Born and raised in the South of France, I have always been a physically active person. I danced for 10 years and spent summers swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, the nearby lake, or hiking and biking in the hills. Despite my interest in other physical activity, Bikram Yoga is the best form of exercise I have ever done and is a constant practice in my life. It’s challenging, entertaining, and exhilarating, and there is always, always, always room for improvement.
The physical benefits are tremendous, but they are not the main reason why I still love it. This practice helps me fight depression and attention deficiency. It allows me to be happy and live life in the present moment. When I practice, my worries don’t seem so important. Time disappears, and the present moment takes over.
I decided to go to teacher training at age 23 because I thought the practice was too much of a treasure to not be widely shared. I am extremely happy to be part of the Pure Yoga community, as a student and instructor. I love teaching as much as practicing, and seeing others experiencing the tremendous mental and physical benefits of the yoga is what gives meaning to my life.
After living in the south of France, I moved to Paris, where I went to college and started practicing and teaching Bikram yoga. Following my heart, I moved to California and taught in Berkeley, CA for 5 years. I am now starting graduate school, majoring in Public health, at the University of Texas at Austin. I am beyond honored and happy to become a Purist, and I am excited to become a French Austinite!