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.
Georgia believes it is not for the chosen few to love what they do, but that everyone should love their work and never feel they have to sacrifice another area of their life to achieve it. She is obsessed with helping people launch a new venture, develop professionally or find that balance in life. As a life coach and business coach, she aims to help you bring your dreams to fruition, to help you design and build the life you love.
As a physiotherapist, pilates and yoga instructor, Penney also specializes in NLP, EFT and Matrix Reimprinting so she prefers to combine both physical and mind training. She has created the Megginson Method: a comprehensive system including mind training, nutrition and workout program to maximize your potential.For Inspire, Penney will be hosting an interactive workshop "Mind Over Matter" where you can practice anchoring & visualization tools along with a few surprise techniques to instantly bring more calm, less stress and better sleep and increase your performance in sport, work, and life.
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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 is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Transformational Life Coach, specialised in Women’s Self Care. She has taught in Valais and the Caribbean as well as Brazil. In her one-to-one coaching work, she uses a holistic approach including all aspects of body, mind and soul and integrates elements of yoga, as she believes its therapeutic healing power. Anita describes herself a world nomad and incorporates experiences, encounters and newly learned from different cultures into her practice and work.