International Yoga Instructor
Photo : Marina Betoulle
Certified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance RYT 200, Federation of Green Yoga®)
Certified Warrior Yoga Teacher (Ariusyoga. Aria Crescendo).
Certified practicioner and coach in ayurvedic medecine, Reiki Usui.
Advanced Moon Mother (womb blessings), certified coach in the awakening of the divine feminine (Wild Woman Sisterhood), in hosting women's circles and Moon Lodges and founder and author of the French Facebook Community Féminité Sacrée.
Essential oils coach and doTERRA Wellness Advocate.
Sonia's Yogic Path
Originally from France and now relocated on the Canarian Island of Tenerife, Sonia has discovered yoga about 18 years ago and has been teaching yoga in different yoga studios in Paris and the parisian area for almost 6 years now.
Sonia currently mainly teaches Vinyasa, Hatha and Warrior yoga classes in Tenerife and occasionnally in France.
Sonia has first started practicing Ashtanga Yoga with Gérald Disse and Linda Munro in Paris, after what she left for India (Mysore) in order to deepen her practice with Ajay Kumar, who was himself teached by some of the greatest Ashtanga yoga Masters, BNS Iyengar as well as Pattabhi Jois.
On her path, Sonia has also crossed the road of reknown international yogis such as Tara Stiles, Aria Crescendo and Gus Forristal, who have highly inspired and influenced her practice.
After years of practicing Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga, Sonia came across Iyengar yoga, the original yoga, as teached and transmitted by B.K.S. Iyengar. Soon after, Sonia completed her yoga teacher training with Céline Miconnet (Himayoga), who received herself teaching from B.K.S Iyengar in India, and became a Yoga Alliance (RYT 200) and Green Yoga certified teacher.
This solid background in Iyengar yoga allows now Sonia to infuse her teaching with a rigorous practice focused on body alignement and mixing all of the yogic practices that have influenced her style throughout the years.
After her certification, Sonia was able to explore all the benefits of yoga during prenatal and postnatal condition, during and after giving birth to her son a few years ago.
Yoga has then taken a whole new dimension, allowing her to prepare her body for pregnancy and birth and recover easily after birth in an astonishing quick period of time.
Sonia is currenly continuing her training with the famous teacher Aria Crescendo (Healthy Warriors, Ariusyoga) and is a certified Warrior Yoga Teacher. Warrior Yoga is a dynamic an cardio based yoga that facilitates the elimination of toxins through breathing and flowing movements. This style of yoga helps you to empower your inner warrior, to step out of your confort zone and to learn how to get rid of unnecessary fears. This method helps to progress quickly in your physical and spiritual practice.
Sonia's Yoga style
Warrior Yoga is the type of yoga Sonia enjoys teaching the most and has become her main practice and teaching.
Sonia provides also group Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes, sometimes infused by bits and pieces of Ashtanga practice. She also teaches more restaurative and soft styles of yoga, such as Yin Yoga or Iyengar Yoga.
Through her various teaching experiences at different yoga studios located in the parisian region, and whatever type of yoga Sonia teaches, she has created her very own style of yoga, encompassing, in addition to Asanas (postures), mind calming breathing techniques (called Pranayama), sacred chants (Mantras), meditation and energetic work through massages.
Sonia's yoga style is influenced by this life long path and accumulation of knowledge and experiences, that she brings on the mat in a very intuitive and personal way, by checking in with each student's energy and by adapting her teaching to each student's needs and body.
Classes are available to all levels (unless the class is specifically designed for more advanced students). Sonia will guide you with care and compassion through your practice, while staying in tune with your body's wisdom and in connection with your full presence, consciousness and awareness.
Services on Tenerife Island
- BEACH YOGA
For now, Sonia is mainly providing Beach yoga classes.
Twice a week you will find Sonia on San Andres Beach (near Santa Cruz de Tenerife) for morning Warrior Beach Yoga classes. Check out this page for more information.
- GROUP CLASSES
Group classes in studio are coming soon. More info to come.
- PRIVATE CLASSES
On demand, Sonia teaches also private classes. If you wish to book for a private class or for a smaller private group class, please book here.
All classes are mainly held in English, but can also be led in French and German if needed. Classes in Spanish are coming soon, as Sonia is still working on her Spanish :)
* OTHER SERVICES
Sonia is also certified in ayurvedic medecine from the Pune University in India and in Reiki Usui.
She is also a an advanced Moon Mother (womb blessings) and a certified coach for the awakening of the divine feminine (Wild Woman Sisterhood).
For more information on all of her private holistic services (reiki, quantum coaching, womb blessings, tarot/oracle readings, please click on the following: link.
Go and check also her Etsy shop Indigo Cosmic Art, if you want to have a look at her art and creations.
Finally, Sonia is an essential oil coach and doTERRA Wellness Advocate. For any queries on doTERRA essential oils, please contact her or go to her doTERRA website, if you wish to place an order or get enrolled as a doTERRA member.