Born in France in 1973, these questions arise from an early age: “who am I really?”, And “what have I come here to do?”. I went through my childhood by regularly asking these questions around me, not yet having understood that the answers could only be found within, and that it was up to me to find the way to answer them.
Around the age of 25, feeling a great emptiness in my life, I decided to leave everything behind to travel to Asia and then settle in India where I lived for 20 years.
The 3 paths
The path of the body: the practice of asanas was my first path of awakening. I learned this practice for many years according to several traditions: Ashtanga, Iyengar, Shivananda with different Indian and Western teachers. But it was my meeting with Ansgar Shoeberl that marked a decisive turning point in my practice. He inspired me with his amazing knowledge of the body, and his way to align and open it. His teaching is greatly influenced by Iyengar. He showed me how to become independent in my practice, how to fly on my own. After more than 10 years of daily practice I felt that I had something original to pass on and I started teaching in 2012.
The path of the mind: Having sufficiently purified my body, I realized that the next step of my inner search must be done by the understanding of the mind. In 2005 I did my first Vipassana meditation course, taught by S.N. Goenka according to the tradition of the Burmese master Sayagyi U Bha Kin. Vipassana means "to see reality as it is". By practicing vipassana, one starts to understand how to purify the mind, and how to get rid of all negativity. This experience made me see myself in a totally new light. Meditating daily became obvious and changed my life. For the next ten years I went to regularly to do retreats in Vipassana centers in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Europe.
The path of the breath: the breath has always been present in my different practices. Source of the Life that animates us, link between body and mind, and gateway to Presence. Several breath control techniques have nevertheless been revealed to me since the beginning of 2020 and their intense daily practice has allowed me to access a state of Consciousness which has continued to intensify since. The breath has probably been and remains my greatest guide on this path of inner discovery. Hence my intention to focus my teaching more and more in this direction.
The 3 paths make only ONE. Path of liberation from the mind, to go back home to the Heart, and to grow in Presence, in the Realization of what I really am.