Murielle’s yoga journey began in London early 90’s when she discovered a old yoga book in a second hand shop. It ignited a deep interest for this practice that led to attending regular classes over the years experimenting with different styles like Hatha, Iyengar and Prana Flow, she certified as a Yoga Teacher in 2004 at International Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Ashram.
She first came across Yin Yoga in London following some teaching of Sarah Powers in 2006 then a training with Victor Chng in 2009 and until now with Paul and Suzee Grilley (Founder of Yin Yoga) in Singapore, Kho Samui and California deepening her understanding and practice in this form of yoga, she still develop and expand her knowledge on the spiritual path with her natural and discerning intuition. Murielle continue to experiment Yin-Yoga on a daily basis to grasp and realize the value of the practice on the 3 different dimension of her being (physical, energetic and mental…)
She is naturally drawn to a meditative and contemplative approach, after studying Vajrayana “The Diamond Way” for over 5 years in London, Murielle feel innately connected to the Buddha teaching rather than any particular school, adopting the practice of Yin Yoga to implement her aspiration and research on the spiritual path. Her approach is gentle and compassionate focusing on the breath, letting go and letting be, which encompass so well the essence of the Yin-Yoga practice.
She has also studied Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Pujiastuti Sindhu and offers a safe class environment to bring a sense of well being and connection during this important transition time of childbearing.
Presently based in South-East Asia Murielle has been teaching for the past years in different Yoga venue to students from all walks of life and assist Sebastian in all the different Yoga events.
Studying Yoga internationally in Europe and Asia since 1995, his personal journey through Yoga started with Ashtanga, Hatha and Yin-Yoga
For more than 25 years, Sebastian has practiced Martial Art, Shiatsu, Yoga and Meditation, refining and stabilizing his research to the study of Yin-Yoga as a foundation, to sustain and promote a holistic life-style while cultivating and developing a tranquil mind. Combining western anatomy and meridians theory approach, the practice of Yin Yoga come to be a potent healing, and psycho-spiritual system.
Discovering Yin Yoga in London with Sarah Powers in 2006 at Triyoga Studio, Sebastian was inspired to integrate a more contemplative/meditative mind in his Yoga Practice, in 2009 he came across the training and engaging work of Victor Chng, consolidating his interest in the learning of the quiet practice. Since 2011 Sebastian continue his study under the prominent expertise and fun-loving teaching of Paul & Suzee Grilley (Founder of Yin-Yoga) assisting them in her last training in Thailand (February 2014).
With extensive trainings in yogic disciplines and interest in Eastern philosophy, Sebastian’s teaching blends both Yin & Yang sequence with guided breath-work and meditation to create sessions that range from intense and vigorous to relaxing and deeply meditative.
Sebastian’s teaching is enhanced by 8 years of experience as a body therapist (Qualified Shiatsu Practitioner), and 10 years training in Martial art holding a black Belt 2nd Dan in Taido (Japanese Martial art).
Another major influence is until now the study of Buddhism, he has also sat a number of Meditation retreats in Asia ,Europe and U.S. His main enthusiasm since 2002 is the practice of Vipassana (Goenka Style) and Samatha Meditation (Ayya Khema & Pak Auk Sayadaw Method) or concentration meditation & purification of the mind. In concentration practice, we return our awareness to one object of meditation to the exclusion of everything else, thereby collecting and unifying the mind stream, Samatha practice is often referred to as “purification of mind” which can possibly lead you to experience Jhanas or (Meditative absorption).
His Yin-Yoga Workshops include “Yin-Yoga the Foundation” , ”Yin-Yoga the Meridians Series”, “The Tao of Yoga”, “Yin-Yoga the Art of Sequencing” and “Yin Yoga & Meditation” also offer 50 hours & 100 hours “Yin Yoga Teacher Training” modules.
Sebastian’s devotion for yoga is infectious, he inspires all levels from newcomers to teachers with his insightful and original approach.
Based in Asia Sebastian gives workshop throughout the continent and since the Summer 2012 teach in Europe to familiarize people with the practice and teaching of Yin Yoga.