OUR YOGA STUDIO

Our yoga school “Yogashala” exists since 1996.

In a bright, welcoming and spacious studio, equipped with all the supports necessary for the practice according, the B.K.S Iyengar teaches, our team of certified teachers offers courses to small groups of different levels and according to their abilities, physical conditions and at all ages.
Therapeutic applications for particular conditions, rules, pregnancy, back problems, knees, shoulder, neck etc. are also taken into account.
Cloakrooms and toilets are at your disposal.
Carpets, blankets, and all the practice equipment are loaned to you but you can bring your own personal rug if you wish.

CERTIFIED TEACHERS

To make the right choice according to your needs and your expectations, and to have to put your confidence, your health and your mental well-being under the direction of a competent and experienced person, do not hesitate to make test courses in several places. Don’t hesitate to question the teacher about his training, his pedagogical experience and his referents: teachers and teachers who initiated him and still follow his progress and his experience If qualified, he will generally be proud of his background and will not be evasive; it’s not enough to be a little flexible to teach yoga!
Also find out about the biography and experience of his teachers and their credibility. Beware of self-taught improvising teachers. Many teachers from other schools come to take lessons from us, take some recipes to decorate their own courses by sometimes quoting us or not, without having followed a rigorous training. Out of respect and loyalty to our teachers, we do not allow the mixing of genres in our school. All courses are taught according to the same methodology.

All teachers at the center are rigorously trained according to very specific criteria, as everywhere else in the world are certified teachers of this method.

This discipline is the guarantee of the quality of the classes that are ensured and the safety of the students. Similarly, the levels of course participants are well defined and separated.

A teacher of the Iyengar method must be in good standing with the Iyengar French Yoga Association, hold an up-to-date certificate and the logo and must continually continue to train. This is the assurance of a serious teacher with the right training and the rigorous criteria of a professional association. A Iyengar teacher must have followed very diligently at least 3 years (usually a lot more) of regular courses before he can only start a basic training that lasts at least 3 years.

OUR TEACHERS

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STÉPHANE LALO

FOUNDER AND TEACHER CERTIFIED ADVANCED J 3

Having met yoga in 1973, he spent several years in Vipassana meditation centers and yoga ashrams, experimenting with different schools and practicing Aikido. He discovers and decides to devote himself exclusively to the practice of the Iyengar method in 1985.

After studying osteopathy, and long stays in India, at the Pune Institute with the Iyengar family, or B.K.S Iyengar gives him inspiration and permission to teach it; he moved and taught yoga in Marseille in 1990 and founded the Iyengar Yoga Center in Marseille in 1996.

He is a graduate level teacher “Advanced J 3 by B.K.S. and Geeta Iyengar at the Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India, where he has continued to visit each year for several months since 1989, also attending general and therapy classes. Member of the technical committee of A.F.Y.I. From 2004 to 2014, he also trained teachers since 2007 and regularly runs internships in France and abroad.

He teaches in French and English.

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KAREN LONG

Junior 3 Certified Teacher

Karen Long, originally from England, studied art and design and started yoga in 1986. This experience greatly impressed her and helped her cope with the pressures of the fashion professional environment in which she worked.

This experience greatly impressed her and helped her cope with the pressures of the fashion professional environment in which she worked. She made the decision years later to teach it and was certified in 2003 then Junior 3 in 2014. She has been teaching since 2003 in London, England. She has worked extensively with the therapeutic aspects of yoga. She has taught at several yoga schools in London, including the Iyengar Institute of Maiden Vale and has been teaching at the Center in Marseille since 2015 in French and English.

After major hip surgery, she became particularly interested in the therapeutic aspects of yoga. She sometimes continues to work on art projects and films.

ISABELLE VAAS

Junior 3 Certified Teacher

Isabelle Vass, half of English origin, grew up in England, Spain and lived in several cities of France. Attracted primarily by the spirituality of yoga, she discovered Iyengar yoga in 2001, at the age of 18 in Montpellier. After a few years of interruption, she returned to yoga in Brussels in 2008 and has been intensely involved since then. After finishing her studies in Political Science, she worked for a few years in the art world before taking administrative exams. She continues to devote herself to her passion during her free time. She moved to Marseille in 2010, where she was trained to teach by Stéphane Lalo, and teaches courses since 2014 at the Center de Marseille, in French, English and Spanish. A stay in Pune in 2015 and several internships have expanded since his vision of yoga.

