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BIOGRAPHY

Originally from France, Oriane is now living in Nairobi Kenya with her family where she teaches Yoga, organises Well-Being Safaris and runs Yoga Retreats around East Africa.
biography

Oriane holds a Diploma in International Law and a Masters Degree in Finance and Marketing. She subsequently qualified as a Yoga Instructor in 2004, and is  certified by the YOGA ALLIANCE, the Centered Yoga Institute and Follows the 500 Dharma Mittra Yoga Teacher Training. She has been practising a variety of yoga styles since the year 2000.

Her first encounter with Yoga occurred when she was living in Sri Lanka. She took it along with her when she moved to Tanzania. By experimenting different yoga approaches, Oriane came across Ashtanga Yoga in 2003 and was swept away by the power of the scientific approach of this method. She has since studied under the guidance of world-renowned teachers in India, Asia and Africa to further her understanding behind the Ashtanga philosophy.

She now follows the Classical Hatha-Raja Yoga approach of Sri Dharma Mittra. A devotional practice that emphasizes good health, a clear mind and a kind heart.  Dharma Yoga has its roots in all nine forms of yoga  and a focus on the Eights Limbs of Yoga. 


She studies daily and betters her education yearly with teachers around the world. She treasures her personal practice, including daily Asanas, Pranayama and meditation.
Oriane coaches yoga novices and advanced practitioners, and guides through Yoga Therapy to help with a variety of mind and body related issues, such as arthritis, back or hip problems, depressions, and more. Over the years she has developed a refined style and a great passion for teaching.
Oriane’s teaching is designed to quiet the mind and inspire the body through soft music, movement and breath. She creates a variety of flows for dynamic classes, and a mix of breathing exercises as well as recovery poses for softer practices.

With a compelling desire to inspire others, she brings an artistic spirit, an athletic background, and spontaneous humour to her classes. She helps students connect with their bodies in a graceful, accepting manner and describes her teaching style as an intuitive yoga which emerges directly from her feelings and the one of her students.
Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river