Geraldine Oliveux

Géraldine Oliveux

I discovered Yoga in 2006 when I was working and living in Nantes. I had a stressful and demanding job (as many of us sadly…). I’ve always been very active, unable to stay in one place, anxious in nature, perfectionist… in a nutshell I needed something to calm that fire and air temper. From the first class, I felt immediately at the right place and stayed there for 6 years. I discovered the asanas, the pranayama, meditation but also a bit of history, philosophy, anatomy and Ayurveda.

After these 6 years of Iyengar and Hatha Yoga style practice, I discovered the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga when I moved to the UK in 2013: second revelation, and I’ve practiced continuously since the first class, coming to Ashtanga Yoga Paris at any possible occasion. The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga satisfies my square, perfectionist and scientific side while calming my very active side. I had always been only a brain from the perception of myself and that of my surroundings: I studied for years to become an engineer in mechanics of materials and structures, then PhD in physics-chemistry and processes of polymers. Yoga has allowed me to realize that I also had a body and the practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation have been precious and necessary to maintain my balance in the environment where I was moving.

I’ve studied the classical texts, among which the most known: Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali. I’ve learnt to know myself, to identify my obstacles and to think about what I really want to achieve in this life. Of course, it also brought me to study Ayurveda and Yoga teaching. These two practices have really helped me to improve my physical and mental well-being.

I completed the 200h teacher training with Linda and Gérald: strengthening my achievements, confirming my desire to teach Ashtanga and meeting beautiful people. And I will not stop there!

The further into these practices and studies, the further away I went from my job as a researcher in aeronautics. However, I’ve found the possibility in Yoga and Ayurveda to apply my scientific knowledge (mechanics, physics and chemistry). And as my brain always needs to learn, I’ve added a few more trainings in the anatomy of movement! I’ve started in particular the program created by Karin Gurtner, based on Tom Myers’ work and the fascial trains (Anatomy Trains): Slings Myofascial Training diploma.

With all these strings to my bow, I’m willing now to share all these principles and their benefits.

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