophy, the rituals as well as the cuisine of the sub-continent were instantly intoxicating, a few more journeys and the mystical practice of Yoga was approached. From her 20s, the foot was on the mat and did not come off. During this decade it was the practice of Iyengar, then the whole of her thirties and still to this day Ashtanga rhythms the days. Also trained in Jivamukti, Joanna’s 12 years of teaching are borrowed from these three practices. Her classes are fluid with an emphasis on alignment, influenced by philosophy, but also sometimes, if not frequently, from British humour.
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Blanche embarked on her journey along the sacred path when she was very young. She left home at 18, deciding to hit the road, follow the flow of life and travel the world. Her life motif was to learn about each country, religion, ancestral custom, language, music, ancestral medicine and more… She met a lot of teachers on her travels and has dedicated the past 20 years of her life to yoga and wellbeing. She has studied different Hatha Yoga lineages all over the world (Ashtanga, Prana Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Jivamukti & Zenthai flow). She is now based in the French Alps, Chamonix, where she has opened her yoga and massage school and organises the annual Chamonix Yoga Festival in July. Her yoga classes are based on fluid movement and follow the seasons regarding chinese medecine.
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Cherries is an avid nature guide since 2007. She can't help it, the natural world has motivated her daily and incorporating it into her outings just "flows naturally" during her walks. She brings participants to experience it in new and original ways. Every outing is a magical blend of surprises and knowledge. Nature is being taken for granted and her passion stems from discovering the beauties and mysteries that are simply right in front of us! Whether it is in the forest, by a lake, with your nose in a flower, up on a rocky ledge - there is a personal experience for everyone! Cherries started Shinrin Yoku, the Japanese art of forest bathing and full consciousness in nature outings as a logical extension of what she loves. These are simply new ways to be accepted into our wonderful universe.
Jonny is a Sound Practitioner recently returned from 10 years living in Asia , fascinated by how sound and vibration can alter a state of consciousness. As a performer and DJ for over 20 years,Jonny has seen first-hand the power that sound can have on individuals and communities. In recent years, his focus has shifted to use sound as a powerful meditative tool to entrain brain states which are well suited to deep meditation, relaxation and achieving higher states of consciousness. He is particularly fond of his hand forged Symphonic Gong whose densely packed resonant overtones vibrate throughout the listeners body to induce Theta brainwaves which calm, rejuvenate and energise.
Anita‘s credo is that we think, feel, and act as we breathe. She is a certified Breath Coach, Clarity Breathwork Facilitator (conscious connected breathwork), Hatha Yoga Teacher (500 RYT), and a Holistic Health Coach. Anita uses a holistic approach including all aspects of body, mind and soul and integrates elements of yoga, as she believes its therapeutic healing power.
Destiny Sophia Is an expressive arts and wellness practitioner, passionate about co-creating a space with you to nurture a greater connection with yourself. She is a trained and experienced creative facilitator, a therapeutic art life coach, a trained E.X.I.T (Expressive Arts in Transition) facilitator, an expressive arts practitioner and a Yoga Body breath coach. She holds a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in psychology - May we all become artisans of our inner knowing. Noona first discovered yoga in 2002, practicing Sivananda, and instantly felt the mental and physical benefits from this practice. The journey evolved towards Ashtanga, Hatha Yoga and then Integral Hatha Yoga in 2011. Noona is a Reiki Master Teacher and is fascinated by the body-mind-movement connection and the interrelation with the subtle energy body. These themes are weaved throughout her work. Along with reiki and yoga, Noona is also a SOMA Breath Instructor. She’ll be drawing on these different elements to bring you the Root Chakra Awakening Experience with Destiny Gagiano.
Originally from the South of France, Cédric has had a musical background since his youth. He met the Tibetan bowls and tuning forks a little over six years ago, the experience transcended him and he decided to be trained by Irene Ernst, a key reference in Sonotherapy in Switzerland. These innate predispositions allow him today to provide vibratory treatments from the teachings of Dr. Trogawa Rinpoche, holder of the lineage of the teachings of Sowa Rigpa.
Emilien Badoux was a freeride world champion when he took up yoga, an art of living passed on by his mother from his teenage years. Today he teaches in Verbier and includes yoga in his coaching of young snowboarders. He is the resident yoga teacher at the W hotel and leads sunrise practice at the top of Mont Fort 3300m every summer. According to Emilien - our only limits are those we set for ourselves.
Passionate about yoga, healing arts and life in all its beauty, Lucie is a certified yoga teacher. She is teaching her “happy yoga” style of vinyasa. She fell in love with Acroyoga five years ago and kept practicing since then. After several trainings and immersions at Acroyoga International school, Lucie started to teach and is now guiding regular classes and workshops.
Before starting to teach cookery ten years ago, Cat worked as Head Chef for McLaren F1 team, ran a restaurant in Liberty of London, worked as Food and Beverage Manager for the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin group, amongst other roles. She has a vast knowledge to share regarding food preparation, flavours and cooking techniques and a beautiful cookery school in the centre of Verbier
Noona is English and has lived in the south of France since 2001. She speaks fluent French. Since leaving England in 1996 on a sailing yacht following a love of the sea, her background has been in yachting via the Caribbean, USA and Mediterranean. This journey has bought her to share her passion for Yoga, breathwork and Reiki and the benefits of these holistic practices.