Every Thursday

  • 7-8 pm: Yoga for Adults
  • Private classes (contact me for more information)

Coming soon:

  • 9-10 am: Movement for Carers & Toddlers
  • 4-5 pm: Creative Dance for Children (7-9 years old)
  • 5.30-6.30 pm: Yoga for Children (9-12 years old)

Other classes

As a freelance dance teacher and Yoga instructor, I also give classes at the Fleur de Vie Yoga studio in Saint-Sulpice.

About me

Movement has always been an essential part of my life, and it is therefore quite naturally that I decided to move to London, at the age of 21, to study contemporary and community dance at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. I then went on to complete my Yoga instructor training with It’s Yoga International and am now working as a freelance dance practitioner and Yoga instructor. These two practices can, I believe, bring balance, build confidence in oneself and in others, and foster creativity, and I seized every opportunity I had to teach in a variety of contexts ranging from dance schools and Yoga studios in the UK and in Switzerland to institutions for visually impaired children, refugee camps, and centers for migrants.

I had of course been dancing before moving to London already and mainly took classes in three different schools in Switzerland. At the École de Danse Helia, where I started as a child, I was introduced to creative and contemporary dance by Hélène Pochelon and was able to start developing my performing experience. My journey then took me to the Centre de Danse de l’Ouest Lausannois, where I took hip hop classes for several years. This not only allowed me to strengthen my moving ease and body language but also my stage presence, as I was given the opportunity to take part in numerous shows, performances and contests.

It is however at the École de Danse de la Côte that I truly started developing and strengthening my knowledge and skills. For seven years, I took ballet, modern, jazz, and choreography classes there on an almost daily basis. I performed and choreographed many pieces and was able to join the semi-professional Ballet de la Côte, directed by two former Béjart Ballet Lausanne lead dancers. I was also given the opportunity to teach different types of dance to groups of all ages (although the majority of them were children and teenagers).

These experiences all contributed to my decision to train at a professional level in the UK and, while focusing on contemporary dance, community dance, and Yoga, I also continued to study ballet, jazz, choreography, anatomy, choreology, and Pilates.

Yoga

I am a certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga instructor. This practice links dynamic sequences with calming and meditative positions in order to find a balance suitable for everyone. It was developed in the United States by Larry Schultz (student of the renowned Yogi Pattabhi Jois) and can be adjusted or modified depending on each individual’s body in order to make Yoga accessible to everyone.

In addition to teaching weekly and private Yoga classes, I set up “United Yoga” workshops to raise funds for charities working with and for refugees and migrants, mainly in Serbia and in Greece.
I truly believe in the positive outcomes of Yoga and therefore went to Greece myself to give Yoga workshops in various refugee camps in the North of the country.

Dance

Throughout my journey, I was able to learn about and train in different dance styles. I however decided to specialize in contemporary and community dance.

Bringing together many types of dance and taking place in a variety of settings, community dance is mainly defined by the values it embodies, which include particular attention paid to participants, collaboration, an inclusive practice open to everyone, and the celebration of diversity. In addition to promoting dance as an art, it also puts the emphasis on education – as well as on society.
Community dance seeks to promote mutual respect, cooperation, trust, confidence, as well as a sense of belonging and empowerment. Its aim is to make dance accessible and available to everyone and to offer a language beyond words.
As a practitioner, I chose to apply the respectful, comprehensive, inclusive and rewarding approach promoted by community dance to contemporary and creative dance teaching.

Yoga

My journey allowed me to try and learn about various dance styles. However, it is in contemporary and community dance that I eventually chose to professionalize myself.

Gathering many dance styles and happening in various places and settings, Community Dance is mainly defined by the values it embodies, including particular attention on the participants, collaboration, an inclusive practice open to everyone and the celebration of diversity. In addition to promoting dance as an art, it also develops education – through dance; politics – bringing change to groups and individuals; society – promoting the growth of the individual and the group.

Community Dance promotes mutual respect, cooperation, and trust, thereby offering powerful tools to develop confidence (both in oneself and in others), relationships, as well as a feeling of ownership and empowerment. It seeks to bring dance to everyone and has shed light on the power that dance has to help express emotions and feelings that words cannot describe.

I chose to concentrate on contemporary and creative dance teaching, keeping the community dance’s respectful, comprehensive, inclusive and valuable approach in my practice.