Who are we?
I discovered yoga a few years back while I was working in Brazil. I realized yoga was much more than "just" a way to relax, and it has become for me not only a real athletic endeavour (come try out a Power Yoga class - you'll understand...) but also tool which I use to increase my well-being on several levels: personal (to quiet my mind before a difficult rock climbing route), professional (to deal with stressful projects) and emotional (to become a better person, calmer and more empathetic).
I participated in the creation of La Bulle Yoga, to help this colourful and accessible studio become a reality. Our goal was to introduce yoga to other Lyonnais, but also to provide a space for more advanced yogis to practice.
At La Bulle, I am responsible for supervising the works in the space, for assisting with financing, and helping to find the right persons to help us on various subjects. Apart from La Bulle, I work at La Cordée, a coworking space (which we prefer to call a "working community") which unites people of various backgrounds in spaces to work and share experiences.
I came to yoga a little by chance, while looking for a physical activity I could easily practice when I need to travel for work. I first practiced in Canada (my home country), and then in France, favouring particularly Vinyasa or Jivamukti yoga. In time, yoga became the perfect supplemental activity to my other athletic endevours, while also giving me the keys to new breathing and concentration techniques that I use in my everyday life. And I keep finding in yoga new challenges, new poses to discover!
In creating La Bulle, we wanted to open in Lyon a yoga studio offering a great variety of classes and types of yoga, for everyone and at any time (well, almost...), in a welcoming space where both beginners and advanced yogis can find their "bubble".
At La Bulle, I participated in the genesis of the project and the opening of our beautiful space. I help with the blog, the boutique and the strategic decisions. In my day job, I am an in-house counsel for a renewable energy company - another topic which I am passionate about (and also good for my karma!).