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SOLENE COIGNARD

Junior 3 Certified Teacher

After studying classical and contemporary dance in Paris, Solène discovered the practice of Iyengar yoga with Mathilde Cegarra in Brussels and then continued studying with Willy Bok and Rita Poelvoorde. She began her teacher training in 2012 with Willy Bok and obtained her certification in 2016.

She will teach a year at the Iyengar Yoga Center in Brussels before leaving to live in Los Silos, on the Canary Islands.

She owns a D.U. in Anatomy and Functional Analysis of the Movement (Blandine Calais Germain method) and is currently undertaking training as a Pharmacy Trainer in the Herblore-Pharmacy Fr. Blaize in Marseille.

She is now continuing her training with Stéphane Lalo.

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JEAN CLAUDE VALIENTE

Certified teacher base 2

Jean-Claude Valiente, a physics teacher, has been practicing yoga since 2008, completed his training with Stéphane Lalo and is certified Base II.

“Ayant dès le plus jeune âge pratiqué des activités sportives, mais lassé de l’esprit de compétition régnant dans ces activités, j’ai rencontré le yoga au Centre de yoga Iyengar de Marseille en 2008.

Moved by rigor, precision, energy, subtlety and tranquility, the practice of Yoga Iyengar has become obvious. I completed the regular courses with many internships. Experiencing the benefits of this practice daily, I want to discover and share this ancient art. “

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ANNE BAUDIER

Certified teacher base 2

Anne discovered yoga in 1999, with Bernadette De Gasquet, as a midwife. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2005; she has followed many internships with French and foreign teachers. She stayed in India in August 2013 in Dehradun and RIMYI in Pune in February 2017.

Taking advantage of the cessation of her professional activity, she completed her teacher training with Gabi Doron and Stéphane Lalo in Marseille and was certified Base II in November 2017.

GABRIELLE LUCZYNSKI

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Gabrielle découvre le yoga Iyengar en 1994 dans lequel elle retrouve une  méthode intelligente et fine dans sa manière d’appréhender le corps et l’esprit de façon harmonieuse et équilibrée.

En 2017, elle obtient sa certification à l’enseignement base 2 après sa formation avec Stéphane Lalo. 

 

Psychologue de l’Education Nationale, elle travaille auprès d’enfants et adolescents. Elle est convaincue des bienfaits du yoga pour aider les plus jeunes à développer leur intelligence dans la perception de leur corps et dans l’observation de leur esprit. Son souhait de sensibiliser à la pratique du yoga dès le plus jeune âge l’a amenée à suivre une formation à  l’enseignement du yoga Iyengar auprès des enfants et adolescents. 

STEFANIA SPINA

in training base 2

Stefania, d’origine italienne, obtient en 2016 une licence en Arts du spectacle-pédagogie de la danse à l’université de Nice. 

Après avoir obtenu un master 1 en éducation supérieure professeur des écoles, elle se forme à la pédagogie Montessori à Paris.

Parallèlement à ses études  elle se dédie à son autre passion, le yoga .

Depuis 2017, elle vit à Marseille où elle est institutrice à l’école Montessori de Marseille et en formation Base II avec Stéphane Lalo à l’école de Yoga Iyengar. 

LONG TRAINING

A basic level 2 is only granted for a teacher to start teaching. There are several successive levels in the teacher evaluations of the Iyengar method. He has usually made several stays at the Pune Institute(having once been taking a few classes in Pune does not necessarily make you a qualified teacher).
Think of the number of years of work required to be able to learn, then to be able to teach piano, calligraphy or any other traditional art form.

The Iyengar Yoga Center in Marseille, as a non-profit organization, was created in 1996 by Stéphane Lalo, with the permission and encouragement of B.K.S. Iyengar and is accredited by the R.I.M.Yoga Institute DE PUNE to represent and disseminate his teaching. It is also a teacher training center.

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