Yoga crossed Jean’s path when he injured himself while practising Capoeira. On the road to recovery, he discovered the therapeutic aspect of Yoga and eventually managed to heal his long standing injury. When he realised that there was more to Yoga than just a physical practice, he decided to study the philosophical aspect of the practice. His curious nature and his desire to understand the world around him, led him to leave the UK to go traveling for a year. His first destination was, of course, India where he travelled for several months and eventually trained as a Yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance (500h).
After a short trip to Nepal, he continued on his path and trained in Traditional Thai Massage at the International Massage School in Chiang Mai: ITM. On his return to Europe, he decided to teach Yoga in order to share the many benefits of the practice. He teaches a style of Yoga which caters for the needs and ability of his students. He sees each practice is an inner journey of self-exploration through asanas (postures), meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises) which leads to a deeper understanding of one’s inner world.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies at Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK).
- Counselling Skills Certificate at Tynemet College (North Tyneside, UK).
- Yoga Teacher Training (200h) at Patanjali International Foundation (Rishikesh, India).
- Yoga Teacher Training (300h) at Kailash tribal School (McLoed Ganj, India).
- Traditional Thai Massage Certificate at the International Thai Massage School (Chiang Mai, Thailand).
- Yoga Therapy training (Marc Beuvain).
- Teaching Methodology Training (Marc Beuvain).
- Ayurvedic Massage Therapy certificate with Yoga and Ayurveda Health.
- Currently studying Yoga Philosophy at the Oxford Center for Hindu Studies (Oxford University, UK).