Sarah first began practicing yoga 10 years ago, with Jouhaina Dib in Beirut. In 2010, after 10 years of working in theatre, she enrolled in a four-year yoga teacher training at the Ecole Française de Yoga in Paris. During her training, Sarah gave regular classes and workshops in various studios (BeYoga, YogaTime, Yoga&Zen), for adults, kids, pregnant women and people with injuries. In late 2014, she returned to Lebanon and taught in many places, until she founded Hamsa Yoga Space. Sarah also works with the IMOVE Foundation, teaching yoga and mindfulness to refugees and victims of trauma. She has recently trained to become a childbirth and postnatal doula with Developing Doulas in the UK.
Throughout her yoga training, Sarah has had the honour to meet teachers from several lineages: she was inspired by the precise alignment instructions of Iyengar Yoga with Jacqui Brookes, Angelika Grohmann and Donna Farhi; she enjoyed the repetitive sequencing and physical challenge of Mysore-style Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Kia Naddermier; she developed her philosophical knowledge as well as her breathing capacity with Kausthub Desikachar and Boris Tatzky, students of TKV Desikachar; she challenged herself with intensive silent meditation retreats in the Vipassana tradition, and in the Zen tradition with Jacques Castermane.
Lougal Jazzar started practicing yoga with Claire Nohra, a student of André Van Lysebeth. His dedication to this practice led him to leave his job as a financial consultant and become a full time yoga teacher. He has attended workshops all over the world and completed five yoga teacher trainings, including the Sarah Powers Yin/Yang Yoga Teacher training. He is greatly influenced by tantric philosophy and is currently being instructed in Tantra and Kundalini Kriya Yoga by Swami Anandakapila Saraswati. His recent interest in Natha Yoga also lead him to study with French instructor Christian Tikhomiroff.
Lougal focuses on awareness and internal work during the performance of asanas (postures) and clearly outlines the difference between yoga and other forms of exercise. Meditation and pranayama (breath control) are emphasized within his classes.
Sandy’s yoga journey began with a yearning to explore her inner-self and to find a way of life that would balance her need for science and spirituality. After developing a keen interest in yoga, she decided to leave her advertising job, pack up her bags and join the Bihar School of Yoga in India for a 4-month residential course in advanced Yogic Studies. The inner transformation she experienced during and after the course awakened a need to spread the power of Yoga, leading her to enroll in the 200-hour TTC in the Satyanandashram Hellas in Greece. Sandy is also one of the organizers of the Beirut Yoga Festival.
Lama stumbled upon her first Yoga class at the age of 17 and has been dedicated to the practice ever since. Eager to share this passion with everyone around her, two years later she received her RYT200 certification from YogaWorks in summer 2015. In 2016, Lama travelled to India and received her RYT300 certification at Kranti Yoga in Goa. It is there that she cultivated a devotion to the Ashtanga yoga practice and studied techniques of myofascial release. Through her energetic and dynamic classes, Lama aims to translate the life-changing power of the Yoga practice. Every balanced sequence articulates the calmness, peace, and strength she hopes to instill in her students. Her aim through teaching is to accentuate the constructive potential of conscious living in our accelerated contemporary time. You’re guaranteed to leave her class tranquil, happy, and with more friends than you walked in with.
Romy started yoga 4 years ago after a cancer treatment, and she experienced the difference yoga can make in creating a healing path between the body and the mind in life. After a short while she quit her job as a Cambridge international examiner and business English teacher and got trained by Yoga 108 school to teach different sequences of yoga; hatha, lunar, kriya and meditation, and feminine yogini. In her classes she focuses on the right breathing during asanas to highlight the relation between the mind, the body and the breath. She also combines pranayama and guided contemplations during classes, especially during initial and final relaxations.