We propose a transformative yoga teacher training aimed at deepening your yoga asanas, meditation and pranayama practice, finding your voice as a teacher to transmit and share, discovering the philosophy and history of yoga.
Two international yoga teachers, we are bringing together our experiences to help you become independent and open minded instructors.
This training will enable you to teach in English and French.
Join us for a multidisciplinary journey into the practices of yoga, in a small group of highly motivated students.
The training will take place during 7 week ends in Geneva, followed by a 4 days week end in the countryside.
200 hours certified by Yoga alliance.
Zeynep (ERYT-500) has been teaching yoga since 2006 and training yoga teachers since 2013. She has published a yoga DVD in Turkey with the leading yoga studio Cihangir Yoga in 2013.
To get a preview of her style you can watch her online yoga classes in English on yogaanytime.com, or her Turkish classes on her Youtube channel, Zeynep Celen Yoga.
She has trained/assisted extensively with the world renowned Erich Schiffmann in the style of Freedom Style Vinyasa and has translated his book into Turkish. Besides yoga, she has recently finished her masters in Neuroscience at University of Geneva and will be going on to do a PhD in the same field.
In her classes and trainings she integrates her knowledge of neuroscience into the teaching.
She teaches hatha flow inspired by freedom style yoga. Her classes aim to raise proprioceptive awareness and perception, while strengthening and flexing the body.
Claire (E-RYT-500) has been teaching full time since 2014.
She teaches mainly in Carouge, Switzerland, and gives workshops in Swizerland and France regularly.
To get a preview of her style you can watch her online yoga classes in English on Gatheryoga, or in French on her Youtube channel Claire Lalande.
She has trained with teachers such as Sanjeev Bahnot, Shiva Rea, Simon Park, Louka Leppard and Leslie Kaminoff.
As a former Engineer in physics, she brings a scientific mind to her teachings.
She believes that yoga can be joyful, inclusive and accessible to everyone.
She teaches a creative Vinyasa yoga aimed at exploring asanas and meditation through movement.
She likes to teach playful classes where everyone can explore and go beyond their comfort zone in a safe way.
History of yoga
Emmanuel has been teaching yoga since 2019 after completing Claire and Zeynep’s first teacher training. While in training, he became infatuated with yoga philosophy and history in general. The question he kept asking himself and which sparked this interest was “why learn about the sutras if we mostly teach asanas to our students?” The Pandora box was opened, and after following online courses with the Oxford Centre for Hindu studies, listening to a lot of podcasts and reading a bunch of books on the topic, more question had arisen and many answers were both fascinating and unsettling. Emmanuel will be more than delighted to share with you his thoughts on the topic.
When he’s not talking about the history of yoga, he teaches economics classes at various universities in Geneva and also co-organizes the “jazz sur la plage festival” in Hermance.
After years of dancing and after passing my diploma in History of Art at La Sorbonne, I discovered Yoga in Los Angeles in 2002 where I learnt a lot before coming back to France. It was a revelation and became, little by little, essential in my life. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease of the liver (CBP) and after working in production, public relations and communication in the cinema area, I decided to teach yoga. It was a life-saving decision of transmission of what what good for me.
Founder of Riviera yoga studio in Nice (France) in 2014, my classes reflect experiences and are born from all the yoga practices I studied: Ashtanga , Vinyasa, Hatha, LiquidFlow, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
During my (french and english) classes, we work on alignement, anchoring to lengthen more, strengthen and find space. I wish to honore the breath, our inner music and our ability to discover our deep Self. The breath is the fundamental union between our physical and subtle body.
I believe yoga has a beneficial effect on our parasympathetic system. It releases tensions, calms, and cleans the body. We become aware of our breath (our vital energy) and our body; thanks to yoga, we can find a certain balance and an inside and outside wellness. I always add a hint of poesy, lightness and humour during practice. Let's not take ourselves too seriously!
After succeeding in one of the most prestigious French business school, Cécile decided to quit a promising career in marketing to share what she thought to have a profound meaning: Yoga.
Her passion led her to cross the world to study with the most renowned teachers (Biff Mithoefer, Bernie Clark, Judith Lasater and Shiva Rea). Cécile is 500 -RYT certified (in Ashtanga and Prana Flow (Vinyasa Yoga). She is also certified in Yin and Restorative Yoga. Since 2005 she loves to transmit a yoga that fits each individual properly, respecting one’s own body and nourishing the mind.
Cécile offers workshops, retreats and teacher trainings (in Yin Yoga) in France and around the world.
