"SUPPORT PERSONAL GROWTH,
EVOLVE TEACHING METHODS."
of YOGA & MOVEMENT
"Support personal growth, build community, evolve teaching methods."
We are committed to training yoga teachers in the highest attainable standards. These are the three pillars of our mission:
An individual, not a brand name or dogma, is at the center of our work. We believe that in order to discover your true nature, you need to practice mind-body disciplines in a personalised way. That is why we offer yoga courses that embrace complementary yoga styles such as Hatha (asana, pranayama, medittion), Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation, as well as somatics (mind-body methods that emphasize inner experience).
We want to build an inclusive community of practitioners and we pursue charity programs. To support us financially or in kind, please get in touch with us! Our yoga teacher training courses graduates create a community through a blog where they describe their diverse career paths.
We are firmly grounded in evidence-based yoga practice. We constantly innovate to assure 100% experiential learning and to align the ancient traditions of yoga and Thai massage with the latest discoveries of modern science. Our teachers are members of major international organizations for yoga teachers (Yoga Alliance, US), yoga therapists (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and Thai massage therapists (Thai Healing Alliance International). This ensures world-class quality of services and international recognition of our Teacher Training Programs.
The yoga therapy components of our training are based on our non-YAR credential, not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.
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Szymon J., PhD, E-RYT500 - Founder of the school.
"Be yourself, do yoga" is my motto. I believe that in order to discover your true nature, you should practice yoga in a way that is aligned with your personality and needs. I will guide you on that journey, whether you like a dynamic practice which detoxes your body and mind or you prefer to inhabit each posture for longer and achieve meditative stillness. In my classes, I balance physical and subtle aspects of yoga and I combine ancient techniques with modern scientific knowledge.
Szymon has a PhD in Life Sciences from Institut Curie, Paris and 15 years of work experience in the healthcare sector. However, his passion for work with people and for Global Health led him to India. He worked on a volunteering mission co-financed by the French government and a foundation for the advancement of science in developing countries. This project led to several publications in international scientific journals. During that time he also deepened his knowledge and practice of yoga, dance therapy and Thai massage.
He studied in India with several teachers from various traditions for 6 years and over 2000 hours and he obtained diplomas of a yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Thai massage therapist. Szymon has led over 13,000 hours of private and group classes for people with various needs, including the blind and people with mental disability, as well as yoga therapy and prenatal(pregnancy) yoga sessions. His students ranged from yoga lovers and people with health problems to senior managers of multinational corporations looking to cope with stress more effectively. Prior to his stay in India, he practiced various meditation methods for 15 years.
In work with students, Szymon values constant dialogue and adaptation of practices to individual needs. He believes that the practice of yoga and somatic therapy should serve us to connect with our true nature. Szymon is also the main creator of the syllabus of RYT Teacher Training Courses in the school. His scientific background combined with over a decade of meditation practice has enabled him to create a unique program which blends ancient traditions of yoga with cutting-edge scientific discoveries. He believes that all concepts can be learned through experimentation and self-discovery, rather than through memorizing and intellectualizing.
The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my Yoga Therapy Diploma from Aayana Yoga Academy, Bangalore and other studies and internships in clinical psychology not derived from my status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.
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Vinay Jesta, E-RYT500 - Director of International Teacher Training Courses
Yoga is the path that leads you to be a healthier and better version of yourself. Everyone has their calling to practice Yoga and I am here to help them by sharing my knowledge and experience. Through Yoga, one can achieve a healthy body, peaceful mind and redirect their energy inwards for self-study (Svadhyaya). I love Inspiring people to make Yoga a part of their lives with my classes and workshops and courses, and this is what I find most rewarding.
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Vinay is an experienced Yoga teacher (E-RYT500) from India with over 16,000 instruction hours. Growing up in India he had a very easy access to Yoga, as most of the people around him practised some kind of the practice, such as Bhakti, Karma and Jnana Yoga, and not only as asana. Vinay's journey into Yoga began at a very young age as his parents introduced him to the practice, mainly through pranayama and meditation. Yoga was also a part of his school activities, with his first teacher being from the Satyananda tradition. He later continued his journey with teachers from different lineages. He discovered Vinyasa form of Yoga in 2010 as a practice that allows blending the knowledge of alignment with synchronised breathing and movement. To be able to flow with total awareness of alignment requires one to be completely mindful and this is the aspect of Vinyasa practice he loves the most. He did his Teacher Training course in Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga but his quest for knowledge took him to study with various teachers in different parts of India and abroad. Alignment-based Vinyasa Yoga is his true love and his teaching style is often called by students as very “natural” and “playful” because he has been immersed in Yoga since early childhood and has witnessed the multifaceted nature of Yoga which is not dogmatic. Vinay also teaches Yin Yoga to Balance the energetic aspects of Vinyasa Yoga and AcroYoga, he is the only certified Level 2 AcroYoga Teacher from India. Vinay strongly believes that Yoga is for everyone, whether you are a spiritual seeker or a fitness enthusiast what matters the most is the Intention.
In India, he led personal and group classes, as well as mass yoga events (with over 100 participants). He also organized workshops and outstation yoga retreats. You can watch Vinay's yoga videos on our Youtube channel or practice with his videos available on sale.
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"BE YOURSELF, DO YOGA."
Our charity work has been featured by the Give Back Yoga foundation.
Our founder has been involved in various charitable and volunteering yoga projects for several years. He leads yoga classes for people in difficult financial situation and with special-needs populations. Click on each of the icons to the left, to read articles about his work.
Further, graduates of our Teacher Training Courses volunteer with locally chosen, special-needs populations, as a part of their certification process.
We believe in building an inclusive community of yoga practitioners and we reach out to the most disenfranchised populations.
We encourage interested organizations which host such people and also donors to get in touch with us.