Sylvie has been a yoga instructor and wellness guide for over 30 years. Her teaching and holistic wellness approach integrates her extensive experience in the fields of yoga, ayurveda, meditation, breath work , energy healing and indigenous plant medicine. Some of her most influential teachers include Dr. Vasant Lad, Yogi Amrit Desai, Yogi Bhajan, Dr. Tom Goode, Marshall Govindan, Wim Hof, and Ramanand Patel.
Her love of yoga and the healing arts continues to inspire her studies and adventures around the globe. In her classes, she draws on the wisdom of yoga, pranayama (breathing) and ayurveda to guide all levels of students toward the realization and manifestation of their highest potential.
Sylvie holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She studied ayurveda at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico under Dr. Vasant Lad. She is an Ayurvedic counselor and a certified instructor of the Amrit Yoga Method – a hatha yoga based, kundalini yoga inspired practice created by Sri Yogi Amrit Desai, the founder of Kripalu and Amrit Yoga.
The Amrit Yoga practice has a spiritual focus to reveal the inner dimension of Yoga. This hatha – kundalini based yoga practice strengthens and aligns the energies of the body/mind/heart/spirit and awakens kundalini – the potent evolutionary life force energy within.
The Amrit Yoga kundalini practice has a spiritual focus to awaken one's consciousness and highest potential.
It is a comprehensive system that has it's roots in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. It creates strength, vitality, inner-calm, stability, centeredness, mental clarity, emotional well-being and meditative awareness through the integrative practice of the Eight-limbs of Yoga:
✦ Yama: universal ethics
✦ Niyama: personal observances
✦ Asana: physical postures
✦ Pranayama: breath
✦ Pratyahara: withdrawal of the senses
✦ Dharana: concentration
✦ Dhyana: meditation
✦ Samadhi: tranquility, spiritual illumination, union in one's Divine Source