She just released the first book on Yin Yoga in French « Yin Yoga, Lâcher-Prise-Méditation-Simplicité » (Ed. First)
And more surprises to come.....
You will be learning how to:
Practice and teach the basic pranayama, kriya & meditation techniques
Practice and teach major yoga asanas and variations
Safely and mindfully give hands on adjustments
You will know how to:
Design a yoga class
Guide students safely in and out of asanas
Find your unique voice as a yoga teacher
You will learn about:
History of Yoga
Anatomy and physiology
You will learn the logic behind asanas and sequencing and you will be able create your own classes independently.
By the end of the training you will be equipped to freely pursue your own path as a yogi.ni and to effectively share it with your students.
"Le teacher training de Claire et Zeynep est incroyablement enrichissant. Avoir deux enseignantes expérimentées apporte une ouverture d'esprit bienveillante et nécessaire pour trouver son propre style d'enseignement. Leur deux styles d'enseignement et de personnalité sont très complémentaires et s'inscrivent dans un cadre commun. Les séquences créatives de Claire, sa pratique inspirante et joyeuse se mêle parfaitement avec la pratique de Zeynep qui apprends à diriger l'attention vers l'intérieur pour trouver son inspiration. Elle à une compréhension profonde de la philosophe du yoga et l'enseigne avec expérience transmettant facilement des concepts difficiles à saisir. Une autre richesse de cette formation provient probablement du cursus scientifique des deux enseignantes (physique et neurosciences). On trouve de la rigueur dans la recherche des sources de la documentation proposée, l'humilité sur les sujets où peu de choses sont connues et la créativité quotidienne nécessaire pour rendre un enseignement marquant. Les thèmes abordés pendant la formation donnent de solides bases théoriques et pratiques. L'enseignement est donné de telle manière à favoriser l'approfondissement de certains aspects chers à l'étudiant. De la création de séquences à la philosophie du yoga, de l'approfondissement de sa pratique à l'enseignement de cours et d'ateliers, mais aussi comment rendre ses cours inclusifs, l'éthique professionnelle et la communication sont quelques-uns des sujets abordés permettant d'enseigner avec confiance. Je les remercie chaleureusement d'avoir transmis leur savoir avec cette énergie joyeuse qui les caractérise toutes les deux."
" I can warmly recommend this program. Claire and Zeynep are clearly seasoned teachers, and overall, their styles beautifully complement each other. They handle all aspects of the training with dedication and professionalism. Claire leads inspired Vinyasa Flow sequences. She is very deliberate and prepared, yet playful in her teaching. Zeynep's Hatha Flow classes ask students to turn inwards and listen, and practice from within. Zeynep has a profound understanding of yogic philosophy, and taught it from a place of experience and wisdom, conveying hard-to-grasp concepts with ease. By the end of the training, they had built a beautifully supportive and inclusive community of new yoga teachers. I am very pleased to have chosen this program. Thank you!"
Feb - May 2023 session:
Out of Geneva (France):
*Travel and housing costs not covered
Cost and conditions
18 students maximum
4300 CHF full price
3900 CHF early bird (until Oct 1st 2022 - flexible date, please let us know if this date is a problem)
3500 CHF students
2 sponsored spots*
*We believe that yoga should not be an exclusive domain. We want our teacher training to be accessible to everyone. If you are interested in a sponsored spot, send us a message!!
To save your spot, you will have to pay a deposit of 800 CHF
200 CHF non refundable (admin fees)
800 CHF non refundable after November 1st
1200 CHF non refundable after December 1st
Full price non refundable after January 1st
Lesvos Yoga Teacher Training
A donation based Yoga teacher training, for refugees, volunteers and locals, organised with Yoga and Sports for Refugees.
August 19 - 30 & September 17 - October 1
Click on the image to download details & how to apply!
You can also support us through our crowdfunding campaign, in association with Lesvos Solidarity: Here
You are a Yoga teacher and you wish to boost your teaching?
I offer a program to guide you during two months. Together, we will take time to review your strengths, to define your dreams, to find your center and to kick start your new adventures.
Two months to dream big and give life to your dreams, to prepare and go further.
During these two months, I will:
* Have a first chat with you to get to know you
* Come to one of your class
* We will define objectives, identify your strengths and plan for the future.
* We will prepare our program.
One session every other week, in person or on Skype, to review
Depending on our objectives:
A final assessment (in class or other)
A final talk to conclude
Adjustments during class
Inclusion in class
How to make a living
Grow in your personal asana and meditation practice
To have a yoga teacher certificate
To be 100% motivated
600 CHF - 520 EUR