Sarah first began practicing yoga in 2002, with Nabil Najjar and Jouhaina Dib in Beirut. In 2007, she moved to London where she studied the Iyengar Yoga principles with Jacqui Brookes and Angelika Grohmann. In 2010, she moved to Paris where she enrolled in a four-year Hatha Yoga teacher training at the Ecole Française de Yoga, with instructors such as Patrick Tomatis, Andrée Maman, Boris Tatzky, Gianna Dupont and Philippe de Fallois. During her training, she also practiced Mysore-style Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Kia Naddermier, and went on silent meditation retreats in the Vipassana tradition, and in the Zen tradition with Jacques Castermane. At the end of her training, she met internationally acclaimed author and movement therapist Donna Farhi, and has been studying with her on a yearly basis ever since.
After her teacher training, Sarah gave regular classes and workshops in various Parisian yoga studios, for adults, kids, pregnant women and people with injuries. In late 2014, she returned to Lebanon where she founded Hamsa Yoga Space. Sarah has also adapted her practice after several injuries, and during pregnancy.
After experiencing a car crash which resulted in serious injury, Jean turned to yoga as a way to overcome the pain and begin the healing process. In this journey, Jean decided to travel to India to become a yoga instructor so that he could pass on its positive effects to others. Today, as a certified instructor in Hatha Yoga, Jean tries to preserve the true essence of traditional yoga which goes beyond the physical aspects. Each week, Jean’s sessions will focus on a different intention, flowing between yoga and meditation, aiming to raise awareness and achieving growth.
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 Satyanandasharam Hellas in Greece. Sandy is also one of the organizers of the Beirut Yoga Festival.
Tatiana began practicing yoga 10 years ago with Lougal Jazzar and Dr Hisham Nasr. She has completed her 500hr teacher training with Samantha Howick and has been teaching group and private classes for the last 5 years. She also taught in refugee camps with the International Medical Corps. Tatiana is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate teacher, who conveys a beautiful and uplifting energy in her classes.
Fanny started yoga in 2006 at the Sivananda Yoga center in Beirut and at the Shiva Lila center and has been passionate about yoga ever since. She studied with Samantha Howick at the One Yoga Academy and graduated in Raja Yoga and Vedanta Philosophy (Canadian Yoga Alliance certified teacher). She also attended various workshops, notably in Iyengar Yoga with Aziza Dadfar and Lina Shuman and in meditation at the Satyananda Yoga Ashram in Greece.
Fanny's classes are a mix of gentle Vinyasas and Hatha Yoga aiming at leaving you with a feeling of expansion, alignment and well-being.