About me

Ayurvedic Massage:

2017-2018 :

  • Ayurvedic Massage Therapist Diploma - Atreya Abhyanga® method with Atreya Smith (EIVS - European Institute of Vedic Studies, Switzerland/France).
  • Diploma in Ayurvedic Massage for Pregnant Women and Babies  (EIVS)
  • Ayurvedic Massage Abhyanga Course (Yoga & Ayurveda Health/Curcuma France)

Yoga:

2018-2020 : Training in progress with Ron van der Post Yoga School (Holland/France).

 

Ayurveda:

2018 – 2019 : Ayurvedic Practitioner course in progress with Atreya Smith (European Institute of Vedic Studies, Switzerland/France).


Caroline:

Namaskar!

 

Here is a little bit about me :-)

 

I've lived in 8 different countries and over 30 different homes. From country to country and job to job I became super adaptable and yet totally lost - who was I really?  In 2015 I moved to the French Alps, and after years of working in London this change of rhythm and lifestyle enabled me to take a step back on life. Yoga flooded into the space that opened up before me - and I finally felt closer to my true nature. So after 10 years of working in corporate settings, I decided to step off course and dedicate myself to well-being activities namely yoga and ayurveda.  

 

My journey on the yoga path started in 2008 in Poland. My mom offered to take me to one of her classes, and given that I was impressed by her ability to do a shoulderstand, my curiousity gave in and I went along with her. A year later, I was in Belgium on an internship at the European Commission and my cousin introduced me to her Iyengar teacher and classes. Following a work related move to Peru, I discovered Ashtanga yoga with Suraya Sam. I was lucky to practice regularly and participate in her mountain retreats. Back in London, I searched for something that would ground me and tried out various studios and styles - Hot Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Hatha.

 

It was finally when I moved to France that I met my good friend and teacher Irene van der Post, who introduced me to her practice and the International Bramrishi Mission tradition- a Maha Yoga tradition dating back 700 years. I finally found my match as Irene's classes beautifully balanced meditation, learning, postures and breathing. I found balance between the body, mind and soul. Through Irene, I met her uncle - Ron van der Post and after Irene's move to Dubai, our group was left to its own devices. After Ron's January 2017 retreat, we decided to create a non-profit called Sadhana which would enable us all to practice and go on the yoga path together with the teachings of Bramrishi Bawra and Swami Yogananda. Since that moment, I knew I was finally on the right track.

 

I discovered ayurveda after a yoga retreat in the Himalayas. Back in France, I took the plunge and signed up for the massage course. Massage has been a part of my life since I was little, and this method was right in line with my yoga practice. I studied the Atreya Abhyanga® method with teachers who trained with Atreya Smith -  Linda Bengaouer et Marie-Angèle Bonato. In addition, from September 2018 I am training to become an Ayurvedic practitioner. 

 

Today, I spend my time organising various activities around yoga and ayurveda, such as yoga trainings and retreats in English and French. I am also blessed to have two wonderful sisters, and together we organise summer yoga retreats in our Dordogne summer house.

 

Here below are some photos of some of these activities.

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