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Grand Ganesha, September 2022

In mindfulness, we focused on internal states, somatic experiences, mantras …
for the path of transformation necessarily passes through the body which holds everything.

Chef Anou fed us with her magical and enchanting plant-based cuisine.

Despite the cool autumn weather, the heat and light all around us …

Yoga workshop at Usine Sports Club, Geneva


Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga at
l’Usine Sports Club.

Home Studio @Plainpalais, Geneva

Monday: 10:30–12:00 | Hatha
Tuesday: 18:30–19:45 | Hatha
Thursday: 18:30–19:45 | Strala

Yoga styles

Hatha | Ashtanga | Strala
and Yoga vs. Osteoporosis

Read more about the disciplines of yoga I practice and teach.

From vigorous Ashtanga, to calming Hatha, to joyful Strala and to therapeutical yoga – yoga is not only a physical practice but a lifestyle that encompasses living in a better and more harmonious way.

About me

Ballet dancer, artist, yoga teacher. Dance and movement have been of paramount importance during my whole life.

Read more about my path to becoming a teacher. And have fun on my page with galleries and events.

Amélie’s stunning yoga practice, this summer at Côte d’Azur

Yoga, food, environment:
once again in our beloved Chalet Ganesha, with vivaveg’s exquisite chef, authentic sharing, joy, happiness, peace … in july 2021 in Champéry.

The Yoga Weekend at Chalet Ganesha, Champery, April 23-25, 2021,
was superb!

Yoga practices


Ashtanga yoga is an energetic, even athletic style, which increases strength and flexibility throughout the body. Great emphasis is placed on vigorous breathing, Ujjayi breath, holding each posture for a given number of breaths and a directed eye gaze. The postures are then linked by vinyasas, a movement that takes one from one posture to the next one. I have been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2008.

“Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Ashtanga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois”


The word Yoga, from the Sanskrit root yuj, means union or communion. The science of Yoga belongs to the ancient systems of Indian philosophy. Its ultimate goal is the union of our intention with the mechanics of the Universe.

In the word Hatha Yoga, “Ha”, means the sun and “tha”, the moon. The union of this two opposites is Hatha yoga. The purpose of this practice is to balance the flow of solar and lunar energy in the human system.

Hatha Yoga for Sadhguru


Life, time, the universe, are in constant movement and impermanence is the very essence of existence. Strala yoga, is rooted in this notion, with its motto: Freedom – Space – Ease – Flow

Unlike the more static nature of Hatha yoga where one holds the asanas for a certain number of breaths,here one keeps moving from one stance to the next, carried by the endless flow of the breath of life. The goal is to build strength in a relaxed and calm manner, to explore one’s limits of range of motion, to fall and stand up again, to feel joy, to have fun.

The different sequences: Energize, Relax, Basics, Core and Gentle, bring along diverse benefits, either energizing, relieving tensions and unwinding from everyday stress.

Yoga vs. Osteoporosis

In my quest to extend my knowledge and practice, I became a certified therapist of Yoga vs. Osteoporosis following the method of the renowned Dr. Loren Fishman, in February 2017.  This method consists of 12 yoga poses that actually build bone in healthy people as well as those with osteopenia or osteoporosis.

Hence, I offer a 6-week course and/or regular classes of Yoga vs. Osteoporosis.  Considering the sedentary lives we lead, this course is ideal for the aging baby boomers.

About me

I have been a student of yoga for the past over 20 years, having come to the practice in search of the therapeutic benefits my own body required as a professional dancer. During the course of my practice, I not only healed and gained agility; I cultivated a way of living and discovered a passion.

In my years of dancing I already had a vivid interest for kinesiology and anatomy and have been deepening my understanding of the mechanical functions of the body and the strong therapeutic potential of yoga prior to my first Yoga Teacher Training in 2008. Since then I’ve been teaching yoga in Geneva. Numerous trainings followed, anatomy and physiology being my primal interest.

I am an Ashtanga based certified teacher.  My teachers are Paul Dallaghan and Marc Darby, themselves students of Pattabhi Jois. I practice only 2 series and am utterly content with that.

And then, throughout the years our practice transforms, as one goes through stages, transformations, evolution.

Strala yoga has been also a regular companion, since my teachers training with the beautiful Tara Stiles. I love the movement and playfulness of her style, the dance like fluidity and grace.

As I get more experienced I increasingly get more drawn to the therapeutical aspects of Hatha yoga.

Lucinda Miranda Santos