Tina is the founder of Yoga Souk Beirut, and a devoted Mysore Practitioner for over 5 years.
Tina has been practicing Yoga for 12 years, she completed a YTT with Yogaworks in 2015. She henceforth continued and deeped her own practice by getting on her mat on a daily basis for the last 5 years. She says she was blessed to get to practice with so many amazing authorized teachers here at YogaSouk. In her own words: “normally we would need to travel to have such level of teachings but they were right here every morning! and the experience was priceless!”
Tina is forever grateful for the amazing opportunity she had to assist her main teacher Arne Espejel, a level II KPJAYI authorized Ashtanga teacher for several months. “His unique way of holding the room taught me so much“ and she then decided it was time to give back and share the teachings she has learned and to trasmit this practice that helps mold the body and especially the mind.”
RIMA is the source of inspiration for the brand, and the backbone of YOGA SOUK. She has been nominated amongst the “100 most influential yoga teachers in America in 2016”. She is a student of Sharon Gannon & David Life, and is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti teacher! Her rich cultural and global upbringing between Beirut, Paris and New York allows her to uniquely relate and connect with students all over the world, and to translate the spiritual world in the most accessible & approachable way. Rima is responsible for the teaching program at YOGA SOUK. Currently based in NYC, she has over 10 years of teaching experience, leads the annual Jivamukti Teacher Training, and actively participates in the apprenticeship program where she has mentored 20 teachers at the school’s hub in Union Square. www.soukofrima.com
SARAH is a global nomad, and a psychologist. In 2003 she founded Skoun, an NGO for the treatment and prevention of drug addiction in Lebanon. She then ventured in business, living in Paris and New York. She kept a regular yoga practice wherever she lived. It was only a matter of time after she had relocated to Beirut that she found the need for a space such as YOGA SOUK to exist. Her entrepreneurial spirit and contagious good vibe are the driving force behind the brand.