Arne Espejel

Authorized Level 2 Teacher in the tradition of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois.

Arne discovered Ashtanga Yoga in 2003. Five years later, he travelled to Mysore, India to practice and pay his respects to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Since then, he has gone back yearly to Mysore for further studies with R. Sharath Jois and Saraswathi Jois, the grandson and daughter of Guruji. Arne is now learning Advanced A series under their direct guidance.

In 2010, Arne received the blessings of the Jois family and was authorized to teach both the Primary and the full Intermediate Series. Being one of the select few to receive this privilege, Arne would like to teach and help his students develop a Self-Practice. It is his firm belief that Self-Practice is a great beginning to help each individual on their journey towards the knowledge of oneself.

Arne has developed Mysore programs and teaches regularly in South East Asia, in places such as the Philippines, Indonesia,    Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam.
He recently started to teach ongoing programs in Switzerland and Spain in Europe, and in the Middle East, in Beirut, Lebanon.

Whenever is possible he does the same in his home town, when he visits his family in Mexico City.

 

 

Esther Chang

 

Serve. Love. Give. This is Esther’s life mantra.

With humble beginnings as a Jivamukti teacher at the former Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City, Esther currently teaches at various Jivamukti Yoga Schools and affiliate studios in Los Angeles, Paris, and Beirut. When she’s not teaching you can find her volunteering as an HIV/AIDS counselor, providing Reiki as a hospice volunteer, or producing skateboard plays around the globe, most recently in Palestine.

Esther’s experience as a practitioner and karma yogi informs her vision for students taking her class; one in which she desires to connect with others on their own path to a more compassionate, more mindful relationship to their community, to the natural world, and to themselves.

Esther is deeply grateful for the teachings of yoga and the guidance of her teachers Rima Rabbath, Sharon Gannon, and Deepak Chopra.

 

 

Maria Pamoukian

 

With over 7 years of teaching experience, Maria strives to provide a safe and playful environment in her classes, allowing people to explore the practice with compassion and non-judgment. Infused with positive energy, full engagement with every student, and a dedication to the practice itself, Maria’s classes are challenging, always filled with valuable instruction and insight.

She integrates ancient wisdom, modern life, and a lot of humor into every class, and everyone, with no exception, is welcome. She continues to study and learn as often as she can, and is grateful for all her teachers, especially Jules Febre. Maria is also a health coach, helping people design a lifestyle focused on health and well-being.

Drawing from her own personal and professional experiences across careers and countries, she is always inspired to serve and be of benefit to everyone she encounters. She lives in Beirut with her two cats and dog.

 

 

Dalal Harb

 

“A Woman In Process”, Dalal Harb is an accumulation of experiences and states that led her to be the human she is today: a yoga teacher, a journalist, and a fervent wellness advocate.

Born to the mountains of Tannourine, Dalal graduated as a communicator and worked as such for the past 12 years in Lebanon and abroad. Her passion towards yoga led her to become a yoga teacher after receiving her training at the Bikram Yoga College of India in San Diego, USA, in 2009.

Lebanon, Dubai and Paris welcomed her classes eagerly until she realized that her body, mind and soul needed to regain zeal and knowledge. She enrolled in for the 4‐month course of Yogic Studies at the Bihar Yoga School in India. Back to Lebanon, to her inner roots, Dalal becomes a member of The Syndicate of the Yoga Teachers in Lebanon (syt‐lb.com) and founds the Beirut Yoga Festival (beirutyogafestival.com), in 2014.

Dalal is passionately committed to promoting wellness, harmonious and balanced living, and a back‐to‐the‐roots philosophy in order to help others reach greater mind clarity and inspirational living.

 

 

Lina Shuman

 

Began her journey into yoga over 20 years ago out of her mother’s passion about yoga. Student & teacher of Iyengar & Satyananda yoga traditions, she’s been giving classes for over a decade, running her own yoga studio, organizing yoga retreats and workshops locally & internationally.

By combining the Eastern philosophies of yoga and meditation with our very active Western lifestyle, and through her own personal experiences, she can relate to students, lovingly sharing with them and giving them the teachings of yoga, while seeing them harvest the transforming effects on their bodies and minds. Lina is the only Iyengar teacher in Lebanon.

 

 

 

Serene Abouljebine.

 

Serene is a Certified Yin, Meditation, and Breathwork instructor with more than 500 hours of Teacher Trainings accomplished with various Masters including: Dharma Mitra, Andrei Ram, Travis Elliot, and Niraj. I use these tools to support people in their quest for balance, strength, focus and flexibility along their path towards wellbeing and spiritual growth.

 

 

                                                  

Nada Rassoul

                            

Nada believes in embodying what you teach, having experienced the benefits of the ancient techniques she pursued a decade of learning alternative therapies and healing modalities.Nada is an accredited family constellations therapist, 500 hr RYT, specializing in Kundalini yoga, advanced crystal healer and Reiki master. Teaching and practicing her work between the Uk and Lebanon.

 

 

 

 

Diana Farhat

 

Diana Farhat is a Hatha and Rainbow kids yoga teacher. Along with other passions, Yoga is her main. She began her career as a kindergarten school teacher and taught for 6 years. Diana had a chance to volunteer at many youth centers in Montreal, Canada and then travelled to India and took a course on Ayurvedic therapy and nutrition and has been educating people on the emotional effects of food along side catering.

Diana continues to explore herself as she deepens her journey of energy healing while sharing her love for yoga and food to all ages as she teaches in many centers in Lebanon. Giving meditation and yoga classes – Diana shares her love for yoga with all ages and families.

 

 

Kaline Aoun

 

Kaline started her yoga practice 8 years ago after a dance injury prompting her to practice yoga as an alternative form of exercise. Her yoga practice became her inspiration to a personal transformation leading her to resign from her HR career to pursue her passion in Yoga.

In 2014, she became a certified Vinyasa Teacher and 2 years later she obtained her Yin Yoga certification. This year she has completed an advanced Yin Teacher training in NYC and has also become a certified Therapeutic Yoga teacher, which incorporated different styles of yoga, breath work, meditation, anatomy, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. She is constantly developing her practice and deepening her understanding in the teachings of Yoga enabling her to share this knowledge and experience with her students.

Kaline is also a Reiki II practitioner, awakening the intuitive energy that helps her connect with every living being around her.