We have here a large studio with space to move around, but also a small physiotherapy clinic that provides privacy and tranquillity.
Born in Geneva and a French native speaker, I am also fluent in English and Swedish.
And I have a working knowledge of Swiss German, Spanish and Italian, too!
After four years in the world of dance, I moved from an artistic feeling for the body to the scientific understanding of the body. The Geneva School of Physiotherapy equipped me for a successful professional life.
Thank you to the teachers who are reading this and to those who have departed too soon; thank you, too, to the Physio-Geneva-1917-2017 association. Together they continue to provide everyone with a top-quality service.
Certified in 1987, I worked for four years in hospital settings, with one year in Sweden, and then for three years in private clinics before setting up my own clinic in Rue de Lyon (in 1995).
Trained in Global Postural Re-education® (GPR®), that's the method I use most.
I love yoga because it allows me to bring dance and physiotherapy together in a sort of synthesis but with an energy that goes further.
As a student of yoga I have completed teacher training but I never imagined I would teach it myself!
As soon as I finished my basic training, it proved impossible to turn down the constant requests for courses.
Since then I have shared as a teacher - and I am delighted to do so!
Each year, part of the proceeds from my yoga courses is put back into the Camarada association.
My teachers have drawn from ancient traditions, linking them with recent scientific discoveries.
Annie Carpenter: Smart Flow yoga®
(300+ hours since 2012)
Saul David Raye: Ritam Healing Arts® for Thai Yoga Massage
(200 hours since 2012)
Micheline Pierrette Berry: LiquidÀsana®
(200 hours in 2016)
Other teachers, assistants and students continue to inspire me.
Instruction carries on because we are all students!
In fact, since ancient times yoga has been handed down in an uninterrupted chain from master to disciple. There is no master who did not themselves have a master. So we are not a lineage of masters or gurus, but a lineage of students and seekers!
That's the first of 195 sayings or Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali.
"Now (Atha), Yoga will be taught to you (shâsanam) as it has been handed down in an uninterrupted way (anu)".
Or, as Ravi Ravindra has translated it: "Here, now is the teaching of yoga."